How does it handle on the C3? Be honest now I am sure you are handling the lens with a camera, not a camera with a lens, but would it be comfortable for long term use? Does it focus hunt at the long end, especially when shooting an isolated subject? Any feedback is appreciated!
Considering my Nikon fast glass alternatives weigh twice what this does, yes, comfortable. No problem with the long end focus in normal daytime lighting, I use center spot focus so it pretty much locks on to any contrasty thing even at night.
Thanks. I tried the 18-200, and found it hunted like nobody's business even in reasonable light, so I was wondering about this lens.
My guess is that with any contrast detect system, the performance of the lens probably has as much to do with the body as with the lens. That's certainly been the case with the m43 lenses, which almost ALL are a lot faster and less prone to hunt on the latest bodies than with bodies from even a year ago. So it wouldn't surprise me if this lens and the other Nex lenses will be a lot quicker to lock AF with the new bodies than the old ones. I'm assuming the new Nex bodies are on par with the new m43 bodies as far as upping their AF performance, but i don't know that - I'm just guessing they would with all of the other improvements.
I'll let you in on my secret technique Heather, (I turned on the camera, pointed and pressed the shutter, pretty much all in one fluid motion)The flame one is cracking. How did you do it?