Bloody hell, that was fast! Get hit with customs?
No, I got the last one from an authorised EU dealer. 330 euros. As opposed to $379 + possible tax and duty. (And a 50 days wait)
I think the dealer should’ve charged or could’ve charged 20% more tbh.
Well - I have just pulled the trigger on a A7R3 and a 24-70GM. Waiting for the 16-35GM and 70-200 F4 to come back in stock at Panamoz and will have them as well.
Just need it to arrive before the weekend so I can have a nice play
weren't you trying to sell off A7 related stuff to buy something else?
I sold my Kiev 88 (6x6 medium format film) and also have my OM Zuiko 35mm Shift listed here because I haven’t used it for a while. I needed a new wide angle option and saw the 20/3.5 come up for a good price.
I’m still in two minds about what to do long term but have been impressed with the Samyang 35/2.8 on my A7.
Just a grab shot, handheld with multi-shot auto iso merge;
(Man, that forum compression is nasty!)
Plenty of new Sony purchases
I am moving over from Nikon - I think Sony now sits well for me as a landscape photographer.
I have been a bit dissapointed with Nikons wide lens selection. Used a 17-35 for a few years but know it is not the best. Tried a used 16-35 F4 and it was worse than the 17-35. Ended up having to get work done on it by Nikon and even then it was not as good as the 17-35.
The 14-24 is apparently great but I like to use grads and decided not to upgrade to the 150mm I would have needed. Cost alone for the 150mm Firecrest grads and NDs was crazy (still cheaper than a new system though )
Canon glass is very good, but their sensors are playing catchup.
So - time to give the GMasters a try
The Nikon 18-35mm G is very good, but I don't think you'll be disappointed with the Sony 16-35mm going by the images Dan posted, looks very sharp.
A rare sighting.....
I have had a look at the 18-35 and it was a very good lens & nice and light.
The problem is that 17mm isn't wide enough sometimes and I would have been limiting myself even more.
The difference between 18 and 16mm is quite surprising
I did ponder the D850 for weeks - it was the logical move.
Having a lighter backpack will also help as well - although I could save much more weight by going on a diet!
The sony 16-35mm/2.8 is about the same size as the nikon 16-35mm f4
But anyway if you don't need f2.8 zooms or AF at UWA end, there is plenty of weight/space you can save by using primes. If you like UWA lenses that's one place where you can make some decent weight/space saving by going to mirrorless
A write up!
How long did it take to come and where did you get it? Order direct from their web site?
I got it from http://www.vintage217.com/nl/ which I found through Wotoncraft's own site being their official EU dealer. Official site has a 50 day delay for pre-order but I got the last brown one in the EU. They have 1 black one left. I ordered on Thursday night, arrived today, it's shipped from Holland.
The leather is really soft, quality is amazing everything is made to perfection. The smell, lovely leather smell !
The down side. there are too many large size dividers. I wish I have 2 smaller ones and 1 large one, but apart from that this is just an awesome daily.
This is probably how I will arrange it, so 2 dividers are not being used.
Can fit 1 body with a 50/1.4 Zeiss , with a Canon 85/1.2 and a 35/1.5L. I don't think the Sigma 85/1.4 will fit though.
Is it cleaning day already?
Looks superb. Definitely something I'll look into.
Technically we are in spring?
Perfect daily bag. Don't need more than 3 lenses.
Although if you shoot 70-200, this probably isn't your kind of bag.
Nice one Dave. I’m dipping my toe in with a used mk2 and nifty fifty.
Fancying a full frame lightweight walkabout.
Thanks for posting, it looks lovely
I've been looking at these since Steve Huff started going on about them. I have a Billingham, my second, which I've never used and currently use a cheap man bag but I do keep thinking about getting a nice bag... but some free time is what I really want.
This is my first camera daily, I actually don't have any. I have one that holds 1 camera with 1 body which isn't so much a bag, more a cover to put inside my luggage.
This has prompted me too look into this, found a long comparison vid on YouTube, actually 1st link.
They are so close I can't tell the difference most of the time, I think the Samyang is sharper and they concluded the Samyang is the better lens and cheaper too.
Yea I've got the samyang one. Good lens
I thought you have the Sony?
Na man samyang I had.briliant little lens
No no no it’s a GAME CHANGER lol
Seems like every day someone jump's ship to Sony.
Sony must be doing ok it seems
It's a new camera, it happens with all the brand's. The a73 is a top option though.
Equally I am sure there are people who have left or are leaving Sony
Not in this forum but probably elsewhere.
Nonsense. Lots of people have come and gone over the years.
Some people come and go every month
@addicknchips how many times have you owned the Sony A7R II?