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  1. I am one of the many who is transitioning to mirrorless from the Canon system (6D). I have been researching lenses and it's making my head spin. Until I decide which Sony or aftermarket lenses to get I will use the MC-11 adapter with my current setup. I have always used zoom lenses but am considering using primes with this camera. The biggest obstacle I have is budget. What lenses would be recommended for a new Sony shooter? Also, how are the aftermarket lenses with regards to sharpness/IQ? FYI, here is my current collection of lenses. - Tokina 16-28mm; use for landscape, ar
  2. I'm trying to get a feel for the 24-70 F2.8 when used for portraits. Would it be possible for any of you to post some portraits you've shot with the 24-70 lens? Thanks.
  3. Does anyone know why Sony (or 3rd parties) can't make a better adapter for their A-mount SSM and SAM lenses? For example, the relatively inexpensive Sony 28-75 f2.8 is a really good lens. I've tried several copies and they make sharp, contrasty images. However, the AF on my E-mount bodies (a9 & a6500) is hampered by the paucity of focus points. The limiting factor is obviously not the bodies, and I don't think it's the lenses. It seems to be the adapter!
  4. Hi all, I currently have the following set of lenses for my A6500: Sony E Zeiss 16-70mm f4 Sony E 35mm f1.8 Sony E 50mm f1.8 Sony FE 85mm f1.8 (recently bought, on its way home) I want to get rid of one lens (will sell it), and I'm doubting betwen the 35mm and the 50mm. As I'm having an allround lens (Zeiss) for general purposes, I think I prefer to keep the 50mm for portraits (whenever I cannot use the 85mm). But in the other hand, I think that the 35mm could help me indoors whenever the Zeiss maximum f4 is not sufficient (yes, I know 35mm is a little bit too much for indoors).
  5. Hi I have a new Sony A7ii with the 24-240mm Sony lens, my first full frame camera after shooting with a Canon 60d. I'm looking to add more lenses to the collection, probably starting with a 50mm. The Sony 55mm F1.8 Sonnar T is the one I want, but can't afford at this time! My budget is low, around $500 or less is better, so I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a lens to start. I'm ok with the third party manual lenses, realizing I will need an adapter, but finding it somewhat confusing as to what will work on the Sony A7ii. Also interested in a legacy lens, but I can't figure out whi
  6. As someone who is new to the Sony world, I was wondering in anyone has any experience with lenses on backorder. How fast (in the past) has Sony been about getting new stock out to stores?
  7. A7s and A7rII review by Gabruek www.gabruek.com https://500px.com/gabsriel Hi ! I bought them on the 27th of july 2015 in France (lucky boy about the A7rII !). Disclaimer : I do not shoot in continuous mode, I do not shoot in movie mode. I mainly shoot with primes. This review is only MY opinion. Background : amateur (portraits, landscape, street, abstract), semi-pro (weddings, sports, portraiture, fashion) Digital gear background Olympus 4/3 : E-1, E-400 Olympus micro 4/3 : E-P1, E-PM2 Canon : 30D, 40D, 6D Nikon : D80, D5000 Fuji : S3 Pro Sony : A200 Sigma : Dp1s
  8. Zeiss wasn't exactly forthcoming with my question about availability of the BATIS lenses here in the USA, but at least they cordially responded with a version of "shut up and keep waiting." Dear Jonathan, Thanks for your inquiry. Like with all high-end products, the request for the new BATIS lenses is much higher than the production capacities. Within the next months, the backorders will be cleared in the succession of order income. The current delivery is around 3-4 months after order income at the moment. We already shipped many items of the BATIS lenses to the US, which
  9. After buying a a7 recently and really looking at the very meager array of Sony lenses available, I'm a bit under-whelmed. I am amazed that Sony has put out so many "a-7" models but so few Sony (not mega-buck Zeiss) lenses to go with them. I'd really love to have something in a Sony full-frame like my SEL18200 that was so handy on my NEX 5 &7. I wonder if there's lenses such as this and maybe a reasonably priced wide angle or two coming any time soon?
  10. I recently moved up from my NEX 5n & 7 to an a7 and now have the kit lens plus the 70-200 G zoom. I really need a wider lens and it looks like the Sony 16-35mm Vario-Tessar T FE F4 is almost the only choice out there other than a short prime. In reading reviews on this lens, it don't really sound that great to supposedly be a "Zeiss". Do any of you Guys own this lens and what is your opinion of it? Is it actually made by Zeiss or is this just a Sony-made lens that somehow uses the "Zeiss" name?
  11. I recently purchased a Sony 70-200 FE "G" lens from a major New York photo/audio retailer only to find it to be unacceptably soft at the corners from wide open all the way down to f8 at 200mm. I know this optic is supposed to be razor sharp and a real performer. I called the retailer, and they agreed to send me out another lens and told me to return the defective one for a refund. I'm currently awaiting the replacement lens for testing. What I wonder, is just what, if anything, stores like this do with these returned items. The lens is otherwise in perfect, mint condition with all paperwork
  12. I'm curious, has anyone used both the A-mount (FF) Zeiss 24mm F2 and the E-mount (APS-C) Zeiss 24mm F1.8 lenses from Sony? If so how did you find the performance to compare? Is one sharper than the other, focus quicker than the other, etc.? I like the idea of the A-mount just because I can also use it on my A-mount cameras (including the FF models), but since I use my a6000 more than anything these days, I'd probably settle for the e-mount (faster and less $$) if it performs as well or better than the a-mount lens. Thoughts?
  13. Hi Guys, my girlfriend just wrote this little review, hands-on for the zeiss touit lenses she was using in asia on her a6000 on our blog. http://passportsandlenses.com/zeiss-touit-lenses-on-the-sony-a6000-a-review/ Since i saw a lot of people asking if they are worth their high price tag i hope it is alright if i share so you guys can have a look. It is a little non-tech since she's not as interested in fancy gear as we guys are! Have fun and let me know if you like it! Alex
  14. Hi there, Long time lurker/first time poster here. Before anyone gets all up in a hoot, I do know and understand the obvious differences between these lenses i.e. price, AF/MF, aperture etc... that being said I am currently trying to decide between the 2. I need something on the long end and price is not a huge concern for me at the moment. I am wondering if anyone has experience with both of these lenses and how they stack up in terms of IQ, sharpness, CA, bokeh etc... I own many manual focus lenses and while auto focus is always welcomed in my book it is not a must. Any thoughts
  15. I've had the A7s since it came out in July. I have been using the Sony 28-70mm zoom. I've also adapted some old Canon FD's which give a cool look. They've been fine but the quality doesn't blow me away and I recently shot an event and because of the full-frame, it was very hard to get close ups that I needed. I was looking for a zoom to replace my 28-70 with a bit more range, more on the telephoto side. I have looked over almost every full-frame e-mount lens made which isn't that many. There's also a bunch of a-mount which I'd be open to adapting to the a-mount. I came from Canon before t
  16. Hey This is my first post. Just bought my first digi camera less than week ago (Sony a6000 with SELP1650 for 190€). I did try to search but I did not find what I was looking for. If there is already topic about this feel free to link it here and I will delete this thread. So I study communications and me and my friend have a plan of shooting a "0budget" interview/documentary about drugusers life on street. Here in Finland is so dark during these winter months that I need lense that has good F-value. The current lense has f3.5 when not zoomed. What is the cheapest zoom
  17. Hi everyone! I just acquired a couple of months ago the Sony a6000 to start into serious photography (I used to shoot IPhone and even if I love it, I've always looked for better and true stunning photos), I paired it with the Sigma 16mm F1.4 and love the versatility and the results especially the image quality. I've used primarily as an all-round, travel, every day photography even environmental portraits in low light. I'm very excited since just received the A7III in addition to start in the FF world and I'm just trying to decide the first lens should I buy for, after reading and w
  18. Good morning, I've recently got the "Sony a7 III" camera body as a present. I'm a little bit lost when it comes to lenses and I would really appreciate some advice on which lens to get based on my needs (if possible). I'm a painter, and once I finish my paintings I take photos of them, whether if it's for posting on art websites to sell them, social media to promote them, etc. I also want to make art prints out of the photos I take of them. I've recently started filming videos while I paint to show the process and teach other people painting techniques. So, to sum it up, I'm lo
  19. I have an a6000 and am considering upgrading to the a6500, but I'm curious about the stabilization. I know it is in-body, but is it in anyway dependent on the lens being used? Specifically, will it work with third-party lenses? I do a lot of shooting with Tamron's 150-600mm lens (with Sony's LA-EA2 adapter).
  20. Hi everyone. I'm pretty new here. I have a Sony A7III and shoot mostly outdoors photography. I'm considering buying a 200-600mm lens but have also heard rumors that Sony is going to be introducing the Sony A7IV soon. I have a 400mm lens that works for most purposes so the longer length isn't that critical and I'm wondering if I should save my money and wait till the A7IV comes out. Has anyone heard when Sony expects to release that camera. If it's going to be fairly soon, I will probably hold off buying the lens, if not, well... Any thoughts you folks might have would be
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