|FISHEYE||Fisheye lens designed to provide 180-degree field of view.|
|Position in the lineup|
|Sony 16mm F/2.8 Fisheye (SAL16F28)||Jun 2006||⊗|
|Minolta AF 16mm F/2.8 Fisheye||1986||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Lens construction:||11 elements in 8 groups|
|Number of blades:||7|
|Closest focusing distance:||21 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||No motor (Minolta/Sony A)|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø74 x 67 mm|
|Filter size:||No thread|
Design and Features
Rebranded version of Minolta 16mm F/2.8 Fish-eye.
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens lacks focusing mode switch, therefore you have to set the automatic or manual focus mode from the camera. Direct Manual Focus is available.
The front element is convex therefore there's no filter thread but internal filters are available (normal, O56, A12 and B12).
The focusing ring rotates during autofocus which looks pretty anachronistic by today's standards. It is strongly recommended not to touch the ring or manually stop its movement because it might result in damage to the lens and/or camera.
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 551 KB|
|User Manual. Русский, Adobe PDF, 226 KB|
Alternatives (AF, 14..18 mm)
|Sigma 15mm F/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye||2005||⊗|