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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Your Kit - 2023


I'm really honing in on the lenses I want to own, but there's still some tweaking left to do. I shoot family/portrait/landscape/wildlife. I have a larger collection of MF adapted lenses, but only use them sparingly. My go to items are:

Digital camera:
-Sony A7RIII

Manual focus:
-Voigtlander 15/4.5
-Voigtlander 40/4.5
-Contax G 90/2.8 rehoused for FE
-Canon nFD 135/2.8 and 3.5 (I choose between them based on if I want the speed or lighter weight)

Auto focus:
-Tamron 20-40/2.8
-Samyang 45/1.8
-Samyang 75/1.8
-Batis 85/1.8
-Sony 200-600

Film:
-Canon Elan 7
-Canon Rebel T2
-Canon 28/1.8
-Canon 40/2.8
-Canon 50/1.8
-Sigma 150/2.8 macro

I want to pick up an AF 35/1.8 prime (can't decide between the Sony and the Samyang), and I might get the 18mm SY, to round out my ultralight prime kit for backpacking/bikepacking. I also definitely want to get the Tamron 70-300. I will probably get rid of the Batis as soon as I can work up the courage to do so.

For film, I want to pick up the Tokina 17/3.5 and Canon 100/2, and a 1.4 TC and I think I'll be very happy with that.



Jan 23, 2023 at 01:12 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Your Kit - 2023


Body
A7III

Lenses
Sony FE16-35f4 PZ
Zeiss Batis 25f2
Sony Zeiss 55f1.8
Zeiss Batis 85f1.8
Sony FE135f1.8 GM
Sony FE70-200f4G

Hesitating to add 70-200GMII + 50f1.4 GM (if it's coming, f1.2 otherwise) and 20f1.8 vs adding 24-70GMII, 100-400GM and 20f1.8.



Jan 23, 2023 at 01:21 PM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Your Kit - 2023


Sony A1

GM 14mm 1.8
G 20mm 1.8
GM 35mm 1.4
Sigma 85mm 1.4
Tamron 35-150mm 2-2.8
G 24-105mm f4
Laowa 90mm 2.8 2x macro
Sigma 100-400mm

Fuji X-T5
18-55 f2.8-4

Sold
A7SIII
A7IV
Tamron 20-40mm




Jan 23, 2023 at 04:32 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Your Kit - 2023


for me 2022 was trying to get my primes complete

Voigtlander 15mm
Voigtlander 21mm schloper
Voitglander 50mmAPO

14mm GM
24mm GM
35mm GM
85mm dndg sigma

voitglander 110mm macro
Laowa 2.5-5x ultra macro

Sony 100-400
Sony 200-600
Sony 1.4x
Sony 24-105

Nearly there with the primes would like to add a 135 f1.8, and I think the samyang will do for my needs, I just wonít use it enough to justify the GM, I am thinking on the voitglander 110macro, in the field I feel the lack of auto focus letís me down sometimes so I may swap this for the sigma 105macro, and I may add a Laowa 100mm 2x macro for home use if I can find a good second hand one,

I have been looking at the 16-35pz for the times you donít want to be bothered with more than one lens,

I have the A9 and a full spectrum A7III, the A9 will probably get swapped for the A7rV, and I would like to add an A7C, will have to see how the year goes,




Jan 23, 2023 at 04:54 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Your Kit - 2023


Travel and landscape:
24-70GMII
20/1.8G
Canon 70-200/4L IS

Around home and family stuff:
50GM
35GM

Wildlife:
200-600

*Edit - forgot to add the Voigtlander 10mm for occasional landscape. Great lens.

Edited on Jan 23, 2023 at 06:46 PM · View previous versions



Jan 23, 2023 at 05:00 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Your Kit - 2023


Mudlake, you went sigma 24-70 to GM II (same here). Whats your take after shooting the GM a bit?

mudlake wrote:
Travel and landscape:
24-70GMII
20/1.8G
Canon 70-200/4L IS

Around home and family stuff:
50GM
35GM

Wildlife:
200-600




Jan 23, 2023 at 05:24 PM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Your Kit - 2023




darrellc wrote:
Mudlake, you went sigma 24-70 to GM II (same here). Whats your take after shooting the GM a bit?


I am a fan of the Sigma 24-70/2.8. I got a lot of great images with that lens. The only reason I got the new GM II was for the smaller size and weight. I think the new GM is also more neutral in color which I like. Both lenses seem equally sharp but the GM seems sharper at 70mm. Iím not sorry I got the GM. 🙂



Jan 23, 2023 at 05:30 PM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Your Kit - 2023


Uses are portrait, indoor/outdoor sports, travel, land/cityscapes, casual family use, and motorsports.

A1
Manuals- CV 10, CV 15
AF Primes- 14GM, 24GM, 35 2.8, 50GM, 135GM
AF Zooms- 28-60, 28-200, 70-200 II, 200-600

As of now I have no needs to speak of...for travel & land/cityscapes I'm considering the Sony 20-70 f/4, but would probably sell the 28-200, and can't decide if I want to make the move. I'll wait for more reviews.



Jan 23, 2023 at 05:30 PM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · Your Kit - 2023


Event/Wedding, Sports, Landscape. Some portrait work to fill the gaps and am taking wildlife for a spin in 2023

a7riii
a9

Sony 20g 1.8
Sony 35gm 1.4
Sony 85 fe 1.8
Sony 70-200gm ii 2.8 (new addition)
Sony 200-600g f/5.6-6.3 (new addition)

Sold:
a6400
Sigma 16 1.4
Tamron 17-70 2.8
Tamron 70-180 2.8

Anticipating the release of the a9iii - if at 33mp it's essentially an instabuy. If not then I may finally bite on an a1, however the a9/riii combo is so good for me.



Jan 23, 2023 at 06:26 PM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Your Kit - 2023


I have most of what I need for my use case (90% family and travel), having sold a bunch of lenses in 2022 and with only plans to pick up an RV and 70-200GM II this year

Currently I have
A7IV
20 G
35 GM
50 GM
Samyang 135 1.8
16-35 G PZ
24-70 GM II



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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Your Kit - 2023


Completely reset in 2022 after re-thinking what I wanted to do. Already seeing very positive results (more pictures, more appropriate gear for what I like doing). Still trying to get a couple more lenses but I feel very free having about 75% less gear than previous years.

Ė†Leica Q2 w/ 28mm (street/travel/take everywhere)

Ė†Sony A1
24 GM
70-200 GM II

(looking to add another telephoto for distance and a wide angle option in 23')



Jan 23, 2023 at 10:22 PM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · Your Kit - 2023


My updated active kit is as below. I've been leaning more and more on smallest possible adapted rangefinder lenses and special modern but classic character lenses in the last year or so and my AF lens collection has been pretty stagnant and I sold a few AF lenses. In the AF lens side I only added & kept Sony PZ 16-35/4 G to my set last year. Recently I've been adding many more MS-Optics lenses to my set.

Cameras in regular use: Sony A7C (main daily carry), A9 (event & action shooting), Sigma fp (alternative walk-around camera)
Older cameras sticking around with very limited use if any: Sony RX1R (sometimes used for product shots), A7R, A7II, NEX-6

E-mount AF lenses:
Sony: 16-35/4 G, 24/1.4 GM, 28-60/4-5.6, 35/1.4 ZA, 40/2.5 G, 50/1.4 ZA, 50/2.5 G, 90/2.8 G Macro, 100/2.8 STF GM
Zeiss: Batis 135/2.8
Sigma DG DN: 24/3.5, 28-70/2.8, 35/2, 45/2.8, 65/2, 90/2.8

L-mount AF lenses:
Sigma DG DN: 24/3.5, 35/2, 45/2.8

E-mount MF lenses with electronic contacts:
Cosina Voigtlšnder: 15/4.5, 21/3.5, 21/1.4, 35/1.2 SE, 35/1.4, 35/2 APO, 40/1.2 SE, 50/1.2 SE, 50/2 APO

Special classic character lenses:
- Kistar 35/1.4 (C/Y but designed for mirrorless with classic character)
- Kistar 40/2.4 (E-mount but without electronic contacts)
- Kistar 55/1.2 (C/Y recreation of Tomioka Tominon 55/1.2)
- Kistar 85/1.4 (C/Y but designed for mirrorless with classic character)

Cosina Voigtlšnder M/LTM:
- Ultron 28/1.9 LTM
- Ultron 28/2 VM II
- Color-Skopar 28/3.5 LTM (Black and Silver versions)
- Nokton 35/1.5 VM
- Heliar 40/2.8 VM (new version with helicoid)
- Heliar 40/2.8 VM (old version for VM-E close focus adapter)
- Nokton 50/1.5 VM II
- Heliar classic 50/1.5 VM
- Heliar classic 50/2 VM
- Color-Skopar 50/2.5 LTM
- Heliar 50/3.5 VM
- Nokton 75/1.5 VM
- Color-Heliar 75/2.5 LTM
- APO-Skopar 90/2.8 VM

MS-Optics (previously MS-Optical) in M mount:
- Apoqualia 28/2-II (Urushi Sun)
- Apoqualia 28/2-III (Urushi Black)
- Perar 28/4
- Apoqualia 35/1.3 Slim II
- Perar 35/3.5 II
- Apollon 36/1.3
- Sonnetar 50/1.3
- Vario Prasma 50/1.5
- H-Petz 57/2
- Xenomax 50/3.5
- Sonnetar 73/1.5

Other legacy rangefinder lenses in M/LTM:
- Minolta M-Rokkor: 28/2.8, 40/2, 90/4
- Konica M-Hexanon: 90/2.8
- Avenon 28/3.5 LTM (Black '97 with 10 blades and Silver '94 with 6 blades)
- Topcor-S 5cm F2 (Panda)
- Topcor 5cm F2.8 (Heliar type)
- Topcor 9cm f3.5
- Tanaka Kogaku TANAR H.C 50mm 5cm F2 (Sonnar with 0.45m close focusing capability)
- Canon 50/1.5 (Sonnar)

I have sets of Pentax-K and Minolta MC/MD SLR lenses as well but haven't used them recently so not listing one by one.



Jan 24, 2023 at 12:12 AM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Your Kit - 2023


Travel (landscape, portraits, etc), Street, birding and Wildlife:

Bodies
Sony A7RV
Sony A7RIII

Lenses
Sony 14/1.8GM
Sony 16-35/2.8GM
Sony 20/1.8G
Sony 24-70 2.8GM II
Sony 35/1.4 GM
Tamron 35-150/2-2.8
Sony 40/2.5G
Samyang 45/1.8
Samyang 75/1.8
Sony 100-400
Sony 200-600

I want to consolidate.
I rarely use the 20, 35, 45 and 75 - but I am not in a rush to sell them.
I only take out the 200-600 for birding/wildlife specific trips, the 100-400 is with me all the time.
I have been preferring the 35-150 over the 24-70, but want to keep the 24-70 for now



Jan 24, 2023 at 12:15 AM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · Your Kit - 2023


A1 body
Samyang 24mm f2.8
Sony 70-200 F2.8 GMii plus TCs
Sony 200-600



Jan 24, 2023 at 02:59 AM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · Your Kit - 2023


I made a transition to Olympus in 2022, selling all my Sony gear (primarily on the FM Buy & Sell board) and purchasing an OM-1 with Olympus lens concentration on portable travel lenses and telescopic/macro lenses for birds, wildlife, and macro subjects. I, personally, think long and macro Olympus lenses and the OM-1, with their crop factor and sensor, excel with macro and distant subjects relative to weather/size considerations and reach perspectives in addition to stabilization that rarely calls for a tripod.

I thought I would miss Sony, and I did; so I sold some redundant Olympus lenses and reacquired in 2023 some Sony stuff, basically for landscape, interiors, and other applications that call for higher resolution than Micro Four Thirds can provide.

Sony a7RIII Camera
Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art for Sony E
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art for Sony E (up to 105mm on long end in aps-c mode)
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 (close to a 135mm lens in aps-c mode)
Samyang AF 45mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E

I always liked the a7RIII for its sensor size and resolution, and the four lenses give me the increased resolution I was seeking, some lens size versatility, and a decent focal range for my intended subjects, especially when I am willing to also use aps-c mode.



Jan 24, 2023 at 04:43 AM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · Your Kit - 2023


Last year I went from just owning one lens (28-75mm) to owning four. I got the primes to experiment with shallow DOF, and the 50GM quickly became a favorite. The 100-400GM is also a new favorite and was purchased for an upcoming trip to Iceland. I still might make some changes for 2023, but Iím unsure if itís worth it. The 28-75G1 is my least favorite, but very practical for bad weather/skiing/mountain biking. Itís the one Iíve been considering changing for something a bit better built and with sharper corners. Maybe the 24-70GMII, or Sigma 24-70. The 24GM is my least used lens and Iím considering selling it, but some of my favorite images from last year was with this lens, so i donít know. Still a bit undecided, but Iím in no rush.

Landscape, travel, hiking, skiing and mountain biking are my interests, and I currently own:

Sony A7 IV
Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 G1
Sony 24mm F1.4 GM
Sony 50mm F1.2GM
Sony 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM



Jan 24, 2023 at 07:01 AM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · Your Kit - 2023


Sony A1
Sony A7r3
Sony FE16-35GM
Samyang 18mm/f2.8
Sony FE28/f2
Tamron 35-150 f2/2.8
Sony/Zeiss FE55/1.8
Sony FE85/1.8
Sony FE90/2.8 macro
Sony FE100-400GM
Sony TC 1.4 convertor

Sony RX100 mk7

Leica Q2 (28mm/f1.7)

Olympus OM4Ti plus Zuiko 50mm/f1.4



Jan 24, 2023 at 08:24 AM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · Your Kit - 2023


Plan to add:
50gm
70200GMII
7r5

plan to sold:
1635gm
100400gm
a74
a1
24gm (maybe 2024)
135gm(maybe 2024)
1635G PZ (maybe 2024 or later)

plan to wait:
1535gm
10-24/4G
70300GII
24-120G (maybe 28-105 2.8 GM?)
100/1.4gm
50 1.4gm (if ture to release) or 55/1.8g
a9III or a7c II

Plan to keep what I have
35gm
2470GM2
200600G
20g



Jan 24, 2023 at 08:37 AM
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p.2 #19 · p.2 #19 · Your Kit - 2023


My main kit is essentially the same as last year:
-A1, 16-35GM, Tamron 35-150, 200-600G, 600GM. I did recently acquire a Voigtlander 110 Macro which is a great addition

I also recently put together a compact travel APSC kit for difficult travel and as a backup which consists of:
-A6400, 10-20G, 18-135

Ive been swapping around some of my support equipment too, grabbed a fluid sidemount gimbal, got a good ultra compact travel tripod to compliment my main TVC34 setup.

Ill probably be selling my 200-600 this year, just dont use it much with the 600gm around, also sell off some support equipment as Im changing things up a little.

No specific lenses targeted for me this year, though a 300/2.8GM and a new 16-35GMII may pique my interest



Jan 24, 2023 at 08:59 AM
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · Your Kit - 2023


Camera
Sony A9

Main Kit
Sony FE 20 G
Sony FE 35 GM
Tamron 35-150
Voigtlander 50/1.2 Nokton SE
Sony FE 200-600 G

Experimental/Travel/Fun Kit
Sigma 24/3.5 C
Sigma 45/3.8 C
Sigma 90/2.8 C



Jan 24, 2023 at 09:19 AM
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