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I’m curious as to why you say the 70-200 gm is unreliable. is set to [Off], the [Focus Magnifier] function is canceled when the … 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. The lens is so cheap that If it doesn’t work out, I won’t lose much. https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/cas/product/art/a_35_14/specifications/. Length: 39.6mm | Diameter: 67mm | Weight: 262g | Filter Thread: 58mm | Price (February 2018): 899$/749€ (Continuous AF): The product continues to focus while the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down. The 70-400G is also working well on the A7 bodies with the EA3 adapter. Nabil. If [AF in Focus Mag.] Review coming soon | amazon.com | amazon.de | B&H | ebay.com | ebay.de (affiliate links). I feel that the 50 1.4 is the way to go considering the focusing speed. I torn between 60 2.0 voightlander, 85mm 1.4 GM, 135 Batis, 18 batis and the loxia 21mm 2.8. Recommendation: If you are looking for a Macro on a budget the better corrected Sigma 2.8/70 appears to be the more attractive option but if you find one for a good price it can yield good results if you are willing to put up with the focus. You may also notice the word or infinity symbol on one of your camera lenses. 85/1.4 AF and 35/1.4 AF. Bastian, I love your photos and the work you do for the website. Based on that experience here are a few tips on how to choose the right lens fro your needs. The link goes blank. That lens seems not available. Voigtlander Macro 65mm F2 shouldn’t be mentioned in “Announced lenses not yet on the market”. Length: 83mm | Diameter: 73mm | Weight: 295g | Filter Thread: 55mm | Price (July 2017): 250€/$ used I have the Samyang 35mm 1.8. Some time ago we prepared a guest review on the Samyang 1.4/50 AF under my supervision. It offers all the top performance characteristics of a G-Master lens and produces spectacular images . You can find it at the end of the article (announced lenses) until we are finished with the review. I already own 35mm 1.4 Zeiss. Love the lens! Do you need to have two Sony bodies to qualify? Mine is Sigma‘s German page which lists 665g for Canon EF-mount but 755g for E-mount. lenstip review | amazon.com | amazon.de | B&H | ebay.com (affiliate links). 99% of new lenses will perform pretty good when stopped down. If we had come to the same conclusion as you, you would find it in this list but we didn’t. I think there’s no big difference for portraits but astrophotography is really specific. Review | Jannik’s Samples | ebay.com | ebay.de (affiliate links). Or could it even make sense to wait for the newly announced Tamron 17-28 F2.8 and combined it with the Tamron 28-75 (which combination should in total only have a slightly higher price tag)? Still i think it would be quite interesting to see how the Sony 24-105 performs compared to the Tamron 28-200 since the Tamron is more versatile cheaper and lighter. I think studying our wideangle guide and deciding on what is important to you would be the best way. Review | Full resolution samples | amazon.com | ebay.com | amazon.de (affiliate links). Combining different types of shooting in one lens never really worked for me, the demands are too different. Expand Flexible Spot: If the camera cannot focus on a single selected point, it flexibly uses focus points around the spot as a secondary priority area for focusing. Our Review  | Amazon.com | Amazon.de | ebay.com | ebay.de (affiliate links), Voigtlander 3.5/21 Color-Skopar E (manual focus). lenstip review | amazon.com | amazon.de | B&H | ebay.com (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$ (Automatic AF): [Single-shot AF] and [Continuous AF] are switched according to the movement of the subject. After reading your praise for the 12-24 I am now a little torn… I love its size/weight and that it doesn’t extend like the GM. First of all, the 12-24 focal range is quite different to 16-35. Thank you for all this work! True, with a maximum aperture of “only” f/1.8, the Sonnar is merely a middling option for low-light photography. My copy of the Sony FE 70-200 f2.8 GM is the best zoom in this range ever experienced (compared to the Minolta and Sony A-mount versions). cameralabs review | Amazon.de | B&H | ebay.com (affiliate links). Review at FM | Amazon.com | B&H Photo (affiliate links). HI Stuart. No real helicoid but focus by wire, I think the travel distance depends on the speed with which you turn the ring, no DOF markings or distance scale but declickable aperture. I do not own 35/1.4 but i shot with it and its great. Those that don’t want to delve into astrophotography or only rarely need an ultra wide angle lens might end up being very happy with it. I don’t get why you skipped the samyang 135mm f2! lenstip review | amazon.com | amazon.de | B&H | ebay.com (affiliate links), Voigtlander 50mm 1.2 Nokton E (manual focus), Recommendation: the best fast allround 50mm lens if you can live with manual focus, Length: 58mm | Diameter: 70mm | Weight: 440g | Filter Thread: 58mm | Price: 1099€/1099$ (June 2019) Fotografo na maioria das vezes paisagens, sinto falta de uma grande angular mas também gosto de fundo desfocado e comprimentos focais maiores para a vida silvestre. Sounds like your A7III is well within tolerance and that your A7R was nearer tolerance limit (in other words almost outside of tolerance). Early days with it, and still need to put it through its paces in some respects, but it seems to be what I was hoping for (basically, the same set of compromises as the Sony 1.8, which I’ve hired & like in terms of everything except price). What it does need is a SMALL walkabout zoom which is optically superlative and compact. The sample of the MKII I bought was decentered so I had to return it.. The nordic taiga forest with pine and fur trees and all small needles disclose most lenses…. Has it long travel from 1m to infinity? Thanks for updating the list. Please, delete this comment and the previous one. Just deleat this comment after correting this issue^^ thx for these great Reviews , Extremely comprehensive and very thorough lense guide that you offer here. This very well balanced zoom should be a first choice for anyone who finds himself confronted with dynamic scenarios like parties, events or family life. so I can send the pics to you. Superb resolution at all apertures and locations in the field. As far as sharpness is concerned the Loxia and the 12-24 are very close which is an astonishing feat by the 12-24. What do you guys think? Many Greetings Recommended to: whoever values optical perfection over speed and does not mind manual focus. Recommended to: Since the FE 1.8/85 is very close in performance for half the price we can only recommend it to those, to whom the better flare resistance and superior build quality is very important. We are talking about nice daylight, Sony A7R3. Length: 123mm | Diameter: 88mm | Weight: 835g | Filter Thread: 82mm | Price (November 2020): $1099 Length: 118.5mm | Diameter: 80.5mm | Weight: 780g | Filter Thread: 72mm | Price (March 2018): $800 If you are a landscape photographer you should give it a strong consideration. From the images I’ve seen, the 28-200 is a lot better than I’d expect, and would make a great one-lens kit for backpacking. I think you refer to the Zeiss C/Y 28-85? The same optics as the manual focus Firin 2/20 but with AF, slightly lighter and more expensive. Recommended to: The technically best 24/25mm lens in the system. I’m looking for a new UWA lens, and am comparing the Sony 16-35mm F4 with the 16-35mm F/2.8. As do allmost all Canon EF and many Nikon lenses. I understand everyone has different preferences and mine may be different than yours, but your experience is much greater than mine! (Single-shot AF): The product locks the focus when the focus adjustment is achieved. It should work well for landscape. I always gets happy when I see that there is an update to this site. Recommendation: If you don’t care too much about size and price this lens delivers and exceptional peformance and a rather distinctive look. As I said before, sharpness of the 28-200mm look sufficient for many tasks, but sharpness is not everything, even though some review sites may tell you otherwise. So what is the focus throw? (example: Sony FE 70-200 f2.8 GM: with most tests it is on the same level as the Nikon and Canon counterparts, not worse) The reviews below are organized chronologically, from newest to oldest. Must say that I’m mostly using this lens at f8.0 or f11 on my A7R2. I could come up with the following: 1) it is, obviously, one stop slower, so for the same exposure a lower shutter time or a higher ISO value is required; 2) an f/4 cannot produce a depth of field that is as shallow as an f/2.8; 3) auto-focus is probably slower in dark situations; 4) the f/2.8 bokeh cannot be achieved. Versatile and fun lens, but comes with a few compromises. It might though have been a pre production sample, judging from his Introducing words. The metabones v does a commendable job, autofocus is pretty good, but then again, I am a manual focus nut and when focus magnifier is on, the sharpness really, really jumps out in clarity that not even the Canon can match.. Well worth the money big time. Recommended to demanding landscape photographers who prefer 25mm over 21mm. Our review | Amazon.de | Amazon.com | B&H (Affiliate Links). But does it also applies to the bad numbers decentered, unreliable, … because let’s face it: paying 3 times the price to get something which is not good either from the start or after a few month does not seem like a good deal. Now I use Batis for photo and Nikon AiS for video. And do excuse me if I intrude in any way. If there aren’t any significant compromises, why are you willing to duplicate most of the short end of the Tamron superzoom with primes? Size – they are the same size Recommendation: Don’t look any further if you need a high end 85mm portrait lens, it is one of the special lenses in the system and offers one of the smoothest bokeh renderings. Length: 122mm | Diameter: 89mm | Weight: 680g | Filter Thread: 82mm | Price (February 2018): 2699€/$ I am wondering if you can possibly give us a review or usable inputs on a subject I feel will be consuming a lot of Canon/Sony users – Recommended to: Most photographers since it is a very versatile lens which works well for a wide range of applications like reportage, nature, landscape and others. Recommendation: The strongest tele-zoom in the system if 400mm are sufficient.. Recommendation: This affordable and tiny lens comes with a number of compromises to achieve a very small size. Again I am not sure you actually read what was written here. Problem is that this isn't working well and my pictures aren't in focus. (ie. Can we expect to read some specialized lenses addition, like the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2,5-5x Ultra-Macro, which exists in FE mount ? Review | amazon.com | amazon.de | B&H | ebay.com (affiliate links). (Manual Focus): Adjusts the focus manually. 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