Your "money is no object" lens

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hmm there are so many!  But one I would NEVER purchase for myself, but have always looked at as being SOOO cool is the Sigma 200-500 F2.8  WOW!  Now wouldn't I be the cat's Meow at all the kids sporting events   I might just need to get a few more jobs at SI if I did

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Pre-order the A6000 and get a 24 1.8 for a good walk around combo and second body.

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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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Since this post lasted so long...I've decided to change my original choice.

I have a prime at 35mm that I like already, but if money were no object I might opt for the 35mm lens in front of the Sony RX1R. Of course, it's permanently attached to the RX1R body so that would have to be part of the deal.

I've wanted this cam for some time and have come close to justifying it to myself  a couple of times. Thank you Sony for the A7, which in my case has stymied my lust for the RX1R.... but if money were no object.

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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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Those, in Canon, adapt very easily. RJ or Metabones.

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V1V1D wrote:

Pre-order the A6000 and get a 24 1.8 for a good walk around combo and second body.

Or the 35 FE 2.8?

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Re: Your "money is no object" lens
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ohh......well then...Otus.

I'm in love the Touits but a full frame one that handles even larger...thats gotta be a pleasure.

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jpr2 wrote:

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

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

Those, in Canon, adapt very easily. RJ or Metabones.

don't I know it? the EF 135/2L virtually lives on my N7, either through SA or through SB (making in EF 95/1.4 LL lens = yes, double L).

But... what I want is the same FL, the same aperture and... the same AF speed as I enjoy form the 135L on my Eos'es... and this will only be possible from the mythical E-mount 135/2 (presumably Zeiss) equipped with top-notch AF as well !!

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Well, you did say money no object, and you say it did not need to be uesful, so here it is:

http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2012/06/the-remarkable-nikon-6mm-f2-8-fisheye/

Good luck finding one, an when you do, that money will be gone, believe me ...

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wrong link, should be this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um5yR3I_P-c

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jpr2 wrote:

captura wrote:

jpr2 wrote:

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

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

Those, in Canon, adapt very easily. RJ or Metabones.

don't I know it? the EF 135/2L virtually lives on my N7, either through SA or through SB (making in EF 95/1.4 LL lens = yes, double L).

But... what I want is the same FL, the same aperture and... the same AF speed as I enjoy form the 135L on my Eos'es... and this will only be possible from the mythical E-mount 135/2 (presumably Zeiss) equipped with top-notch AF as well !!

jpr2

I'll be getting the EF 85/1.8 with RJ focal reducer; that should end up giving me maybe 60mm/f1.4 or so. Good lens, been around forever and they still make it. I'll use3 it on my EOS too.

But yes it's about time Sony gave us an 85.

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andre700 wrote:

Well, you did say money no object, and you say it did not need to be uesful, so here it is:

http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2012/06/the-remarkable-nikon-6mm-f2-8-fisheye/

Good luck finding one, an when you do, that money will be gone, believe me ...

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I also said a lens that you would purchase. Is this one you would like to have? Honestly though, thanks everyone for the suggestions so far. I didn't necessarily mean for this to be a list of the most expensive lenses produced, I could have googled that, but was looking for ideas on a lens that mortals without extensive budgets like me pine for but never get around to getting. FWIW the current lens I'm thinking about is the Leica 35mm Summilux.

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If I'd have the money, I'd definitely go for the wide tri-elmar to use on my A7r:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/lenses/wa-tri-elmar.shtml

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135 STF. That is my dream lens but can never justify buying it...even if I could afford to.

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andre700 wrote:

Well, you did say money no object, and you say it did not need to be uesful, so here it is:

http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2012/06/the-remarkable-nikon-6mm-f2-8-fisheye/

Good luck finding one, an when you do, that money will be gone, believe me ...

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OOhh,  good idea, the lens that sees behind itself.  Any other fisheye is just a toy!

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Nothing here

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Well if money were no object I would take advantage of that and switch to Pentax, but that is just me.

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Let me know if you already have this. If yes, I will suggest another one.

Leica 28-90

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35mm or 50mm Summilux.

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Sorry, couldn't resist ...

35mm summilux is a great lens, personally I would consider the Tri elmar WAIT, wider and more useful for my kind of photography, a dreamlens for the Nex7. I might also consider the RX1r instead of a lens only.

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