New NEX leses, f1.8 24mm, f1.8 50mm, f4.5-6.3 55-210mm

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eddieaus
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New NEX leses, f1.8 24mm, f1.8 50mm, f4.5-6.3 55-210mm
Aug 13, 2011

These are the upcoming NEX lenses. You see them here first

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Re: New NEX leses, f1.8 24mm, f1.8 50mm, f4.5-6.3 55-210mm
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Wow (nt)
In reply to eddieaus, Aug 13, 2011

Wow

eddieaus wrote:

These are the upcoming NEX lenses. You see them here first

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In reply to eddieaus, Aug 13, 2011

would you happen to have some sample images? thank you for the lens pr0ns! can't wait for aug. 24!

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Re: Wow (nt)
In reply to malextrolli, Aug 13, 2011

Wow! Thanks a lot for the previews! I haven't been following the chatter on these lenses. They are all due out on the 24th? Also, what is expected price of each?

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SRP information?
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any info on the SRP too? this is too exciting. xD

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In reply to Phatalbert, Aug 13, 2011

They will be officially announced on the 24th.

It is then likely to be a few weeks before you can buy one.

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In reply to eddieaus, Aug 13, 2011

That long zoom is WAY too dark -- 4.5-6.3!!! I suppose it's to keep the size down, but wow. I'd like to see it compared (size-wise) to the Canon 55-250, which is 5.6 at the long end, and is a very light, compact lens with IS.

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Re: New NEX leses, f1.8 24mm, f1.8 50mm, f4.5-6.3 55-210mm
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WT21 wrote:

That long zoom is WAY too dark -- 4.5-6.3!!! I suppose it's to keep the size down, but wow. I'd like to see it compared (size-wise) to the Canon 55-250, which is 5.6 at the long end, and is a very light, compact lens with IS.

Thanks for quoting the images, keeps my scroll wheel busy .

Hard to say right now, but I believe the Canon is quite a bit bigger, with a filter size of 58mm vs 49mm.

The Sony lens has IS, too, and is just 1/3 stop slower.

More importantly, where are those images from ?

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In reply to eddieaus, Aug 13, 2011

Looks like the Zeiss is slightly shorter than the zoom kit. I'm glad they made the lens black to perfectly match the black NEX-7. I'm excited that finally the NEX is getting a high quality lens.

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Yes this is what the NEX system need
In reply to eddieaus, Aug 13, 2011

This and a few more maybe. Maybe a better 16mm and a new 85mm with
some near macro properties (1:4 or better).

For me the 16mm looks ok (from image samples I have seen here and other places). But it has been so much talk about it so if possible maybe Sony could updated it. And of course a few more pancakes if possible would be nice.

I guess the 50mm will be nice for portrait shooting. Not so much DOF and
nice bokeh. The first true E-mount portrait lens... at last!

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In reply to eddieaus, Aug 13, 2011

Fabulous Stuff - just what NEX needs - being non-Pancakes, the 24 and 50 should be far less compromised - the tele-zoom is a bit slow (these things are usually F5.6 at the long end) but has their excellent OIS so not a disaster ..........

The KEY thing will be PRICE - they've really got to be in the same ballpark as the Nikon 35 F1.8, 50 F1.8 and 55-200VR - Hopefully they won't "Sony-out" on us and ask laughable prices like the 18-200 and keep to sensible prices like the budget SAM lenses for Alpha mount .

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This and a few more maybe. Maybe a better 16mm and a new 85mm with
some near macro properties (1:4 or better).

an 18mm F2.5 would be the most likely (easier to make and a direct competitor to the Panny 14mm which M43 has), an 85 F1.8 would be superb .

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Re: New NEX leses, f1.8 24mm, f1.8 50mm, f4.5-6.3 55-210mm
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Here i made a quick comparison. I think it should be quite correct so that everybody can see how big the lenses really are.

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Re: Yes this is what the NEX system need
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AdamT wrote:

This and a few more maybe. Maybe a better 16mm and a new 85mm with
some near macro properties (1:4 or better).

an 18mm F2.5 would be the most likely (easier to make and a direct competitor to the Panny 14mm which M43 has), an 85 F1.8 would be superb .

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Erm, I think you forgot about sensor size. 18mm on an APS-C sensor is an EFL of 28mm. 20mm on an mFT sensor is 40mm. Not even close.

Also, the SEL18200 is comparable to other 18-200mm zoom prices, the Nikkor 18-200mm G ED VR II is the same price, Samsung's 18-200 ED (NX) is the same.

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In reply to Mark_McD, Aug 13, 2011

Erm, I think you forgot about sensor size. 18mm on an APS-C sensor is an EFL of 28mm. 20mm on an mFT sensor is 40mm. Not even close.

Read again - I said Panny 14mm = 28mm

Also, the SEL18200 is comparable to other 18-200mm zoom prices, the Nikkor 18-200mm G ED VR II is the same price, Samsung's 18-200 ED (NX) is the same.

Got a point about the Nikon (which is now Vastly overpriced - the optically identical Mk1 debuted at £399 - the price Tamron's better variant is now)

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Re: Yes this is what the NEX system need
In reply to Mark_McD, Aug 13, 2011

i think they are a bit tooooo large for the system. where are the pancakes.....i know because the shirt flange distance it is harder to make shorter lenses, but the 50mm prime still should be at least shorter than the kit zoom lens.

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i think they are a bit tooooo large for the system. where are the pancakes.....i know because the shirt flange distance it is harder to make shorter lenses, but the 50mm prime still should be at least shorter than the kit zoom lens.

they've probably used the optics from the Cheapo SAM 50mm which requires the deep flange distance to work and stuffed CD-AF friendly electronics in - just a guess, but it'd keep the price down and the optics are already there and pretty good

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NEX Lens Size Comparison (Large Image)
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Re: SRP information?
In reply to anaksatawo, Aug 13, 2011

This is my guess

24mm $899
50mm $229
55-210 $499

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