Although kit zooms are a good way to begin your photography journey due to their versatile focal range, it doesn’t take long to grow frustrated with their inferior optics and slow aperture range. A good companion for the kit zoom is the prime lens: not only do they provide better optical quality and a faster […]
As of today, there are three standard autofocus primes for the Sony E-mount APS-C system with an approximate 50mm field of view*: the Sony E 35mm f/1.8 OSS, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary and Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN Art. The popularity of the a5000 and a6000/a6300/a6500 series coupled with the affordability and suitability of […]
Earlier this year, Voigtlander announced its very first set of native E-mount primes with electronic contacts: the 10mm f/5.6 Hyper Wide Heliar, 12mm f/5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar, and 15mm f/4.5 Super Wide Heliar. While the 10mm is a brand new lens and claims the title of the widest rectilinear lens in existence, the 12mm and 15mm […]
Most photographers want a fast, standard prime lens in their collection, but what do you do when there are no fewer than seven to choose between? This is the very situation in which Sony full-frame E-mount users find themselves. What started as a lens ecosystem with just one option – the much-lauded FE 55mm f/1.8 – […]
Zeiss’ effort to produce quality primes for the Sony full-frame E-mount system has been remarkable. There are now no fewer than six lenses divided into two separate families (Loxia and Batis) in addition to the many FE lenses the brand has designed for Sony, and we are sure that more will come in the near future.