If you could only have one lens, what would it be?

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
Lightshow Veteran Member • Posts: 6,209
Re: If you could only have one lens, what would it be?

I recently bought a Nex 3n with kit lens, and am really glad I did its a great camera. I have inevitably though been looking for faster lenses. I have tried the Helios 44m and the Pentacon 50mm 1.8 and they are both good lenses although a little more cumbersome on the camera than I would like. This led me to looking at the rangefinder lenses, specifically the Jupiter 3 and 8 not as cheap on ebay as once was though. I am looking for a good all round focal length thinking 24-50mm (36-75mm on nex) prime lens with wide aperture sub F2, for the times when the kit lens just isnt bright enough.

This got me thinking if you had too choose only ONE lens money no object what would it be and why?

This is a tough one , as I have a few I'd never give up.
Leica Elmarit M 28/2.8
Rokkor MC 28/2.5
Topcor-S 50/2 LTM
Topcor RE 58/1.4
Rokkor MC 58/1.2
FD SSC 85/1.2 Aspherical
Topcor RE 85/1.8
Topcor R 135/3.5

There are for sure others.

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