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

Started Jul 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
parallaxproblem
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Re: Field curvature and camera behavior?
In reply to captura, Jul 30, 2013

captura wrote:

Caution...you can get de-centred ultra-wide converters, too! Fortunately it's easy to check them out in the store, before you buy.

Owch, didn't know that

The moral here seems to be to only buy these lenses and accessories in places that you can try them out first

The great thing about the E16+ECU1 combo is that when mounted together they are almost the same size as the 18-55 (ie easy to swap with that lens in kit bag) and the UW adaptor clips on and off quickly so you effectively get a two-position zoom lens!  IQ is acceptable for a wide 'travel' lens if there is no decentering...  just a shame about the QC and Sony's refusal to eat their lemons

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