What lens would you like to see introduced next by Sony?

Started Aug 15, 2009 | Discussions thread
plesbit Contributing Member • Posts: 560
Re: None

Phixel wrote:

and none. The Sony lenses made only for APS-C just don't have the value and quality I expect and need in a lens, and I don't think that will change because Sony is unfortuately married to Tamron with their lousy in-lens motors and poor build quality. Sony have some nice (and expensive) lenses for full frame cameras, but their APS-C line is inferior compared to others in terms of value, IQ and build quality.

That's just nonsense. Sorry but it is. The 16-80 ZA is probably the best APS-C lens in existence, at least in terms of IQ. I'll agree the build is not up to its Nikon counterpart but it is with its Canon one. I'll also agree on the price front - both it and the 16-105 are priced far higher than they should be. The 16-105 also lacks nothing in terms of IQ, or even build, compared to its peers. It's only shortcoming is its price. The 18-250 is just about the best around - okay maybe the new Sigma has a slight IQ edge but here the tables are reversed and its the Sigma which is priced highly whereas the Sony is the cheaper alternative. The new 18-55 kit lens, from what I've seen, is a step forward in IQ and easily the equal of its opposite numbers. Not read a lot of complaints about the 50/1.8 or 30/1.8(?) either.

I'm no fan of Sony as you know, but what you wrote just isn't true. Price is Sony's only real problem.

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