Mini Rant,just an opinion,but you're welcome to chime on in
How does Sony release such an amazing piece of tech for a camera body, and such a poor lens selection. A7 bodies is just about everything most photographers have been wanting for years in a camera body.
Slim,light,full frame,great in low light,plus much more,but yet with all of the 'game changing' strides the lens selection is a shortcoming, not to mention overpriced. Good adapters to use other brand lens will run you as much as a descent quality lens,but even with an adapter AF is major crapola.
Ever since I've mounted my metabones on the A7, in all honesty I must have shot with AF maybe 5 times.I prefer to shoot M when using my Canon glass so much easier to just focus manually (with peeking) than to try with AF.
IMO Its useless to be on AF, because it will hunt, and hunt, and keep hunting for Red October, unless whatever you're shooting is in perfectly lit condition or non moving. Your bowl of cereal e.g.
The 55 1.8 for $800 I can understand a 1.4 aperture for $800 but 1.8 really ? Thats half the cost of my 50 1.2 L. Why in the world would I want to spend that much on 1.8? ,its not even worth it, just so that I could have great AF ? For the rip of pricing of that 1.8 I can easily pick up a Chinese Mitakon 50mm .95 and enjoy shooting in utter darkness. (Dont even try to compare the Otus 1.4 in this situation it's not the same level of glass)
The 35mm f/2.8 ? $800 really ? Pleaseeeee what a joke! for $200 less I can have a Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 MF of course but still way better deal
The 24-70 f/4 for 1k ? I mean come onnnn!! for that price give us the 2.8.
I wont even touch up on the 70-200mm, for that price I would rather (hands down) all day long pick up the Canon 70-200 2.8 mk2 IS to use it cross systems.
The only lens I would say in the line up thats priced okay is the Sony 28-70 OSS but thats a piece of glass I would give my kid to play around with,not my cup of tea.
Again overpriced glass and really the only usefulness of that glass is the ability to have fast AF thats just about it. IQ isn't any better than some of cheaper Canon or Nikon mid level glass.
When will Sony get around the idea that they have a popular product on their hands that will fly like cupcakes if they can have a reasonably priced glass and a better selection of lens?
And no I'm not getting rid of my A7, best thing that really happened the past few years. Its ideal to take with you just about everywhere and anywhere.
In actuality, I would even consider taking it on professional gigs if the glass was right i.e. 35mm 1.4/1.8,50/55 1.4, 24 1.8/1.4,85 1.4 maybe a 70-200 at $1,500 sticker.These would sell like crazy if they were available to buy.
Where are the goodies at ? Sony sleeping on a goldmine.