What "standard" zoom for the Nex-7

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Ira Blumberg
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What "standard" zoom for the Nex-7
Aug 24, 2011

The Nex-7 looks like a very promising compact camera for serious photographers. However, based on reviews, the standard 18-55 zoom is no match for the image quality the sensor can produce. Also, 3.5-5.6 is quite slow.

I currently use an a580 with Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 as my "walk around" camera. I would love something smaller and lighter with equal or better image quality. The Nex-7 is very tempting, but not until there is an equivalent of the Tamron zoom available.

The LA-EA2 looks interesting, but seems to add so much weight and bulk to the camera that I might as well just stick with my a580, particularly since focusing will be no better.

Anyone have any suggestions??

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Ira

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Ira Blumberg wrote:

Anyone have any suggestions??

Just stick with your a580. You outline the reasons above.

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In reply to Ira Blumberg, Aug 24, 2011

Higher performance standard zoom ("G") is promised for 2012.

When exactly in 2012 is not known.

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In reply to Myari, Aug 25, 2011

He'll complain about lens size. Just look at the mockup when the roadmap was released on 2010...I don't mind since the NEX-5 is my main camera, but he already got the A580 and won't see any advantage at all.

Myari wrote:

Higher performance standard zoom ("G") is promised for 2012.

When exactly in 2012 is not known.

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In reply to Myari, Aug 25, 2011

Myari wrote:

Higher performance standard zoom ("G") is promised for 2012.

When exactly in 2012 is not known.

We are still waiting for the first lens of 2011. It won't be here for another 2 months (Oct.).

Stick with the 580. Unless you manually focus all the time, no lens will come close. Also, the 24 MP sensor seems to have a lot of noise.

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Everdog wrote:

We are still waiting for the first lens of 2011. It won't be here for another 2 months (Oct.).

The 30mm macro will be available in September.
http://www.sony.jp/ichigan/lineup/macro_lens.html

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In reply to Ira Blumberg, Aug 25, 2011

IF I got the NEX-7, the standard zoom will be my Tri-Elmar 28-35-50, with an adapter. But the $1200 price tag holds me back, . . .

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Ira Blumberg wrote:

The Nex-7 looks like a very promising compact camera for serious photographers. However, based on reviews, the standard 18-55 zoom is no match for the image quality the sensor can produce. Also, 3.5-5.6 is quite slow.

I currently use an a580 with Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 as my "walk around" camera. I would love something smaller and lighter with equal or better image quality. The Nex-7 is very tempting, but not until there is an equivalent of the Tamron zoom available.

The LA-EA2 looks interesting, but seems to add so much weight and bulk to the camera that I might as well just stick with my a580, particularly since focusing will be no better.

Anyone have any suggestions??

TIA,
Ira

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