Nex-5 New Firmware SAM Lens Autofocus - Youtube Video

Started Oct 14, 2010 | Discussions thread
straylightrun Senior Member • Posts: 1,440
Sony 35mm 1.8 questions

Does the af assist light work with the Sony 35mm 1.8 on the NEX?

Does the af/mf switch on the side of the lens work in switching between the 2 modes on the NEX?

rurouni wrote:

I have the 35/1.8 and NEX5 combi as well.

The AF actually takes 2 secs to get a general focus, followed by 3 secs of 'juddering' as it fine tunes the focus. So on average I'm seeing a 5 sec focus time for most objects.

The focus on lock on is accurate most of the time. To put the SAM motor noise in context, while its definitely not quiet enough for movies, its quieter than the NEX5 shutter.

I'm quite liking the 35/1.8 on the NEX, its a good combi, if only Sony had an E-mount version.

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