Sony a6000 h lens roadmap

Started Feb 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
RonFrank Senior Member • Posts: 2,130
Re: Sony a6000 h lens roadmap

Monty Parker wrote:

Christof21 wrote:

Rupek wrote:

Euell wrote:

Christof21 wrote:


Coming from Fuji, I could be interested in the new A6000. It has lot's of features really interesting (more mp, high AF coverage, zebra...). You won't be surprised if I tell you that the problem is the lens...

I could be interested in Sony if they had a roadmap for APS-C E mount lenses. If my understanding is correct, they will only invest in FE mount lenses which are compatible with APS-C. The problem is that it is better to use lenses designed for APS--C, you have more resolution.

What are your expectations if you have a Sony APS-C ?

The problem, if there is one, is not with the resolution of FE lenses used with APSc bodies, but rather with the availability of appropriate APSc focal lengths . FF lenses likely to be expensive too, although we have seen Sony up the tab on APSc lenses too.

You are loosing resolution (and light) unless you use a system like a speed booster to adapt the FE lenses. I don't know if it exists.

Why would you use light and speed? They will behave the same.

You crop the image circle. So you waste a part of the image (light + resolution)

A lens designed for aps-c will have a smaller image circle, but sharper in density. This is always better to have a lens designed for the sensor size, unless you have an adapter like a speed booster.

Who, in heavens name, taught you this?

Yeah, the lens size and image circle will be larger using a FF lens on a DX body which generally improves corner sharpness and image quality.  The only down side is the extra size makes it larger!

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