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

reviewer#3522 date: Apr-27-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:Sony 18-70
price paid:60€ used
positive:- great price value
- sharp at f5.6
- mine comes with an minolta AF mount
negative:- manual focus (but that's nothing to me at all...)
comment:I've bought this lens on ebay and thought it comes with a m42 mount, but there was an Minolta AF mount on it, which dissappointed me a little bit.

The "foucs-to-infinity-mark" is a little bit misplaced, but with a bit practice you know where to focus! :-)

I really like it, especially for the price value!

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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