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Ah, but Olympus already did that. It's called the Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 and weighs 305g. :ROTFL:No doubt it will be a great lens, but too heavy and expensive for me.
I'd wish they bring out a 135/2.8 with similar weight/quality as their FE 85/1.8, that's probably the one I'd buy.
The 75/1.8 is a 150mm equivalent.Ah, but Olympus already did that. It's called the Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 and weighs 305g. :ROTFL:
Jokes aside, and please don't take this as criticism, just curious:
I looked at the images at dpr taken with this lens and the A9. Most of the images looked surprisingly grainy already at ISO 800. Is that normal for the A9, or is it something about the processing at dpr?
Apart from that, this looks like a great lens. When the ZA 135mm f/1.8 was launched, I was soooo close to buying a Sony camera. Unfortunately, only the A100 (More or less the former Minolta 5D I believe) was available at the time, and its viewfinder seemed even smaller than the one on my Fuji S3, so I skipped it.
Yeah... I don’t care all that much about what Nikon has going on over there. They make good cameras but they’re not for me in any way so I’d never buy one though I do think they have a few lenses I wouldn’t mind in a different Mount. There’s still the Sigma option of the 135/1.8. It’s a great lens and I’ve tested it on a D850 when it was first released.There's little difference between 135 and 150mm. These are my favorite focal lengths, and I hardly see which one I use.
Yes, this is a unique proposition from Sony. Anything similar is totally lacking from Nikon's reportoir, and their DSLR alternatives are old as Methuselah and won't AF on the Z bodies.
But no decent BSI sensor to put behind it :ROTFL:Ah, but Olympus already did that. It's called the Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 and weighs 305g. :ROTFL:
Agree, they look pretty clean here. Even my old A700 (with an APS-C sensor from 12 years ago) can deliver quite clean shots at iso 2000 with a little care (I even lifted the shadows a bit in this shot):Regarding graininess at ISO 800... Probably is DPR and overly sharpening. See all the A9 examples here. Also I’d say that most Sony cameras don’t really begin to really show hints of grain until ISO 3200-8000 (depending on the camera).
"Great" or just "Heavy"The new, large f/1.8 lenses are great of course, but unfortunately the greatness also includes the weight and form factor.
Yup, which is a good arguments for cameras like the A6400/6500, the Nikon D500 etc., used together with their full frame brothers. If seen that way, 2 cameras with the same mount but full frame and APS sensor size can make a 14/35/85mm lens combo into 14/21/35/53/85/128 mm combo, rather complete."Great" or just "Heavy"
However the Sony 85/1.8 is not too heavy, only 371 grams and cropping to APS-C I still gets me a plenty sharp 11 MP's (usually more than enough) 135 mm FF FOV :lecture:
If you look at it that way you could consider it a "poor man's" 1.5 x zoom
I keep trying to love this lens but the more I see of the newer GM lenses the more they remind me of the Sigma Art lenses. Extremely sharp but lacking in character. It’s not a terrible thing but they’re missing something overall for me. If I’m being truthful I still find the A-Mount version to be more optically pleasing.