Using adapters is one thing, but getting the most of Nex cameras potentials using fast AF is another. With access to Alpha and Canon/Nikon DSLRs cannot express my disappointment and worries about Sony's slow reaction to this critical issue of lens production, as the chance can never be back again. Looking at other competitor's line up, I started to believe that Sony is a play station company.
This is a major issue with me as well. I bought the NEX-5 with 16mm pancake and 18-55 zoom. I then added the S/A converter. I will invest no more money in NEX equipment until more E-mount lenses are made available. The 55-200 may be OK but really, for video it does not go wide enough and Sony's 18-200 is a giant fitted on to a dwarf. So I need more small quality lenses. Ideally I could do with a small F4-5.6 duo of 12-20 and 16-125mm quality lenses. That would cover most of my usage requirements. In addition I will not buy a NEX body until the speed of AF and AE has been vastly improved. I have no issues with the IQ of the NEX-5 and I can imagine that the C3 is even better but that cam is not for me and it cannot even be bought as a second NEX as a body only version does not exist. How come that Sony cannot imagine that a NEX user might wish a second body without another kit lens foisted upon him/her. Conclusion: You are right that Sony are neglecting the E lens availability issue. I have also been waiting for Tamron and Sigma to fill some of the voids. No annoucements yet. I could imagine that Tamron could retain lens vibration stabilization in their new 18-270 and adjust it to e-mount without too much bother. This would be ideal and might provide fast AF even with contrast detect. Maybe Sony are preventing this.
I have no problem using all my current Nex gears, even I tried 18-200 for some time but, I really need quality primes to bring out the and to show how good our Nex cameras are. My least frequently used Minolta 50/1.7 has become the standard lens but I really hate manual focusing.
Here is a link to a Chinese site (courtesy of TOP) which shows the new Leica lens in all its glory. And apparently it's slated to sell for around USD600, which if true seems pretty affordable for a lens of this quality.
http://www.omuser.com/viewthread.php?ti ... 3D1&page=1
I prefer to sit pretty with my NEX-5 and wait for developments. Switching is a big deal and if Sony/Sigma/Tamron and other independents come out with a flood of E-mount lenses in 2012 I am sure that the Sony APS-C sensors will beat anything the MFT crowd can produce. IQ is a big issue with me and I would hate to downgrade from the NEX-5 level of IQ performance, particularly at higher ISO settings.
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The video peaking feature makes it easier to get sharp focus than many of the "aids" used in the old days. In fact, it beats most rangefinders hands down.
I use the 28 f1.9 Ultron, 50 f2.0 Heliar and 90 f3.5 Lanthar from voigtlaender extensively. Of course, none of these is small, but the 35 f2.5 is tiny, even when on the M-mount adapter. The 40 f1.4 is also very small.
I bought the NEX to use these lenses, as we have a full set from 12mm to 90. I had no desire to pay the Leica price.
And the results speak for themselves - the images are spectacular
How many do you need ?RedTail_Panther wrote:I sincerely hope the Zeiss 24mm ƒ2.0 and Sony E-Mount 40mm ƒ2.0 are available in sufficient quantities globally by Christmas season.....
Well,bossel wrote:How many do you need ?RedTail_Panther wrote:I sincerely hope the Zeiss 24mm ƒ2.0 and Sony E-Mount 40mm ƒ2.0 are available in sufficient quantities globally by Christmas season.....
It took a bit of time for the 18-200 to reach the USA....and now we also have the earthquake situation..
Just one of each though
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