Yippee. Another small snsor camera that makes true wide-angle either expensive or impossible. 2.7 crop factor! Ridiculous.What happens when you want an 17mm equivalent for interior pictures? A 6mm lens? Does such exist?Glad I have a NEX with APS-C sensor.Cheap wide-angle compared with this.
A 10-30mm yields a minimum of 27mm? What does it take to go to REAL wide-angle? My NEX-3 has 18mm at very low cost. That's why you don't want anything less than a APS-C sensor. Rephrased question: Why anything less than an APS-C sensor?" In the case of the V1-V3, why should I pay more for a tiny sensor? If you want a small sensor, get a cheap compact.
Sony already has an equivalent E-mount lens for $749 at the local Sony store in San Diego. We will have to see what the street price for this Fuji lens will be after March.
Almost there! How about a 10-15mm zoom for my NEX-3 which would be perfect for real esate interiors. Real wide-angle is so neglected by the camera makers.
As a NEX-3 owner and real estate photographer using the current 16mm with .75 adapter (18mm), I was hoping for a 10-20mm zoom. 20mm (really 30mm) is way too big for interior work.
Whoopee! Because of the 2x crop factor, you pay a fortune for only a 24mm equivalent. If that lens was on my Sony NEX-3, I would have my 18mm true wide angle. Wait. I have the Sony Wide-Angle adapter on my 16mm NEX-3 from the factory. So I got my 18mm for only $90.00! Nothing like having an APS-C sensor instead of the point and shoot sized one in the 4/3 system!
It's cute from the front but too thick and bulky. I have looked through the K lens collection and to achieve an 18mm wide angle equivalent, it's just way too expensive. I bought a NEX-3 with 16mm and the Sony WA adapter = 18mm, the more powerrful flash, an 8gb card, camera case for less than $850. All the other hybrids want way more. You can pay $500 to 800 just for a WA lens.
I bought a NEX-3 for real estate pictures. I got it with the 16mm and added the wide converter for an equivalent 18mm. It's great but I need wider. Please build a 10-20 Zoom like Canon has for it's SLRs.
I'm not impressed. Let's see. I buy an expensive prime lens. Then I get the wide-angle converter. Now I have a 22mm? Wow. I put the Sony WA converter ($90.00) on my NEX-3 with 16mm lens ($499) and get 18mm. Sounds like a sensor size mistake. Remember, Panasonic was early into the hybrid game.Sony learned from Panasonic and Olympus as pioneers. Let's hope Canon learns from Nikon's mistake on sensor size with their hybrid. Or Olympus may go BK like Kodak. Today's camera's are more into electronics than lenses anymore. Traditional camera companies like Canon and Nikon have to play catch-up now. It's similar to how Mercedes and BMW have had to play catch-up to Lexus in the electronics dept.
tourtrophy: I am surprised Fuji X100 and X10 were not mentioned.
I think that cost/value is an important factor.As a real estate broker, I do extensive interior work. Small sensors just add to the cost of wide-angle. I just picked up a NEX-3 on closeout for $499, added the Sony .75 adapter for $90 for 18mm. Added the optional hi-powered flash, case and memory card for less than $800 total.Now the NEX-5 is being closed out at the same price.Sony is where the value is, especially for Wide-Angle.
I take pics of real estate. So bring on a 10-20mm Zoom (15-30mm)! I'm using the NEX 16mm with .75 WA Adapter but a 10-20mm Zoom would give me a wider view and more flexibility. In fact, it would be perfect for real estate and that lens would do it all.