Loxia 25 on its way...

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Andre JF
Andre JF Regular Member • Posts: 480
Re: What's the advantage of this duplication?

terryreid wrote:

silentstorm wrote:

biza43 wrote:

silentstorm wrote:

Zeiss Batis & Loxia are already high quality range of lenses. Batis 25mm is F2, rumoured Loxia 25mm is F2.4. Batis has AF & a tad faster.

Sure, but the key difference is: one line is AF, another is MF. Some people do not require the former, and prefer the latter. Also, some prefer a homogenous and consistent lens line up like the Loxia, e.g. for video, with a same size filter.

There are already so many people finding changing lens in the field a hassle. Now there's one more hassle to deal with, change filter, becos' the filters are shared.

Scenario: Shooting video in some Africa wildlife sanctuary. Need to change lens. But wait, I also need to use that same filter from the previous lens. The only advantage is I see is getting 1 set of filters & sharing, provided the other lenses are not using the same filter.

Depends on how you see it. Cost savings vs speed & convenience. I can have 35mm with 55mm ND on & a 50mm with 67mm ND on. I gain speed when swapping the lens, no need to unscrew & rescrew, & deal with potential stuck filters thus delaying more time.

Anybody ever thought about using a zoom lens? It has been proven that some of todays zooms equal and better some of the primes. If the 12-24G and 16-35 GM are not good enough I think the problem lies between some people ears not the lenses.

I had the A99 and still got the zony 24-70 f2.8, nice travel kit and a brilliant lens, but found it a bit pointless to use a zoomlens when it only got used at 24mm, and was just a little bit to narrow, and 70mm and was just a little bit to short, in the middle it always ended up around the 35mm mark, the manual focus was unpractical and it needs to be used at hyperfocal setting to get sharp corners at 24mm, but the vignetting is terrible... The Loxia 21mm changed everything, and the Zony 24-70 was reduced to a dustcollector ever after. The way i work, I find manual wide angle lenses both faster, more practical in use and they gives me a better result.

My choice of lenses is also based on what I like to work with, enjoying my photographic tool is just as important as the quality.

There is a big difference in understanding and accepting that peoples make other choices than oneself, and to understand why people make these choices. To understand other peoples motives might be impossible, and is not neccesary, we only need to accept that the choices people makes are valid choices.

Bring on the Loxias...

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