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Roger Cicala tries the FE 35/2.8 and A7R

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by quezra, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/12/sony-a7r-a-rising-tide-lifts-all-the-boats

    The strengths of a state of the art modern lens... it's too expensive for me but wow you get bang for this little beauty. The 55/1.8 could well be a bargain if it's as good; definitely on my shopping list.

    MTF charts show the centre performance clearly shooting up with the A7R using adapted Canon lenses.
     
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  2. Snowy

    Snowy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Barry
    Thank you for the link and summary. Interesting reading.
     
  3. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    I read it this morning, interesting article/review. Sony/Zeiss wants us to buy their lenses for the best performance...
     
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    It seems that if you want to stress that 36MP sensor at the edges, the native glass (or Zeiss Otus) is the way to go.
     
  5. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    I really enjoyed the discussion about how lens adapters affect corner performance in resolution tests, though they are easily ignorable in real world shooting because the focal plane is far broader and our expectations for sensitivity are much different. But I almost hate that the 35/2.8 was that good... I didn't desire this lens before but now I do! (Still not going to get it as I'm saving for the 55... *sniff*)
     
  6. mattia

    mattia TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Both the native primes - based on my very preliminary testing - are really quite excellent performers.

    I don't know the situation in the US, but over here (Netherlands), Sony has educational discounts for folks who work for academic institutions/still study. The FE 55/1.8 was only 30 euros more expensive than the FE 35 (719 and 749 euros). No discount on the bodies, sadly...