naw, the 50 f1.8 isn't slow, it had firmware issues, but it's blazing fast on the A9, and the main reason why I'm not super interested in a fast 50...... the 1.8 is blazing fast on the A9, my primary body these days. It's serviceable on the R2 and R3, faster than adapted for sure.
it has issues with full rack AF, and in that scenario, it can be slowish, but once it locks with the A9, it's hard as heck to shake it. The AF versatility is why I've deviated away from other 50's, just because it works so well.
AlanU wrote in post #18905176
Often I would shoot an event with my Canon setup with a 16-35mm and 70-200 f/2.8. I would also have a 24mm f/1.4 close by and my 24-70 f/2.8mk2 as a backup . I would rely on a flash (on shoe or my remote flash) or available light in many cases with my 70-200 on my second body. I sold my Canon 85 f/1.8 and even though I have my 85L f/1.2mk2 I didn't use it much due to AF speed.
I'm not super excited about buying the Gmaster 85mm because I seem to gravitate to the 70-200 for my family sessions and events work. Now that I've been testing my Sigma 105mm f/1.4 I'm getting more and more please with the IQ I'm getting compared to my 5dmk4 with 70-200 f/2.8IS mk2 and A73 with Gmaster 70-200.
Quite interesting how we can manipulate "personal style" when you're eager to incorporate some experimentation into the mix.
I've been doing more events be it human or cars with the Sony 16-35 and Sigma Fat Pig 105mm f/1.4. Really enjoying the combo but I'll admit the Gmaster at the end of the day will capture more moments and provide more than enough amazing IQ.
My shooting buddy has both 85GM and 105 currently, he's a bit of a hoarder and doesn't sell gear
We're likely going back to our landscape adventures soon, so it's not a fit for that, but in all honestly, I'm not really that particular in bokeh, and just some is good enough for me. I like the short tele's for reach more than "portraits", usually stage performances of my kids, so I still value a wide aperture lens.
I can borrow at anytime, but it's just not calling me, as I know I'de only use it at home or a few times a year. In that case, I just keep one around, and it happens to be the 135A. I've got an older Tam 70-200 f2.8 and it adapts real well on the A9, just rather have that extra stop and walk closer (I've got permission most of the time).
either way, you must know my style is transitioning to video, and I just want just enough when it comes to photography. For video, size is ultra important, especially if travel or some sort to stabilization is involved, only a few hundred grams difference can be another few hundred grams difference in stabilization gear, and it's a vicious cycle.
Sony A7riii/A9 - FE 12-24/4 - FE 24-240 - SY 24/2.8 - FE 28/2 - FE 35/2.8 - FE 50/1.8 - FE 85/1.8 - EF 135/1.8 Art - F 600/5.6 - CZ 100-300 - Astro Rok 14/2.8 - Tamron 17-28/2.8 - 28-75/2.8 RXD, 70-200/2.8 VC