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Zeiss e-mounts? Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)05:18 UTC+1 No.2356812 Report

What do you guys think of the zeiss touit e-mount lenses? I just picked up a sony a6000, and im considering scooping a few lenses for it. As far as i can imagine, ill only need a prime, macro, and zoom lens. I do a lot of macro, so i think my first lens will be the zeiss 50mm f/2.8. I already own the sony macro lens (SEL30M35) 30mm f/3.5, and im curious how well the (much pricier) zeiss 50mm f/2.8 will improve my macro capabilities. Specifically with insect photography, seeing as the zeiss will give me more distance between the lens and insects.

Here is a link to the zeiss: http://www.zeiss.ca/camera-lenses/en_ca/camera_lenses/touit/touit2850m.html

And heres the sony macro lens: http://store.sony.ca/e-mount-30mm-f-3.5-macro-lens-zid31-SEL30M35/cat-31-catid-All-Alpha-E-Mount-Lenses

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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)05:22 UTC+1 No.2356815 Report

If you're actually considering buying zeiss lenses, return the a6000 and buy an a7.
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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)05:22 UTC+1 No.2356816 Report

>>2356812
I think that you should get an old 50mm prime and some extension tubes and save yourself several hunnit dollars. Do you NEED autofocus, because I've heard the AF on sonyzeiss ale sea are slow. Real Carl zeiss glass does not have AF.
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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)05:32 UTC+1 No.2356822 Report

>>2356815
I would in a heartbeat if i could afford an a7...
>>2356816
Auto focus wouldnt hurt, but i dont use it very much.
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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)11:32 UTC+1 No.2356906 Report

>>2356812

All I will say is do an honest comparison of Zeiss lenses with other options. Don't pay an arm and a leg for a badge.
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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)11:45 UTC+1 No.2356909 Report

>>2356812
The Zeiss macro should be much better than the 30mm, since the latter is optically subpar and requires you to be too close. However, for live insects you'd probably want something even longer than 75mm-equivalent, so you should probably look into A-mount adapters and A-mount macro lenses.

The 32mm is somewhat pointless since it's not that much better than Sony's 35mm and lacks image stabilization.

The 12mm and 24mm primes have no alternatives, so if you want these focal lengths with AF, you have to pay out the ass. The 16-70 is also very expensive and not even f/2.8, so if you can live with the 18-55, you probably should.

Anyway, you should've checked the lenses before you bought the camera. If you do a lot of macro work, it might've been better to pick a m4/3 camera, since you'd have access to a couple longer and stabilized macros, and the larger sensor of a6000 has no benefit when you're DoF-constrained.
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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)13:22 UTC+1 No.2356966 Report

>>2356812
>how well the (much pricier) zeiss 50mm f/2.8 will improve my macro capabilities

Not at all.
Invest in a 100mm macro or something. With an A-Mount adapter. It will be the same price as the Zeiss 50mm.
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OP 07/06/14(Sun)14:03 UTC+1 No.2356993 Report

>>2356966
Suggestions on a mount macro lenses?!
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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)19:50 UTC+1 No.2357143 Report

>>2356993
Tamron 90/2.8 is great and fairly inexpensive.
If you want image stabilization - and you probably do for lenses of this focal length - Sigma makes a bunch of excellent ones (105, 150, 180mm), but they're around $1k a piece.

Do note that to get autofocus on any of those, you will need LA-EA2, which is pretty bulky and expensive.

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OP 07/07/14(Mon)02:25 UTC+1 No.2357341 Report

so, if i scoop a Tamron 90/2.8, and this LA-EA4 (link below) then i oughtta have a decent macro setup for my a6000?

http://store.sony.com/a-mount-to-e-mount-ff-lens-adapter-w-tmt-zid27-LAEA4/cat-27-catid-All-Cameras-Alpha-DSLR-Accessories?_t=pfm%3Dsearch
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sixchain 07/07/14(Mon)02:36 UTC+1 No.2357345 Report

I shot the 12mm last year. The chrom-ab was horrifyingly bad.
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OP 07/07/14(Mon)02:59 UTC+1 No.2357351 Report

this is about the best i managed to get so far with the nex-5 i previously had, and the 3.5/30 e-mount macro lens.

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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)06:59 UTC+1 No.2357446 Report

>>2357351
try leaving your house.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)07:56 UTC+1 No.2357469 Report

>>2357341
That's the adapter for the Sony A7, no idea if it works any different than the LA-EA2
But yes, the setup should be pretty decent.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)18:55 UTC+1 No.2357703 Report

>>2357469
what about these extension tubes?

http://www.amazon.com/Kenko-Macro-Automatic-Extension-E-Mount/dp/B007RDAV02

this guy got some decent results with them, and the 30mm nex macro lens.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7635589583/photos/2128195/final-hornet

or should i just spend the cash on the mount/tamron setup?
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)19:18 UTC+1 No.2357711 Report

>>2357703
30 and 90mm is a huge difference.
I guess this guy was almost crushing the bugs with his lens while taking those shots.
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