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ZEISS Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras EXPIRED

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Depends on what your price point is. I have the batis and just love it. The vignetting is low on the batis compared to Rokinon. Also much sharper images. The AF is very good too. Rokinon is manual only unless you get the AF version which is slightly more expensive. But batis is my go to lens for landscape and Astro.(I know 2.8 is not very fast but still good enough for Astro shots)
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Low light is better. But to be honest, if you have to ask - its probably not a good idea since its a specialty lens. Better off renting some and see what you like. 35mm or 28mm prime lena would be a good first addition
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Seems like 1150 is going price
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Can anyone please explain This vs rokinon 14mm f2.8?
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Can anyone please explain This vs rokinon 14mm f2.8?
Depends on what your price point is. I have the batis and just love it. The vignetting is low on the batis compared to Rokinon. Also much sharper images. The AF is very good too. Rokinon is manual only unless you get the AF version which is slightly more expensive. But batis is my go to lens for landscape and Astro.(I know 2.8 is not very fast but still good enough for Astro shots)
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Depends on what your price point is. I have the batis and just love it. The vignetting is low on the batis compared to Rokinon. Also much sharper images. The AF is very good too. Rokinon is manual only unless you get the AF version which is slightly more expensive. But batis is my go to lens for landscape and Astro.(I know 2.8 is not very fast but still good enough for Astro shots)
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I have the tamron 17-28

Any reason to look into this one?
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I have the tamron 17-28

Any reason to look into this one?
No reason to get it
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I have the tamron 17-28

Any reason to look into this one?
This has significantly less distortion than the Tamron, so if you shoot architecture, it's better. Also it's small and light which is important to some. But the Tamron is a great lens.
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I have the tamron 17-28

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Hard to compare a zoom lens with a good prime like this one. That being said, u can look into gm 24mm if u do not NEED the 18mm
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No too similar to justify owning both..
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entire line of batis is overrated and was only good in the old days where there were no native FE options available like we do today
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I have the fe 28-70mm fm 3.5-5.6 oss kit lens. Is this batis lens a good addition for me?
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entire line of batis is overrated and was only good in the old days where there were no native FE options available like we do today
What's the equivalent native of this batis?
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Can anyone please explain This vs rokinon 14mm f2.8?
If you don't already have the Rokinon, 14mm on a full frame is super wide and imho requires a bit of lens correction and transformation - I got it for free when I bought some used videography equipment on ebay, but not sure I would shell out my own money for this. I lose a bit of usable image due to this (about a 20% loss of usable image). 17mm will be way easier to use. Also, Rokinon is manual focus, so will need to use focus peaking or zooming into LCD image to get proper focus imho.

If you want to see raw vs transformed image, let me know. I can whip something up.
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