Your "money is no object" lens

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Michael J Hoffman Regular Member • Posts: 169
Re: Your "money is no object" lens

Kodak Kardon 47mm f/2 LTM.

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tex Veteran Member • Posts: 6,862
Leica WATE? MATE? Canon T/S 24? /nt
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andrewD2 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,645
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?

The most expensive one, then I'd sell it and get the SEL35F18.

Andrew

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Steven-T Veteran Member • Posts: 3,354
Here you go!

Almost there, missed by a hair!

WATE, MATE & 17TSE

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Godfrey Forum Pro • Posts: 29,031
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?

Well, for the Sony A7, that would be the Leica Elmarit-R 19mm f/2.8 type II. They're just a bit more expensive than I can rationalize spending money on as I don't use that wide a lens all that frequently. The type I model I *might* go for... they run about half the price.

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pwmoree Regular Member • Posts: 296
Re: So easy

Come on Danny, she is only 16 kilos. You are strong enough to do that AND you only have to go to your veranda. Good luck. Peter

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Mike Stratil Contributing Member • Posts: 812
The first thing...

I would do is buy a Sony A7R. If you've got a lot of $$$, get the best mirorless camera.

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tex Veteran Member • Posts: 6,862
GRRRRrrrrrrrr....envy. That sticker is hilarious, though.../nt
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Although maybe it should read: Lie-ca, & have an orange dot /nt
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quezra Senior Member • Posts: 3,915
Re: Your "money is no object" lens

Would be a hard one for me to decide between Leica WATE and 35 Summilux

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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?

While the Otus is a very nice lens, it is rather big for a mirrorless camera, I think something like the Leica M 50/2 Cron APO Asph would be more inline with the size of the camera.

The M 90AA is nice, as is the CV 125 APO macro, the FD 50 & 85 f1.2L's are nice, the FD 35/2.8 tilt shift is an amazing piece of glass, the Contax 50 & 85 anniversary f1.2's, the Contax 28/2 Hollywood, the Tokina 90 macro.

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Brian_Smith Senior Member • Posts: 2,553
Re: Your "money is no object" lens

areichow wrote:

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.

LOL! Great idea!

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Brian_Smith Senior Member • Posts: 2,553
Re: Your "money is no object" lens

Lightshow wrote:

While the Otus is a very nice lens, it is rather big for a mirrorless camera

You have a point about size, yet the combination balances much better than you'd imagine...

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Re: How shall we...

Marla2008 wrote:

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

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kenetik Regular Member • Posts: 176
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?

Because I am from a place where bigger is better, the Minolta 600mm f4 APO G.  It would have to be in good working condition, as repairs are costly.

(unknown member) Veteran Member • Posts: 9,509
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?

Nikon 300 f2 ais    IF I could find one that had not been cine modified.

Or 200 f2 (Canon if you want af on a A7/A7R, maybe Nikon ais otherwise).

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Brian_Smith
Brian_Smith Senior Member • Posts: 2,553
Re: Your "money is no object" lens

neil holmes wrote:

Nikon 300 f2 ais

Now THAT was a lens.

It was incredibly front-heavy, but it was sure sweet.

I shot this at the LA Olympics with a prototype:

cyip0 Regular Member • Posts: 219
Re: So easy

LOL, especially the part about a new truck, :-).

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JeffGo Contributing Member • Posts: 839
Re: Your "money is no object" lens

Leica WATE.

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jpr2 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,710
re: primes that no money can buy

primes that no money can buy in E-mount, esp. with fast AF'ing:

  • 85/1.4,
  • or 100/2,
  • or 135/2,

jpr2

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