Originally Posted by Ken Ross
I haven't gotten the adapter. To be very honest, I question how much of a difference you'll see with E-mount vs Alpha glass. I say this because at 1920X1080 HD resolution, the resolution is very easy to achieve with almost any good quality glass. To go to higher-end glass when the E-mount glass is already capable of resolutions much higher than HD resolution, I think would be overkill. All you have to do is take a couple of still pictures at the higher resolutions with any of the E-mount lenses and you'll see how much sharper they look than the resolution that HD video gives.
So 'greater-than-HD' resolution is already there in the E-mounts, so I'm not sure what I'd be gaining for HD video shooting. Add to that the lack of autofocus in the non-E mounts, and IMO I'm actually losing.
Ken, Ken, Ken. I'm not talking about Alpha glass for "greater than 1920x1080" - a 4 megapixel camera already achieves this - I'm talking about for low light and shallow DOF. Alpha glass has 30mm F/1.4's, 16-50mm F/2.8's, 70-200mm F/2.8's, 50mm F/1.4, etc. I'm talking about fast glass to allow more light to the sensor and for shallow DOF if you want it.
There is nothing in E mount that is the equivalent to 24-70 F/2.8 or even close. E mount has 2 fast lenses - the 50mm F/1.8 (75mm FF equiv) and the 24mm ($1000) F1.8. And the troubled but acceptable 16mm F/2.8 pancake. I don't know what you're shooting, but what do you do for reach? The slow 18-200? I wasn't a fan of that lens at all on the NEX body.
Very glad to hear they've improved the handle noise on the VG20 - it was unacceptable on the VG10. One could not record via-a-vis the handle and not get extreme noises in the recording.