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The "New Gear/Willy Waving" thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Fusion, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Greebo

    Caporegime

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    Location: Co Durham

    A7iii will be going on sale this week. As for glass, I havent got anything new for ages now but have the following to try on it

    Sony 135mm F1.8
    Sony 24mm F1.4
    Sony 85mm f1.4
    Batis 18mm F2.8
    Sony 24-70 f2.8
    Sony 100-400 F4.5-f5.6
    Sony 16-35 f4
    Sony 55mm f1.8
    Sony 90mm Macro f2.8

    Some of them should be up to doing the 61mp sensor justice :p
     
  2. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    That is quite a list...there isn't any gaps in there !
     
  3. Greebo

    Caporegime

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    You could argue the 70-200 f2.8 is missing....:p
     
  4. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    Lol, if I am being picky....

    no 35/1.4, no 12-24, no 200-600 :p
     
  5. Greebo

    Caporegime

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    I have the 1.4tc so dont really need the 200-600 lol

    I am finding i hardly ever use the 16-35 or 55mm anymore so think I will sell them both on. I keep using the primes like the 18mm and 24mm all the time. When they are that good you never seem to want to use the 16-35 zoom.

    55mm just isnt working for me as I always grab the 85mm instead and stand a little further back.

    Might get the 35mm then to fill the gap then.
     
  6. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    Sigma 35/1.2 :p
     
  7. Minstadave

    Capodecina

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  8. And

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 7, 2002

    Posts: 759

    Just waiting on one of these to be delivered.
     
  9. Minstadave

    Capodecina

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    Location: Rutland

    Need something similar for my new lens. Feel very worried walking around with a big chunk of metal and glass.
     
  10. And

    Hitman

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    Def get one, and a waterprooof cover too as they are made long enough to cover the body as well.

     
  11. Clov!s

    Capodecina

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    Nice, I'll take your A73, the Sony 24GM, 135GM and 24-70 2.8 for £500, BT ok?
     
  12. Greebo

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    Lol over my dead body! The 24mm and 135mm are just too sublime. The two lens on my body the most atm. The 24-70 isnt as impressive as it should be IMO.
     
  13. Raymond Lin

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    I wouldn't pay over £1000 for that GM used personally, it's not a better lens optically than the Canon 24-70L mk2 and I hazard to guess my mk1 was better than the GM. I really want one but it's just don't feel like it lives up to the GM tag.
     
  14. Clov!s

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    Haha ok I'll take 3 out of 4 :p
     
  15. Greebo

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    it doesnt. it is the oldest GM lens I think and it shows. The focus motos are two generations newer on the latest SOny GM lens and you can tell. Plus sharpness is only just good enough for GM. It should really only be a G lens and alot cheaper IMO. Glad i bought mine second hand.

    Sony could really do bringing out a mark II with the new focus motors and some betterr glass now they have the Mark IV out
     
  16. Kei

    Wise Guy

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    Pancake day. Snagged a bargain XF 27mm f2.8 from einfinity. At roughly £60 less than the going rate for used, I was happy to go for a grey import.
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  17. Scam

    Capodecina

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    Nice. I'm tempted by the 27 as a compact walkaround for my XT10 (even though I have the 18-55) but I think I'd always prefer to get the 23/f2 for the 'right' focal length :)
     
  18. Russinating

    Capodecina

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    Just going to leave this here ;)...

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  19. EGuitarStar

    Mobster

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    Crikey, which bank or credit company did you rob?

    I gather this is for a large production movie?
     
  20. Russinating

    Capodecina

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    I run a video production company, but just commercial not cinema/broadcast. We currently use Sony FS5s and we've hired RED's a few times in the past so it's a nice upgrade/jump up.

    Arrived today and shooting with it tomorrow so was a late setup/test/play and packed up ready! Few more accessories to get, mainly the bits to convert an existing Zacuto shoulder rig but don't need that this week.

    So far looks really good but obviously haven't tested everything. It's the Helium so shot in 8K @ 25/60 which is all we need for this week but looking forward to seeing the 4K @ 150 all graded. We don't need it for everything we do so may well look into hiring it out when not in use.