Reaction to Sony A6300, 24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8 and 85/1.4 FE lenses
So today Sony announced the successor to the A6000 which had been a while coming but also interestingly there was 3 more fast aperture FE lenses. The classic fast zooms namely 24-70/2.8 and 70-200/2.8 (with 1.4x and 2.0x) together with a 85/1.4. Now I don’t really use the 2.8 zooms anymore, i am mostly able to move my feet and not rely on zooms. However I can see how for many shooters this might be the thing that enables them to fully switch to the Sony system for all their work. The 85/1.4 is more interesting for me as it’s a good option as many use 35/85 1.4 lenses as their main use. There is the zeiss batis 85/1.8 but it’s not an original sony and is 1.8 (personally I think 1.8 is sufficient given the optical properties it shows). But 1.4 is a nice option to have and might make some cheap zeiss batis’ available second hand for the people who want the extra 2/3 of a stop 🙂
The A6300 was interesting too, sometimes you need a bit more speed and 11fps from the a6300 means a better chance of getting open eyes (bonus!) in group shots and more frames to choose from for confetti shots. Given the quality of APS-C size sensors these days it’s a great option and one i’m looking forward to trying asap. (Sony UK feel free to send me one to try :)). Throw in crazy 425 phase detect points and ability to use A-mount lenses (and also i suspect EF mount lenses via adapter too- TBC). Exciting times to be a photographer. Oh plus 4K video and a reasonably low purchase price. Only missing things are touch screen, dual card slots. Got all the usual wifi, nfc, great image quality. Come to Greggles!
Here’s my reaction video:
Any thoughts or comments i look forward to hearing from you about your reaction? Did is meet your needs? or a waste of time.