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p.3 #1 · State of your Gear and Plans

This includes my wife's gear.






I'm thinking of selling one of the D700s, depending on how many weddings I book in the next year. When I stop shooting for money, everything will be sold except for the two compacts, and I might pick up an x100/s. Right now, there isn't really anything I'd like to buy besides an x100s, which I have no plans to buy at this time. Part of me would like a 24/2.8 for weddings, but given how I pretty much only use the 35/2 when shooting, part of me feels like I'd rarely, if ever, use it.

Jul 19, 2013 at 03:42 PM
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p.3 #2 · State of your Gear and Plans

sebboh wrote:
yup, i also have bag somewhere full of nifty fifties and crappy zooms that came with old film cameras but aren't worth the effort to sell.

I gave a bunch of lenses like this away here on FM last year for only the cost of shipping.

Jul 19, 2013 at 04:08 PM
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p.3 #3 · State of your Gear and Plans

I recently joined the minimalist camp: Leica R7 with 21-35, 35/2.8, and 50/2, mostly with Ektar and a Pacific Imaging 7250pro3 scanner. Well, okay, minimalist compared to what I used to have.

I plan to get a mirrorless body, autofocus lens, and Speed Booster. I haven't been sold yet on any of the existing options. So I will wait for the fall announcements, and perhaps even the January announcements, then pick up a used X-Pro1 for cheap because it will be "obsolete" and my ideal digital camera will not have materialized. C'est la vida photog.

Jul 19, 2013 at 04:36 PM
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p.3 #4 · State of your Gear and Plans

This looks like it could become the (un)official Alt Forum Swap Meet Thread

Would like to pick up a Zeiss 25 and a Mirex for M645 glass ... and maybe return some "idle" lenses into circulation. I seem to have settled in around the 24mm FL, so my Oly 18/3.5 and Oly 21/3.5 don't see the use that they could.

I toy with swapping them out for the Tokina 16-28/2.8, but just can't seem to pull the trigger to let them go. Same goes for several other lenses that I spent a good deal of time and effort to find, but just don't shoot with that much anymore.

I'll probably need an "intervention" to help me downsize.

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Jul 19, 2013 at 05:00 PM
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p.3 #5 · State of your Gear and Plans

EOS system:

- 5D - pretty happy with it, will go for a 5D2 or 6D one day but no hurry

- CZ Distagon 21/2.8 ZE
- Sigma 35/1.4
- CZ Makro-Planar 50/2 ZE
- Canon 100/2.8L IS
- Canon 135/2L

These lenses pretty much cover everything I do. It was a long road to get here, but I'm very satisfied with this gear. Of course, there's always something that could be added: I'd love to have a T&S lens (for close-up or macro work, not landscape) and something between 21mm and 35mm (for landscape) and between 50mm and 100mm (again for landscape) could be useful, but not planning to buy anything else for now. Well, maybe a 1.4x TC, to increase macro power (100L) and reach (135L). This is my choice system for 'serious' - but still amateur - photo work and what really gives me pleasure to use.

Sony RX-100. This was an attempt to have something lighter to take everywhere. It's an excellent piece of photographic equipment, but it doesn't work for me. I like having a viewfinder (optical or electronic, doesn't matter) and the ability to exchange lenses is something I value more than I thought, so this little camera is for sale and will be replaced by:

NX system:

- Samsung NX100
- Samsung 20-50
- Vivitar (Komine made) 28/2.8 Close Focus
- Konica Hexanon AR 57/1.4

This is a very recent investment and its goal is to have a lighter and smaller pack to carry around, besides being the 'excuse' to try some vintage lenses - something I always liked to do but haven't invested much lately because I was focused on 'completing' my EOS system.

I'm not sure how well MF lenses will work for me on the NX100 (I already have the lenses, but still waiting for the adapters) but if I like them, I'll probably buy a couple more (a 90ish macro and something that works as a true WA on a 1.5x crop camera), eventualy some lenses I could also use on my 5D.

Unlike most of you, my list is rather small. But I have a good FF set that fulfill (almost) all my needs and in a short time I might have a good "mirrorless body + vintage lenses" set for not so photography oriented promenades. With the exception of a couple more primes for the NX100, I don't really NEED anything else, but I know I will buy more stuff when I can...

Jul 19, 2013 at 05:10 PM
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p.3 #6 · State of your Gear and Plans

Sony a77
Sony 16-50mm f2.8
Carl Zeiss 16-80mm f3.5-4.5
Sony 35mm f1.8 SAM
Sigma 50mm f1.4 EX DG HSM
Sony 85mm f2.8 SAM
Samyang 85mm f1.4
Minolta AF 100mm f2.8 macro
Minolta AF 100-200mm f4.5

Sony Nex-5n with EVF
Sony E16 f2.8
Sony VCL-ECU1 Ultra wide converter lens
Sigma EX 19/2.8 DN
Sigma EX 30/2.8 DN
Carl Zeiss Biogon 28mm f2.8 (CG)
Carl Zeiss Planar 45mm f2 (CG)
Carl Zeiss Sonnar 90mm f2.8 (CG)
Carl Zeiss Distagon 35mm f2.8 (C/Y)
Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.7 (C/Y)
Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135mm 2.8 (C/Y)
Nikon Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AI-S
Konica Hexanon 40mm f1.8
Konica Hexanon 50mm f1.7
Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm f1.4
Minolta MC Rokkor-X 135 mm f2.8
Raynox DCR-250

Fujifilm X10

Fujifilm X100

Olympus E-P1
Oly 14-42 (1st gen)
Olympus Zuiko Digital 50mm f2 Macro

Kinda all over the place, but I'm thinking I should downsize. All I am sure of is that I'm fed up with the NEX 5n body (and all NEX'es I've handled). I want something that feels more like a camera to me. Something I interact better with. Even my old Olympus E-P1 without a VF gives me a much better feeling in this regard. Obviously a personal thing. So I will most likely convert the 5n to IR and do one of the following:

1. Sell off all lenses I use with NEX except Sigma 19&30 (and maybe 16+VCL-ECU1) and get the Olympus E-P5 with VF4 and 17/1.8 and the 12/2 and 25/1.4 lenses. Would also use the old 4/3 ZD 50/2 Macro I already have, with adapter. Buy the Sigma 18-35/1.8 for A-mount and fund it by selling the CZ 16-80 and the SAM 35/1.8. I'd be using the A77 and E-P5 systems and the X100. (Probably would also sell the X10).

2. Sell off the A77 and all lenses for it. Sell off the ZD 50/2 Macro and forget about E-P5. Get the Fuji X-E1 and 14 and 35 primes (and await/pre-order the 23/1.4 and 56/1.2) and the Speedbooster for C/Y and use my Zeiss 35&50 with it. This would then be my only interchangeable lens system (other than the IR 5n). This is a new idea, now that the E1 is getting focus peaking. (Would also likely sell the X10).

I've promised myself not to go to FF until maybe if/when my photos consistently earn me a bit of money, and I intend to keep it. No Nex FF for me.

Jul 19, 2013 at 06:09 PM
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p.3 #7 · State of your Gear and Plans

Wow, I think I am in similar company...

Main digital bodies:

* EOS 5D mkII
* EOS 60D
* Fuji X100
* Sony Cybershot "something or other" with cool O-ring underwater housing

35mm Lenses:

* Canon 15/2.8 EF Fisheye
* Canon 16-35/2.8 L mkII
* Canon 17/4 TSE
* Minolta MC Rokkor 21/2.8 (EOS mount)
* Canon 24-105/4 IS L
* Canon 24/2.8 EF
* Olympus Zuiko 24/2.8
* Olympus Zuiko 28/2.8
* Minolta MC Rokkor 35/1.8 (EOS mount)
* Pentax M 40/2.8 Pancake
* Canon 45/2.8 TSE
* Pentax M 50/1.4
* Pentax Super Tak 50/1.4 (EOS mount)
* Olympus Zuiko 50/1.8
* Minolta MC Rokkor 58/1.2 (metal grip) (EOS mount)
* Canon 100/2.0 EF
* Canon 70-200/2.8 L
* Canon 400/2.8 L
* 1909 Kodak Vest Pocket Camera "Meniscus lens" in 35mm Yashica mount housing

35mm Film bodies:

* Canon EOS 1 w/ battery grip
* Canon EOS 1N w/ battery grip
* Pentax LX w/ LX Winder

Other formats:

* 6x7 Bronica GS1 with 65/4 PG and 150/4 PG lenses
* Sinar F1 4x5 with 165/5.6 Sinaron & Rodenstock 65/4 lenses
* Busch Pressman D 4x5 press camera with Fuji 150/5.6 lens
* Polaroid 180 Land Camera with 114/4.5 Tominon lens

Plus a ton of macro rail stuff, lighting gear & video gear(sliders, boom, video heads, shoulder rigs, follow focus, EVF units, etc.

Looking at this list my favorites are the 58/1.2 Rokkor and the Canon 17/4 TSE...

Like most of you I really need to shorten this list somehow...

Jul 19, 2013 at 06:27 PM
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p.3 #8 · State of your Gear and Plans

i just sold all my photo gear. my olympus om-2n system and my canon eos 5dII.
just need to sell my amazing sigma 50 1.4 and then it'll be all gone.

however new gear is almost there...

i just bought a leica m6 which is already on the way and right now i am looking for a voigtländer 35 1.4 sc to complement it.

as for my digital needs i am shortly going to buy a fuji x100s, since i will not be able to afford an m9 within the near future.

plans for the future are going to be focussed on adding lenses to the m system, preferably a zeiss sonnar 50 1.5 and the zeiss 21. and at some point in the far away future, an m9 or other proper full frame digital rangefinder option.

Jul 19, 2013 at 06:42 PM
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p.3 #9 · State of your Gear and Plans

Haven't bought anything for a while - good thing! I'll Ignore the cameras, projectors and accessories, and just list the lenses:

CZ F-Distagon 16/2.8
CZ Distagon 21/2.8
CZ Distagon 28/2.8
CZ Planar 50/1.4
CZ Planar 50/1.4
CZ S-Planar 60/2.8
CZ Sonnar 85/2.8
CZ Planar 100/2
CZ S-Planar 100/4
CZ Sonnar 100/3.5
CZ Aposonnar 200/2
CZ Vario-Sonnar 28-85
Yashica 24/2.8 ML
Yashica 50/2 ML
Yashica 50/1.4 ML
Yashica 55/2.8 ML macro
Yashica 200/4 ML
Canon EF 15/2.8
Canon EF 28/2.8
Canon EF 35/2
Canon EF 50/1.4
Nikon 17-55/2.8 DX
Nikon 18-55 DX
Elmarit-M 28/2.8 ASPH
Summicron-M 35 v3
Summicron-M 35 v3
Summicron-M 35 v4
Summaron 35
Elmar 50/2.8 classic
Elmar 50/3.5 LTM
Summilux-M 50 v2
Elmarit 90 v1
Elmar 90 collapsible
Elmar 90 three-element
Elmar 90
Tele-Elmar 135
Telyt-V 280/4.8
Telyt-R 280/4

Jul 20, 2013 at 12:20 AM
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p.3 #10 · State of your Gear and Plans

Current bodies - Oly XZ1, NEX5n + Evf

Current lenses - A bunch of M lenses mostly Leica and Zeiss.

Future, Fullframe NEX or M240, perhaps a film M.

Jul 20, 2013 at 01:07 AM

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p.3 #11 · State of your Gear and Plans

FlyPenFly wrote:
You guys have way, way too much stuff.

Maybe you'e just under-stuffed.

Jul 20, 2013 at 01:49 AM
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p.3 #12 · State of your Gear and Plans


Sony RX-1
Canon EOS M w/22 (wife)

I try to only have 1 camera/system at a time, since my wife always questions me, 'Why do you need more than 1 camera, since you can only use 1 at a time'.

Since last October I went from D600 -> 5DM3 -> RX-1 -> NEX-6 -> XE-1 -> NEX-6 (same as first) -> RX-1.

Really like the RX-1 but miss the variety in focal lengths. I'm thinking of getting the NEX-7 and venturing into some HDR like Trey, but I keep telling myself to wait until the 7 replacement since getting 2 yr old tech might not be worth it.

NEX-7 replacement

Jul 20, 2013 at 01:53 AM
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p.3 #13 · State of your Gear and Plans

Hmm. I must be pretty happy because except for a 7D I just picked up for video work I've pretty much had the same kit for awhile now. Even still using a Canon 5D with just fine results.

Still using mainly a mix of Leica R and Contax Zeiss lenses.

Oh and still using a Nikon D300 with an old Nikon manual focus 800/5.6 for my main wildlife setup.

Jul 20, 2013 at 01:56 AM
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p.3 #14 · State of your Gear and Plans

Current digital:

Just a Sony RX1 and iPhone 5.

I do have a NEX-5 in a drawer somewhere that will take a few old SLR lenses that I have laying around, and I think I still have the kit zoom and Sigma 30 for it. It's barely been used in the last couple of years.

I also have quite a few film cameras, like my Hasselblads and a Leicaflex SL, but they don't see the light of day, these days, since I've gone all digital.

Now that I've seen the "update" to the RX1, I don't really plan on buying anything anytime soon.

Jul 20, 2013 at 02:09 AM
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p.3 #15 · State of your Gear and Plans

Sooo much Zeiss....droooool....

Jul 20, 2013 at 02:35 AM
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p.3 #16 · State of your Gear and Plans

Gonna sell it all and go with an EXA 500 with 50mm F 2.8 Domiplan lens

Jul 20, 2013 at 02:54 AM
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p.3 #17 · State of your Gear and Plans

Bodies and Cameras

Sony NEX 5N
Sony RX100
Fuji X-E1
Nikon D7000

Nikon 50 1.8g
Nikon 85 1.8g
Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS
Tokina 100mm f2.8 ATX-Pro Macro
Nikon 18-200 f3.5-5.6 VRII
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
Fuji 35mm f1.4
Fuji 18-55mm f2.8-4.0
Sony NEX ZA 24mm f1.8
Sony NEX 55-200mm f4.0-6.3
Sony NEX 16mm f2.8 with UWA converter
Contax G 28mm f2.8
Contax G 45mm f2.0
Konica Hexanon 50 f1.7
Nikon 28mm f2.8 a.i.s.
Minolta Rokkor-X MD 50 f1.4
Fujinan 35mm f1.7 CCTV lens

Thinking of Selling
Sony NEX ZA 24mm f1.8
Sony NEX 55-200mm f4.0-6.3
Sony NEX 16mm f2.8 with UWA converter
Nikon 18-200 f3.5-5.6 VRII
Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS
Nikon 28mm f2.8 a.i.s

Possible Future Purchases
Sigma 18-35 f1.8 (I'm really curious if it really does perform as well as prime lenses)
Nikon D600/D800 (I haven't had the chance to use a digital full frame camera yet)
Nikon 70-200 f4.0 VR3
Fuji 14mm f2.8 (Jman, HelenaN, and others use of this lens in the Fuji X camera thread have me craving for this lens)
Fuji 55-200 f3.5-4.8
Fuji 56mm f1.2 and Fuji 23mm f1.4 (In general, I'm actually really liking Fuji's lenses a lot over most of the lenses for NEX system)
NEX FF (After like 2 years after the price has gone down a lot or Sony has greatly improved the newer bodies at that point)

Jul 20, 2013 at 05:14 AM
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p.3 #18 · State of your Gear and Plans

If the Nex FF works with rangefinder wides, then will move in that direction
Presently Nex n with Contax G, Contax CY + speedbooster, and Mamiya 645 + RhinoCam for digital.

Jul 20, 2013 at 06:41 AM
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p.3 #19 · State of your Gear and Plans

A look into my closet reveals:

Leica M9 with 6 Leica M lenses, 3 Zeiss ZM lenses and 3 Voigtlander lenses plus a few vintage lenses.

Ricoh GR

Sony NEX-6 (with adapter for Leica M)

Canon 5D Mrk II and 1D Mrk IV with 6 Canon lenses, 7 Zeiss ZE lenses and 3 alt lenses.

Future plans inludes selling the NEX-6 since it didn't work out for me but I haven't given up on NEX completely and I am looking forward to what the next NEX-7 will be like and also a possible NEX-FF. I will definitely downsize or completely sell off my Canon kit since it doesn't get much use nowadays, the Leica M9 is my main camera and for a second system I am much more interested in another mirrorless system that I can use with my Leica M-mount lenses than a DSLR system right now.

Jul 20, 2013 at 07:51 AM
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p.3 #20 · State of your Gear and Plans

i'm about to start law school so everything is just going to sit for a while:

c/y zeiss distagon 35 1.4
minolta rokkor 58 1.2
conurus contax-n makro sonnnar 100 f/2.8
canon 24-70 f/2.8L
canon 17-40 f/4L

I sold like 20 or so lenses and kept my bag to a minimum. Might like to pick up a conurus zeiss 85 1.4 but its not high priority.

Jul 20, 2013 at 01:31 PM
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