UPDATED: Alpha lens poll analysis!

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10 days ago we launched the Alpha lens poll (the E-mount lens poll will start soon). We had 2681 unique voters (every IP-address has one vote only). Everyone had to choose a maximum of 5 lenses and we had a toal of 11,387 votes.
I have no contact to Sony so I hope Sony is reading our website to evaluate the results :)

So what are the conclusion we can take form the results?
1) To my surprise the most requested lens is the 70-200mm Zeiss. If we sum bot lenses (with 2.8 and the 4.0 aperture) we have a total of 1017 votes (not single voters). 38% of you wanted that lens!
2) The second most requested lens is the 24-105mm f/4 (Zeiss or G). If we sum that with the 24–120mm f/2.8 (probably the 2.8 is an impossible aperture for such a wide zoom range) we have a total of 839 votes (31%)
3) The most requested prime lens is the 35mm f/1.8 (for a low-cost alternative to the G). Combine that with the High-Quality 35mm f/1.4 (Zeiss) 788 votes of people looking for a 35mm (29%)
4) The 50mm f/1.0 SSM (Zeiss) has been voted 402 times (15%). If you combine that with other fast lenses (f/1.2 and f/1.4 and f/1.8) we have a total of 746votes (27%)
5) Both 85mm lenses (1.8 and 1.2) are very requested lenses with a total of 685 votes (25%)

In short, many of you are willing to pay a lot of money for High-Quality lenses like the 70-200mm, 24-105mm and three classic fast ZEISS primes like the 35mm, 50mm and 85mm lens.

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UPDATE:
I know some of you think that many lenses were redundant. I am not a POLL expert but when I studied Psychology one of the secret to have reliable polls was to repeat the same question in different forms to be sure the person answer is correct. That’s why I have choosen to give similar options. That prooves that the 70-200mm and the 24-105/120mm lenses are really wanted by our readers!
Also the unrealistic options do have a sense to see where people “tends” to vote. Of course there wll be never a 24-120mm f/2.8 lens but the fact that this lens has been voted prooves that wider zoom range lenses with very fast aperture are something that gets attention by the mass.
P.S.: Olympus made the 35-100mm f/2.0 Lens!…so fast zoom lenses are not impossible to make!
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Take a look at the final results:

Alpha Mount: Select a maximum of five lenses!

  • 24-105 f/4 (Zeiss or G) (21%, 554 Votes)
  • 70-200 f/4 (Zeiss or G) (19%, 520 Votes)
  • 35mm f/1.8 (for a low-cost alternative to the G) (19%, 507 Votes)
  • 70-200 Vario-Sonnar T* f/2.8 (Zeiss) (19%, 500 Votes)
  • 12-24mm f4.5 (Zeiss or G) (16%, 421 Votes)
  • 16-80 f/2.8 DT (15%, 406 Votes)
  • 50mm f/1.0 SSM (Zeiss) (15%, 402 Votes)
  • 85mm f/1.8 (15%, 399 Votes)
  • 14-24 F2.8 SSM (Zeiss or G) (14%, 377 Votes)
  • 24–120mm f/2.8 (Zeiss or G) (14%, 370 Votes)
  • 35mm f/1.4 (Zeiss) (13%, 354 Votes)
  • 85mm f/1.2 SSM (Zeiss) (13%, 344 Votes)
  • 200-400mm f/4 G SSM (12%, 334 Votes)
  • 100mm f/1.8 (Zeiss or G) MACRO (12%, 317 Votes)
  • 10-20mm (11%, 307 Votes)
  • 17-70 f/2.8 SSM DT (11%, 288 Votes)
  • 58mm f/1.4 [T/2.4] STF (10%, 281 Votes)
  • 85mm f/2.8 STF (10%, 278 Votes)
  • 50mm f/2.8 STF (10%, 266 Votes)
  • 400mm f/4.5 G SSM (9%, 249 Votes)
  • 24mm f/1.4 (9%, 247 Votes)
  • 400 f/2.8 SSM (9%, 244 Votes)
  • 50mm 1.4 with SSM (9%, 238 Votes)
  • 200mm Aposonnar T* f/2 (Zeiss) (8%, 216 Votes)
  • 135mm f/1.8 SSM (Zeiss) (8%, 214 Votes)
  • 300 f/4 SSM (8%, 202 Votes)
  • 24mm Tilt-shift f/4 (Zeiss) (7%, 197 Votes)
  • 28mm f/2 (7%, 196 Votes)
  • 14-28mm f/4 G SSM (7%, 190 Votes)
  • 16-50 f/2.8 DT (7%, 186 Votes)
  • 12mm f/2.8 (7%, 183 Votes)
  • 20-120 f/4 G SSM (7%, 176 Votes)
  • 200mm f/4 SSM G Macro (6%, 171 Votes)
  • 24mm f/2.0 (6%, 153 Votes)
  • 16mm f/1.8 (5%, 141 Votes)
  • 17mm Tilt-shift f/4 (Zeiss) (5%, 140 Votes)
  • 18-180 mm 2.8/5.6 SSM (5%, 140 Votes)
  • 135mm f/1.4 SSM (5%, 129 Votes)
  • 16-35 f/2.8 SSM (5%, 128 Votes)
  • 85mm f/1.4 (4%, 111 Votes)
  • 58mm f/1.2 (4%, 106 Votes)
  • 15mm Distagon T* 2.8/15 (Zeiss) (4%, 105 Votes)
  • 16-105 f/4.5-5.6 SSM DT (4%, 96 Votes)
  • 180mm f/4 SSM G Macro (4%, 95 Votes)
  • 16-80mm F3.5-5.6 (Zeiss) DT (3%, 85 Votes)
  • 35mm Tilt-shift f/2 (3%, 83 Votes)
  • 70-300mm (3%, 79 Votes)
  • 28-75/2.8 with SSM (3%, 77 Votes)
  • 24-240mm f/3.5-4.5 SSM DT (2%, 63 Votes)
  • 150mm f/4 SSM G Macro (2%, 61 Votes)
  • 50mm f/1.8 (2%, 61 Votes)
  • 50mm Tilt-shift f/1.2 SSM (2%, 60 Votes)
  • 24-70mm f/4 (2%, 52 Votes)
  • 90mm Tilt-shift f/2.8 (2%, 51 Votes)
  • 18mm f/4 (2%, 43 Votes)
  • 45mm Tilt-shift f/2.8 (Zeiss) (2%, 42 Votes)
  • 17-40mm (1%, 38 Votes)
  • 18-76mm f/2.8 - 3.5 DT (1%, 35 Votes)
  • 30mm f/2.8 macro (1%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,681

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