Anyone disappointed with the FE movement?

Started Mar 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
EinsteinsGhost Forum Pro • Posts: 11,977
Re: Anyone disappointed with the FE movement?

I was fully aware of their lens roadmap. But like I said before, you think I just want to buy Sonys own lenses for this camera? No.

But Sony said that the 35mm, 55mm and 24-70mm would be available at launch. I planned to buy it with 24-70mm, but was unable to at launch, because at that time it did not exist, and had to settle for the 35mm. Which is also great. So now I have both.

But I do not intend on buying whatevers next from Zeiss/Sony. Its too costly, which is why I miss cheaper FE alternatives. I personally rarely use tele linses in my line of work. So I much rather buy a cheap Tamron tele, if they would offer that.

But I did use my 10-20mm wide angle from Sigma alot, and I miss something similiar for FE. But if Zeiss launched a Touit for FE, I hardly think that would justify the argument that "wide angle is now available". Thats way too expensive, and what Im missing persoanlly, is choices. A whole range of standard zooms. Not just one Zeiss zoom. But competitors interpretations as well. And it annoys me that none of them has even announced anything.

But I´m patient and worked for four months using just the 35mm. I took that as a kind of work challenge, and it was fun, but required me to work in different ways.

The 24-70/4 was never mentioned to be available at launch, rather shortly after the launch. You may have simply picked up someone's personal opinion as Sony's roadmap.

And if you are not planning to get Sony lenses, why even discuss Sony's roadmap? You should contact third party manufacturers. They will join at an opportune time and has nothing to do with Sony's roadmap (for that matter, Sony does not include Zeiss lenses in its roadmap either and a few of them are expected this year). Samyang did its part as a third party manufacturer.

Sony's position on FE lenses was clear: here are the first five lenses, and mentioned three lenses to follow next. And 15 lenses by 2015. This was shared information at least since the launch.

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