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

Started Jul 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Dohmnuill
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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:


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

It's even less just outside the corners..   

Who gives a tinker's cuss about the extreme corners. Practical results from the field count and when it's difficult to immediately differentiate the 16mm shot from something ten or twenty times the cost it's not doing too badly.

I use Leica and C Voigtlander lenses with the N-7, and the 16mm (plus various Nikkors and an Industar 50). If it was ordinary or worse, I'd ditch it straight away. But it's not.

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