Zeiss Batis lenses vs GM Lenses vs Sony Lenses vs Samyang Lenses?

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Zeiss Batis lenses vs GM Lenses vs Sony Lenses vs Samyang Lenses?

Hey Everyone,

I'm in need of some advice. I'm trying to find a set of lenses that are the next step down from the Sony GM Lenses and need a recommendation. AS much as I would love to out and just buy the Sony GM lenses so that I can have the absolute best that this system has to offer, I just can't afford it. I don't do any professional work, I don't get paid to take photos, it's just a hobby that I like to have fun with for now. So, after a lot of convincing myself, I don't think I need the GM lenses to shoot with. I do a lot of portraits and landscapes and a little of everything really.

So, with that in mind, I'm trying to decide what set of lenses I should go after. Do I go with the Zeiss Batis lineup? They have the 25mm f2, 40mm f2, 85mm f1.8, and 135mm f2.8. Or I could go with Sony's less premium line up of the 28mm F2, 35mm f1.8, zeiss 55mm f1.8, and 85mm f1.8. Finally, I could also go with a mix of the Samyang lineup with the 35mm F1.4 and 85mm F1.4.....

...there's a lot of lenses to choose from there and I'm wondering, if the GM lineup is out of the question, which set of lenses would you choose and why? What have your experiences been with these other brands?

 Smiller4128's gear list:Smiller4128's gear list
Sony a7 III Fujifilm X-T3 Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS +9 more
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