Just occured to me -- I can use ASP-C e-mount lenses on my a7

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by WT21, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    I listed my Rokinon 9mm 2.8 for sale, but it just dawned on me this morning that I can keep using it. Beside cropping in post, of course, I just realized I can switch to APS-C mode. Sure, it's only 10MP, but that's plenty for my uses of a fisheye. Plus, it keeps the APS-C crop mode in video, which is one thing I love doing with the fisheye.

    Man, I'm diggin' the a7
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  2. WalkaboutSean

    WalkaboutSean TalkEmount Rookie

    Sep 13, 2014
    If you remove the plastic rear baffles, you can get pretty decent FF coverage out of several APS-C lenses. It's not 100% but it's greater than APS-C crop. A little in camera zoom and your image will be free of most vignetting. I've removed the baffles with the Sony 16 & 20 pancakes and the Sigma 30 & 60 primes with success. The Sigmas are especially sharp and thus useful.

    Removing the rear baffle seems to help with the 55-210 too.

    Of course native FF lenses are preferable, but it's nice to have options.
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  3. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    Thanks! Are you able to post any examples of the baffle-free Siggy 30 or 60 on a NEX7?
  4. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
  5. ggibson

    ggibson TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 1, 2011
    I've posted some samples of the Sigma 30 and 60 here in the past. Check my threads. These two lenses work really well at 1.2x crop.