New Lens Rumor

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New Lens Rumor
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http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr2-rumors-new-fe-lens-unusual-specs/

Maybe Sony's been listening and the 35/2 in an 85/1.8 package is coming to make us all happy?

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I'm gonna throw out a wacky guess. Since Andrea (I believe that's how his name is spelled) mentioned 'unusual specs', I'm guessing this mystery lens will be a tilt-shift zoom, something like 16-21mm/F4. I have no idea if a tilt-shift can be a zoom, just spit-balling.

And for the love of all that is holy, Sony please announce a 35mm sister lens to the FE 55/1.8--similar size/weight, optical/mechanical excellence. I think many FE shooters would line up to buy that lens, myself included.

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Tom Ames Senior Member • Posts: 1,507
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Mathieu18 wrote:

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr2-rumors-new-fe-lens-unusual-specs/

Maybe Sony's been listening and the 35/2 in an 85/1.8 package is coming to make us all happy?

A 35mm 1.8/ 2.0 would be nice.

A 40mm pancake would also be welcomed.

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///M Contributing Member • Posts: 759
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Sony needs some fast tele prime/zoom lenses for the A9, another small pro-sumer prime is probably not what's on the horizon. The short prime space is already crowded. I am guessing a 200/2 or 300/2.8 or 500/4... think Olympic lenses, where they have positioned the A9, is likely to see new glass (think rather expensive)

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Sharif Abdou wrote:

I'm gonna throw out a wacky guess. Since Andrea (I believe that's how his name is spelled) mentioned 'unusual specs', I'm guessing this mystery lens will be a tilt-shift zoom, something like 16-21mm/F4. I have no idea if a tilt-shift can be a zoom, just spit-balling.

Ha, I have no idea either. A T/S though could be in the works, the Sony's a popular RE/Architecture camera.

And for the love of all that is holy, Sony please announce a 35mm sister lens to the FE 55/1.8--similar size/weight, optical/mechanical excellence. I think many FE shooters would line up to buy that lens, myself included.

Though I like the Sony Zeiss lenses I don't think it'd be the ZA badge since they already have the 35/2.8. I think it'd be an f/1.8 designed like the 85/1.8 and 50/1.8 (better be with the 85's focus motor!) I'd pre-order immediately...

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Tom Ames wrote:

Mathieu18 wrote:

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr2-rumors-new-fe-lens-unusual-specs/

Maybe Sony's been listening and the 35/2 in an 85/1.8 package is coming to make us all happy?

A 35mm 1.8/ 2.0 would be nice.

A 40mm pancake would also be welcomed.

You know, I could get on board with that, but it's still got to be an f/2. 35/2.8 is close enough to a slow pancake...

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///M wrote:

Sony needs some fast tele prime/zoom lenses for the A9, another small pro-sumer prime is probably not what's on the horizon. The short prime space is already crowded. I am guessing a 200/2 or 300/2.8 or 500/4... think Olympic lenses, where they have positioned the A9, is likely to see new glass (think rather expensive)

Sadly you're likely right, but a guy can dream can't he?

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I'm dying for a 24mm 1.8 or 1.4. The 28mm is fun, but it's not that fast, nor wide.

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A prime - something long and fast for the A9 is likely. But hey, who knows, maybe it will be a fisheye

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OmarCCX wrote:

I'm dying for a 24mm 1.8 or 1.4. The 28mm is fun, but it's not that fast, nor wide.

I'd think that's a possibility, but with the Batis 18 & 25 and Loxia 21 and the rumored 16-35/2.8 coming I'd be surprised if it was a wide prime...

Of course same can be said of my wish of a 35/1.8 with the 35/2.8, 35/1.4, Loxia 35 and Voigtlander's coming...

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Sharif Abdou wrote:

I'm gonna throw out a wacky guess. Since Andrea (I believe that's how his name is spelled) mentioned 'unusual specs', I'm guessing this mystery lens will be a tilt-shift zoom, something like 16-21mm/F4. I have no idea if a tilt-shift can be a zoom, just spit-balling.

I can't think of any reason that a zoom couldn't be designed as a tilt/shift, it would just have to have a larger image circle, worst case scenario, it's a bit bigger than normal.

I for one would be very interested in a T/S zoom.

I have a Canon FD SSC 35/2.8 Tilt/Shift, I love it, and would love the TSE 17, but the size and weight are significantly higher than I'd like, a compact T/S Zoom would be so very tempting to me.

And for the love of all that is holy, Sony please announce a 35mm sister lens to the FE 55/1.8--similar size/weight, optical/mechanical excellence. I think many FE shooters would line up to buy that lens, myself included.

Sharif

A nice 40-45mm prime would be popular I think, I myself do like the FOV from lenses in this FL range.

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///M wrote:

Sony needs some fast tele prime/zoom lenses for the A9, another small pro-sumer prime is probably not what's on the horizon. The short prime space is already crowded. I am guessing a 200/2 or 300/2.8 or 500/4... think Olympic lenses, where they have positioned the A9, is likely to see new glass (think rather expensive)

I agree that announcing a tele prime would make a lot of sense. But if Sony had such a lens ready to go, it probably would have been announced alongside the A9. Would love to see it though, a lot of people on this forum are waiting for longer lenses.

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Mathieu18 wrote:

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr2-rumors-new-fe-lens-unusual-specs/

Maybe Sony's been listening and the 35/2 in an 85/1.8 package is coming to make us all happy?

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr2-rumors-new-fe-lens-unusual-specs/#comment-3300896101

  • "Could be a Pancake Kit Zoom. Bundled with the new A7III."

Wins my vote for the best suggestion, an E1650for FF

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blue_skies wrote:

Mathieu18 wrote:

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr2-rumors-new-fe-lens-unusual-specs/

Maybe Sony's been listening and the 35/2 in an 85/1.8 package is coming to make us all happy?

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr2-rumors-new-fe-lens-unusual-specs/#comment-3300896101

  • "Could be a Pancake Kit Zoom. Bundled with the new A7III."

Wins my vote for the best suggestion, an E1650for FF

I thought they were talking about a 1.8 135 G yesterday? With the wide end covered so well by Sony and so many others and the money they just spent on the A9 and desire to go after the sports and wildlife market anything but a 300 or 500 prime does not even make sense. They are hurting on the long end and the A9 has lenses galore use for everything but med to longer telephoto but that is just my two cents. To entice the Canikon users they need to show they are serious now about the longer end to further legitimize the A9

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terryreid wrote:

blue_skies wrote:

Mathieu18 wrote:

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr2-rumors-new-fe-lens-unusual-specs/

Maybe Sony's been listening and the 35/2 in an 85/1.8 package is coming to make us all happy?

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr2-rumors-new-fe-lens-unusual-specs/#comment-3300896101

  • "Could be a Pancake Kit Zoom. Bundled with the new A7III."

Wins my vote for the best suggestion, an E1650for FF

I thought they were talking about a 1.8 135 G yesterday? With the wide end covered so well by Sony and so many others and the money they just spent on the A9 and desire to go after the sports and wildlife market anything but a 300 or 500 prime does not even make sense. They are hurting on the long end and the A9 has lenses galore use for everything but med to longer telephoto but that is just my two cents. To entice the Canikon users they need to show they are serious now about the longer end to further legitimize the A9

You are speaking about the high end users, and true, all this is very valid.

Which is the most often chosen/used lens on these 'lower end' cameras? Yep, the E1650 kit lens for APS-C and the FE2870 kit lens for FF.

Imagine an FE2470P lens on the A7x cameras being just about as big as the FE35Z

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blue_skies wrote:

terryreid wrote:

blue_skies wrote:

Mathieu18 wrote:

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr2-rumors-new-fe-lens-unusual-specs/

Maybe Sony's been listening and the 35/2 in an 85/1.8 package is coming to make us all happy?

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr2-rumors-new-fe-lens-unusual-specs/#comment-3300896101

  • "Could be a Pancake Kit Zoom. Bundled with the new A7III."

Wins my vote for the best suggestion, an E1650for FF

I thought they were talking about a 1.8 135 G yesterday? With the wide end covered so well by Sony and so many others and the money they just spent on the A9 and desire to go after the sports and wildlife market anything but a 300 or 500 prime does not even make sense. They are hurting on the long end and the A9 has lenses galore use for everything but med to longer telephoto but that is just my two cents. To entice the Canikon users they need to show they are serious now about the longer end to further legitimize the A9

You are speaking about the high end users, and true, all this is very valid.

Which is the most often chosen/used lens on these 'lower end' cameras? Yep, the E1650 kit lens for APS-C and the FE2870 kit lens for FF.

Imagine an FE2470P lens on the A7x cameras being just about as big as the FE35Z

Good point Henry, but they have a lot of lenses in the wide to mid range and it just seems that a mid to long telephoto prime which they do not even have one would be the most logical (not necessarily most profitable) route to me.

Speaking of small I just got my Loxia 85 this afternoon and I have been imagining how kewl it would be to have a 24-70 or 70-200 in a small size like this. At the rate of new breakthroughs who knows what we will have down the road.

I am really getting into the Loxia's and smaller lenses right now so much that I put the 2 & 3 year drops and spills on my Loxia's. I have large hands and these little guys are heavy and of all the lenses I have these seem most likely to slip out of my hands and as heavy as they are surely they will damage themselves. Also I think I will own these lenses for a long time supposedly they are good for 125 plus megapixels or more and a super travel set up.

Loxia 85 2.4 on a6500

Loxia 85mm 2.4 on A7rII

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Tom Ames wrote:

Mathieu18 wrote:

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr2-rumors-new-fe-lens-unusual-specs/

Maybe Sony's been listening and the 35/2 in an 85/1.8 package is coming to make us all happy?

A 35mm 1.8/ 2.0 would be nice.

A 40mm pancake would also be welcomed.

No, what we need is ANOTHER 50mm, even faster and more expensive.  We have a 50/1.8 at $300, a 55/1.8 at $1000, and a 50/1.4 at $1500.  What we need now is a 50/1.2 at $2000 or $2500!  LOL, just kidding!

It doesn't matter to me what's next.  I can't afford any of them.  

Furthermore, I have all the lenses I need.  Again.  This time I mean it.  

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We all have all the lenses we need! It's the lenses we want...

kelstertx wrote:

Tom Ames wrote:

Mathieu18 wrote:

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr2-rumors-new-fe-lens-unusual-specs/

Maybe Sony's been listening and the 35/2 in an 85/1.8 package is coming to make us all happy?

A 35mm 1.8/ 2.0 would be nice.

A 40mm pancake would also be welcomed.

No, what we need is ANOTHER 50mm, even faster and more expensive. We have a 50/1.8 at $300, a 55/1.8 at $1000, and a 50/1.4 at $1500. What we need now is a 50/1.2 at $2000 or $2500! LOL, just kidding!

It doesn't matter to me what's next. I can't afford any of them.

Furthermore, I have all the lenses I need. Again. This time I mean it.

-Kelly

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Tom Ames wrote:

A 40mm pancake would also be welcomed.

I'd wet my pants with excitement.

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gphome Regular Member • Posts: 497
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I'm hoping for a 24-105 F4, but that isn't really 'unusual'. I use my 24-240 like a 24-120 as it tends to fall apart after 130mm, so its just a heavy 24-105!!

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