Finally got angry about lack of 35mm equivalent

Started Jul 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
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chris blaubac
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Finally got angry about lack of 35mm equivalent
Jul 31, 2012

I've really tried not to get annoyed, because in many respects my nex5-n is wonderful, but when I saw this: http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/EF_Lenses/EF-M/EF-M_22mm_f_2_STM/

I finally got angry. I've waited patiently for a long time but Sony's continuing inability to provide a reasonably sized 35mm equivalent lens is now a real problem for me.

If Canon can make a reasonably sized 35mm equivalent lens for APS-C then why can't Sony?

It's not just that the Zeiss 24mm is the size of a coke tin - it's also ridiculously expensive.

Much as I love my Snapshot Skopar 25mm, sometimes I simply need a faster lens, and although the sigma 30mm is great it's a 45mm equivalent and only f2.8.

And before anyone mentions it manual focus won't cut it on the street at very wide apertures so legacy lenses are not going to help. I have tried.

I'm really close now to giving up on the nex5n if I need a fast lens at 35mm equivalent focal length. It's even making me consider buying another camera, at least for this focal-length...which is crazy.

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