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Sigma 18-35 1.8

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by Deadbear77, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    So I'm thinking of getting this lens, it's pretty well known that I really didn't like wide angle lenses....until today when I was shooting a wedding.

    It's available in an a mount and I already have the laea1

    I am going to return the sel18200 that I bought last week. It's not really sharp enough or fast enough for me.

    Any thoughts on this or should I go for the ziess 12 or 32 instead?

    The new zeiss 16/80 f4 is too slow for me and the sigma is way faster and so far has great reviews, manual focus at those lengths doesn't bother me, should I wait for something else?

    For 799 usd manual focus, or auto if I want to get the laea2 is it worth it?

    Maybe I should sell the sel 35 to fund it?

    Don't know.

    Any thoughts? Experience?


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  2. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    I saw in SAR that Sony version is delayed. Also it is a very big/heavy lens for nex: approx. 3.07 x 4.76" (78 x 121 mm) & Weight 1.78 lb (811 g). With the new dslrs/nex coming, Sony is eliminating mirrors so the nex cameras might focus more like the new Olympus OMD EM-1. So I wouldn't buy a laea2 now.