If you had €4000 to buy a set of lenses, what would you buy?

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Jacques Cornell
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What I bought for event work

Bokai wrote:

Let's say you wake up one day and you now own only a A7riii body and nothing else, but with €4000 in the bank that can only be used for lenses. What would you buy?

One or maybe a couple top notch GM-lenses of your favourite focal lengths?

Or maybe a wider range of more budget friendly lenses, and have a lot to play with?

Or something entirely else?

In late 2019 and early 2020, I bought the following for my event photography business:

  • Samyang 18/2.8
  • Zeiss Batis 25/2
  • Sony 35/1.8
  • Sony 85/1.8
  • Sony 24-105/4

Due to low light, f2.8 zooms made no sense for me. Primes for low-light no-flash handheld use. 18/2.8 for tripod use. 24-105/4 for flash and outdoor abundant-light use.

Sadly, I haven't had opportunities to use any of it since March 2020...

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