Zenit Zenitar 16mm F2.8 MC Fisheye A-mount lens review by photomanicus

reviewer#2266 date: May-6-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
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 own this lens
compared to:Minolta - AF DT 18-70 F3.5-5.6 D; Tokina - AT-X 17 AF PRO F3.5
price paid:150 USD (new)
positive:Cheap, built "like a tank", sharp-sharp-sharp...
comment:Best 150 USD I've ever spent. This lens is just outstanding, considering the price. Slight CA and lack of AF and aperture automation, but other than that... you just have to love it! Color rendition and sharpness are just amazing. Flare was never an issue for me.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 21
  • sharpness: 4.12
  • color: 4.29
  • build: 4.14
  • distortion: 4.29
  • flare control: 3.76
  • overall: 4.12
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