Sony AF 16mm F2.8 FishEye A-mount lens review by Sparkle58

reviewer#6358 date: Nov-10-2009
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Canon 15mm 2.8 Fisheye, Sony 16-105 kit lens
price paid:800 USD New
positive:Lots of fun. I first used it on my A700 and although not as effective as on the A900, the distortion is still usable. However, much better suited to FF. I was surprised how usable interiors and close tight cityscapes were rendered.
negative:None really, it delivers all I expected from it. If you make this a fun addition to your kit and don't depend on it for too much, you'll have fun with it.
comment:I have a soft spot for fisheye distortions, especially when rendered so well. Glad I have it in my bag.

rating summary

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  • 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
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