Author Topic: Lens` for NEX cameras  (Read 7595 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Gordon McGeachie

  • Friend of DynaxDigital
  • *****
  • Posts: 4427
  • Gender: Male
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/35699306@N04/
Lens` for NEX cameras
« on: August 18, 2011, 11:57:31 AM »
I have had an email from one of my brothers who is asking about lens compatabilities with the NEX system.

Can aps-c ( Sony DT)and full frame glass both be used, the reason why I ask is because I am compiling an email to him with links to sites that sell second hand, and would like to give him more info.

I will also give him the link to this site and Dyxum  so he can get more info.

From this link, what second hand ones would you reccomend for him.?
 
Thanks in anticipation.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2011, 12:00:06 PM by Gordon McGeachie »
A700, VG-C70AM, Sony 50mm f1.4,SAL1870, Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G SSM, A350,A550,3600HSD, Minolta 135, 500 Reflex, Sigma 10-20,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD ASP IF, Sigma 400, Tamron 90, ,Nissin Di866 MKII,Interfit 150w 2 head kit, Giottos MTL9351B/MH5011
My flickr site is here http://www.flickr.com/photos/35699306@N04/

Offline rogprov

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 382
  • Gender: Male
  • Roger
Re: Lens` for NEX cameras
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2011, 12:07:01 PM »
Yes all Sony/Minolta "A" mount lenses can be used on the NEX with an adapter see here ...

http://www.sony.co.uk/product/ddl-nex-5-nex-3-lenses-and-a-mount-adaptor

"A" mount lenses with internal motor focussing will be totally compatible but those focussed by the camera body will have to be manually focussed..
« Last Edit: August 18, 2011, 12:09:20 PM by rogprov »
Roger

Offline JimA

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 327
Re: Lens` for NEX cameras
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2011, 12:12:29 PM »
I'm pretty sure that only lenses with inbuilt motors auto focus though there is no screw drive
Seems a very expensive tube to me

Offline Gordon McGeachie

  • Friend of DynaxDigital
  • *****
  • Posts: 4427
  • Gender: Male
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/35699306@N04/
Re: Lens` for NEX cameras
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011, 12:17:09 PM »
I see that the adaptor has an RRP of £179.

I take it that none of the glass in my sig wont A/F, and only HSM will ?

 
A700, VG-C70AM, Sony 50mm f1.4,SAL1870, Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G SSM, A350,A550,3600HSD, Minolta 135, 500 Reflex, Sigma 10-20,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD ASP IF, Sigma 400, Tamron 90, ,Nissin Di866 MKII,Interfit 150w 2 head kit, Giottos MTL9351B/MH5011
My flickr site is here http://www.flickr.com/photos/35699306@N04/

Offline rogprov

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 382
  • Gender: Male
  • Roger
Re: Lens` for NEX cameras
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2011, 02:34:51 PM »
Only lenses with SSM or SAM will autofocus as the NEX body does not have a motor drive for lenses.
Roger

Offline subbu68

  • From India but living in Abu Dhabi
  • Friend of DynaxDigital
  • *****
  • Posts: 1514
  • Gender: Male
    • Subramoniam Sivaramakrishnan
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/64618899@N04/
    • www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=62300196&trk=tab_pro
Re: Lens` for NEX cameras
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2011, 05:35:13 AM »
Yes only SAM or SSM lenses work with NEX with the adaptor. Else manual focus only. I use my 70300G lens with my wife's NEX5. AF is a bit slow that's all.

See http://www.dynaxdigital.com/lens-talk/using-70-300g-on-nex-5/
Subbu (Subramoniam)

SONY A580 /  SAL16-80Z / SAL70300G / SIGMA 105mm HSM Macro / HVL-43AM flash / Benro Tripods - A500EX+BH2 head, A0681T+B00 head, Gorillapod SLR-ZOOM, ManFrotto 293 Tele Lens Bracket
http://www.flickr.com/photos/64618899@N04/

Offline eddieitman

  • Regular Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 273
    • Digital Darkroom
Re: Lens` for NEX cameras
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2011, 06:47:28 PM »
Pathetic AF is for wimps the nex comes to life with mf lenses i can recomend nothing better than a konica lens on there i have over 35 lenses now with more coming this next week
Take a look at My post on konica 28mm and 135 these are straight jpgs no pp


http://forum.mflenses.com/konica-ar-28mm-f3-5-quick-lunchtime-test-t42802.html

http://forum.mflenses.com/konica-135-f3-5-the-wilkinson-sword-so-sharp-it-cuts-t42799.html
Sony A700
Beercan 70-210 F4
Minolta 35-105 F3.5 Macro hacked
Minolta 35-70 F4 with Macro Hack
Minolta 50mm F1.7 prime
Tokina AF 70-210mm
Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 A16
Tamron 70-300mm A17 DI LD
M42 Manual Focus Lenses. Jupiter 11a, Chinon 55mm F1.7, Helios 44M-4, Super Takumar F2 55mm, MIR 1B 37mm
http://digital-darkroom.weebly.com

Offline philjo

  • Regular Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 118
Re: Lens` for NEX cameras
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2011, 01:21:22 PM »
I see that the adaptor has an RRP of £179.

I take it that none of the glass in my sig wont A/F, and only HSM will ?

It is £147.99 in Warehouse Express & in stock at the moment. It was around that price when I bought mine a couple of months ago.
 I have seen it listed cheaper elsewhere but those places also did not have any stock.