What 35mm equivalent for NEX 6?
Old 02-16-2014   #1
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What 35mm equivalent for NEX 6?

I love the camera and most often use the Sigma 19, 30, & 60. I wish there was an affordable 35mm equivalent. Any suggestions?

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Old 02-16-2014   #2
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If u don't mind manual focus and a bigger lens barrel, a slr lens in 24mm would probably work. There is the possibility of the Olympus pen 24 as well, it is pretty small.. But w/ all old manual focus lenses ymmv due to edge/corner issues.

Btw just about all purple fringing can be fixed w/ a free sw program called cornerfix. Hot center can be resolved sometimes w/ a center ND like the ones they used on the hasselblad xpan lenses..

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Ps. Correction center graduated not center nd is correct term.
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Old 02-16-2014   #3
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If you don't mind a little bulk - the Sigma SuperWide II used to be my 35mm eq. on my APS-C cameras. You can find them for peanuts in nearly every mount (I have a Minolta MD-mount and a Sony A-mount copy) - just get a adapter and you're set. They're among the best 24mm lenses around!

Some inspiration from 2008:

KonicaMinolta Dynax 7D | Sigma 24/2.8 | f/4 | 1/350s | 100iso
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Old 02-16-2014   #4
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I'm using the CV21mm f4 (32mm equivalent). I have no complaints and I gather its even considered ok on the a7. Slightly wider perspective but might be alright for you if you can live with that.
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If you don't mind the bulk of an SLR lens, then check out the Nikons: 24mm/2.0 AI(S) for about $300 or the 24/2.8 AIS for under $200.
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Save up for the Zeiss, it's terrific. (Sorry...)
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Old 02-28-2014   #7
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Here are some shots with Nex-6 + Color Skopar 25/4 from my stream:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/corley...orskopar25mmf4

A very compact combo. Needs to be stopped to f8 for decent corners though. This may or may not be an issue, depending on what you shoot. I haven't noticed magenta issues.
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Old 03-04-2014   #8
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Thanks, friends. I picked up an Olympus 24mm f/2.8 from KEH. It's a good size/weight balance on the camera (better than a Nikon 24/2.8). No edge issues, it's a stop faster than the 25mm Skopar, AND it focuses down to .25 meters.
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I am using the 25/4 snapshot Skopar extensively. At first it had smudgy edges @ f/4, but that was corrected by careful adjustment of infinity focus. Now it practically lives on my nex6.
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The Zeiss 24mm. Really excellent lens and gives you all the auto features of the camera.
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I was happy with the CV 21 but one of our sons now has it. For this focal length I am now reduced to 21 SA R which is excellent...but somewhat on the large side!

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The Zeiss 24mm. Really excellent lens and gives you all the auto features of the camera.
I agree, this dedicated Zeiss lens for the Sony cams is the best of the bunch to meet your criteria ... except the price. Look for a used one, and you will never look back.

Alternatively, for more use ability, a Zeiss in M mount, 21/2.8, can be had for $750 used, and you can use on the Sony with some corner softening, or with any M mount camera. I’ve owned all lenses above .... all excellent.

The Cv 21/4 also a excellent choice, but with that wide angle, you will get more corner distortion than you may want
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