Hands-On Sony NEX-6 & 16-50mm OSS images & other E-Mount Lens

Started Oct 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
jwocky
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Re: Question on 16-50mm Kit Lens Power Zoom Function
In reply to santiclaws, Oct 14, 2012

santiclaws wrote:

jwocky wrote:

Webgeek, thanks so much for sharing your impressions.  Really enjoyed reading this entire thread with everyone's questions and comments.

I have a question and concern regarding the power zoom of the kit lens.  I'm coming from an SLR and am obviously used to mechanical zoom on the lenses.  How does the power zoom on the 16-50mm kit lens feel and operate?  I know you can zoom by using the lens ring when in AF mode, but how does the action compare to mechanical zoom lens?    Does it react (zoom in/out) instantly when you turn the ring, or is there some lag?  If so, how bad is the lag?

I would imagine that any lag will dissuade possible SLR users from converting.  And it's no wonder the battery life has been reported as poor on the NEX-6 since even regular zooming action eats up power.  Good thing clone batteries are cheap for the NEXT cameras

I was under the impression the 16-50 has both power zoom and regular mechanical zoom. Is that incorrect?

Everything I read on the Nex-6 and kit lens gave me the impression that it's power zoom only, but the power zoom can be actuated using the lens ring (doesn't have to be controlled via the body).

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