I`m looking for a new wide angle lens and would like some input regarding this. I have recently upgraded my Sony A7r to the A7r2, and I`m very happy with the upgrade. Really like the AF and the steady shot feature, because I manly shoot without a bipod. My lenses that I have now is the FE35 2.8 and FE55 1.8. I like the size and the compactness of both lenses and I`m not sure that I would like anything bigger than the FE 55 1.8. I mostly use my camera during travelling and hiking so compactness and weight is much appreciated.
Loxia 21 mm F2.8
Batis 25 mm F2.0
Sony FE 16-35 mm F4.0
I really like the size of the Loxia and I like look of the pictures, but I have not seen that many that many pictures jet. I`m currently a auto focus guy, but I am not that scared of buying a manual focus lens. I`m not sure quite sure if I am 21mm or a 25mm guy?
The Batis looks kind of big but I like that it has auto focus and that it is F2 (not sure that I need the fastness, but I don`t mind. I also like the look of the pictures, but have not seen that many samples jet. The field of view might better for all-round use? But I`m not 100% sure regarding this. It`s also cheaper than the Loxia.
FE 16-35 looks very good picture wise, but it might be too big and heavy? I like the flexibility of the zoom, but with 42 megapixel I don’t mind cropping.
I`m currently leaning on buying the Loxia 21 mm F 2.8. I really like the size and I think 21mm might be the widest lens I need, so that will stop my need to buy anything wider. I can also crop to 25/24 mm if needed. So that will leave me with the 21mm – 35mm – 55mm lens setup. All pretty compact and good lenses, that will all fit in a Think Thank Retrospective 5 bag.
If anyone have any input regarding this subject, please feel free to share. Any input is much appreciated! And sorry for my bad English.