Michael Reichmann's take on smaller full frame Sony FE mount lenses

Started Dec 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Anders W Forum Pro • Posts: 21,468
Re: Reichmann talks nonsense
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Clayton1985 wrote:

Nathan Chao wrote:

Reichmann is comparing prime single focal length manual aperture and focus lenses with current auto zoom lenses with gears and motors inside.

Find me a superwide FF that is anywhere close in size and weight to the Oly 9-18 which uses a 52mm filter. It is 1/3 the volume and less than half the weight of any comparable FF or even APS-C superwide. For that reason alone is why I own a m43 since I carry 2 cams rather than change lenses. I have one compact superwide and one normal to medium tele for all my vacations.

You are wrong. The Sony 10-18 f4 is only 2.5 ounces heavier than the 9-18

You mean it weighs 50 percent more and has twice the volume.

and it is a better lens than the 9-18 IMO.

Got any evidence you'd like to point to in support of that opinion.

It does use a 62mm filter but it's light, faster than the 9-18 and you gain the extra range on the wide end. It sounds like the A7r with the 10-18 and a 2nd A7r with the 24-70 would produce outstanding results for you. Wide/ultra wide is a weakness for m4/3 not a strength.

Weakness?

MFT has two fisheyes (Samyang 7.5/3.5 and Panasonic 8/3.5), two UWA zooms (9-18/4-5.6, 7-14/4), four pretty fast AF primes (12/2, 14/2.5, 17/1.8, 20/1.7) with a fifth on its way (15/1.7), some fast MF primes from CV (17.5/0.95) and Noktor (12/1.6) on top of that, two fast zooms going down to 12 mm (12-35/2.8 and 12-40/2.8) and two slower ones as well (12-32/3.5-5.6, 12-50/3.5-6.3).

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