I was out of town when...

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by SRHEdD, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 25, 2012
    Viera, Florida, USA
    ...three lenses arrived!

    First, the 50mm 1.8 is waiting on my desk at work.

    Second, I was one of the lucky ones who snagged a Sigma 19 2.8 for $99 shipped from B&H. It is really nicely made. LOVE the finish, and the hood rocks... very solid.

    Third, I got a black 18-55 for my NEX-6 because I dislike Power Zoom lenses (like the 16-50). The 18-55 focuses faster and, except for losing the 16mm end, is a much better fit for the camera. Made well also.

    Just got in late last night, but having lenses waiting made the drive fly!
  2. ErickSaint

    ErickSaint TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 27, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    Nice score. I wish I would have known about that Sigma deal. I have a $50 gift card from when I bought my 5N from B&H. Would've been nice to grab that lens for $50.
  3. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    It know it's silly since I've got an updated silver 18-55 (which I never use, BTW) but I'd love to have a black one. Of one those dumb longings... I di have a Sigma 30/2.8 and intend to list it any day now, I never shot it upon receiving, testing, and putting it back in its box.
    Once you've tasted legacies, modern AF lenses (especially when then don't AF all that well...) seem totally void of any appeal...
  4. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Congrats on the acquisitions, SRHEdD!

    Interesting comments about the 18-55 in comparison to the PZ16-50. I've got the 18-55 and I like it a lot - yeah they're cooler in black, mine's silver :-/

    As soon as I saw Sony release a NEX PZ lens I immediately thought it could be a poor move on their part...
  5. lowincash

    lowincash TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 21, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Congrats on the lenses :D 

    Did you update the firmware on the 18-55? I too like the 18-55 over the 16-50 and got the black one for my 6. I think it looks better on the camera as well :D  Didn't like the 16-50 when I tried it out at the store, it was a bit too soft for my liking =/
  6. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    It also seems to be very susceptible to 'green' flaring...
    Sony Nex 6 green artifact with lights - YouTube
    0:12 onwards
  7. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    Congratulations SRHEdD, :D 
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