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Updated Panasonic Lens Roadmap

iiiNelson

Active member
Right now I solve the AF issue by just having a Nikon too. For weddings you still really can't beat a Nikon AF system. Even the Sony A9 series doesn't have IR AF for dark receptions. Until that changes, wedding peeps like me will probably have a mirrorless and a DSLR, or no mirrorless at all.

Personally I am just loving my S1R, and I look forward to the future of the system.
Never had issues nailing focus during weddings with my Sony cameras personally. I think a lot comes from knowing the camera. I’ve used Canon 1D’s in the past and the A9 was/is absolutely the best focusing camera I’ve ever used hands down.

I don’t expect every autofocus system to be perfect all the time but I do expect reasonable speed and accuracy.
 
Never had issues nailing focus during weddings with my Sony cameras personally. I think a lot comes from knowing the camera. I’ve used Canon 1D’s in the past and the A9 was/is absolutely the best focusing camera I’ve ever used hands down.

I don’t expect every autofocus system to be perfect all the time but I do expect reasonable speed and accuracy.
It's better than IR-AF from a strobe in a no-light situation?
 

iiiNelson

Active member
It's better than IR-AF from a strobe in a no-light situation?
Lowlight or no light?

I’ve used the Sony’s in lowlight situations on a regular basis with both strobes and speedlights. Never really experienced an issue personally. YMMV... I won’t dispute you if you’ve had a completely different experience than myself. It’s not invalid but I haven’t experienced any major issues acquiring focus from Sony cameras myself.

I’m not experienced in shooting weddings with Nikon which is why I only mentioned Canon’s AF in the comparison to Sony. They work differently but the keeper rate on the Sony cameras is extremely high in my experience. I can’t quantify it comparatively but I will say that the shots I usually trash are due to composition rather than focus if that matters. I am familiar with shooting weddings with Sony, Leica, and Canon. I was able to get results that clients were more than happy with - and ultimately that’s the most important part.

...but back to L-Mount cameras. I like this section and wish it were more active. I’ll have to post more when I get the time and chance to do so.
 

bensonga

Well-known member
Back to the lens roadmap topic....

I recently picked up a Sigma 70/2.8 ART macro in the L-mount. I have this lens for my Sigma SDQ and have been very happy with the IQ.

What I’m really looking forward to now is a fast prime in the 85-100mm range. F1.8 would be fine with me, so I hope Panasonic’s 85/1.8 lens comes out in 2020.

Gary
 

iiiNelson

Active member
Back to the lens roadmap topic....

I recently picked up a Sigma 70/2.8 ART macro in the L-mount. I have this lens for my Sigma SDQ and have been very happy with the IQ.

What I’m really looking forward to now is a fast prime in the 85-100mm range. F1.8 would be fine with me, so I hope Panasonic’s 85/1.8 lens comes out in 2020.

Gary
Me too and I’m hoping that it is a 100mm and not an 85mm personally. No one except Sony has made a great 100mm prime (non-macro) since Contax.
 
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