Lens choices 120mm to 200mm A7?

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neil holmes
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Lens choices 120mm to 200mm A7?
Jul 24, 2014

As part of my retirement present to myself I am after one really nice fast lens between 120mm and 200mm.

Should be 2.8 (but preferably f2 or faster), have an aperture ring and play as nice as possible with an A7 (and maybe A7s).....manual focus lens or if necessary an AF one that will work well as manual focus on an FE camera.

$5000 maximum (again, preferably less).

Thinking about lenses like.....

Nikon 200 f2 AIS

Canon FD 200 1.8 (probably too rare and too dear)

Leica R 180 f2 apo (probably out of my price range other than a banged up one)

Leica R 180 2.8 apo

Angenieux 180 2.3 (not sure if this one is worth the cost)

135 f2 Zeiss

Would consider a slower Leica 135mm or 180mm if they are optically better.

Would also consider a Leica S 120 5.6 tilt shift lens if I could get an adapter for it and I could find it in my price range.......

Will be a few months before I get it so lots of time to change my mind over and over.

Any others I should consider??

How about the Nikon 135 f2 DC??? does it stack up against some of the others on an A7?

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