- Oct 25, 2017
Update: I just got my third lens from a different store. Same issue. There's definitely a quality control issue or something going on with this lens. I know it's a really popular micro four thirds. Does anyone else here have it and can check theirs?Looking for advice.
I received a Panasonic 25mm f1.7 lens from Amazon. The rear element looked like this with a foggy ring:
I returned it and got a replacement that looked like this:
This one is even worse, there's that little ring in the fog and although you can't tell in the photo, the fog appears on multiple elements.
This isn't normal, right? Amazon has a bad batch, bad storage, or something. I'm afraid of getting flagged for return abuse if I try again because at this point I feel like it's not a coincidence that I got the only two bad ones in my local warehouse.
I'd just go ahead and buy it locally, but because the first one was a gift I now have that money tied up as Amazon credit from the return. What would you do?
it’s been like that for almost a day now, shame it doesn’t ship to MexicoFE 85mm. F1.8 pricing error on Amazon
Shame it's not the 135 GM.FE 85mm. F1.8 pricing error on Amazon
No idea, extremely weird. Go with the ever reliable 20mm. Or buy in person new or used that you can actually check out.
Spend $120 more on a different focal length lens to solve my issues with a highly recommended, well reviewed lens because that one is somehow more reliable? That's not exactly what I'm looking to do.
Ordered one.FE 85mm. F1.8 pricing error on Amazon
If this ships i'll sell my Canon 85mm 1.4 and buy another lens hahahahahaFE 85mm. F1.8 pricing error on Amazon
That’s neither here nor there dude...you don’t have legs to compensate? As you said, three lenses have the same issue so I suggested a close enough equivalent. But you do you man.
The biggest difference to me would be the EVF. That said, if you aren't concerned about the EVF resolution it is sort of hard to see why you would go for the 6400 vs the 6100 or 6600. I guess the 6400 has log if you do a lot of video?
Hm not planning on doing any video.
If you already have glass don't even bother with the kit lens.Hm not planning on doing any video.
The thing about the 6000's EVF is that I find it almost impossible to set the focus when it's dark, excluding the Samyang 12f2.
Note that I'm quite inexperienced but last year I went out with a friend to take some nighttime long exposures in the city and it was impossible to set the focus because it was so pixelated.
Thinking about how many times I was in that situation, I don't think it warrants the additional costs.
Could get a new 6400 w/ kit lens for 835 Euro. So I could get it probably down to 750 after selling the lens. The 6100 will retail for 899 Euro (w/o kit lens).
It'll be just a body upgrade. Already have the 12mm Samyang, 30mm Sigma and the Sony 18-105.
What's the sell value for the kit lenses? It's usually just a route I never even care about because usually when I think of glass I look at what I'd even be using it for.It'll be just a body upgrade. Already have the 12mm Samyang, 30mm Sigma and the Sony 18-105.
The price difference for the 6400 w/ and w/o kit lens is ridiculous (14 Euros). So it would be better to get it w/ lens and sell it.
Need to start getting out more often to take some pictures. Moved to a different country late last year and haven't had any real incentive to do that... :/
I didn't mean to offend with my response.
And people are price matching this in other shop like best buy and got the lens early.FE 85mm. F1.8 pricing error on Amazon
I also suggested buying it in person, which seems to be logical after multiple attempts buying online, correct? If that's also not possible then usure what you want to do? Buy it new and try to fix it? It seems to me to be a moisture condensation issue, you can try leaving it in a hot, dry area and check every few hours. If the shape of the hazy area doesn't change then that seems to be an issue with the lens element itself. But that doesn't seem likely.I didn't mean to offend with my response.
The lens I've tried to buy is a well reviewed, highly recommended lens from this company without widespread complaints about the issue I'm having.
You suggested a different well reviewed, highly recommended lens from the same company without widespread complaints about the issue I'm having.
I don't feel any better or more secure buying that lens over this one again based on what's going on. In addition to be a different, it also isn't as fast at AF in low light, which my legs won't compensate for, and part of why I wanted this lens to begin with. I was just looking for other owners to get a better idea of how I should proceed in finding a 50mm equivalent lens for this camera. I know what's out there. I'm more inclined to go with an Olympus or other maker than straight back to the company that's giving me problems.
Looks like they finally fixed the price. My order hasn't been cancelled yet.FE 85mm. F1.8 pricing error on Amazon
I don't like the shape and the fact that Leica put two logos on that camera. They're known for the red badge, they should've just left it at that.
How's someone supposed to know you have a Leica if, for some reason, you accidentally cover the red badge? Can't risk that, man.
I got my GM almost 9 months ago, glad I didn't wait, good for those that didn't want to spend for the GM though. The amount of shots that I wouldn't have gotten or used a different camera for is hard to calculate since I use the lens for work...a lot.Tamron 70-180 E-Mount supposedly leaked; October announcement incoming.
That's a fine range for my tastes; if it's under $1,000 USD I'll be buying it. I'm enjoying the 28-75 2.8 so far.
I'm in a position where I really don't need to go to 200mm all that often, but when I've needed to I've just rented a 70-200 or gone APS-C mode on a 24-105 or 135mm. I do predominantly video work.
Yeah I do video work and I have have been at 200mm more times than I would liked to, it's a lens that lived on my camera for the graduation event work and tends to live on my secondary body. Considering the corporate shit I do I'll take every mm I can get. If I was just getting into Sony now I might care about this announcement, but that train came and went already and I'm honestly glad I didn't hold out for it. Not to mention this lens will just telescope out any way, which I usually just don't like for this class of lens.I'm in a position where I really don't need to go to 200mm all that often, but when I've needed to I've just rented a 70-200 or gone APS-C mode on a 24-105 or 135mm. I do predominantly video work.
If this is up to the standards of the other Tamron E-Mounts, and in the same price range (I'm assuming $900-1300), I'll likely buy.
They better put stabilization on it unless they want to pull a Sigma 50-100 1.8 Art. There's also the Sigma 70-200 2.8 Sport option if you want to adapt. I'm also saddled with not being able to update my damn cameras because that firmware updater just seems unable to work on my work computer so at this point it just feels go native or buy nothing at all. Regarding the video at that focal length...I have stuff with the GM on the A7RII handheld that needs to be ran through the warp stabilizer. The stuff with the A7RIII on the 24-70 looks better. So either the IBIS mechanism got vastly improved in the A7RIII or it's just easier to stabilize at the shorter focal lengths (yes I already know that's one of the reasons). To keep it short Tamron better throw some stabilization on this lens.I'm just glad to have the options now. The F4 70-200, the 2.8 GM, and now a 2.8 70-180 that promises the usual 90% quality match for 40% of the price.
I wonder if they'll try and put some VC/IS on the Tamron. It's pretty necessary beyond 100mm, in my opinion, but it could drive the price up a bit. I never looked into how good IBIS on the A7III/A7RIII/A7RIV is at that length.
You should just buy the Canon version. There's something about their zooms that can seem to be ported over to a native E mount configuration. Like that lens has to be so niche for a market that doesn't care about buying expensive lenses that has to make it cost prohibitive. I think even at least Sony A7R users use it for video.I really want Sigma to bring their 50-100 f/1.8 to e-mount. I played around with the Canon version using my MC-11 adapter in a camera shop the other day and it's a really neat lens.
From what I could tell messing around in the shop, the MC-11 adapter actually worked really damn well with the lens when it came to autofocus and real-time tracking.
Basically. They didn't mind doing the conversion for their primes, but not their zooms. For all I know the E mount primes are just old stock converted over. In other news I'm getting the 135 GM tomorrow.