SEL 50f18 & PDAF

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by meicw, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. meicw

    meicw New to TalkEmount

    Oct 3, 2012
    I wonder why the 50mm f1.8 can not be used in Phase Detection AF mode on the NEX 6? The 55-210 works fine. The 50mm is a new lens. Bad omission by Sony.
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    That seems silly.
  3. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    Agreed, this stopped me from buying the NEX-6 for my Dad for Christmas - PDAF doesn't work with either of my native lenses 50/1.8 and 18-200LE so there would be no benefit from sharing (he is an all-in-one shooter and I thought the 18-200 + 6 would make his day - well not if AF is the old CDAF since he comes from DSLRs).
  4. rich815

    rich815 TalkEmount Rookie

    Oct 27, 2012
    I am getting such awesome shots from my 50/1.8 on my NEX-3 that I could not care about any kind of supposed improvement of AF. Besides after this "improvement" there will be another next year, then another. NEX-6 supposed at B&H in a week and my preorder is awaiting!