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best lens to go with Sony nex7


dazzaman 10 631 England
3 Dec 2012 3:55PM
I've just got my Sony nex7 back from repair.and the fault was on the 18-55 kit lens.194 quid to repair it.so I'm not gonna bother,I'm just goin to get a new lens.has anyone got any suggestions to a good lens to go with nex7.
Thanks guys

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Paul Morgan 15 18.4k 6 England
3 Dec 2012 4:06PM
lawbert 9 1.8k 15 England
3 Dec 2012 4:06PM
I dont personally know the system but a new 18-55 is only 214 on UK stock from amazon
I think your repair man is taking the proverbialWink
Paul Morgan 15 18.4k 6 England
3 Dec 2012 4:19PM
Its a job to say what would be a good lens, so I`m assuming its wanted for just general purpose.
dazzaman 10 631 England
3 Dec 2012 4:30PM
That's correct Paul.but I want something better than the kit lens.I used to av the 18-55 with the c3 and wasn't that impressed.
Paul Morgan 15 18.4k 6 England
3 Dec 2012 4:33PM
What kind of lens do you want, what is it needed for.

Buy into Sony and your choices become limited.
rogerfry 11 543 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 6:50PM
I don't know how much weight you want to carry around, but the 18-200, either the Sony or the Tamron is a good lens to have. (The Tamron's a bit smaller and lighter).
Paul Morgan 15 18.4k 6 England
3 Dec 2012 8:49PM
You might find the 10-18mm f4 useful though its not cheap, you could always add a cheap and cheerful prime or two, the two cheap Sigma`s are quite good and there both nice and cheap, I use there 19mm.

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-sony-e10-18mm-f4-oss-lens/p1532764
davewaine 9 135 3 England
3 Dec 2012 9:39PM
When funds permit, I would like a NEX 7, but partner it with the 24mm f1.8 Zeiss Sonnar. I once had a Contax RTS and my 'standard' lens for that was the 35mm f1.4 Zeiss Distagon, which I found to be a wonderful combination. The 24mm would be an equivalent on the NEX. Zooms are useful, but they have limitations in maximum aperture and image quality. If I could only have one lens, it would be the Zeiss and I would use my feet as the zoom control.
dazzaman 10 631 England
4 Dec 2012 10:55AM
Do I need an adapter to fit other brand lenses.
JJGEE 11 6.8k 18 England
4 Dec 2012 11:13AM

Quote:Do I need an adapter to fit other brand lenses.

Sony do an adaptor in order that you can use their " A " mount lenses.

Which I assume also opens up the the range from companies like Sigma, who do " A " mounts, I have their 105 macro lens that fits on the A900 very nicely indeed Smile
TTT 15 577 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2012 11:43AM
If your happy zooming with your feet, Sigma 19mm f2.8 and 30 F2.8 are cheap and the optical quality is rather top notch......

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-sigma-19mm-f2-8-ex-dn-lens-sony-e-mount-fit/p1528958
http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-sigma-30mm-f2-8-ex-dn-lens-sony-e-mount-fit/p1529126
Dan_Scape 5 4 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 8:00PM
The Sigma 30mm f2.8 has become my go to lens for Nex 7, it's a great size and focal length to carry around.

I've found it's sweet spot to be f7.1 when testing on some landscape images after that it softens up a little.
5 Aug 2013 9:41PM

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