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Sony SEL35F18 35mm f/1.8 Prime Fixed Lens
Sony SEL35F18 35mm f/1.8 Prime Fixed Lens
Price: $398.00
26 used & new from $340.06

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent lens, December 26, 2012
If you are familiar with Sony's SEL 50 1.8 then this lens is just as good in all aspects. Sharpness, clarity, and built in stabilization make it an exceptional value even at a price that some find high. In lenses you get what you pay for generally and this is no exception. I find myself leaving it on my NEX 7 all the time. I would compare it as a peer to the Carl Zeiss 16-80 in terms of sharpness, clarity, color and overall image quality that the Sony Alpha system utilizes. This will become a legacy lens of some renown for the Sony NEX system.
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Fotodiox Pro Lens Mount Adapter, Minolta MD/MC Lens to Sony NEX E-mount Mirrorless Camera e.g. Sony Alpha a7, NEX-7 & NEX-5
Fotodiox Pro Lens Mount Adapter, Minolta MD/MC Lens to Sony NEX E-mount Mirrorless Camera e.g. Sony Alpha a7, NEX-7 & NEX-5
Price: $63.99
4 used & new from $50.00

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works as illustrated, August 15, 2012
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I bought the non Pro version early on and it worked fine, but it has a fixed tripod mount which is no problem unless you put a quick release plate on a NEX base then it will no longer attach due to conflict for space with the adapter. I then ordered the Pro with the removable tripod base and it works fine and I can leave my arca style plate on the camera all the time.

These adapters are well made and work well. The Pro uses springs where the original one uses flex metal and will loosen with time but you can carefully expand again with a jewelers screw driver. For anyone who has access to MD mount lenses and wants to use them on their NEX I would recommend this one with no reservations whatsoever.

If you are new to adapters then let me remind you that these are for manual lenses only, but when you attach to your lens and NEX you can use "A" mode and the camera will adjust shutter speed and ISO if you choose auto ISO or shutter speed only if you choose to set an ISO speed.

I'm sure it will work in "M" mode too, but never quite go that far myself. These adapters put new life into those old lenses and the results are as if the lens was made for the camera.
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Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter, Minolta MD/MC Lens to Sony NEX E-mount Mirrorless Camera such as Sony Alpha a7, NEX-7 & NEX-5
Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter, Minolta MD/MC Lens to Sony NEX E-mount Mirrorless Camera such as Sony Alpha a7, NEX-7 & NEX-5
Price: $22.95
4 used & new from $15.88

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As advertised..., September 9, 2010
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I've used this with Minolta MD lenses. Specifically the 50 1.7, 28 2.8, and the 135 2.8. The results were as if they were on a manual focus camera.

I'm very pleased with the IQ, but since these are not stabilized lenses and the fact that the NEX doesn't have stabilization in the body I find my use of the 135 2.8 is best done on a tripod. That being said however, the results are well worth the effort.

The 135 2.8 has exceptional bokeh and as such makes a great portrait lens for the NEX when used on a tripod.


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