John Mitchell Posted May 6, 2018 Share Posted May 6, 2018 I recently bought a new Sony a6000 with the 16-50mm kit lens. Love the camera so far, and I even like the 16-50 kit lens more than I thought I would. It is very compact and and nice and sharp in the central region, even with the 24MP sensor, making it great for casual walk-around photography. However, while I didn't expect perfection from an inexpensive kit lens like the 16-50, I am disappointed by the fact that it appears to be somewhat de-centered. The far right side of images is noticeably mushier than the left. It can get really bad with distant subjects. From what I've read online, this is a common problem with this lens, especially on the right side for some reason. People on some forums have complained that they have had the lens replaced only to find that the new copy has the same issue. Some speculate that Sony's OSS (built-in image stabilization), not decentering, might be the real culprit. My question is, should I bother going through the hassle of exchanging the lens (and most likely the camera as well) or just switch to another lens in situations where I want corner-to-corner sharpness? Any thoughts on this? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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