Here’s what NEX APS-C lenses look like on the Sony A7


posted Friday, November 8, 2013 at 1:45 PM EDT


While Sony has promised to produce more native lenses for the full-frame A7 and A7R until the company does, you're stuck using one of a handful of native full-frame lenses, or else shooting using APS-C formatted NEX lenses. Since the A7 and A7R can shoot that extant E-mount glass either cropped down or with vignetting, have you ever wondered what the vignette photos will look like? Thanks to a Chinese review of the camera, we now know.

In a lengthy analysis on (machine translated here), the reviewers attached 14 different APS-C E-mount lenses, which gives an indication of what sort of vignetting you'll get if you choose to shoot uncropped.

What's especially nice to see is that the reviewers took sample shots at both the wide and tele ends of the lenses. This gives us a peek at how the vignette changes based on the focal length of the lens.

Some of the lenses aren't too bad. The SEL1018 and SEL20F28 both seem to be usable — whereas some of the others have extremely sharp vignette marks.

The absolutely incredible image quality of the Sony A7 and Sony A7R means that photographers will have to weigh up if its worth battling through the small lens selection to pick up one of these cameras as soon as they launch. These little images should help people decide if using their APS-C lenses is enough to keep them interested until more full-frame options become available.

(via SonyAlphaRumors)