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    Last Decision and shopping is Over

    Okay I have on hand the NovaFlex Nikon G to the FE adapter. With that adapter I have the Leica 19 R and Zeiss 135 F2 in Nikon mount. I bought the 35 FE and just enough cash left to get a 85mm. I sold my Nikon 85mm so I was thinking of getting a used Zeiss 85mm 1.4 ZF.2 Nikon mount so they all share this adapter but than a very nice forum member got a Alpa LAEA4 that he is sending me so I could buy a used Sony 85 1.4 ZA lens which would actually give me 2 AF lenses a 35 and 85 plus the cheap zoom. I just never handled the ZA but I bet my bottom dollar its amazing and nice to manual focus it. Any thoughts would be helpful. Than I am done and converted over. I may add that Minolta High Speed 200mm 2.8 early next year. I had that lens its wahoo baby.
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    Re: Last Decision and shopping is Over

    I should never say I am done buying gear that would be a outright stinking lie but it sounds good. ROTFLMAO

    I still need a flash.
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    Re: Last Decision and shopping is Over

    Kudos, Guy! You're a brave man!! I'm not sure I would have ditched all my tried and trusted DSLR gear in exchange for A7 and A7R if good AF performance was part of the job description (it isn't for my cams). Please let us know how you get on!

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    Re: Last Decision and shopping is Over

    Well for AF work the zoom would be fine. 35mm is great for grip and grin the 85mm I could go either way. I actually enjoy manual focusing and actually dislike AF. I never trust it and its always a source of issues
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    Re: Last Decision and shopping is Over

    Couldn't agree more, Guy! That's why I stopped using it altogether...

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    Re: Last Decision and shopping is Over

    I had a 85ZA on my A900. It was excellent, as you would expect.
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    Second on the 85ZA, I have bought and sold many lenses and this one is here to stay.

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    +1 on the 85ZA, I have been using it with the NEX7. It's a solid performer and I love the draw on it as is to be expected with Zeiss lenses. I can't wait to move to the A7r myself so let me know how that LAEA4 works out.

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    Re: Last Decision and shopping is Over

    I did buy a used excellent condition85 1.4 ZA from KEH . Hopefully here for Christmas. Thanks for your help. Final lens lineup Leica 19, 35FE, 85ZA, Zeiss 135, kit zoom 28-70.
    I do want the FE 55 and Zeiss 25f2 but those will have to wait a bit. Also both A7 and A7r
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    Re: Last Decision and shopping is Over

    Perhaps the right subject title for this thread is "Last Decision and shopping is Over ... Until I have some more Money to spend. "

    Sadly, I know that's how it tends to work for me. Such is the life.
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    Re: Last Decision and shopping is Over

    Perfectly stated Godfrey and it seems to run rampant amongst us gear slut whores. ROTFLMAO
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    Re: Last Decision and shopping is Over

    Guy did you keep your D800E? Are you liking the Sony better than Nikon?

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