Time is running out for Samsung, Sony, and other mirrorless camera makers

Started Mar 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
MediaArchivist Veteran Member • Posts: 4,294
Re: Think again

Also, that poster points out that even though Canon and Nikon offer 85mm lenses for under $400, you have to pay about $900 for a Sigma on the Alpha mount. You don't really have other options except to jump to F/2.8.

I this point is mostly correct, but when you look at it not quite so dire:

For Sony Alpha:

  • 85/2.8 ($250)
  • ZA 85/1.8 ($1700)
  • Sigma 85/1.4 ($900)
  • Samyang 85/1.4 ($329) [MF]

For Canon:

  • 85/1.2 ($2000)
  • 85/1.8 ($400)
  • ZE 85/1.4 ($1300) [MF]
  • Sigma 85/1.4 ($900)
  • Samyang 85/1.4 ($329) [MF]

Certainly, the Canon line has more choices, but it's not like the Alpha mount is completely out in the cold.

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