Andy, it took a lot longer than I expected, but glad that it is happening now. I look back on what I wrote in September 2011 above and see that it is where we are now, finally. I agree that the A7II line is very interesting. For travel I am still very happy with my m4/3 gear because I value small size and weight (bodies and lenses) -- just got back from 4 weeks in India -- but if I was more into other types of photography then the A7II bodies sure would be tempting. Fun to have flexibility in which lens brand to use and also all the old MF lenses. I could see getting one later. Here in Japan Sony (and Panasonic) don't want to sell to non-Japanese though so it means usually waiting until I am in the States -- and then if going back to Japan I have no warranty. Not a big deal right now since I don't have any real use for one.bakubo wrote:I suppose that since the Canon lenses all have a motor and the aperture is controlled electronically (I think the E-mount is the same, isn't it?) it might mean an adapter for NEX could be a bit smaller than the LA-EA2 since the adapter would not need an AF motor and wouldn't need the mechanism to operate the mechanical aperture mechanism that the A-mount uses.
It seems like someone, Sony, Sigma, Tamron, or someone else really could jump on the idea and make full operation adapters which would give the effect of the long wished for universal mount. We know how popular the existing simple adapters are that allow old MF lenses to be mounted on NEX using stop down metering, MF, etc. Being able to use all or most existing AF lenses of all brands with full capability and fast AF seems to me to be very attractive.
It is easy to imagine a later NEX model with a bit larger body, larger battery, and better ergonomics that would make comfortable use with SLR lenses. Imagine using any of your various brand and mount lenses and also being able to choose the lens you want based on various characteristics, but without much regard for which mount it has?
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By the way, what part of India are you originally from?
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Sigma MC-11 adapter is world's 1st to offer full range of AF modes on Sony E-mount
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M 4thirds would be good as it would keep the lenses small for the E body
Sony must surely respond to this
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Personally if I have to continue with using A mount cameras for a while longer, I would prefer an A77 III using the bits from the A6300.
I have gradually increased the number of FE mount lenses I have, so for me it would have to be a big improvement to consider a new adapter.
I looked at the Zeiss 16-70 for E mount and although it gives out standing central performance its a bit suspect on the edges, thus in my opinion not worth the cost, a Tamron or Sigma might be better, Some reviews suggest they are.
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Is this problem now negated with the A6500 having IBIS, or does that only work with e-mount native lenses?classiccameras wrote:I have been trying out my 18-135 SAM on the A6000 via the LA-EA2 adapter, stunning pictures more so than on my old A57, so I guess that shows how good the A6000 sensor is. One problem, no A mount lens will be stabilised, so you may be limited to focal length for hand holding, at 135mm I had a few pics not as sharp as they could be, but at 18mm razor sharp. The New Sigma MC-11 adapter opens up a whole new world of choices for the E mount, as their Canon/Sigma adapter for E mount thus enables stabilised lenses to be used.
I assume the A6500 IBIS will work with other lenses just as the A7II series, A-mount, Olympus, Panasonic, and Pentax IBIS bodies can. It certainly will be interesting if Sony decided to cripple IBIS only in the A6500. I doubt it though.Dusty wrote: Is this problem now negated with the A6500 having IBIS, or does that only work with e-mount native lenses?
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