mrmut: Acceptable price for a great lens.
When they published specifications of this lens, that was the reason for me to start thinking about system change. Somewhere in that time Canon also announced their small and light camera, so there two would be paired beautifully.
Summi is right. You may find the front is too heavy and unbalanced. 800 gram is not light!
AdamT: Ripping off the UK as usual . Tax is only a fraction of the difference the rate is 1.56 Dollars to the Pound - that means the lens should be £512 + Tax + Import duty , about £650 not £800 Greedy Barstards
First complaint of the day! :P
But I agree with your entirely
The Lotus Eater: The Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN for my NEX was the best £99 I ever spent.
This new Sigma 18-35mm could equal that, albeit at significantly higher cost, as I'd barely ever change lenses.
BTW, I wonder how much this lens will be in the UK. $799 is £510, right Sigma?! ;)
no... it is £800 ...
It is clear today that Leica understands digital photography better than Hasselblad.
mpgxsvcd: Am I the only one that likes the look of this camera. I don't like it $6000 worth. However, I do like it.
I am still waiting for someone to say he likes it and he is going to buy it now... it is not you it seems...
Canon and Nikon secretly hate this lens
Good to see sample photos from London again. Remind me of good old days when DPR was in London...
Trollshavethebestcandy: You can get this and a good portrait lens for the cost of Nikon's new 1 lens. silly? yoooop.
ohh.. don't start... some people don't want to hear this. Nikon 1 lens is the future after all...
Nikon never committed itself to develop DX lenses. Good lens this may be but the choice of the sensor size is always less ideal than its competitors'.
QuarryCat: makes no sense for me.I use a 35 or 50 mm or even a 28 mm - one alone is enough - my feet are the zoom - no ned for another big, expensive compromise lens.sounds crazy.
a 2,0/35-105 mm would be fantastic and a 4,0/50-300 mm is urgent needed...
One is enough for casual shooting, but not enough for a paid job for a wedding photographer. You will find it hard to take a group shot with a 50mm indoor, or 28mm for a head shot with nice bokeh and without distortion. Then you may have to swap lenses or carry two camera bodies with different lenses if you don't want to miss a shot.
Perfect for wedding photography
Nishi Drew: "...his project is not associated with Leica in any manner" haha right, if he didn't plaster Leica all over it then no one would be as interested, or that's just a lack of confidence in one's own concept.I kind of like where the saucer is going, doesn't look usable by hands though. But of course because it's got a Leica logo it would sell.
And yay~ for the Equinox, it's just what everyone needs, massive lenses on tiny unbalanced bodies
exactly! and a 'Pentax' logo is probably more appropriate since they are more likely to adopt some designers' ideas.
There is a typo in the title: 30mm f1.4 , not f1.8.
Thoughts: Nikon DX DSLR users have been wanting such prime lens for years : 18.5mm f2.8. And there is no sign of its coming still.
$1100 for a DX lens? you are being sarcastic i bet :P
Nikon DX DSLR users have been wanting such prime lens for years : 18.5mm f2.8. And there is no sign of its coming still.
peevee1: Instead of joining m43, they are still fighting the lost battle.
As long as they offer pink cameras, they are safe
The way Olympus charges premiums on lens hood, black version lens and has been reluctant to offer black lenses may suggest it is quite a arrogant company, I would be careful to buy into their system. Thankfully, Micro 4/3 has other contributing companies to make the system attractive.
I have to admit though, Olympus has better know-how about lenses, good looking lenses too (even better in black in my opinion)!
yabokkie: this is a huge lens.
huge compared with its tiny front element.
then Sigma 19 or 30 are giant lenses...
HubertChen: I posted a while back that I found the 20 mm pancake to be adequately priced in case it is very sharp indeed ( and I might add has a reasonable bokeh ). Prompt I was flagged: Get the Sigma, it shall be lower cost. So I looked. I used their lens finder and browsed all Sony Mount lenses. I could not find ( Pancake & NEX Mount ) lens in Sigma Line Up. Can those who think Sigma has a better 20 mm f/2.8 Pancake for NEX be so kind and post its link in here ? Thank you! ( I used the Sigma Lens Finder: http://www.sigmaphoto.com/sigma-lens-finder and clicked on Sony Camera System. )
It is Sigma 19mm f2.8 for NEX E mount. Not really a pancake lens, but fairly compact and low cost. Cheers.
I like pancakes lenses! :)