2019 Lens Wishlist

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caplanner Senior Member • Posts: 1,257
Re: 2019 Lens Wishlist

sportyaccordy wrote:

List 3 lenses you would actually buy that aren't currently for sale, in decreasing order of importance

  1. Sigma 24-70 2.8 ART FE- I'm mulling saving my pennies for a used GM, but I've finally relented to the usefulness of a 2.8 standard. At ~$1300 or so I'd have no qualms picking one of these up. I think the Tamron 24-70 is better but I don't see them stepping on the 28-75's toes in FE mount.
  2. Sigma 40mm F/2 Contemporary- 40mm is my favorite focal length, but all the options available in FE are compromised in some way. Furthermore I think top end prime coverage is largely complete; FE system is long overdue for a set of good, affordable, light weight midrange lenses. If someone could make a set of primes and zooms for under $500/500g- 24/2, 40/2, 55/2, 85/2, 135/2.8, 18-35/4, 24-85/4, 70-200/4 possibly- I think they'd do very well
  3. Tamron 70-210 F/4- A decent compromise for a tele. F/4 is OK for portraits and light enough for travel. I'd get more use out of this than an F/2.8

It would say a great deal about Sony's FF line up if third party manufacturers started competing intensely against each other - rather than Sony on cost - by introducing lenses in the same focal length range.

A Sigma 24-70 F4 maybe and I'll bet we'll see something in the 70-200 2.8 range from Tamron which would mean they won't release an F4 in the same space.

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Sony a9 Sony a7R III Sony FE 70-200 F4 Sony FE 35mm F1.4 Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 +17 more
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