Image quality: SEL1018 vs SEL16F28 + VCL ECU1

Started Jun 16, 2013 | Questions thread
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Digital Nigel
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Re: Image quality: SEL1018 vs SEL16F28 + VCL ECU1
In reply to Mike Sivcevic, Jun 16, 2013

I've owned the 16mm ever since I bought my first NEX-5 some years ago, but used it little as it wasn't much wider than my 18-55 and 18-200 zooms. However, I've finally got around to buying the UWA, and am surprised how good the combo is (I certainly don't feel the need to rush out and buy a more expensive replacement).

Here's three examples of it in action:

An indoor shot with lots of sharp edges and straight lines (a good test of sharpness and distortion). It was taken in the Seaton Tramway Riverside depot.

I wish I'd included a bit more sky and less river in this shot! I hadn't noticed all the contrails when I shot it. It's of the River Thames, with the Tate Modern Gallery on the left and St Paul's Cathedral on the right. I needed the wide angle to include them both in the same shot from Southwark Bridge.

This one was on a series to check out the lens quality at different apertures.

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