January 9th, 2012, 02:48 PM
"New" Sigma NEX lenses
According to Sonyalpharumors Sigma is about to release 2 "new" NEX mount lenses:
Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN
Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN
Are Sigma and Tamron braindead? With ALL the lenses out there that they could come up with they chose to release EXACTLY the ones that Sony already has?!
I honestly hope that Sonyalpharumors is wrong about this and this 30mm is at least an f1.8 and the 19mm is smaller than Sony´s nex 16mm pancake.
January 9th, 2012, 03:11 PM
It does make one wonder… I was hoping for Sigma to bust out of the gate with the 8-16 retooled for e-mount, but alas, I am yet again disappointed. Hopefully some day. [sigh]
The good new is these should work well since Sigma didn't need to reverse engineer the mount like they always do.
January 10th, 2012, 12:27 AM
Look good to me, especially the 19mm. I look forward to further lenses from both Tamron and Sigma.
April 11th, 2012, 11:06 AM
Sorry guys but Sonyalpharumors is correct.
The new Sigma CSC lenses are as stated the 19mm f/2.8 EX DN and the 30mm f/2.8 EX DN. Both lenes are available in E-Mount and MFT.
I've just got the 30mm f/2.8 EX DN. Will test it on the weekend on a B&W workshop with the Nex-7.
The lense looks a bit cheap but the first impression is not to bad. AF is fast (under good light conditions) and the pics are sharp from the center to the corners.
- Carlos Di Vega
April 11th, 2012, 11:45 AM
Just got the 30mm f/2.8 EX DN yesterday. Just did some quick playing around with it last evening. Not a Zeiss, but not bad either. Beats the "kit" lens in my book. We'll see. I'll be taking it on a trip to Florida next week and I'm sure it'll get a lot of "testing".
Sony Alpha A7 with 28-70 kit lens, Sony NEX-6 with 16-50 kit lens, NEX-5, Sony 55-210 f/4.5/63 E-Mount, Sony 16mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN, FD adapter, Couple Canon FD lenses
Tons of Canon Stuff
April 13th, 2012, 10:22 AM
April 13th, 2012, 03:24 PM
I'm really keen on the 19mm!
Thanks for the post yunfat... can you over-ride the AF and use the focus barrel for manual focus? If so, is does the barrel feel flimsy like the floppy plastic feel of most DSLR lenses - or is does it feel smooth and solid like the Sony SEL lenses?
April 13th, 2012, 10:42 PM
Feedback from a focus ring is hard to quantify, and you are correct to point out that manual on newer AF (silent focus) lenses is often sloppy and cheap. That said, I like the feel of the new siggy, there seems to be enough friction to satisfy my needs, and a feedback pulse that actually seems a notch above, lets say, AF-s nikkors... but it's certainly not in the same league as a dedicated manual focus lens (my reference here is ZF.2 28mm). Judging from the lenses you have in your sig, I would say that you would like the lens.
Originally Posted by Dioptrick
You can override the AF, as you say, in the same way the 16mm and kit zoom override the AF when you turn the focus ring.
April 13th, 2012, 11:47 PM
I'd buy them in a heartbeat if they had OSS (Hands tremble more and more with age). But they'd be bigger and more expensive, of course.
$400 for the pair seems like an easy purchase, but I just can't pull the trigger.
April 24th, 2012, 12:34 PM
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