Upload & Sell: On
| p.2 #10 · Sell my Zeiss 21/2.8 ZE for a 25/2 ZE? |
Sometimes the obvious is OK. For example, I decided today, that I will sell my 21/2.8 ZE, because I use my Canon TS-E 24/3.5L II a lot more. Also, it will help to pay for the Canon TS-E 17/4L that I just ordered. Given that I will have the TS-E 17/4L and 24/3.5L II, I figure it's obvious that I should sell the 21/2.8 ZE. Don't get me wrong - I love the ZE, it's just that I don't use it. OTOH, my Contax 28/2.8 and 35-70/3.4 are staying. OTOOH, my Planar 85/1.4 MM is going. Damn balance sheets!
Yes, I did very similar thing, selling my ZE 21 after finding I gravitate to the 24 TSE II for IQ in that focal range, and using the 16-35L II for convenience. I didn't want another lens to carry around in that range, and used the ZE money to finance a different lens (28-300L) that I found much more useful for my needs. Can't have it all.
Bob -- I think your keeping the 21 makes a lot of sense for your grouping of primes. I'd also suggest you buy the relatively inexpensive ZE 28/2 (used). Although some don't care for its reduced "Zeissiness", it looks very interesting as a variation, maybe useful in harsher contrast scenarios. I've been thinking about it myself. I had the ZE 21 and the ZE 35/2, and if I was carrying only those two, it was a huge focal leap between them. A 28 handles that gap nicely. If you buy used, you can always sell the 28 for what you paid for it if you don't like it. So why not give it a try?
Congrats on your 15mm!