What Lens for $1000?

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Agnima
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What Lens for $1000?
Oct 4, 2012

My head is spinning! I have been researching lenses for so long now I cannot see straight. Help!

I need a sharp macro lens for my NEX-7. I will be shooting loads of jewelry (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/42609166). Currently, I only have the kit lens and the 50mm.

I have researched all the usual recommendations: Tamron 90mm, Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm (with various tubes, extenders), newer lenses with the LA-EA1 or LA-EA2... so many possibilities, so confusing

My dream lens would be a prime Zeiss or Leica. I would love a lens that I can multipurpose, but mostly, I need really good jewelry shots. Could the E-mount Zeiss 24mm work well with an adapter (i.e. a Marumi closeup filter)?

I bought the Sony 55-210 but I do not like it. Too soft. It is going back.

If you had $1000 to spend on a lens and any needed adapters, what would you get?

 Agnima's gear list:Agnima's gear list
Sony Alpha NEX-7 Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN +1 more
Sony Alpha NEX-7
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