Review | another Review | | Ebay (affiliate Links). This goes for sony brand glass and This lens seems to be a copy of the Viltrox (first version) above here. What would be other consequences (that I overlook)? | | B&H (affiliate Links). You may also notice the word or infinity symbol on one of your camera lenses. NOTE: If your camera has Focus Peaking it can be used with DMF to help identify where fine-tune focus adjustments need to be made. The lens is so cheap that If it doesn’t work out, I won’t lose much. Our own review will soon be published and the link corrected. I tried four Batis 85/1.8 lenses until finding one that was well centered. Recommendation: the technically best 50mm lens if you can live with manual focus and slower speed. lenstip review | | | B&H | (affiliate links), Recommendation: if you are looking for a small but not so extreme UWA prime with great sunstars this is for you, Length: 67mm | Diameter: 66mm | Weight: 294g | Filter Thread: 58mm | Price (February 2018): 779€/799$ We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Thanks for all the effort you put in it. Length: 359mm |  Diameter: 158mm | Weight: 2895g | Filter Thread: 40.5mm (rear) | Price (December 2018): 11998$ Excellent color rendition, Hi! Better than 5.6/10, weaker than 4.5/15 and 4/12-24. Here I can get a larger range, but at the cost of a stop (but improved IBIS). I tot it was due to some techincal problems that made you guys omit this lens. Length: 127 mm | Diameter: 89,5 mm | Weight: 950g | Filter Thread: 82mm | Price: 1999€ for astrophotography) and you don’t mind the staggering price tag you will not regret buying this one. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. In this article we only list lenses which have electronic contacts to communicate aperture and focal length to the camera. Minha a6000 sofreu um acidente, migrei para a7II, tenho a lente do kit antigo, uma16-50 que quase não uso e uma 55-210 que também rstou do sistema antigo, recentemente adquiri uma Voigtländer 40mm. Hi, I come from a Nikon D7000 with 50 1.8, 35 1.8, Tokina 11-15, and my latest and biggest investment Sigma Art 20 1.4. Buy a lens because you actually need it. – But Sony Australia has a bad habit of sending it back claiming it’s “in spec”. The repair is done by Digicam in SA who is the workshop appointed by Sony. Length: 94.5mm | Diameter: 73mm | Weight: 430g | Filter Thread: 67mm | Price (March 2018): $1098 Not sure if I want to fuss around with setting the IBIS every time I put it on the A7RII. It’s only disadvantage is weight – it’s heavy. I almost never use all of them It’s either 18 + 28-200 (when I’m shooting just landscape) or 28-200 + 45 or 75 (for travel, kids etc), or sometimes just primes when I don’t need a telephoto range. Let me confess, i like his reviews. The one lens I really wish Sony (or any other manufacturer) will make is a medium speed 25-50. 100% reproducible for me with mostly static subject. This depends on what you want to shoot, the lenses neither share a focal length nor the maximum aperture. Manual focus Manual Focus Direct manual focus (DMF) Focus Magnifier MF Assist (still image) Focus Magnif. ; Set the ISO control to a higher setting. I feel that the 50 1.4 is the way to go considering the focusing speed. Length: 108mm | Diameter: 84mm | Weight: 778g | Filter Thread: 72mm | Price (March 2018): 1398€/$ The focus by wire of the Sony 1.4/85 GM features direct transmission of the focus ring movement to the focus distance. Again I am not sure you actually read what was written here. I wonder if the photo quality is significantly better in the Sigma f1.4 for these two uses. If you get the chance please share it with others. Problem is that this isn't working well and my pictures aren't in focus. I want ONE lens for both Photography and video. When I’m doing travel photography, this is perhaps my most versatile lens and can stay on my camera for days. Nabil. What it does need is a SMALL walkabout zoom which is optically superlative and compact. Nice work. When the shutter button is pressed halfway down, the product locks the focus when it determines that the subject is motionless, or continues to focus when the subject is in motion. Besides inferior sun stars, I did not notice any significant drawbacks in using 28-200 for landscape scenarios. Using an 85m 1.8 instead of either does make a big difference. Altough I don’t own (yet) any Sony A7/9, I never miss your reviews which are among the most valuable on the web. If you cannot focus on the intended subject using auto focus, use manual focus. There is a lot of Minolta and Sony A-mount glass that actually communicate electronically via the LA-EA3 and LA-EA4 adapter (As this was your stated criteria). May I know your mail? I compared these to my Canon 70-200 f4L and to be honest, the Zeiss is simply the better performer. This surely applies to the “good” lenses if you are lucky. I think waiting for the Tamron might be worth it though. Length: 36.5mm | Diameter: 61.5mm | Weight: 120g | Filter Thread: 49mm | Price (March 2018): $698 This is my favorite website as far as Sony camera gear goes, and I tend to read every article very carefully, often multiple times Maybe I get a bit spoiled with other reviews of yours, hence I think you didn’t give a proper evaluation to 28-200 compared to other lenses. Will be added when we know more about it. Peaking highlights the outlined area of your image that is in focus in either Red, Yellow or White. I could always purchase a vintage lens or two to fill the gaps for the time being . The pictures are simply the best I have seen in decades. (My 1st copy of FE was soft/glowy at F/1.8, but I knew from reviews, that the FE was better than that, so I found another. Granted, new recent lenses are much better than vintage lenses. Has de clicked aperture 1) I wrote that it offers better optical quality than the Sony 24-240mm, and everything else would be a great surprise, one is a 10x zoom starting at 24mm the other one a much easier to design 7.1x zoom starting at 28mm. I meant 65mm 2 voightlander., Not yet on the european market but you are of course correct. Thank you! The hard infinity stop of your manual lens no longer works, as lenses will focus past infinity. Recommended to: This is the team’s favorite WA for the system. Optically, the lens appears quite good. Review | Full resolution samples | | | (affiliate links). Depending on the lens you use, the angle of view may change little by little during focusing. To be honest that thing is rather big and Zeiss’ MTF data suggests that it isn’t as good as a prime so none in the team found it interesting. Hey Phillip. Phillip’s Review |  | | Ebay | B&H (affiliate Links). I’ll get the 1.4/50 ZA today and hope that the scratch resistance has improved in the meantime. We would prefer a good bridge like the RX-10 or Panasonic TZ1000 to have a very versatile on-lens-solution. For this already very expansive list we had to define a cutoff point and we decided on the criterium, that it must have an E-mount, communicate with the camera and cover FF. Length: 74mm | Diameter: 67mm | Weight: 283g | Filter Thread: /  | Price (March 2018): 849€/$ The Sony might have an edge when it comes to bokeh and AF though, whether this is worth the premium you can only decide for yourself. Theses lenses are so different, the differences in “optical quality” are meaningless for the decision. Sony comes fully equipped with two powerful tools for manual focusing. Maybe the Sigma (meant for DSLR) lenses don’t belong here. Your reviews are objective and Ken is exactly opposite You are very welcome Sony FE 4/70-200 G OSS – need English translation. review | | | B&H | (affiliate links). I am very happy with the result and decided to take Loxia 25mm/2.4. Landscape tele: Maybe start with the 85 and see how well that works for you? Bastian, I love your photos and the work you do for the website. Recommended to: Astro photographers and landscape photographers on a budget. We are talking about nice daylight, Sony A7R3. Price – 28-200 is slightly cheaper Neither lens has been dropped, although I fly a couple of times a month, all my gear is well packed in pelican cases. Very good sharpness across the frame at f/5.6, Corner sharpness not up to the highest standards, good image quality, especially at the wide end, color cast in the corners at the wide end, GM-like build (declickable aperture ring, focus hold button, AF/MF switch), uncorrected distortion as well as vignetting are high, but comparable lenses do not do any better, so in the end, none, really, not so great image quality at closer distance away from the center, strongly relies on electronical correction (high distortion and vignetting), Slightly busy bokeh wide open at some distances), Serious Distortion which usually needs to be corrected, Sony FE 35mm 1.4 seems to be better in every regard, Superb resolution across the field stopped down, Excellent resolution centrally at medium to long distances at wide apertures. Any particular reason why those two are not included in this list? Nikon recently replaced a shutter in my d5 even though it was 2 months out of warranty, also nps is free. In the end we didn’t publish it but from it I am pretty confident in my judgement. Recommendation: Unless you need ultimate performance or are on a tight budget this is a well balanced 35mm lens in the system. Some comment on the Samyang 35/1.4: I think the sharpness is actually better than Sony Zeiss for portrait distance and infinity. I have the Samyang 35mm 1.8. And secondly, because those APS-C 18-135 lenses are vastly inferior in image quality. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience. Recommendation: The Samyang 35mm 1.8 AF might be a decent cheaper alternative to the slightly overpriced Sony 35mm 1.8, we haven’t tried it ourselves though and currently (November 2020) there are no trustworthy reviews available, so take this with a grain of salt. (Manual Focus): Adjusts the focus manually. Lovely color reproduction and Bokeh rendering. I have the Australian Sony Pro Support since a year ago and used it to have my cameras cleaned. Sure on a a7rii others will be a bit sharper but I think that unless you print really big the difference won’t really matter. Where to find on Sony A7iii Manual Focus Yes, I know we are talking about how amazing Sony’s autofocus is, but I still thought I’d point out that there is a manual focus mode. But if you prefer convenience over anything else you will know. Tamron 70-180 2.8 vs Sony 70-200 2.8 | Don’t waste your money on … If [AF in Focus Mag.] Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode Number of Dots 921,600 dots Monitor Type 2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFT Display Selecter (Finder/LCD) Yes (Auto/Manual) Zebra Yes (selectable level + range or Length: 121mm | Diameter: 79mm | Weight: 740g | Filter Thread: 67mm | Price (June 2019): $774 Love the lens! If any questions remain unanswered don’t hesitate to leave a comment , Great summary, but need update :). Length: 118mm | Diameter: 85mm  | Weight: 700g | Filter Thread: 72mm | Price (March 2018): $1498 Length: 318mm | Diameter: 112mm | Weight: 2115g | Filter Thread: 95mm | Price (November 2020): $1998 Review |  | | Ebay | B&H (affiliate Links). I believe the most important factors are ease of use, especially for manual lenses, durability, number of aperture blades, minimal focusing distance. Length: 92mm | Diameter: 75 mm | Weight: 445g | Filter Thread: 67mm | Price (December 2018): 1599€/$1399 Of course there are some downsides as mentioned: flare, bokeh, and a slightly warmer tone. So we have an in-depth knowledge of these lenses not only because we use them all the time but also because we have reviewed most of them in detail. Please, delete this comment and the previous one. Recommendation: the first actually decent fast telezoom for E-mount. It offers all the top performance characteristics of a G-Master lens and produces spectacular images . 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