New FE Lens Announced - Zeiss 16-35mm F4.0

Started May 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
quezra Veteran Member • Posts: 3,915
Re: New FE Lens Announced - Zeiss 16-35mm F4.0

NumberOne wrote:

Overlapping is a subtle (or not so subtle, from my point of view) way to "oblige" you buying another lens...

Let's pick Sony actual/announced 'FE Zoom' range of 3 lenses: 16-35 + 24-70 + 70-200

Now - in terns of range - wouldn't it be better to go wider and have a 12-24? Of course, it would!

By not providing its users, like myself, who need 12 and 14 mm focal length, with the "wider" range, the one and only solution is to buy a prime, in other words, another lens; in a more extreme case, the same goes for someone interested in a 300 mm...

Well that really depends on your needs.  I prefer primes in the 'normal' range, so the 16-35 covers all my wide needs, the 28-70 kit and 55/1.8 cover the normal length perfectly and 70-200 would cover the tele (probably on an APS-C body).  That just leaves 85mm (and here I am perfectly happy with legacy lenses since I MF portrait shots generally), but Sony would undoubtedly come up with something probably sooner rather than later.

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Sony Alpha a7 Sony FE 55mm F1.8 Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS Sony Alpha NEX-5N Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 +10 more
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