Please let me know what you think of my copy of 16 2.8

Started Jan 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
GaryW
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Re: Please let me know what you think of my copy of 16 2.8
In reply to dellaaa, Jan 27, 2013

dellaaa wrote:

I just bought the 16 2.8. I have heard horror stories about the lens, but for $100 I figured I would give it a try.

Its been very cold here (NY) so I couldn't really shoot a lot. I took these test shots last Friday. Post using Image Data Converter, no sharpening, converted to B&W using PS 5.

has anyone used DxO Optics Raw converter with this lens? They have a profile for it that supposedly corrects the corners.

I use DxO.  It can't completely fix up the corners, but it does improve it.  I think they have a free trial, so you can see for yourself if you like it.

I find that the worst of the softness is pushed far into the corners as you stop down the aperture, so as a practical matter, it often doesn't matter if the extreme corners are a bit soft.

At $100, it's quite a deal, as long as you don't mind the tradeoffs.

To my eye the lens seems OK, what do you all think? Many thanks in advance.

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