Reviews and Problems with Sony 16mm f/2.8 (SEL16F28)
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Scott C., Amazon
24 February 2015
Summary: The form factor for this lens is great, but the image quality is unacceptable. It is a slight improvement over the 16-50 kit lens, but not much. Do yourself a favor and buy the Rokinon 12mm F/2.
Summary: I read the reviews about this pancake lens and the review said that this was a great lens. Once I placed this lens on my camera the picture quality was not good. The images look fuzzy and not clear. I tried to adjust my Sony Nex 5N setting but did not make a difference in the quality.
Summary: Compact format of the pancake lens makes my NEX7 pocketable however, it seems i got the same batch as everyone else complains about. It is definitely a soft image from the lens, i went back to using the kit lens. It is more than just soft.. the image is confusing almost like a very nervous bokeh.
Excerpt: Let's be honest here. it's a piece of junk. At 2.8 this lens is absolutely useless. I got a chance to spend some time walking around and snap some shots and was nothing but disappointment. At 5.6 the edges / corners are getting better but they're smeared anyway.
Excerpt: I use NEX3 with 16/2.8 to supplement my primary Olympus E-3 with Zuiko 12-60. Mostly urban and landscape photos, documentary rather than pretty postcards. At least half of them made at the widest available angle. So far all my Sony experience, around 200 shots, was in broad daylight @ ISO 200.
Summary: I cant believe reviewing this product that it has only 5 star reviews! This lens absolutely does not produce fantastic images if its fully open at f2.8. Calling this an f2.8 lens is rather misleading as the images produced at this f-stop are incredibly soft.
SEL1650 sadly better in every way comparing to SEL16F28 :(
5 October 2011
Summary: using it on A6000. Wanted it to replace my kit lens SEL1650. Sadly this one sucks comparing the kit one :( Was about to use it with VCLECF1 (with this adapter it works fine). SEL1650 has only one disadvantage - barrel distortion (which is visible only on RAW files), BUT with this "issue" its...