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Now that you know the new lenses ... which one will you (really) buy?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Tymoe, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Tymoe

    Tymoe TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 24, 2011
    Which Lense are you going to buy and why? Which Lenses do you already have? What do you think about the announced prices?

    I, for example, bought the NEX-5 with the 18-55mm Kit. Now I can't wait to hold the 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 in my hands! I think this one will be the right lense to complement my beginner-equipment, especially because of the damn low price! Furthermore, the combination of those two glasses (to my mind) is more convenient and cheaper than the 18-200mm!

    Are there people interested in the Zeiss 24mm, as well?
  2. Armanius

    Armanius TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 8, 2011
    Houston Texas USA
    Interested in the two new primes (Zeiss and 50mm) and the telephoto. The macro that was announced last month doesn't tickle me at all.
  3. olli

    olli TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 16, 2011
    Washington DC
    My requirements are simple - a fast standard zoom, a wide angle zoom and perhaps some wide angle primes. The only one of the current releases that fits my needs is the 24 and its far more than I'm prepared to pay so I don't think I'll be getting any of these.
  4. Travisennis

    Travisennis TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jasper, Indiana
    The Zeiss would be very nice to have, but unfortunately I don't think I would pay that price. At least not at this time. If I did spend any money on today's announcements it would be for the NEX-7. The NEX-7 and the Zeiss would be an amazing combo, but the total sum would be out of my league.
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    None, I have the 18-55mm stock lens and have already filled out my arsenal with three manual focus lenses.

    I am glad however that many more lenses are with even more soon, too bad some are so darn expensive.
  6. Tymoe

    Tymoe TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 24, 2011
    The guys from photographyblog.com took some photos with the new zeiss 24mm and the 55-210mm!

    Carl Zeiss 24mm
    Sony E 55-210mm

    I think the Zeiss is stunning (what else to expect from such an expensive piece of glass?)
    How do you assess the tele's pics?
  7. pphandoko

    pphandoko New to TalkEmount

    Aug 22, 2011
    I will definitely buy the 50mm and cz 24mm.
    No matter what price it is, because I think, Sony's wise enough in pricing.
    Unlike some other brands, crazily over-pricing their gears!

    Anyway, I really need the 24mm for street photography.
    It's equivalent to 35mm when we put it into NEX, right? Just PERFECT!
    The 50mm will be used for portraiture candid shots.
  8. teshi

    teshi TalkEmount Rookie

    Sep 1, 2011
    I rather pick up the new LA-EA2 and then Alpha lenses since more flexibility with lenses. Still too early to say. Not had a chance with the new lenses other than the 24 1.8 yet so hard to say...
  9. Alowisney

    Alowisney TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 1, 2011
    Macon, GA USA
    I'm going to try to save up for the Zeiss because I like that focal length and the samples from it look amazing.
  10. Knikki

    Knikki TalkEmount Rookie

    The 50mm f1.8 for me just to get the shallow DOF and from the sample images around on the web it does look goos.
  11. Henry Peach

    Henry Peach TalkEmount Rookie

    Sep 5, 2011
    KS, USA
    I have the regular zoom and 16mm. I want a fast, normal prime (30ish mm). I'd probably go with a 24mm f/1.8, but I'll wait for someone else to offer one for a more reasonable price.
  12. macjim

    macjim TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 10, 2011
    For now I'll stick with the 16mm and the 18-55mm stock lenses but the priority is to learn how to get the beat out of this new camera set up first, then get the viewfinder and then better lenses such as the new sony prime lenses.

    Cheers, Macjim.
  13. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    I agree with Olli. If they released a nice, fast 35, that'd be a different story. It doesn't have to be a pancake, either, IMO.
  14. epcot_boy

    epcot_boy New to TalkEmount

    Sep 7, 2011
    I will probably stick with 18-55mm kit lens until I really get to understand the camera and then go for the sony prime.
  15. Rich

    Rich TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 20, 2012
    Salisbury UK
    Sony lenses, none.

    Definitely in the market for anything that Sigma come out with though.
  16. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 22, 2012
    Heh this poll needs to be redone with the new line-up:

    Sony E 10-18mm f4.0 OSS
    Sony E 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
    Sony E 35mm f1.8 OSS

    Zeiss 12mm f2.8
    Zeiss 32mm f1.8
    Zeiss 50mm f2.8 macro

    Samyang 8mm T3.8 cine
    Samyang 14mm T3.1 cine
    Samyang 24mm T1.5 cine
    Samyang 35mm T1.5 cine
    Samyang 85mm T1.5 cine
  17. garethwi

    garethwi TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 2, 2011
    I won't buy anything because I have the 50mm and the 55-210mm and the Zeiss is way out of my price range.
  18. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    It's only 4 days now that I have experience with the NEX-6, but I already have an opinion :) . The AF is useless to a degree that I hesitate to spend any money on native lenses if there is a legacy alternative, unless I really need OSS. Hence my vote for I won't buy anything. Of course I may change my mind later...
  19. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Useless? I have a 'classic' NEX-5 which should be worse than the NEX-6 and I'm quite happy with the AF performance! The 7 already felt much snappier when I tried it, so I expect the 6 to be more than fast enough.
  20. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    Well, I also use µ4/3 cameras, notably the GH2 and that is way faster than the NEX-6. I used the Sigma 19/2.8 on the NEX-6 and AF simply got in the way, I think next time I'll switch to MF and prefocus, which is a viable approach for a moderate wide-angle.
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