Photozone reviews the new Sony 18-200mm lens!

The very good lens review website Photozone tested the new Sony 18-200mm lens.The results are very good for such a megazoom lens! The only “issue” that the lens is not very cheap.

Read their review: http://www.photozone.de/sony-alpha-aps-c-lens-tests/539-sony18200f3563nex?start=1

A first Lens is in auction on eBay (Hong Kong). In Europe Amazon Deutschland, Amazon UK and Amazon France do have the lens available for preorder.

Image comparison: NEX vs MFT vs NX

Serious compacts posted a mirrorless size comparison (well done!). Images and text below are from Amin Sabet (please visit SeriousCompact to see the full article).

Above (left to right): Olympus mZD 14-42mm lens (kit zoom for Olympus Micro 4/3 cameras, shown collapsed), Sony NEX 18-55mm lens (kit zoom for Sony NEX cameras), Panasonic 14-45mm lens (kit zoom for Panasonic G1 and GF1), Panasonic 14-42mm lens (kit zoom for Panasonic G2 and G10), Samsung NX 18-55 (kit zoom for Samsung NX10)

Above (left to right): Sony NEX 16mm f/2.8, Samsung 30mm f/2, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7.

Above (left to right): Olympus E-PL1 with Olympus mZD 14-42 (collapsed), Sony NEX5 with Sony 18-55, Panasonic GF1 with Panasonic 14-42 (Sorry, wrong kit lens pictured; should have been the 14-45, which is slightly smaller as shown in the first image in this post)

Above (left to right): Panasonic GF1 with Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Sony NEX5 with Sony 16mm f/2.8, Olympus E-PL1 with Panasonic 20mm f/1.7

Source: SeriousCompacts.com



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Leica, Minolta and Canon M-mount lenses tested on the Sony NEX!

As we told you weeks ago Voigtländer just announced the new M-mount and the new FD-mount to NEX adapter. Those adapter are already available on eBay (Click here to check out price and availabilityClick here to check out price and availabilityClick here to check out price and availabilityClick here to check out price and availabilityClick here to check out price and availabilityClick here to check out price and availabilityClick here to check out price and availabilityClick here to check out price and availabilityClick here to check out price and availabilityClick here to check out price and availabilityClick here to check out price and availabilityClick here to check out price and availabilityClick here to check out price and availabilityClick here to check out price and availability).

DC.watch tested a wide range of M and FD mount lenses. Click here to read their article and to look at the full size samples!

The lens tested are the following (Click on the lens name to check specs and price on eBay):

Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8

Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8

Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0

Canon 50mm f/0.95Canon 50mm f/0.95Canon 50mm f/0.95Canon 50mm f/0.95Canon 50mm f/0.95Canon 50mm f/0.95Canon 50mm f/0.95Canon 50mm f/0.95Canon 50mm f/0.95Canon 50mm f/0.95Canon 50mm f/0.95Canon 50mm f/0.95Canon 50mm f/0.95Canon 50mm f/0.95

Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0

Leica Summicron-M 5cm f2.0Leica Summicron-M 5cm f2.0Leica Summicron-M 5cm f2.0Leica Summicron-M 5cm f2.0Leica Summicron-M 5cm f2.0Leica Summicron-M 5cm f2.0Leica Summicron-M 5cm f2.0Leica Summicron-M 5cm f2.0Leica Summicron-M 5cm f2.0Leica Summicron-M 5cm f2.0Leica Summicron-M 5cm f2.0Leica Summicron-M 5cm f2.0Leica Summicron-M 5cm f2.0Leica Summicron-M 5cm f2.0

Leica Elmar-M 90mm f/4Leica Elmar-M 90mm f/4Leica Elmar-M 90mm f/4Leica Elmar-M 90mm f/4Leica Elmar-M 90mm f/4Leica Elmar-M 90mm f/4Leica Elmar-M 90mm f/4Leica Elmar-M 90mm f/4Leica Elmar-M 90mm f/4Leica Elmar-M 90mm f/4Leica Elmar-M 90mm f/4Leica Elmar-M 90mm f/4Leica Elmar-M 90mm f/4Leica Elmar-M 90mm f/4

Wollensak 127mm f/4.5Wollensak 127mm f/4.5Wollensak 127mm f/4.5Wollensak 127mm f/4.5Wollensak 127mm f/4.5Wollensak 127mm f/4.5Wollensak 127mm f/4.5Wollensak 127mm f/4.5Wollensak 127mm f/4.5Wollensak 127mm f/4.5Wollensak 127mm f/4.5Wollensak 127mm f/4.5Wollensak 127mm f/4.5Wollensak 127mm f/4.5