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Archive 2013 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.
  
 
plasticmotif
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Just something for fun. What do you consider the one must have lens, or one lens you couldn't be without, or the one lens you lust after from each manufacturer or mount if you want to go that far.

My Picks:

Canon: 200 f/1.8 EF
Nikon: 105 f/1.8 AIS ***
Contax Zeiss: 45 f/2 G ***
Leica R: 90 f/2.8
Konica: Hexanon 50 f/2
Zeiss: Zeiss Distagon 21 f/2.8 ***
Leica M: Summilux 50
Olympus: OM 21 f/2 ***
Tokina: 90 f/2.5 AT-X ***
Vivitar: 105 f/2.5 Series 1
Voigtlander: SL 58 f/1.4 ***
Minolta: MC 58 f/1.2 ***
Tamron: SP 90/2.8 ***
Sigma: Sigmatel 135 f/1.8

edit: Adding a few. Also *s for lenses I've used or owned.

Pentax: 85 f/1.4 A
Mamiya: 120 f/4 Macro ***



Edited on Feb 28, 2013 at 05:34 PM · View previous versions



Feb 28, 2013 at 04:31 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Is the game actually one lens per mount (you have separate Leica R and M)? In which case, I'd add the C/Y 35/1.4, and the alpha-mount ZA135/1.8.


Feb 28, 2013 at 04:46 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Lenses I own:

Zeiss: ZF.2 35/1.4 Distagon
Leica: 180/2 APO-Summicron-R
Olympus: 12/2
Panasonic: 25/1.4
Schneider-Kreuznach: 135/3.8 Xenar

Lenses I do not have, but plan for, in order of likelihood.

Mamiya RZ67: 90/3.5
[...big gap...]
Hasselblad: 30/5.6 XPan
Rollei: 110/2
Nikon: 200-400/4 VRII



Feb 28, 2013 at 04:52 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Lust:
Leica : 50 Lux ASPH
Nikon : 90/4.5 S.W.
Pentax : 75/2.8 A.L.

You'll pry it out of my cold dead hands:
Olympus : 50/3.5 Macro
Fuji : 150/5.6 NW



Feb 28, 2013 at 05:03 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Canon: 70-200/2.8 IS (owned)
Nikon: 24/1.4 (dreamed)
Sony: 135/1.8 (dreamed)
Sigma: 85/1.4 (wanted)
Tamron: 60/2 macro (wanted)
Tokina: 17/3.5 (pending delivery)
Panasonic: 25/1.4 (dreamed)
Olympus: 75/1.8 (dreamed)
Samsung: 85/1.4 (dreamed)
Fujifilm: 35/1.4 (dreamed)
other brands: no idea, as most are manual focus and I'm not into these, for better or for worse.



Feb 28, 2013 at 05:19 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Have:
Meyer Goerlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4
Canon FD 300mm/2.8L
Minolta Rokkor 58mm f/1.2
Steinheil Quinaron 135mm f/2.8
Novoflex Noflexar 35mm f/3.5
Rodenstock Apo Rodagon 75mm f/4.5 (not sure wheter I have this or only the 4.0 version)
Helios 40 85mm f/1.5
Kiron 105mm f/2.8 Macro
Vivitar 35mm f/1.9
Kiev Zenitar 16mm f/2.8

Want:
Sony STF 135mm f/2.8[4.5]
Nikon Nikkor 135mm f/2.0 DC (Defocus Control)
Schneider Kreuznach PC TS Super Angulon 28mm f/4.5
Mitutoyo Apo Plan 10x HR
Olymus Zuiko 90mm f/2.0
Coastal Optics 60mm f/2.8 Apo UV,Vis,IR
Tokina 90mm /2.5 Macro
Voigtlander 125mm f/2.5 Apo Lanthar
Leica R 100mm f/2.8 Makro
Tamron 180mm f/2.5
Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX HSM Makro

I talk about existing mass manufactured lenses, not prototypes like the Distagon 55mm f/1.4



Feb 28, 2013 at 05:29 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Excellent game ... this could become a sticky for the "who's who" of alt glass.


Edited on Feb 28, 2013 at 05:35 PM · View previous versions



Feb 28, 2013 at 05:32 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


redisburning wrote:
Lust:
Leica : 50 Lux ASPH
Nikon : 90/4.5 S.W.
Pentax : 75/2.8 A.L.

You'll pry it out of my cold dead hands:
Olympus : 50/3.5 Macro
Fuji : 150/5.6 NW


I love the Oly 50/3.5 quite a bit too.



Feb 28, 2013 at 05:32 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Dammit, one Zuiko only?

Considering all the lenses I have now:

Canon: 35/2.8 FD T/S
Olympus: 50/1.2
Tamron: 28-75/2.8



Feb 28, 2013 at 05:45 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


alexandre wrote:
Dammit, one Zuiko only?

Considering all the lenses I have now:

Canon: 35/2.8 FD T/S
Olympus: 50/1.2
Tamron: 28-75/2.8


So which Zuiko is it?



Feb 28, 2013 at 06:00 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


The 50/1.2. Zuiko is the lens brand of Olympus.


Feb 28, 2013 at 06:12 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


carstenw wrote:
The 50/1.2. Zuiko is the lens brand of Olympus.

Noted!



Feb 28, 2013 at 06:43 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Hmm, this is kind of tough considering I'm only attached to two systems and not much of an alt shooter...

Canon EF:

Current: 70-200/4 L IS - It's probably my most used lens on this system now that most of my 50mm and wider work is done with Leica. When it was released it was a definite optical improvement over the f/2.8 IS version of the time. Sharper, faster, more precise AF, better contrast, better handling of backlit situations, better IS, and way smaller and lighter. Haven't often missed having f/2.8. Haven't missed the size and weight.

Future: 200-400/4 L IS with built-in 1.4x TC. If this lens lives up to the hype and Canon doesn't price it out of the stratosphere (latest rumor is $15K US ), it will be my only 200mm + lens, replacing the 300/4 IS, 400/2.8 IS and 600/4 IS.

I don't shoot any alts on my Canon system because I wanted to downsize, hence the partial transition to the Leica M9, and that's where my money has gone over the last couple years:

Current: 21 Lux - There are other better (sharper, higher contrast) lenses at this and other focal lengths, from Leica, and others, but it's still a unique lens when desiring subject/background isolation wide open (CV21/1.8 is close, but noticeably not as dramatic). Otherwise I'd probably vote for the 21 SEM - small, super high resolution with great contrast and color.
Voigtlander 21/1.8 - Probably the best all-round 21mm M series lens for the combination of speed, sharpness (once stopped down a bit, though centrally very good at close distances) and price.
Voigtlander 12/5.6 LTM - very small with quite good performance, and not too expensive either. Included because it's LTM. IMO, they ruined it with the huge hood design when switching to M mount and also dropping the 30cm minimum focusing distance.
Nikkor 5cm f/1.4 LTM - a nice Sonnar lens with character wide open.

On the wish list:

Konica 60/1.2
Zeiss ZM85/2 - I've used enough to know it's really nice! Also easy to focus.
ZM35/1.4 - supposed to arrive this year - what characteristics will it have?



Feb 28, 2013 at 07:01 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


My Picks:

Canon: 17TSE
Nikon: 55macro
Contax Zeiss: 35/1.4(c/y) 45/2(G)
Leica R: 35-70/4 or APO 90
Konica: Hexanon 57/1.2
Zeiss: Zeiss Distagon 21 f/2.8
Leica M: Summilux 50 Asph
Olympus: OM 50 macro
Voigtlander: APO macro
Minolta: MC 58 f/1.2 I have it, & my collection is more or less complete.
Topcor: RE: 28, 35, 100, 85(I'd like it the most I think), I also really want to try one of their RF lenses.
Helios 40, again, last one was damaged in shipping.
Jupiter 3 50/1.5




Feb 28, 2013 at 07:45 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Leica: 28mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH (hard choice between this and the 50 cron)
Zeiss: 50mm f/1.5 Sonnar-C ZM (hopefully soon the be replaced with the new ZM 35/1.4)
Canon: 17mm TSE
Nikon: 28mm f/1.4 AF-D
Sigma: 30mm f/2.8 DN EX
Pentax: 50mm f/1.4 SMC-M (sentimental)
Voigtlander: 21mm f/1.8 ultron

Further I have no experience with brands so can't pick.



Feb 28, 2013 at 09:02 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


I don't have many brands...

Zeiss: MP 100/2
Sigma: 50/1.4
Canon: hmmmm, I have only 2 canon lenses (40/2.8 and 200/2.8), which are nice lenses, but I don't "need" them.
Minolta: 58/1.2



Feb 28, 2013 at 09:21 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Zeiss: 25mm f/2.8 Biogon ZM
Voigtlander: Snapshot-Skopar 25mm f/4
Contax Zeiss: 35mm f/1.4
Konica M: M-Hexanon 35mm f/2
Canon EF: 40mm f/2.8 STM
Minolta M: M-Rokkor 40mm f/2
Konica AR: 57mm f/1.2
Minolta MC: 58mm f/1.2
Olympus Pen F: 60mm f/1.5
Leica: Summilux-R 80mm f/1.4
Canon LTM: 100mm f/2



Feb 28, 2013 at 09:30 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


I can't do it Having a setup where I only had one lens from any given maker wouldn't make any sense to me.




Feb 28, 2013 at 09:32 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


That's wasn't the question. Which is the best from each brand, in your opinion?


Feb 28, 2013 at 09:34 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


If I had to trim my collection down to one lens per manufacturer (oh, the horror!) to make a useful set, I might end up with:

Peleng 8mm f3.5 fisheye
Oly OM Zuiko 18/3.5
Zeiss Contax 21/2.8
Asahi Pentax SMC Macro-Takumar 50/4
Minolta 58/1.2
Canon MP-E 65mm
Samyang 85/1.4
Leica 100/2.8 APO-Macro
CV 180/4 APO
Mamiya 300/2.8 APO



Feb 28, 2013 at 09:52 PM
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