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Just Posted: Images from latest Sony E-mount lenses on NEX-6

By dpreview staff on Oct 11, 2012 at 21:50 GMT

Just Posted: Sony E-mount 10-18mm F4, 35mm F1.8 and 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom lens samples on the NEX-6. Our last set of images from the Sony press trip is a series shot with the latest NEX camera and the three E-mount lenses announced at Photokina - E 10-18mm F4 OSS super-wide-angle zoom, the E 35mm F1.8 OSS fast normal prime, and the E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS power zoom. We've selected ten images shot with each lens and compiled a combined gallery. Full-size images are, as ever, available for download.

Sony NEX-6 preview samples - Published 11th October 2012

There are 30 images in the samples gallery. Please do not reproduce any of these images on a website or any newsletter / magazine without prior permission (see our copyright page). We make the originals available for private users to download to their own machines for personal examination or printing (in conjunction with this review), we do so in good faith, please don't abuse it.

Unless otherwise noted images taken with no particular settings at full resolution. Because our review images are now hosted on the 'galleries' section of dpreview.com, you can enjoy all of the new galleries functionality when browsing these samples.

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Robert Morris
By Robert Morris (Oct 11, 2012)

Thanks, Amadou some nice shot to look at while I wait for mine to get here.

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Sosua
By Sosua (Oct 11, 2012)

Difficult to really tell of course, but the 35mm 1.8 looks pretty good - wide open and stopped down.

Impossible to tell with the 10-18mm unfortunately, with high ISO, wide open shots and no flat field stuff.

Looks OK in the ISO 400, 18mm 5.6 shot but JPEG NR isn't helping.

Look forward to more on these two lenses, if they are up to snuff, makes NEX so much more attractive.

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ashwins
By ashwins (Oct 12, 2012)

Yes, even the corner sharpness of the 35mm 1.8 wide open looks good. I'd love to have it for my NEX 3, although the price can become a deal breaker.

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neo_nights
By neo_nights (Oct 11, 2012)

As always.... "naysayers are gonna naysay".

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Ariston
By Ariston (Oct 12, 2012)

naysayers are indeed naysayers. although the images are truly underwhelming. just a fact.

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fhu
By fhu (Oct 11, 2012)

Nothing beats camera to camera comparison. Got to wait, I guess.

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Yanko Kitanov
By Yanko Kitanov (Oct 11, 2012)

How can anyone understand anything about a lens from such a quality and type of photography with such camera settings used?!?
These shots are neither "scientific", nor artistic, not even correctly exposed for god's sake....this must be a joke....

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GeorgeZ
By GeorgeZ (Oct 11, 2012)

That's what I've been saying for ages now- the real world samples here resemble more possible entries to the challenges than being useful samples for evaluating a camera or lens.

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photobeans
By photobeans (Oct 11, 2012)

If all we did was shoot test charts and studio controlled lighting in the real world you would have a valid complaint. These photos represent how the 99% of us use our camera, they are helpful.

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Mssimo
By Mssimo (Oct 11, 2012)

They could have made it up by taking a picture of the whole car...i wonder what it is...some kind of lambo?

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Amadou Diallo
By Amadou Diallo (Oct 11, 2012)

Nope. A McLaren

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MarkInSF
By MarkInSF (Oct 11, 2012)

It's a McLaren MP4-12C. Very distinctive center console, among other things. Modern Lambos are much flashier than this.

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MarkInSF
By MarkInSF (Oct 11, 2012)

Did you get to drive it, or just pose?

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Joes Raw Talk
By Joes Raw Talk (Oct 11, 2012)

is that all you got?

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Deeso
By Deeso (Oct 12, 2012)

Sony brought the wrong car. Subjects with more vibrant colours would have appealed more the eye. Plus, cloudy day, and certain underexposure on some pics... boring landscapes. These lenses are fine. I'm sure a few inspired shots and proper raw postprocessing will show their potential.

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Rooru S
By Rooru S (Oct 11, 2012)

quality seems to be just OK, nothing spectacular. 16-50 seems to be my next lens.

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dbo
By dbo (Oct 12, 2012)

I tested it on the NEX6 on Photokina. Built quality is quite nice, I enjoyed the power zoom function.
The have had a model on a wooden bridge with some surrounding green, so it was possible to capture some shoots of different light situations.
The results looked quite ok(I watched them on my iPad).
At the low end the distortions are quite heavy, and vignetting seems to be of need to be corrected.
Colours and contrast looked quite well for a 3,1x zoom.

In parallel I was able to test it on my NEX7. This is something severe different. It again shows, that budget lenses are nothing desirable for it. The low end of the zoom range was miserable and vignetting was a problem unless you stop down by at least two stops.

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Rooru S
By Rooru S (Oct 12, 2012)

So there is still not enough lenses capable of handling the resolution required for the 24MP sensor...hmmmm Thanks for your insight dbo!

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Emacs23
By Emacs23 (Oct 11, 2012)

IMO all these lenses are OK

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Almeida
By Almeida (Oct 11, 2012)

Thank you!

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