Your "money is no object" lens

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Tone Row
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Your "money is no object" lens
Feb 23, 2014

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

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SAL500F40G

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Brother, Row, help the lens recommender hordes narrow it down:

  1. Do you want this lens to work on FF cameras as well?
  2. Do you care about size?
  3. What's your favorite or missing focal lengths?
  4. Super fast lens, fast lens, don't care?
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In reply to Tone Row, Feb 23, 2014

Tone Row wrote:

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

Canon 1200mm F/5.6L and you will need a new truck to carry it

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-1200mm-f-5.6-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

All the best and you did ask

Danny.

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Tone Row wrote:

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

If I had money to spare I might get this lens but ideally I want something longer for heads/shoulders shots.

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OTUS

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I hate these kinds of questions because I'm 100% no fun - I'd take a Leica 50mm f/0.95, sell it, and buy a bunch of other lenses and a few more bodies.

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Tuloom wrote:

Brother, Row, help the lens recommender hordes narrow it down:

  1. Do you want this lens to work on FF cameras as well?
  2. Do you care about size?
  3. What's your favorite or missing focal lengths?
  4. Super fast lens, fast lens, don't care?

I have all the lenses I need, this is about finding one I don't need.

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Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux

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Tone Row wrote:

Tuloom wrote:

Brother, Row, help the lens recommender hordes narrow it down:

  1. Do you want this lens to work on FF cameras as well?
  2. Do you care about size?
  3. What's your favorite or missing focal lengths?
  4. Super fast lens, fast lens, don't care?

I have all the lenses I need, this is about finding one I don't need.

Canon MP-E 65 and Metabones Adapter.

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OH I GOT IT!

SONY 135 STF

DO YOU HAVE THAT?

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Tone Row wrote:

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

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EinsteinsGhost wrote:

Tone Row wrote:

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

+1 for a Leica M 35/1.4

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Tone Row wrote:

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

Few ideas...

1. Zeiss Planar 50/0.7

2. Zeiss APO Sonnar 1700/4

3. Kilfitt Zoomatar 250/1.3

4. Nikon Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 Fisheye

5. Kilfitt Zoomatar 75/1.3 or Carl Zeiss Pancolar 75/1.4

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Tone Row wrote:

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

Few ideas...

1. Zeiss Planar 50/0.7

2. Zeiss APO Sonnar 1700/4

3. Kilfitt Zoomatar 250/1.3

4. Nikon Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 Fisheye

5. Kilfitt Zoomatar 75/1.3 or Carl Zeiss Pancolar 75/1.4

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You have good ideas.

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EthanP99 wrote:

OTUS

Yes!

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/11/22/lens-reviews-update-test-data-for-the-zeiss-otus-1-4-55

22 Nov 2013

"... Zeiss claims that "the Otus 1.4/55 is the absolute best lens in the world today", and can ... Zeiss announces 'no compromise' Otus 55mm F1.4 "

Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 lens test data on Nikon D800:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/lens-compare-fullscreen?compare=false&lensId=zeiss_otus_55_1p4&cameraId=nikon_d800&version=0&fl=55&av=1.4&view=mtf-ca

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Reccomend a lens when awe don't even know what you already have? If you don't own it yet, just get the Zeiss 24 1.8. If you still have too much money left, give it to the poor on the street instead of throwing it out of the window.

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I just got the CZ 16-70/4 and wholeheartedly recommend it

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nzmacro wrote:

Tone Row wrote:

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

Canon 1200mm F/5.6L and you will need a new truck to carry it

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-1200mm-f-5.6-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

All the best and you did ask

Danny.

Really LoL. Now how can I get a truck to fit in my camera bag ?

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In reply to Tone Row, Feb 23, 2014

Tone Row wrote:

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

I want a set of Leica and a set of Zeiss Cine lenses, Brother: http://petapixel.com/2013/12/10/500000-leica-movie-lenses-stolen-la-film-set/

Best, Steven

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