New FE Lens Announced - Zeiss 16-35mm F4.0

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Re: New FE Lens Announced - Zeiss 16-35mm F4.0
In reply to NumberOne, 6 months ago

NumberOne wrote:

Dandrewk wrote:

Not really a surprise, but there it is.

"Midyear". No prices yet.

Who's in? (raises hand)

Thank you very much for posting.

Will buy it - I was waiting for an ultra-wide (F2.8/F4) zoom since the announcement of the A7 - but definitively would have preferred a 12-24 or 14-24/28/36, specially because 'FF 16mm' is not wide enough in many occasions!

16mm on full-frame isn't wide enough? Are you serious?

Guess I have to live with that (or buy a '14mm FFL', when available)...

In fact, I do understand Sony (market) option/decision - 16-35 & 24-70 are zoom standards - but definitively I think there's too much overlap; there's no overlap if you buy the 70-200 F4, for instance...

And now you're denouncing it because there's too much "overlap"?

Therefore, if the 28-135 F4 turns to be as good as the 24-70 aperture sibling, I may consider selling the latter; and again I can't understand why not offering a 35-105/135 F4, if one has to buy a 16-35 zoom...

What about all that overlap with the 70-200?

Anyway, the 28-135mm is a video lens. It will be huge and probably very expensive (as in north of $10,000 US).

Just my opinion, of course, but it looks to me that Sony is more interested in creating standard lenses&zooms than having a (FE) lens range that makes sense!

What makes sense to me are good quality lenses with useful focal ranges, rather than simply a good story.

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