Upload & Sell: Off
| p.3 #5 · State of your Gear and Plans |
- 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:
- 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...