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    Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM on Nex

    Has anyone tried the Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM on their Nex body, obviously via the adapter. Looks to me like a nice, compact, reasonably fast telephoto option.

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    Re: Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM on Nex

    You could look up reviews of it on places like Kurt Munger's site, since it'll behave on NEX just like on any other APS-C DSLR, outside of the very slow AF on NEX.

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    Re: Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM on Nex

    Here is a video of various SAM lenses being used on a NEX body via adapter (this video was made before the 85mm was available in stores). I'd image AF performance of the 85mm on NEX would be along the same lines.

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    Re: Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM on Nex

    I've looked into it.

    It's VERY light and small. 185g only.

    Also very sharp.

    But within a year I think we will see an 85 e-mount made by someone.

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    Re: Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM on Nex

    Yeah, Kurt Munger gives it a good review, The video link showed me that focus seemed hard to achieve, and was very noisy. Thanks for that info.

    You're right, uhoh7, someone will have and e-mount tele soon.

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    Re: Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM on Nex

    NEX5 + Samyang 85mm/1.4




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    Re: Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM on Nex

    It is a very nice lens on the A900, in fact remarkable for the price. Build is totally plastic, but I like it!

    Sorry can't help you with it on the NEX.
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    Re: Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM on Nex

    The samyang is a great lens, super cheap, fully manual, so no need for laea-1.

    Only issue is it's big and heavy.

    I've seen them go for 125.00.

    I just got a beautiful LTM 85mm fairly fast, not big, but heavy.

    But that's another thread

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