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What long e-mount lens are you interested in?
APO + AF option: Batis 200 2.8 APO
APO + MF option: Lanthar 180 4 renewal
Come on Sony, finally remake that Minolta 200 2.8 G HS
I need a longer macro and the Minolta 200 4 is too rare: A long macro lens
Where is my bokeh monster for portraits? 200 2 G/GM, please
The classic fast option, please: a 2.3kg 300 2.8 G
A light-weight 400 4 a la Canon DO II that works with TC's for wildlife
Show me the light: Sony 400 2.8 G
Small lenses are for pussies: Gimme a 500/600 4
I'll stick with alt glass, thanks.

What long lenses would you want for e-mount?
  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


Supposedly Sony is going to announce a long (400 f 2.8 or f4) prime sooner or later, but my current search for the holy grail of a long (long here meaning longer than 135mm) prime that has it all (APO performance, comparatively short MFD, nice sunstars, compact size/weight) and doesn't cost as much as the damn APO Elmarit 180 has led me to this question:

I was curious what type of long e-mount lenses FM'ers would be interested in? I know interest doesn't automatically mean purchase decision, so let's just say, your answer should be based on your photographic needs/interests.

Again, "long" here means 180/200mm and above, as we already have the Batis 135 2.8, the faster Sony prime is probably going to be announced soon, and plenty of 135 1.8/2 primes can be adapted.

I didn't include a native long zoom, since the LA-EA3 allows for the use of the Tammy 150-600 and we already have the 70-300 and 100-400 available in e-mount.

Those of you who don't need long glass, feel free to ignore this poll.

Happy voting .



Sep 23, 2017 at 03:49 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


In retrospect, it might have been a add "I need multiple lenses" option, considering the amount of GAS around here .


Sep 23, 2017 at 05:36 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


Sony is going to focus on lenses that the pros want to use with an A9 - 200/2, 300/2.8, 400/2.8, 500/4, etc.

A light weight 300 or 400mm likely is way down the queue.

It would be nice if Zeiss came out with 135/4 Lox and Cosina came out with a 180/4 APO or 280/4 APO native FE mount.



Sep 23, 2017 at 05:41 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


I would get the 100-400 and probably call it a day.


Sep 23, 2017 at 06:07 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


I would get the 100-400 and probably call it a day.


Sep 23, 2017 at 06:07 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


jhinkey wrote:
Sony is going to focus on lenses that the pros want to use with an A9 - 200/2, 300/2.8, 400/2.8, 500/4, etc.

A light weight 300 or 400mm likely is way down the queue.

It would be nice if Zeiss came out with 135/4 Lox and Cosina came out with a 180/4 APO or 280/4 APO native FE mount.


I agree. Arguably, Sony should have had at least one or two of those fast lenses ready by the time they launched the a9.

I was just curious what kind of long lenses FM'ers were primarily interested in/wanted for their own use.



Sep 23, 2017 at 06:14 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


400/4 for me, great speed/size/focal length compromise for wildlife. it's gotta cost less than the contax N 400/4 APO though, otherwise i'd rather have the zeiss colors and decent manual focus.

side note, does anyone actually need good sunstars for super telephoto?




Sep 23, 2017 at 07:43 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


sebboh wrote:
400/4 for me, great speed/size/focal length compromise for wildlife. it's gotta cost less than the contax N 400/4 APO though, otherwise i'd rather have the zeiss colors and decent manual focus.

side note, does anyone actually need good sunstars for super telephoto?



I don't need them in a super telephoto for wildlife, but for cityscape close ups at night, I would like to have a 180/200mm prime that offers nice sunstars.



Sep 23, 2017 at 08:02 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


Still adapting the EOS 400DOii and TCs to the a9.
So I'd love to see Sony issue a 400/4.
But as proven by Geoff on another thread the Sony will have to perform miracles to
get near the weight of the 400DOii unless they've suddenly embraced diffractive technology
and there is no evidence of that so far as I know.
Still they won the weight war with the FE100400GM so I'm not counting them out.

Many believe the 400/2.8 will be the first. I think there are thousands more amateur hobbyist out there then high paid sports photographers and the return on investment for Sony will be supply the hobbyist versus the big professionals.

Having used the FE100400GM now for almost a month I'd have to think that whichever 400 comes out it will take both TCs like a dream.



Sep 23, 2017 at 08:32 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


While I've not voted I would think a 100-400 canon L2 clone would suit . Anything 400 would be 5.6 remembering the Sony premium over canon pricing, just imagine how much a Sony 400 f4 would be.
Batis 300 f4may be tempted, 300f2.8 Sony or Zeiss would be a beast, but a kidney harvest would be required. Regards




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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


carrg1954 wrote:
While I've not voted I would think a 100-400 canon L2 clone would suit . Anything 400 would be 5.6 remembering the Sony premium over canon pricing, just imagine how much a Sony 400 f4 would be.
Batis 300 f4may be tempted, 300f2.8 Sony or Zeiss would be a beast, but a kidney harvest would be required. Regards



Well, arguably that 100-400 clone is already available in form of the 100-400 GM.

As for the 300 2.8, the newest version (G2) of the a-mount 300 2.8 is about the same weight as the most recent variant of Canon 300 2.8. Both are considerably lighter than Nikon's 300 2.8 VRII (which is admittedly older than its Sony and Canon counterparts). If Sony were to make an e-mount version, I doubt it would be heavier.



Sep 23, 2017 at 10:21 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


Wasn't there a rumor floating about that the Sony FE 400/4 would be around $4500 ??


Sep 23, 2017 at 10:41 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


MedicineMan404 wrote:
Wasn't there a rumor floating about that the Sony FE 400/4 would be around $4500 ??


First time I heard of that rumor. 4,500 bucks sounds way too low, though. Even though it's been around for a while, the DO II still costs what, 7000 USD.



Sep 23, 2017 at 11:03 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


The old Minolta 200/4 tele macro was labeled "APO", so I would like a Sony APO 200/4 Macro G, that is really apochromatic. Then they would be three:

Voigtländer 65/2
Zeiss Batis 135/2.8
Sony APO 200/4 Macro G

And two of them would be AF, and then there's the native apochromatic wide angle...



Sep 23, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


Something similar to Nikon 300/4 PF (PF is similar to Canon DO, not purple fringing ) would be very tempting to me.


Sep 23, 2017 at 02:42 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


In some cases, it is not a bad idea of a lens manufacturer, Sony or otherwise, to produce a lens that they know upfront it won't sell many but to just show their prowess. I am not betting but I incline to think that Sony will introduce a 400mm f/2.8 lens. Again, probably that's what they will if it is coming down to the first long tele lens. That FL happens to be the most used for sport events and the Olympic games are coming up and they need to show that they are capable of doing so and they need to be taken seriously as a contender in the pro sport business.

As an amateur and wildlife lover, I wish they would just convert the A-mount 500mm f/4 that's readily available into an E-mount. Either or, I am shuddering at their prices.... Even that A-mount lens is $12K while that of Canon is around $8-9K new. The E-mount version could be priced at least at $12K, maybe even more than that .



Sep 23, 2017 at 03:10 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


I'm pretty well set with long glass. I'm happy with my 70-200 2.8 GM and 70-400 G II with adapter. Someday I'll upgrade to the 100-400 GM and sell the 70-400 G II. I love the 135mm 1.8 a-mount. But, I'm waiting to see what Sony comes out with in that focal length.


Sep 23, 2017 at 06:19 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


Sony wants to grow their pro custmer base. They already learnt from their initial F4 release no matter how well the sensor processes low light, pros want their F2.8s and now Sony offers Emounts 16-35/2.8, 24-70/2.8 and 70-200/2.8 along side their F4 lenses. The 70-200/2.8 with the 400/2.8 is the minumum for a classic pro sports kit and along with the A9 means just getting their foot in the door so-to-speak. I would be very surprised if Sony comes with a 400/f4. IMO the ever growing in popularity, GM 100-400 w/without the TC serves the enthusisat market very well, maybe even better than expected. Time to "Release the Kracken" the 400 F2.8 !




Sep 23, 2017 at 07:27 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


They should release 2 lenses simultaneosly right now. A 400 2.8 and a 400 4. The 400 f4 should be a DO like lens. Very light. The 2.8 can weigh a ton and satisfy the sidelines shooterz.

LBJ2 wrote:
Sony wants to grow their pro custmer base. They already learnt from their initial F4 release no matter how well the sensor processes low light, pros want their F2.8s and now Sony offers Emounts 16-35/2.8, 24-70/2.8 and 70-200/2.8 along side their F4 lenses. The 70-200/2.8 with the 400/2.8 is the minumum for a classic pro sports kit and along with the A9 means just getting their foot in the door so-to-speak. I would be very surprised if Sony comes with a 400/f4. IMO the ever growing in popularity, GM 100-400 w/without the TC serves the enthusisat market very well, maybe
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Sep 23, 2017 at 07:44 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · What long lenses would you want for e-mount?


150-300/2.8 or 200-400/4.0
both with built-in x1.4 extender




Sep 23, 2017 at 08:01 PM
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