Been thinking about this for a couple of days. There is a suspicious lack of AF lenses for the FE mount. I understand that the mount is still relatively new and I know Sony is akin to a giant, lethargic snail when it comes to producing lenses. Sony themselves have a decent selection out right now (I guess) but they seem to be on the Zeiss/G/expensive side. What surprises me is that nobody in the third party world has jumped all over this gaping hole of a lens lineup and at least came out with something.
Now I know that Samyang has a nice selection of manual focus lenses. I know that there are some tasty Zeiss manual primes on the way. And of course there are all those adapters out there for manual focus and even Minolta/Sony AF lenses via the LAE adapters. Dont get me wrong, I can easily be considered "Mr. Just use a freaking adapter for every lens ever", and that is actually how I shoot the majority of my photography. But I have a small urge to add a couple of small, basic, inexpensive AF prime lenses to my camera bag in the near future in the native FE mount. Something akin to the wonderful little Sony 35/1.8 for APSC alpha lenses.
But...there just arent any.
Where is Sigma? Where is Tamron? Tokina? Anyone actually. It seems that there is a decent niche market here that can only grow in the future. Sony is releasing its third A7 soon. I know the market share for all the cameras combined cant be HUGE mind you, but you would think that one of the third parties would be jumping all over this and establishing themselves early in this lucrative FE mount. It really cant be that hard to come out with a basic 1.8/2.8 set of three or four primes in the traditional focal lengths.
I would like to hear everyone's opinion on this, up to and including which lens you would like to see produced by whom. Me personally, I would love to see Sigma release a 35/1.8, 50/1.8 and 85/1.8 trifecta of ART lenses at reasonable prices. They seem to be on a roll recently with producing high quality lenses with great optics for very decent prices.