Your thoughts: Zeiss 135mm or 70-200mm f/4 + 28mm f/1.8?

Started Jan 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
Denis of Whidbey Island
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Re: Your thoughts: Zeiss 135mm or 70-200mm f/4 + 28mm f/1.8?

Hondo, thanks for that reply. Very helpful.

I'm going to go ahead with the 70-200mm but will mate it with the TC-20E III since it has such a stellar reputation. So here's my firmed-up plan:

  • 14-24mm f2.8 own
  • 28mm f1.8g buy soon
  • 35mm Sigma or Samyang possible future
  • 50mm f1.8g own
  • 85mm f1.8g own
  • 70-200mm f4 buy immediately
  • Zeiss 135mm f2 maybe in the future
  • RRS collar/foot for 70-200 f4 buy when available
  • TC-20E III buy soon

While it might seem more logical to get a 35mm before the 28mm, this choice is based on my shooting habits. Then there's the sentimental factor; my first wide was a 28mm Vivitar with preset aperture (which dates me).

Anyway, thanks for all of the input on this. It did help gel my decision.


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