sony 35mm 2.8 what justifies the price?

Started Jul 2, 2018 | Discussions thread
cpugourou Regular Member • Posts: 286
Nothing justify such price for a 2.8

Aaron@Utah wrote:

I am looking for a good fast 35mm prime for low light situations on full frame body I want something smaller and frankly cheaper than the 35mm 1.4 even though I am suer its a fantastic lens its huge and expensive

looking at the options I find the 35mm 1.8 but that is an E lens not FE

the other option is the FE 35mm 2.8 but for the life of me I can't figure out why this lens has the price tag it has I mean its a 2.8 not even a f2 or 1.8 so is there something special about this lens that justifies the price

I have the nice rokinon 35mm f:1.5 cinema lens but it is huge and is manual focus only I already own the FE 28mm f2 and E 24mm 1.8 which is nice on the 6500 getting me close to the 35mm perspective on a cropped body

but I would still like to get a full frame 35mm what lens have you guys used that you have been impressed with

my budget for this lens would be $500 or under and at least f2 or faster and full frame.. it will be used on a7II so image stabilization is not an issue either

Nothing justify it anymore.

Manufacturers always have milk cows.

This lens is one of them.

All those that paid it will say it s justified.

There are so many better options out there now instead of this old lens.

Same story for the 24-70 f4 and now the 24-104 f4 or even better with the tamron 28-75 2.8

The tamron is a 2.8 zoom and perform better than this 35mm prime.

Why bother !

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