How many FF lenses do you need?

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Nordstjernen
Nordstjernen Veteran Member • Posts: 6,876
How many FF lenses do you need?
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How many lenses do you really need? I mean, the lenses you are using on a daily basis, and not the exlusive ones you are using with adapters now and then, or maybe twice a year.

Soon there will be FE lenses from ultra-wide to telephoto, and I am pretty sure that nobody will buy them all. And more will come, also real telephoto lenses when the autofocus system is more mature, I would guess.

For my own work I use a ultra wide prime (Voigtländer 21 mm f:4), a moderate wideangle lens (Zeiss 35 mm f:2.8) and the FE 70-200 mm f:4 telezoom lens. This is what I use. Actually I don't miss much when I am out working with the camera.

When back home, surfing on the web, it is so easy to add lenses and other accessories to my whish list, even when I don't miss these items when actually using the camera! Probably I will replace the ultra wide with a native Sony/Zeiss prime when such a lens is launched (less vignetting, better sharpness), and maybe I will add a bright prime. Maybe. But that's it. Dreaming about more lenses doesn't add anything to my photography.

I also do some sunset photography, then older lenses and telescopes comes in handy, working darn well with an adapter. But this isn't the lenses I use daily.

Sure, people could say a lot about different needs and so on, and argue that a lot of native FE lenses is needed, but that is a different discussion.

So, what is the 'bread and butter'-lenses for your A7 series camera?

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