They really should have just made a mark II of the 25/1.4. I don't see many peole getting this when the 20/1.7 is more compact and versatile.
Joe Ogiba: I bet the full frame A7 FE mount cameras outsell the full frame A mount A99 camera 100-1 or more so how long before Sigma and Tamron get their act together and come out with E/FE mount APS-C/full frame lenses.
FE mount is not profitable enough compared to canon/Nikon/amount combined. FE is a tiny fraction of that market.
It's obvious that Tamron were originally going to release 35/1.8, 45/1.8 and 85/1.8, all with VC. But then at the last minute they sold the 85/1.8 to Zeiss for a nice price so Zeiss could 'create' the BATIS 85/1.8 in emount and charge an extra premium for it. It's a real shame that means we missed out on a sensibly priced Tamron 85/1.8 VC though.
Hugo808: Odd choice of focal lengths, it isn't like anyone is going to buy both. Is it?
Now, a 35mm and an 85mm and they'd sell a great many sets...
Pro tip: camera manufacturers make many lenses. Doesn't mean you have to own every one. You're free to pick the lens/lenses that suits you.
iudex: How about Pentax? It is clear Pentax will introduce it´s FF soon so a FF prime lens would be a nice "birthday present". THe FA 31mm f1,8 is nice, however really pricey.
They can always release it at a later date. They just have to replace the mount with a Pentax one for no cost. They probably don't offer it in Pentax mount because of low demand.
Temporel: Why no Sony e-mount ?
It already exists. You just need to get the canon version and have a metabones adapter and a7rii.
rishikol: Tamron wake up to FE mount
^ correct. There is way more profit in making it a traditional DSLR design with lens mounts in canon, nikon and amount than making it for a whole new mount they've never done before and they will sell 5℅ in comparison.
Awesome. AND with image stabilisation? Perfect.
NDT0001: Good work Panasonic. $100 is a bargain for the research and implementation of a robust colour protocol for the pro market. It makes this amazing little camera even better.
Lol what a shill. Good goyim.
Marty4650: "paid firmware upgrade"
I hope this isn't the wave of the future.
Video games are doing it, why not camera manufacturers? It's the next logical step.
I can't wait till manufacturers start making DLC firmwares. Out of the box it includes just green auto mode and for just an extra $50 camera credit ($2 = 1 camera credit, minimum purchase is $100) you can unlock Aperture or Priority mode. Extra $100 to enable full manual. $30 to increase your fps. $20 for each scene mode. And If you are one of the first to pre order you will get a special limited edition battery percentage icon on your screen that will show the actual percentage of battery you have left and a Marvel Avengers themed histogram.
cesjr: Nothing against this lens or FF DSLR, but when people wonder why Fuji ILC here's exactly why. I'm not saying this lens and FF Canon offer nothing over an XT-1 and 23 mm. But if you want something higher quality on the lens front but don't want the huge size and cost of Canikon FF, Fuji is a very good option. Everything is a compromise in size and cost. And I just like the balance struck by Fuji between quality, size, and cost. It does offer something over Canikon - higher quality somewhat lower cost APS-C. Nobody else seems to be doing that. Not the M4/3 folks. Not Sony. Not Canikon.
The Canon 22/2 is one of the cheapest, smallest fast 35mm mirrorless primes available. Sony has two full systems, and the 24mm (that you seem to ignore). Panasonic, Olympus and Samsung also have a strong selection of fast primes. Look around, Fujifilm is not the only one making lenses.
You think that the requirements of a good camera system is to have an f/1.4 lens? You obviously don't know much about actual photography and are just a pixelpeeper/gear collecter/specifications reader. Enough said.
Cant you read? Sony already has 24/1.8 for APS-C and Canon has a 22/2.
munro harrap: People conveniently foget the dual use of such a lens, which acts on APS-C as a 35-50mm zoom, as well as having a greater range on full frame.
You may scoff, but most of the great photographs ever made were made within this very narrow range, regardless of format. And on a full-frame DSLR the range in cropped mode gives you the equivalent of a Leica m2 AND M3 with 35mm f2 and 50mm f2 lenses, and on a Nikon you can elect to continue to see the area outside of the frame, just a with M Leica viewfinders.
On a new Canon 5Dr the APS-C crop , if available would be the same as the 5D MkII and III, but using the centre of the lens coverage, and that sharpest part of the lens which also has little or no vignetting.
Interesting idea, but it should have IS and why not a Sony E mount version?
A Sony emount version would just be a tube permanently stuck on the end. You can just buy it now in Canon mount and use a metabones adapter on an a7rII and you'll have the same thing.
map1273: I wish it was 20-35. I already own Sigma's 24-105 and can't justify getting another 24mm lens, even if IQ is somewhat better edge to edge. That is the 24-105's only weakness I see, the edges.
It's not impossible, but it will be so big and heavy it will be impractical for any manufacturer to make and sell in large quantities to turn over a profit. Yes the 24/35/50 f/1.4 primes exist, but even by themselves they are huge and heavy. Making a zoom to span that range and being constant f/1.4 to cover a full frame sensor will increase the size and weight exponentially. It's not practical for such a lens to exist with current lens technology/materials and the laws of physics.
Yes, one lens doesnt make a system. Sony FF emount has 35/2.8, 35/2 and 35/1.4. And as already mentioned there is also a 24/1.8 APS-C option. Ironically it's Fujifilm that has only 1 35mm option in 1 format.
Which will perform better:
Canon 35mm f/1.4 L II
Sony 35mm f/1.4 FE Zeiss Distagon?
Sony has 24/1.8, mft has 17/1.8 and Canon M has a 22/2 pancake.
photo perzon: The Fuji 35mm 1.4 is $ 399
This is a 35/1.4, not 50/2 equiv.