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On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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epsilonsa: I wonder if the timing of this announcement has anything to do with drawing attention away from the Samyang 50mm/1.4 AF that is expected to become available for ordering sometime this month.

Sony has a relationship with Zeiss but the Sony Zeiss lenses are made by Sony and Not Zeiss. Zeiss only provides Sony with the design and Sony makes it in another plant where Zeiss can check the quality controls.

Cosina Zeiss makes brands like touit and Batis and the touit lenses have AF even for Fuji cameras. Cosina has no real tie up with Sony and they never made their Carl Zeiss branded lenses for Sony A mount. However since Sony has opened their E mount you get AF lenses from almost all companies including Samyang who made their first AF lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 11:27 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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epsilonsa: I wonder if the timing of this announcement has anything to do with drawing attention away from the Samyang 50mm/1.4 AF that is expected to become available for ordering sometime this month.

^^ 3rd party was a bad word for Canon and Nikon system since manufacturers have to reverse engineer the AF routines. However for Sony the mount is mostly open with a few caveats. So manufacturers don't have to second guess the AF tech and an build reliable AF systems for their lenses. I have a Zeiss 85mm lens and its one of the fastest lenses for my A7 II and its made by Zeiss not Sony.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (269 comments in total)
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rsf3127: If there are scarce lens options, people whine.
If the af module in a low priced, otherwise fine lens, is outdated, people whine.
If the lens is heavy because of the premium glass and metals used, people whine.
If the lens is featherweight and has plastic parts, people whine.
If the lens is big, people whine.
If the lens is diminutive, peoplet whine.
If the lens is top notch in all respects and its price does justice to that, guess what? Yes, people whine.

Its a $250 lens. The Nikon 50mm f1.8 G has better build quality, similar IQ and much better AF at a far lower price point.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 11:10 UTC
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NDT0001: Great market move by samyang. These cine lenses are great quality optically and have all the features and functionality budget cine shooters need. At half the price of the Zeiss cp.2 and Schneider Xenon competitors, the price is simply unbelievable in comparison to other cine glass, these are the definition of bang for buck.

Well it is the SAME optical formula so this lens won't perform any different than the Rokinon 135mm f2.

Basically they have slapped the Xeen badge and increased the price by 5 times and some people are happy about that ! :P

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 01:46 UTC
On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (122 comments in total)
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Kabalyero: So where is the announcement? Just too excited to find out...

Called it ! :(

Still I was hoping I was wrong in this instance and Samyang would have surprised me. :( :( :(

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 01:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (335 comments in total)
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photogeek: I had an X-T1. I'd be fine sticking with Fuji if it wasn't for three things:
1. Lenses have slow and noisy focus mechanism
2. Metering is nowhere near as good as the competition, often under- or over-shoots.
3. Poor support of the sensor layout in Lightroom and elsewhere. Yes, it's poor even with all the improvements Adobe has made.

Ultimately #1 made me sell it. Lenses were otherwise excellent, but in this day and age I expect silent and fast autofocus.

^^ The main issue with your workaround is that you will need to buy both Capture One AND Lightroom.

Lightroom I will agree with you is a compromise as its speed and user friendliness is the reason people flock to Lightroom while those who want max IQ will try other RAW converters like Capture One or DXO optics.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 14:28 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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Jylppy: Wow! So light! Only 778grams. Mirrorless systems are so compact.

"But I do think that it is equally silly to negate the whole system because equivalent lens has a.. equivalent size and weight."

Perfectly summed up. The OP jyippy somehow seems oblivious to that simple fact.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 14:25 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (335 comments in total)
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photogeek: I had an X-T1. I'd be fine sticking with Fuji if it wasn't for three things:
1. Lenses have slow and noisy focus mechanism
2. Metering is nowhere near as good as the competition, often under- or over-shoots.
3. Poor support of the sensor layout in Lightroom and elsewhere. Yes, it's poor even with all the improvements Adobe has made.

Ultimately #1 made me sell it. Lenses were otherwise excellent, but in this day and age I expect silent and fast autofocus.

Does Capture One support filters like the free Nik filters ? if not then there is a pretty big reason NOT to use it.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 06:39 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: This lens is a joke. Another subpar lens slapping the silly Zeiss badge. If you want to do real photography, Micro Four-Thirds is your best option in mirrorless!

Nooo !!! m43 is a quarter frame sensor. Basically you are a quarter photographer if you shoot m43 ! :)

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 06:28 UTC
On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (122 comments in total)
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Kabalyero: So where is the announcement? Just too excited to find out...

Tone down expectations guys !!! Tone it down severely !!! If there are 5 lenses being launched there is a very good chance these are some modified existing lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 06:25 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (269 comments in total)
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rsf3127: If there are scarce lens options, people whine.
If the af module in a low priced, otherwise fine lens, is outdated, people whine.
If the lens is heavy because of the premium glass and metals used, people whine.
If the lens is featherweight and has plastic parts, people whine.
If the lens is big, people whine.
If the lens is diminutive, peoplet whine.
If the lens is top notch in all respects and its price does justice to that, guess what? Yes, people whine.

Agree with what you are saying but the AF of the 50mm f1.8 is horrible. Don't know how Sony decided it was OK to launch a new modern lens with such poor AF. My cheap 28mm f2 AFs much better. Its soft wide open but that is to be expected for a cheap lens (cheap as in relative to Zeiss lenses of course !).

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 14:22 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (269 comments in total)
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Michok: The bokeh looks nice. But I am not that impressed with the samples compared to my T*55/1.8 which is almost half the price ! And that matters also.

Half the size also ! The 55mm is the one I want to get not this super expensive lens. :P

However its good that some people have a higher end choice if they so wish.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 14:17 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (269 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: There should be a contest that's called: "Name That 50mm Lens!"

Beautiful images with bokeh overdose.

Let's see who can spot the lens brand without looking at the exif details.

Much ado about nothing.

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Since when is more options a drawback ? Sony is trying to pitch their FE mount as a pro system and so they are launching many high end lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 15:49 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (269 comments in total)
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aris14: No matter how good this glass is, and it is as I can see, overpricing has its limits.
Btw does anyone knows if Sony has the Minolta's R&D team in lens design?

It is expensive but there are other lesser priced options around like the 55mm f1.8 which is an insanely sharp lens and the cheaper priced 50mm f1.8 for around $200. So there are options available. I don't have any need for a lens this expensive but it is available for those who do want something like this.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 15:47 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (269 comments in total)
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Kamox: The best choice I've ever made among my lens choices was to get rid of the 50/1.4 and getting an used 85/1.8 instead (I use Nikons but the same applies to various brands).
I encourage you to try this road if you're into portraits.

My friend tried your few steps back technique and he fell off a cliff. Thanks a lot ! He is planning to send the bill to you. :P

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 14:05 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (269 comments in total)
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Henry McA: Not really nifty that fifty. But to whom it concerns, perhaps worth a look. I´d rather take the Canon 50 1.4 or Sigma 50 1.4 (if I was into sharpness & stuff).

There is a pretty good reason so many people buy a 3rd party lens like the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art. Some people actually do want a modern lens with better wide open performance.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 14:03 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (269 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Ironic this over-priced, over-sized offerings come from the same guys who brought us the smallest FF cameras ever.

The amount of times villagranvincent is going about talking about the Canon 50mm f1.4 lens is almost like he designed the lens ! Geez you don't care too much about IQ thats fine you don't have to shout it out for the world to see ! :P

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 14:02 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (269 comments in total)
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PB47: I'm stunned at the price of these new Sony lenses. I think their pricing might put a damper on Canikon folks who are looking to make a move. Then again, there are so many affordable lenses they can adapt to these cameras, it probably won't. But Sony can't be expecting to sell too many of these at these prices.

^^ Its good you can be satisfied with an old optic like a 50mm f1.4. Saves you a lot of money in the long run.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 06:53 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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Spectro: drop the Zesis name and drop $1k off the price. Sill haven't bought any new sony lenses for my original A7 with kit plus 50 1.4 a mount lens (which I got used for less then $250) with lap-3. I hardly ever get a tack sharp images focus peaking with large aperture and forget it it if you are in a dark bar.

Nikon doesn't have a 'badge' for their 58mm f1.4 lens which costs about as much as this lens and doesn't even measure as good as the cheaper Sony 55mm f1.8 lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 19:30 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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Teila Day: Hmmm. $2600? Here's how I look at pricing. When shooting portraits of all ages, what would I rather use invest in, a Sony $2600 70-200 f/2.8, or a used Nikon/Canon lens for less than half that amount and get the same practical performance? Further, would I rather shoot with the 70-200 or pay $1k or so more and buy a used Canon/Nikon 200mm f/2?

If I was starting out and buying lenses, that would be my thought process and I'd jump on the latter before the former and get more for my money. I realize that a big prime isn't for everyone, but $2,600 for a Sony 70-200... I wouldn't bite unless it offered something far and above competitors; e.g. a real-world 6 stop stabilization, built in 1.7x teleconverter, etc..

Adapters are one of the worst solutions available for any sort of professional work. I have burned a lot of money on adapters that have given me endless trouble in the field as they have failed when I needed them to work.

Long story short adapters are fine for casual work. For anything else its a heavy compromise.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
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