I think I am set for lenses...for now

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raylinds Regular Member • Posts: 154
I think I am set for lenses...for now

I have been shopping for lenses for my new A7R IV. I shoot mainly landscapes so, no surprise, use mainly wide angles. I decided that I am not a fan of 50mm as a main lens. I get that many consider them to be the most natural presentation, but I find them too claustrophobic for me. A 35 looks more natural. I also prefer prime to zoom when it comes to wide angles- I find I can fill in the gaps in focal length by moving just a little most of the time or cropping (I have plenty of resolution to do that).

After trying a number of lenses, I found that I really like the look that Zeiss gives. Here is what I settled on.

18mm Zeiss Batis f/2.8

25mm Zeiss Batis f/2

35mm Zeiss Distagon T* FE f/1.4 ZA

Sony SEL 70 mm - 300 mm F/4.5-5.6 FE G OSS for those relatively rare tele shots.

The Distagon is still on it's way to me, but I have really samples I have seen of images from that lens.  Maybe not the sharpest 35mm, but something pleasing to my eye.

Time will tell if I decide that I need a longer prime.  For now I'm fighting the GAS.

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Cheers,
Ray

 raylinds's gear list:raylinds's gear list
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM +4 more
Sony a7R
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