Reviews and Problems with Sony 16mm f/2.8 (SEL16F28)
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Very compact but a bit confusing image...
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.
Summary: Few good things about this lens are compact, small and elegant looking and It can take great picture during the daylight. However, it is not performing very well at night. Picture is not really sharp. Lots of noise with high ISO setting. Slow focusing. The anti blur function is great but it drains battery life like no body business.
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.
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.