i can’t be the only person who is using an A7r and forthcoming mk II with digital panel lenses and a cambo actus or similar.
however lens choice seems to be a bit of a minefield especially if buying secondhand and information on digitars, digarons, app-rodagons, sinarons etc does not seem to be comprehensive and not helped by changes to names and pink bands, green bands etc etc.
so far i have purchased a schenider 80mm apo-digitar f4 that supposedly doesn't have the resolving power for a 5micron pixel pitch but the results are very impressive even with big shifts and it’s an excellent lens, better than any other 35mm prime i have tried on the a7r, i’m not seeing any colour degradation or the need for an LCC on shifting.
i also have a rodagon 60mm enlarging lens (non-apo) that while not in the same class is still as good as a canon prime and will do small shifts with little loss of quality.
i’m looking for a 35-50mm lens and after a bit of research have discounted the schneider 47mm xl as i believe it’s not quite up to the rodenstocks or the other focal lengths either side.
does anyone have any experience with or know the differences between a 35mm Apo sironar digital f4.5 (pink band) and a sinaron digital 35mm f5.6 apo (green band)?
I believe 35mm will not focus at infinity on the actus but my work is tabletop still life so shouldn’t be an issue. i have the canon 24TSE if i need to go wider.
any anecdotal info on what lenses work well or are not up to scratch appreciated.