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Which Zeiss Batis would you buy if you could ONLY buy ONE?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by Xterra, May 12, 2016.

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  1. Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8

    31.6%
  2. Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2

    47.4%
  3. Zeiss Batis 85 f/1.8

    21.1%
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  1. Xterra

    Xterra TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 8, 2016
    Strasbourg, France
    David
    Which Zeiss Batis would you buy if you could ONLY buy ONE? For me its the 2/25
     
  2. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

    370
    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    25 but only because I already have a Voigtlander 15mm otherwise it would have been the 18.
     
  3. pbizarro

    pbizarro TalkEmount Veteran

    358
    Nov 24, 2014
    Portugal
    The one with the focal length I need.
     
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  4. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

    370
    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    Can we do this for the loxia because i'm all over that 21 like a fat kid on a cup cake.
     
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  5. Blueshound

    Blueshound TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jan 27, 2016
    Brian
    At the moment I'm thinking the Batis 25, as that lens would probably be the most useful for me as a general "walk around", and could do double-duty at 36mm in crop mode.

    The 18 is tempting, though, as is the Loxia 21.

    Brian
     
  6. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    The 25. The other two are tempting, but I rationalized...25 is closer to a focal length that I would use most often, and it's f/2 fast.
    And there isn't a competitive legacy lens as a substitute for a good price.
    The 85 would become a shelf queen, unless I shoot head shots every day.
     
  7. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    Ha ha, not really a hypothetical scenario for me.
    To me, each one is almost equally tempting... and equally hard for me to justify spending that much money on.
     
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  8. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Only one ever? Or like, "only one this year"?
     
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  9. Xterra

    Xterra TalkEmount Regular

    93
    Feb 8, 2016
    Strasbourg, France
    David
    Why don't you make a poll for all Loxia's then?
     
  10. Xterra

    Xterra TalkEmount Regular

    93
    Feb 8, 2016
    Strasbourg, France
    David
    it didn't say ever, you can change your vote answer later if you like. But for now....
     
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  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    85 because it's a focal length I use more often.
     
  12. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    In terms of what's lacking in what I have, probably either the 25/2 or the 18/2.8, then. I want to say the 85, but between my Contax G 90mm and my FD85L, I really don't need another 85mm, if I'm honest with myself.

    Dishonesty with myself, however dictates that I want the whole set.
     
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