When you have only so many lenses for a camera system, you have got to make the new ones count. In this case I believe Sony has done just that with its new 10-18mm f/4 e-mount lens for the NEX system. Personally, I don’t think I could have asked for a better APS-C companion to my Nikon 16-35mm f/4. If you are looking for that niche super wide lens, this may be the next addition to your kit. [click to continue…]
The Sony NEX-6 came out not too long ago and I have been eager to try it and I was very fortunate to get the camera in time for my New York City vacation. Things fell into place and here I was with the new NEX, 50mm f/1.8 and the fresh off the press Sony 10-18mm f/4. There is something about the small size of the Sony that makes one subliminally think that this camera can’t do the heavy lifting of a professional cameras.
With that in mind I flirted with the idea of leaving my beloved Nikon D800 at home just to test myself with a more minimal system. In the end I brought the D800 along for the ride along with a couple of Nikon lenses. The question is do I regret bringing the beast along and was the extra weight worth carrying while walking the city?
Sony today announces the latest additions to their NEX mirrorless system: the NEX-6 camera body, the SEL 10-18mm f4 lens, the SEL 35mm f1.8 lens and the SEL PZ 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 lens. While the NEX-6, as its name suggests, occupies the slot between the medium-level NEX-5R and higher-end NEX-7 models, the SEL 10-18mm f4 is the first super wide angle zoom lens to be introduced to the NEX system, with a focal length of 15-27mm equivalent to 35mm full-frame. The SEL 35mm f1.8 with its 52.5mm-equivalent focal length takes the place of a fast normal lens in the NEX system, and finally the new 16-50mm power zoom lens is an almost pancake lens sized new kit zoom, with a focal length of 24-75mm-equivalent.