Buying an APS-C body instead of new lens

Started Oct 17, 2019 | Discussions thread
QuietOC Veteran Member • Posts: 4,187
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

2. Have a backup camera.

3. Weight is lighter than the lens.

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

5. Higher resolution compare to my A7M2 crop.

Any drawbacks? Please share your idea.

I prefer the image quality of the A6000 to the A7II. If I had liked using the A6000, I probably wouldn't have considered the A7II. The A6x00 series has very different controls and handling to the A7II. They are another system that happens to use the same lens mount. Don't consider one a backup. Get another A7II or maybe an A7RII for a backup.

For me lighter lenses are nicer than lighter bodies--like the little Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 which is cheaper than a used A6000 body. As already pointed out, cropping the 24/1.4 is not like a 35/1.4. It is more like F(35/24*1.4) => F2.

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