Sony AF 16mm F2.8 FishEye A-mount lens review by alphaein
|alphaein#10290 date: Jun-11-2012
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|I own this lens
|16-50 2.8 (A77 kit)
I find 16 fisheye better then that lens at 16mm Focal lenght.because the angle is wider, and distortion is pleasing to the eye.
|RM2,000 2nd hand
|Great wide angle lens on APSC to capture subject and scene, Sharpness is superb close up, great for portraits. I've even done Pre weddings with this as the main lens for wide shots! that says alot. Contarary to common fisheye believe, this lens Distortion is pleasing and well within control (APSC)
Built is fairly good, used it under the rain,
|when focus to infinity focus ring does not go beyong infinity for focus fine tuning (A77 manual focus peek) so it could be sharper if it could be fine tuned beyond infinity by a bit. Film filters could have been updated with polarizers or ND filteres ! instead of colour tints...
|Worth evey penny, however lens requires knowledge of its character on distortion and limitation. Best lens to capture big scenes or excezerated reality. Best on FF.
Its a Novelty lens which some times gets used, and produces the kind of images that never look ordinary. Not sure the diffrence between the minotla ver vs SONY but I went with the SONY for better asthetics (fisheye wording) and newer coatings. not sure which is better the vinal cover (sony) or plastic cover (minolta). If u tried this Fisheye lens and liked it, I'm sure u'll have no regrets making good use of it.