Replacing FE 28 and FE 55 to FE 35/1.8, or not?

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voronspb Senior Member • Posts: 1,995
Replacing FE 28 and FE 55 to FE 35/1.8, or not?

Hi everyone! My first Sony prime back in 2018 was FE55/1.8, and I really enjoyed it. But at this moment the focal range around 50 mm has become somewhat crowded in my kit:

  • Tamron 17-28
  • Sony FE28/2
  • Sony FE55/1.8
  • Jupiter-9 85/2

So I'm thinking about making it less dense, by replacing 28/2 and 55 to FE35/1.8. All three are good performers, according to various reviews, though not stellar. I need compact dimensions above all in such a lens, therefore no F1.2-1.4 is possible. FE35/1.8 is not very expensive in my region, and selling the 55ZA would cover about 80% of the 35's cost.

What's your opinion regarding this replacement?

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Sony a6500 Sony a7 III Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD Sony FE 35mm F1.8 Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD +8 more
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