What do you think of my lense choices

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      <p class=”first”>Hey all, I was just wanting to get some
      feedback from people about my options for choice of lenses on my FS100.
      Basically I have been using it with the kit zoom lense since purchase,
      but I just feel like it is not making the camera “sing” like I want it
      to. I do corporate shoots / promos / and small TVC’s. I am really after
      some lenses that will help me take advantage of the 35mm sensor,
      increase that shallow DOF look, and be reasonable quality at the same
      time. Budget is a little limited, so the below lenses are all pretty
      inexspensive with the exception of a few standouts which (if I am
      convinced they will really look great), I am happy to spend a little
      more more on…

      Here’s my list (in no particular order – just the oder of my B&H
      wishlist) – I’d love some feedback from people that know their stuff.

      – Sony – SAL-50F14 Normal 50mm f/1.4 Autofocus Lens
      – Sony – SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 [T 4.5] Manual Focus
      – Sony – DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM Lens
      – Sony – SAL-50F18 50mm f/1.8 DT AF Lens
      – Sony – SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens
      – Sony – E-Mount SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Alpha E-Mount Lens
      – Sony – VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens
      – Sony – SAL-1635Z 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* AF SLR Lens

      And just for fun: Lensbaby – Composer W/Tilt Transformer

      I’d love to hear thoughts on these options, which are a waste of my
      time / money, and which will become invaluable to me in your opinion.

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      If you haven’t already, you might take a look at Shawn Lam’s excellent reviews – http://www.shawnlam.ca/2011/sony-fs100-prime-lens-vs-zoom-lens/ – of various lenses for your camera. You may find it helpful in your decision-making.


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