I love my A7ii But.......

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by malboni, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. malboni

    malboni New to TalkEmount

    Feb 2, 2016
    If there is a real spoiler in owning Sony full frame gear it has to be the cost of FE lenses.
    Are there any other manufacturers that offer FE mount lenses with full function and AF.
    I don't really want to go down the converter route but come on Sony, maybe make a range of slightly slower glass that we can all afford
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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  3. runnerpsu

    runnerpsu TalkEmount Veteran

    Feb 12, 2016
    South Florida
    I hear you and agree with you!
  4. chalkdust

    chalkdust TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Sep 25, 2015
    Bert Cheney
    Can I hop on this bandwagon? A family of f/2.8 primes at a more affordable price would be nice. I prefer contextual OOF over pastel blob OOF. When I look at my Dad's old less, I see that he did very well with f/2.8. And he was shooting film at ISO 25 to ISO 100 almost all the time.
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  5. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 7, 2011
    Well, I'd still like 2.0, assuming it would sharpen up at 2.8, but small(ish) and affordable would be most important.
  6. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 16, 2014
    Los Angeles, USA
    This is the very reason why I'm using all MF glass on the A7!
  7. soeren

    soeren TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 12, 2014
    N├Žstved, Denmark
    The real spoiler is when you try leica glass :(
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  8. pbizarro

    pbizarro Guest

    This is why one should never get into a new system without a proper analysis of available lenses. Based on the existing lenses, I don't expect "cheaper" f2.8 or f1.8 lenses to show up.
  9. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Honestly, the best route to take for compact AF glass is the Techart Contax G AF adapter...if you have an A7II or an A7rII. The 35mm f/2, 45mm f/2, and 90mm f/2.8 are all excellent on the camera and super small.
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  10. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    How much money you can/want to spend on photo gear is a very personal thing. I started with the A7 thinking I could make do with my array of Minolta legacy lenses only to end up buying the three native FE f/4 zooms one after the other. I mean, you can't always predict how you'll get along with a system, no matter how much you analyze before you enter it. For my limited area of interest I can't find a reason now to buy other FE lenses. I'd bite if someone would come up with an excellent AF prime in the 40-45mm range with a speed of at least f/2.8, preferably f/2.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2016
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  11. pbizarro

    pbizarro Guest

    Sure it is personal. What I was saying above was that the existing f2.8 and f1.8 prime FE lenses are not cheap, as they are Sony Zeiss type. Based on that, I would expect future releases of more lenses in that range not to be cheap either.
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  12. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    There's the 28mm f/2. Don't give up hope. It's retail price is $50 less than Canon's 28mm f/1.8 and $150 less than Nikon's 28mm f/1.8. It's still a new system. Sony's likely views the lower end as covered by the zooms and now they're going for the high end. moderate speed primes are smack dab in the middle. They'll get to them.
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