Is the Sony 16mm/F2.8 really that bad?

Started Nov 7, 2013 | Questions thread
Miki Nemeth
OP Miki Nemeth Senior Member • Posts: 1,443
This a favorite reply. Thank You

prime instinct wrote:

Or how you want your photos to be enjoyed.

Some works of art are about the physical attributes of the pictures - the stunning color, sharpness, contrast, fine details, tonal range, etc. Don't use this 16mm pancake for that! It just can't deliver the optical quality demanded by this type of work.

Others are about telling a story, an experience. And yes, do use this lens for that! Its ultra wide attitude can capture both the subject and the environment in good details, reproducing the story or experience that can perfectly be enjoyable.

Hi PI,

This is the perfect verbal summary the visual messages of myriads of excellent photos posted in this discussion. I've learned a lot. Thank You, Friends! Miki

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