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    NEX with other Sony lenses - advice please

    Having used an MFT outfit for a while I bought a Sony NEX 5 recently and am extremely impressed by it - almost to the point of selling my MFT equipment

    The only thing stopping me is the current lack of lenses but I notice that some Sony lenses can be used with the NEX using an adapter and will AF following the last firmware upgrade.

    Being new to the Sony system I am slightly confused as to which lenses will AF - is it only those badged 'SAM'. The 16-80 appeals to me but I am not sure this will AF

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    Re: NEX with other Sony lenses - advice please

    the 16-80 will not AF with the LA-EA1 unfortunately.

    here's a list of lenses that will
    http://sonyalphanex.blogspot.com/201...or-la-ea1.html

    here's a video showing the lenses tested on the nex
    http://sonyalphanex.blogspot.com/201...ed-on-nex.html

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    Re: NEX with other Sony lenses - advice please

    Does anyone know if Sigma HSM lenses autofocus with the LA-EA1 adapter?

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    Re: NEX with other Sony lenses - advice please

    Quite honestly, AF with DSLRs lenses on mirrorless cameras is a bit of a red herring. Any phase detect, DSLR lens is going to focus so slowly on a contrast detect, mirrorless camera that it is hardly worth the trouble. You'll generally be able to focus faster manually.

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    Re: NEX with other Sony lenses - advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by wyip View Post
    Does anyone know if Sigma HSM lenses autofocus with the LA-EA1 adapter?
    Yes. I have a 70-200 that Autofocus. It's slow, but it does it.


    Quote Originally Posted by douglasf13 View Post
    Quite honestly, AF with DSLRs lenses on mirrorless cameras is a bit of a red herring. Any phase detect, DSLR lens is going to focus so slowly on a contrast detect, mirrorless camera that it is hardly worth the trouble. You'll generally be able to focus faster manually.
    ^^^ what doug said.

    Quote Originally Posted by daveproctor View Post
    The only thing stopping me is the current lack of lenses but I notice that some Sony lenses can be used with the NEX using an adapter and will AF following the last firmware upgrade.

    You should also note that come April 1, Sony will be giving the e-mount specs to 3rd party lens makers. We should be getting some NEX specific lenes that will AF just fine (read fast) by the end of the year.
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