I've previously had a Canon 600D and my trio of lenses I settled on were a Sigma 10-20, Samyang 35mm F1.4, and 55-250mm.
I tried a few longer lenses but hated the weight and bulk. Also, ISO 800 was about the limit!
A lot of my daytime shots were stoppped down to get plenty of depth of field, and night time shots wide open but always trying to maximise DOF.
I also hated the size of full frame cameras so never really considered them an option.
I sold all of my stuff about 6 months ago to pursue some other hobbies but feeling the urge again, haha.
I recently found out about the A7S and it just ticks so many boxes for me!
My main interests are low light photography for landscape purposes, and a bit of amateur hour with some film making, and of course both of the above in normal daylight as well.
I'm not keen to lug around a whole backpack full of gear anymore, so want to keep things compact.
I'm not exactly an oil baron so I'm already stretching the budget to own a single lense for the camera to start with.
My best two options look to be either the 55mm Sony/Zeiss F1.8 or the Mitakon 0.95 50mm.
Where I'm a bit stuck though is deciding which one!
I feel like I'm already making a possibly regrettable commitment to low light by opting for the A7S, so why not push that extra bit further and have the 0.95? It needs to be extreme to be worth the cost.
But I havent seen any sample pictures taken in a landscape sort of context, I'm unsure that it will have enough DOF when at infinity focus for what I'd like to do. Has anyone used one of these lenses for this?
The 55mm Zeiss looks ball bustingly sharp, but then its ability to resolve lots of detail goes a bit to waste with 12mp when it's meant for 36?
Kinda seems like you're paying for an A7R worthy lense that wont ever see it's potential.
I'm also concerned that F1.8 will dampen the fun of low light shots, and I would regret spending a lot and not opting for at least F1.4.
Soo... maybe the lack of sharpness of the 0.95 gets soaked up a bit by the low megapixel count, and looks great.
Cant decide! Any thoughts appreciated from anyone who's used one or both.
Ideally I'm after a small/light/discrete looking F1.4 or lower, 45-55mm with autofocus and Sony E F mount.