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    Smile Dusting up my Sony E 24/1.8

    The one lens in the E mount line up that would be superb on the upcoming A6000 successor.
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    Re: Dusting up my Sony E 24/1.8

    Agree Vivek,
    btw, have you tried it on your Monochrome NEX? should work there nicely as well I think.

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    Re: Dusting up my Sony E 24/1.8

    It is wonderful, Pieter. All will be put to good use on a newer monochrome camera

    (The 55-210 isn't shabby either, btw.)
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    Re: Dusting up my Sony E 24/1.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    It is wonderful, Pieter. All will be put to good use on a newer monochrome camera

    (The 55-210 isn't shabby either, btw.)
    Well, I almost fell off my chair a few weeks ago reading you were now even liking the 16/2.8 but I agree the 55-210 is not so shabby either. It's not the sharpest knife in the drawer (at least the copy I have) but it renders quite nicely for a zoom and in the end that's more important for me.

    I really hope Sony will bring out a true Monochrome camera, I am not bold enough to go the Kolari route you did so for the time being limit myself to the old fashioned digital way of B&W conversion from a Bayer capture.

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    Re: Dusting up my Sony E 24/1.8

    Quote Originally Posted by pegelli View Post
    Well, I almost fell off my chair a few weeks ago reading you were now even liking the 16/2.8 but I agree the 55-210 is not so shabby either. It's not the sharpest knife in the drawer (at least the copy I have) but it renders quite nicely for a zoom and in the end that's more important for me.

    I really hope Sony will bring out a true Monochrome camera, I am not bold enough to go the Kolari route you did so for the time being limit myself to the old fashioned digital way of B&W conversion from a Bayer capture.
    The E 16/2.8 still isn't ideal but it makes the lightest package with a bare NEX-5N- the E 20/2.8 gets close and is a better lens.

    AFAIK, Kolari does not do monochrome conversion although, IIRC, its owner was one of the first to do a monochrome (Nikon D100) conversion ever.

    Me current NEX-5NM was courtesy of maxmax.

    There are few options (in addition to maxmax) now to get your regular camera debayered. One from S.Korea and another from the US- both are astro oriented but will entertain others.
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    Re: Dusting up my Sony E 24/1.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Me current NEX-5NM was courtesy of maxmax.
    Oops, my mistake. Got confused due to the talk on here about Kolari for improving M corners in the A7 series.

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    Re: Dusting up my Sony E 24/1.8

    Quote Originally Posted by pegelli View Post
    Oops, my mistake. Got confused due to the talk on here about Kolari for improving M corners in the A7 series.
    That is child's play compared to debayering a sensor.

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    Re: Dusting up my Sony E 24/1.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    The one lens in the E mount line up that would be superb on the upcoming A6000 successor.
    The 50 OSS, FE55, and FE28 are other excellent and non-large lenses that will enjoy meeting that camera. Sigma has a few I'd add to that group as well.

    But I agree that the 24mm Sonnar is special.

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    Re: Dusting up my Sony E 24/1.8

    50 OSS (not great, IMO) was dismantled and totally unusable; 28mm f/2 should be OK (a tad smaller than the 24/1.8), a Sigma DN 30/2.8 is also destroyed. The 24/1.8 resisted destruction* and is still usable. Probably the most robust lens in E mount to date.

    I will buy an FE 55/1.8 in due course.

    *Attempts to make it cover FF

    Looking forward to what tomorrow brings.

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    Re: Dusting up my Sony E 24/1.8

    I'm curious too. If they add 5-axis to the next APS-C camera, I'd consider downsizing from my A7 kit to save on size and weight. The 24/1.8 would be a nice do-it-all lens. I'd just have to convince myself to give up the 55/1.8 on FF...

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    Re: Dusting up my Sony E 24/1.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    50 OSS (not great, IMO) was dismantled and totally unusable; 28mm f/2 should be OK (a tad smaller than the 24/1.8), a Sigma DN 30/2.8 is also destroyed. The 24/1.8 resisted destruction* and is still usable. Probably the most robust lens in E mount to date.

    I will buy an FE 55/1.8 in due course.

    *Attempts to make it cover FF

    Looking forward to what tomorrow brings.

    I think destruction-resistance is more important for your lenses than mine .
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    Re: Dusting up my Sony E 24/1.8

    Quote Originally Posted by ggibson View Post
    I'm curious too. If they add 5-axis to the next APS-C camera, I'd consider downsizing from my A7 kit to save on size and weight. The 24/1.8 would be a nice do-it-all lens. I'd just have to convince myself to give up the 55/1.8 on FF...
    Silent shutter would do it for me.
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