What is your NEX lens lineup?
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Rich Gibson
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 80
Country: United States

NEX-5N (7 on order)

.75 Wide Angle Adapter
16 mm f/2.8
18-55 mm kit
18-200 mm
24 mm f/1.8 Zeiss (worth every penny)
35 mm f/1.4 Voigtlander (currently on sale here- 24 works out better for me.)

No more lens purchases planned.

I still have D700, 24-120VR, 70-200VR. I sold everything else this fall (D3, D90, D7000, 80-400VR, 105VR, 38-70, 17-25, Gitzo, Wimberley, Markins)

Rich



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 2739
Country: Sweden

This is a camera porn thread, just wish there were more images.

Here are the ones I've used so far on the NEX 5N. From left to right:
Zeiss Jena 135/4
Rokkor 58/1.2
Samyang 14/2.8
Rokkor 21/2.8 (on cam)
Isco Göttingen 50/1.9
Contax G 21/2.8
Contax G 90/2.8
Contax G 28/2.8
Contax G 45/2
(not shown: Sony 18-55)

The one missing on the picture is something similar to what took this image, a (Samyang) 35/1.4 on a FF, ie something like 23/1.4. If such a thing existed I would not have the 5D2 anymore. Probably.



crazeazn
Registered: Jul 16, 2005
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Country: United States

great to see contax-g lenses get a new lease on life.



rioni
Registered: Aug 20, 2010
Total Posts: 537
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^ me too. Amazing how half the thread has G's. No wonder the price is so high on them.



mco_970
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
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Also it seems like having 3-4 different types of adapters is the norm. Not many people are sticking to 1 type of alt lenses (by mount).



douglasf13
Registered: Apr 09, 2008
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mco_970 wrote:
Also it seems like having 3-4 different types of adapters is the norm. Not many people are sticking to 1 type of alt lenses (by mount).


Yeah, it's been my goal to migrate to one mount, with the Contax G 90 being the exception (I don't use that focal length a whole lot.) The lenses carry smaller when there isn't an adapter stuck to each of them.



mco_970
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
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douglasf13 wrote:
mco_970 wrote:
Also it seems like having 3-4 different types of adapters is the norm. Not many people are sticking to 1 type of alt lenses (by mount).


Yeah, it's been my goal to migrate to one mount, with the Contax G 90 being the exception (I don't use that focal length a whole lot.) The lenses carry smaller when there isn't an adapter stuck to each of them.


And the CV adapter you are using is quite small to begin with.

The adapter depth is the only real negative about the CY's for me. It makes the 35-70 look silly.



BluePixel
Registered: May 21, 2008
Total Posts: 1420
Country: United States

Nex 5n

16 E
18-55 kit
Zeiss 24/1.4 E
Sigma 8-16
LA-FA2

Newb question here:
Are all minoltas compatible with sony A mount ?
Is Minolta Rokkor 50mm/1.7 any good ?

thanks,
S.



douglasf13
Registered: Apr 09, 2008
Total Posts: 5749
Country: United States

BluePixel wrote:
Nex 5n

16 E
18-55 kit
Zeiss 24/1.4 E
Sigma 8-16
LA-FA2

Newb question here:
Are all minoltas compatible with sony A mount ?
Is Minolta Rokkor 50mm/1.7 any good ?

thanks,
S.


Nope, not without a mount conversion. You can use all Minolta Maxxum AF lenses and Sony a-mount lenses natively on Sony a-mount.



Jacob D
Registered: Mar 30, 2009
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Country: United States

I had a Rokkor 50 1.7 for a short time, the Oly 50/1.8 that I had was better optically, although I sold them both.



Jacob D
Registered: Mar 30, 2009
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Country: United States

douglasf13 wrote:
mco_970 wrote:
Also it seems like having 3-4 different types of adapters is the norm. Not many people are sticking to 1 type of alt lenses (by mount).


Yeah, it's been my goal to migrate to one mount, with the Contax G 90 being the exception (I don't use that focal length a whole lot.) The lenses carry smaller when there isn't an adapter stuck to each of them.


Douglas, have you given the CV 90/3.5 APO Lanthar a shot? Different lens than the G 90 but very nice IMO. Focusing it has got to be easier too...



douglasf13
Registered: Apr 09, 2008
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Hi, Jacob. I've actually got it in Nikon rangefinder mount, which doesn't help the adapter situation. They call it an 85/3.5, but, as I understand it, that's just because of the Nikon rangefinder lines, and they're the same lenses. I've only used it a little, so I don't have much of an opinion on it, but I'll stick with the Contax G.



lenticular11
Registered: Jul 16, 2011
Total Posts: 635
Country: Australia

NEX-5N, with Sony 18-55 and 16...

Alt lenses:

Leica-R 28/2.8 (not the stellar version but still pleasing!) *
CY (Zeiss) Planar T 50/1.7 *
Contax (Zeiss) Vario-Sonnar 28-85 /3.3-4 *

Canon FL 55/1.2 *
Canon FL 35/2.5 (in Canada for conversion) *
Canon FD 50/1.4 SSC (in Canada for conversion) *
Canon FD TS 35/2.8 *
Pentax SMC 50/1.7
Tamron SP 350/5.6 cat. lens with Adaptall 2 - EF adapter *
Vivitar Ser 1 (Tokina) 70-210/2.8

* lenses bought for dual use on Canon 1D Mk III
The last 3 lenses were legacy from my Pentax film days. The rest are splurges, enjoying MF photography re-birth!
I also have some fine EF 'L' lenses that are occasionally fitted to the NEX with a budget adapter

The FL35/2.5 was bought at very low cost and I probably should not have sent it off for EF conversion, however I had not found the TS 35/2.8 at that stage.

wanted: Zeiss 100 Makro-Planar when budget permits
a super-wide prime, although the ZM 18 is probably outside my budget. (I have not used my 17-40L for months and may sell that.)



uhoh7
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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first team for the 5n:
sigma 8-16
sony 16 (low light)
zm18
28 cron
CV 35/1.2
PenF 42/1.2
CV 50/1.1
nikkor and ziess old RF sonnars
Canon LTM 50/1.2
50 cron
55 nikkor
CV 75/2.5
Canon 85s LTM 1.5 and 1.8
TE 90/2.8
Canon LTM 100/2
Nikkor 105/2.5 RF
OLY 135/2.8
nikkor 180 ais ED
nikkor 300/4.5
telyt 400/6.8
plus another 20-30 I don't use often.

I hope to pair down to 10-15 lenses total.
--
my best lens is the 28 cron--worth every penny to me



genji
Registered: Jan 06, 2008
Total Posts: 196
Country: Australia

19/20mm: Elmarit-R 19/2.8, Rokkor 20/2.8, Pen F 20/3.5
24/25mm: Sony ZA E 24/1.8 (on order), Rokkor 24/2.8, Rokkor VFC 24/2.8, Pen F 25/2.8, Zeiss Biogon ZM 25/2.8, CV Snapshot-Skopar 25/4
38-42mm: Pen F 38/1.8, Pen F 38/3.5 Macro, Pen F 40/1.4, M-Rokkor 40/2, Pen F 42/1.2
50mm: Canon LTM 50/1.4, Zeiss Sonnar ZM 50/1.5, Sony ZA E 50/1.8 (on order), M-Hexanon 50/2
57-60mm: Hexanon AR 57/1.2, Rokkor 58/1.2, Pen F 60/1.5, Elmarit-R 60/2.8 Macro
70-75mm: Pen F 70/2, CV Color-Heliar 75/2.5
100mm: Pen F 100/3.5

I have two NEX-5N bodies and most of the time I use the 25+50 Zeiss ZM combination or I pair the CV 25/4 with either the M-Hexanon 50/2 or the Canon LTM 50/1.4 (which I’m thinking about replacing with a CV Nokton 50/1.5).

I haven’t included any 28mm or 35mm lenses because 28mm is too close to 25mm and I don’t like the ~50mm eFoV that the 35mm FL provides on APS-C.

It'll be interesting to see what happens when the two native AF Sony E-mount lenses finally arrive...



gatorine
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 372
Country: United States

Have:
OM 21 f3.5
G28/45/90

Need:
Sony 16, 18-55
NEX-7

I bought the items I expect to appreciate first (the G lenses - already had the OM 21). I'm also waiting for the kit with the black 18-55 lens, even though all my G lenses are silver.



briantho
Registered: Oct 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1066
Country: Sweden

These are the toys I use atm:

Contax G Distagon 28mm f2.8
Contax G Planar 45mm f2
Contax G Sonnar 90mm f2.8

Contax Distagon 28mm f2.8
Contax Planar 50mm f1.7
Contax S-Planar 60mm f2.8
Contax Vario-Sonnar 100-300mm f4.5-5.6
Contax Mutar I 2x
Contax Mutar II 2x

Contarex Planar 50mm f2
Contarex Tessar 115mm f3.5

Hasselblad Planar 110mm f2
Canon FDn 85mm f1.2 L
SMC Takumar 50mm f1.4
Tokina 90mm f2.5 AT-X



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
Total Posts: 4451
Country: United States

There seems to be few, if any, using the Sony Zeiss 24/1.8. I'm curious if anyone has opinions on that lens. Afterall, it autofocuses!



artur5
Registered: Oct 09, 2005
Total Posts: 439
Country: Andorra

Current lenses for use on my NEX-5N:
CV Heliar 15/4.5
Canon nFD 24/2
Zeiss Biogon ZM 35/2
Kern Macro Svitar 50/1.9
Contax Sonnar G 90/2.8
Tamron 70-210/3.8-4 ( don't laugh, it's quite a good lens and I paid 25 Euro )

additional lenses which I'm plannig to sell :
Tamron SP 17/3.5
SMC Takumar 55/1.8
Fujinon 55/1.8
Konica Hexanon AR 35/2.8

Budget allowing I'd upgrade the CV 15/4.5 and the FD 24/2, but anything on the 15-16mm. range much better than the Heliar 15, it's out of my reach.
If the Zeiss 24/1.8 turned out to be stellar, I'd replace also my Canon FD 24, but the samples I've seen from the Zeiss aren't that good, specially for the laCA.



lenticular11
Registered: Jul 16, 2011
Total Posts: 635
Country: Australia

briantho wrote:
These are the toys I use atm:


...Contax Mutar I 2x
Contax Mutar II 2x



Brian - Do you mind telling me what you think of the Mutar TCs and if there's much difference between Ver 1 and II?

many thanks

David



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