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| p.8 #3 · If you could only have 20 lenses.... |
Gee, how did I miss this thread for over a couple weeks?
TS-E - all of them, but only if there is a 45 mkII (so that makes 4 lenses)
400/2.8ISII (despite the f/4 zoom, I still can't convince myself to let go of the 2.8 prime)
Leica M series (most recent version unless otherwise noted):
50/1.4 (I will forgo the Nocti)
OM250/2 (no idea if it's any good, but was always curious)
Nikkor 300/2 (in case the Olympus disappoints )
$10m commission to Zeiss to make a 50mm f/0.5
You know, it's actually pretty difficult to keep it under 20...
If I could, I'd add some other character lenses for the Leica M, such as:
50 Summarit f/1.5
50 Lux v.1 or 2
35 Lux pre-Asph
And those are just the ones I'm vaguely familiar with... there must be dozens more.
A smart choice....I'd go for 50 f/1.0L too, as opposed to one of them Noctilux lenses.
I'd categorize the 50 f/1.0L as a character lens, having used copies a few brief times... The amazing thing though about the Nocti, and definitely the 50 Lux ASPH, is they're actually sharp wide open, without a ton of SA glow, but just enough to fend off harshness. The 50 f/1.0Ls that I've had a chance to try were all quite glowy.