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

Started Jul 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Keit ll Senior Member • Posts: 3,724
Well ....

All of the comments ignore the history of the launch of the NEX at which many Photographers & Journalists took some bad photos using the 16mm.

Sony , receiving complaints , explained that some early faulty prototypes had been handed out & said they had been withdrawn . The lens's reputation was considerably tarnished by this episode & has never fully recovered.

Handled carefully it can produce good results but it's weakness is soft edges which can affect it's use as a landscape lens , sometimes judicious cropping can improve images & stopping down aperture considerably improves its performance.

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