Does Sony force Sigma to disable OS in lens?

Started Apr 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
Shield3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,440
Re: Si! nt

Keit ll wrote:

It is interesting that no one has mentioned the possibility of using Sigma & Tamron lenses on Sony's NEX series by using the various adapters including Sony's own.

Some NEX users are seeking out older Stabilized Sigma in order to use them on their bodies because the Nex's do not have IBIS. The obvious solution is of course to incorporate IBIS into the NEX but for some reason Sony do not want to do this despite the fact that it would greatly facilitate the use of legacy lenses which is touted as one of the main attractions of using a NEX.

Sigma are actually losing potential sales to NEX users by dropping IS from their Alpha fitting lenses.

I actually did this about a year ago with the LA-EA2 + Nex5n + Sigma 17-50 OS.  Worked a real treat.  IMO in-lens stabilization always works best, and I don't have to dive into a menu to shut it off (a850/a900 users excluded, of course).

Talk about a pain in the neck trying to track down the "older" Sigma 17-50 OS version.

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