It was my original intention to put our well liked MINOLTA 17-35 2.8-4 LENS up against the SONY 16-50MM 2.8 LENS in a head to head TEST and keep the winner. By the time I took the 2nd shot with the SONY 16-50 I knew I had to tell my wife to start saying goodbye to her favorite LENS. No contest was needed as it was obvious that the SONY 16-50 was the clear winner. After shooting 60 some test shots I brought the card in and loaded it into the computer. My wife already knew when the slideshow started that the SONY 16-50 was the winner by default and is about to become her new favorite LENS!