why not f/1.2 by Sony?

Started May 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
davect01 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,946
Re: @OP

stan_pustylnik wrote:

perry rhodan wrote:

S3ZAi wrote:

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?

I've been wondering about this for ages. Been getting a whole lot of defensive answers here, as if the people who visit this forum and own a sony camera also work for sony and try to discourage people from asking this kind of questions.

If it helps you out, the oss on the sel35 and the sel50 make them in some situations even better than a faster lens. But sometimes all you want is a faster lens. And it ain't there.

Another option is a faster manual lens.

Yes it would cost a lot and yes it would  perhaps be a lot bigger, but still, it would be nice to at least have the option.

Nikon today announced a 35mm 1.2 lens for their 1 series. Yes the nikon 1 has a smaller sensor, and yes that lens is going to be 900$, but still, people who want it, will be able to get it. People wondering which camera to get will hear about the 1.2 lens and go for the nikon 1. Sony just doesn't seem to care.

Yep. That was driving the OP. Was looking for it to appear, so true! BUT how can you be sure that sony doesn't care? Looking at the Z24 an E35 oss, there is no reason to NOT expect a very fast lens quickly. The N1 lost its diapers with the -32- 1.2, as did the NEX some time back when the Z24 was presented. NEX grows further with the TouiT set.


I hope that you are right.

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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.

All for them making a lens like this.  Just don't hold your breath waiting for it, or whine that it is not there.

Continuing the car analogy, it is like buying a (*&&^$# car and then bemoaning that it does not have the features that  &(*^&^@# car has.

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