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Sony - 16mm f/2.8 E-Mount Wide-Angle Lens - Silver-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 120 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast lens great for photos and video

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    Bear64501

    I always buy from Best Buy, but had to buy this one elsewhere since Best Buy hadn’t started carrying it yet. I have had it for about a 1½ months now and am very happy with the performance. This is the perfect lens if you buy the Sony NEX for its size. The lens is less than an inch thin so makes the camera seem a lot more stream lined than it does on with the 18-55mm kit lens. Sony also makes a fisheye adapter for this lens so to add a fresh perspective to video or photos. Photos: Also it is quite a bit faster than the kit lens at f/2.8 so low lit shots are no problem. Very sharp even around the edges. Makes the panorama mode look even better. Produces no noticable noise in the photo. Video: The fixed lens is great for video, and the auto focus works during video. Best of the 3 lenses Sony makes for the NEX when it comes to video Downfalls: Hard to find filters for it, but same size as all other e-mount lens (49mm)… and that’s about it. Overall great lens that isn’t expensive Dear Best Buy, Please start carrying the 18-200mm lens for the NEX!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Wide Angle Lens

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    vzom
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    I use this lens to take landscape photos on my Sony A6000. The lens does indeed take wide shots and I would say it's pretty crisp. I'm not an expert on photography so I can give a simpleton review. However I would definitely not use this for simple street photography because the lens will make objects seem small. Unless you're trying to achieve that look then go ahead. Though I feel as if the Ultra Wide Angle Converter is almost necessary to obtain an even cleaner, sharper photo look. Also if you want to take selfies, this is the lens for you! Using this lens on the A6000 does make the camera look like a point and shoot therefore giving a compact look! The quality is pretty good and I expect it to last until I will get my next camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Go wide or go home

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    gdbrekke
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    A lot of photographic knowledge goes into claiming "50mm is the standard field of view." I call bull! This 16mm lens (24mm in full-frame/35mm film world) is how I like to see the world - wide! It's a prime lens so it's sharper than any zoom. Some people say it's soft in the corners, but I say 'meh.' I've owned $1700 Canon L lenses that are soft in the corners! Stop it down a bit and go out and use this lens - enjoy the perspective. This is a great lens for exploring a new field of view with your Sony APC sensor camera. A great fit for my silver Sony a6000.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good little lens

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    BigRJ
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    Love this little lens for doing quick out and about shots. Remember that the focal equivalent on a 35mm puts this in the low 20s, so if your looking for a super wide angle either look elsewhere or pick up the high-def adapter that Sony makes for this lens. For quick and dirty wide angles, this works well in panoramic mode on my NEX-6. It doesn't feel as solid is some of Sony's other prime E-Mount lenses, but it doesn't feel as cheap as the Sigma lenses that are also popular for the NEX series. Significantly faster than the kit lenses too. All in all a great, relatively low priced lens that's always in my camera bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens for a great camera

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    AngieD
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    I can't say enough about my Sony A6000. I love it and would recommend it to anybody. I bought this lens because I like to shoot more on the wide angle side, but needed something faster than the kit lens. I wanted wide angle without having to spend almost $800 for the wider angle zoom lens. I bought this lens to go along with the Ultra Wide Converter (VCL-ECU2), which gives make the lens the equivalent of about 15mm. For me, this was perfect. It's a fixed, and while I would like a zoom lens, this pushes me to be more creative and move around to get the photo I want. I really have no complaints and think the quality and price is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Got a steal

    Posted
    johan1070
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    This really makes the camera sing. I really dig its compact form. I prefer for my day to day photos to use this lens. I am a casual photographer and this lens pairs quite well with the NEX F3. Most of the photos that I take are of events with family and friends. Having a compact, light and simple lens is perfect. I said I got a steal. Well, the day that I purchased the NEX F3, the pancake lens was an open box item. I purchased the lens for about $50 less than retail, I almost missed it sitting on the shelf., I would have purchased it the lens, regardless it just would have been a different day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small and handy

    Posted
    Pyrros

    I got this as a birthday present to go with my NEX 5.... I recently got some great use out of it! While I do mostly use my standard zoom lens, when you are trying to photography a big group in a small space this comes in handy! Not having a lot of room to work but wanting to get the entire shot this is the lens to do it. This gives you at least an extra 3 feet of space without even moving! Also is very useful if you have the fisheye lens which you almost have to have this if you have that. I love this lens and the camera!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Lens

    Posted
    timahh
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    Bought this lens for mostly night shots and I also use it for general uses. I am shooting with the A6000 and it works very well. Night shots are crisp and clear. No distortion near edge of photos that I can see. (Note: no clear nights since I bought this, go figure. However the lens picked up stars between the cloud breaks and it was very clear, clouds, star, trees) For the money this is an excellent lens. Hope Sony can start making f/1,2 lenses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome pancake lens

    Posted
    Denki
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    If you want something minimalistic that doesn't draw attention when you're out and about this is the lens! It's a 16mm (24mm on APS-C) so you get a nice wide field of view, this paired with the A6300 fits nicely inside my jacket so I can skip the bag entirely. F2.8 aperture means you can do low light/night photography without any major issues. Definitely worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Low Light and Landscapes

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    chroyaytch
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    This lightweight lens has a sturdy construction and works great for Landscapes or for shooting in low light conditions. The image quality is clear and bright but softness and fringing occurs when shooting at f/2.8. Also it's so thin that I find it difficult to get a good grip while detaching it from the camera but once it detaches it can easily fit in a pocket.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Lens for 120 fps on A7Sii

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    James
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    I bought this lens exclusively for when I want to shoot at 120fps on my A7sii and I'm thrilled with how it has worked out. The camera crops in 2.2x when shooting at high frame rates like this so this 16mm becomes effectively a ~35mm. Price is great. Quality is great. Not to mention how nice and tiny this lens is

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for landscapes and interiors

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    OtayLocal
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    We have a 50mm and a 35mm prime lens. We needed a lens for landscapes and interiors so this is where this lens comes into play. The edges do appear a little warped but everything else is sharp. Not a bad lens for your average amateur but pros should consider the pricier options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome lens

    Posted
    rahji215
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    I love this lens! Its build quality is fantastic, and it provides a great image. The 16mm field of view is very wide, and the f/2.8 Make it excellent in low light, and give an awesome range for depth of field. Sony lenses are my favorite lenses that I've used so far, and for the price, it doesn't get much better than this lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best Wide Angle Lens for Sony

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    Navin
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    I did a review of it on my channel, this is the best way you can get a wide angle lens for Sony E mount APSC camera. I paired it with my Sony A6500 and it was simply superb, tiny package with great offerings. The 4k on A6500 take it to next level.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great wide angle lens

    Posted
    JremmyArd
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    We recently purchased this for a trip to Colorado so we could get some "artsy" photos of the mountains snd terrain. It made for some great photos. The detail of the shots were excellent. We were able to adjust thr settings on the camera for optimal picture clarity. I would post a few but do not have them on this computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Finally a decent lens for stars

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    sparkyguy
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    I was looking for an economical way to shoot astrophotography without requiring a full frame lens and hundreds of dollars. This is that lens and right out of the box its a winner. Good quality, no hassle autophocus and lightweight. Highly recomend for all sonyalpha camera users.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for those closeup bokehs

    Posted
    jjchain
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    Great build quality, the image of the lens is very nice. Practical and secure caps. Buy an UV/Skylight filter to protect from scratches and enhance daylight photos. Fits perfectly on Sony Soft Carrying case with a Nex5r with 18-55mm lens, including flash and charger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great lens!

    Posted
    Younglens
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    I love my wide angel lens! I've been wanting one since I first started shooting in the '70's, and finally treated myself to this lovely companion to my new Sony A7!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Affordable Wide Angle Lens

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    Jpen70
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    My girl needed an wide angle lens for scenery shots and this one did the trick. We like natural light and the F 2.8 was just fine. I even tried shooting the milky way and the shots came out great, though not good enough to publish, but I was pleased with the results.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    1st gen mirrorless limited lens choices

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    Steve
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    I was excited to try the mirrorless camera and the price was fair... but feel now they they have moved on to A7rii they do not for 6000 series basically 2 lenses with no extreme telephoto options

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend