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

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

voronspb wrote:

ahaslett wrote:

Unless you shoot the primes wide open a lot, what about the 28-75/2.8?

No, that's definitely not a suitable lens for me. For regular shooting I'll prefer prime lens over standard zoom seven days a week. UWA or telephoto is entirely different story. Besides, I need a compact and lightweight standard lens for the occasions when camera dimensions matter.

If you only pick one, then 35 or 40mm makes sense.  There are a lot of options in FE mount.  Smallest is Samyang 35/2.8, best all-round option is Sony 35/1.8.  The 35 & 40mm Noktons have the widest shooting envelope for the weight, if you are happy with MF.

I'd pick the 35/1.8, but I already have the 28-75/2.8 and the Tamron 35/1.4.  The Tamron 35/2.8 beats the Sony 35/2.8 on everything, apart from size.

Andrew

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