Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens, very Close to Otus 55mm per DXO« on: February 24, 2014, 04:29:48 PM »
I agree Sony pricing is wacky, e.g. behold the RX1R and accessory pricing. I probably would not have bought the FE 55 mm, or the A7R, if it werent' for the great deal at Focus Camera. I have owned Canon 50 f/1.8II, Canon 50 f/1.4, Canon FL 55 mm f/1.2 (converted to EOS), Canon 50L, and I have used the Sigma 50 f/1.4 (non-ART). I have sold them off one by one and am left with only the 50L, which I would have sold except it works great with 5D III AF system despite its issues. Heck, the 50 mm range of my Canon 24-70 II probably is the sharpest of all of them.
Unlike many who find the 50 mm range boring, I love that focal length, and I blame Canon for not coming up with a truly great fast 50 mm for so long, too busy putting IS on their wide angles The FL 55mm f/1.2 was fun, but manual focusing at wide apertures just took too long to be useful in real life for events, people, kids, etc.
Too bad you didn't keep your 55 1.2 - manual focusing on a mirrorless body is so much easier than on a dslr. But at least you'll be able to compare your 50mm L if so inclined (the metabones EF-Sony E adapter works very well) to your new Sony 55mm (or to any other brand of 50mm lens; and when you do you may perhaps decide it's not overpriced after all.