I like my 35/2.8 a lot but I would enjoy having more speed sometimes. But the 35/1.4 seems prohibitively bulky (not to mention expensive).I suspect Sony knows as much or more about this as the rumor sites, and may be plotting a response. Who knows?
What are you guys wanting out of this that the 35/2.8 or 35/1.4 do not have, or is it just price?
I like my 35/2.8 a lot but I would enjoy having more speed sometimes. But the 35/1.4 seems prohibitively bulky (not to mention expensive).
For me and a lot of others, a good native AF 35/1.8 for full-frame would really hit a sweet spot. We'll have to see how the thing really works, but it looks as though Nikon may be nailing that option, right out of the gate.
It seems very likely .C’mon, Amin. You know you’ll have one of those new Nikons at some point.
I agree to an extent. I have those two lenses (35/1.4 and 35/2.8) and feel that they cover my needs pretty well for 35mm, which happens to be my favorite focal length. But a lot of people have been asking for something in between those two lenses for a long time, and I think I might be able to replace both of my 35s with something in between them.Sony doesn't need to make a 35 1.8. We have 2 main choices and various 3rd part 35mm lenses. The 35mm 2.8 is an amazing lens with great IQ and somewhat fast.
If one doesn't mind the bulk (the lens itself is relatively lightweight), the Nikon 35mm 1.8 ED FX lens also works great on the Sony!
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Edited using my presets - Sharp wide open - Sample with A7II + Nikon 35mm 1.8:
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That's the one that always makes me feel like I am missing out on something. But until someone makes an autofocus 35mm f/2 that small for a full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera...Of course there is also RX1r II with f2 Sonnar that is even lighter than Sony 35mm 1.4 lens:
I've fallen in love all over again with my FE 35/1.4 and 35/2.8 so personally not very interested in the Batis.So when are you testing it? I think Batis 40mm is supposed to be released in US this week...
Also, the shape and finish of the Batis lineup is not to my preference. I'm sure it will be a great lens though!