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Sony E 16 mm f/2.8

16 February 2011
Arkadiusz Olech

5. Chromatic aberration

The tested lens experiences huge problems with the chromatic aberration and, what is worse, the stopping down doesn’t change much. At maximum aperture the CA value reaches 0.22% and never decreases lower than 0.16%. These values we consider to be high and very high, practically visible to the naked eye without any problems. When it comes to the aberration the Sony “pancake” is even worse than its brother from the same system – the Sony E 18–55 f/3.5–5.6 – and it lags distinctly behind other compact rival lenses.

Clearly it was a price to pay for small dimensions and a wide angle of view. If you want to take photos with the Sony E 16 mm f/2.8, get used to yellow-blue-red artifacts.

Sony E 16 mm f/2.8 - Chromatic aberration



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Sony E 16 mm f/2.8 - Chromatic aberration