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The "New Gear/Willy Waving" thread

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

  1. JDR82

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 23, 2009

    Posts: 809

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    I returned my Fuji 16-80mm lens as I wasn't overly happy with the sharpness especially at the wide end where I will use it the most, I then discovered a 20% discount code for Park Cameras on another forum so alongside the £180 cashback offer ended up grabbing a brand new 16-55mm for £585.... its bigger and heavier but to me it feels comfortable and looking forward to having a single lens with no need to switch primes while I am out hiking (keeping the 27mm pancake to stay paired with the X-T20 for a compact option).

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  2. Angst

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 26, 2008

    Posts: 3,500

    Location: Ipswich

    My x-pro 2 turned up this morning refurbished from fujifilm, didn't even have chance to open it and was contacted by the landlord saying he wanted to sell the house. If anyone wants to buy it for what i paid im happy to put on MM otherwise i will just return it.

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  3. tatts

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2005

    Posts: 1,661

    Location: Cumbria

    How do you find the 16-55? I’m very tempted myself at that price.
     
  4. JDR82

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 23, 2009

    Posts: 809

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    It only arrived tonight so haven’t tried it out yet, unfortunately the 20% discount at Park Cameras is finished now.

    I got very very lucky as I added the camera to my basket on my mobile then never purchased having second thoughts, the next day jumped on my desktop and found out the deal had finished at midnight.... checked my phone and it was still in the basket and luckily the sale still went through.
     
  5. tatts

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2005

    Posts: 1,661

    Location: Cumbria

    Shame the 20% ended, would have ordered one.
    EOS R & RF 24-105 arrived today. Hopefully get out tomorrow :)
     
  6. rodders

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2004

    Posts: 1,483

    Just chopped in my a77ii, a6000 and APS-C lenses for:
    S/H a99ii
    S/H Sony Zeiss 24-70 za
    And a S/H flash gun to go with it.

    Already own the Sony 70400, which should go nicely on the a99ii
     
  7. Greebo

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jan 20, 2005

    Posts: 33,096

    Location: Co Durham

    Lies :p
     
  8. MacRS4

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 15, 2008

    Posts: 2,292

    Location: London

    Aha. Erm? No? Want to need is usually very quick in my head. Unfortunately!
     
  9. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,131

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    I've been flirting with this for a while - couldn't resist a good pre-owned one.

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  10. JDR82

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 23, 2009

    Posts: 809

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Heading to Iceland next month, managed to grab this used off Wex for £450 (absolutely mint) to stay put on my X-T20 while my X-T3 has the 16-55mm, hopefully it comes in useful.....

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  11. Cerberus

    Associate

    Joined: Mar 20, 2010

    Posts: 37

    Location: Belfast

    Just arrived today for my A7III, get a good test this weekend hopefully

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  12. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,131

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    I've been using the Tamron 28-75 since it was launched, and it has been brilliant so far. But I'd really love to get hold of this lens instead.
     
  13. Cerberus

    Associate

    Joined: Mar 20, 2010

    Posts: 37

    Location: Belfast

    I was thinking about getting the G Master but I think they will probably announce a new version this year.

    At half the price of the G Master this lens is a bargain in comparison.
     
  14. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 7, 2008

    Posts: 15,292

    im an early adopter so i got the GM one when it came out
     
  15. Terminal_Boy

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

    Posts: 7,454

    Location: La France

    That’ll be great in Iceland as there’s loads of impressive scenery to take in. Hope you get to see the Northern Lights as well.
     
  16. footman

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 3,864

    I'm in the process of selling mine, just didn't seem to use it. Replacing it with the the Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro which will get more use by me.
     
  17. Cerberus

    Associate

    Joined: Mar 20, 2010

    Posts: 37

    Location: Belfast

    Dont get me wrong I proably would have went G-Master 24-70mm but I didnt want to spend £1800 for a lens I think will recive an update shortly, its almost 4 years old so for now the Sigma makes far more sense.

    I really want the 16-35mm GM that lens lookings amazing.

    Had a test with the Sigma 24-70mm yesterday and I have to say im really impressed with it.
     
  18. tatts

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2005

    Posts: 1,661

    Location: Cumbria

    The 24-70 gm is a dreadful lens for the money. I’ve had two copies and been disappointed with both. The 24-105 is better imo but I’m tempted to try the sigma.
     
  19. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 7, 2008

    Posts: 15,292

    The 24-70 I have is ok
     
  20. And

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 7, 2002

    Posts: 805

    The [Sony] 24-105 G is a good lens, I use that and the Canon 16-35 F4 [with Sigma MC-11] for landscapes. If I'm shooting in the 24-35 range, and I do like that field of view, I'll use the Canon lens though, it's the one bit of Canon kit I won't sell.