Anyone disappointed with the FE movement?

Started Mar 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
Mel Snyder
Mel Snyder Veteran Member • Posts: 4,088
Re: Anyone disappointed with the FE movement?

Ramius wrote:

JurijTurnsek wrote:

A large user base of APS-C cameras on one side and an emerging user base for FF cameras. How do you please both at the same time? You can't expect Sony to dish out new lenses so fast, because Sony is after quality.

Sony posted the roadmap and you all knew what you bought into. Now deal with it. You can either be happy with what you got or bitch about what you knew was not coming anyway.

That roadmap turned out to be false. It told us that the 24-70mm would launch with the camera. So did the press release about the cameras, which told us it would launch with three prime lenses. Instead, only the 35mm was available at launch. Along with the kit lens. The 55mm came later. The 24-70mm didnt even come that year.

But remember that this roadmap is only for their own lenses. Im making this thread about the whole FE range. Where other manufacturers should be offering lenses too. If you look at other sides of the consumer electronics business - Sony does not launch a new Playstation without communicating with third party studios and letting them start working on games before release. I wish they would have done so with this camera and and lenses as well.

Which A7/r do you own?

There are thousands of lenses for both the A7 and the A7r, and those of us who actually own the cameras have had NO lens-imposed limits to their use. I shot all weekend with lenses from 17mm to 90mm under a wide range of conditions, and I never missed any opportunity for lack of a lens.

Oh, you say those thousands of available lenses are legacy MFs - you were talking about AF/AE/OSS lenses? Ones you can point at a scene and press the shutter and the lens and camera do all the thinking for you?

This may come as a shock to you, but new product launches are not 100% under a manufacturer's control and demand for new models is not wholly forecastable. You slam Sony for not launching the 24-70 "in the same year" when you define that year as the calendar year - which gave Sony just one month after camera launch!

As for third party lens manufacturers, Sony skimmed Sigma out of the market by offering the easy primes itself. Sales of the 18-200 sold by both Sony and Tamron for NEX cameras didn't exactly fly off the shelves. So I'm sure neither Sigma nor Tamron were willing to invest in developing lenses for an unproven second Sony E-mount line until demand was proven.

My guess is you don't own either A7.

Go back to the M43 forum. They are afloat with lenses for their little sensors.

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