What lens would you like to see introduced next by Sony?

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josefnemecek Contributing Member • Posts: 538
STF 50/2.8 (T4.5) Macro

I love the STF approach for creamy OOF areas. I would love to see a STF macro with a shorter focal length than 135mm.

Regards, Josef.

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KEITH-C Forum Pro • Posts: 14,131
Suggested new lenses....

Someone needs to point out to Henry R that he is not as funny as he thinks he is. It is true that too much is made of the gaps in Sony's lens lineup but to suggest or imply that it is complete is also absurd.

Sony clearly need a long 500 or 600mm G lens & some shift lenses would not come amiss. The problem that Sony & buyers have is the price which they should be fixed at !
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Alex P. Schorsch Regular Member • Posts: 211
Re: Suggested new lenses....

ZEISS 35MM F/2 PRIME

Prognathous Veteran Member • Posts: 9,183
12mm/5.6 - A tiny and affordable UWA for APS-C

...followed by a tiny 17-35mm/4.0-5.6 2X-zoom for street photography ...followed by a compact 50-85mm/2.0-2.8 1.7X-zoom for portraiture. All APS-C of course.

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Prognathous Veteran Member • Posts: 9,183
How about a 200-400/3.5-4.8 for 1/3 of the cost?

pickles101 wrote:

its one lens that i am jealous of from the nikonians.

The Nikon costs $6300. The Sony 70-400/4.0-5.6 costs $1600. That's one stop slower for 1/4 of the price. A 200-400/3.5-4.8 by Sony Nikon should cost about $2000, and would only be 2/3 stop slower than the Nikon at the long end (but faster at the short end). Sounds like a better deal to me. Now Sony just needs to make one

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Prognathous Veteran Member • Posts: 9,183
Re: STF 50/2.8 (T4.5) Macro

josefnemecek wrote:

I love the STF approach for creamy OOF areas. I would love to see a STF macro with a shorter focal length than 135mm.

Great idea. I would also like to see a Sony STF version of Tamron's 60/2.0. A dream lens for both portraiture and macro. And since Sony (and Minolta) already co-operate with Tamron on some lens designs, it might just happen...

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Rayi New Member • Posts: 6
Re: STF 50/2.8 (T4.5) Macro

What I want to see:

DT 16-55mm f2,8 SSM (or similar range) Zeiss or G
200mm f4 SSM Macro Zeiss or G with non-extending tube
100mm f2 SSM Makro Zeiss or G with non extending tube
A really good a700 replacement with about 15 MP and more cross AF sensors.

That's it, I don't need more, I won't go for FF, because i mainly shoot macro and smaller birds with the 70-400 G.

Alpha Jack Senior Member • Posts: 1,539
Re: What lens would you like to see introduced next by Sony?

Bring back all of the f2.0 and f2.8 primes in non-G versions to give us relatively economical choices for that rumored budget FF body.
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zxaar Veteran Member • Posts: 4,246
Re: Not going to happen.

domk275 wrote:

500-600 USD for a brand new 50/1.2? That isn't going to happen. I'd say $1500 at least, probably quite a bit more.

http://www.yodobashi.com/ec/product/000000104101002250/index.html

for today's price it comes out in dollars = 82 100円 = 868.9464 US$

868 $ new is available in pentax k mount. I have two of them, i wish it be little cheaper - around 700$, not much unrealistic.

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trescue Contributing Member • Posts: 501
UWA

Pick one?

Biggest hole is APS-C ultra-wide:

Tokina 11-16/2.8 or 12-24/4 would fill it.

I'll also throw in a whine here that there is no Sonolta
28/2, and 100/2 (and 35/2 while they're at it).

Oh, while we're complaining how about an 85/2?

Gil Knutson Veteran Member • Posts: 4,239
Re: What lens would you like to see introduced next by Sony?

cgarrard wrote:

Pick one.

I have to agree with something aarif alluded to in one of his latest postings... for Sony to start to be accepted with pros, they have to be able to produce an unusually sharp 300 f:4 with unbelievably creamy backgrounds... and I would also think other relatively fast telephotos in the 600 and maybe 800mm range. I also think they need a killer T&S lens of some kind.

I don't need these lenses, and can't afford them, BUT to fill out the Sony line of lenses in order to be considered "professional", those particular lenses are needed sooner rather than later for the Sony system. Like it or not, Sony has to have an arsenal of lenses to compete with Nikon and Canon.

Just my two-bits worth...

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Gil Knutson Veteran Member • Posts: 4,239
50mm f:.95.....

Sony should show the world that they ARE serious about lenses... like Canon does. Canon makes these oddball lenses that get people looking. The 50mm f:.95 is another statement lens they have... why not show the world what they can design and create... and this lens surely would do it. Make it sharper and better than Canon, and sell it for $10 less than Canon does!!

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domk275 Regular Member • Posts: 488
Re: Not going to happen.

I will repeat: that is NOT going to happen. The Pentax is MF, and from that I'm going to guess that it's very old, and hence, I'm going to assume it's not available new, only second hand. So let's consider: it's manual focus, a very old design, and it's only available second hand. Of course it's going to be cheaper than a brand new, autofocus (USM), relatively new design Canon version. There is absolutely no way in hell that Sony would release a 50/1.2 priced anywhere near the Pentax price, let alone lower. if such a lens did come along, it would be almost certainly more than the Canon's price, considering it will be a brand new design, and that it'll be Sony branded. If you think it qould come anywhere near $700, you are deluded.

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Re: f/2 primes YESY F2's for sure (NT)
pickles101 Regular Member • Posts: 259
Re: How about a 200-400/3.5-4.8 for 1/3 of the cost?

That would certainly be interesting. I'd like to see some better TC's too.

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mario007 Contributing Member • Posts: 830
Re: What lens would you like to see introduced next by Sony?

fisheye

cgarrard wrote:

Pick one.

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Mark VB Senior Member • Posts: 2,912
Re: How about a 200-400/3.5-4.8 for 1/3 of the cost?

I would rather see a high quality 300-500/4.5 priced similarly to Canon's 500/4 IS lens. Could still AF with the 1.4x converter and would provide good flexibility for the types of subjects these focal lengths are designed for. The f:4.5 maximum aperture is only 1/3 of a stop slower than f:4, so not particularly meaningful for practical photography applications while allowing for a somewhat smaller and lighter lens than would a "standard" f:4 design (think of Minolta's 400/4.5 lens). It also would provide a bit more reach than the Nikon 200-400, which would be useful on FF and APS-C bodies alike.

I could couple it with my 70-200/2.8 and 24-70/2.8 for a great three lens kit for wildlife photography (on my last trip to Africa I took my 600/4, 300/2.8, 70-200/2.8, and 16-80; for polar bears last November I took basically the same lens kit but substituting the 24-70/2.8 for the 16-80 as I had by then acquired an A900). I would gladly give up the extra 100mm of my 600/4 for the versatility of a 300-500 lens. If Sony wanted to make the 300-500 an f:4 lens I would not argue, but it would be bigger, heavier and more expensive, thus likely having a negative effect on sales.

I do think such a lens coupled with some of Sony's higher end bodies could attract some Canon (and maybe Nikon) wildlife shooters. A standard fixed 500/4 is unlikely to offer as much attraction as it provides no advantages over what the others already have (though I will take a 500/4 SSM lens if Sony is not going to make my "dream" 300-500, which in reality I doubt it will).

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Ondrej Noak Forum Member • Posts: 79
Re: What lens would you like to see introduced next by Sony?

100mm F2.0 STF with autofocus. That's it.

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