In an effort to find the best lenses out there for the A7r, I put forth a simple open source Google sheets spreadsheet guide, that has started to take off! Starting with my own collection it’s now close to 80 lens profiles! The “UN-Official A7r Non Native Lens Guide” is public access, anyone can add a lens to it. It is deliberately kept very simple with few headings with only short notes on each entry. Essentially a quick reference guide to see if the lens you’re considering for your A7 series camera is worth investigation! WE ask that people who participate keep it simple…. If two people have different experiences, just add them. It’s not to argue, debate or judge.
Many wonderful legacy & modern options have made it on the list,
- Canon FD 50mm 1.2L
- Voigtlander 50 F1.1 Nokton
- Zeiss Apo Distagon, Otus 55mm 1.4
- Minolta Rokkor MC, 58mm f1.2
- Mitakon 50mm 0.95 Dark Knight Edition
- …. plus many more
The Sony A7 series is such a wonderful system with a litany of glass available, it seemed a natural fit to make this resource guide. Never is it to be used for profit and it’s link is easily accessed in many Sony A7 related Facebook Groups.
Many adapter types are listed so you can see what was paired with the lenses. For more in depth analysis please utilize Brian Smith’s awesome Sony A7 adapter guide.
I do ask that anyone sharing this guide please copy a link to my blog, webpage or both. I do have ongoing aspirations to be known as a Fine Art landscape photographer and some of my work has caught a bit of recognition. I look forward to additional comments and suggestions!