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 Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    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!