why has the 16mm f2.8 got such a bad rep?

Started Jul 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: The lens would be considered excellent if we still had 6 MP APS-C...
In reply to viking79, Jul 30, 2013

viking79 wrote:

If the NEX were 6 MP we would think the lens was excellent. Alas, we have 16 and 24 MP NEX cameras and the lens is really mediocre. It does the job it does just fine, but it could be much better.

For web viewing and HD video it is excellent (HD is really low resolution relative to stills). Most people should be perfectly happy with the lens as is, but anyone pixel peeping will be disappointed (not saying people should or should not pixel peep).

Eric

I think it is very easy to forget how 16mm/APSc or 24mm/FF lenses tend to perform. There aren't many 16mm choices to begin with the Sony and Samsung are perhaps only two options and both are far from being "very good" per the reviewers except at the center.

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