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Old Jan 20, 2011, 7:23 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by bryman View Post
will this Sony DT 55-200mm lens work with the Nex-5?
That one will via the optional LA-EA1 adapter (and you'd have both aperture control and autofocus).

But, make sure it's the newer SAM version if you want Autofocus (the one in that listing is, but Sony made an older version that did not have a built in motor).

anyway with the lens adapter will this lens work well?
"well" is subjective. Keep in mind that the NEX-5 uses a contrast detect AF system, and those lenses were designed to be used on dSLR type cameras (Sony A100, A2xx, A3xx, A5xx, A700, A850, A900, A33, A55) with faster Phase Detect Autofocus. So, chances are, they're not going to focus as fast as the E Mount lenses designed specifically for the NEX models. AF noise will probably be louder, too (meaning you'll probably pick up some noise trying to Autofocus when recording video).

a friend of mine is upgrading some of his sony lenses along with getting a new sony DSLR and said he would sell me this lens for $50.00 if i want it.....ive seen it and it looks like its never been used.......
If you want Autofocus, make sure it's the newer SAM version (the old version won't Autofocus via the adapter).

EDIT.........ok im not 100% sure, it might be this lens......i know it was a max of 200mm or 250mm, and he isint answering his phone for me to ask.......
That one would not Autofocus via the Adapter (and I doubt someone would sell one for $50 anyway, as it's worth a lot more than that).
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 9:30 AM   #12
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that is good the firmware is out. guess i was to busy planing my vacation in mid oct.
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