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Jan 15, 2014 17:43 as a reply to  @ post 16601781 |  #376

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Jan 16, 2014 05:26 |  #377

Zeiss releasing a fast prime and wide angle zoom coming in March.

http://www.sonyalpharu​mors.com …e-lenses-coming-in-march/ (external link)

I have high hopes for the WA zoom. It might become my first native lens for my A7R.


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Jan 16, 2014 07:47 as a reply to  @ Ginga's post |  #378

f/4 though?

I'll stick to my cheap 1960's manual focus lenses that give me amazingly beautiful images! :-)


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Jan 16, 2014 07:56 |  #379

dtufino wrote in post #16609969 (external link)
f/4 though?

I'll stick to my cheap 1960's manual focus lenses that give me amazingly beautiful images! :-)

F4 means it should be fairly light and small. Perfect for landscape trips!


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Jan 16, 2014 07:58 |  #380

Ginga wrote in post #16609991 (external link)
F4 means it should be fairly light and small. Perfect for landscape trips!

i know what f/4 means.... but that's far from "Fast".... again, i can throw on my Canon FL 50mm f/1,4 which is tack sharp from 1.4 to f8...... or i can just throw the Sony 35mm 2.8 lens for travel!

I would love to see some other companies drop REALLY FAST primes for the A7.. Sigma, Tamron, where art thou?


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Jan 16, 2014 08:01 |  #381

I did not mean that the WA zoom is fast. I was refering to the new prime lens.


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Jan 16, 2014 09:11 |  #382

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I did not mean that the WA zoom is fast. I was refering to the new prime lens.

Lets hope it's at least 1.4 and reasonably priced... these prices for lenses have been crazy.... i don't see the benefit from spending 1K on a lens that can produce the same quality images from an old lens that cost 60.00 - 100.00 on ebay.

The only difference is the manual focusing, but with the Peeking feature, i can focus extra fast!


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Jan 16, 2014 19:43 |  #383

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The auto focus magnification assist when turning the focus ring did not work with my Sigma 35 f1.4. Using C1 to use it still works with the Sigma. I'm curious to hear whether it works on Zeiss lenses.

I stand corrected. The magnify assist when turning the focus ring DOES work on my Sigma 35 f1.4. Evidently, you need to hold the 'wide open' button down with the camera power on each time you change lenses. It appears that the adapter reverts back to 'green mode' whenever you change lenses otherwise.


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Jan 16, 2014 22:04 |  #384

dtufino wrote in post #16609994 (external link)
i know what f/4 means.... but that's far from "Fast".... again, i can throw on my Canon FL 50mm f/1,4 which is tack sharp from 1.4 to f8...... or i can just throw the Sony 35mm 2.8 lens for travel!

I would love to see some other companies drop REALLY FAST primes for the A7.. Sigma, Tamron, where art thou?

Is this fast enough?

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Jan 16, 2014 22:41 |  #385

At first glance, the Noctilux seems a bit pricey, but looking closer you can see that the lens ships with a 'High-Quality Cardboard Representation Box'. Suddenly $11K doesn't seem that bad at all. ;)


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Jan 17, 2014 07:48 |  #386

10K for a lens? C'mon guys! what are you going to do with a f/0.95 lens... while i love bokeh, i feel that companies like that take advantage of the consumer by overpricing their stuff... want a fast lens at that portion of that price get a MagicSLR lens...

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Jan 17, 2014 07:56 |  #387

David Arbogast wrote in post #16612079 (external link)
At first glance, the Noctilux seems a bit pricey, but looking closer you can see that the lens ships with a 'High-Quality Cardboard Representation Box'. Suddenly $11K doesn't seem that bad at all. ;)

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10K for a lens? C'mon guys! what are you going to do with a f/0.95 lens?

It makes an Otus seem like a bargain ;)

TBH From the wide open shots I've seen, what you're going to do with an f/0.95 lens is throw most of your images away, but I suspect I'm borderline trolling there...


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Jan 17, 2014 07:58 |  #388

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TBH From the wide open shots I've seen, what you're going to do with an f/0.95 lens is throw most of your images away, but I suspect I'm borderline trolling there...

unless you ONLY want someones "eye lash" (just 1 lash) in focus and everything out of focus an f/0.95 lens is a bit overkill!


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Jan 17, 2014 08:10 |  #389

dtufino wrote in post #16612711 (external link)
unless you ONLY want someones "eye lash" (just 1 lash) in focus and everything out of focus an f/0.95 lens is a bit overkill!

There's that too yes. Sometimes I think soft shots from very fast lenses are a result of missing focus (rather than the lens being soft). That said, from tests I've seen of many fast (f/1.8 and quicker) primes, very few are particularly good until you stop them down well past f/2.0; which somewhat limits their aperture advantage.


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Jan 17, 2014 08:32 |  #390

sploo wrote in post #16612705 (external link)
TBH From the wide open shots I've seen, what you're going to do with an f/0.95 lens is throw most of your images away, but I suspect I'm borderline trolling there...

I had hoped my comment about the "High-Quality Cardboard Representation Box" was a clear-enough tell that I think the $11K Noctilux is a joke. If you're trolling, then I'm right there with you. ;)

If the Noctilux was super-sharp and well-corrected at f/.95, it would be an amazing lens, with a perhaps-justifiably ultra-high price. But, I have not yet seen a faster-than-f/1.4 50mm lens that impresses me (including the Canon 50mm f/1.2L).


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