May 3 2013 - Photo Jottings

May 3 2013


New Zeiss and Sigma for Sony NEX lenses Soon available.

Sigma announces a 60mm F/2.8 prime for Sony NEX and MFT users.  Equivalents in 135 film format are: Sony 90mm, and MFT 120mm.  I’m thinking portrait and low light sports use, or maybe landscape pans.  The price is great—$239, let’s hope the optical quality is too.  Of course I’ll be reviewing this lens as soon as I can get one.

Zeiss has two lenses for Sony NEX and Fuji X users, a 12mm (18mm equiv) and 32mm (48mm equiv) and offer full AF.  Sony licensees their AF protocol to Zeiss, so it should focus just as a factory made Sony NEX lens, I’m not sure about Fuji.  Both are made of plastic for reduced cost and portability according to Zeiss, and are about the same size or slightly larger than the Zeiss 24/1.8 reviewed here.  I’ll probably be reviewing both of these lenses this summer.  Availability is expected around mid-June. Prices are $1250 for the 12mm, and $900 for the 32mm, plus $45 extra for the hoods supposed to be included.

Get $250 off the NEX-7, now $948.

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