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    wide lens

    Hi all .

    What's the best choice for a wide lens at the moment ?

    I heard CZ will soon release one , is it true ?

    Cheers

    James

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    Re: wide lens

    well, I hope they do. I have the 16-35 and its great but I rather have a smaller prime.

    BTW, the 16-35 is my least used lens. I rarely use it.

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    but so big and heavy , I would love a 24 or 28

    James

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    Re: wide lens

    There's no real indication if and when a wide angle Zeiss prime will come. I would consider looking into m42 or Leica mount. If you need AF, and don't want to deal with the big zooms, you may consider the Minolta AF 24mm 2.8 or the better Minolta 28mm f2.

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    Re: wide lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesmd View Post
    Hi all .

    What's the best choice for a wide lens at the moment ?

    I heard CZ will soon release one , is it true ?

    Cheers

    James
    Minolta/Sony 16mm Fish Eye has pretty good performance on A900.

    Check the sample here.

    Sample on dpr

    Cheers,

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    Last edited by BackToSlr; 29th June 2009 at 12:03. Reason: Adding a pic link
    A and E mount Too many lenses.

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    Re: wide lens

    Quote Originally Posted by BackToSlr View Post
    Minolta/Sony 16mm Fish Eye has pretty good performance on A900.

    Check the sample here.

    Sample on dpr

    Cheers,

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    I have never tried to use it w/ my A900. My 16/2.8 FE is collecting dust.
    But, I wouldn't call it a WA lens, it's a special lens like macros, STF etc.

    MG

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    Re: wide lens

    Quote Originally Posted by gilgameshist View Post
    I have never tried to use it w/ my A900. My 16/2.8 FE is collecting dust.
    But, I wouldn't call it a WA lens, it's a special lens like macros, STF etc.

    MG
    It is reasonably wide on A900 especially if you don't have the 16-35. I suspect the 16FE is sharper in corner than 16-35 ...

    I think that A900 + 16FE + 24-70 + 70-200 + 70-400 is a cool kit .
    On a better budget too

    Cheers,

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    A and E mount Too many lenses.

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    Re: wide lens

    Quote Originally Posted by BackToSlr View Post
    It is reasonably wide on A900
    reasonably wide-like 180 with distortion- on A900. LOL !

    Quote Originally Posted by BackToSlr View Post
    especially if you don't have the 16-35.
    in a way, yes!

    Quote Originally Posted by BackToSlr View Post
    I suspect the 16FE is sharper in corner than 16-35 ...
    I think so.

    Quote Originally Posted by BackToSlr View Post
    I think that A900 + 16FE + 24-70 + 70-200 + 70-400 is a cool kit .
    I'm more like prime lens guy. But, 70-400 looks interesting.

    Quote Originally Posted by BackToSlr View Post
    On a better budget too
    no question about that.

    Quote Originally Posted by BackToSlr View Post
    Cheers,

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