Users of the Sigma & Sony 50 f-14

Started Dec 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
EarthQuake
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Re: Users of the Sigma & Sony 50 f-14
In reply to Mark K, Dec 3, 2012

Mark K wrote:

The huge size and heavier weight defeat the purpose of using primes IMHO.
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Mark K

This seems like a rather odd sentiment.

Ever used the CZ 24/2, Sony 35/1.4, Sony/Minolta/Sigma 85/1.4, CZ 135/1.8, even the Minolta 135/2.8 or 100/2.8? Anything 200mm or larger? Anything wider than 20mm?

The Sigma 50/1.4 is not an exceptionally large prime, the Sony/Minolta 50/1.4 are just exceptionally small primes, in the world of AF DSLRs.

While I agree that if size is your biggest concern you should go for the Sony/Minolta version, I don't agree that primes "need" to be small, in fact the best ones are generally anything but(unless you shoot Leica).

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