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Thanks to its clever retracting mechanism, this zoom lens collapses to just 1-3/16" making it the perfect choice for on-the-go shooting when a compact, lightweight lens is ideal.

Critic reviews

7.0
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    6.0
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    8.0

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8.0
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7.0
PC Mag Dec 5, 2012

The Sony 16-50mm Retractable Zoom Lens is the smallest zoom that you can get for your NEX camera, but it's far from the best.

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8.0
Turtletwig Turtletwig

Great as a bundled lens; pricey if you're getting a new lens unless you really need the portability. Coupled with NEX bodies, this makes NEX cameras truly pocket-able, albeit at a price in terms of image quality, which, thankfully, can be fixed in-camera or in post.

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