Sony A7Riii lens recommendation?

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Sony A7Riii lens recommendation?

Hi, I'm new to this community although I have occasionally read some threads before.

I need help choosing my first lens for A7Riii as I am ordering the body pretty soon.

I have spent 12 hours already on the internet comparing so many lenses. And it's quite tiring.

I don't really care about video performance as I am more concerned about photography. And bokeh is not a big deal for me. Also, I'm more into portrait and still life and I want to try 50mm prime lens.

So here are the lenses that I am primarily interested in:

1. 50mm 2.5 G - I hear great things about this lens that it's sharp, light, compact and etc. I am currently thinking about going with this one unless I am convinced otherwise.

2. 55mm 1.8 ZA - I think this is a great lens overall as well but the only thing that bothers me is, although I know 50 and 55 aren't that big of a difference, 55mm might be too tight in some circumstances (in confined spaces perhaps). Also, it's quite bigger.

3. Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-LANTHAR - This is my second choice. MF isn't really a minus for me as I have used film cameras a lot before getting my A7Riii. Also, I am not interested in street or sports photography which require AF for faster response. But then, this is quite pricey when compared to the 2.5G (extra $200). Also is f16 good enough for deep depth of field?

3rd party lenses I am not quite familiar with to be honest. However, if there are recommendations I would definitely look into them.

Please help me...

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