NEX 16mm lens 4 pics with 1 meg crops, you be the judge.

Started Dec 12, 2011 | Discussions thread
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In reply to Jerry R, Dec 14, 2011

They are totally fine for general shooting, and shooting stopped down will give good results with the 16mm. This is great if you are shooting landscape-type shots, but not as great for casual usage with people.

But for list price of $249, I would like better performance at the open apertures, especially at the edges. The total package delivers on the value due to lens size and wide focal length, but I think many would have preferred a different set of design choices by Sony. The 100% crops look okay, but the glass is clearly inferior to the sensor behind it.

For me, it's not about comparing test charts or that sort of thing, I just have never been particularly taken with the images with this lens. Although for me I would have preferred a 18mm or 24mm pancake, maybe if it was a bit longer I'd have stuck with it. Also, I think the combination of lens softness with Sony JPEG NR doesn't help.

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