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

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JpGomez Contributing Member • Posts: 506
Re: Replacing FE 28 and FE 55 to FE 35/1.8, or not?

voronspb wrote:

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?

I ran FE28 and ZA55 combo for years enjoyed the setup. I moved on and sold both to acquire FE35. I like it a lot and believe its better lens overall than previous 2 lens setup I had. ZA55 was my favorite but lacking in close focus was my only gripe where FE35 solves the problem.

I added on SY18 to cover occasional UWA and FE85 for short tele / portrait gigs.

FE35 lives 90% on my camera and it's a great everyday lens.

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