Rented with NEX-6 for a trip. Convenient as a travel lens if you're only taking one, and the retractable mechanism is pretty cool. I had trouble adjusting to the zoom and manual focus being on the same ring. In the end the images it delivered were acceptable but not amazing: fine for screen output but not particularly sharp at the pixel-peeping level, and the autofocus didn't ever nail it, which isn't optimal for street photography and moving targets.
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Alpha E-mount Retractable Zoom Lens
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Note: Not compatible with 35mm or "full-frame" digital SLR cameras.
Lens rental package includes: Front cap, rear cap, and lens hood.
The Sony E-Mount 16-50mm Lens is a compact, retractable zoom lens developed specifically for use with Sony NEX digital cameras and the Sony NEX-V20 video camera. The retracting capabilities of this lens allows it to be truly pocket-sized while still having a surprisingly long range. The Internal Stepping Motor provides smooth and quiet autofocus, which is ideal for shooting video. Its built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization produces a 4-stop shutter speed advantage which is great for low-light photography and videography. The portability and wide range on this lens makes it perfect as a walking-around lens, especially for vacations.