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  1. #1
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    It's Official: New Sony Lenses PMA 2009



     (1)Super Telephoto Lens
     (2)DT 50mm F1.8
     (3)DT 30mm F2.8 Macro
     (4)DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
     (5)DT 55-200mm F4-5.6
     (6)28-75mm F2.8
    Source: http://www.sony.co.jp/SonyInfo/News/...031/index.html

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    DT 50 F/1.8, uhhh. Why? 50mm on APS-C Makes for a nice portrait, but on FF, can also be used as a standard normal lens. Whatever, already got me a 50mm F/1.4.
    DT 30mm F/2.8 MACRO? Huh? You really want to be 1" away from your subject? 50mm F/2.8 macro wasn't good enough?
    DT 18-55, kit replacement?
    DT 55-200mm? You already has one sony...
    28-75mm? Tamron rebadge most likely.

    So, no high end or even nice lenses?

    Oh yeah, super telephoto, looks pretty, super. BUT It's SILVER (excuse me, platinum) with an α red/orange band.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13580_3-10186271-39.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
    DT 50 F/1.8, uhhh. Why? 50mm on APS-C Makes for a nice portrait, but on FF, can also be used as a standard normal lens. Whatever, already got me a 50mm F/1.4.
    update to an exceptional cheap lens. great move as long as it remains real cheap.
    DT 30mm F/2.8 MACRO? Huh? You really want to be 1" away from your subject? 50mm F/2.8 macro wasn't good enough?
    this is a bit strange, i agree. in fact kinda pointless.

    DT 18-55, kit replacement?
    long overdue to repalce the worst kit lens ever put on the planet.

    DT 55-200mm? .
    to compete with CaNikon's versions which leave the current sony's for dead. this is a good move where they can go like-to like with the canikon dual lens packages with decent, (supposedley), glass.

    28-75mm? Tamron rebadge most likely.
    nice looking lens, nice focal range. a cheap 2.8 lens looks good to me. should be much better than the tamron alternatives if they put proper AF on it.

    all in all, looks to be a solid move. nothing special, but apart from the 30/2.8 macro, stuff that needed to be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    update to an exceptional cheap lens. great move as long as it remains real cheap.
    Amen to that!


    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    long overdue to repalce the worst kit lens ever put on the planet.
    Is our kit that bad? lol.... I thought all the reviews praised it for being better than the competition and longer (though obviously still kit crap quality)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    to compete with CaNikon's versions which leave the current sony's for dead. this is a good move where they can go like-to like with the canikon dual lens packages with decent, (supposedley), glass.

    I guess, not something I would buy though....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    nice looking lens, nice focal range. a cheap 2.8 lens looks good to me. should be much better than the tamron alternatives if they put proper AF on it.
    I don't know how cheap this will be. I guess ~$450ish about the same as the Tamron 17-50mm. I suppose they are looking for a budget fast FF lens.

    As for the new kit. New Kit = New Cameras

    Too bad nikon isn't coming out with anything at PMA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
    Is our kit that bad? lol.... I thought all the reviews praised it for being better than the competition and longer (though obviously still kit crap quality)
    the canikon kit lens' are actually optically bordering on excellent.

    Too bad nikon isn't coming out with anything at PMA.
    nothign for me here really. the only expected update is to the d60.
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    Nothing here for me except maybe the tele.

    That publicity photo was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. The Sony ORANGE (oops Cinnamon) has come out RED. Ahh! I knew there was a good reason not to get a Canon.

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    I wish they would make a good manual only lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by SONYNUT View Post
    I wish they would make a good manual only lens
    what on EARTH for ?
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    1)Super Telephoto Lens
    -Can't really say anything until I know more.

    2)DT 50mm F1.8
    -Maybe I'm being a fanboi, but I think this is a good idea. The gap needed to be filled, and if people are going to buy a FF, they will buy a 1.4. The flaw in this thinking is that many people buy FF glass for their crop sensor cameras in preperation to upgrade later. What will make it a good idea is if it is CHEAP. Like the Canon.
    3)DT 30mm F2.8 Macro
    -I think a 30mm DT is a good idea, like the Nikon, but why so slow? This had better be really cheap too. The macro is probably because they put the thing together, and it happened to have a good minimum focusing distance, so the marketing guys said "It's a MACRO, paint it on the side!"
    4)DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
    -Yeah. Not much to say here. The thing is that the Canon and Nikon kit lenses were pretty poor, but not as bad as the KM 18-70mm. But when they put VR/IS on them, they bumped up the optics. In all my reading, people think they are great. The build quality is crap, they are slow, and the front element turns, but optically, the current CaNikon kits are great. Sony really needs this.
    5)DT 55-200mm F4-5.6
    - Similar statement to above, except the reviews on this give it higher marks. The current isn't a TERRIBLE lens, so I hope this one is good. The DT ~50-200 (Canon goes to 250) is a great idea. It is cheap for the DT people, but it's really nice because of the size and lower starting length than the typically better quality 75-300 lenses.
    6)28-75mm F2.8
    - This one gets my huh? Or WTF? If it is a rebadge of the Tamron, then its the same as the 28-75 D (not G) that KM used to sell, which certainly was a rebadge of the Tamron. Why they would drop it and bring it back I don't know. I was under the impression they were getting away from Tamron. Might be a nice lens, and apparently we don't know a price tag yet.

    The problem here (and to an extent with Nikon) is you still pretty much have a choice between kit lens level glass, and pro level glass. Canon offers a series of f/4 L-quality glass. In addition, they have the 17-55 f/2.8 and 10-22 that are both not marked L because they are EF-S only, but are (in most reviews) close to L quality. Thats part of the reason I was so excited to see the rumored 16-55 f/2.8 and 24-105 f/4 G.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SONYNUT View Post
    I wish they would make a good manual only lens
    That would be the 135mm STF. Any other lens, you can MF yourself....
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    Thumbs up Good choice all around

    Yo, Frank,

    Looks like that decision for the TAMRON SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) was the way to go ..

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    even SONY "adopted" that very lens into their permanent line-up.

    Oh, to be vindicated. Yes!

    BTW: Uh, who wanted that 30mm MACRO? That's novel, to say the least I would have thought a good 14mm f/2.8 rectilinear would have been more useful ... and not to overlook, a lot more expensive. Covering the 600mm long and the UWA short would have been awesome.

    That 600mm or 400mm (wish I knew the size of that first element) "control panel" lens and 42mm drop-in filter ... should be an investment, all by itself. That definitely should come under a "rent-to-own" contract.
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