FE 70-300mm and 50mm f1.8

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount News and Rumors' started by BrorSvensson, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. A7shooter

    A7shooter TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 6, 2015
  2. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Indeed. Incredible it took them so long, but at least it is finally on its way.
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Great news indeed!!! Didn't see that coming!

    Looking forward seeing how the 50mm performs compared with the Zeiss 55mm
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Both look to be great assets to the line-up
  5. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 16, 2014
    Los Angeles, USA
    I'm switching fully to Sony. These were the lenses I was waiting for!
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  6. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    This is great news for the E-mount system! Finally a "nifty fifty" for FE that fits the usual "definition" of that term, fast and cheap.

    And a telephoto zoom reaching out to 300mm to boot!

    Two things I've been hoping for. [emoji2]

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  7. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    And "fifty."

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  8. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

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  9. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Comparison with the 55mm f/1.8, it looks like the new 50mm is comparable in the center widen open at 10 lppm, but has a lot more astigmatism as you move away from the center of the image. The contrast of high frequency detail (resolution) is a little lower with the 50's listed 30 lppm being about the same in the center as the 55's 40 lppm. Still, being that close to 80% is quite good, but again, less consistent across the frame.

    Even at f/8, the new 50 isn't competing with the significantly more expensive 55mm, but it looks like it'll be a respectable lens compared to Nikon and Canon's nifty fifty options. It'll be a good lens, but not a great lens--just like it should be.

    Well done Sony.

    The new 50mm:

    The 55mm:
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  10. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    The sample photos from the FE 50 1.8 show a lot of promise. Looks sharp enough at 1.8 and the bokeh from the photos on the Sony site are pleasant.
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  11. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    btw, that RX10iii looks freaking amazing.

    24-600mm f/2.4-f/4.

    I can't seem to find the info on the aperture to focal length specs.
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  12. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    im loving the additions to the FE - mount lineup. Really still dreaming of an updated 200mm 2.8 prime! It's not like sony doesn't own all the patents form Minolta.
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  13. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 25, 2012
    Viera, Florida, USA
    ... and it'll be a 75mm/1.8 (kinda) on the A6000/6300! Also not bad!
  14. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Really great to see these two lenses. Both fill a gap in the lens lineup. In fact, if we're honest, we have to say Sony is really pumping the lenses out!
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  15. pdk42

    pdk42 TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 26, 2014
    Leamington Spa, UK
    I wonder when we'll get a $500 or less 24mm? (I know, I know - some people are never happy ;))
  16. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 7, 2011
    FINALLY!!! I love compact 2-way lenses (FF and crop). I may have to buy back into FF now. Some of my fav pics are on my former 5D classic + 50/1.8.
  17. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Looks like it will do okay vs. the APS-C 50mm f/1.8, too--nearly as good but not quite.

    New 50mm:
    APS-C 50mm:
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  18. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 5, 2014
    This is great news and seemingly a complete surprise. Just when I thought Sony was abandoning normal folk in FF e mount. $3000+ 2.8 zooms are not for this hobby shooter. Now if they can surprise me with a reasonably priced 24mm as well :). With my Voigtlander 15mm, Zeiss 35, the 50 1.8 add a 24 and thats all I need.
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  19. pdk42

    pdk42 TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 26, 2014
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Exactly my thoughts too.
  20. nidza

    nidza TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 1, 2013
    I told you 28/2 is just a beginning of this segment. Next is 85/1.8 or maybe 100/2.

    Looking forward to 85. This is what I had on my D700, favorite cheap trio, 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8. Can't wait close the same trio on A7ii (28/50/85). Next step could be A7Rii and as I far as I am concerned, this may last next 8 years, how long my Nikon lasted. I will get 50 in summer when I visit Russia, they have much more competitive prices for Sony then BH or Adorama in USA.