EXX

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EXX: Good, an affordable 50mm lens. This will make the A7 line more attractive to people who want full frame, but not have lots of money. An A7 or A7II combined with this lens is way below the price point of full frame not so long ago.

As a next step I would say: take the Minolta 70-210 F4 "beercan" and make a modernized E-mount version of it.

I hope this 50mm F1.8 is the first one in a series of cheaper primes, like a 28mm, 35mm, 85m and 135mm version. Sony made these cheap lenses for A-mount (SAL35F18, SAL50F18, SAL85F28) : they preform great and are really great value for money.

@abortabort:
No, the G lens is in a different class. It would be nice to have a new "beercan". A basic 70-210 F4 lens without OSS (no need for that on the new A7 bodies with IBIS, and no focus limiter stuff, etc. just like the beercan. Simple. reasonable optics (let's face it, in spite of all the praise for the legendary beercan, the optics are not super but average), well built and price friendly.

You are correct that the SAL35F18 and SAL50F18 are APS-C (although IIRC the SAL50F18 almost covers full frame). Sony indeed did a 28mm F2. So now a FE 35mm F1.8 and 85mm F2.8 budget lens (like the FE 50mm F1.8) would be great. I think it would attract a new class of buyers who now think it is all too expensive.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 17:38 UTC

Good, an affordable 50mm lens. This will make the A7 line more attractive to people who want full frame, but not have lots of money. An A7 or A7II combined with this lens is way below the price point of full frame not so long ago.

As a next step I would say: take the Minolta 70-210 F4 "beercan" and make a modernized E-mount version of it.

I hope this 50mm F1.8 is the first one in a series of cheaper primes, like a 28mm, 35mm, 85m and 135mm version. Sony made these cheap lenses for A-mount (SAL35F18, SAL50F18, SAL85F28) : they preform great and are really great value for money.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 07:47 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On photo Oops! in the "Make Me Smile" challenge (4 comments in total)

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 08:30 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Anchored before Athens. in the Aircraft carrier challenge (1 comment in total)

This is the USS Enterprise.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 10:59 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The Engineer in the All things Railway challenge (9 comments in total)

Thanks guys for your positive comments!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 11:47 UTC as 4th comment
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vinrouge0: Lower resolution than expected but more than enough in reality. Lack of IBIS is a disappointment though many will disagree

I suspect IBIS would not fit inside the compact body of this camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:23 UTC
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janbanan: WOW, first good system for Sony!

Will this be comptabile with Elinchrom and Sekonic form wireless common standard partnership?

Well, there is also the cheaper Nissin system, but it is limited compared to this Odin system. The Nissin system currently lacks radio triggers for non-Nissin flashes (the Nissin flases have the trigger built-in).

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 08:53 UTC
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daowei: This is pretty fantastic. Never thought I'd live to see the day when medium format became digital.
The next step in craziness is to make it video capable as well... at 100+ fps. Imagine the file sizes!

The following quote from Zack Arias' "crop or crap" video comes to my mind:

"And get this, 645, which is what this beast here is based off of,a lot of photographers didn't shoot 645. Why? Because it was too small. It was sometimes referred to as the 35mm of Medium Format"

;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 09:06 UTC
On photo Fallen Leaf in the Leaves of joy challenge (9 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: Incredible what you can do with an obsolete, small sensored, low end camera. Really good! Bravo!

I also still use my A2 now and then, it is just such a great all in one package. It is just the sensor which is mediocre by todays standard, and the autofocus is slow. But the design of the camera is really great, with all the controls, buttons and switches. I sometimes wonder how great this camera would be if equiped with a modern 2/3" BSI sensor and modern image processor.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 08:31 UTC
On photo Fallen Leaf in the Leaves of joy challenge (9 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: Incredible what you can do with an obsolete, small sensored, low end camera. Really good! Bravo!

I fully agree, with the exception of one thing: the A2 was by no means a low end camera in its time. This photo really shows that photographers take pictures, not cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 08:51 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)

Camera now on pre-order here in the Netherlands. € 499 body only and € 699 with the 18-55 F3.5-5.6 SAM II lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 16:14 UTC as 11th comment
On photo Fairey Swordfish in the Propeller driven Planes challenge (16 comments in total)

Well done and a deserved #1.

Trivia: this plane was responsible for the demise of the battleship Bismarck.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 08:06 UTC as 10th comment
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (744 comments in total)
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photomedium: Seems like the 'perfect' camera would be something in between a DSLR and a mirrorless. The question is it easier to get there by altering the DSLR or the mirrorless design?

Yes, but that is not the case for everyone. As always, use the right tool for the job ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 17:52 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (744 comments in total)
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photomedium: Seems like the 'perfect' camera would be something in between a DSLR and a mirrorless. The question is it easier to get there by altering the DSLR or the mirrorless design?

The light loss is 1/3 stop with the latest SLT camera's (A77-II and A99), big deal. Added size? The smallest SLT cameras that were made (like the A33 or A55) are around the same size as e.g. the mirrorless A7.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 14:31 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (744 comments in total)
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photomedium: Seems like the 'perfect' camera would be something in between a DSLR and a mirrorless. The question is it easier to get there by altering the DSLR or the mirrorless design?

This "in between" exists and is called SLT ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 13:52 UTC
On photo orb weaver spider web in the Bokeh challenge (4 comments in total)

This photo is my personal #1 in this challenge.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 15:27 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The Delicate Architect in the Bokeh challenge (14 comments in total)

Well deserved #1.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 15:25 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Jeeps in the Bokeh challenge (2 comments in total)
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cjf2: I really liked this one. It deserved to place higher.

Thanks!

I suspect it did not score so well because it is not a typical bokeh shot.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 15:24 UTC
On challenge Surfers (27 comments in total)

There are some seriously great photos in this challenge! I will definitely cast some votes.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 17:04 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 20150605hn-33 in the Surfers challenge (4 comments in total)

There are some seriously great photos in this challenge! I will definitely cast some votes.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 17:01 UTC as 3rd comment
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