Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sony and the missing link

The missing link

Sony today finally gives its fans what they have been missing, not just the anticipated A6300, but more importantly the the FE 24-70 f/2.8 GM and the FE 70-200 f/2.8 GM along with an FE 85mm f/1.4 GM, fast portrait prime, plus a pair of teleconverters. I can hear the vacuum of peoples bank accounts already.

 Sony full frame owners will really get a boost to their system with these new lens additions, the Pro f/2.8 versions have been missing, also a real portrait lens. Sony still has a way to go to catch up with Nikon and Canon, but this will go a long way to help complete the lenses needed for the Sony mirrorless system.

 What I do see here is proof that the cameras  really are to small and I wouldn't be surprised to see them start to grow. The A7 series has already begun that with the Mk II versions. A lot of people bought in to this system because of its relatively small size, but physics has a way of catching up, f/2.8 lenses just cant be small, that's just physics. Also you will note that the 70-200 has OSS, I believe the sensor based 5 axis stabilization is insufficient to cover these focal lengths, so this lens is pretty much the same size as the Canon or Nikon equivalents.

Sony FE 24-70 f/2.8 GM  here
Sony FE 70-200 GM  OSS here
Sony FE 85 f/1.4 GM  here
DPReview a6300 here
DPReview lenses here 

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