sony 16mm lens discontinued?

Started Apr 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
W5JCK
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Re: sony 16mm lens discontinued?
In reply to Schrei, May 15, 2012

Schrei wrote:

don't waste your time & money on this lens.
it is a terrible little plastic thing and I am glad I finally sold it.
pics are very soft wide open...well..it is a terrible lens.

some people will tell you the opposite, just because they bought it (its a psychological thing)
but believe me : don't waste your time & money on this lens.
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Perhaps you got a bad one. Mine is pretty good, especially when stopped down to f/5.6. As far the stopping down part, well duh! Even the expensive Nikon Nikkor lenses built in the film era had to be stopped down at least two stops to get rid of softness and coma in the corners. I think other than some people getting bad lenses due to poor QC at Sony, most of the bad reviews come from folks who or prone to user error--that is, they don't have a clue as to how to properly use this, or any other lens, so they blame their lack of photographic skills on the lens.
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