Using a different lens every week (ahmm… well) for 70+ weeks (or more)… ;)


During the last, say, 13 years I’ve had the chance to gather experiences with many different cameras and lenses.

About 30 different digital camera and more than 150 different lenses went through my hands.

Here I’d like to assemble some short lists of recommendable gear that would make up excellent sets for all-purpose shooting. My focus is NOT on the most affordable stuff but on those items that provide the best value.

1. The Entry-DSLR (or Family-DSLR)

Nikon D3200
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 3.5-5.6/16-85 G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX 1.8/35 G
Tamron AF 4-5.6/70-300 Di SP VC USD
and if needed
Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX AF 2.8/11-16

2. The Outdoor-DSLR

Pentax K-30
Pentax SMC-DA 2.8/16-50mm (IF) SDM
Pentax SMC-DA 2.8/50-135mm (IF) SDM
Pentax SMC-DA 3,5-5,6/18-135 mm ED AL [IF] DC WR

3. The Level-Up-DSLR

Nikon D7100
Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 2.8/17-55mm G IF-ED
Nikkor AF-S 1.4/85 G
Nikkor AF 2.0/135 D DC
Nikkor AF-S 2.0/200  G ED VR II

4. The Prime-Fanatic-DSLR

Pentax K5DII
Pentax SMC-DA 4.0/15 ED AL Limited
Pentax SMC-DA 3.2/21 AL Limited
Pentax SMC-FA 1.8/31 AL Limited
Pentax SMC FA 1.9/43 Limited
Pentax SMC-FA 1,8/77 Limited
Pentax SMC-FA* 2.8/200

5. The Compact-High-Performance-CSC

Sony NEX-7
Sony SEL 4.0/10-18
Sony SEL 4.0/16-70
Sony SEL 1.8/35
Sony SEL 4,5-6,3/55-210

6. The Most-Compact-High-Performance-CSC

Sony NEX-6
Sony SEL 2.8/16
Sony SEL 2.8/20
Sigma 2.8/60 DN

7. The “All-Is-Fine”-CSC

Fuji X-E1
Zeiss Touit 2.8/12
Fujinon XF 1.4/35
Fujinon XF 2.4/60 Macro
Fujinon XF 2.8-4/18-55 OIS
and if needed
Fujinon XF 3,5-4,8/55-200 R LM OIS

8. The Purist-Rangefinder

Leica M Monochrom
Leica Summicron-M 2.0/28 ASPH.
Leica Summilux-M 1.4/35 ASPH.
Leica APO-Summicron-M 2.0/50 ASPH.
Leica APO-Summicron 2.0/75 ASPH.
and if needed
Leica Super-Elmar-M 3,4/21 ASPH.

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