16mm f2.8 Fisheye Lens
One I Just Had to Have
In my old Minolta MC/MD days, I had the Minolta incarnation of this lens and loved it. Granted in many ways it's a creative toy sort of lens, but I still find myself using it even at inappropriate times ("Hang on. Just let me grab a quick shot of this with the 16."). Every exposure has the potential to be a visual adventure waiting to happen and bring a smile to someones face.
December 17, 2012
Worth the money.
I use this lens with my A900 and it works perfectly. Fantastic shots possilbe. Rapid focus. Decent corner quality. Very hard not to get your fingers and feet into the picture. Hilareous close ups.
Once you've run the image through curvature correction you'll see how great it is to have. Makes interiors look huge, would be great for real estate sales. Perfect lens for when you can't get far enough away, like in a car or small room. Also very lightweight, easy to carry in your bag. I recommend it if you can afford it.
January 24, 2012
This is a super high quality lens. But unless you have one of Sony's high end DSLR camera"s you won't get the true fisheye look that you want. It will only be a 110 degree picture. Not the full 180 that a fisheye should be. I looked on line at the Sony style page and it said that this lens would work properly for my A2oo. I even called Sony and talked to a couple of different reps before I spent almost 900.00 bucks for this lens. They all said that this lens would work for my camera. But when I got it and started taking pictures I was shocked to see that it wasn't a true fisheye effect at all! They all gave me the wrong information on this lens. If you have a high end Sony DSLR with a full frame 35 mm equiv. processer size chip it will be great. If you don't, pass on this one and buy a Sigma or a Bower that is made for the asc-p size of image chip. That's what I did and I have taken some great full 180 degree fisheye pics.
February 14, 2010
Good Wide Angle
This lens is expensive, but, is well worth the price. I bought it for my A380, but have also used it on my old A100.
Images come out crisp, but, i've noticed a few shots that should have been in focus, but were not. Otherwise, this is a solid piece of glass to purchase for yourself!
February 12, 2010