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Archive 2013 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.
  
 
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p.2 #1 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


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


I don't think it's about best, necessarily. It's more about what you personally want to own or now that you've acquired you'll never let go.

Look at my list. The 90 Nikkor is hardly the best lens Nikon has ever made. Sure it's great, but it doesn't really compare as an achievement compared to the 400/2.8 ED does it? Or any of their UV lenses? But those lenses wouldn't be very useful to me. Similarly, my list contains precious few lenses compared to most because there would be too much overlap and I would use only the best lens I had of that type.



Feb 28, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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p.2 #2 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Considering only prime lenses that I have owned or currently own:

Canon EF 200/1.8L
Carl Zeiss ZE Distagon T* 21/2.8
Carl Zeiss Hasselblad Planar CF T* 80/2.8
Carl Zeiss Jena M42 Flektogon 35/2.4
Carl Zeiss Jena Pentacon 6 Flektogon MC 50/4
Carl Zeiss CY Planar 85/1.4 MMJ
Fuji Photo Fujinon EBC 35/2.8
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35/1.4 R
KMZ Industar-61 LZ 50/2.8 Macro
Leica Summicron-R 50/2 E55
Mamiya M645 A 200/2.8 APO
Mamiya M42 macro Sekor 60/2.8
Nikon Nikkor ED 500/4 P
Olympus OM Zuiko 50/1.2 Auto-S
Pentax K SMC Pentax-A* ED 200/2.8
Pentax M42 SMC Takumar 135/2.5
Rokinon 85/1.4 Aspherical IF AF
Samyang ED 14/2.8 AS IF UMC
Sigma EX 120-300/2.8 OS HSM
Tamron SP 180/3.5 AF Di Macro 1:1
Tokina AT-X 90/2.5 Macro
Tokyo Kogaku Horseman Professional 105/3.5
Vivitar Series 1 90/2.5
Voigtlander 180/4 Apo-Lanthar CF SL
Zenitar Zenit 16/2.8 FE (180/44)

Special lenses that are on my to-get list:

Canon EF 800/5.6L IS
Pentax K SMC Pentax-A* ED 200/4 Macro
Schneider-K Pentacon 6 Xenotar MF 80/2.8



Feb 28, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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p.2 #3 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


jcolwell wrote:
Rokinon 85/1.4 Aspherical IF AF
Samyang ED 14/2.8 AS IF UMC


If you're going to count Samyang's multifarious aliases as separate makes, then you might as well include their whole lens lineup. You've got, at least: Bower, Opteka, Polar, Pro-Optic, and Vivitar remaining to cover the 35/1.4, 24/1.4, and upcoming T/S (Samyang produces more brand names than lenses).



Feb 28, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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p.2 #4 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Walimex is another brand for Samyang.


Feb 28, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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p.2 #5 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Own:
Canon 300 f2.8 L IS Mk II
Contax G 45 f2

Used to own:
Contax 645 Apo Makro
Minolta Rokkor 58 f1.2
Nikon 14-24 (wish I could've manually focused it on my 5D Mk II)

Pine for:
Canon 500 F4 IS Mk II
Leica R 280 F4 APO-Telyt
Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar
Voigtlander 125mm f/2.5 Apo-Lanthar Macro SL II
Contax Zeiss 85/1.2 Jahre 60th MMG
Zeiss “Planar T * 50mm f/1.4 ZA Mount
Olympus pen f zuiko 42 mm f/1.2
Sigma 35mm f1.4 EX HSM
Leica 28mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH
Olympus OM 21mm F2
Zeiss 12mm f2.8 E-Mount

I've played this game before..



Feb 28, 2013 at 11:52 PM
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p.2 #6 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Of the ones I have owned and currently own

Contax 85/1.2 Jahre 60 (or Contax 55/1.2 Jahre 100)
Nikon 24/1.4
Pentax FA 31/1.8 LTD
Voigtlander 125/2.5 APO
Tokina 90/2.5
Leica 180/2 APO
Sony Zeiss 135/1.8
Minolta 1x-3x Macro
The wide angle version of the Distagon 55/1.4
Canon 65 MPE
Olympus Zuiko 90/2

Lenses that I might get:
Zeiss 135/2 APO
Sigma 35/1.4
Leica 21 SEM

Lenses that I dream to own:
Leica 50 APO
Olympus 250/2
Konica Hexanon 60/1.2
That new sweet looking Nikon 600

Edited on Mar 01, 2013 at 01:48 PM · View previous versions



Mar 01, 2013 at 01:11 AM
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p.2 #7 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Some are lenses I have owned, some are ones I'd hope to own or would own if I had a system that worked well with them (for instance, though the Zeiss 21/2.8 is on here, I won't ever own it because I don't shoot full frame, and it's kind of pointless for a crop). I'll point out the ones I own or have owned.

Anyway:
Canon: 70-200 f/2.8L IS II (owned)
Nikon: 14-24mm f/2.8
Olympus: 75mm f/1.8 (own)
Panasonic: 25mm f/1.4 (own)
Fuji: 35mm f/1.4 (own)
Zeiss: 21mm f/2.8 Distagon
Leica: 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux
Konica: Hexanon 57mm f/1.2 (own)
Sigma: 35mm f/1.4
Pentax: S-M-C Takumar 50mm f/1.4 (owned)
Sony (cheating since it's Zeiss too): 135mm f/1.8
Tamron: 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Samyang: 85mm f/1.4 (own)
Tokina: 11-16mm f/2.8
Voigtlander: 125mm f/2.5 APO Lanthar



Mar 01, 2013 at 01:50 AM
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p.2 #8 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Limiting this to lenses I've owned or shot with extensively:

Nikon: Nikkor-S.C 5cm f1.4 LTM
Pentax: FA 50mm f1.4
Sony: 85mm f2.8 SAM
Zeiss: ZA E 24/1.8
Olympus: Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 II
Canon: 70-200/4L
Minolta: A 70-210/4
Panasonic: 14-45 OIS
Voigtlander: Nokton 58/1.4 SLII
Tamron: SP 90/2.8 Di Macro
Sigma: 24/2.8 Super-Wide II
Yashica: ML 50/2



Mar 01, 2013 at 01:58 AM
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p.2 #9 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Fun game

Canon 85/1.2 MkII
Nikon 14-24/2.8
Mamiya 250 APO (6x7)
Zeiss 21/2.8
Zuiko 21/2
Sigma 85/1.4
Hasselblad (V) 40/4 CFE
Mamiya 43/4.5 (7)



Mar 01, 2013 at 04:58 AM
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p.2 #10 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Interesting game... In order of increasing focal length, here's what I'd pick:

Canon 17mm f/4
Nikon 24mm f/1.4
Sigma 35mm f/1.4
Leica 50mm f/0.95
Helios 85mm f/1.5
Zeiss 135mm f/1.8
Voigtlander 180mm f/4
Olympus 250mm f/2



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p.2 #11 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


My wants:
(Other than the Rokkor)

LightShow wrote:
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


Add to that:
FD SSC 50 & 85 Asph.
FL 58/1.2
Canon LTM 28/2.8, 50/1.5

Keepers:
Minolta: MC 58 f/1.2
Topcor R 135/3.5, RE 58/1.8
OM 21/3.5 & 50/1.4
Leica M Elmarit 28
Canon FD SSC 35/2.8 Tilt/Shift, 24/2.8
Super-Tak 85/1.9










Mar 01, 2013 at 07:27 AM
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p.2 #12 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Here is my lists cheating a bit using different mounts but trying to get a quite complete set of primes. First for Canon full-frame with a shaved mirror

18mm - Olympus OM f/3.5
21mm - Zeiss ZE f/2.8***
24mm - Canon EF f/3.5L TSE
28mm - Nikon f/1.4
35mm - Sigma (A) f/1.4
43mm - Pentax Limited f/1.9
50mm - Canon nFD f/1.2L
57mm - Konica Hexanon AR f/1.2
60mm - Coastal Optics APO f/4
85mm - Contax N f/1.4
100mm - Contax C/Y f/2
135mm - Zeiss/Sony f/1.8
180mm - Voigtlander APO f/4
250mm - Leica R APO f/4
400mm - Minolta APO f/5.6***

Here is my micro 4/3rds list

12mm - Voigtlander M-mount f/4.5
14mm - Schneider Super Angulon f/2
17mm - Voigtlander f/0.95
25mm - Panasonic/Leica f/1.4***
28mm - Leica M-mount f/2
45mm - Contax G f/2
60mm - Konica M-mount f/1.2
75mm - Olympus f/1.8
100mm - Leica R APO F/2.8
200mm - Pentax A* ED f/4
400mm - Minolta APO f/5.6***



Mar 01, 2013 at 08:57 AM
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p.2 #13 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


mpmendenhall wrote:
If you're going to count Samyang's multifarious aliases as separate makes, then you might as well include their whole lens lineup. You've got, at least: Bower, Opteka, Polar, Pro-Optic, and Vivitar remaining to cover the 35/1.4, 24/1.4, and upcoming T/S (Samyang produces more brand names than lenses).


Well, at least somebody is paying attention.



Mar 01, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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p.2 #14 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


currently
SONY SEL 35mm 1,8



Mar 01, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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p.2 #15 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


This is surprisingly difficult as most of my favourites are Contax and Zeiss Z*!

These are personal favourites from each manufacturer for use on my 5DII (I don't own them all)

Canon EF: 70-200/4 L
Canon FD: 35/3.5 TS
Nikon AiS: 55/2.8 micro Nikkor
Minolta: 58/1.2
Contax: 35-70/3.4 Vario-Sonnar
Zeiss Z*" 100/2 Macro-Planar
CZ Jena: 35/2.4 Flektogon
OM Zuiko: 100/2
Voigtlander: 125/2.5 APO
Pentax: 85/1.9 Super-Tak
Leica R: 28/2.8 Elmarit
Sigma: 150/2.8 Macro
Tamron: 90/2.5 Macro
Tokina: 100/2.9 D Macro
Mamiya 645: 120/4 Macro
Vivitar Ser1: 28/1.9

What surprised me is that I've got 7 macros in there!

This is not a balanced list as I had to leave out favourites like:

Contax: 28/2.8
Contax: 35/1.4
Zeiss Z*: 25/2.8
Minolta MD: 24/2.8
and the Zeiss Z* 21/2.8 would definitely be in there if it wasn't so big and heavy!






Mar 01, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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p.2 #16 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Ones I own/have owned:

Pentax: FA 43mm f/1.9 Ltd (or maybe DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Ltd.)
Soviet (cheating a bit): Helios-44K-4 58mm f/2
Nikon: 135mm f/2 Ai-s
Tokina: 50-135mm f/2.8 (Nikon mount)
Olympus: 45mm f/1.8
Panasonic: 25mm f/1.4
Sigma: 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 (v1)
Tamron: 17-50mm f/2.8 (v1)
M42 generally: Tomioka-Yashinon 60mm f/2.8 Macro
Minolta: Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.7 (only one I've used, but I loved it)

Would love to own:

Nikon: 200mm f/2 VR
Olympus: 75mm f/1.8
Panasonic: 7-14mm f/4



Mar 01, 2013 at 02:21 PM
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p.2 #17 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


This sounds painful but here goes:

(lenses I could conceivable adapt to my A99)

Canon 17mm tse (this would take some doing)
Samyang 24mm tse
Pentax 35mm f3.5 on mirex
C/Y 50mm f1.4 leitaxed
Hartblei Super-Rotator 80mm f/2.8
HASSELBLAD 110MM F/2 PLANAR on mirex
Mamiya 120mm A Macro on mirex***
Leica 180mm / f2.0 APO leitaxed

currently only have the mamiya on the list though.



Mar 01, 2013 at 02:46 PM
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p.2 #18 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


This is what I like most from my about 100 lenses:

Zeiss ZE/F-Distagon 21/2.8,Makro Planars 50/2 and 100/2
Zeiss C/Y: Distagon 28/2.8,Planar 50/1.7,Sonnar 85/2.8
Zeiss G : 45/2
Minolta MD: 24/2.8 MC,35/1.8 MC,50/1.4 MC PG,85/1.8 MC
Canon FD:28/2,50/1.4,100/2.8 SSC,200/4 Macro
Oly:24/2.8,50/3.5 macro,100/2.8
Yashica: 35/2.8ML,50/1.7 ML
Nikon: 105/2.8 Micro,105/2.5 AIS,180/2.8 AIS ED
Voigtlander:Nokton 58/1.4
Sigma:Apo Macro 180/5.6,Super wide II 24/2.8
Tamron:90/2.5 macro,300/5.6 SP
Rollie: 50/1.8 Planar HFT
Pentax: 50/4 and 100/4 SMC M macros
Canon EF 100/2.8 L IS macro,70-200/4 L IS

I don't really need more lenses but,say,acquiring Rokkor 58/1.2,Canon fd 24/2,Pentax and Zuiko 35/2 would be nice.And maybe some more



Mar 01, 2013 at 03:20 PM
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p.2 #19 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Leica WATE
Zeiss 50mm sonnar
CV 35mm nokton
Contax G 90mm
Minolta 70-200 G
Sony 70-400

All of the above would look good on my nex.



Mar 01, 2013 at 03:33 PM
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p.2 #20 · Game: One lens from each manufacturer.


Peire wrote:
This is what I like most from my about 100 lenses:

Zeiss ZE/F-Distagon 21/2.8,Makro Planars 50/2 and 100/2
Zeiss C/Y: Distagon 28/2.8,Planar 50/1.7,Sonnar 85/2.8
Zeiss G : 45/2
Minolta MD: 24/2.8 MC,35/1.8 MC,50/1.4 MC PG,85/1.8 MC
Canon FD:28/2,50/1.4,100/2.8 SSC,200/4 Macro
Oly:24/2.8,50/3.5 macro,100/2.8
Yashica: 35/2.8ML,50/1.7 ML
Nikon: 105/2.8 Micro,105/2.5 AIS,180/2.8 AIS ED
Voigtlander:Nokton 58/1.4
Sigma:Apo Macro 180/5.6,Super wide II 24/2.8
Tamron:90/2.5 macro,300/5.6 SP
Rollie: 50/1.8 Planar HFT
Pentax: 50/4 and 100/4 SMC M macros
Canon EF 100/2.8 L IS macro,70-200/4 L IS

I don't really need more lenses but,say,acquiring Rokkor 58/1.2,Canon fd 24/2,Pentax and Zuiko 35/2 would be nice.And maybe some more


I like your list. Have you tried G28, Oly 50/2 Macro, Nikon 105/1.8, Sigma 150 Macro and Pentax 85/1.4 A?



Mar 01, 2013 at 03:35 PM
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