Sony where are your fast zoom lenses?

Started Jan 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
Mike Fewster Veteran Member • Posts: 6,593
Re: Sony where are your fast zoom lenses?

hip2 wrote:

tko wrote:

If you're doing landscapes you should use a tripod, and you don't need fast lenses.

If you want hand held and light weight, you don't go with fast (big) lenses.

If you're going a/small body, you don't load it up with lenses and adapters and tripods and junk, because that defeats the entire purpose

If you really want low light zoom, you go w/a Canon 5d. It's bigger, but you can't eat nothing but cake

I think there are some discriminations or prejudices here.

why don't we need fast lenses for landscapes ? as soon as people say "landscapes" everyone assumes that we want everything in focus having a shallow depth of field can bring some nice effects and moods to dull landscapes, IMHO.

and if we have a small body, having lots of accessories for it, even heavy and cumbersome accessories does not defeat the purpose. if you have a very nice body that takes great pictures, you can hand held with light lenses for casual pictures, or if you want only a light package, but you can also want to get serious sometimes and bring out the tripod, and big lenses with adapters for serious night sceneries, for example.

we are very lucky to live in the times that now allow us to have the choice with a single mirrorless body.

with adapters, you can bring any lens on almost any mirrorless body, the 5D is not needed or mandatory at all

incredible pictures come out of amazingly small bodies even at astonishingly high iso now, why would you limit yourself with such a narrow way of thinking ?

even more so with all the great software, if you allow yourself to go that to that length.

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But just how narrow do you need?  I agree that narrow dof is desirable for composition. 2.8 is not regarded as a fast lens but with APS-C and FF sensors I'd have thought that wide open you get a narrow enough dof for most composition requirements. Shooting with smaller sensor cameras that argument may have some validity however. I reckon a better case can be made for built in nd filters on modern large sensor cameras than for fast lenses.

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