Mu Eugene wrote in post #17273972
Decisions decisions... I'm thinking of expanding the role of A7R and/or even possibly acquiring the A7S -- point being I'm impressed with the A7 series performance and hooked on their compactness. I do realize that 5DIII's AF is still above A7 and 5DIII will continue to be my go to camera.
That being said, what should my first E-mount general purpose lens be? By expanded role of A7, I mean something I could carry with me to work whenever I feel like it or to pick it up when my cats are being adorable; just some random street shots or something out of everyday life.
I have three candidates:
Sony 55mm F1.8 Sonnar T* FE ZA
Sony 16-35mm Vario-Tessar T FE F4 ZA OSS
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T*
Any thoughts, abusive comments:p appreciated...
I just cant see any reason why to pick up the loxia 50 over the ze 55. the ze55 is sharp, can AF or even MF very well, wider aperture.... pretty much no reason for that one. I would pick whatever you were comfortable with your DSLR. I shot a 6D + 50, and transitioned to an A7r + 50.
I only used the ZE55 for a few days, and not sure how anyone else uses the AF, but I generally center point, focus recompose, or some times wide area + facial recognition. If you're ok with vintage manual lenses, the sky is the limit. Dirt cheap experiments can be lots of fun....
I got a little carried away:
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Sony A7riii/A9 - FE 12-24/4 - FE 24-240 - SY 24/2.8 - FE 28/2 - FE 35/2.8 - FE 50/1.8 - FE 85/1.8 - EF 135/1.8 Art - F 600/5.6 - CZ 100-300 - Astro Rok 14/2.8 - Tamron 17-28/2.8 - 28-75/2.8 RXD, 70-200/2.8 VC