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Tommydigi
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Apr 05, 2016 20:09 |  #1

I'm researching Sony lenses but it seems many don't even use sony glass so I'm looking at some possible lineups for a A7RII/6300.

my main goal would be small/light so it would probably be primes only.

I'm thinking the Voightlander 15 ( I believe one is coming soon for Sony E ) and the Zeiss Batis 25. I assume these would both work on the A7RII and 6300?

I would also want something in the 35 to 85 range.

I'm interested to know what most Sony shooters are using and what you would suggest for the smallest possible size/weight.

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Apr 05, 2016 20:48 |  #2

If you want the smallest possible then rangefinder is gonna be your best bet.

You just have to watch out for some ultrawides that dont do so well on digital cameras, not just on the A7 line but on the Leica digital bodies as well.

For the longest time a full frame Leica wasnt possible for that reason, but they fixed it with software.


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This wouldnt be an issue on the 6300, but theres tons of small crop e mount lenses so you dont even have to bother with adapting.


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Apr 05, 2016 22:22 |  #3

In the order of most to least....

FE 55mm f1.8 (Would totally use the FE 50mm f1.8 instead if it were an option)
CV 40mm f1.4 (married to the original A7r as a lightweight small kit for restaurant outings/casual gatherings).
EF 100mm f2
FD 200mm f4
CV 12mm f5.6
OM 24mm f2.8
EF 135mm f2

negligible amounts:
A 70-400mm G1
rok 14mm f2.8
ef 24-105
ef 24-70

on most trips, I'de totally be happy with just the Voigtlander 12 (small), FE 55 (medium), and FD 200 f4 (medium) lenses. Supposedly the new voigtlanders in E mount are suppose to be better, however the CV 12 is quite good. I wish it had less vignetting, but sharpness is pretty good despite it being an M mount wide angle lens.


Sony A7rii x2 - FE 12-24/4 - FE 24-240 - FE 35/2.8 - CV 35/1.7 - FE 50/1.8 - FE 85/1.8 - EF 135/1.8 Art - F 600/5.6 - CZ 35-70, 100-300 - Astro Rok 14/2.8, 24/1.4 - Tamron 28-75 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8 VC

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Apr 06, 2016 10:27 |  #4

Charlie is this the 12?
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com ...ltra_Wide_Angle_12m​m.html (external link)

I'm assuming you need an adaptor for that one correct?

Is this the new 15mm you spoke of?
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com ...934714882%2C&A=deta​ils&Q= (external link)

I assume this will not need an adaptor, correct?


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Apr 06, 2016 10:33 |  #5

Does anyone use the Zeiss 25mm F2 Batis? or the 85? Its funny how the reviews say these are big and heavy but they are small and light compared to most Canon primes.


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Apr 06, 2016 11:26 |  #6

Tommydigi wrote in post #17962703 (external link)
Charlie is this the 12?
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com ...ltra_Wide_Angle_12m​m.html (external link)

I'm assuming you need an adaptor for that one correct?

Is this the new 15mm you spoke of?
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com ...934714882%2C&A=deta​ils&Q= (external link)

I assume this will not need an adaptor, correct?

yes, I use the CV 12 as opposed to the 15. The new 15 will NOT need an adapter, it's native E mount. The optics should be top notch, as the old version was good and not even optimized for the sony. The CV 12 needs an adapter. My favorite adapter hands down is the helicoid adapter: http://www.ebay.com ...a9cba1:g:j28AAOSwMm​BV4HDL (external link)

but for the ultrawide, it wont do much. For normal lenses, it turns them into semi macro lenses while retaining infinity focus.

the cv12 WILL ONLY work well with the A7rii. It produces a purple vignette when used with older A7 bodies, but not an issue with the A7rii. Dont know what sony did to fix the color cast, but it's gone.

voigtlander is coming out with a 10 and 12mm so it might be best to wait it out just a little longer. Attached are some lenses I shoot and their sizes.

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Sony A7rii x2 - FE 12-24/4 - FE 24-240 - FE 35/2.8 - CV 35/1.7 - FE 50/1.8 - FE 85/1.8 - EF 135/1.8 Art - F 600/5.6 - CZ 35-70, 100-300 - Astro Rok 14/2.8, 24/1.4 - Tamron 28-75 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8 VC

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Apr 06, 2016 11:37 |  #7

Thanks Charlie, I've waited this long, I'm in no hurry. I am really tempted to get the Voightlander 20mm for Canon but I wish it was wider. I will find it hard to take out over my 24LII.

My only real issue with Canon is the size but in reality if I don't take my 100-400 its not really much of an issue.


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Apr 06, 2016 12:57 |  #8

Small kit - a7rii + FE28 + FE55

Large kit - a7rii + sigma 35 Art + sigma 85 with metabones

Landscape - a7rii + canon 16-35 f/4 + samyang 14 + samyang 24 (all canon mount)

Macro - a7rii + tokina 90 f/2.5 "bokina" (pentax mount)

Carry everywhere - x100t

As you can see various combos that I switch between depending on situation/mood/weather


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Apr 06, 2016 23:18 |  #9

I use primarily Sony glass. Like Eddie, for me it depends on what I'm shooting.

Daily Gear/Casual shooting: RX1RII or a7rII + loxia 21/batis 25. sometimes I'll carry the batis 85 too.

Portrait session: Batis 85, SAL 135 f1.8, EF 50 1.2L.

Event Shooting: RX1RII and a7rII + EF 24-70II, EF 70-200II, Batis 85


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Apr 06, 2016 23:33 |  #10

To answer the thread title... all of them :)

Mostly though (and in order);
FE 28mm
FE 55mm
Rokinon 85mm
Nikkor 16mm f3.5 fisheye
Tamron Adaptall 2 70-150/3.5
Tokina 80-200/2.8


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Apr 07, 2016 00:04 as a reply to Tommydigi's post |  #11

The E Mount lenses for Voigtlander are coming out soon in 10mm F5.6 - 12mm F5.6 & 15mm F4.5

No need for adapters on any of them.

http://voigtlaender.co​m/e-mount.html (external link)


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Apr 07, 2016 08:50 as a reply to mystik610's post |  #12

How well does the 50L work on Sony? Also what are your thoughts on the batis 21/25?

Thanks


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Apr 07, 2016 09:09 |  #13

Tommydigi wrote in post #17963571 (external link)
How well does the 50L work on Sony? Also what are your thoughts on the batis 21/25?

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50L works really well on the a7rII. It's not a sharp lens if that's your priority, but I've always been a fan of the rendering. I loved the lens when I owned the 5DIII, but the AF was so problematic that I got rid of it. AF is very accurate with the a7rII, especially with mindful use of the facial recognition system.

The loxia 21 and batis 25 are prett, but different enough that they serve different purposes. I'm likely going to sell the Batis 25, but its a better general purpose lens because it has AF, and because the FOV is more useable for portraiture. The loxia is a better landscape lens...nicer sunstars and a bit better flare control. The two lenses render identically outside of that. No AF with the loxia and MF is tricky because of the short throw of the focus ring, so its less useful as a general purpose lens. FOV is also noticeably wider with the Loxia.

I did a quick and dirty comparison between the two lenses here: http://photography-on-the.net .../showthread.php?t=1​456180


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Apr 07, 2016 10:10 |  #14

Thanks, I'm actually a fan of the 50L, I've had it for a long time and I don't find the lack of sharpness to be an issue.

I'm going to wait and see on the new voightlander wide angles that are coming. I was all set to order a 16-35 F4 IS but I after hiking this past weekend with my 5d2/7d2 I'm getting tired of all the bulk and now I'm leaning more toward mirrorless.


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Apr 07, 2016 10:22 |  #15

Tommydigi wrote in post #17963653 (external link)
Thanks, I'm actually a fan of the 50L, I've had it for a long time and I don't find the lack of sharpness to be an issue.

I'm going to wait and see on the new voightlander wide angles that are coming. I was all set to order a 16-35 F4 IS but I after hiking this past weekend with my 5d2/7d2 I'm getting tired of all the bulk and now I'm leaning more toward mirrorless.

You might want to look into the FE 16-35. It doesn't measure as well as the Canon version, but its smaller since you don't need an adapter to use it. I was ready to pick one of these up, but ended up with the Loxia instead.


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