29 September, 2014

FE 55mm on the NEX

FE 55mm on NEX-7, Noosa Heads, Queensland

The Sony/Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 works very nicely on the NEX-7. It moves from being a standard FE lens, to a short telephoto for the NEX sensor. It doesn't quite reach the traditional 85mm; but makes it to a respectable 82.5mm.

If you don't need the macro capability, I think it makes an excellent alternative to the 50mm Touit. It's faster (by one and a third stops), it's longer, it's a bit less expensive, and it's a hedge against the day you might move to an A7.

With the addition of the Loxia line, there's incredible choice for NEX (and A6000) users, not just A7/r/s owners. And for the NEX cameras the excellent Sony 50mm shouldn't be overlooked — which also brings stabilisation. And, the Sigma 60mm is a wickedly sharp alternative.

55mm, Noosa Heads, Queensland

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