Originally Posted by sychan
I dug out the 35/1.2 and mounted it on my NEX3. I had forgotten what a beast this lens is. The lens is quite heavy, the barrel is substantial enough so that you can easily manipulate the lens with your left hand. A smaller lens like the 40/1.4 nokton or the M-Rokkor 40/2 require a little more attention on the controls, whereas the big old 35/1.2 just settles into your hand very conveniently.
good god, 490 grams, actually heavier than my 1968 canon FL 55 f/1.2!
I don't find any issues with front heavy handling on the nex, as you note, at a certain point you hold the lens, not the body,
The only issue is that the whole thing is heavier.
I mean what camera body is balanced with a nikon 180 ED hanging off it?
With a DSLR, it does not hold naturally, or AS naturally from the lens barrel as the nex--for me.