If you could only have one lens which would it be?

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If you could only have one lens which would it be?
Jul 20, 2014

I'm curious. I know there are a lot of lens threads. But I would like to know, and of course it will vary on what kind of subjects you shoot. It has to be e mount.

From what I have used I would be hard pressed to choose between the 50mm, which I use the most and like the best and the 55-210, which I think I need the most.

The 50 has better colours and low aperture, so for that reason it's versatile, but on the other hand, I like to shoot mountains and often distant nature photography that I can't zoom with my feet. I also zoom in to my best photos on the computer and pixel peep so I wouldn't want to have to crop that much all the time.

I've got to say the 55-210. It's also a good size for a telephoto so it's still a small enough kit I'm comfortable carrying that setup in a small bag all day or on a blackrapid strap. I haven't seen an A7 with the new tele zoom attached in person so I can't comment on whether that would be too big to carry all the time.

The 24-70 Zeiss would be tempting for a single lens or the 18-200 to cover such a range of focal lengths. Mans everyone says the FE 55 is one of the best lenses in existence.

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