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    Depends on the paint used. ;) :rolleyes:

    Or keep the lenses in a cupboard, preferably with a glass front, so you can see, but not use and wear out. ;) :LOL:
     
  2. twist

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    Ask Riz he can help you with cupboards. :rolleyes::p
     
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  3. jonneymendoza

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    Hi.can you recommend me prime Tele manual lens used specifically for travelling. F4 or more light gathering I would like.thanks
     
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    Have you noticed it causing any rub marks on the bottom of the grip? Took mine off for the first time in a while and noticed a small mark where it touches at the bottom of the grip, wondering if it’s a design flaw or a flaw in mine where it’s nots been machined enough
     
  5. Raymond Lin

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    I've actually gone back to the Lim's leather case as it's lighter but kept the Smallrig when i want a L Bracket.
     
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  7. nandbytes

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    What do you mean by light?

    A 300mm f4 will be fairly chunky AF or MF.

    The Nikon PF 300mm f4 is probably the lightest best 300mm f4. Switch to Nikon mirrorless :D

    But if you want to play the light game get the samyang 300mm f6.3 mirror lens. It's an APS-C lens but you will still have plenty resolution on A7RIII in crop mode. It's not much bigger than a standard kit lens :D
     
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  8. twist

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    He said more light gathering... F4 or faster
     
  9. nandbytes

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    Let me know when you find a 300mm f1.4 pancake lens. I'll order 2 of those.

    He said for traveling. Not sure most 300mm fast primes would classed as traveling lens
     
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    :D hehe
     
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    Sold my 55/1.8 for £650.

    :D
     
  12. Barrysprout

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    Did you have compromising photos of the buyer that you threatened to show his wife? :eek:
     
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  13. Cagey75

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    Is anyone who switched [ from any APSC or M4/3 system ] to Sony earlier FF models happy with their decision? Like the A7/II/R - are they really far behind the current snazzy ones like the A7III? [more a question for those who have been through the line] - Do you find the lens selection limiting on a budget? How many of you have tried AF adapters for Canon glass?

    Just in my ever-ponder mode, appreciate any answers cheers.

    Should probably add I'm a photographer first and foremost, but do dabble a little in video. Been eyeing APSC Canon also. Currently using a Panasonic G80 M4/3 camera that I would really like, only it's giving me nothing but hassles! I have used FF for years btw, never missed the bulk of the hefty lenses, but oft miss the DR and general freedom of the RAW files

    That sounded a bit like a CV, just a general querie
     
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  14. SsSsSsSsSnake

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    I had an A7,,from numerous apsc and m4/3’s at one point.

    Summing up. I didn’t like the colours I was getting from it,found the lens choice inadequate,found the adaptor connection poor
    and the menu system confusing though I did work it out eventually.

    To be honest I was disappointed and sold it on after a few weeks.

    Having said that Alan loves his and has a ton of adaptive lenses
    :rolleyes:;).

    I found the 6D enjoyable with nice colours and was happier with that.

    My fav ff was the d750.

    I’m now very happy with my M100 despite its entry level stamp.guess that says a lot about me eh :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Just reminded me of various bargains found in the mid 1990s at the annual Jessops sale of lenses they'd hold in March.
    But then once I took an impulsive risk on a dirt-cheap 600mm f8 mirror, (might have been a Centon minolta fit?). Used it twice, the second time cos I couldnt believe how bad it was
    :LOL:
     
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  17. Kiwi Paul

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    I moved from m43 to a Sony A7R2 and ended up buying way too many lenses.
    I like the Sony kit and have no regrets, I did sort of run m43 and the A7R2 side by side for a wee while but sold the m43 kit.
    I used a Fotodiox adapter with a couple of Canon lenses on the A7R2 for a while (105mm and 70-200L) and they worked OK, although I eventually bought a Sony FE70-300 and sold the 60-200.
    I currently have an A72 with 4 lenses and have sold the rest, and I'm quite content.
     
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  18. jonneymendoza

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    200mm will do.any FD mount ones?
     
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    Cable release suggestions please for A7R3. The Sony RM-VPR1 is quite expensive at £54 and I'm wondering if there are any cheaper multi-port releases in use on here.
     
  20. Snapsh0t

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    Dozen's of 'em on eBay and Amasod. There's a copy of the RM-VPR1 by Fotga at only £22 but I find the basic ones branded iShoot or Shoot work well.
     
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    I've been looking at the same thing myself.
    There seems to a few different Canon 200mm f4 fd lenses, likewise Nikon 200mm ais lenses, been looking for any info on how they perform on the A7R series mainly for landscapes without to much luck. Probably just going to end up getting a cheap one and seeing how it goes.
     
  22. nandbytes

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    The smallest is the Voigtlander 180mm 4.0 SL APO-Lanthar and if you can afford it, it's a stunner.

    Most other legacy 200mm f4 are not exactly small. Nikon AI, contax Zeiss and a Meyer 200mm f4 are probably the next smallest. I think there is a small Oly OM 200mm f5 also.

    If you want f2.8 then again they get bigger and heavier. At which point you are better off buying the Minolta AF 200mm f2.8 HS lens which even today is best in its class. Of course there is also the canon EF 200mm f2.8
     
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    Looking at the Canon 200mm f4 one of them weighs less than 500g and like you say the Oly 200 f5 is under 400g. The Oly 200mm f4 is just under 500g.
     
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  24. nandbytes

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    Length?
     
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    Think the Oly is around 125mm and the Canon 120mm.
     
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    The voigtlander I mentioned is around 80mm think.
     
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    Spent about 3 hours last night deliberating over the Sigma Art 85mm 1.4 and 135mm 1.4 (3 hours I was supposed to be editing the latest wedding!)

    The Sony Zeiss 135mm 1.8 was/is the best lens I’ve ever owned but that was pre-weddings, and I’m just not sure how practical a 135 will be considering it will be teaming up with the 35mm 1.4. I went with the 85, which I’m sure will be stunning, but already regretting it a bit! A 105mm 1.8 would have been ideal, a shame (for me) that they went crazy with the 105 and made it a beastly f1.4.
     
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    Read some of the reviews about it's the one to get saw the price and that's as far as it went. Didn't realise it was that small.
     
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    Damn, didn’t think of that..

    Nah - sold it in my wife’s country of birth. Turns out, everything camera related here is rather expensive!
     
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    Still waiting for mine. Should be here in an hour or two :D
     
  33. nandbytes

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    Get an A99II and you'll have eyeAF with the Zeiss 135mm/1.8. it's very tempting to move back to a-mount sometimes :D
     
  34. nandbytes

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    It's basically a collectors item now. But still an amazing performer in a tiny package with rather close focussing too. There is nothing like it.
     
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    Picture, or it didn't happen :D
     
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    I actually considered this as a second body last night, then I realised a) they're like rocking horse poo, and b) rather expensive.
     
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    :LOL: :ROFLMAO: Game changer
     
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    I'm considering upgrading soon and the Sony A7iii is top of my list. However, I just noticed in jessops that the Sony A7iii is £2000 but the Sony A7Rii is £2000 with £400 cashback which makes it £1600. What you guys go with? I want it for potrait photography.
     
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