picked up a 24-70 f4 AND a 70-400 GII (couldn't help myself). If I get a 35, which I will, eventually, I'll have the set.
So far (after two hours) I'm very impressed with both. Had to micro adjust the 70-400 on both my a7 and a7r. Now it's spot on with both cameras. Nothing but indoor tests but so far the 24-70 seems to have that Zeiss thing going on, and I like it.
Also here is a video, in Japanese, showing the FE 70-200 f4 OSS on an A7. About a third of the way in.
How much separation can one get at 70mm f4 for head and shoulder portraits?B&H has 24-70 f4 in stock:
How much separation can one get at 70mm f4 for head and shoulder portraits?
It's honking big alright, although not as heavy as it looks. Focus is great after a minor lens calibration.Actually, the 70-200 f4 OSS didn't look as honking big as I expected it to be!
Congrats on the new lenses Gordon! Now, let's see some photos!
No, it was a fleeting thought. I've never been much of a zoom shooter and getting into a system when it's strength (at least at the focal lengths I like to shoot) is a zoom just isn't gonna happen. Give me a good 24 and/or 28 and a more refined second generation body and I'll take another look. For now, I'm thinking more and more about just going back to Fuji. Their prime lens selection has really developed and their bodies are getting really good, not that I ever had any problems with the X-Pro or XE1. The 23 f1.4 gives me one stop more light and the same DOF as the 35 f2.0 on the RX1. The one stop more light almost exactly makes up for the one stop better sensor in the RX1. The 18 f2.0 has the same relationship with the Nikon 28 f2.8 I've been using. And the 56 f1.2 has the same relationship with the 85 f1.8 I played around with on the Df. And I'm getting righteously sick of the dust and sensor cleaning issues with the Df.Oh oh ... perhaps back with Sony so soon?
Has anyone heard any more confirmation of this rumor?
I don't know about anybody else, but this would be a potentially game changing development for me to have a 16-35mm f/4 and a 35mm f/1.4 become available for FE mount in the near future.