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Sony 16mm

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by bow, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. bow

    bow New to TalkEmount

    Sep 8, 2011
    Bowling Green, OH
    Thought I might buy the 5n with the kit zoom and 16mm from Sony.com. Now I'm hearing (other websites) the 16mm is not a very good lens. Does anyone have any direct experience they are willing to share?

  2. heatherthevet

    heatherthevet TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 13, 2011
    I've never had any bother with it, it doesn't see things quite the way I do but that's a preference thing.
  3. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 8, 2011
    I have two copies of the 16mm lens (one to use by itself and one to use with a wide angle converter). The 16mm is soft wide open but it sharpens up pretty well in Photoshop. For me the biggest complaint is inconsistent autofocus on my NEX-3 (I hope the NEX-7 is better).

    If you stop down the lens to f/4 or f/5.6 then it is reasonably sharp. I just wish the 16mm was as sharp wide open as my m4/3 lenses on my m4/3 cameras.
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