Sony mirrorless FullFrame!?!?

Started Oct 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: aps and alpha mount
In reply to Lab D, Oct 5, 2013

Lab D wrote:

EarthQuake wrote:

DT200 wrote:

dgreene196 wrote:

I wonder how many native lenses will be available immediately.

They are not cheap and to keep the size down, Sony seems to be limiting the apertures except maybe on an F/1.8 55mm lens.

What really drives me away is there is nothing in what I consider the standard portrait range of 85mm to 135mm, as well as nothing long enough to shoot pics at events (I normally need 100-200mm).

I also worry this is another Sony format that is not very compatible with all their others. Which one will last, which one will get dropped and which one will get little support?

An 85 has been shown/rumored as well, probably an 85/1.8 though it hasn't been confirmed that this is a FF lens (it would be really surprising if it isnt).

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr4-first-picture-of-the-85mm-f1-8-e-mount-lens/

From rumors, it seems like there will be 4-5 FF e-mount lenses.

35/2.8

55/1.8

85/1.8

zoom of some sort, 28-70/4? or 24-70/2.8 or 4?

and a tele, 70-400? though this seems a bit nuts

Some of those may be aps and some alpha mount. Sony has too many formats so I am staying away.

All of them are FF except 85/1.8 is still not confirmed that it will be FF (but it's 99% that it is FF or it will be a surprise). Moreover, there will be 2 FF zooms: Sony G Zoom 28-70 f/4 and Zeiss 24-70 f2.8 - which is very good start for a (let's be honest here) first mirror-less FF system camera (with interchangeable lenses).

As it was previously mentioned, "lower-end" SONY NEX FF A7 will be 24Mp and it will be around $1800 for body only or little more than $2000 in a kit (with Sony G 28-70 f/4) - which is very very nice, especially considering that Sony was never cheap.

I think they are going for Canon/Nikon - more competition - better market for us.

P.S. What is even more exciting (at least for me) is that even "lower-end" FF A7 will have built-in EVF and tilting LCD. Combine that with a grip a-la NEX-7 and you may have an FF mirrorless camera that will be a game changer. The only thing that I'm not sure yet - is what AF improvements will Sony bring to NEX FF cameras? If AF will be up to DSLR - than that's it. The ultimate mirrorless camera could be created in near future (2 weeks actually till it be announced and 2 more until it will hit the shelves). This is the best part - Sony is aiming to supply FF for customers well before Christmas!

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