the Sony 16mm f/2.8 prime...

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by Lucille, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Lucille

    Lucille TalkEmount Veteran

    May 22, 2013
    This lens sure takes a beating in reviews from folks......

    I got one on the cheap (for free) so I tried it at a Caliber SRT-4 meet.....







    to tell you the truth, I don't like it that much....
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    They look pretty good from here.

    I bought the 16mm at the beginning of this year, (actually had to pay money for Mine). I used it for a few weeks, then sold it and bought the 19mm Sigma which I like a lot better.

    There was nothing wrong with it, it just did not do anything for me either.
  3. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    The smearing seems pretty evident in the lower corners and this is a long way from pixel peeping.

    The lens does have its uses - I might consider it if I happened on a smoking good deal. But my real inclination is to hold out for something with no smearing at f/8.
  4. Hawon

    Hawon TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 5, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    It is not the best lens and closer to bad lens. I got it for free when I purchased my NEX5R and kept it for its compact size.

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  5. GabrielPhoto

    GabrielPhoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jul 3, 2013
    To me the perspective and new options it provides, specially with the 2 adapters, make it one great lens even if you have to stop it down to avoid the known issues.
    Not the greatest but for what I paid, it cant be matched :D 
  6. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    And it's color rendering is quite nice actually.
  7. Hawon

    Hawon TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 5, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    Oh and I forgot to mention that this one is my most used one over sigma 30

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