Reviews and Problems with Sony 16mm f/2.8 (SEL16F28)
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Not good for the a5000. SELP1650 OSS Kit Lens is sharper.
9 July 2014
Summary: I own both the a5000 and the a6000 but I bought this for the smaller a5000 for extra portability. What a dissappointment. 9.5 out 10 pictures I take with the a5000 is blurry, pathetic soft focus pictures especially at the widest appertures F2.8-5.0.
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.
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: 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: 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.