Are Sony E-Mount lenses all that bad?

Started Aug 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
Marvin Doering Senior Member • Posts: 1,599
Not bad. Just not enough choice.

I like the NEX-7 and use mine for simple snapshots. Unfortunately, there is no telephoto available above 200 mm except in the A mount. Sony, I assume for size reasons, chose not to put IBIS in the NEX series but did put it in the A series. Therefore, even with an adapter to use the A series lenses on the NEX-7 I lose any stabilization assist which is a particularly grievous problem with the longer lenses. I also use an OM-N which does have the IBIS but the only long lens they offer is very expensive. It sounds silly but I ended up buying the A57 to use with a 70-300 Tamron lens and 90mm Tamron macro lens in A mount. Likewise I use it with the 35mm 1.8 and 50mm 1.4 A mount lenses since, again, they have no imasge stabilization when used with the NEX-7. That leaves only the NEX series, slow lenses, to use on the NEX-7. I also have a 12mm, Voigtlander, which works well enough with the NEX-7, due to the exteme DOF that it offers. It, too, is very slow.

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