Favourite walkaround prime on Sony apsc?

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GaryW Veteran Member • Posts: 9,617
Re: Viltrox 23mm

math guy wrote:

migus wrote:

lovely shots, seems a good lens!

I wish it came also in a mini (slower, 100gr.) version f/2.8, somehow similar with Fuji's old/new WR 27mm.

I also enjoy the 22-28mm FOV, but i don't want to lug around any 1.4 primes on an APS-C. We can get the a7r with FE primes for that 'ultimate' shallow DOF, low light view

Yeah, as much as I love the Sony system overall, I do miss the Pentax 21mm Ltd pancake. What a gem of a lens that is! I recently found a good deal on the Sony 20mm pancake. It's not bad, but it's nowhere near the optical quality of the Sigma trio or the Viltrox 23.

My Sony 20mm/f2.8 measures pretty well, near the top of my lenses.  Did I get lucky, or do I not have any good lenses?    It’s compactness gives me the high-quality yet compact camera I always wanted.  On my old Nex-5, it’s really compact - too bad Sony hasn’t updated newer sensors and such into this small size again.

I’d like to try the Viltrox 23mm.  Reviews seem mixed, but it looks on paper like just the thing I’d like - cheap, ~35mm equiv., f1.4....

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