why not f/1.2 by Sony?

Started May 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
davect01
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Re: why not f/1.2 by Sony?
In reply to S3ZAi, May 14, 2013

S3ZAi wrote:

davect01 wrote:

Ya, while there are those like you who would buy a $1500, (judging by the cost of the other specialty EMount lenses), 1.2 lens, most would not.

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How can you be so sure about this? Perhaps people coming from 'down below', from p&s wouldn't. Indeed, I have 2 friends who both bought a nex 5n with kit lens and never needed a second lens.

But what about the people that are looking at nex from 'above', for example pro's who are using an ff camera in their studio, but still would like to have a fast, smaller camera as a walk around setup. I remember Steve Huff being very very enthousiastic about the rx100 first and then the rx1: I'm sure he wouldnt use the rx100 for his studio work. Perhaps he would use the rx1, but I won't speak for him or others. I think the rx1 is mostly for serious photographers who want something to walk around with. Or people with a whole lot of money.

Anyway, if you are a pro and you can choose between a nikon d800 with a 85mm 1.2 lens and a nex with a 50mm 1.2 lens, I'm sure they would opt for the nex set. Not as their main camera, but as a backup/reserve setup. Or a walkaround setup.

Why do we always think from down below or from our own limited perspective? I'm sure if, somehow, sony would make a very expensive, but also an outstanding fast lens, which would be bigger than average, but still not as big as a fast ff lens, it would sell like cookies to many pros.

Just from being on these forums since the original 3 and 5 came out and seeing what people are interested in.  (Not scientific at all)

Again, not saying people would not buy it, or that it would not be popular.  Just that those demanding this kind of lens would be low.  Sony is a business and wants to make money.

http://digital-photography-school.com/33-most-popular-dslr-lenses-among-our-readers

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