NEX 6 lens choice - 18-55, 18-105, 16-70 ... or new system?

Started Mar 31, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP trax87 Contributing Member • Posts: 727
Re: NEX 6 lens choice - 18-55, 18-105, 16-70 ... or new system?

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

If your issue with 16-50 is that it is PZ, replace it with 18-55 and you are done.

If you are looking for higher quality, you are going to be paying for it on any system. You can get into m43 by paying $2500 for 12-35/2.8 and 35-100/2.8 duo and cover 24-200mm equiv or you can pay $2500 for 16-70/4 and 70-200/4 duo on Sony E-mount and cover 24-300mm equiv. Your current 35/1.8 on E-mount is m43's 25/1.4, so you are not saving there either.

The best approach might be to figure out what you really want.

Fair enough. I guess the problem is that what I think I want doesn't seem to exist, at least not in the Sony system -- a 16-70 or so with somewhat better quality than the kit lens , without Zeiss branding that costs somewhere between the cost of the kit lens if purchased separately and the 16-70 Zeiss.

A dream,? Perhaps. The 18-105 would have been a reasonable substitute, but they made it a power zoom. So for now, I'll just have to choose between the 18-55 or pay up for the 16-70, as you suggested,

Thanks for your Input.

Which mirrorless system has a mid range zoom? While 18-105 is a PZ, it is in fact the only lens covering that kind of range while costing less.

That very well may be true.  My statement wasn't intended as a knock against Sony.  I personally find the power zooms to be awkward to operate, although I appreciate their benefit in terms of space saving and I doubt I would sell my kit lens for that reason.  If the last used focal length were saved rather than always resetting to 16mm when the camera sleeps, I might actually be able to get used to the electronic zooming.

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Sony a6000 Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS +2 more
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