For a while now, I have been kicking around the idea of getting one of the Zeiss lenses
but have been put off for a couple reasons
1st : MF
3rd: I haven't been sure which focal length I really wanted.
So now, I am again entertaining the idea
to try one of the Zeiss lenses
and I am debating between the 21, and the 135 APO f2. I don't have the budget for the OTUS 85 (which would have been nice... but no)
My worry is this
While I really like potraits, I have never shot a 135 without AF or IS. I am not sure about the learning curve. And while the lens is on of the sharpest lenses out there, I am not sure that I would be able to differentiate it from the 135 f2 Canon with my (lack of) skills.
The 21mm is an unique focal length and I like the pictures I have seen with it. Again I am trying to envision the use with the MF
So my question is this: Given that I am a spoiled brat and started to shoot just recently and have never learned properly to use a manual lens - which one is the most forgiving?
Granted, the most cost effective idea would be to experiment with a cheaper MF lens or turn off the AF on one of my current lenses - but I am not sure that a "lesser" build of a lens or one not built for MF would be the same experience given the attention to detail of the focus ring movement etc.
Any ideas or insights?