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Sony 16mm f/2.8 (SEL16F28)
8.4 out of 10

Sony 16mm f/2.8 (SEL16F28)

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Reviews and Problems with Sony 16mm f/2.8 (SEL16F28)

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Overall 4
4.0

Not good for the a5000. SELP1650 OSS Kit Lens is sharper.

J.J.R., Amazon
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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Images quality were fuzzy and not clear.

Thomas Simmons, Amazon
8 April 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not that great!

photobill, B&H Photo
7 March 2013
  • Excerpt: The kit lens 16-50 at 16mm was better than this lens. This lens is not bad between f4 to f11, but the kit lens is just as good at these apertures.
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Overall 4
4.0

This was definately not for me

tjfx, B&H Photo
11 November 2012
  • Excerpt: I was not pleased at all with this lens, one would think you would get better from Sony. The only good thing was the size. The overall picture quality was less than what I expected.
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Overall 4
4.0

Soft

Desert Eagle, Amazon
6 June 2012
  • Summary: I bought this lens locally for NEX5n, the pictures are soft and distortion is almost the same as the Sony 18-55 kit lens, I expected more from a prime lens.
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Overall 4
4.0

let's be honest here

Vlad, B&H Photo
28 November 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing for a prime

NVO, B&H Photo
3 September 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not sharp

Scott C., Amazon
28 June 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very compact but a bit confusing image...

Jay, Amazon
28 June 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Just not good enough...

David B, Amazon
28 June 2011
  • Summary: Took a few test shots and returned it for a refund. Just not good enough as regards picture quality and offers little size advantage over the small kit lens.
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