Best 50mm f/1.4 and 35mm for Sony a7

Started Mar 29, 2016 | Questions thread
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Sonya1701IIII New Member • Posts: 4
Best 50mm f/1.4 and 35mm for Sony a7

Hello everyone,

I just upgraded to a Sony a7 body and have been researching lenses to buy. I shoot fashion bloggers so a low depth of field and the bokeh effect are crucial (links to examples below). I would like to spend 500-100 total for both lenses spending more on the 50mm. New or legacy I mind I just want to be able to adapt it to the A7 and get a great professional result.

I have outlined my lens research below not sure how to choose or with what adapter would be best. Are there any better lenses then these for my range? I'm pretty confident in my MF abilities but wouldn't mind AF.


Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM

Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 or Canon FD 50mm f/1.2

Canon ef 50mm f/1.4

Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T*

Zeiss Normal 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T*

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G

Leica Summilux-R 50mm f/1.4

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 (random but heard it was cool to use)


Samyang 35mm f/1.4

Rokinon 35mm f/1.4

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