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

Started Jul 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: why has the 16mm f2.8 got such a bad rep?
In reply to tomtom50, Jul 30, 2013

tomtom50 wrote:

Here is why:

Soft corners in a 4x6? In a $250 lens?

Bad quality control? Maybe. How does that make it a good lens? How does that help those who got bad lenses?

Does any other modern lens from a major manufacturer have corners this bad?

Look at the MTF chart at

http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666192755

Contrast dives to zero in the corners. It isn't just sample variation.

Go ahead and start with your list of smallish, cheap 16mm primes for APSc... and we will have something to compare. Or, perhaps

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