Jump to content
jmc

SELP16-50 very "talkative"

Recommended Posts

Hey folks!  Perhaps someone can set me straight or double check my sanity.

Have a brand spanking new SELP16-50 lens in my Alpha ... 2 days old ... and every time I grab the camera to tinker with it and learn all the bells and whistles, that little lens talks to me ... by rattling something inside of it.

Never had any photographic equipment do this, Sony or otherwise.  What gives?  🤨

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had to go on an treasure hunt to find my SELP1650!  I haven't mounted it since buying my 35mm and 56mm primes.

Yeah, I noticed that when I zoom with the zoom ring, there's noticeable rattling.  Less rattling when using the PZ for zooming.  I also did a quick search and found similar complaints on DPReview.  So it's not just you.  The SELP1650 is a decent starting lens, but Sony doesn't put maximum effort into it.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3728156

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

oh wow didn't mean to make you work for this  😛

guess i will just put this on the ithasaproblemwithoutafix shelf and move on

pity cuz yeah it does image pretty well, stacking up nicely against some zeiss units even, and the whole camera+lens+battery package ain't that heavy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, optically the SELP1650 is a decent lens, probably gets more crap that it deserves.  When I was using in on my trip last year, I liked how it pancakes down.  Very easy to pack and carry around.  I love my two prime lenses, but compared to the kit lens they're a bit bulky, especially the Sigma 56mm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yup thats one of the reasons i grabbed the 6000 kit ... have been used to my sony tx30 for more than 6 years and that darn thing has been dropped kicked bumped etc and it still gives me sharp hires results

too bad i can't stick that thing on my telescope hence the hunt for something to deal with that but still small enough to tote around just in case my tx30 gives out

and so as long as the noisy 1650 works i will just live with it ... if some day it gives up then i can do some forensics on it and study the aspherics or something ... cuz its flat field is not that bad for something so inexpensive especially considering the image plane size

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...