Lightweight zoom lens?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by alaios, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Hi all,
    do you know any lightweight zoom lens that go over 50 mm and weight maximum (with no adapter) 350gr?

    Regards
    Alex
     
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
  3. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Sony SEL 18-55 - 194g

    Sony SEL 55-210 - 345g
     
  4. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Indeed the SELS look to be the more wise choise weight-wise.
    Are there any teleconverters for the two SEL you reported?

    Regards
    Alex
     
  5. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Some people use the Raynox ones.
     
  6. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    I am not sure I understand what these are. Are these macro converters or just teleconverters to make my 18-55 something like 36-110?
    Regards
    Alex
     
  7. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    I would not consider teleconverter on kit lens, because

    1. At the same time it doubles the focal length, it also doubles the max aperture, making the lens a f/7-11, not usable at all;
    2. Native e-mount lens relies on camera <--> lens electric communication to operate the aperture, the teleconverter needs to pass the signal back and forth;
    3. Teleconverter contains glass, it will degrade image quality more or less.
     
  8. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    1. Indeed true but on very light days apperture 7 might work...
    3. Also true but if one is out jogging and need extra reach why not put a small teleconverter and give it a try?
     
  9. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    I still don't think it's good idea at all using teleconverter on 18-55mm kit lens. With electronic and glass, it's going to be more expensive than a tele lens. At the 28-55mm *2 FL range that's not overlapping with 18-55mm range, the max aperture value will be more likely bigger than f/4 or 4.5 - Don't bother.

    Traditionally people don't use teleconverter unless they have to. If they can use 1.4x TC, they avoid using 2x TC. And always use teleconverter on high quality fast base lens (prime, or f/2.8 zoom).

    Don't over-think on focal length coverage. Zoom is convenient, but a 100mm or 135mm prime is cheaper, lighter, faster, often better quality, And can do the job most of the time.
     
  10. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    are the raynon teleconverters also? They look more like filters
     
  11. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    In the link Colin gave you, they all are called Vorsatzkonverter.
     
  12. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    and what that means?
     
  13. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    Raynox DCR-150 or DCR-250 are macro filter add-on. Which has nothing to do with teleconverter.

    A simple google translate shows "Vorsatzkonverter" means "conversion lenses".
     
  14. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Vorsatzkonverter = resolution converter. I'm not sure what it is you're confused about here, Alex. The Raynox site that Colin linked to explains it all pretty well, and my German is very rusty.

    But while I'm here, I agree with Brian that the idea of carrying a Nex and the kit lens and a teleconverter while out jogging strikes me as, well, not conducive to good photography. Maybe I lack imagination, but I live and run in a fairly scenic place, and if I ever did decide to run with a camera, the most I'd be willing to carry along would be an iPhone.
     
  15. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Raynox (English)

    Look around the site a bit and you'll learn more. Research the products using Google and you'll find lots written about it.
     
  16. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Raynox (English)

    Look around the site a bit and you'll learn more. Research the products using Google and you'll find lots written about it.
     
  17. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Minolta MD 35-70/3.5 Macro is an amazing lens that weights 395g, which is only about 45g more than your spec.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
     
  18. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

    779
    Mar 2, 2012
    New England
    Tamron AF Aspherical LD 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 IF - 354g