Walk-around lens for NEX?

Started Dec 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
D Williams Contributing Member • Posts: 819
Almost a 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.

Christmas is coming Santiclaws:) Hint, hint.


The 16-80mm on a LA-EA2 is my favorite walk around lens with the NEX-7 except for when it's cloudy or dark or you are shooting into the shade ... because you loose the stabilization.  The trade-off is that in anything less than good light you have to remember to manage your shutter speed and ISO to make sure everything is sharp.  If I don't know what I'm shooting beforehand, I usually surrender and stick the 18-200mm or the kit lens on.  The 18-200mm is really quite reasonable if you are willing to shoot at 800-1600 ISO.  It should be for $900

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