Sony AF 16mm F2.8 FishEye A-mount lens review by derettahs

reviewer#4420 date: Nov-22-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:minolta 24mm 2.8
price paid:
positive:distortion, bokeh, sharpness
negative:none really.
comment:I had a chance to use this lens jsut last night. i was covering an event and another photographer let me borrow it.
Whoa! i was blown away. i couldnt believe the sharpness wide open. the colour rendition was very good as well.
of course the super bendy effect was a lot of fun to incorporate. it actually made shooting events fun again. where i usually go for tight group shots or simple portraits of people at an event the fisheye allowed me to shoot large groups of people without them knowing who i was photographing. it made for some very candid shots.
when i get the cash together i am definatly going to pick up this little gem. or the minolta equivilant.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 13
  • sharpness: 4.65
  • color: 4.77
  • build: 4.85
  • distortion: 4.54
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.56 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania