Sony 50mm f1.8 now available

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vinny
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Sony 50mm f1.8 now available
Apr 30, 2012

Arrived today , Sony on line have shop now have stock and ready for despatch. They tell me the 24mm Zeiss lens is arriving the 24th of May . Pre orders will be supplied first.

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In reply to vinny, Apr 30, 2012

not sony Uk then...

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In reply to simba2585MA, Apr 30, 2012

Mine arrived in the UK this morning, w00t, saw one on amazon uk last week from Germany and pulled the trigger because I need it for a trip this weekend. Been waiting for it since I bought the camera last October, and this lens was one of the reasons.

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ohh is there some on-line lace in europe that has it?
In reply to robml, Apr 30, 2012

I have been scouring the internet for a while.

Sony somehow do nto want to deliver any in Bulgaria.

I was lucky they delivered few NEX-7 cameras in December. But no 50/1.8 so far.

so please hints. (I missed the Amazon.de avaialbiltiy couple weeks back, last week there were some but shipped only i n Germany....)

Amazon.co.uk does not even list them. Belive it or not I order 18-55 by mistake

ebay has listing at Camera Center Cardiff but they have no availability only a listing and note that sony have changed shipped date (well this is happening for 9 months now so I am not placing a bet)

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Re: ohh is there some on-line lace in europe that has it?
In reply to Kiril Karaatanasov, Apr 30, 2012

Yes Sony on line shop in the UK £249 POTED

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In reply to vinny, Apr 30, 2012

SEL50F18 E50mm F1.8
Price: *
£249.00 Incl Vat
Currently out of stock

I also think they only ship in UK

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Re: ohh is there some on-line lace in europe that has it?
In reply to Kiril Karaatanasov, Apr 30, 2012

They're in Europe. I've had one for a while (had to call the store as it wasn't listed on their site but they have one). I saw one on Friday night in a Duty Free shop in Schiphol airport too. I thought that if they're randomly sitting in duty free shops then they might be everywhere

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In reply to Jonathan_Whiteman, Apr 30, 2012

Jonathan_Whiteman wrote:

They're in Europe. I've had one for a while (had to call the store as it wasn't listed on their site but they have one). I saw one on Friday night in a Duty Free shop in Schiphol airport too. I thought that if they're randomly sitting in duty free shops then they might be everywhere

The local Sony guys here is Sofia, Bulgaria told me their orders just get pushed to later time. I have been bothering them for a while

Anyway. Sooneror later it will come. May be in black

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In reply to vinny, Apr 30, 2012

Can't find this lens anywhere, which is a major issue, as I bought the NEX5N to replace an old Canon SLR with 50mm prime... have they been out of stock a long time?

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In reply to Southern Surf, Apr 30, 2012

i just got told by my local sony dealer that "You can buy the SEL-50F18 lens from us with a lead time of only a few days"

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Awesome. Just got an email from Cardiff Camera Centre to say they were getting the lenses on Friday.

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In reply to Southern Surf, Apr 30, 2012

Sony online shop do have it in stock its just not listed on site yet only came in today, you have to ring and speak to a sales person. I ordered mine at 10am and it has been desptached.

The 24mm is due in to Sony the 24th of may but only enough to satisfy pre orders shops will not be getting any ive been told in world wide shortage

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In reply to Southern Surf, May 1, 2012

Yes, Cardiff Camera have 30 being delivered this Friday of which 15 are allocated for pre-orders. Sony UK also have stock and I have ordered one via the phone today.

Southern Surf wrote:

Awesome. Just got an email from Cardiff Camera Centre to say they were getting the lenses on Friday.

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Thanks! I just pre-ordered from Camera Center Cardiff
In reply to zubs, May 1, 2012

I hope it comes soon. I got the expediated shipping.

This should be awesome lens.

I have the Contax G but it is a bit slow and fiddling wiht all items when tkaing photo just makes me miss situations.

I need more practice and am sure 45/2 will do just as good but now it makes me nervous.

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Re: Thanks! I just pre-ordered from Camera Center Cardiff
In reply to Kiril Karaatanasov, May 1, 2012

Just had an email from Sony uk and its shipped should have it before 12pm wednesday by City Link.

Waiting for my Zeiss 24mm now but not in stock till May the 24th Sony Uk are taking pre-orders, this lens will not be for sale in the Uk through retail outlets for the forsee able future ive been told.

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Did you consider the sigma 30/2.8
In reply to vinny, May 1, 2012

It is a bit slower in terms of aperture but smaller and sharper

I have the zeiss and it is nice but I am not sure it's price is justified. It is sharp but not amazingly sharp. The zeiss 45/2 planar for contact G is a bit sharper, Same with 90/2.8 sonar.

The sigma is available I think all over the place and is dirt cheap 1/5th of the price

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Just had an email from Sony uk and its shipped should have it before 12pm wednesday by City Link.

Waiting for my Zeiss 24mm now but not in stock till May the 24th Sony Uk are taking pre-orders, this lens will not be for sale in the Uk through retail outlets for the forsee able future ive been told.

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Re: Thanks! I just pre-ordered from Camera Center Cardiff
In reply to Kiril Karaatanasov, May 4, 2012

The Camera Center Cardiff have closed the ebay auction and updated the description to "In Stock"

I hope to soon receive notificaiton that they shipped it.

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