New Lens Rumor

Started May 11, 2017 | Discussions thread
terryreid Senior Member • Posts: 2,639
Re: Pancake Kit Zoom ...

blue_skies wrote:

terryreid wrote:

blue_skies wrote:

Mathieu18 wrote:

Maybe Sony's been listening and the 35/2 in an 85/1.8 package is coming to make us all happy?

  • "Could be a Pancake Kit Zoom. Bundled with the new A7III."

Wins my vote for the best suggestion, an E1650for FF

I thought they were talking about a 1.8 135 G yesterday? With the wide end covered so well by Sony and so many others and the money they just spent on the A9 and desire to go after the sports and wildlife market anything but a 300 or 500 prime does not even make sense. They are hurting on the long end and the A9 has lenses galore use for everything but med to longer telephoto but that is just my two cents. To entice the Canikon users they need to show they are serious now about the longer end to further legitimize the A9

You are speaking about the high end users, and true, all this is very valid.

Which is the most often chosen/used lens on these 'lower end' cameras? Yep, the E1650 kit lens for APS-C and the FE2870 kit lens for FF.

Imagine an FE2470P lens on the A7x cameras being just about as big as the FE35Z

Good point Henry, but they have a lot of lenses in the wide to mid range and it just seems that a mid to long telephoto prime which they do not even have one would be the most logical (not necessarily most profitable) route to me.

Speaking of small I just got my Loxia 85 this afternoon and I have been imagining how kewl it would be to have a 24-70 or 70-200 in a small size like this. At the rate of new breakthroughs who knows what we will have down the road.

I am really getting into the Loxia's and smaller lenses right now so much that I put the 2 & 3 year drops and spills on my Loxia's. I have large hands and these little guys are heavy and of all the lenses I have these seem most likely to slip out of my hands and as heavy as they are surely they will damage themselves. Also I think I will own these lenses for a long time supposedly they are good for 125 plus megapixels or more and a super travel set up.

Loxia 85 2.4 on a6500

Loxia 85mm 2.4 on A7rII

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Sony RX100 V Sony a9 Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Fujifilm X100V +25 more
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