Upload & Sell: Off
| p.802 #14 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!) |
As much as I love all my Zeiss lenses, I'm actually thinking of selling some. It's a strange thought, but after every trip I'm so tired of lugging them around. The results make up for it, but try telling that to my back/shoulder.
This is not a tragedy, I'd look at it in the flow of life, do change what you want to change. We all gain and loose all the time.
I do still have shoulders strong enough though... and I finally optimized my focusing technique with the MF Zeiss on the 5D3: as "simple" as Zacuto Z & Magic Lantern @3 with magic focus. So, no missed focus since.
Jochen, I see you now have your Zeiss 35/1.4 for sale. That surprises me as you were very very enthousiast about this lens. And I could see that in some great pictures of you.
Zeiss lenses are indeed quite heavy and I can understand that it is sometimes too heavy. I now have replaced my shoulder bag with a rucksack and that did the trick for me. With the shoulder bag I couldn't walk large distances, but with the rucksack it is no problem at all. Even added with my new ZF.2 15/2.8 is is still a piece of cake. Perhaps you could give that a try.
Another thing I do (and did) is being selective with the lenses I take with me on a multi-day trip. I try to figure out what lenses are absolutely necessary for the place I am going to. Then I just takes those lenses (most of the times only 3) with me in a small case. For a trip to Prague this summer I only took the 21/2.8, 35/2 and 100/2. This worked out quite well.
Yes you're right Wiseguy, we even had a few heated discussions about it (which I don't mind BTW, in the end they're only lenses).
I love the 35/1.4 ZE, but the size and weight are starting to bother me. For my last trip it stayed at home and I'm mostly using it for planned shoots now.
Being selective with lenses is a good tip for everyone. I seldom take all my lenses with me.
A backpack indeed helps a lot, but still not enough for me because I have problems with my back.
I recently bought a Fuji X-E1 and I enjoy such cameras more for travelling. When I now look at my 5DII-35/1.4 combo it looks and feels even more huge.
Maybe I'll replace it with a Sony RX1. Small, FF and a nice rendering 35mm Zeiss lens. We'll see...