G'day from the Hunter Valley, Australia

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by michael, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. michael

    michael TalkEmount Rookie

    Oct 17, 2012
    G'day Michael here from Australia down under. I have made the difficult decision :confused:  to sell all of my Pentax DSLR system and make the changeover to Sony's NEX E-mount system.

    In May this year, I bought my partner a Sony NEX 5n with 16mm, 18-55mm and 55-210mm lenses for her Mother's day present. I was so impressed with the way that camera performed and the output of the image quality was very comparable to my Pentax K-5 images.
    The lightweight NEX system and persuasive video advertisements has won me over so I have actually ordered the new NEX 6 with 16-50 PZ lens. My partner and I are looking forward to sharing our lenses with our respective bodies and starting the new journey of NEX imaging.

    I have a question regarding the 16-50mm PZ. Am I able to zoom manually with this lens or is it strictly motorized?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Michael, welcome to the club. And the forum. :) 

    I too came from the Pentax ranks and have all but decided to unload the remaining gear I have to fund further purchases for my 5N.

    Re: the 16-50- it does have a manual zoom ring as I understand it. Somebody, I don't remember who, posted a video of someone using it and showing him zooming the lens manually.
  3. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    G'day michael! Welcome.

    It's neat to have a partner with a NEX as well. Between the two of you, you can compliment each other's line-up of lenses - great idea! No fighting over the most favoured lens though, lol!

    The NEX6 has got me all excited too... sorry, I've no experience with the 16-50 PZ but I recall seeing the video that Bimjo mentioned but it's hard to tell.

    Hope you can post and share some of your photos some time...
  4. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    welcome to the forum Mate and then hope that you share your photos with us soon, well I read the 16-50mm, despite being so small, compared to the 16mm pancake, are so similar, far from having OSS (Optical Steady shot), that's really awesome with power zoom attached and higher quality.

    Sony 16-50 | STEVE HUFF PHOTOS

    I put a video here, but is in Chinese,I do not understand anything, he is using a nex7 with this lens.

    Sony NEX-7 & Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS power zoom - YouTube
  5. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    The answer is yes. There was a Youtube of it being manually zoomed (it has two control rings around its barrel if you look closely), but I can't seem to find it now.
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