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Sony announces five full-frame E-mount 'FE' lenses, updates 70-200mm

By dpreview staff on Oct 16, 2013 at 06:00 GMT

Sony has announced no fewer than five 'FE' full frame E-mount lenses to accompany the A7 and A7R. First up is the FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS, an image-stabilised 'kit' zoom for the A7. There are three premium lenses with Zeiss badges: the FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*, the FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*, and the FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T*. The fifth lens is a 'G' class telezoom, the FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS.

Sony has also updated its Alpha-mount fast telezoom to make the 70-200mm F2.8G SSM II. This lens gains faster autofocus and updated 'Nano AR' coatings, and is now specified as dust and moisture resistant.

The 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is the basic 'kit' zoom for the A7, and won't be sold separately. The 35mm F2.8 will cost $799, and be available in December 2013, while the 55mm F1.8 will cost $999 and be in stores January 2014. The premium 24-70mm F4 OSS Carl Zeiss standard zoom will cost $1199 and go in sale in February 2014; pricing and availability of the 70-200mm F4 OSS telezoom are still to be confirmed.

All told, Sony plans to offer a total of 15 FE lenses by 2015, including a macro and a wide-angle zoom.

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Press Release:

Sony® Introduces First Full-Frame E-Mount Lenses

 Sony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T*

Five Premium Full-Frame E-mount Lenses from Sony, Carl Zeiss® and G Lens; Mount Adapters for new A7 and A7R Cameras and new A-mount Zoom Lens

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15, 2013 – Sony is announcing five new full-frame E-mount lenses and a set of innovative new mount adapters designed to complement Sony’s new A7R and A7 full-frame mirrorless cameras. The ever-growing family of E-mount interchangeable lenses now totals 22 different models from Sony, Carl Zeiss and G lenses, giving shooters an impressive selection of creative tools to enhance their photographic world.

The new lens line-up features three advanced models from Carl Zeiss including two prime lenses - - a Sonnar T* 55mm F1.8 ZA and Sonnar T* 35mm F2.8 ZA model – as well as a Vario Tessar T* 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS mid-range zoom. Additionally, there is a Sony 28-70mm F3.5-F5.6 OSS zoom lens and two premium zoom lenses from G Lens – a 70-200mm F4 telephoto zoom for E-mount and a 70-200 F4 telephoto zoom for A-mount.

In addition to the A7 and A7R full-frame cameras, the new lenses fit any of the existing E-mount cameras including Sony’s acclaimed NEX-6 and NEX-7 models. 
The new LA-EA4 mount adapter adds compatibility for Sony’s existing line of A-mount lenses as well as the focusing speed and power of Sony’s innovative Translucent Mirror Technology to the new A7 and A7R cameras.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Zoom Lens (model SEL2470Z)
The new Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 24-70mm F4 lens combines a versatile 24-70mm focal length with a useful F4 maximum aperture at all focal lengths, making it an ideal lens for portraits, landscapes and every day shooting.  The new lens also features Optical SteadyShot® for keeping shots crisp and clear at all focal lengths, even at slower shutter speeds.

The SEL2470Z is designed with five aspherical elements with one ED glass element, assuring images are highly detailed and accurate.  Unique to Carl Zeiss, it also features T* coating on optical surface which cuts glare and internal reflections to boost contrast. 

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F2.8 Lens (model SEL35F28Z)
The new Zeiss Sonnar T* F2.8 lens is a wide-angle prime lens that features a popular 35mm focal length and bright maximum F2.8 aperture.  Weighing in at only 120g, its unique combination of outstanding optics and small size makes it perfect for street photography, landscapes, interiors, low-light shooting and more. 

The lens is also dust- and moisture-resistant and has Carl Zeiss T* coating for reducing glare and higher contrast and detail in images.

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 55mm F1.8 Lens (model SEL55F18Z)
The new Zeiss Sonnar T* F1.8 lens is another high-quality Carl Zeiss prime lens that has an extra-bright F1.8 maximum aperture for pro-style background defocus effects, making it an outstanding choice for portraiture, low-light shooting and everyday photographic assignments lens. It also has a nine-bladed circular aperture, is dust and moisture resistant and Carl Zeiss T* coating.

Sony 28-70mm F3.5 – 5.6 OSS Zoom Lens (model SEL2870)
The Sony SEL2870 mid-range zoom lens provides an outstanding introduction to full-frame imaging in a light, compact package.  It will be paired as the kit lens for the new full-frame A7 camera.

The versatile lens features Optical SteadyShot and an advanced optical design with three aspherical elements and one ED glass element, which minimizes aberration and also minimizes size and weight for easier portability.  It is also dust- and moisture-resistant, making it an idea travel companion for Sony’s new full-frame E-mount cameras.      

G Lens 70-200mm F4 OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens (model SEL70200G)
The new premium 70-200mm G Lens covers a generous zoom range of 70-200mm and is an ideal choice for travel photography and long-range shooting. 

The innovative optical design of the new zoom reflects its G Lens pedigree.  Two ED glass elements are combined with three aspherical elements for high resolution and contrast throughout the entire zoom range, minimizing distortion and color aberration.   

Like the new Carl Zeiss prime lenses, the 70-200mm Gmodel has a circular aperture that enables smooth, professional quality background defocus, and maintains a constant F4 maximum aperture for plenty of brightness at all zoom settings.  It also features Optical SteadyShot to cut the effects of camera shake while shooting.

G Lens 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II Telephoto Zoom Lens (model SAL70200GM2)
The newest addition to Sony’s A-mount family, this evolved ‘Mark 2’ version of the coveted 70-200mm F2.8 G Lens is an ideal choice for portraiture, sports and wildlife and more.

This premier-quality telephoto zoom offers an extremely bright F2.8 maximum aperture for excellent light-gathering at all focal lengths. Now approx. 4x faster than the preceding model, super-quiet autofocus now offers improved AF tracking of moving subjects compared with its predecessor. Optical performance is further enhanced with addition of Sony’s proprietary Nano AR Coating that suppresses internal reflections for outstanding clarity contrast, from bright highlights to deepest blacks.

LA-EA4 and LA-EA3 Full-Frame Compatible A-Mount Lens Adapters
The new LA-EA4 is an adapter for E-mount cameras that is compatible with Sony’s entire range of A-mount lenses – spanning APS-C as well as full-frame models. 
The unique adapter is equipped with Translucent Mirror Technology, adding extremely fast, accurate phase detection autofocus to any compatible A-mount lens (SAM or SSM) attached to an E-mount camera.  This allows for fast moving subjects in focus at all times. 

Also available, the LA-EA3 mount adapter lets photographers and videographers enjoy all benefits of full-frame shooting with their A-mount lens collection, however does not support autofocus. 
Pricing and Availability

  • The new Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 24-70mm F4 zoom lens will be available in January for about $1200. 
  • The new Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F2.8 prime lens will be available in December for about $800.
  • The new Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 55mm F1.8 prime lens will be available in January for about $1000.
  • The new Sony 28-70mm F3.5 – 5.6 OSS zoom lens will will be offered as the kit lens paired with the new Sony A7 Full-Frame E-mount camera for about $2000.
  • Pricing and availability for the new G Lens 70-200mm F4 OSS Telephoto zoom is still TBD. 
  • The new G Lens 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II Telephoto Zoom Lens for A-mount cameras will be available in January for about $3000.
  • The versatile LA-EA4 and LA-EA3 mount adapters will be available in December for about $350 and $200 respectively.

The new lenses will all be available at Sony retail stores (www.store.sony.com) and other authorized dealers nationwide.
Please visit www.blog.sony.com for a full video preview of the new E-mount lenses and follow #SonyAlpha on twitter for the latest α camera news.

Specifications

 Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSSSony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T*
Principal specifications
Lens typeZoom lens
Max Format size35mm FF
Focal length28–70 mm24–70 mm
Image stabilisationYesYes (Optical SteadyShot)
Lens mountSony E (NEX)
Aperture
Maximum apertureF3.5 - F5.6F4.0
Minimum apertureF22.0
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades7
Optics
Elements912
Groups810
Special elements / coatings3 aspheric elements, 1 ED glass element5 aspherical, 1 ED
Focus
Minimum focus0.40 m (15.75)
Maximum magnification0.2×
AutofocusYes
Motor typeStepper motor
Full time manualUnknown
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Physical
Weight426 g (0.94 lb)
Diameter73 mm (2.87)
Length95 mm (3.74)
MaterialsAll-metal construction
SealingYes
ColourBlack
Zoom methodRotary (extending)Rotary (internal)
Power zoomNo
Zoom lockNo
Filter thread67 mm
Hood suppliedYes
Hood product codeALC-SH130
Tripod collarNo
 Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Principal specifications
Lens typePrime lens
Max Format size35mm FF
Focal length35 mm55 mm
Image stabilisationNo
Lens mountSony E (NEX)
Aperture
Maximum apertureF2.8F1.8
Minimum apertureF22.0
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades79
Optics
Elements7
Groups5
Special elements / coatings3 aspheric elements3 aspherical elements
Focus
Minimum focus0.35 m (13.78)0.50 m (19.69)
Maximum magnification0.12×0.14×
AutofocusYes
Motor typeStepper motor
Full time manualUnknown
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Physical
Weight120 g (0.26 lb)281 g (0.62 lb)
Diameter62 mm (2.44)64 mm (2.52)
Length37 mm (1.46)71 mm (2.8)
MaterialsMetal barrel, metal mountAll-metal construction
SealingYes
ColourBlack
Zoom methodRotary (internal)
Power zoomNo
Zoom lockNo
Filter thread49 mm
Filter notesLens hood accepts 40.5mm filters
Hood suppliedYes
Hood product codeALC-SH129 ALC-SH131
Tripod collarNo
 Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSSSony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II
Principal specifications
Lens typeZoom lens
Max Format size35mm FF
Focal length70–200 mm
Image stabilisationYes (Optical SteadyShot)Yes (via camera body)
Lens mountSony E (NEX)Sony Alpha
Aperture
Maximum apertureF4.0F2.8
Minimum apertureF32.0
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades9
Aperture notesrounded blades
Optics
Elements19
Groups16
Special elements / coatings4 ED glass elements
Focus
Minimum focus1.00 m (39.37)1.20 m (47.24)
Maximum magnification0.13×0.21×
AutofocusYes
Motor typeStepper motorRing-type ultrasonic
Full time manualUnknownYes
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleNoYes
DoF scaleNoYes
Physical
Weight840 g (1.85 lb)1500 g (3.31 lb)
Diameter80 mm (3.15)87 mm (3.43)
Length175 mm (6.89)197 mm (7.76)
MaterialsAll-metal construction
SealingYes
ColourBlackGrey and Black
Zoom methodRotary (internal)
Power zoomNo
Zoom lockNo
Filter thread72 mm77 mm
Filter notesDoes not rotate on focus
Hood suppliedYes
Hood product codeALC-SH120
Tripod collarYes
Other
NotesFaster AF and AR coating compared to predecessor. Weight without tripod mount is 1340g.

Additional images

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS  Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS 
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*  Sony  FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 
Sony 70-200mm F2.8G SSM II  Sony 70-200mm F2.8G SSM II 
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Comments

Total comments: 56
white shadow
By white shadow (6 months ago)

The Sony metamorphosis goes on. Now, will all this rumbling end up with a swan or an ugly duckling. We will have to wait to find out.

Meanwhile, all those who want to take the risk buying Sony would better need some spare cash.

Comment edited 3 minutes after posting
0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (6 months ago)

should test both Sony and Canon small aperture 24-70s on A7R which should be a good camera for landscapet, and as a test device (sorry for LPF cost saving) that takes most of lenses from Canon, Nikon, and other makers.

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 2 minutes after posting
0 upvotes
aholmbc
By aholmbc (6 months ago)

Interested in your thoughts on wether to buy the sel1670z or the sel2470z for my Nex-6.
Exept for the obvious reason that the sel2470z would allow me to upgrade to a FF A7, would there be any advantages in expected IQ?

0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (6 months ago)

Sigma 18-36/1.8, or Canon/Nikon 24-70/2.8 for future upgrade to 35mm format (the image quality of Sony SAL24-70/2.8Z isn't as good).

0 upvotes
dylanbarnhart
By dylanbarnhart (6 months ago)

This puts an end to the body stabilization vs lens stabilization debate. Sony finally figured out it was a mistake to stabilize the sensor and now put OSS on the lens instead.

0 upvotes
CollBaxter
By CollBaxter (6 months ago)

Not really . Sony have tried to keep the body as small as possible. The IBIS takes up real estate. So they use OS. That does not mean IBIS is any less efficient. It also cuts costs on the body.

6 upvotes
Suave
By Suave (6 months ago)

No, they have finally figured that it makes no sense to charge for it once when you can charge for it with every lens you sell. Better yet, that they can sell the same lens twice - first regular, then stabilized.

2 upvotes
brendon1000
By brendon1000 (6 months ago)

There is no space in the body to put a stabilized FF sensor !

They have bought a large stake in Olympus. Olympus gets the advantage of getting Sony sensors that Panasonic won't have access to while the only thing Sony would want from Olympus would be their excellent 5 axis IBIS system to use in their A mount system since the E mount lacks the space for a stabilized sensor.

0 upvotes
TN Args
By TN Args (6 months ago)

I'm with dylan. So far the Olympus IBIS seems to be wracked with problems. I'm starting to like the idea of a sensor that at least *can* be locked in place if desired. The 5-axis system seems to leave the sensor 'floating in magnetism' even when switched off. Not good!

0 upvotes
Shamael
By Shamael (5 months ago)

we have more than 100 years photography, from which more than 60 years have seen sophisticated material, all kind of good cameras, and none had Ibis, OSS, VR, and what ever you call it. And, hell of a J.C., look the photos people have shot with them. On the end all you need now, is a robotized camera that walks around and shoot the pictures for you. For me, photography came alive again when Sony brought the NEX-7, I was master aboard of the vessel again, not the machine. And A7 continues that tradition, AF abd MF with all the comfort you need, and, MF is often faster than AF, specially when you consider the fact that you focus where you want right away, not where the camera wants at first. I would not switch back to any dslr yet
I use a Fuji S5 with a split/fresnel matte, and that works quiet good as well.

0 upvotes
dav1dz
By dav1dz (6 months ago)

Why are these lenses so heavy? I understand the Zeiss may have premium glass but the 70-200 f/4 G? At 840 g it's not exactly mirrorless weight and is heavier than the Canon 70-200 f/4 IS!

0 upvotes
Suave
By Suave (6 months ago)

Because they are FF lenses.

5 upvotes
brendon1000
By brendon1000 (6 months ago)

Mirror-less lenses are small only for wide to normal focal lengths. Once you go past 85mm or so the sizes of lenses become as big as any normal DSLR. So the 70-200mm f4 OSS cannot be made any smaller for mirror-less.

2 upvotes
brendon1000
By brendon1000 (6 months ago)

That said the Zeiss 24-70mm OSS is much lighter than say a Canon 24-70mm f4 IS.

0 upvotes
Jun2
By Jun2 (6 months ago)

The cameras are cheap for what they are. Let's complain about lens prices. I think the lens prices will come down after initiate uptake.

0 upvotes
Smartypants
By Smartypants (6 months ago)

wow
$3K for an A-Mount 70-200/f2.8
The prices on many of the recent full-frame A-Mount lenses have been way higher than Nikon, but are they any better?

3 upvotes
mick232
By mick232 (6 months ago)

Did you see the price of the new Nikon 58/1.4? $1699
Even the Zeiss 50/1.4 ZA costs less than that ($1499)

0 upvotes
dmanthree
By dmanthree (6 months ago)

Aren't these E-mount?

0 upvotes
Peiasdf
By Peiasdf (6 months ago)

Now we wait for the way cheaper and just as good Sigma version or Sigma rebranded.

4 upvotes
tkbslc
By tkbslc (6 months ago)

Only if people buy the cameras. And will they buy them without lenses?

0 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (6 months ago)

LA-EA3 does not support autofocus AT ALL, even with the A7 which supposedly has OSPDAF! $200 for what?
Only expensive and light-robbing LA-EA4...
Sony really, REALLY wants to sell you those overpriced FE lenses.

1 upvote
The Lotus Eater
By The Lotus Eater (6 months ago)

Oh, I get it now. You're a troll!

8 upvotes
exifnotfound
By exifnotfound (6 months ago)

I was really looking forward to this system.
The A7/A7r bodies seem great but these lenses are a tad disappointing...
Is it another company trying to protect their big bad DSLR systems?

4 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (6 months ago)

"All told, Sony plans to offer a total of 15 FE lenses by 2015"

Good plans, but it means that APS-C NEX and A-mount are going to be abandoned. Good thing about APS-C A-mount because it does not make much sense, but NEX customers who trusted Sony their money over the last 3 years but waited for higher-quality lenses will be disappointed.

0 upvotes
The Lotus Eater
By The Lotus Eater (6 months ago)

That's right, 2+2 definitely equals 5.

6 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (6 months ago)

denial... it's ok, grieve a little.

1 upvote
CFynn
By CFynn (6 months ago)

Why would APS-C NEX be abandoned? Many people don't need full frame - or the cost. Even with these cameras, I expect APS-C NEX will sell far more than full frame NEX.

Comment edited 34 seconds after posting
1 upvote
The Lotus Eater
By The Lotus Eater (6 months ago)

I'm agreeing with you, peevee1. 2+2 definitely equals 5, right? Right?

2 upvotes
RAG64
By RAG64 (6 months ago)

Why offer a 'kit' lens for the A7? Why not a HQ power zoom or prime?
Surely somebody buying a FF camera won't be compromising on the glass just to save a few $$...

4 upvotes
The Lotus Eater
By The Lotus Eater (6 months ago)

No thanks to power zoom if the 16-50mm PZ is anything to go by. For still photography, the power zoom is a pain in the a**e.

0 upvotes
audijam
By audijam (6 months ago)

power zoom is for lazy people can't turn the zoom ring...

2 upvotes
The Lotus Eater
By The Lotus Eater (6 months ago)

Well you can turn the zoom ring, but it's electronically assisted. That's the problem.

0 upvotes
Abu Mahendra
By Abu Mahendra (6 months ago)

Of those lenses, the only one that interests me and that I would buy is the 55mm f/1.8. Everything else is too slow.

4 upvotes
Just another Canon shooter
By Just another Canon shooter (6 months ago)

The $800 35/2.8 could have been at least stabilized... Not to mention that the 55/1.8 could have been stabilized, too, as the rumored Canon.

This has the potential too be a very good system if Sony stabilizes the sensor.

2 upvotes
photogalleryonline
By photogalleryonline (6 months ago)

Why don't they make the FE 70-200 f4G OSS in an A Mount, they would sell more of that lens in A than with an E mount I expect

0 upvotes
caterpillar
By caterpillar (6 months ago)

Because the future is FE mount, not A mount. Sony planned this all along and now it is execution time.

4 upvotes
kahren
By kahren (6 months ago)

i think there is a mistake here
the Sony 70-200mm F2.8G SSM II is an A mount not an E mount
but the f4 is an E mount

Comment edited 26 seconds after posting
0 upvotes
HENNIGArts
By HENNIGArts (6 months ago)

The Zeiss 4 / 24-70 mm and Sony 4 / 70-200 mm are nice and fit the A7 quite well. But 2.8 / 35 mm is not enougt, it should have been 2 / 35 mm. And I miss a 2.8/20mm, 2/90mm and WW-zoom.

2 upvotes
Seeky
By Seeky (6 months ago)

They probably do this to protect RX1(r) sales. with an FE 35 f2 lens there aren't many reasons to buy an RX1 anymore except for the maybe little smaller size. Keep in mind this is a new system so don't expect all lenses being released at day 0.

4 upvotes
caterpillar
By caterpillar (6 months ago)

As Seeky has written, it is to protect the RX1. In time, they will introduce the proper lenses for this FLs. In 1-1.5 year's time, we should see these lenses.

0 upvotes
notnaff
By notnaff (6 months ago)

$800 seems steep for a 2.8/35 lens. The Contax Zeiss lens of similar spec from the Kyocera days was much cheaper but optically superb. If this new lens is as good I will buy into the system.

1 upvote
CFynn
By CFynn (6 months ago)

Kyocera days were long ago. Nearly all new full frame lenses are pretty expensive these days.

0 upvotes
Phil Askey
By Phil Askey (6 months ago)

Oh for some compact rangefinder-style MF lenses

2 upvotes
zodiacfml
By zodiacfml (6 months ago)

Sigh...Sony makes you fall for the competitively priced bodies and takes it back with lenses.
With the price of the 35mm, I don't see prices of the RX1/r dropping soon.

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 1 minute after posting
7 upvotes
Jun2
By Jun2 (6 months ago)

I know. All Sony needs to do is put a E-mount on 35mm f2 lens used in RX1. People would happily buy it for $1200, instead of complaining about 35mm 2.8 too expensive.

Comment edited 6 minutes after posting
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Anfy
By Anfy (6 months ago)

As to the image posted in your hands-on review of the cameras, the FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS has a filter thread of 55mm, not 67mm as indicated above.
Ciao!

Comment edited 51 seconds after posting
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Rooru S
By Rooru S (6 months ago)

Sooo... E-mount end up with a 70-200 f/4 first than A-mount... No successor for the old Minolta beercan in more than 30 years huh?

3 upvotes
Seeky
By Seeky (6 months ago)

Well, you can see this as the successor, but it has a different mount ;). I'm afraid they still see the AXX range as "professional" with pro f2.8 zooms, but for this AX line a 70-200 f2.8 is simply too much.

1 upvote
Rooru S
By Rooru S (6 months ago)

This weekend I went on a field trip a friend had the 70-200 F2.8 G SSM and I had the 70-210 F4 and the size difference is not huuuuge but there is a perceived difference right at the moment I put them in my a850. At the same time saw someone with the Canon 70-200 F4 and another with I believe was a IS 70-200 F2.8... The same thing. Gotta love F4 zooms.

0 upvotes
Suave
By Suave (6 months ago)

Wow, 1k for 55/1.8! And now I hear that Nikon is coming up with 58/1.4 for over 2k.....

4 upvotes
jon404
By jon404 (6 months ago)

Gee, those lenses are EXPENSIVE!

That new Pentax K-3 looks like a much better deal.

5 upvotes
brendon1000
By brendon1000 (6 months ago)

^^ Its a better deal if you are fine using a body thats twice the size, twice the weight and lesser IQ.

8 upvotes
The Lotus Eater
By The Lotus Eater (6 months ago)

Gee, that Ford looks like a much better deal than that Mercedes.

5 upvotes
Heie2
By Heie2 (6 months ago)

Hmm...

Pentax K-3 ($1299) + 50 F/1.8 ($180) = $1479

Sony A-7 ($1699 ) + 55 F/1.8 ($1000) = $2699

WINNER: SONY!

2 upvotes
brendon1000
By brendon1000 (6 months ago)

Completely different fov for the Pentax since it has a smaller sensor,, Compare with the Pentax 31mm f1,8

0 upvotes
Shamael
By Shamael (5 months ago)

You can compare such things only the day when Pentax brings a FF body. And even then, you can see it this way, Pentax, stuck with a bulky Pentax dslr body for 1900$ ?? and Pentax mount lenses to be used only, or, Sony, body at 1699$ and use any lens you want with adapter, all the lenses you owe, use them, do not throw any away. Now, again, SONY...WINNER.

Things could change if Penatx goes Sony's way, mirrorless with adpaters from third party manufactureres. Beyond what Sony does now, what do you expect from other companies? All there is is DSLR or Sony mirrorless style, all that remains is proper development of those ideas, make things better, interchangeable sensor module for example, Ibis, interchangeable mount pates, and here, if camera manufacturers where smart, they would adopt one single mount for all ILS systems. By that all camera brand customers became their lens customers as well. With one mirrorless mount and one dslr mount, life would be much easier to live for us.

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Total comments: 56