Several pieces have made their exit from the arsenal in the past couple of days, most notable among them the Voigtlander 75mm f/1.5. I never got anything out of it that was even close to what my friend gets from her copy. That look in her shots that was reminiscent of a Mandler design never showed up in mine, neither with the R5 nor the a7 IV.
It has been directly replaced by a Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art, the L-mount version of which I had a copy some time back and regretted letting it go. It’s about 98% of the quality of the RF 85mm f/1.2, albeit with a distinctly different draw; at less than half the weight and price.
Shortcutting my way to augmenting the FE-mount lineup, a Sigma MC-11 was added and found to work nicely with the 135mm f/2, a lens for all cameras. It’ll get put to the test with the 200mm f/2.8 and extender tomorrow. Back when I had my first copy of this adapter, none of the Sony bodies could do continuous AF with it. Times changed for the better, I see.
Still neither rhyme nor reason to the changes, with maybe one or two more in store . . . just enjoying meandering . . .