It is true with a wide angle lens used as a portrait lens you have to be aware of noses, arms, legs. But as a 24mm prime lens it is phenomenal. Couple it with the Sony 85mm 1.8 and you have two superb primes.
Looks like some are much worse than others. Are you using a Sony charger or a 3rd party one, I’m wondering if maybe the charger is not working right. I think the only way to be certain that it’s not a camera problem is to buy a new battery from a reputable source.
50+ minutes of video not bad for a W battery.
Ok, so I have updated information. I charged them all to 100%, and used them until they were empty.I then took the battery off, put it back again and saw the % remaining on each one.
I have 5 batteries. 3 of them went out at around 35%, one at 19% and the A7 one at 14%.
The A7 one is newer, but it is weaker (it is also lighter). The NEX ones are 1080maH and the A7 one is 1020maH.
They all lasted from around 50min to 1h10min recording video.
It looks like the batteries are half dead... What do you think?
I never thought of using a 24 for portraits, my impression is that you'll always end up with too wide or too much distortion when getting close. Also how does it compare to 24mm from the 24-70 or the 16-35?