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Sony Mirrorless Cameras

Just a place to discuss all things Sony Mirrorless.
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rebel_rfd wrote: Just a place to discuss all things Sony Mirrorless.
Ok let me start. What all around lens would you buy for a walk around? Landscape, buildings, portrait, and a half decent zoom with out any image loss as I am thinking of buying something within my budget of 700.00 to 900.00. I have the A6000
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Ramzkh wrote: Ok let me start. What all around lens would you buy for a walk around? Landscape, buildings, portrait, and a half decent zoom with out any image loss as I am thinking of buying something within my budget of 700.00 to 900.00. Thanks
I'll be getting a 55mm 1.8 for this very purpose. Not a zoom, but I intend to shoot all primes anyways.
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if you don't mind prime lenses, sony 35mm f1.8. For zoom though, you'll have to find something else.
night and landscape go for rokinon 12mm f2 or sigma 16mm 1.4
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Now waiting for DJI Ronin-S to be in stock.

Btw for those new to getting A7/A9, get the 128gb or more SD card. I cheaped out by getting 64gb cards and they fill up too quickly with video/burst mode.
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chinaboy1021 wrote: Now waiting for DJI Ronin-S to be in stock.

Btw for those new to getting A7/A9, get the 128gb or more SD card. I cheaped out by getting 64gb cards and they fill up too quickly with video/burst mode.
Pretty sure Vistek has them and just sitting.

Henry's has yet to get them.

I'm still waiting on my order from Adorama. They did shave off a $100 for me due to the wait.
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Merging may be a good idea but is funny, no one used that thread in a long time.
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Anyone on here have the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN for E-mount? I have one, and bought the hood for it, but the hood expects some kind of bayonet mount attachment and the lens has none. I'm wondering if my lens (which I bought second-hand) is missing a part or something.
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JHW wrote: Anyone on here have the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN for E-mount? I have one, and bought the hood for it, but the hood expects some kind of bayonet mount attachment and the lens has none. I'm wondering if my lens (which I bought second-hand) is missing a part or something.
I have it and I bought it new. It doesn't have any kind of bayonet mount, it is screw mount.
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Gin Martini wrote: I have it and I bought it new. It doesn't have any kind of bayonet mount, it is screw mount.
Thanks. I heard back from Sigma headquarters that there are two versions of this lens -- the 30mm f/2.8 EX DN and the 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Art, and the Art has a bayonet hood mount while the non-Art does not.

Hopefully I can return the hood! (it was pricey). The front element seems very close to the front of the lens, so it'd likely benefit from use of a hood.
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JHW wrote: Thanks. I heard back from Sigma headquarters that there are two versions of this lens -- the 30mm f/2.8 EX DN and the 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Art, and the Art has a bayonet hood mount while the non-Art does not.

Hopefully I can return the hood! (it was pricey). The front element seems very close to the front of the lens, so it'd likely benefit from use of a hood.
Yea, they dropped the EX in the naming for the revision. You can see on the picture of the 30mm F2.8 DN that it has a bayonet system for the hood.
I bought a vent hood for mine from Fotodiox. Lens cover still work with it and it doesn't show vignetting.
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^ I'll likely do the same. Thanks for the tip.
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i have the a5000 with kit and am debating if I should get the rokinon 12mm. Mainly shooting landscape and architecture.
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^ Rent one for a few days and see if you like it. I tried out a 14mm for a few days and found it a lot less useful / interesting than I had thought. 16mm is a sweet spot for me.
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xXKEIXx wrote: i have the a5000 with kit and am debating if I should get the rokinon 12mm. Mainly shooting landscape and architecture.
You're going to have to deal with distortion in post. Unless you like that effect.

What you'll lose after cropping in post will put you back up to 16mm.

12 is better for astro. Tilt Shift is the best for architecture. Landscapes work better with 16-24 and 130-200.
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where do you rent lenses? I want to try 25mm batis, 85mm 1.8, 100-400mm F4.5
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chinaboy1021 wrote: where do you rent lenses? I want to try 25mm batis, 85mm 1.8, 100-400mm F4.5
Just buy them used, and see if you like them. If not, re-sell them. If you lose any money by re-selling, it should be equivalent or less than renting the lens.

I once bought a lens for whale watching. Sold the lens after I came back from vacation. Made $50 by re-selling it.
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batis and g-master are not exactly lenses you can easily find at rentals or even buy secondhand
maybe try a camera store
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