Closer focusing distance and faster autofocusing as well. I have the Gen 1 version of both the XC 16-50 and 50-230. They work well enough.Googled it. Looks like Gen 2 touts half a stop more of stabilization (3.5 vs 3) and "smoother operation." Doesn't sound like something I'd really HAVE to upgrade to, and actually I have no idea which I have.
Thank you. I softened the photo before using a sepia filter. I thought the original sharpness a little harsh when sepia toned. The original is tack sharp.Very nice subject separation. This photo is soft but the lens absolutely defines this shot. The shadows I would bring out in Viveza or maybe not. I like it