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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · Your Kit - 2023


Came Back to Sony FF after Olympus 4/3rds; Canon FF; Fuji-X; Nikon FF (Df);Sony E:

Bought:

Sony A7RIII
Sony A7C
Sony 20 F1.8 G
Sony 70-350 F4.5-6.3 G
Zeiss Batis 135 F2.8
Sigma I 35 F2 DG DN
Sigma I 65 F2 DG DN

Will buy Sony 20-70 F4 G on a trip to Japan next April, hope Japan price will be close to US price.

Quite happy, AF more than enough, amazing lenses, superlative files!

Edited on Jan 25, 2023 at 03:40 AM · View previous versions



Jan 24, 2023 at 11:44 AM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · Your Kit - 2023


Sony A7IV

Sony FE20F18G
Sony FE35F18
Sony FE85F18

This is my simpified kit for the coming time and I am enjoying this kit!

(dont know, if - or when - GAS comes back and I want to add just ....)



Jan 24, 2023 at 11:47 AM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · Your Kit - 2023


My Sony-Kit hasn't changed for the last 12 years:

- Sony 5N (I like that it it's one of the smallest and lightest APS-C-cameras, 229g only)
- Sony 18-55
- sometimes I adapt my trusty Canon FD 50mm f1.8 (which I own and use for more than 35 years)

Plan to add in 2023:
- the next Sony FF-model. It's always the next...
- an ND-Filter for the 18-55




Jan 24, 2023 at 12:25 PM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · Your Kit - 2023


A1
A7RIII
24GM
35GM
50GM
135GM
70-200GMII
200-600G

Just waiting on that new 85GM...



Jan 24, 2023 at 12:58 PM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · Your Kit - 2023


One body - A7R III

My kit has been created for landscape...except for the Batis 85mm which is my 'running grandkid' lens.

Voigtlander 35/2 APO
Voigtlander 65/2 APO
Voigtlander 110/2.5 APO
Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8
Zeiss Batis 85/1.8
Sony 200-600/5.6-6.3

On the 2023 horizon is a Sony 100-400 GM and Voigtlander 15/4.5.




Jan 24, 2023 at 01:08 PM
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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · Your Kit - 2023


hope to minimize gear this year

20-70 G (hopefully it lives up, will eliminate 5+ lenses with this one)
SY 35 & 85 f1.4
Tamron 35-150

borderline too many to list, but I do want to focus and trim down the excessive amount of gear



Jan 24, 2023 at 01:31 PM
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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · Your Kit - 2023


Just started from scratch mostly, so rolling with this currently

A7r4
Sigma ART 24-70
Contax 100-300
Sony 200-600GM

today or tomorrow i will buy a 70-200GM2. Selling the CY 100-300 and might ditch the 24-70 and buy the ART 14-24mm. For me, I'm not in love with the 24-70mm range. I find 24mm to be on the long end, and 70mm too short.



Jan 24, 2023 at 01:53 PM
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p.3 #8 · p.3 #8 · Your Kit - 2023


Not listing my kit, don't want the wife to see!


Jan 24, 2023 at 06:43 PM
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p.3 #9 · p.3 #9 · Your Kit - 2023


Finally sold all my sony gear (A7r3 + 8 lenses) and got an M11 with a couple of lenses. Very happy with this change, although sony has been a great partner.




Jan 25, 2023 at 09:41 AM
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p.3 #10 · p.3 #10 · Your Kit - 2023


Shooting envelope: portraits, family, travel, everyday documentary stuff > I used to photograph sports but moved away from that. I hope to get better at city and landscape photography in 2023.

Main body
Sony A7R V (very mature and good, but surely not perfect)

Main lenses:
Sony 20/1.8G
Sony 35/1.4GM
Sony 50/1.2GM
Sony 24-105/4G
Sony 70-200/2.8GMii
2x extender

Want to add:
Portrait lens of some sort, perhaps 135/1.8 or 85/1.8
Perhaps a wider zoom if I get into landscapes

I sold off my Leica cameras and glasses. I sold off my Canon R gear (but a teenager in the house still has a Canon RF set up for AP photography in school). I still have some film stuff, including a Nikon F100 which is fun to use every now and then.






Jan 25, 2023 at 10:05 AM
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p.3 #11 · p.3 #11 · Your Kit - 2023


Held strong this past year and reduced my kit by one more lens. Now sitting with…

A74
24-70 GM II

Leica Q2

I will lose the battle if the rumored 50/1.4 GM shows up though.



Jan 26, 2023 at 01:21 AM
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p.3 #12 · p.3 #12 · Your Kit - 2023


i just purchased the 70-200Gm2. the flood gates have opened lol. next probably will be the sigma 14-24. maybe


Jan 26, 2023 at 11:01 AM
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p.3 #13 · p.3 #13 · Your Kit - 2023


* Most Used a7iii & a7 iv
** Most Used a7c

The Sony 16-35/4 PZ is my most used lens and it's mostly on the a7iii.

Love using 24/2.8 G on the a7c and 50/2.5 G on the a7iv as a small fun two camera kit in a Tenba DNA 8 bag.

Sony 24/1.4 GM *
Sony 24/2.8 G**
Sony 28/2 **
Samyang 35/1.8
Voigtlander 35/2 APO
Sony 40/2.5 G **
Samyang 50/1.4 II *
Voigtlander 50/2 APO
Sony 50/2.5 G * & **
Samyang 75/1.8
Zeiss Batis 85/1.8*


Sigma 16-28/2.8
Sony 16-35/4 PZ *
Tamron 20-40/2.8 **
Sony 24-105/4 G
Sony 28-60
Sigma 28-70/2.8 * & **
Tamron 28-200/2.8-5.6 *
Tamron 70-180/2.8
Tamron 70-300/4.5-5.6

edit: sold Samyang 85/1.4...might be slightly better than my old Batis 85/1.8, but much bigger and heavier. Using 50/2.5 G a lot more.


Edited on Feb 10, 2023 at 07:15 PM · View previous versions



Jan 26, 2023 at 03:55 PM
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p.3 #14 · p.3 #14 · Your Kit - 2023


A1 and A7riv. Will replace riv with the a1ii eventually.

Laowa 9mm
Sony-
12-24 2.8
24 1.4
24-105
90 macro
100 stf
70-200 ii
100-400
135 1.8
200-600

fuji gfx 100s
32-64
45
80
120

Adding tilt-shift upon release.



Jan 26, 2023 at 10:53 PM
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p.3 #15 · p.3 #15 · Your Kit - 2023


Sony A7RV
Sony FX3
Leica Q2

Sony 24-70mm 2.8GM
Sony 35 1.4GM
Sony 85mm 1.8
Sony 40mm 2.5

I mostly use the Leica as my everyday camera, looking to sell the Sony 40mm 2.5 and pick up a 24mm 1.4GM



Jan 27, 2023 at 02:37 AM
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p.3 #16 · p.3 #16 · Your Kit - 2023


nicktsigos wrote:
Sony A7RV
Sony FX3
Leica Q2

Sony 24-70mm 2.8GM
Sony 35 1.4GM
Sony 85mm 1.8
Sony 40mm 2.5

I mostly use the Leica as my everyday camera, looking to sell the Sony 40mm 2.5 and pick up a 24mm 1.4GM


I have thoughts of a Leica Q2 and use that for travel and such. Entry point is not exactly cheap though. I know Leica all too well that was 5 systems ago.



Jan 27, 2023 at 05:52 AM
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p.3 #17 · p.3 #17 · Your Kit - 2023


"The Sony 16-35/4 PZ is my most used lens and it's mostly on the a7iii."

That was my plan for 2023, but the A7RV threw a monkey-wrench into it.

On the A7R3, the difference between the 16-35/4 PZ and the primes (Nokton 21/1.4, Loxia 25, CV APO 35/2.0) was pretty small, and for my main thing (documenting back street walks in Tokyo), the 16-35/4 PZ was a joy to use.

But on the A7RV, the primes are significantly better.

So it's back to frantic lens swapping. Sigh.




Jan 27, 2023 at 08:24 PM
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p.3 #18 · p.3 #18 · Your Kit - 2023


davidjl wrote:
"The Sony 16-35/4 PZ is my most used lens and it's mostly on the a7iii."

That was my plan for 2023, but the A7RV threw a monkey-wrench into it.

On the A7R3, the difference between the 16-35/4 PZ and the primes (Nokton 21/1.4, Loxia 25, CV APO 35/2.0) was pretty small, and for my main thing (documenting back street walks in Tokyo), the 16-35/4 PZ was a joy to use.

But on the A7RV, the primes are significantly better.

So it's back to frantic lens swapping. Sigh.


I'm curious, why do you say the primes are better on the A7RV, what's different?



Jan 27, 2023 at 09:53 PM
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p.3 #19 · p.3 #19 · Your Kit - 2023


"I'm curious, why do you say the primes are better on the A7RV, what's different?"

The primes have more contrast and pop (saturation). Sometimes slightly, sometimes noticeably.

It turns out that the PZ can be persuaded to be better than I thought if I manual focus. With AF, I think the camera is slightly "back focussing". (Maybe, or maybe it's just not reading my mind as to what I want.) The camera gets the thing I put the AF point on, but the DoF region ends up not getting the other things I wanted, whereas with MF, it does better. Not so much a "go figure" thing as a "not yet fully figured out thing".

For example, in a canonical bookcase test, with AF (at the center of the frame), the corners are not good, but with MF (and carefully checking that left and right edges are in focus), it's almost as good as the (in this case 35mm) prime. (I shot the 35/2.0 at f/2.8 and the PZ at f/5.6.) I would have thought that that should give the PZ an edge. But that's an almost: the four corners all look clearly better with the prime than with the PZ (while not unsharp, the PZ has less contrast and color saturation).

So my current thought is that the PZ loses contrast and color saturation when away from the plane of optimal focus more than/faster than the primes. This is a problem for landscapey things, not so much if your images have an actual subject...



Jan 28, 2023 at 06:15 AM
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p.3 #20 · p.3 #20 · Your Kit - 2023


GMPhotography wrote:
I have thoughts of a Leica Q2 and use that for travel and such. Entry point is not exactly cheap though. I know Leica all too well that was 5 systems ago.


Yea that Leica Q2 Reporter continues to stick in my head. A lot of times travel involves using my 24GM on my A1 almost exclusively...FOV-wise this would be close enough, so I know it'd get use. I also know I'd need to sell my 24GM along with a few other lenses to justify it...not there yet.



Jan 28, 2023 at 03:52 PM
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