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p.4 #1 · p.4 #1 · Pre-order: Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens


And to add, rendering for one person can have a total different meaning than rendering for another person.


Jan 13, 2023 at 02:27 PM
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Good call, and even though I said it is subjective. Even the act of me listing some of the things that may come into play may be not the same thing others think of. The things that contribute to what 1 person thinks is pleasing rendering may be completely different from another personís idea.

chez wrote:
And to add, rendering for one person can have a total different meaning than rendering for another person.




Jan 13, 2023 at 02:35 PM
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p.4 #3 · p.4 #3 · Pre-order: Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens


Not sure why I have been glossing over this thread and reading it as "24-70" instead of what it is.

I was just recently thinking that I should get a zoom in this range but the whole 24, 28 starting point just doesn't interest me. Starting at 20 though and now my interest is piqued. I'll be keeping an eye on this one. I probably won't use it much because I really like primes but there are certain use cases where it can be useful to just have a nice zoom in this range.




Jan 13, 2023 at 03:23 PM
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p.4 #4 · p.4 #4 · Pre-order: Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens


"+ Similar size as the Sony 24-105mm f/4.
+ 72mm filter."

mojoh wrote:
"Rumored Sony 20-70mm f/4.0 specs:
- sharper than the first generation 24-70mm GM
- very little distortion
- Price 1.599 Euro
- Announcement on January 17"

Quoted, sonyalpharumors.com, 9th Jan.




Jan 16, 2023 at 03:33 PM
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TravelinBriNY wrote:
I have the 24-70/2.8 GM II - which is amazing - and the 35-150. I also have the 16-35. The 20-70 feels like a dream range, but I cannot figure out what lens it could actually replace.


Similar thoughts here. I've found mid-range is often but not always enough. Sometimes I wanted wider and sometimes longer. My solution, for me, for covering the "Holy Trinity" range without the expense and bulk of three f2.8 zooms was a wide, infrequently, and either the 18-135 in aps-c and 28-200 in ff. Because there's only so much one can do cropping.

This would cover the wide and mid-range but I'd still "need" something longer. I don't see this, for me, precluding a two lens kit. Although a casual, local, walk-around, I'd be fine with this range.

Seems like it deserves a nice 70-200/4 or similar. And with an A7Riv, not sure I wouldn't pair it with the 70-350?



Jan 16, 2023 at 04:40 PM
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https://www.dpreview.com/news/7828296488/sony-announces-fe-20-70mm-f4-g-standard-ultrawide-zoom-lens

https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Sony_FE_20-70mm_F4_G.jpeg

"The FE 20-70mm F4 G uses twin 'XD' linear motors, with Sony claiming its focus is 60% faster than the FE 24-70mm F4 ZA, whose focus is driven by a similar technology.

It offers a minimum focus distance of 0.25m (9.8") in manual focus mode, and delivers a maximum magnification of 0.39x, at the 70mm end of the zoom.

The lens weighs 488g (including the supplied hood), is 78.7mm (3.1") wide and 99mm (3.9"), extending to around 139mm (5.5") when fully zoomed-in. It has a 72mm front filter thread. As you might expect for a modern zoom that covers the ultra-wide range, it requires digital correction as part of its design.

The Sony FE 20-70mm F4 G will be available around the start of February at a recommended price of $1099."

SAR originally said it was going to be EUR 1699, so this price point sounds great for the size, weight and added aperture ring!



Jan 17, 2023 at 08:29 AM
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p.4 #7 · p.4 #7 · Pre-order: Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens


488g with the hood / 1100 USD (source : dpreview) EDIT : burned

For me it can be a great "one lens system" when I'm doing multiple day hikes and need to be as light as possible.
I used to hike with a 16-35 (f/2.8 until now) but often wished I could have something longer with me. I struggled to find the perfect combination to go with (Samyang 75mm f1.8 ? Sigma 90mm f/2.8 ? Tamron 70-300 ?)
At less than 500 grams this could be the one.



Jan 17, 2023 at 08:34 AM
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The actual price is certainly a lot more reasonable, and the weight isn't bad for such a wide-angle zoom. I hope the image quality is good--if so, this will make a nice walk around and hiking lens.


Jan 17, 2023 at 08:56 AM
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kevphoto wrote:
The actual price is certainly a lot more reasonable, and the weight isn't bad for such a wide-angle zoom. I hope the image quality is good--if so, this will make a nice walk around and hiking lens.


I'm personally very pleasantly surprised by what I'm seeing and reading from the 2-hour-before-launch-leaks.
The size and weight make this a good update/sidegrade from the 24-105 in my opinion, or for people just starting out on Sony.



Jan 17, 2023 at 08:59 AM
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p.4 #10 · p.4 #10 · Pre-order: Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens


Wow. Very impressed with the size and weight. Lighter than the Nikon 24-70 F4. Approximately the same size as my Sigma 28-75 F2.8.


Jan 17, 2023 at 09:03 AM
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p.4 #11 · p.4 #11 · Pre-order: Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens


This lens can be a nice hiking lens for pair with the CV15. I have too many lenses under 70mm: CV 12 (recently bought back), CV 15, CV 21, Sony 12-24 (recently bought back, maybe shouldn't have), Sony PF 16-35, Tamron 17-28 (for the IR camera), 24-70 GM II, Sony 28-60, CV 35 f1.2. I need to thin the herd!

Edited on Jan 17, 2023 at 09:25 AM · View previous versions



Jan 17, 2023 at 09:21 AM
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Depending on the IQ and UK price I might pick this up as my studio portrait workhorse and trade in my Sigma 24-70 Art. Iím usually at f8 anyway and use my primes when outdoors.


Jan 17, 2023 at 09:23 AM
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I could possibly sell the Tammy 28-75 as I feel it's kinda big this could be a nice travel. I like it starts at 20mm. Something to look at and my bet it has all the custom functions on the les. Tammy has nothing


Jan 17, 2023 at 09:29 AM
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GMPhotography wrote:
I could possibly sell the Tammy 28-75 as I feel it's kinda big this could be a nice travel. I like it starts at 20mm. Something to look at and my bet it has all the custom functions on the les. Tammy has nothing


From the image, it has a lot rings and buttons. I hate lenses that don't even have an AF/MF button (Tamron, Batis).



Jan 17, 2023 at 09:36 AM
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Douglas L wrote:
From the image, it has a lot rings and buttons. I hate lenses that don't even have an AF/MF button (Tamron, Batis).


Yea I want AF/MF on the lens. I bought the Tammy 28-75 for a job but thinking of selling it



Jan 17, 2023 at 09:40 AM
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Jan 17, 2023 at 10:02 AM
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The only negative I honestly see if how far the lens extends. I wouldn't want to have that going on in a crowd


Jan 17, 2023 at 10:07 AM
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Alan Parker wrote:



In the video he said Sony announced the development of a 300 mm f2.8? Not a lens that interests me but I know some sports shooters really want it.



Jan 17, 2023 at 10:15 AM
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p.4 #19 · p.4 #19 · Pre-order: Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens


I sold my Sigma 28-70mm 2.8 a few days ago in anticipation of this lens.

GMPhotography wrote:
I could possibly sell the Tammy 28-75 as I feel it's kinda big this could be a nice travel. I like it starts at 20mm. Something to look at and my bet it has all the custom functions on the les. Tammy has nothing



Edited on Jan 17, 2023 at 10:30 AM · View previous versions



Jan 17, 2023 at 10:24 AM
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p.4 #20 · p.4 #20 · Pre-order: Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens


If I didn't already have the 20G and 24-105G I'd be interested. It's a decent range and weight for me.


Jan 17, 2023 at 10:24 AM
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