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5.0 out of 5 stars Very small, 24mm equivalent lens, August 5, 2011
This review is from: Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens for NEX Series Cameras (Electronics)
I have been using this lens with a preproduction loaner NEX-C3. Review on that camera to come soon...

This lens is in a lot of ways a tour de force, showing that a good quality lens and sensor package can be made small. Most casual shooter will probably head for the 18-55mm zoom, but this 16mm lens (crop factor is 1.5, so it's a 24mm equivalent in 35mm land) would make a good carry lens for a sort of retro-rangefinder camera. This could get you all sorts of street shots with a very pocketable camera, and enough resolution to crop to the image you really wanted. With the NEX-C3, low light levels weren't a problem, and that would go nicely with this low profile lens and not using the flash.

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Initial post: Jan 11, 2012 2:59:31 PM PST
Will this fit Sony alpha cameras?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012 5:03:38 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 28, 2012 4:42:55 PM PST
Vivian: The answer is no.
Here some images made with NEX-3 and the E 16mm f2.8 :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/miwok/sets/72157628518338075/

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 6:52:04 PM PDT
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Posted on Jan 14, 2013 10:06:27 AM PST
VellsMaster says:
Would you recommend this over the kit lens (18-55mm?). I heard complaints about softness of pics with 16F28. I am just looking for a decent wide angle lens with my NEX7 and not break my bank account (by going for Zeiss 24mm for instance).

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2013 9:24:29 PM PST
Beautiful photos. I'm getting the Sony Nex 6 and the company is throwing in this lens for free with the purchase of the camera w/kit lens (at their website). Your photos helped me to decide on this because I like to take landscapes.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2013 2:17:30 PM PDT
esanta says:
Unfortunately it looks like your flickr page is now private :-(

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2013 1:23:58 PM PDT
R. Pierce says:
Try again, it was up and running on 10/17/2013.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2013 1:24:47 PM PDT
R. Pierce says:
Nice pictures - you have a good eye!
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