A pessimist's take on the new Sony lenses

Started Aug 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
Philnw2 Senior Member • Posts: 2,868
The Sony lenses are almost perfectly sized....

I have F2.8 zooms with my Pentax K5 that i use for live theater promos, but my F4 DA 17-70 is a much better carry around lens.  Most folks don't use F2.8 the majority of time because of the short DOF, so why carry the extra weight and size all of the time.

IMO, its much better to carry some primes with faster F stops, and also carry one of the 2 new zooms for walk around use.

My question now, is which of the zooms to go for.   In particular, the power zoom feature of the 18-100 zoom - is that a pain to use????  The price is certainly reasonable.

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Phil B-
Nex 6, 5n, Pentax K5, Epson R3000

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Sony Alpha a7R II Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Sony FE 55mm F1.8 Sony FE 70-200 F4 Sony FE 28mm F2 +4 more
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