Basic question about high IQ m43 versus NEX versus FF SLR lens manufacturing...

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Re: Basic question about high IQ m43 versus NEX versus FF SLR lens manufacturing...

losangeles wrote:

Thanks for the great response. Sorry if this question is stupid, but isn't the Sigma 16-50 f2.8 not available for NEX, but needs an adapter? If the answer to that is yes, what would be the least expensive and heavy adapter to use with it? Thanks again!

Yes, it's an A-mount lens. It's a great lens, with stabilization that works. The downside is the size and weight. There are also similar Sony and Tamron lenses, but only (the old version of) the Sigma is stabilized.

I would recommend the LA-EA2 adapter, for the convenience of AF.

There's also the LA-EA1 which has very slow AF, communicates the lens info to the camera, and allows the camera to set the lens aperture.

Finally there are cheap eBay adapters. These don't communicate with the camera, but I believe they allow you to set the aperture manually/mechanically (but without knowing it's precise value, you need to guess this).

Hope this helps.

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