Best lenses for your Sony NEX-7: 14 wide-angle, standard and telephoto models analyzed!By Kevin Carter - Wednesday July 03 2013 Lens Recommendations
Of the major camera makers Sony is the only firm with two highly developed camera systems running in parallel. While it’s true the SLT range of cameras and lenses isn’t as extensive as either the Canon or Nikon DSLR systems it is further ahead than those firm’s in the mirrorless market. Sony is also competing with the joint Panasonic/Olympus MFT mirrorless system which when combined offers a formidable range of high-performance telecentric lens designs. Fuji’s X-system is also making inroads and has a very attractive lens range that’s expanding quickly.
However, none of those makers has yet to challenge the popular EVF-equipped NEX-7 with its class-leading pixel count. While the gap is narrowing, the performance of the 24-Mpix APS-C size CMOS sensor in the Sony NEX-7 means that model is currently highest ranking mirrorless camera in our database. After measuring the performance characteristics of camera, we’ve now had assessed it with a range of lenses and have put together a concise guide to assist the reader in selecting the best performing models, while also pointing out some the more accessibly priced value options.
We’ve tested the NEX-7 with 14 different lens models consisting of both fixed focal primes as well as zooms with a range of focal lengths, including Sony made lenses and those from third parties. Listed below are some of the lenses we’ve analyzed. We’ve included performance data on some of the latest models: