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    Fun with the NEX 16mm f/2.8

    Does the NEX 16/2.8 deserve it's own thread? I tried it out for the first time this afternoon and found it to be a fun lens, so here goes.







    All were uncropped, ~f/5-6, processed from RAW in Raw Developer.

    Anyone else having fun with this lens?

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    Re: Fun with the NEX 16mm f/2.8

    Are these a little overexposed intentionally or by the camera?
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    Re: Fun with the NEX 16mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by s.agar View Post
    Are these a little overexposed intentionally or by the camera?
    These were intentionally processed this way. The exposures by the camera were pretty much spot on, but it was my impression that the city of Boston was a little overexposed today (j/k), so I brightened the files to suit my taste.

    Here are the RAW files:
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    Re: Fun with the NEX 16mm f/2.8

    Thanks for the information. I had ordered my NEX-3 a few days ago, and was wondering if the "dpreview"'s comment was correct about overexposure.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX 16mm f/2.8

    i've been spending most of my time fiddling with manual focus lenses so these are the only 2 16mm shots i've processed so far:




    i'll have to shoot more with it to decide how i feel about it. it's good to have a 24mm equiv lens and it seems pretty good stopped down with a bit of distortion correction. haven't been too happy with it's wide open performance though.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX 16mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by s.agar View Post
    Thanks for the information. I had ordered my NEX-3 a few days ago, and was wondering if the "dpreview"'s comment was correct about overexposure.

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    Seyhun, I didn't read the DPReview review. I've only had the NEX5 for a couple days, the files don't yet work in my RAW processor of choice (LR 3), and I'm not sure how optimized Raw Developer is for them. They did seem on the bright side when I opened them in Raw Developer, but all the highlight info was in the RAW files, almost no clipping, so based on my limited experience I'd say the camera (default metering settings) exposes to the right while preserving highlights, pretty much as I'd want it to do.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX 16mm f/2.8

    Hi Amin
    I certainly think it deserves it's own thread.

    I did post this one in the other thread as well, but I like it enough to push it around a bit!



    I'm still getting to grips with the exposures. I've been shooting RAW and processing in Aperture (I still find it hard to believe that Apple was first!)

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    Re: Fun with the NEX 16mm f/2.8

    Very nice, Jono. I need to take a lesson from you and use the perspective distortion of this lens to give my wife longer legs instead of a wider head . I think she'd like the lens much better that way.

    As for Aperture being first to support, that's just unnatural. I don't know what's taking the Lightroom folks so long. Maybe they're trying to get the built-in distortion correction perfected .

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    Re: Fun with the NEX 16mm f/2.8

    I am waiting for DXO to release their lens specific modules for the NEX camera and lenses (I have both the 18-55 and the 16).
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    Re: Fun with the NEX 16mm f/2.8

    Does anyone know if Capture One has the profiles for Nex Raw conversion yet?
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    Re: Fun with the NEX 16mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by dhsimmonds View Post
    Does anyone know if Capture One has the profiles for Nex Raw conversion yet?
    Not yet, sadly.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX 16mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    Very nice, Jono. I need to take a lesson from you and use the perspective distortion of this lens to give my wife longer legs instead of a wider head . I think she'd like the lens much better that way.

    As for Aperture being first to support, that's just unnatural. I don't know what's taking the Lightroom folks so long. Maybe they're trying to get the built-in distortion correction perfected .
    It has to be said Amin that Kay's legs don't need any help from the distortion of the lens! She is a horse trainer who helps my wife with the horses.

    The number of times I've teetered on the brink of leaving Aperture because of their slowness of support - this makes me very happy

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    Re: Fun with the NEX 16mm f/2.8

    Seems strange to have an ultrawide with pincushion distortion. You can get a sense of the distortion from this one:



    A couple more snaps from our walk, which give a sense of the edge/corner performance of this lens stopped down (not great, but not dreadful either). Click on any of these to see the full-res JPEG (processed in Raw Developer, grain added to the first one using Alien Skin Exposure).




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