Need advice on 16mm 2.8 and adapters

Started Jun 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Need advice on 16mm 2.8 and adapters
In reply to dellaaa, Jun 15, 2012

dellaaa wrote:

I have the NEX7 and kit lens, I love the camera. I have a lot of Nikon glass that I use on it with an adapter.

I like shooting wide (I have the 16mm and 20mm Nikkors).

My question is I am really tempted by the 16mm 2.8 and both adapters. I have heard mixed reviews, on the lens and adapters. How bad or good is the lens and how much does the adapter affect the image? Can I print 16x20 with images from the 16x20 from them?

With the wide angle adapter you are looking at maybe 2000 or 2500 lw/ph between f/5.6 and f/8, maybe a bit worse than that in extreme corners which you will crop off at 16x20, so if you are looking at around 125 to 156 dpi. That is probably fine for most prints. I don't do a lot of printing, but do have a nice looking 13x19 or so from my 16/2.8 and NEX 3.

The only deal with that lens is you don't make the best use of the high MP sensor, so a better lens would do better on your camera, but that doesn't mean the 16/2.8 isn't adequate for a lot of uses.

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