My first prime lens.

Welcome to the New Sony Alpha Shooters Community
Our community was only launched in August 2020 but is already thriving thanks to many amazing and helpful members. We'd love to welcome you on board too!
Join Now

Lake Travis Doug

Active Member
Original poster
Pro Member
Pro Member
Followers
0
Following
3
39
15
Jun 21, 2021
Name
Doug
Country
United States
City/State
Austin, Texas
Well, you can see from my signature the lenses I have so far for my new a7r IVa. I figure it's time for my first prime lens for generally walking around the beautiful city of Austin, Texas. For me, the obvious choice seems to be the Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM. Anyone have any conflicting or confirming thoughts on the subject?

1610533948_IMG_1472023.jpg
 
  • Like
Reactions: PimVer

Reciprocum

Well Known Member
Followers
5
Following
4
214
215
Jan 9, 2021
Name
Afonso Santos
Country
Portugal
Just prepare to become addicted to primes. Next I suggest either 135mm GM or 50 GM.

Edit: I also have the 35GM but much prefer to use the 50 especialy with one of the C buttons programmed to toggle to APS-C and turn the 50mm f1.2 into a 75mm f1.8
 
  • Like
Reactions: Lake Travis Doug

Lake Travis Doug

Active Member
Original poster
Pro Member
Pro Member
Followers
0
Following
3
39
15
Jun 21, 2021
Name
Doug
Country
United States
City/State
Austin, Texas
Just prepare to become addicted to primes. Next I suggest either 135mm GM or 50 GM.

Edit: I also have the 35GM but much prefer to use the 50 especialy with one of the C buttons programmed to toggle to APS-C and turn the 50mm f1.2 into a 75mm f1.8
Oh, I was already addicted to primes with my APS-C, Nikon D7200. I've also considered the 50, I'm still torn--that's why I asked.
 

Reciprocum

Well Known Member
Followers
5
Following
4
214
215
Jan 9, 2021
Name
Afonso Santos
Country
Portugal
Oh, I was already addicted to primes with my APS-C, Nikon D7200. I've also considered the 50, I'm still torn--that's why I asked.
And you should be torn, because the 50 GM is quite magical indeed. It has replaced the 135GM in 1st place of my fav FE-mount lens list. The 35GM stands 4th place even behind the Sigma 85 DG DN.

Edit: but if your A7R4a's max shutter speed is caped at 1/8000s then the 50GM might go to waste outdoors as you would need to stop it down often.
210724 A1_0028-Archive_m.jpg 210724 A1_0044-Archive_m.jpg
 
Last edited:
  • Love
Reactions: Lake Travis Doug

Lake Travis Doug

Active Member
Original poster
Pro Member
Pro Member
Followers
0
Following
3
39
15
Jun 21, 2021
Name
Doug
Country
United States
City/State
Austin, Texas
OK, you convinced me, the little bit of extra speed of the 1.2 and your glowing remarks, not to mention your magnificent photos, are enough to convince me... the 50 GM it is!... And... OF COURSE, it's backordered on B&H!

Thanks, Reicpro!
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Reciprocum

Pro Membership Upgrade

  • If you'd like to support this community you can easily do so by becoming a Pro Member and unlocking the following benefits:

    ✓ No Adverts in the Forums
    ✓ Pro Member Competitions
    ✓ Sell Items in the Marketplace
    ✓ Unlimited Gallery Uploads
    ✓ Higher Resolution Gallery Uploads
    ✓ Forum Profile Signature
    ✓ Custom Profile Cover Photo
    ✓ Advertise Your Photography Workshops

    Pro Member Upgrade

Shopping Links

You can also support this site by purchasing gear through the following affiliate links:
Although I would recommend supporting your local camera store if you have one.

User Menu

alpha shooters text logo

© 2020 Alpha Shooters. All Rights Reserved.
Disclaimer: Alpha Shooters is an independently run website and is not affiliated with Sony.com
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.