Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

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Jefenator
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Re: Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

Leitz Summicron-R 1:2/35mm

Leitz Summicron-R 1:2/50mm

Leitz Macro-Elmar 1:4/100mm

That would be the top 3.

The first runner-up would be my Nikkor 24/2.8 AI, the Tokina RMC 17/3.5 and I might have to rotate nifty fifty duty with the Minolta MC-Rokkor 50/1.4 and Canon FL 55/1.2.

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NEXFULLFRAME Regular Member • Posts: 283
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ST205 wrote:

Voigtlander 35/1.2

Zeiss ZM 50/2 Planar

Zeiss ZM 85/2 Sonnar

The 2.8 is common but the 85/2 Sonnar is a rare beast...

nzmacro
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Just the one

On FF I would only consider the one lens, Canon FD 800 F/5.6L. The rest of the lenses would still be mounted on the NEX-7. I know exactly what I can get away with on the FF cameras vs the crop. 800mm makes so much sense while the 300mm and 500mm makes more sense on the NEX.

All the best.

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Lightshow
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Tough to answer, so many to choose from....

FD SSC 24/1.4 Aspherical.

My Contax G 45/2 Frankenstein, it's optics transplanted into a Rokkor MC 55/1.7 body with an M-mount. (Work in progress)

M 90 Cron APO Asph.

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ST205 Regular Member • Posts: 137
Re: Top 3 Lenses You Will Use With the A7/A7R

NEXFULLFRAME wrote:

ST205 wrote:

Voigtlander 35/1.2

Zeiss ZM 50/2 Planar

Zeiss ZM 85/2 Sonnar

The 2.8 is common but the 85/2 Sonnar is a rare beast...

It's also pretty large and heavy for a rangefinder lens. At odds with the philosophy of Sony's new system as well, but I can't bring myself to sell it. I've taken some of my favourite photos with it.

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Carl Schofield Senior Member • Posts: 2,630
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1. CV 21mm f/1.8 Ultron

2. Contax G 45mm f/2 Planar

3. Contax G 90mm f/2.8 Sonnar

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igorphoto New Member • Posts: 20
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1. Zeiss FE 35mm f2,8 ZA

2. Leica M 90mm f2,0 Apo

3. Voight 50mm f 1,1

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LimitedAmatuer New Member • Posts: 11
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Only what I've already got, these will be my top three as they are on my K-5 IIs . . .

1. Pentax-FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited

2. Pentax-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited

3. Pentax-K 50mm f1/.2

The thing is with the A7 it seems you can stick almost any lens on it and this is a very hazardous circumstance for anyone who likes to click on 'Buy It Now' or 'Add To Basket' or 'Checkout'.

So, for now, once I can find an A7r and Novoflex adapter, I'll only be using the Pentax-K and M42 lenses I already have, such as the ones mentioned above CZJ DDR Electric 50/1.8 and others.

Lot of people could cause themselves serious financial problems over this camera and I like this thread because it makes folks think about their best three lenses for this Sony.

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ZzzooM3
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Martin Muehlemann wrote:

ZzzooM3 wrote:

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM w/Metabones MB-EF-E-BM3 Adapter

You cannot be serious, right. This one is probably the worst UWA lens in the Canon L park.

Cheers

Martin

By what standard? By worst, if you mean not fast, okay. You will need good lighting with it. There's no problem with IQ.

It's weather-sealed, extremely tough and compact lens that maintains a fixed size when zooming or focusing, and silent with full-time manual focusing. It produces very good image quality across its focal range from three aspherical and 1 Ultra-low Dispersion elements.

I am thinking about picking up the EF 24mm f/1.4L or EF 35mm f/2.0 IS for fast FF lens, however.

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contax4ever Contributing Member • Posts: 607
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C/Y Zeiss 28/2.8
ZA 50/1.4 with la-ea4
C/Y Zeiss 85/1.4

darrellc Regular Member • Posts: 415
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Cron R 50/2

OM 21/3.5

Zeiss 50/1.5 Sonnar C

Will add a 35 (not sure if I'll get the FE 35//2.8 or one of the RF 35's that work without issues) and short tele, which might displace one of the 50's for #3 spot.

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Can I change my mind? Played with it last night and decided the Nikkor 85/1.4 AIS is quite unbalanced (very front heavy with all that glass). So decided I will probably just use these two for now:

I'm changing my mind too. The Canon 24-105 felt unbalanced and heavy on the A7 and the overall usage and response of the Metabones III was such that I preferred manual focus. So I found a used Zeiss ZF 85mm 1.4 to go along with my CV 35mm f1.2 and Zeiss ZM 50mm f2.

I would still like to find a very wide lens, (wider than the upcoming 24-70) and am looking at the Voigtlander 21mm f4.

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radissimo
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Depends on the day:

Leica R mood/ C/Y (e.g can pack heavy)

1) cron-R 35   /  Distagon 35 1.5

2) lux-R 50   /  Planar 50 1.4

3) Cron-R 90   /Distagon 85 1.4

+Ricoh GR w/ wideangle adapter

City mood/ night:

1) CV 35 1.2 II  (or CV 40 1.4)

2) Nokton 50 1.5 asph  (or ZM planar f2)

3) Apo Lanthar 85 3.5

Rado

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