Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM

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Nokiron
Nokiron Regular Member • Posts: 322
Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM
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Some images have been leaked by Nikoshita of this upcoming lens. Anyone here that have been longing for this kind of focal length?

Product image of the Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM. It should be announced by the end of next week.

https://twitter.com/nokishita_c/status/1383159004638056449

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pollup Contributing Member • Posts: 938
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It's much smaller than I thought it would be. Great job!

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moficera Contributing Member • Posts: 573
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I think its great for milky way pictures. I hear the Sigma Art counterpart needs to be stopped down a bit, if the GM is well corrected wide open I will put it on my buy list.

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SNJops Forum Member • Posts: 80
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Sony is relentless this year, 6 new lenses and a flagship camera in 4 months!!!

terryreid
terryreid Senior Member • Posts: 2,775
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SNJops wrote:

Sony is relentless this year, 6 new lenses and a flagship camera in 4 months!!!

It is much harder to stay on top of the mountan than to climb it.

Sony has had a killer instinct ever since they introduced mirrorless in a serious way and literally had no competition.

It took awhile but Canikon finally woke up and they are going to be formidable competition especially Canon.

Sony has to keep pushing the envelope particularly if they want to tap into the huge Canon base. I am not sure how many they can get to switch brand loyalty seems to be strong with Canon.

IMO if you have to buy all new equipment over the long haul what better way to lure the Canonites away than to beat them, fill the holes that exist and prove that you are and are going to remain to be the leader in the mirrorless arena.

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Steve W Veteran Member • Posts: 5,482
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Looks to be the ideal prime lens for UW but what will its cost be? Don't think it will be a low cost as the 24/1.4 and 35/1.4 GM both of which are excellent and I now how. Much wider than the 20/1.8 G. Now I have to ask myself if I can live with just the FE 16-35/2.8 GM I have, move to a FE 12-24/2.8 GM or add this to get wider than my 16-35?

If its the right price I would love to add this  but will have to see. While I always claim I want to do astro work I am not getting around to doing it so am also considering the 12-24 f/4 as if landscape is all I plan to shoot at the UWA focal length.

Also, Sony is doing their best to make me go poor at a faster rate.  I have chosen to buy more lenses right now than invest in an A1. So the 35/1.4 and 50/1.2 are already planned even though I knew this was comming.

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SNJops Forum Member • Posts: 80
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I already have the 12-24mm GM and the 20mm G for astro/landscape but for anyone who only wants primes only the 14mm GM will most likely be great for astro work. Looking forward to the reviews

Dan_168 Veteran Member • Posts: 9,765
Re: Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM

Nokiron wrote:

Some images have been leaked by Nikoshita of this upcoming lens. Anyone here that have been longing for this kind of focal length?

Product image of the Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM. It should be announced by the end of next week.

https://twitter.com/nokishita_c/status/1383159004638056449

I sold most of my Sony GM lenses as i am on my way to GFX100s and the upcoming Canon R3, but I will definitely get this Sony 14 1.8 for one specific application -- Backpacking/long hiking Milky Way shooting, if this lens is anywhere as good as or even better than the Sigma 14 1.8 I have now, I will keep the Sony body just for this lens. it will be a big weight/ size saving between a 7R4+ 14GM vs D850 + Sigma 14 1.8. already switched my tracker from Sky-Watcher Star Adventure to MSM for size and weight reason, so if I can have a tiny 14mm 1.8, the combo will be great, not much diff if I only walk a mile, but if I have to hike 4 miles with all the other more essential back country stuff, it's a big deal.

Blind Bill
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I'd definitely consider a 14mm prime but only wish they had produced it as an f/1.4...especially at the price range we can anticipate this will cost.

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Steve W Veteran Member • Posts: 5,482
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Blind Bill wrote:

I'd definitely consider a 14mm prime but only wish they had produced it as an f/1.4...especially at the price range we can anticipate this will cost.

My bad, I thought it was an f/1.4 but I guess its an f/1.8

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Ryanide
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B&H’s email list the price at $1698, but their website shows it at $1598.

Which is correct?

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moficera Contributing Member • Posts: 573
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Ryanide wrote:

B&H’s email list the price at $1698, but their website shows it at $1598.

Which is correct?

Price on website counts, I guess.

More interesting is that is is about 1.600 in € as well. Pictured it at 2.00 € …

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Impulses Veteran Member • Posts: 7,947
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It was off on the site too earlier, they fixed it.

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Malling Regular Member • Posts: 405
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I’m planning to get this when it’s launch in my country, they had it up but took it down just as quickly. So will probably pre order when it eventually is possible to actually pre order.

But then it where always the plan all along to get it, I just hoped it would be revived favourable and I think it has.

The price is somewhat acceptable, it’s same range as the 1.4 lenses, so I’m glad they didn’t make it a 1.4 as it would probably be 50/1.2 expensive.

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