Campatability of SELP1650?

Started Sep 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
guyo68
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Re: Compatability of SELP1650?
In reply to Don Christie, 11 months ago

I realize I'm joining the discussion fairly late in the game.

I own a NEX-C3, and was about to purchase the SELP1650 when I e-mailed Sony support for official word on compatibility.

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This is the reply I received from the Sony Email Response Team:

Thank you for contacting Sony Support.

We appreciate that you are interested in purchasing the SELP1650 power zoom lens. I understand that you want to confirm if it is fully compatible with your NEXC3 camera.

The SELP1650 is compatible to be mounted and will work with the NEXC3 model however, it is not advisable to use it with your camera. Shading at the corners of the image or distortion may be visible when shooting at the lens' widest angle (lowest focal length).

Thank you for choosing Sony.

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It is indeed a shame that Sony elected to include distortion correction tables in NEX camera bodies rather than in its lenses.

This is going to make me think twice about furthering my investment in the NEX platform.

Hope this info helps.

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