Your "money is no object" lens

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Kodak Kardon 47mm f/2 LTM.

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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?

The most expensive one, then I'd sell it and get the SEL35F18.

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Almost there, missed by a hair!

WATE, MATE & 17TSE

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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?

Well, for the Sony A7, that would be the Leica Elmarit-R 19mm f/2.8 type II. They're just a bit more expensive than I can rationalize spending money on as I don't use that wide a lens all that frequently. The type I model I *might* go for... they run about half the price.

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Come on Danny, she is only 16 kilos. You are strong enough to do that AND you only have to go to your veranda. Good luck. Peter

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I would do is buy a Sony A7R. If you've got a lot of $$$, get the best mirorless camera.

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Would be a hard one for me to decide between Leica WATE and 35 Summilux

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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?

While the Otus is a very nice lens, it is rather big for a mirrorless camera, I think something like the Leica M 50/2 Cron APO Asph would be more inline with the size of the camera.

The M 90AA is nice, as is the CV 125 APO macro, the FD 50 & 85 f1.2L's are nice, the FD 35/2.8 tilt shift is an amazing piece of glass, the Contax 50 & 85 anniversary f1.2's, the Contax 28/2 Hollywood, the Tokina 90 macro.

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Re: Your "money is no object" lens
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areichow wrote:

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.

LOL! Great idea!

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Lightshow wrote:

While the Otus is a very nice lens, it is rather big for a mirrorless camera

You have a point about size, yet the combination balances much better than you'd imagine...

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

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Re: Your "money is no object" lens
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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?

Because I am from a place where bigger is better, the Minolta 600mm f4 APO G.  It would have to be in good working condition, as repairs are costly.

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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?

Nikon 300 f2 ais    IF I could find one that had not been cine modified.

Or 200 f2 (Canon if you want af on a A7/A7R, maybe Nikon ais otherwise).

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Nikon 300 f2 ais

Now THAT was a lens.

It was incredibly front-heavy, but it was sure sweet.

I shot this at the LA Olympics with a prototype:

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LOL, especially the part about a new truck, :-).

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Leica WATE.

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primes that no money can buy in E-mount, esp. with fast AF'ing:

  • 85/1.4,
  • or 100/2,
  • or 135/2,

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