Sony NEX 16mm Review

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Sony NEX 16mm Review
Sep 9, 2011

I reviewed the 16mm using my NEX 3. I did this as a basis for comparison when I get my NEX 7.

My full review here: http://erphotoreview.com/wordpress/?p=1186
My review follows fairly close to what others have seen:

Pros:
Center Sharpness
Small Size
Flare Resistance

Cons:
Edge Sharpness
CA
Distortion

Lightroom 3 effectively eliminates the CA and distortion.

A note about my reviews. I don't give a particular rating at this time, as different lenses are for different people. I think too many reviews state a lens is lousy or not but they can't possibly take into account all usage scenarios.

I will post some full size samples on my website in the next couple days (would like to get more low light f/2.8 samples of centered subjects), but if you want to see a few lower res samples you can on my flickr stream:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28177041@N03/tags/sel16f28/

Eric
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be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it
beautiful. - John Constable (quote)

See my Blog at: http://www.erphotoreview.com/ (bi-weekly)
Flickr Photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28177041@N03/ (updated daily)

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