What three prime lens setup for the A99?

Started Sep 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
mantegna
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Re: What three prime lens setup for the A99?
In reply to Jonas B, Sep 25, 2012

I shoot with primes on an a850. Wide I use the Sony 20mm 2.8, which is OK but not great. The Zeiss 24 f2 will do you better if you have the cash. For 50mm, currently the Sigma 1.4 is the best in class across all mounts if you get a good example. I have one and I love it. Bokeh is stunning, it is built like a tank and is sharp at 1.4. Its a big lens though. 85-100mm, again the Zeiss, although the Minolta 85mm 1.4 (non G) can be picked up for £5-600 sterling. The Mino lenses of this vintage are amazing. I have the 35 1.4, and it is a compact beautiful bit of glass with the best colour rendition I have ever encountered. If you go a bit longer the Zeiss 135 1.8 is staggering. You can prize mine out of my cold dead hands.

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 Sony Alpha NEX-7 Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Sony 20mm F2.8 Sony 135mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* +2 more
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