Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 G review - Quality

Quality

To test the optical quality of the lens I shot the detailed New York skyline at three different focal lengths and at every aperture, first at its widest focal length of 16mm, then mid-way at 35mm, before the longest 55mm. Here’s the view at 16mm and I’ll show you crops from the areas marked by the red rectangles.

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 16mm f2.8 (corner crop on left, centre crop on right)

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 16mm f4 (corner crop on left, centre crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 16mm f5.6 (corner crop on left, centre crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 16mm f8 (corner crop on left, centre crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 16mm f11 (corner crop on left, centre crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 16mm f16 (corner crop on left, centre crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 16mm f22 (corner crop on left, centre crop on right)

 

 

Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 G sharpness at 35mm

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 35mm f2.8 (centre crop on left, corner crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 35mm f4 (centre crop on left, corner crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 35mm f5.6 (centre crop on left, corner crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 35mm f8 (centre crop on left, corner crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 35mm f11 (centre crop on left, corner crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 35mm f16 (centre crop on left, corner crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 35mm f22 (centre crop on left, corner crop on right)

 

 

Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 G sharpness at 55mm

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 55mm f2.8 (corner crop on left, centre crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 55mm f4 (corner crop on left, centre crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 55mm f5.6 (corner crop on left, centre crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 55mm f8 (corner crop on left, centre crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 55mm f11 (corner crop on left, centre crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 55mm f16 (corner crop on left, centre crop on right)

 

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Above: Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 at 55mm f22 (corner crop on left, centre crop on right)

 

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