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What Batis lens do you want next?
2.8 but wider: 12mm, 14mm, or 16mm
2/21
2/28 or 2/30
1.8/35 or 2/35
1.8 or 2 between 40mm-45mm
1.6, 1.8, or 2 between 50mm-58mm
1.8/70
2/100 or 2/105
2.8 between 150mm-170mm
2.8/200
Wide angle macro (ie, 2.8/35, etc.)
Standard Macro (ie, 2.8/50 or 2.8/70)
Telephoto Macro (ie, 2.8/100, 3.5/100, or even 3.5/180)
A short range zoom lens (ie, 2/35-50, 2/24-35, 2.8/80-120)
Something else, see the comments...

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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · What Batis lens do you want next?


I want a Contax/Yashica 2 35mm with 10 blades and Loxia coatings. It can also be a 2.8.


Sep 27, 2017 at 04:12 AM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · What Batis lens do you want next?


Wow!! I am really surprised that so many or you are still Jonesing for yet another 35mm lens. It seems like between the Loxia 35mm, the 2.8 and the other offerings including 35mm of 24-70GM that there should already be something for everybody.

Well? What do I know! At least you aren't asking for another 85mm lens



Sep 27, 2017 at 03:10 PM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · What Batis lens do you want next?


Hey Fred,
Any word on that image resizing issue (quoted below)? I just posted an image in the people forum and it did it again. This time I uploaded directly through the website as opposed to linking through Flickr

Jonathan Brady wrote:
Here ya go Fred. Here's a screenshot of an image I posted the other day. The original at full resolution is on top of the forum version. I uploaded that original to Flickr, selected it at "original size" and then posted it as a link in my post. As you can see, the forum increased the size quite a bit for some reason. Perhaps it's my monitor causing it be stretched out as it's a 2560 x 1440 monitor...?




Sep 27, 2017 at 05:56 PM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · What Batis lens do you want next?


billsnature wrote:
Wow!! I am really surprised that so many or you are still Jonesing for yet another 35mm lens. It seems like between the Loxia 35mm, the 2.8 and the other offerings including 35mm of 24-70GM that there should already be something for everybody.

Well? What do I know! At least you aren't asking for another 85mm lens


there is a reason the 35/2 summicron was so popular for leica m cameras. nobodies managed to hit that sweet spot yet.

i still wouldn't mind 85/2 sonnar classic in loxia form. the 85/2.4 is too slow and perfect for me and the batis is too big and perfect for me...



Sep 27, 2017 at 06:48 PM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · What Batis lens do you want next?


'I am really surprised that so many or you are still Jonesing for yet another 35mm lens.'

The reason is that all the offerings are niche lenses in some form or another. You had to buy a camera to get the overall best one, which happened to be a 35/2; there is a tiny made down to a size one; there is one that was ported from ZM; and there is a lovely but large and fast one, and f1.4 35s are not widely regarded as versatile. Otherwise, it's legacy CV and Zeiss and Leica.

It's also mindset. Sony FE users all came from somewhere recently, most of them are looking for top quality lenses or the ability to use such lenses from other systems. Whereas a Canon user might look at the EOS offerings as a 'comprehensive lens range' some here are going to see mid 1990s primes in FLs that have moved on. We have four great 85mm lenses, but still some people are not happy, as you see above. ;-) Perfectly understandable too.



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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · What Batis lens do you want next?


For me, the biggest issues with the 35/1.4 are size/weight, softness wide open, and the aberrations. The biggest issue with the 35/2.8 is that 2.8 at 35mm doesn't provide quite the isolation ability for the framing I want. Theoretically, these would all be fixed by a Zeiss Batis 2/35 or even better, a 1.8/35.


Sep 27, 2017 at 09:48 PM
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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · What Batis lens do you want next?


35/2 no question. Many people will buy that lens if they can keep it sub $1000.
35/1.8 will be $1200 unfortunately.



Sep 27, 2017 at 09:54 PM
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p.3 #8 · p.3 #8 · What Batis lens do you want next?


Jonathan Brady wrote:
For me, the biggest issues with the 35/1.4 are size/weight, softness wide open, and the aberrations.


agree about the size (it's ridiculous), i don't think softness wide open and aberrations are much of a problem though (at least for either of the copies i've used).



Sep 27, 2017 at 10:11 PM
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p.3 #9 · p.3 #9 · What Batis lens do you want next?


I'd actually want 3 different focal lengths.

I'd want either a 14mm, 15mm, or 16mm. I find the batis 18 not wide enough at times, and I have to tilt the camera up a bit to fit the image into the photo i take. At the end of the day, if zeiss decides to make a loxia 15mm, or batis, i don't care, I'd buy it, if the image quality was similar to other batis lenses, or loxia 21 like quality.

I'd ideally like something closer to 28-30mm range, although 35mm would be ok too. I just bought a used copy of the batis 25 tonight, even though i know its a bit too wide for my style of shooting. I bought it to replace the fe28. I just like the overall quality that batis lenses produce, so I'm willing to crop a bit for now.

I'd also like a macro in the range 100mm range, and preferably some like an f2.8. If this lens were to ever be produced. I'd buy in a heartbeat to replace both my batis 85, and fe 90 macro. It would be my replacement for both lenses.



Sep 28, 2017 at 06:07 AM
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