Introduced during 2011, the 24-Mpix Sony NEX-7 remains a high-watermark for mirrorless models despite recent introductions from rivals. We’ve now had the opportunity to measure the performance of this camera with a number of promising new lens models. Read on to see how well the combination of Sony’s high-resolution APS-C sensor and the very latest E-mount lenses perform.
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Ok. 1) In order for one to claim the best lenses for a camera system then order them based on their performances, he must test all native lenses first. How come you guys miss 18-55mm zoom lens that almost all of us owned it before PZ lens was out? We all know 18-55mm zoom gives a better performance than 18-200mm in many ways. Some of us say it is better than PZ 16-50 too. So it would place within the first 3 but yet its not even in the list. 2) I would put Rokinon 8mm f2.8 in this list in somewhere on high levels too. It is an e-mount lens.
Hope you will correct your list with the 1) addition. then enrich it with rokinon and dslr magic lenses.
I'm surprised that the Sony 50mm outperform the Zeiss 24mm. I'm not convinced this is the case in real world shooting of these two lenses. Although mechanically its probably easier to make a good 50 than a good 24. I was shooting with someone who had the Sony while I was using the Zeiss and I had better light transmission...I don't believe he was using a filter and I was. Regardless, thank you for the above review.
Please add the SLR Magic Hyperprime 50mm f0.95 to the review list.
I am not surprised at all. I use both. 50mm is a better lens. Both on sharpness, low CA and low vignetting. Also it is a OSS lens. 700$ less than Zeiss is the last reason that makes it again better than 24 zeiss. In fact I would vote for sel35 f/1.8 to be again better than 24 zeiss too. I also own this lens. It is significantly smaller than zeiss and costs less than half. Performance of this lens is minimally worse than zeiss that everybody can live with that.
I've tried two samples of the Sony 50mm f1.8 against the Zeiss / Sony 24mm f1.8 and neither of the Sony's performed as well. My observation is that the Sony at f8 about equals the Zeiss at f4, with the Zeiss having at least a 1.5-stop advantage at wider apertures. From f1.8 to f4, the Zeiss is sharper, with better contrast and lower chromatic aberration. What I see looks a lot closer to what slrgear.com found in their testing of both lenses.
I must continue to misunderstand ! The 20 mm is poor in sharpness as it is a pancake !! I have the sel24f1.8 and i find the 12 mm to be as sharp as the 24. All review i read, and especially the ones coming from "le monde de la photo" and "chasseur d'image" which are famous specialized photography magazines in France, explains the Touit 12 mm to be sharper than the Touit 32 mm Touit. But you give huge different scores between the 32 and the 12 !! So, may be you had a bad sample or it must be a mistake...
Zeiss touit 12mm and Sel 20mm same score of 17 ... but completly differents conclusions :
Sel 20mm : "Optically it’s far from perfect" ... "A sharpness score of 10 P-Mpix is disappointingly low for lens tested on 24-megapixel sensor like the Sony NEX-7 and slight barrel distortion is noticeable"
Zeiss Touit 12mm : "The two new Touits from ZEISS live up to our expectations. While we’re unable to test these lenses on Fujifilm X-Series cameras currently, the results are likely to be very similar. On the Sony NEX-7, both lenses are very good indeed, excellent even, ..."
And from my point of view has i have both, there is nothing to compare in quality terms between this 2 lenses.
Both focal are different. Performing a similar score for a 12mm compared to a 20mm is a pretty good result for the Zeiss Touit. About the 12mm Zeiss Touit, you can check the 12mm comparison http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/ZEISS-Touit-2.8-12-and-Touit-1.8-32-Sony-mount-lens-reviews-performance-at-a-price/ZEISS-Touit-2.8-12mm-vs-competition There we pointed some weaknesses too such as chromatic aberration for instance.
I mainly take pictures with my SLR Magic Hyperprime 50mm f0.95 and with a Samyang (or in my case called Walimex) 35mm T1.5 (video edition, also available f1.4). The whole Samyang line seems to be faster (there is also a 85mm 1.4 and 24mm 1.4) though a lot bulkier. Would be nice to read a test of one of those lenses.