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02-25-2012, 02:34 AM - 1 Like   #16
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A few hundred on old fast glass primes and maybe a trip to say Patagonia or similar for landscape, na delusions of grandeur, Me thinks we shall only wish.

02-25-2012, 02:46 AM   #17
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$650 - DA12-24
$600 - Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8
$650 - FA*24
$850 - FA31
$650 - FA43
$650 - DA*55
$750 - DA*50-135
$750 - FA77
$450 - DFA100mm Macro WR
$1.2k - Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 OS
$3k - Sigma 300mm f/2.8

Tad overkill really, I'd probably be just fine if it was just my DA*55
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Is the 55* quite good?

I think Kcmadr is right on - I would sacrifice a large chunk of that list to get the 250-600mm.

Patagonia sounds like the right answer though.
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The A 250-600, there's $7,000 gone already... and the a 1200, oops, that's over 10 grand just by itself... darn... I spent almost 20k. Oh well, what can you do, no matter how much they give you it's never enough.

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There's a FA*600/4 up for sale close to me ..... US$7,000 gone there with enough left over for the new 560/5.6 too methinks.
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2 each any NIB SMCP (K) lens I come across until I run out of money,.
Repeat next year.
Until I own a user and a museum copy of every K lens. That has been my Lottery fantasy since 1977. Really.

Real answer -
  • $990 - FA31
  • $750 - FA43
  • $785 - FA77
  • $1400 - FA*28~70/2,8
  • $2000 - FA*80~200/2.8
  • $3000 - FA*200 Macro
  • $1000 - MZ-s/Grip
No wait for FF

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
The A 250-600, there's $7,000 gone already... and the a 1200, oops, that's over 10 grand just by itself... darn... I spent almost 20k. Oh well, what can you do, no matter how much they give you it's never enough.
Ask SteveM (smc) about his A1200/8. He made a "why not?" offer on an eBay BIN/OBO and the seller accepted. You'll be . . . . Jealous.
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My profile answers the question.

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I'd get the 645D, sorry, no lenses this time :-) I've already got the 6x7 55mm f4.0 and 75mm shift so I'd get started easily enough. A bunch of other 6x7 lenses as well, but those are going to be sold off.
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Easy. I'd buy the 55-300, the one lens I feel that my kit is lacking, then put the rest in my pocket and head off to Europe for a month to use that and the lenses I already have. Seriously. I have a plethora of lenses otherwise. I don't really need any more than that and going to Europe would give me plenty of new things to photograph, smile.
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Ask SteveM (smc) about his A1200/8. He made a "why not?" offer on an eBay BIN/OBO and the seller accepted. You'll be . . . . Jealous.
I saw one go at government auction for over $10,000, he should sell it and buy something he can actually carry. You need a small jeep just to move that thing. The one I saw was owned by the RCMP, so no doubt was used in surveillance. You have to wonder if another surveillance organization bought it.

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Good question.
I'd probably spend most of it not on lenses, but..
DA* 60-250/4.0
FA Limited 31/1.8
Sigma 24-70/2.8 HSM
Maybe FA77, DFA100, FA50/1.7 and/or DA* 200.
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OK, everyone says the Sigma 70-200 2.8, but when I did my research, I thought the Tamron 70-200 2.8 looked better... what do you guys know that I don't?
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
OK, everyone says the Sigma 70-200 2.8, but when I did my research, I thought the Tamron 70-200 2.8 looked better... what do you guys know that I don't?
Actually, if I had to make that choice again, I'd probably go with the Tamron.
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I'd track down either a copy of the F/FA* 250-600 or F/FA* 600 and use whatever money is left over on gas.
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