FE 16-35mm f4 UW zoom

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Re: FE 16-35mm f4 UW zoom
In reply to Donny out of Element here, 5 months ago

Donny out of Element here wrote:

is rumored to be announced in a month or so. I was wondering if I can start using FE lenses on APS-C body (A6000), so that in future (when I go FF) I will have FF lenses ready to go.

I was wondering to use that 16-35 f4 as my main zoom actually, since it will be 24-50mm (in APS-C) on my A6000 - which is the focal range I use most often (mostly 24-35mm in APS-C).

So my question is how big this zoom may be or how small? I was hoping for OSS, but it won't have it probably? Do I need it on that FL anyway? I also hope this time Zeiss will make sharp zoom across the frame, not like FE24-70, where 24-28 range is soft on edges and corners.

If you go mirrorless, consider the Leica WATE (Wide Angle Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21mm f/4)

and it's price: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/461971-USA/Leica_11642_Tri_Elmar_M_16_18_21mm_f_4_Asph.html

It is small and wide.

The Leica MATE gets cheaper (about half the price of a used WATE) and smaller, but it 28-50mm

So, f/4 WA to MA zooms can be made 'small'. For a mirrorless camera, the omission of the mirror box (leica style) is obvious a big benefit to lens design. I just hope that Leica prices are just that ..

I have a 24-40/3.5 SLR manual zoom lens, and it is big and heavy (it is for SLR camera). Optical it is actually rather decent on the A7, but I would not consider this as a preferred walk-around lens.

I can see why Sony built e.g. the FE28-70/3.5-5.6 - it is so much lighter!

If you go APS-C size, then 16-35/4.0 (24-70) becomes a lot smaller - even the 16-70/4.0 lens is not that enormeous.

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Henry

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