The NEX Sony G Lens

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OzK
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The NEX Sony G Lens
May 7, 2012

I have the CZ 24mm lens, but I really need a top quality zoom lens as well.

I am thinking about changing camera system at the moment, and I am also part of Alpha...

Can anybody tell me what the specs are going to be for the new sony G lens.... if indeed anybody does have an inkling of what this lens is.

No worries if no hard facts yet...

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In reply to OzK, May 7, 2012

No idea about specs, but you can bet it'll be A) big and B) expensive.

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cptrios wrote:

No idea about specs, but you can bet it'll be A) big and B) expensive.

And not due 'till 2013 - likely, the end of 2013 the way things are going

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In reply to OzK, May 7, 2012

Information on this lens is scarce, even just rumours. I believe it was on the roadmap for this year, but has been moved to next year.

As a stopgap I've opted to get the 17-50mm f/2.8 Sigma (stabilized). So far it seems to be an excellent standard zoom, but weighs a lot.

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In reply to OzK, May 7, 2012

If you have Alpha DSLR camera, just buy a G lens for your alpha and use it on your NEX.

Dual useage... way to go in my book.

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In reply to GodSpeaks, May 7, 2012

I am really interested in this lens as well. It seems pretty much perfect, I mean wider than the kit, and large aperture at both ends.

Are there any kind of negatives with these kinds of lenses usually? Is it unlikely to have OSS for example?

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GodSpeaks wrote:

If you have Alpha DSLR camera, just buy a G lens for your alpha and use it on your NEX.

Dual useage... way to go in my book.

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I have a Sony a 77 too... Complete with the 16-50lens... It just doesn't feel right, LA-EA1 adapter which is painfully slow... So having sold that I'm now working out where I go next!

All of this pain is stemming from the fact that sony created far too good a camera in the DSC-R1! I wish they would just rereleased that camera with an updated back.... All my problems would be solved in one sweep!!

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OzK wrote:

All of this pain is stemming from the fact that sony created far too good a camera in the DSC-R1! I wish they would just rereleased that camera with an updated back.... All my problems would be solved in one sweep!!

or that lens with an e-mount.

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i3c wrote:

OzK wrote:

All of this pain is stemming from the fact that sony created far too good a camera in the DSC-R1! I wish they would just rereleased that camera with an updated back.... All my problems would be solved in one sweep!!

or that lens with an e-mount.

That would be a dream! Sadly Nex was stupidly designed with an 18mm gap instead of the 2mm of the dsc-r1.... Understandable for scratch reasons.... But because of that we'll never see a similar sized sized lens for the Nex!

And I wish the zoom would just be a t* coated lens... I'd happily pay for that. G lenses make me sigh!

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In reply to OzK, May 7, 2012

Michael Reichmann over a Luminous Landscape said that he really, really liked the Sony Alpha 16-50/2.8 with the EAII adaptor on the NEX 7 as a walk around lens. I looked at the test over at slrgear and it is really an exceptional lens. The combo did not look too big in the LL video.

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In reply to OzK, May 7, 2012

...get the fast focusing adaptor? You have the lens.

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win39 wrote:

Michael Reichmann over a Luminous Landscape said that he really, really liked the Sony Alpha 16-50/2.8 with the EAII adaptor on the NEX 7 as a walk around lens. I looked at the test over at slrgear and it is really an exceptional lens. The combo did not look too big in the LL video.

I tried that lens on my 5N and came to a different conclusion. It was large and heavy to me, but I gave up on a Nikon DSLR with the 18-200 VR lens because I couldn't just carry it in my hand and had to use a neck strap for any kind of extended shooting. That was the same conclusion I came to with the 16-50/2.8. It's an incredible lens though . . . if it just wasn't so large (I really, really wanted it to work).

Here was mine next to a 55-210:

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win39 wrote:

Michael Reichmann over a Luminous Landscape said that he really, really liked the Sony Alpha 16-50/2.8 with the EAII adaptor on the NEX 7 as a walk around lens. I looked at the test over at slrgear and it is really an exceptional lens. The combo did not look too big in the LL video.

I tried that lens on my 5N and came to a different conclusion. It was large and heavy to me, but I gave up on a Nikon DSLR with the 18-200 VR lens because I couldn't just carry it in my hand and had to use a neck strap for any kind of extended shooting. That was the same conclusion I came to with the 16-50/2.8. It's an incredible lens though . . . if it just wasn't so large (I really, really wanted it to work).

Here was mine next to a 55-210:

Ah yes - that looks all to familiar... in short it's as long as the a77 pretty much once you have the adaptor which defeats the object!

Personally I think Sony have got the NEX wrong in a lot of ways... but really really right for enthusiasts wanting to use manual lenses.

I basically want the cz16-80... but without any adaptors!

The G will likely be a nasty lens... the should have got Mr Zeiss on the case a long time ago, it would have been out by now!

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If a lens like the 16-50 existed in a slightly smaller, but certainly emount format then I'd pay pretty good money for it. I'd sell my Zeiss 24 for this hypothetical lens.

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OzK wrote:

I basically want the cz16-80... but without any adaptors!

Me too -- except -- with stabilization.
Zeiss does not do stabilization.

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OzK wrote:

The G will likely be a nasty lens... the should have got Mr Zeiss on the case a long time ago, it would have been out by now!

What are you basing this on, OzK? Seems kind of arbitrary... the other Alpha G lenses that have been made for purpose rather than rebadged (think 70-400G) have pretty stellar reputations.

IMO a high quality, compact 16-50 f/4 G would be a perfect partner for the NEX-7.

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OzK wrote:

I basically want the cz16-80... but without any adaptors!

Me too -- except -- with stabilization.
Zeiss does not do stabilization.

You must have an assistant to carry the camera/lens. Photography managed for years without stabilization. High ISO is better than ever. Why make the lens larger and heavier when you are talking a supposedly compact camera system? I would rather shoot at high ISO, or resort to a monopod when needed. I hope that size trumps stabilization. I would even accept a very high quality f/4.0, but most top end standard zooms are f2.8. I'll have to think about an f/4.0 with three stop stabilization.

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Gary H wrote:

i3c wrote:

OzK wrote:

I basically want the cz16-80... but without any adaptors!

Me too -- except -- with stabilization.
Zeiss does not do stabilization.

You must have an assistant to carry the camera/lens. Photography managed for years without stabilization. High ISO is better than ever. Why make the lens larger and heavier when you are talking a supposedly compact camera system? I would rather shoot at high ISO, or resort to a monopod when needed. I hope that size trumps stabilization. I would even accept a very high quality f/4.0, but most top end standard zooms are f2.8. I'll have to think about an f/4.0 with three stop stabilization.

I think it's fast lenses that are bigger & heavier not stabilized lenses.

The kit lens is stabilized and not that big or heavy. Even my Canon s90 has optical stabilization.

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Yes, that is why I said that f/4.0 stabilized .. maybe.

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Gary H wrote:

i3c wrote:

OzK wrote:

I basically want the cz16-80... but without any adaptors!

Me too -- except -- with stabilization.
Zeiss does not do stabilization.

You must have an assistant to carry the camera/lens. Photography managed for years without stabilization. High ISO is better than ever. Why make the lens larger and heavier when you are talking a supposedly compact camera system? I would rather shoot at high ISO, or resort to a monopod when needed. I hope that size trumps stabilization. I would even accept a very high quality f/4.0, but most top end standard zooms are f2.8. I'll have to think about an f/4.0 with three stop stabilization.

That's one thing the dsc-r1 also didn't have: stabilisation! Do you think the nearer the sensor the harder it is to have in body stabilisation?

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