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    Looking for a 35min f1.4 alternative

    Hi everyone, really like the 35mm f1.4 lens that sony had, buy at $1500 is way too expensive for me. Can anyone recommend an alternative with autofocus that isn't as expensive? I don't mind using an adaptor

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    Re: Looking for a 35min f1.4 alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by Lamfeihong View Post
    Hi everyone, really like the 35mm f1.4 lens that sony had, buy at $1500 is way too expensive for me. Can anyone recommend an alternative with autofocus that isn't as expensive? I don't mind using an adaptor
    sigma 35mm 1.4 art, but you have to keep in mind the price of the lens and adapter.
    Also, the speed depending on what model a7 you have.

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    Re: Looking for a 35min f1.4 alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie3dfx View Post
    sigma 35mm 1.4 art, but you have to keep in mind the price of the lens and adapter.
    Also, the speed depending on what model a7 you have.

    I have an a7ii. What do you mean by speed?

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    Re: Looking for a 35min f1.4 alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by Lamfeihong View Post
    Hi everyone, really like the 35mm f1.4 lens that sony had, buy at $1500 is way too expensive for me. Can anyone recommend an alternative with autofocus that isn't as expensive? I don't mind using an adaptor
    The Tamron 35 / 1.8 is cheap and perform well (adapted over canon):
    http://www.getdpi.com/forum/sony/566...ns-review.html

    Guy had one in the buy and sell section. Maybe it is still there.

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    Re: Looking for a 35min f1.4 alternative

    It sold but Read the review on it posted in the Sony section. I think it's better than the Sigma myself,cheaper too.
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    Re: Looking for a 35min f1.4 alternative

    I've got a nice 35mm F1.4 L that works well with metabones IV.
    Its for sale.

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    Re: Looking for a 35min f1.4 alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by Lamfeihong View Post
    Hi everyone, really like the 35mm f1.4 lens that sony had, buy at $1500 is way too expensive for me. Can anyone recommend an alternative with autofocus that isn't as expensive? I don't mind using an adaptor
    I'd recommend the FE 35mm f/2.8. Stopped down to f/4, it's a pretty good lens. Stopped down to f/8, it's a marvelous little lens. Corner-to-corner sharpness varies by sample, so check it out thoroughly if you buy one to make sure you don't have a dud. If you're a landscape shooter, the FE 35mm f/2.8 should work OK for you.

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    Re: Looking for a 35min f1.4 alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by dmward View Post
    I've got a nice 35mm F1.4 L that works well with metabones IV.
    Its for sale.
    What's the model and how much you want for it?
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    Re: Looking for a 35min f1.4 alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by Lamfeihong View Post
    What's the model and how much you want for it?
    Just sent you a PM.
    Last edited by dmward; 13th December 2015 at 07:41.

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    Re: Looking for a 35min f1.4 alternative

    Rokinon produces a 35:-) 1.4 but it is manual. Does anyone know whether it will spill m work on a Fe mount as full frame?

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    Re: Looking for a 35min f1.4 alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by Lamfeihong View Post
    Rokinon produces a 35:-) 1.4 but it is manual. Does anyone know whether it will spill m work on a Fe mount as full frame?
    Aljust about all of the Rokinon/Samyang/Bowers lenses are full frame unless otherwise noted on them. They're usually clear about what is crop sensor designed on the website but the easy way to tell is if the lens is produced in Fuji X and Micro 4/3 as well the. It's usually a crop sensor lens.
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