December 16, 2020

From Gerald R. Lucas

Inevitable Consequences covid-19: day 269 | US: GA | info | exit

I’m not sure the Fujifilm X-T30 is long for my ownership—I almost wrote “collection,” but that’s hardly accurate, as I dispose of the unused quickly. I know with the SL, I will just not use the X-T30—which would you choose? Selling, or even sending back, the X-T30 and the lens would free up money for two more lenses for the SL. I suppose this is the inevitable consequence of getting another full-frame mirrorless camera.

VM 50mm f/3.5 Heliar

The first I would likely get would be the Voigtlander 21mm f/1.8 Ultron. A wide, fast prime would be a lot of fun to use on the SL. I would even go for the Voigtlander 28mm f/2 Ultron, though it’s not much wider than my 35mm Summicron.

Another could be the Sigma 45mm F2.8 Contemporary DG DN. The size is perfect for the SL, and the reviews are pretty solid. It’s a bit slower than I’d like, but if I can pick it up used, it would be great to try.

The Voigtlander 50mm f/3.5 Heliar is an odd one for me to consider, but after Steve Huff’s glowing review, it needs to go on the list. Huff compares it favorably to one of my all-time favorite lenses: “this lens renders quite a bit like the $7700 Leica 50 APO.” Wow, that is no small statement, but the examples on his review illustrate what he’s on about. I could even imagine this lens with a close-focus adapter for even more bokehliciousness.

These are probably my top three, in order of preference. Autumn’s gonna kill me...