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Post Options Post Options   Quote Barrin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 January 2019 at 22:38
I can agree on that, but I would anyway use both lenses outdoors. I hardly imagine where i can take a headshot at 56mm and not at 85mm (roughly 0.5m difference). And even where f1.4 is compulsory, so that I'd rather choose the 50 oss for half the price
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2019 at 08:51
Lot depends on where to use lenses. I was thinking about FE 85/1,8 before sigma 56/1,4. 85/1,8 is too narrow for me indoor. SEL 50/1,8 OSS is good lens and was on the list for NEX7, but not any more, as I can now select lenses with no OSS. Actually, 50/1,8 OSS has never been lens I really want. Tastes differ.    

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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2019 at 11:51
My 50 F1.8 OSS is a great lens. I wish it covered full-frame. I was reluctant to get it too. I wanted smaller lenses. The Sigma 60 F2.8 Art is excellent other than AF and brightness.

It looks the 56 F1.4 has fairly high distortion like the 30 F1.4 and 16 F1.4. I wonder about sample variation and AF performance. The best thing I can say about the 30 F1.4 is that it is very bright--brighter than this Rokinon 35 F1.2.

I just bought a Canon EF 50 F1.4 USM for $175 that works just fine on the MC-11. It seems similar optically to the Minolta/Sony 50 F1.4, but it is sharper than my best copy of those. It is pretty bulky compared to those lenses, and the SAM-like USM sounds awful.

Edited by QuietOC - 29 January 2019 at 12:19
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2019 at 12:45
I like kit I can take with me anytime and everywere and because of this only one body and few lenses is my habit. 60/2,8 is small but finally too slow. My mind is ready to replace it, but I am slow in these issues - it takes time :).   

I tried one of the first Sony 50/1,8 OSS in 2012/2013 winter in Tallinn and it was sharp only in the very centre at max and nex to apertures. Because of this I have Sigma 60/2,8. Sigma 50/1,4 is of course very new lens and I have not tried it myself jet. Reviews are so and so. Some amateurs I know are very happy.

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Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:


I just bought a Canon EF 50 F1.4 USM for $175 that works just fine on the MC-11. It seems similar optically to the Minolta/Sony 50 F1.4, but it is sharper than my best copy of those. It is pretty bulky compared to those lenses, and the SAM-like USM sounds awful.
I had (have) a Canon 50/1.4 USM. I bought it from a reputable store and the motor broke almost immediately, so, it was repaired under warranty. And it broke again. The Canon is known for easily breaking. I haven't used it enough to say anything about IQ. It is the same generation as the Sony/Minolta lenses, differences could very well be sample variations.
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Originally posted by Aavo Aavo wrote:

Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:

If seize and weight are a important factor the A7iii will disapiont you. Its big, and chunky compaired to the A6xxx models.
If you want to flirt with fullframe in compact size/weight and just the one lens I would go RX1Rii
my 2 cents

Sorry, now I probably understand your 2 cents. Yes, a6500 kit + R1RII can be solution too :)


How long i've pondered the RX1Rii over the A7iii
Never used the thing (RX1 model) but what a images it can produce based on the images in Flickr groups. The 2/35 lens shines on the FF 42MP sensor, the POP-up EVF just makes it 'perfect' for compact size, fits you're (deep, money wise) pocket

Lecacy (MF) lenses never did it for me on the A6000. Nice IQ but never as nice as on the FF sensor A7s. Something with feeling for (different) depth of field and use of (all) the focal curve of the lens?
Still prefer using my (smaller) manual lenses on the A7s for compact daily solution to work or traveling 1 cam + 1 lens combo.
The AF on the A7iii is like 3x better then the A7s (slug is what I call it now for AF ). The 2/28 on the A7iii is suberb wide open with eye-AF, feels like cheating realy, its just that good. Over 10-15 metres is no problem in daylight, surprising to see the detail of mimic on peoples faces. Can only dream of this sharpness&resolution on the FF 42MP sensor of the A7Riii......

Sold my A6000 to my neighbour. Coming from (big) DSLR she loved the compact size. She bought the 18/24 Zeiss (these are now sell cheaply compaired to when Sony first they first sold them!). IQ of that combo is still very good for colour and sharpness in large(r) prints.
If the A6500 is anywhere near as good as the images I've seen on the web, the combo with the 1.8/24 are 'as good as it get and is a (bigger) FF cam not as must over APS-C cam IQ wise. Makes me wonder what images the new 1.424GM can produce on the A6500

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2019 at 11:09
24/,18 Zeiss is my favorite lens through my entire photographing age.
a6500 adds stabilisation and great ISO Auto, so this combo is what everyone can dream, if FF is not so important. My lens in now nearly 8 years old and looks like a new, despite 50% mounted on NEX7 and now on a6500. a6500 v02 makes it's AF quick. For me covering easily 36-72mm FF zoom (happy with res 3000x2000 shots, if shooting conditions are good enough).

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