I'm about to make the plunge, and although the sony lenses are controversial many of you seem to know which legacy lenses are a dream to use. I'd appreciate any suggestions or links! I'd especially like to know about primes.
You have some very nice images on your site. If you want to stay in the 17-35 range then the Voigtlander wide-angles that both serhan and I mentioned are good choices. It is hard to fine small, wide angle manual lenses that don't break the bank. The Voigtlanders aren't cheap, but they seem to work very well on the NEX outside of some color-shift issues that can be corrected in post-processing. A little less wide and you can get the Voigtlander 21mm. There are many 35mm rangefinder lenses as well made by Voigtlander, Zeiss and Leica.I'm into all kinds of photography, but I'd mainly use a NEX for Street or Decisive Moment. I've never dealt with a manual focus lens, but I'm up for the challenge. I had to sell most of my equipment recently (Canon) to try and pay off student loans and move for a new job. It's time for a new approach I think.
Photography by Nirav Shah
I have only used zoom lenses with my Canon Rebel, but prefer the 17-35 range even on standard zoom.
Thanks for all the tips!
Is there a good site with reviews on some of these lenses so I can decide which compromises to make (CA, vignetting, cost, resolution, etc.)?
I'll have to start looking more carefully!