Walk-around lens for NEX?

Started Dec 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
Russell Evans Forum Pro • Posts: 12,326
Re: Great idea:)

Bruce Oudekerk wrote:

santiclaws wrote:

Another option to consider is adding a good Alpha zoom like the 16-80 with the LA-EA2 adapter. The adapter is surprisingly small and comfortable in use if you use the old-fashioned hold with the left hand under the lens. You lose some of the advantage of the smaller size, but I think it would still be less than half of the weight of the A850 with the 28-135 and much, much smaller.

Super answer and I actually hadn't considered it. That would also give me PD focus and the ability to use my other a-mount lenses althopugh the Nex7 on the end of the 70-300G would be just plain weird...or not with the 1.5 FOV:)

Hmmm...this is really a great idea although you just bumped my entry level price point up considerably. I suppose in the short term I could make due with my 28-75 f.2.8 or even the super sharp tiny Minolta 35-70 f4.0. The e-mount equiv might even come out before I'd save the cash to get the 16-80 CZ. Its a win-win all around.

There is only a 161g, 6oz, difference between the A77 and the Nex-7 with LA-EA2. Cost for the A77 is $270 less since you don't have to buy the adapter. Is 6 oz enough of difference?

If size is the issue, then save even more money, and a little bit more weight, with the A65. The Sigma 19mm f2.8  is 45.7mm in length the LA-EA2 is 44mm in length, so the comparison in this link gives a pretty good idea of the size of the Nex-7 with LA-EA2 in comparison to the A65.

What is the gain with going with the Nex-7 that would drive this?

Thank you

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