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    While I'd expect to use anything and everything-- depends on the job--, I'm thinking that the unique proposition of the Komodo might be that I could throw it in my bag (gently!) with a compact, inexpensive, vintage prime for non-work travel. It could be the rangefinder of cine cameras, low profile, on hand just in case there's a moment you want to grab. So maybe my Nikon 28 f2.8?
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    If I could keep only one of my ca 100 lenses it would be the 28mm Otus on my Monstro. My Canon 50mm 0,95 Dreamlens would be hidden in a body cavity, though.
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    If KOMODO is all about horsepower-to-weight (and size) ration, I'd pick a lens that further maximizes it's capabilities while minimizing size and weight. Likely Canon RF 15-30 (first choice) or 24-70 (second choice).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Erickson View Post
    400mm for that bokeh (and effectively 600mm at S35 ��) Shot framing be damned
    Good choice. Probably the only lens that will get you a safe closeup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Rasberry View Post
    Minolta MD 28-70 f3.5-4.8 macro to start with. It’s already in the kit.
    A CN-E 18-80 rig would suit me well.
    I might have to search for that 28-70! I am in love with my minolta MD Rokkor 50 f1.4, one of my favourite lenses!

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Tiemann View Post
    If KOMODO is all about horsepower-to-weight (and size) ration, I'd pick a lens that further maximizes it's capabilities while minimizing size and weight. Likely Canon RF 15-30 (first choice) or 24-70 (second choice).
    The 15-35 is wonderful!

    I really hope an RF 24mm f2.8 pancake lens comes soon because that would be killer, especially if GDU does a modification ;)
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    Shame there's no way to use a Nikon 105/1.4E. That, for portrait and fashion, would be my first choice for sure. Shame it's not a G-type lens, at least then we could use mechanical adapters and manually change the aperture. There are hacks to set the aperture by carrying around a Nikon body, but meh. I wish everyone would bring back aperture rings. Yes, I know there's a Sigma 105/1.4 in EF mount, but it's not the same (even though it's actually technically somewhat sharper).
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    As much as it pains me to say it, if I was being dropped into a war zone and could only have one lens on it, I'd have to go with a Canon 24-105, just for the sheer versatility/range and "macro" ability. But that may be the old sports/news guy in me that's used to having a zoom lens that can 'cover it all'. In a more traditional "we're doing this all for camera" situation, maybe a CN-E 50. I've played the shoot it all on a 50 game before and you can do a lot with it, because it's fast(T1.3) and has pretty close focus(roughly a foot from the front of the lens).
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    Im really exciting to use my Leica M lenses on Komodo, I really hope that the OLPF glass plays nicely with wider M glass. If I had to pick one lens though its the Leica 28mm 1.4 Summilux-M or maybe the 50mm 1.4 Summilux-M....its a tough choice lol
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    Based on what I would use it for I would use something like a 50-135mm zoom. I already use that kind of lens on a Sony NEX when I shoot stage rehearsals. I'd set the camera to 24fps and let it go, then export still frames later.
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    I'd say if you have to go with one lens, a zoom is a great option.

    But, I do think you'll want to treat yourself to one of Komodo's biggest super powers by equipping it with a small and compact lens as well. That really sets it apart from larger cameras and setups.
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