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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Help with tele lens choices


Hi Folks
I'm in a bit of a quandry, I have a mix of FE lenses and a few canon mount alt lenses which are getting little use compared to their native brethren.

I have:
Voigtlander 90mm SLII EF mount
Leica 100 Apo macro Elmarit-r (+ elpro)
Zeiss 135 Apo Sonnar ZE

I like having a macro lens around as I do like doing some flower shots etc.

The Leica and Zeiss 135 are both stunning, but long, heavy and cumbersome especially when adapters are added to the mix.

I've spotted a used Batis 135 and also fancy the Voigtlander 65.

Would you swap for the new FE wonder lenses?
I know I would lose 1:1 macro but think I can live with that

Help, too many choices



Sep 28, 2017 at 11:12 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Help with tele lens choices


I also have the Batis 85 FWIW


Sep 28, 2017 at 11:12 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Help with tele lens choices


I've had both the Leica 100/2.8 Apo Macro and the CV 90/3.5 and sold them, and I find that the Sony 90/2.8 G macro is an excellent replacement for them. The Sony 90/2.8 G isn't apochromatically corrected, but still very well colour corrected, as Jim Kasson mentions when comparing it to the Voigtländer 65/2. So here is a dream setup:

Voigtländer 65/2 Apo macro
Zeiss Batis 85/1,8
Sony 90/2.8 G macro
Zeiss Batis 135/2,8 Apo

The only thing that could replace the Sony 90/2.8 G would be a future Zeiss 100/2,8 apo macro or Zeiss 120/4 apo macro.



Sep 29, 2017 at 01:10 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Help with tele lens choices


I'm going to contradict my previous post a little now. Consider if you would be happy any changes you make to your setup now, if an excellent, yet portable native 180mm-ish lens turns up within a year or two.

Another outsider short tele may be the Sony 100/2.8 GM APD lens.



Sep 29, 2017 at 01:49 AM







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