Sony A7R: What options for 24mm?

Started Mar 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
Mel Snyder
Mel Snyder Veteran Member • Posts: 4,088
I like your perspective: "... a lot of fun for around $70."

seachicken2000 wrote:

Lightshow wrote:

I ordered one of these from ebay. If the 35mm 2.0 ssc is any indication then I expect this lens to be stellar

The SSC 24/2.8 should do you very well, it was pin sharp on my NEX-7, and the corners looked good on my A7r

Well I'm very impressed by both samples from the Canon FD's on this thread. I am guessing they don't do so well at wider apertures, but it wouldn't much matter to me as I am almost always using wide angles at around f/8~f/11. From the two samples posted, they seem near-perfect stopped down, even on an A7r ... a lot of fun for around $70.

Pin sharp on a NEX-7 is also promising, as the lens should comfortably double up as a 35mm (equiv) lens in APS-C crop mode on an A7r. Quite useful.

Hmmm... I may also have to get me one, I can sense a price rise coming.

There is too much emphasis here on expensive lenses for the A7/r. Yes, it's nice to have the best, but there are plenty of inexpensive old lenses that work really well.

I discovered a Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f2.8-f4 that now sells for under $70 is GREAT, and I recently bought a mint Canon FD 100-300mm f5.6 for $49 that also is wonderful.

Using old lenses on an A7/r is very, very satisfying!

 Mel Snyder's gear list:Mel Snyder's gear list
Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony a7 Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS +12 more
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