why not f/1.2 by Sony?

Started May 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Bart Hickman Veteran Member • Posts: 7,256
An 85mm/1.4 would be pretty expensive and massive

stan_pustylnik wrote:

Why doesn't Sony use smaller sensor surface advantage from NEX system to build f/1.2 35mm lens,  and 85mm f/1.4?

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Person is taking photos, not camera. When photograph is bad, it's because photographer doesn't know how to choose settings optimal to "own preferences". Then blames camera for bad IQ.
This is same as blaming car about arriving to wrong destination.

Canon makes an 85mm F/1.2 lens right now and I suspect an E-mount version would be even longer simply to take up the shorter flange distance.  The E-mount version would likely be just as large a diameter as the huge Canon lens just to accommodate a 71mm diameter aperture.  I'm not saying it's not a useful lens, but I'm not sure what this "smaller sensor" advantage is you're talking about.

The existing 35/1.8 seems pretty close to an F/1.2 version, so the issue for Sony there might just be that use-case is pretty well served already.


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