Javier: “Let down by Sony. I am a so-called “expert amateur”, with a long history of enjoying photography and high-quality lenses and bodies from both Nikon and Canon.
Earlier in 2010 I decided to switch to Sony’s mirrorless system. I sold all my Canon stuff (EOS 5D Mk II, 24-70/2.8L, 70-200/2.8L, 17-40/4L), and got myself a NEX-7 which I loved.
I assumed some tradeoffs and limitations would need to be made: autofocus was poor, depth of field is not that of a FF lens; the lenses lineup was very immature at that time; I’d have to wait for Sony to release quality lenses; little or no large aperture zoom lenses .. all in exchange for a seriously compact form factor.
I moved from the NEX-7 to the A6000 and got myself both Sony Zeiss 16-70/4 and 10-18/4. Both are expensive and not-so-fast lenses, but in line with the tradeoffs I have assumed: good image quality, reduced size and weight.
But this is where my love story with Sony mirrorless system ends. I’ve been waiting ever since for a good telezoom to be added to the lineup. There are some good, fast primes, both from Sony, Zeiss and Sigma, which makes a reasonable line up for APS-C users, but where is the quality APS-C 70-200/4??
Ever since 2012, Sony has dumped the APS-C format, leaving a huge gap in the lineup for all of us who look for quality lenses, and made a bet for this system. I’ve bought and returned both SEL 70-200/4 and SEL 70-300/4, both FE lenses meaning … bulky and heavy. That’s not what I signed up for, and I really feel let down by Sony.
I understand that Sony’s bet with the e-mount system today is going FE, and I honestly believe they are doing a heck of a job there, with a mix of amateur and professional grade lenses, but they are missing a point in the APS-C segment.
They now have a great new body (the A6300), a fine lineup of prime and zoom lenses, and an army of followers committed to the APS-C segment, but the lack of this high-end APS-C telezoom gap leaves APS-C lineup seriously lamed for expert amateurs.
I hope Sony revisits this situation and fills this quality telezoom gap. Not only they are in debt with all of us who made the bet to move into the NEX/mirrorless system, it would round up the whole APS-C line up, and I’m sure it would be a top seller; there are plenty of us waiting for such a lens to complete our bags!“
Hi All, I have Sony A7Siifrom the last one month and have couple of concerns. Earlier I have been using 5d miii for my video and now have started using a7sii My Concerns are 1. I have been using picture profile PP4, PP7 (pretty much flat profile) but struggling in doing color correction/grading in […]
Hi, I'm willing to buy the Samyang 85mm F1.4 since I've read it's a wonderful lens, the only doubt I have about it is if I'll be able to easily and correctly focus my subject without AF. I know I'll get used to it after some time but I'd like to know if the camera […]
I recently sold majority of my Canon gear to switch over to Sony mirrorless system with a lots of vintage Minolta lens, kept some of my Canon lens.I am looking for a carry bag that is lightweight enough for me to carry my a7ii along with my flash and few lenses.I am looking for messenger […]
Hello all, I just bought my new A6000 and I've noticed some out of focus shots so I tried to make some tests. Can you please tell me if this is normal behavior or I'm doing something wrong. Test was done with camera on tripod. I've made 3 shots at f2. 1. Manual focus - […]
Is there a way to change picture profile to slog aka PP7 in the A7r / ILCE-7r ?
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