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Feb 27, 2015 10:11 |  #1

Ohh boy whos interested in this lens like me?

Been looking for a good portrait lens for the A7r and this would also fulfill my needs for a macro that i have since years :D

I hope the price is right up there.. Sharpness-wise it should be a stunner


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Feb 27, 2015 10:20 |  #2

I really love the idea of a strong macro + portrait lens in one. A 135mm F2 Macro would be phenomenal, however I was in that type of search not too long ago, and the closest I've got was the zeiss 100F2 MP. The lens does have too much CA for a lens of it's calibre, however, it's extremely sharp corner to corner WIDE OPEN, and very high contrast. Would love it much more if it were 135mm, shoots my style more, however I'm like a pig in mud honestly. Love it. Hurts not having IS, after shooting with the 100L macro, however, hedging my bets on a future IBIS A7r which will solve my only issue with the lens.


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Feb 27, 2015 10:27 |  #3

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I really love the idea of a strong macro + portrait lens in one. A 135mm F2 Macro would be phenomenal, however I was in that type of search not too long ago, and the closest I've got was the zeiss 100F2 MP. The lens does have too much CA for a lens of it's calibre, however, it's extremely sharp corner to corner WIDE OPEN, and very high contrast. Would love it much more if it were 135mm, shoots my style more, however I'm like a pig in mud honestly. Love it. Hurts not having IS, after shooting with the 100L macro, however, hedging my bets on a future IBIS A7r which will solve my only issue with the lens.

Well i like more the idea of beeing able to AF for portraits. IS is a great addition too and for my main subject (landscapes) i would finally be able to use a sharp longer lens on occasions...

Im selling my 135L because i find it so narrow, its a shame since i only get about 700$ bucks for id say one of the sharpest lenses ive ever seen...


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Feb 27, 2015 10:57 |  #4

davidfarina wrote in post #17452349 (external link)
Well i like more the idea of beeing able to AF for portraits. IS is a great addition too and for my main subject (landscapes) i would finally be able to use a sharp longer lens on occasions...

Im selling my 135L because i find it so narrow, its a shame since i only get about 700$ bucks for id say one of the sharpest lenses ive ever seen...

I sold two copies for $900 and $800 to a friend and on craigslist. Excellent condition though.


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Feb 27, 2015 10:57 as a reply to  @ davidfarina's post |  #5

yeah, I guess if it comes down to AF, then yes, the 90 will be king. Just consider your voigtlander, do you have issues focusing that? If you dont, you probably wont with a manual focus prime. Aperture is still under your control, so a certain amount of automation is still there.

either way, march is coming real soon, hopefully some of the lenses will be up for evaluation.


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Feb 27, 2015 11:37 |  #6

I don't really need true macro - bug photography isn't that appealing to me - but I do appreciate a close MFD for a lot of things. Should be great for product/still-life photography. 90mm pretty close 85mm, so it could be excellent for portraits. And 90-100mm is a great focal length for telephoto landscapes.

I've owned the Zeiss MP 2/100mm ZE and the optically superior Apo-Sonnar 2/135mm ZE. I loved the Otus-quality optics of the 2/135mm, but the 2/100mm was more generally useful to me.


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Feb 27, 2015 11:39 |  #7

Charlie wrote in post #17452398 (external link)
yeah, I guess if it comes down to AF, then yes, the 90 will be king. Just consider your voigtlander, do you have issues focusing that? If you dont, you probably wont with a manual focus prime. Aperture is still under your control, so a certain amount of automation is still there.

either way, march is coming real soon, hopefully some of the lenses will be up for evaluation.

I have no problems, but i still enjoy AF when i can. I like the 40mm voigländer because its a casual lens. That means i use it when i have time and when i have control. A lens which i use for joy and to get dreamy looks etc. Hard to describe.
However when i have the choice of AF, IS, beeing able to macro AND using it as a portrait lens i'd rather choose that. Thought im not that thrilled of the size for "just" f/2.8

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I sold two copies for $900 and $800 to a friend and on craigslist. Excellent condition though.

Unfortunately since the Euro is so cheap everything here in switzerland got cheaper, resulting in loss of value of everything...


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Feb 27, 2015 11:43 |  #8

David Arbogast wrote in post #17452474 (external link)
I don't really need true macro - bug photography isn't that appealing to me - but I do appreciate a close MFD for a lot of things. Should be great for product/still-life photography. 90mm pretty close 85mm, so it could be excellent for portraits. And 90-100mm is a great focal length for telephoto landscapes.

I've owned the Zeiss MP 2/100mm ZE and the optically superior Apo-Sonnar 2/135mm ZE. I loved the Otus-quality optics of the 2/135mm, but the 2/100mm was more generally useful to me.

Me neither. I just want to be able to focus close like you say for example for bodyscapes or portraits of only a portion of the face, or other abstract and fineart subjects.. Also i want it from the same reason as i wanted a long telephoto lens, capture the moon, instead here it is a human eye :D
But yeah i feel very the same. 135mm feels very strange and so unpersonal when shooting portraits. For landscape tele it is either too short or too long, but the sharpness and bokeh was crazy. The 90mm should fit the bill very nice.

And hey i think we're shooting very similar :)


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Feb 27, 2015 12:03 |  #9

df, side topic, have you tried the 70-300L on the sony? I've been researching telephoto options, and all roads point to that lens.

there's the contax 100-300, which weighs similar, isnt exactly inexpensive....

and theres the FE 70-200 (I'de rather have more range than fast aperture). havent looked at nikon offerings yet


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Feb 27, 2015 12:13 |  #10

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df, side topic, have you tried the 70-300L on the sony? I've been researching telephoto options, and all roads point to that lens.

there's the contax 100-300, which weighs similar, isnt exactly inexpensive....

and theres the FE 70-200 (I'de rather have more range than fast aperture). havent looked at nikon offerings yet

Yes i have tried it, ironically to shoot the moon :D however it is quite unbalanced but works good. And f/4 on the sony isnt that much faster as at 200 the canon is at f/5 around. But you get AF which i think is the more important the longer the lens is..


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Mar 02, 2015 08:51 |  #11

Price is 1149€ according to sonyalpharumors.

Sonys pricing is rather luxurious on these new announcements.. This lens better be damn sharp


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Mar 03, 2015 06:56 |  #12

Well, I just pre-ordered the 90mm f2.8 Macro lens through Amazon. The price listed was $1098.00


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Mar 03, 2015 07:02 |  #13

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Well, I just pre-ordered the 90mm f2.8 Macro lens through Amazon. The price listed was $1098.00

Wow didnt even know that preordering is possible at the moment!


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Mar 03, 2015 07:32 |  #14

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Wow didnt even know that preordering is possible at the moment!

Over at Sonyalpharumors, they show that all the new Sony lenses are now available to pre-order through Amazon. http://www.sonyalpharu​mors.com …on-preorder-at-amazon-us/ (external link)

I should add that in the confirmation email I got from Amazon, the estimated delivery date is: Tuesday, May 5, 2015


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Mar 03, 2015 07:53 |  #15

navydoc wrote in post #17458250 (external link)
Over at Sonyalpharumors, they show that all the new Sony lenses are now available to pre-order through Amazon. http://www.sonyalpharu​mors.com …on-preorder-at-amazon-us/ (external link)

I should add that in the confirmation email I got from Amazon, the estimated delivery date is: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

I just checked after i wrote that and saw it there too. Good to know about the estimate, thx!


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