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Fred Miranda wrote:
I'm getting a few PMs asking about my personal interest on the new Batis 135/2.8 in comparison to other 135mm alternatives and here is my take on it:
The Sony 135/1.8 "AF" is a shame. Sony should update the LA-EA4 and make it work at least like the Sigma MC-11. However, along with the new Sigma 135/1.8, imo, they are way too heavy with adapters for the A7 series. There are also two terrific 135/2 MF lenses available (Zeiss APO and Sammy) but I really rely on AF for portraits.
I'm using the in-camera crop (1.5x) with my 85/1.4 GM and...Show more →
Fred, that makes sense. I venture to guess that the main reason for Sony not to do it because of the dated AF motor/system of the lens itself. I had that lens for a few years. Optically, it is awesome, well, it has some LoCA issues but it can be fixed and for portraits, it doesn't matter much, if any. Sony has to tweak the optics a bit to reduce the LoCA issue, and more importantly put in a new AF motor/system and the new Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM is born and ready for prime time! As far as I am concerned, Sony can leave the optics just the way they are but a new, noiseless and more efficient AF motor/system is a must, however and make the whole package lighter, please!