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p.1 #1 · Which 200/2.8 for NEX?


I'm looking for an alternative 200 f/2.8 lens for an NEX VG 30 and NEX-6. It would mostly be used for video but some still work as well. Any advice? Or something close to 200mm?


Apr 26, 2013 at 05:29 PM
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p.1 #2 · Which 200/2.8 for NEX?


I've tried out a few 200mm lenses on m4/3 and Fuji X, so they should act similarly to how it'd work on the NEX. The best of the 2.8's for a reasonable price I'd say is the Canon nFD 200/2.8.

It has a fair amount of longitudinal CA, and a good bit of purple fringing on high contrast edges, but it is very sharp, even on m4/3's crazy pixel density.

You'll likely need to go up a good bit in cost for some big improvement in the CA department at f/2.8. If you're willing to go to an f/4, I think the Zeiss 80-200 and FD 80-200 f/4L (note the L) should be better corrected in that regard. I know my FD 50-300mm f/4.5L controls CA and fringing MUCH better than the 200/2.8, but that lens is beastly large, rare and usually a little pricey as well (though I got a great deal.

Two shots with my 200/2.8:













Apr 26, 2013 at 05:54 PM
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p.1 #3 · Which 200/2.8 for NEX?


Has anyone tried a Nikon 180/2.8 ed?


Apr 26, 2013 at 06:06 PM
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p.1 #4 · Which 200/2.8 for NEX?


Great shots! I've been considering the Canon nFD 200/2.8. Thanks!


Apr 26, 2013 at 06:08 PM
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p.1 #5 · Which 200/2.8 for NEX?


If you go with the Canon, make sure you get the internal focus version.


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p.1 #6 · Which 200/2.8 for NEX?


I was thinking about the Leica Elmarit-R 180/2.8 but for a NEX I think you'll want a lens with tripod mount, which the Elmarit-R doesn't have.

This post has some good suggestions: http://www.fredmiranda.com/testforum/topic/1027269/2&year=2011#9768270



Apr 26, 2013 at 06:21 PM
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p.1 #7 · Which 200/2.8 for NEX?


Phillip Reeve wrote:
Has anyone tried a Nikon 180/2.8 ed?


Our member 'uhoh7' uses that lens on his NEX.



Apr 26, 2013 at 06:22 PM
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p.1 #8 · Which 200/2.8 for NEX?


Fine shots, Jman, both of them.




Apr 27, 2013 at 05:19 AM
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p.1 #9 · Which 200/2.8 for NEX?


AhamB wrote:
I was thinking about the Leica Elmarit-R 180/2.8 but for a NEX I think you'll want a lens with tripod mount, which the Elmarit-R doesn't have.

This post has some good suggestions: http://www.fredmiranda.com/testforum/topic/1027269/2&year=2011#9768270


One nice thing about having Rs converted to Alpha, the LAEA1 gives all the lenses a great tripod mount (removable, too). That said, the 180 vII's not such a beast that it can't be shot hand-held.



Apr 27, 2013 at 07:40 PM
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p.1 #10 · Which 200/2.8 for NEX?


My Fotodiox FD adapter has a removable tripod adapter.


Apr 27, 2013 at 11:33 PM





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