Sony where are your fast zoom lenses?

Started Jan 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Mike Fewster
Mike Fewster Veteran Member • Posts: 5,367
Re: This doesn't add up
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Lumixdude wrote:

Don't tell me about ISO, as I believe ISO bumping is an anachronism. I'm this close to actually buying an NEX, but then I look at things... I could handle the 18-105 at F/4.... that's quite a good aperture if you look at the long end, but where are your wide and fast wide angle lenses? I want something in the vicinity of a 14-35 or there abouts which would go down to something like F/1.8 but Sony doesn't offer anything here... It's a shame really, the one lens I would use frequently for landscape photog and Sony doesn't have one?

Why is bumping up iso an anachronism? Today you can do it, yesterday it wasn't a good move. If anything is an anachronism it is very fast lenses surely. They are a throwback to the days when 400 asa was considered fast, when wide open fast lenses were better for ovf as the viewfinder was much better wide open and stopped down to shooting aperture when fired.

Narrow DOF is pretty good on the bigger Sony sensors that isn't the reason for fast lenses that it is on some of the other formats.

Those fast lenses are also bigger, heavier and more expensive.

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