Fujifilm better than sony?

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Re: Fujifilm better than sony?
In reply to Enir4, Apr 3, 2013

Enir4 wrote:

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

KennyXL wrote:

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

KennyXL wrote:

pevece wrote:

KennyXL wrote:

As for the argument that the NEX series is all about a smaller footprint and a fixed-aperture standard zoom would be too big?  Please...the 18-200mm is huge.  It is much bigger than my Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 Nikon-mount lens.  They seem to have zero philosophical problems with pushing out endless iterations of that focal range in a large body lens.

just look at the 18-200mm powerzoom !

That's not a fixed-aperture lens.  It is a 3.5-6.3 zoom lens which is considered quite slow (in the aperture sense).  Fast is usually considered to be f2.8 and wider (1.8, 1.4, 1.2, etc., etc.,...).

Fuji doesn't have a fixed aperture zoom either, or does it? Sony has one fixed aperture zoom (10-18 f/4 OSS) which is small and light. Fuji has one planned. But AFAIK, they have offered only one zoom so far, with variable aperture f/2.8-4.

I'm not implying that Fuji has one.  Fuji may or may not have a fixed-aperture standard zoom; I just haven't looked to find out since Fuji's not really on the horizon for me.  I can state definitively, at this time, Sony does not have one native to the NEX line and, as far as I know, will not be offering one in the near future (meaning this calendar year).  I haven't heard any credible rumor to the contrary, but would love it if someone can point out a link to me stating otherwise since waiting for one is becoming tiresome.

Well, Sony does have a constant aperture zoom (10-18 f/4), but if you're only talking about f/2.8, then no. However, I doubt a constant aperture f/2.8 zoom would help significantly considering size and weight will continue to be a problem (a reason Fuji too went with variable aperture normal zoom, albeit faster and charging for it).

Anybody looking for reasonably fast, should really look for primes that are generally at least a stop or more faster. For that matter, I have a Sony 16-50 f/2.8 which can be used on NEX, but I prefer 35/1.8 when I want low light capabilities (the zoom is preferred for versatility).

I think that Kenny is talking about the standard zoom with fixed aperture, not necessarily f/2.8. Sony promised a high quality standard zoom and I hope they didn't mean the 16-50. I'm waiting for one too.

Sony had a "standard zoom" stated for launch in 2012 on the roadmap for E-mount lenses, which is the 16-50PZ. There was also a wide angle zoom for 2012, which is the 10-18/4. For 2013, the roadmap had a mid-magnification zoom and a G-lens zoom.

I suspect the mid-magnification zoom may be something like an 18-135. And the G-lens zoom will be the premium option, for 2013.

A newer road map has also surfaced which suggests addition of a Zeiss lens too.

Enrique

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