Thursday, July 23, 2009

Is Sony Alpha Expensive???

This questions had already bothering me for some time and I think that it has bothering others out there as well. Infact, some info had been accumulated locally and it should proves it well.

In comparison we all know that the Sony Alpha camera bodies were cheaper than the 2 leading one which is Nikon and Canon.....but what about accessories and lenses?

Here are some interesting street prices for new lenses in comparison:

16mm fisheye
Sony 16mm f1.8 fisheye - RM2600
Nikon AF fisheye 16mm f2.8D - RM2770

Canon EF 20mm f2.8 USM - RM1820
Sony 20mm f2.8 - RM1900
Nikon AF 20mm f2.8D - RM1970

Canon EF 28mm f2.8 - RM830
Sony 28mm f2.8 - RM900
Nikon AF 28mm f2.8D - RM920

cheap 50mm
Canon EF 50mm f1.8II - RM370
Nikon AF 50mm f1.8D - RM420
Sony 50mm f1.8 SAM - RM500 (motorize)

Nikon AF 50mm f1.4D - RM1050
Sony 50mm f1.4 - RM1100
Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM - RM1460
Nikon AF-S 50mm f1.4G - RM1860

135mm premium telephoto
Canon 135mm f2L USM - RM3340
Sony 135mm f2.8 STF - RM3650
Nikon AF-DC 135mm f2D - RM4460
Sony CZ 135mm f1.8 - RM4850 (Carl Zeiss)

premium aps-c kit lens
Sony 16-105mm f3.5-5.6 - RM1650
Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f3.5-5.6G VR - RM2170
Canon 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM - RM2460
Sony CZ 16-80mm f3.5-4.5 - RM2500 (Carl Zeiss)

aps-c superzoom
Sony 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 - RM1600
Sony 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 - RM1700
Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G VR - RM2630
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM - RM2640

70-200mm premium telephoto
Sony 70-200mm f2.8G SSM - RM5550
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f2.8G - RM6390
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f2.8G (grey) - RM6750
Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM - RM7400

70-300mm premium telephoto
Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G SSM - RM2550
Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM - RM3040
Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 DO IS USM - RM4890

Sony F42am - RM800
Nikon SB-600 - RM900
Canon 430exii - RM1180

Sony F58am - RM1100
Canon 580exii - RM1750
Nikon SB-900 - RM1750

Nikon en-el9 - RM170
Nikon en-el3e - RM175
Sony np-fm500h - RM260
Canon lp-e5 - RM270
Canon bp-511a - RM280

Sony also has a range of expensive filters for ND and Polarize but it was under the brand of CARL ZEISS.
The good news is many Nikon and Canon users love these ZEISS filters.

So .... in overall, is Sony really that expensive in the long run? We must bare in mind when the time we crave for better performance lenses. At least one zoom lens and a wide one, 50mm probably is a must own to all photographers.


perngleng said...

very well put bro!!! keep it up!!! although sony won't pay u for this but at least tis will shut a lot of mouths!!!

Alpha Ace said...

thanks for viewing, my friend ^^

at least it just justify out some myth that keep battering Sony which is expensive. Yeah~ it was expensive when you look for Carl Zeiss lenses but do we have other choices? yes~ we have a lot beside the Zeiss. At least those old Minolta were great and superbly affordable.


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