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    Thumbs up Sony E Primes for NEX

    There are some striking similarities between the Sony E primes (with the exception of the 16/2.8).

    The three prime lenses from Sony, 24/1.8, 30/3.5 and the 50/1.8 are about the same size, physically.

    All are IF (internal focus) construction with a large rear element.

    None are affected much when Macro diopter lens such as the Canon 500D/250D or a Leitz Macrotar are added to the front (though infinity focus is lost).

    All have decent resolving ability on a NEX-7.

    I hope there will be more Sony E primes soon, hopefully with built in OSS like the 50/1.8.

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    Re: Sony E Primes for NEX

    I picked up my 50 1.8 on saturday and it does seem to be very good considering the price. Just wish it was black.

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    Re: Sony E Primes for NEX

    Though it looks like "metal", it is actually plastic and is paintable. The key is to know how to do it and with the appropriate tools and techniques.

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    Re: Sony E Primes for NEX

    I know it's plastic but doubt I will bother to paint it, just wish they had it in black to start with.

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    Re: Sony E Primes for NEX

    I agree.

    The easiest way to take the bling out of it is to cover it in two places (front and rear, leaving the focus ring) with a bicycle rubber tube.

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    Re: Sony E Primes for NEX

    Excellent idea. Thanks!

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    Re: Sony E Primes for NEX

    Quote Originally Posted by TimWright View Post
    I picked up my 50 1.8 ... Just wish it was black.
    Me too!

    I can't understand why Sony are so keen on this silver effect. The two new Sigma lenses for NEX look superb by comparison.

    I can't but think that Sony have missed a trick here, sure some will love (or at least not be bothered about) the silver lenses, but so many consumers and reviewers have stated a preference for black lenses.

    The silver lenses don't look so bad on the NEX 3 or 5 cameras, but look out of place on the NEX 7.

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    Re: Sony E Primes for NEX

    Clearly, Sony needs to offer black versions of all their lenses if they expect NEX 7 users to pony up for their glass. They hint at understanding by releasing the kit in black but will they go all the way with the other lenses?

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    Re: Sony E Primes for NEX

    Let's hope they do!

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    Re: Sony E Primes for NEX

    Silver lenses are just disgusting. Hope Sony releases all of their E-lenses in black.
    A900 with a few lenses, flashes etc.

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    Re: Sony E Primes for NEX

    Hexis mat black vinyl wrap (made for cars and by 3M? It is 80microns thick and comes with an adhesive back) works like a charm on the E 50/1.8.

    Next to do is the E 30/3.5 Macro.

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    When I dumped my pentax dslr I went for a silver NEX 3 and would never willingly go back to a black camera now,.....First thing I doscovered is that nobody takes any notice of you if you use a silver camera and you can shoot what you like,...of course some people are just posers who feel they have to look the part but for good work an unobtrusive camera is much better....

    .......Also, black cameras get very hot quickly in the sun during landscape photography.....I'm hoping to keep the sensor cool and thus help resolution during this summer.

    I very much hope that sony will eventually produce NEX 7 in silver, or better still, white,...5n is available in Japan in white but not in Europe/US White would keep much cooler and be even less intimidating.

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    Re: Sony E Primes for NEX

    Bugleone: I understand the vinyl wrap is available in many colors, including shades of white.

    It is not the color but the bling I wanted to get rid of. Besides, the wrap seems like a fine protection for the plastic body which is scratched easily.

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