Buying an APS-C body instead of new lens

Started Oct 17, 2019 | Discussions thread
JpGomez Regular Member • Posts: 496
Re: Buying an APS-C body instead of new lens

GF wrote:

I own A7 M2 and a 24mm f1.4 GM. I found that in some situation, the lens is a bit wide. I am considering to buy a 35mm f1.4. After seeing the APS-C mode, I am thinking of getting a APS-C body instead of the lens. The reasons are as follows:

1. Body is cheaper than 35mm f1.4 lens

If price is factor, then get Samyang 35mm f2.8 instead its bargain - PRO

2. Have a backup camera.

No back up camera if you get new lens - CON

3. Weight is lighter than the lens.

Samyang 35/2.8 is ultra light, perfect one lens travel - PRO

4. My other lenses (16-35mm & 55mm) focal length increased.

No second body to mount with - CON

5. Higher resolution compare to my A7M2 crop.

Keep full A7M2 resolution - maybe a tie here

Any drawbacks? Please share your idea.

Sorry looks like a draw.

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