Anyone disappointed with the FE movement?

Started Mar 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
José B
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Re: Anyone disappointed with the FE movement?

Ramius wrote:

Thus far, Sony has only released four lenses for the A7 cameras. And they have the nerve to present the camera at the Photography Show with APS-C mounted lenses:

Is this not a clear indication that the selection of FE optics is too limited? When they should have been presenting new FE lenses, they must instead present the camera with the newest in crop lenses instead. To me, this almost admitting that despite the camera being good, there is a lack of support for it.

The A7 still feels new. But it was actually released in november last year. Thats nearly five months ago. And despite the thing selling out like hot cakes, no third party lens manufacturer has announced anything for the FE mount.

Should they not have done so by now? I think its a bit wierd that big brand Sony is announcing such a good, expensive and revolutionary camera, but yet they have no cooperation with brands like Sigma, Tamron or Voigtlander to offer more choices in the FE-line.

This is a professional grade camera, and professionals need options. There has been several photography expos, shows and events they could have used to present FE optics on, but still they have not. How long is it going to take?

I'm disappointed that there is lack of 24-105/4 OSS, for me the Zeiss 24-70/4 is too short for full frame. I like a longer standard zoom lens so I can do heads and shoulders portraits with it. However, Sony gave us an excellent zoom lens albeit in a 1.5 cropper in the Zeiss 16-70/4. Thus, along with my either APS-C Zeiss and Sony primes, it was an easy call to stay with the NEX line.

I'm looking forward though to owning the Zeiss 135/2 OSS once it gets released in '15. At that time, I can decide whether to sell all of my Canon DSLR system in favor of Sony full-frame. I'll also be in the lookout for the Zeiss 85/1.8 OSS later this year. This is according to the Sony FE lens roadmap but in the meantime will enjoy my NEX system.

 José B's gear list:José B's gear list
Sony a6500 Carl Zeiss Touit 1.8/32 Carl Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 Sony FE 55mm F1.8 Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 +12 more
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