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    New, but strange, Sony lens preview

    Sony has given a preview to some upcoming lenses at PMA. It's a rather strange mix of FF and APS-C. I have a feeling that they're all going to be SSM, but we'll see.



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    1) "Supertelephoto" (Maybe a 400/4 or 500/4??)
    2) 28-75 2.8 (doesn't look to be just a Tamron rebadge, IMO.)

    APS-C

    1) 50mm 1.8 (strange that it's aps-c)
    2) 30mm 2.8 Macro (???)
    3) 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens (much needed, but unambitious)
    4) 55-200m f4-5.6 (replacing an already existing lens. maybe because of SSM?)

    As an A900 user who doesn't shoot wildlife and owns the 24-70Z, I'm a little underwhelmed, but I guess Sony needed to fill out some lower end gaps. Where are those Zeiss primes they showed last year?

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    Re: New, but strange, Sony lens preview

    That looks like an impressive Supertelephoto

    Not that I need one but it's good to know that it's available. Judging from the pricing of the 300/2.8, I prefer not to know the price tag of this one though

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    Re: New, but strange, Sony lens preview

    Yeah, if we're talking a 500 f4, I'd say at least $6K. I'm ALMOST starting to get used to the silver color of the new telephotos.

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    Re: New, but strange, Sony lens preview

    Quote Originally Posted by douglasf13 View Post
    Yeah, if we're talking a 500 f4, I'd say at least $6K. I'm ALMOST starting to get used to the silver color of the new telephotos.
    I'm particularly fond of the orange band on the lens front. Looks so "L" ish

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    Re: New, but strange, Sony lens preview

    What would be the point of a 28-75 2.8? The telephoto looks just like the minolta 300 2.8 doesn't it?
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    Re: New, but strange, Sony lens preview

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rubinstein View Post
    What would be the point of a 28-75 2.8? The telephoto looks just like the minolta 300 2.8 doesn't it?
    I'm assuming Sony wants a cheaper lens for those that can't swing the 24-70ZA. The 28-75 looks like it has SSM (i think i see a AF/MF switch,) so that would be an improvement over the old Minolta or Tamron version.

    That new tele is definitely longer than the 300mm.

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    Re: New, but strange, Sony lens preview

    Yep, it looks like all the lenses have a focusing motor in them:




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    Re: New, but strange, Sony lens preview

    FWIW, the current rumor, that actually has a pretty good source, is that the tele is a 500mm f4.5

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    Re: New, but strange, Sony lens preview

    Holy Moly ... are ALL of these camera companies asleep at the wheel?

    Ya can't get a couple of primes out of Nikon to save yer life.

    And here we have a Sony Baloney 500mm ... and no new 35/1.4, 28/2 or a Zeiss AF100/2 Macro that someone could actually use.

    We have A900s to feed here ... Grrrr

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    Re: New, but strange, Sony lens preview

    Agreed. It looks like Sony is taking care of some low end issues, which makes sense, considering the A350 is the reason they're in the #3 slot. I sure wanted to see some more Zeiss primes, though. Take this with a grain of salt, but the guy (who supposedly is in the know) who said that tele is a 500/4.5 is saying that summer will be the better time for A900 users. We'll see. This PMA was good for my bank account

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