T/S ... getting it straight
Well, I decided that waiting any longer just seems imprudent, so I made the move to acquire a 35mm f/2.8 T&S (<- Click on link) lens for my Full Frame camera.
Using this particular lens on an APS-C sensor is self-defeating, because of the cropping factor ... effectively multiplying the 35mm focal length by 1.5x and cropping it to 52mm. It screws up the overall performance of such a lens and the results are less than what is probably desired.
Having the α850 Full Frame eliminates this problem entirely, restoring the design back to what it would deliver on a film body, and is one of the less discussed aspects of going to the "big boy" DSLR for a wider range of imaging.
Anyway ... once it shows up, the fun begins anew. Cross another lens off the "wish-list."
Where did you get that idea?
Originally Posted by BobJohnson
Nah ... I rarely sell anything. I have been known to loan from my inventory, but to sell it seems ... I am sorry, the words escape me. I have a decent enough gear balance going for my time at school, where almost ANY situation might crop up, so I am not going to screw around with it. Paring it down seems ... unwise.
The purchase of the T/S lens is just another aspect to my photography that could use some exploration and attention. I have not had the capability, before, except with using the distort capability in Photoshop. While that is easily a solution for many situations, having the real thing, on-site, offers a capability I do not enjoy with any other lens I have.
The migration to Canon and Nikon continues ... apparently seeking video, as SONY throws fits deciding when and where they are taking the initiative. PMA should have really been a place to have a releasable unit available ... and the Anaheim, CA stores should have, at the very least, had an initial build ready for sale (to wick the palate of current SONY users). The "marketing schedule" that SONY has been employing defies any real logic (as the interest has been there since last summer) and is probably costing many times what it should by avoiding the show's real impact and audience.
I can only shrug in disgust. Yes, it may come, in the Spring ... but, business-wise, there is a lot of time between now and then to lose more of the market to another manufacturer. SONY does need a wickedly good lens at a reduced price to draw some attention. The CZ 24mm f/2 T* could be just such an opportunity. Take the hit and draw the crowd.
I am not going to make any serious changes with my system ... because awaiting video is not my bag. Others say their ambitions are different and I have to MAKE.BELIEVE them. Maybe SONY should, too.
Anyway, Bob ... my boat is still afloat, loaded with SONY-capable goodies. It can be a Titanic struggle, some days.