Sigma 30mm E-Mount on Sony NEX-7

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Just got this in today so we'll see how it performs. Seems to be a fairly popular lens due to it's backorder status on most websites. Part of the appeal when shooting with the Sony NEX-7 is it's compact size. I wanted an autofocus prime lens and decided to go with the Sigma 30mm F/2.8. Smaller and shorter profile than using an older lens with an adapter in between, and much more lightweight to make the Sony NEX-7 more pocketable for my casual use.

Sigma-NEX-30mm (5 of 5)

Sigma also offers this tiny lens for a Micro Four Thirds mount and might be easier to pull focus on than some of those Panasonic lenses that seem to rotate forever. It's a decent prime autofocus F/2.8 lens for about $199, check it out at B&H.

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7 thoughts on “Sigma 30mm E-Mount on Sony NEX-7

  1. Emm

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    @Bob Krist - I haven't really used the Sony NEX5n. I couldn't get past the lack of dials to adjust my settings quickly. I really love the build and quality coming out of the Sony NEX7, but if you plan to really tweak the video in post, it doesn't hold up as well as editing Canon DSLR footage. It's best to set your saturation, contrast, white balance, sharpness, etc right in the camera as close as possible.

  2. Emm: What's your opinion of the NEX 7 video quality? Comparable to the NEX 5n? It seems fine to me but as a still guy, I"m sometimes hard pressed to see the subtle differences in video quality. Philip Bloom, who seemed to like the 5n, doesn't seem to like the 7. Your thoughts? Many thanks for a great blog. Bob

  3. Keith

    @ apostolis: If it you import 60 FPS into a 24 FPS project, it will playback in slow mo, if you're looking for the super slow mo like the Phantom camera shoots, you'll need to use Twixtor.

  4. So, if I shot a sequence with the 5n at 60fps and I want to get slo-mo out of it, do I drop it in a 24fps timeline and then I slow it down with Twixtor?

  5. Emm

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    @Apostolos - Yes there are adapters out on the market to fit M43 to NEX, but not sure which lenses would cause vignetting. For FCP you can conform it to 24fps first before dropping it into the timeline.

  6. Hey Emm:

    I just got a 5N, mostly to do slow-mo. So two questions.

    a) Can you use m4/3 lenses on it? A friend of mine has the 25mm 0.95 Voigtlander which is an unbelievable lens and I'm wondering if you can use it on a NEX camera with no vignetting? I've seen adapters for it I think.

    b) Which NLE edits 60fps? I know FCP 7 doesn't and Premiere Pro in CS 5 doesn't.

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