Nex 6 but now ?

Started Feb 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
nevercat Senior Member • Posts: 3,193
very good lenses for the NEX system

Everdog wrote:

DtEW wrote:

jeffharris wrote:

The NEX-6 is a pretty compelling camera, EXCEPT for the fact that the native lens selection is rather poor, except for the Zeiss 24mm. AND native NEX lenses tend to be rather large. The image quality probably beats any M4/3 camera.

The NEX lens lineup isn't nearly as poor as one might want to believe.

If you look at the NEX line up you find a good $1100 Zeiss lens, a couple OK lenses, and many with very slow apertures. You also see people claim adapters as lenses (you can get wide-angle adapters for ANY lens- check ebay), and a few poorly rated lenses.

Well lets look at the lens lineup for the Nex shell we?

16 mm f2.8 pancake: mediocre ens, but in the right hands capable of taking stunning pictures
24 mm f1.8 CZ lens: Expensive but very good lens
30 mm f3.5 macro lens; not great, but nice fore food photography
35 mm F1.8 OSS lens: very good not to large lens
50 mm F1.8 OSS lens: Very good lens
Then the zooms:
10-18 mm F4 OSS lens: Good rather fast zoom lens
16-50 mm OSS lens very small lens, works quite well with the in camera correction of the Nex 6
18-55 mm OSS kit lens: rather good kit zoom lens
18-200mm OSS super zoom lens, good optical quality OSS optimized fpr zoom
55-210mm OSS zoom lens good optical quality

Then we have the very nice 19mm F2.8 Sigma lens (very cheap) and the 30mm F2.8 Sigma, both considderd very nice lenses.

Then there comes the 20mm F2.8 pancake lens we have to see what quality that lens will be.

So at this moment we have 12 different lenses for the Nex. 6 are not sllow at all. The slower lenses are all zoom lenses and a macro lens. One zoom lens is not slow for a 10-18mm zoom lens.

The latest OSS lenses are a step in the right direction though. No doubt that in a couple years, they will have a good line up.

I think that for most users the good lineup is allready there. for most (potential) users the Nex is a very good sysem at this moment.

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