Your "money is no object" lens

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Tone Row Regular Member • Posts: 334
Your "money is no object" lens

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

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symbology Regular Member • Posts: 224
Re: Your "money is no object" lens

SAL500F40G

Tuloom Senior Member • Posts: 1,805
Re: Your "money is no object" lens

Brother, Row, help the lens recommender hordes narrow it down:

  1. Do you want this lens to work on FF cameras as well?
  2. Do you care about size?
  3. What's your favorite or missing focal lengths?
  4. Super fast lens, fast lens, don't care?
nzmacro
nzmacro Forum Pro • Posts: 12,893
So easy
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Tone Row wrote:

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

Canon 1200mm F/5.6L and you will need a new truck to carry it

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-1200mm-f-5.6-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

All the best and you did ask

Danny.

José B
José B Forum Pro • Posts: 18,325
Zeiss 55/1.8 FE for NEX-6
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Tone Row wrote:

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

If I had money to spare I might get this lens but ideally I want something longer for heads/shoulders shots.

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EthanP99 Senior Member • Posts: 2,424
Re: Your "money is no object" lens

OTUS

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areichow Senior Member • Posts: 1,584
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I hate these kinds of questions because I'm 100% no fun - I'd take a Leica 50mm f/0.95, sell it, and buy a bunch of other lenses and a few more bodies.

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Tone Row OP Regular Member • Posts: 334
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Tuloom wrote:

Brother, Row, help the lens recommender hordes narrow it down:

  1. Do you want this lens to work on FF cameras as well?
  2. Do you care about size?
  3. What's your favorite or missing focal lengths?
  4. Super fast lens, fast lens, don't care?

I have all the lenses I need, this is about finding one I don't need.

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Najib Contributing Member • Posts: 701
Leica 50/1.4 Summilux

Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux

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Tuloom Senior Member • Posts: 1,805
Re: Your "money is no object" lens

Tone Row wrote:

Tuloom wrote:

Brother, Row, help the lens recommender hordes narrow it down:

  1. Do you want this lens to work on FF cameras as well?
  2. Do you care about size?
  3. What's your favorite or missing focal lengths?
  4. Super fast lens, fast lens, don't care?

I have all the lenses I need, this is about finding one I don't need.

Canon MP-E 65 and Metabones Adapter.

EthanP99 Senior Member • Posts: 2,424
Re: Your "money is no object" lens

OH I GOT IT!

SONY 135 STF

DO YOU HAVE THAT?

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Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M n/t

Tone Row wrote:

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

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KwhyChang Veteran Member • Posts: 3,529
Re: Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M n/t

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

Tone Row wrote:

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

+1 for a Leica M 35/1.4

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verybiglebowski Veteran Member • Posts: 3,773
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Tone Row wrote:

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

Few ideas...

1. Zeiss Planar 50/0.7

2. Zeiss APO Sonnar 1700/4

3. Kilfitt Zoomatar 250/1.3

4. Nikon Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 Fisheye

5. Kilfitt Zoomatar 75/1.3 or Carl Zeiss Pancolar 75/1.4

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maxuci Contributing Member • Posts: 728
Re: Your "money is no object" lens

Tone Row wrote:

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

Few ideas...

1. Zeiss Planar 50/0.7

2. Zeiss APO Sonnar 1700/4

3. Kilfitt Zoomatar 250/1.3

4. Nikon Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 Fisheye

5. Kilfitt Zoomatar 75/1.3 or Carl Zeiss Pancolar 75/1.4

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You have good ideas.

captura Forum Pro • Posts: 21,794
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EthanP99 wrote:

OTUS

Yes!

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/11/22/lens-reviews-update-test-data-for-the-zeiss-otus-1-4-55

22 Nov 2013

"... Zeiss claims that "the Otus 1.4/55 is the absolute best lens in the world today", and can ... Zeiss announces 'no compromise' Otus 55mm F1.4 "

Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 lens test data on Nikon D800:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/lens-compare-fullscreen?compare=false&lensId=zeiss_otus_55_1p4&cameraId=nikon_d800&version=0&fl=55&av=1.4&view=mtf-ca

Zeisschen
Zeisschen Regular Member • Posts: 196
How shall we...
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Reccomend a lens when awe don't even know what you already have? If you don't own it yet, just get the Zeiss 24 1.8. If you still have too much money left, give it to the poor on the street instead of throwing it out of the window.

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I just got the CZ 16-70/4 and wholeheartedly recommend it

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LBJ2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,181
LoL

nzmacro wrote:

Tone Row wrote:

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

Canon 1200mm F/5.6L and you will need a new truck to carry it

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-1200mm-f-5.6-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

All the best and you did ask

Danny.

Really LoL. Now how can I get a truck to fit in my camera bag ?

Steven-T
Steven-T Veteran Member • Posts: 3,354
Give me half a million, aka $500K after tax, Brother!

Tone Row wrote:

I just got a very nice bonus and have decided to use part of it on a lens that I would never have otherwise bought and am looking for ideas. I am completely open to native or adapted lenses AF or MF. So, if money were no object, what would be the one lens you either have or would get for your NEX?

I want a set of Leica and a set of Zeiss Cine lenses, Brother: http://petapixel.com/2013/12/10/500000-leica-movie-lenses-stolen-la-film-set/

Best, Steven

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