Sony NEX-5N The NEX lens system, Sony has introduced two years ago, the e-bayonet. It impresses with a very short flange focal length of only 18 millimeters. This makes it possible to adapt nearly all SLR and rangefinder camera lenses at the NEX-7 - more on that. The NEX-5 is offered in a set together with the SEL 1855, which fits in this exclusive collection is available in black to the camera. The zoom lens covers a focal range of 18 to 55 millimeters (based on small picture from 27 Sony NEX-5N to 82.5 millimeters). Unlike the Alpha series DSLRs have the NEX cameras on any image stabilization by sensor shift. Therefore, the SEL is equipped with an optical image stabilizer 1855 - that is not true for every E lens.
Although the Setobjektiv is taken largely in plastic, it does make a pretty decent figure. The zoom ring is still running smoothly, the lens also spoiled with a wide focus ring. In general, the focusing is, however, left the autofocus of the NEX-5. It does its job very quickly, the NEX-5 has been in the lab after about 0.25 seconds and raised in focus - a very good value. But even under difficult field conditions proves the autofocus of the NEX-5 quickly than convincing. It certainly helps that the NEX already starts the autofocus when the camera is raised to his eye. With a twist of the focus ring, the distance setting can be determined automatically override any time - unfortunately, does the focus lens in the "Direct Manual Focus" no. The autofocus divides the viewfinder image in the default "Multi" in 25 test fields. Alternatively, the AF point can be placed on a 17 x 11 positions, or centered on the center.