mcslsk

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On article Tamron teases new lens ahead of CP+ (91 comments in total)

It is an 18-135 for APS-C - because Tamron is manufacturing the Sony lens also :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 16:09 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies

Glad they managed to do this just after going subscription on the product. It is what I have come to expect from Adobe.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 07:36 UTC as 52nd comment
On article Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS sample gallery (194 comments in total)
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FodgeandDurn: So there is already an 18-105 f4, three variants of the 18-200 f3.5-6.3's, and now this, an 18-135 F3.5-5.6.

I left the Sony E APS-C system (rather bitterly at the time) because they had a serious lack of useful lenses, specifically primes and wide aperture zooms, which other systems have in abundance (I went to Fuji).

Please speak up if I am off base, but are any Sony APS-C users hailing this as the answer to all their (long, long, long-standing) prayers? I wonder how Sony figured this was the killer lens their lineup was missing?

Samsung had a dream APS-C zoom, the 16-50 f2-2.8, and they left the market several years ago. C'mon Sony, I feel embarrassed for you (even if you're nailing it elsewhere).

Never used it but looking at DoXMark, not sure I would.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 16:46 UTC
On article Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS sample gallery (194 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Looks like a competent 28-200mm-ish (FF equiv.) one-lens-to-do-it-all design. Not exciting, but these are the lenses that get to go traveling with you on vacation trips. I bet this will do well bundled with an A6000. Then again, there's the Sony 18-105mm F4.0 G OSS at literally the same price point....

I don't think so. But there are many used on the market.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 08:08 UTC
On article Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS sample gallery (194 comments in total)
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UllerellU: It is expensive, slow, and terribly fuzzy. I love my A6000, it's small, fast, comfortable to use, with good image quality. But what
horrible lens, I still do not know why I bought the 55-210, I guess to complete the range, three months ago I looked to replace the 16-50 (which is not as bad as many declare, at least my unit) and the 55- 210 for an "all in one", changing the lens was uncomfortable for the image quality I was getting, especially in the long end, after despairing with the quality of the 18-200 (and its price), I ended up opting for a Lumix FZ1000, I have not touched the Alpha's zoom again, and it's very sad, since the lumix is ​​a 1 "sensor, my prime lenses are not much, 30mm macro and 50mm 1.8 oss, but at least They have some potential, what a wasted system on the part of Sony, if I went back, I would not buy an A6000, in spite of how much I like the camera itself.

UllerllU: Chosing the wrong lens can be considered operator error. The 55210 may not be a great lens, but good enough for many at the price point. Just like the 1650 and 1855, and of course the 18105. The new 18135 seems to be sharp, reasonably priced and small. It is not fast, but for that there are other more expensive and larger lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 22:42 UTC
On article Kodak shows off Super 8 camera in first sample reel (210 comments in total)

Will be streaming Spotify from a tape machine next. Hybrid of digital and analog.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 21:25 UTC as 90th comment
On article Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS sample gallery (194 comments in total)
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HappyBlack: Oh my, did anyone take a look at RAW files and notice how much it vignettes?

Corners at 18-21mm are just black.

Thank you. Wasn't reacting to you.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 21:21 UTC
On article Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS sample gallery (194 comments in total)
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rrccad: image 1 at 18mm / 5.6 looks surprisingly weak on the left hand side, the lens looks like it's decentered.

pretty muddy side for a $800 lens.

It must be. Seems 80% of all lenses are shipped decentered :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 20:30 UTC
On article Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS sample gallery (194 comments in total)
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FodgeandDurn: So there is already an 18-105 f4, three variants of the 18-200 f3.5-6.3's, and now this, an 18-135 F3.5-5.6.

I left the Sony E APS-C system (rather bitterly at the time) because they had a serious lack of useful lenses, specifically primes and wide aperture zooms, which other systems have in abundance (I went to Fuji).

Please speak up if I am off base, but are any Sony APS-C users hailing this as the answer to all their (long, long, long-standing) prayers? I wonder how Sony figured this was the killer lens their lineup was missing?

Samsung had a dream APS-C zoom, the 16-50 f2-2.8, and they left the market several years ago. C'mon Sony, I feel embarrassed for you (even if you're nailing it elsewhere).

I do. This is a lens I have been missing. Don't currently crave for anything else

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 20:28 UTC
On article Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS sample gallery (194 comments in total)
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HappyBlack: Oh my, did anyone take a look at RAW files and notice how much it vignettes?

Corners at 18-21mm are just black.

Ever heard about lens profiles?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 20:26 UTC
On article Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS sample gallery (194 comments in total)
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UllerellU: It is expensive, slow, and terribly fuzzy. I love my A6000, it's small, fast, comfortable to use, with good image quality. But what
horrible lens, I still do not know why I bought the 55-210, I guess to complete the range, three months ago I looked to replace the 16-50 (which is not as bad as many declare, at least my unit) and the 55- 210 for an "all in one", changing the lens was uncomfortable for the image quality I was getting, especially in the long end, after despairing with the quality of the 18-200 (and its price), I ended up opting for a Lumix FZ1000, I have not touched the Alpha's zoom again, and it's very sad, since the lumix is ​​a 1 "sensor, my prime lenses are not much, 30mm macro and 50mm 1.8 oss, but at least They have some potential, what a wasted system on the part of Sony, if I went back, I would not buy an A6000, in spite of how much I like the camera itself.

Operator error?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 20:24 UTC
On article Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS sample gallery (194 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Looks like a competent 28-200mm-ish (FF equiv.) one-lens-to-do-it-all design. Not exciting, but these are the lenses that get to go traveling with you on vacation trips. I bet this will do well bundled with an A6000. Then again, there's the Sony 18-105mm F4.0 G OSS at literally the same price point....

The 1855 is much worse, the 1670 more expensive and doesn't receive a lot of good press.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 20:21 UTC
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(unknown member): Overpriced and totally redundant. I simply don't see a market for this lens since it's neither cheap, nor small, nor light, nor does it offer range nor is it good (most likely)

How do you know it is not good? It offers 28-200. It is not expensive.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 10:05 UTC
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mcslsk: That is exciting. If it is as good as their recent lens releases, it is mine.

Yes. I can show you some night shots taken with the Voigtländer 15/f4.5 and the a6500. The speed hype is way overblown. If slower means better IQ, I am in.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 08:00 UTC
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jaqob: This sounds very much like Sony. Everyone is screaming for a better walk around zoom, and then Sony release something that is already covered in their system by another lens. It would desperately have needed a few more mm on the wide side to be more interesting than the already existing 18-105/4. Or do I miss something here?
When should I buy this instead of the actually slightly cheaper 18-105/4 (List price $549.99)?

Yes, you are missing that the 18105 IQ is not at today's level, it is more a video lens and the focus as well as zoom by wire is not ideal for stills.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 07:48 UTC
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brendon1000: Wow an APS c lens from Sony? And that too for a focal length that is pretty much already covered with the good 18-105mm f4? What is Sony thinking I have no idea!

The 18105 is more a video lens than anything else. Optical performance i snot bad, but alos not very good. You need to use f6.7 or 8 for sharpness across.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 07:47 UTC

That is exciting. If it is as good as their recent lens releases, it is mine.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 07:45 UTC as 96th comment | 7 replies

Someone could as well break into my home at night, glue the phone to the wall, and then claim it is safer and better that way. Or run a software update on my car to slow it down so that I have a better user experience. This was an intentional act of damaging property and who ever was responsible should be punished.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 07:18 UTC as 113th comment
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User8323047552: I would love to see more pancake lenses for mirror less cameras. This just doesn't balance well an a small body.

Canon 24/2.8? That's a great pancake.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 20:50 UTC
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mcslsk: Add 50% sharpening in LR. Done.

For normal use (that is, unless your job is to print billboards for Holliwood that are viewed from 3 feet away) that works just fine. I did try with the jpegs provided here.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 20:52 UTC
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