Wow, thanks for all the replies guys. Appreciate it.
So, from what I've seen Zeiss seems to be the fan favorite here. As far as lens type/focal lengths; If you had three to choose from to carry in your kit - which would you carry and why? Which do you find best for wide shots, closeups, etc... I'm very curious as to which lenses I MUST have and those I can add later.
Vuilang, and everyone else, beyond body/lenses these are the other items I intend to order: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=wishListDetail.jsp&A=wishlistDetail&Q=&li=46A71EA9F5 (Anyone use any of these products before, suggestions?)
Thanks again guys.
It depends on how much money you want to spend, but I'd say to start with either:
•18mm f/3.5 or 21mm f/2.8 for the wide end
•35mm f/2 or 50mm (f/1.4 or f/2, in this case the f/2 is more expensive)
If you don't want to shoot ultra wide at all you could get away with the 35, 50, and 85, but that 21 2.8 is an awesome lens and so is the 18mm. For the 50mm the 1.4 is only $725, the f/2 Makro is $1200 I think, but it's incredibly sharp and has macro capability (min. focus distance is 10"). The 85mm is an excellent portrait range and produces a stunning bokeh. The 100mm Makro is the only ZE lens they have any longer than that, and while it is amazing it's almost $2k.
You could create some truly sick images with those and keep yourself busy for quite a while. I wouldn't buy any more new lenses than that at 1 time, 3 is already pushing it. You want to spend time learning each lens and figuring out it's quirks, sweet spots, etc.