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    Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    I might be wanting to switch some things around. I have a very new grey market ZA 50mm 1.4 that I bought a month or so ago. Im thinking of selling this and I just bought the 35mm FE off a forum member and have not even tried it yet. Its in good condition but does have some rub marks on focus ring. Here is what I need and willing to trade for a FE 24-70 which would be a good PR lens along with my 16-35. So if you want a partial trade or whatever for the 24-70 I'm interested in that and than I can maybe get another lens.

    So here are the asking prices the ZA 50mm 1.4 I am asking 1050 for and the 35mm FE what I paid for it 525 dollars. Remember I ship for free and that is costly so consider that and I never ever charge for Paypal fees. Gift option would be nice on Paypal.

    Here they both are new

    Sony 50mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* ZA Lens SAL50F14Z B&H Photo

    Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens SEL35F28Z B&H Photo Video
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    If you want them both 1500.00 net would do it for me.
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Hey Guy,

    I really like the 55/1.8 FE you sold me and am interested to know if you've had a chance to check out the quality control, lens centering, etc. of the 35 FE you're thinking of selling yet? I probably shouldn't be interested as I do also have the RX1 and a lovely little Leica X1, but the weather resistant build of your lens appeals to me.

    I may think better of it tomorrow, but I'd be happy to know your finely trained expert opinion about that 35 FE lens.

    Cheers,

    Irenaeus

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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    It came from a trusted member but see if I can do some test shots.
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Thanks, I'm still interested, maybe more so...

    Do you also have a sudden need to get rid of an A7II at a great price in order to meet some pressing commercial engagement that requires a fabulously expensive new piece of gear?

    Irenaeus

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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Love the A7II. That one I'm holding on too. Frankly it's just about perfect.

    I did not get a chance to try it today. I'm pretty sick, actually my wife and son have this nasty cold too. PITA

    Couch potatoes today. Lol
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Sorry to hear that, Guy — hope you feel better and get well soon! Don't worry about me, I'm not actively looking anywhere else, so take your time until you're ready.

    Best to you all,

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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Not seeing any decentering but I would not shoot this at F11 as I can see the image degrade. Corners look good at even F4 but come into the best at F8. Much better than my original lens I had very early on and sent back. Corners look even on both sides which this was where I had the issue early on. Now still not the absolute best for corner sharpness but this lens was never rated that high for it anyway. Center sharpness is very good even at 2.8

    I always viewed this lens as a notch below the 55mm 1.8 but I think we all know that and its real intent is small, lightweight very nice central sharpness lens.
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Hey Guy,

    I've been thinking it over and will have to pass on your 35mm FE lens. It was easy to justify your perfect 55/1.8 FE, even though I didn't own a camera to mount it on, but it's become impossible to do so with a second lens, especially since I already have the RXi with it's fixed 35mm lens.I'll just have to ward off any more GAS attacks until the money has a chance to build up a bit more Then I'll buy the camera and see what's what with the lens situation after that.

    Thanks for the dialogue about it and I look forward to the possibility of more transactions in the future.

    Cheers and all the best,

    Irenaeus

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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Not a worry. I'm thinking of holding on to it for now. I might wait out the new Zeiss 35 1.4
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Okay the ZA 50 1.4 the new current price is 975.00. The 35MM FE I will keep for now unless someone wants it at 515.00. The 50 needs to go fairly soon as I need to order before the workshop so I need it by Friday before Superbowl
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    I was asked for some images of the 35mm. As you can see it some rub mark in the first one



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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Last call on the Za50 1.4 . I can do 949.00 shipped in USA.

    This is a 1500 dollar lens folks
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Bump
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    925.00 for the 50mm
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    I'm surprised no interest at all in both these lenses.
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Perhaps for people out of the states, part of the reason is currently the US$ is too strong against other currencies.
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    About freaking time our dollar us actually worth something. LOL

    Scary part is not even a offer here
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Guy, I just saw an eBay auction of this 50 lens ended at a ridiculous price so I don't think it is a good time to sell right now. FWIW, a couple of Otii 55 were sold at $2,300 (mint) yesterday and $3100 (brand new) a few days before.

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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Thanks I'll at least look at a offer
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    50mm is now sold
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Guy, is the 35mm still available?

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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Yes it is actually. Have it with me right now
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Yes it is actually. Have it with me right now
    Can you take a few snaps with it?

    (I think I want it.)

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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    You bet Ill shoot some today
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    Re: Feeler: Sony ZA 50mm 1.4 and 35mm FE

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    You bet Ill shoot some today
    Thank you, Guy!

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