Does Sony's "clear zoom" work with non-Sony lenses? Or with the LA-EA2 + A-mount?

Started Mar 29, 2014 | Questions thread
wsalopek
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Re: Does Sony's "clear zoom" work with non-Sony lenses? Or with the LA-EA2 + A-mount?
In reply to Bart Hickman, Mar 29, 2014

Bart Hickman wrote:

wsalopek wrote:

But how does the camera know to "go into" clear zoom mode?

On my Sony 16-50 kit lens, clear zoom starts, of course, at the end of the optical zoom range by continuing to turn the zoom ring.

If a lens has no electrical connection to the camera, how does the camera know to "go into" clear zoom as the camera has no idea what zoom setting I am using, and much less that I have reached max zoom and want to zoom in further.

When clear zoom is enabled, the camera enters clear zoom mode when you get to the long end of the zoom range of the lens.

Bart

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Bart,

I just want to be clear here for folks who might read this later...that is not correct (but please correct me if I am wrong!).

The camera can NOT enter clear zoom mode unless it is told to do so, and that means a person needs:

1)  A Sony e-mount lens.

2)  A manual (non-electrically connected) lens...and then using the cameras back control wheel to use clear zoom.

3)  Any lens...if the Sony camera has a power zoom lever (the Nex-6 does not).

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