Complete Batis Line, or 55m 1.8?

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courboy New Member • Posts: 10
Complete Batis Line, or 55m 1.8?


So my current lens lineup with my A73 is: Batis 25mm f2, Sony Zeiss 55mm 1.8, and Batis 135 f2.8. I recently added the Batis 135mm, and used all three over a trip this weekend. I don't like zooms so want to stay with primes (at least for now--!). I'm an amateur photographer, but will be upping my game a bit more over the next 12 months, and I have no desire to do wedding photography right now.

I love how the Batis lenses render and I don't know what it is specifically [micro-contrast | pop | any other suitable adjective], but I really miss that something "special" in the 55mm 1.8. Don't get me wrong, it's an amazing lens, and I love how compact it is. But it doesn't quite render the way the other two Batis lenses do.

So I guess I'm looking for opinions:

1) Am I being crazy? I can't seem to recreate the same feel with the 55mm in PP

2) Do you think the new Batis 40mm would be a suitable replacement for the 55m? I appreciate it's a very different focal length however, I do a lot of street shooting so that might not matter so much

3) Does the 50mm f1.4 get nearer to the rendering of the other two I already have?

Appreciate your views in advance, and I know it's difficult to guess what the Batis 40mm will be like as it isn't currently out until November.

Thanks in advance

 courboy's gear list:courboy's gear list
Sony a7 III Sony FE 55mm F1.8 Zeiss Batis 25mm F2
Zeiss Batis 25mm F2
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