Summary: This is an absolutely amazing lens. It's not a "walk around" lens but the distortion and autofocusing are perfect to round out my collection of Sony Lenses. The price of the lens is a bit off the chart so it's definitely a "luxury" item.
Excerpt: It's a pricey lens, but it allows some creativity not found in any other type of lens. Fisheye has been around for a long time, there's a reason for that. the images produced add something different.
Summary: It is a great lens for specific uses. Gives dramatic pictures. My only concern is that it seems to be a gray market lens. Needs to be sent to Germany for repairs. However I have never needed to repair a lens. I am happy with the lens. \ I would recommend it to others.
A lot of fun. Provides some interest options for compositional creativity.
eclectic reader "wanderer", Amazon
9 March 2014
Summary: The optics on this lens seem very good. I wondered how much it would differ from the 16mm end of the 16-35 zoom. I found you need to look at the field of view to understand the difference. This lens gives a 180 field of view and is a true fish eye. A nice addition to my kit.
Summary: I purchased a different brand of fish eye lens last year and I was just not happy with it so I returned it. This lens however is great. Sharp photos with very little distortion at the edges. I keep this lens permanently attached to my Sony A230, and I use my Sony A77 for all other shots.
Summary: I was searching for a super wide Sony make high speed lens, I was a bit hesitating to purchase fisheye because I knew it distorts and 11~18 is not that fast. I tried 16MM as I had no options and what a pleasant surprise - I am happy to say that with 16 MM I have been handling distortion to my...