Reviews and Problems with Sony 16mm f/2.8 (SEL16F28)
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Not Recommended for the NEX 7
Chris Shaw, Amazon
15 December 2014
Summary: This is a nice little lens. I've taken some sharp pictures with it, and some not so sharp, so I've got to conclude the not so sharp shots are due to my shaky camera holding and inattentive focusing. I bought it some time ago and shot a lot of pictures with it, using my Sony NEX 7.
Summary: It's a good lens for what it is, a small pancake to make the NEX camera body portable. Unfortunately, I couldn't handle the fact that it doesn't have oss or produce sharp images. I've had two copies of this lens and both produce consistently soft images. The kit lens does better.
Summary: This lens made a lot of sense when it was introduced, being small and wide. Now, with the 16-50 power zoom and 20mm pancake available, this lens is much more a niche use. Originally if you needed a small lens or a wide lens, this was your best (only) bet.
Summary: i love this lens! it makes my nex-5n super compact but it's too expensive! not worth it at $250. $150 would have been more appropriate. it's not particularly sharp either. for $250, i expect better performance. i bought mine brand new off of ebay for $130; much more palatable.
Summary: I bought this lens for video, to complement the 18 to 200 that came with my fs 100, and I find it very useful, also used it with the fisheye converter and I have obtained very interesting images.
Summary: this lens made the camera a lot more convenient even tho it's still a heavy/bulky camera overall. but other than shrinking its size, i would say that's the only purpose of it. i got the camera so that i could have a more portable slr-type with me, and for the most part, it is ok.
Blurry in the corners and on the edges, even at f/11
Eric N. Yiskis, Amazon
29 August 2011
Summary: I shot some landscapes with this lens, and everything is fine until you get to the long axis of the image. Not only are the corners soft (common with wide angle lenses) but the left and right edges are blurry as well--even at f/11. This lens is only marginally better than the 16-55 power zoom.
Nice lens for making NEX more compact but little benefit over kit lens (UPDATE)
Chilehead Craig, Amazon
28 June 2011
Summary: UPDATE (replaced previous review): After using this lens a little longer, I've come to find it has little benefit for me over the kit lens. It is a hair wider (focal), a hair shorter (physical length), and a hair more open (aperture).