anyone gone from the Minolta 50mm 1.7 to the Sony 35mm 1.8

Started Feb 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
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mmhendrie wrote:

As the title says..anyone gone from the Minolta 50mm 1.7 to the Sony 35mm 1.8? If so, was it worthwhile? I shop on a small budget, but right now could get a new Sony 35mm 1.8 for $160 (including tax and shipping). I assume I could sell my Minolta for around $70, so $90 out of pocket.

That said, is it worth it? I do like my Minolta a great deal. I shoot an a57, mostly indoors, and mostly trying to get shots of my fast moving 2yr old. Occassionally I find the Minolta a bit too long, but can normally adjust, sometimes i can't get the focus quick enough to get a sharp shot. I'm wondering if the Sony 35mm would solve both of those issues.

Anyone else made the transition and would/would not recommend it?



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In fact, I went from Minolta 50/1.7 to Sony 50/1.4 to Sony 35/1.8. For APS-C, I've found 35mm to be the better bet. I do have a Zeiss 50mm Planar though (used on NEX).

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