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

Started Jul 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Dohmnuill Contributing Member • Posts: 785
Re: why has the 16mm f2.8 got such a bad rep?

Quite so, dholl.

The type of scene where the 16mm is likely to be used will rarely demand a wide open aperture with a smaller depth of field, and its performance is great when stopped down a little.

The Nex images in Fred Miranda's site regularly include a 16mm shot interspersed among those taken with 'crons, 'luxes, CVs  and the like; I have often looked to see what lens was used, thinking some high-end number was responsible, only to read the 16 had been used.

Such 'blind' tests are revealing.

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