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

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Re: The lens would be considered excellent if we still had 6 MP APS-C...
In reply to viking79, 9 months ago

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.

Not much to add. It might be OK as a "fun lens", casual shots, small prints/web images but I wouldn't use it for any serious work, especially not in front of a 24MP sensor. I've tried three different copies on a 7 and wouldn't accept one for free. YMMV.

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).

See above.

Eric

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