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Sony-sel16f28.33136443
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

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. Overall the lens is smaller and flat which reduced the weight of the camera. The lens also take wide angle photos but they are not good quality.
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Overall 4
4.0

ok lense

Nolamom42, Bestbuy
4 April 2014
  • Summary: The kit lense does the same thing. Wanted the fisheye attachment so has to get this lense. I will probably never use just this lense alone.
  • Pros: light-weight
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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.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: No Performance Improvement
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Overall 4
4.0

Very compact but a bit confusing image...

Jay, Amazon
15 February 2013
  • 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. Im still trying to figure out what this lens will be good for.
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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.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder, Lightweight, Quality Construction
  • Cons: No Performance Improvement, Poor image quality
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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. It's not good even considering price / value factor. Sony Nex5N is a decent camera and in IMHO deserves some better lens. Come on Sony! You can do it!
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Size weight
  • Cons: Blurry soft, Poor Clarity
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing for a prime

NVO, B&H Photo
2 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. Both Sony 16/2.8 and Zuiko at 12 mm are equivalent to 24 mm, but owing to 3/2 frame format and different distortion pattern, real-world photos from Sony are noticeably wider.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Consistent focusing, Flare resistant
  • Cons: Poor Clarity, Quality issues
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Overall 4
4.0

Can't Recommend the 16mm

Tomel, ABT Electronics
15 July 2010
  • Summary: I can't recommend this lens. I couldn't achieve proper focus with either auto or manual focus modes. Also some of the worst purple fringing I have ever seen. Unfortunately, I had to return it. Will wait to see what others say before trying it again.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not the best IQ

ARC, Amazon
31 March 2013
  • Summary: Build quality is good. very slim. Not a great lens; image quality is below what id expected. I've sold mine recently.
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Overall 4
4.0

Fantastic size but NOT always fantastic images

A. Jones "arkid", Amazon
27 May 2012
  • 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. Sony should have just rated it at f4 and be done with it.
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