Tele lens for NEX

Started Dec 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
JohnNewman Contributing Member • Posts: 594
Re: Tele lens for NEX

zackiedawg wrote:

jbwong wrote:

just wondering what is the alternative of 55-210mm

is there a sharper lens with a smaller body than 55-210mm? prime and manual focus is fine

My guess - probably not. Sharper? might find some very nice primes that are super-sharp. Smaller body? Sure - there are smaller lenses out there in the world if you find the right mount, such as the Rangefinder lenses, that can get you decent telephoto in a small package. But combination of both smaller AND sharper? Probably not. The 55-210mm lens is quite lightweight, pretty reasonably small, and very sharp throughout the range, is stabilized and autofocuses, and all for around $350. Hard to beat that.

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+1 although I'm pretty happy with my Tammy 18-200 (I appreciate this doesn't help the OP as it's even heavier.)  If the rumoured 85mm f1.8 appears that would appear to be an excellent short-medium tele although size and weight, not to mention cost could be an issue. Fingers crossed for 2013


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