Upgrading GX7

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Jacques Cornell
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Re: Hey Jacques

chigundo wrote:

All great points. I agree the glass for Sony all seem to be at least $1k.

Sony's 85/1.8 and Samyang's 35/1.4 are both excellent and around $600. Also, Samyang's just-announced 85/1.4 will likely sell for well under $1k.

On the flip side, quality fast glass for the Panasonic is also around that price. So it comes down to size. And size seems relatively close at lower focal ranges.

Unless you can accept a smaller aperture. There is no 90/3.6 or 85/3.4 for Sony 35mm format as small and light as Olympus' 45/1.8 or Panasonic's 42.5/1.7. Likewise, there are no size & weight equivalents to Panasonic's 20/1.7 or 25/1.7, or Olympus' 25/1.8 or 75/1.8. OTOH, Samyang does make 24/2.8 & 35/2.8 lenses for Sony 35mm that are in the same ballpark as MFT 12mm & 17mm primes for cost, size & weight. Still, generally, if you've got enough light and don't need super-shallow DoF, a set of optically excellent MFT primes can be much smaller and lighter than the smallest FoV-equivalents for Sony 35mm format. It's only when you try to match lenses with relatively large apertures that you get rough parity in terms of cost, size & weight.

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