sel35f18 or wait for zeiss... or alpha mount?

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Questions thread
cptrios
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Re: sel35f18 or wait for zeiss... or alpha mount?
In reply to couchpotato, Jan 30, 2013

Well, obviously there's only so much we can say at this point, but here are my mildly educated presumptions and the known facts:

• The Zeiss looks slightly bigger than the Sony

• The Zeiss is a Planar design, which means it will probably have excellent sharpness characteristics but the bokeh won't be as good as other Zeiss glass.

• The Zeiss is a 50mm equivalent, where the sony is 53mm. I prefer 50, personally.

• The Zeiss will probably be over $1000.

• The big draw of the Sony, other than price, is the IS. No such luck on the Zeiss.

• The vast majority of Zeiss's lenses have been manual focus...so we don't know how the AF is going to be on these new ones.

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