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07-04-2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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ever stop buying glass?

I was wondering if anyone has ever achieved a point where they are not intrested in looking at any new glass? I have gotten to the point that I am not looking with intrest at the new glass coming out. I do however find myself looking at possible replacements of the primes I have but not getting new lenses. Just curious if this has happened to others.

07-04-2008, 07:15 PM   #2
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Nope, so far I have not. Its sad.....lol
I bought another piece of glass yesterday namely the 50-135mm DA* F2.8 and used this evening, what a great lens. Now to stop buying glass (but it won't happen, as I want the limiteds, and some long zooms....)
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I am fairly satisfied with my kit now...

I have just about all the lenses that I want now. I thought about some others, and even bought the same lens twice (16-45)!! But, I am settled in with my selection.

Besides, one of the reasons for my K20D and kit is the Alaskan Cruise I am going on in about three weeks! The airlines are charging for bags now, and I have a large kit to carry on!

I am very happy with everything I have now. It goes from 10mm to 500mm. That should do it!
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I tried to allow myself the relative calm of satisfaction. I'd thoughtfully bought and sold my way to a good range. But then I discovered bokeh, and my 15mm - 500mm set-up took a dramatic turn. Its being readjusted to my current interests - selling to make room in the bag and wallet, but the investments always seem to require further outside funding.

Now that its about the bokeh and not the range, I fear there is usefulness in lenses regardless of overlap in focal range. Fear because there could theoretically be no end to the different 'flavors' I might fancy a try on...

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I am out of money and hardly have time to use the lenses I currently own. Maybe in a year or so when my skills improve, I will get some new glass...

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07-04-2008, 10:28 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
I was wondering if anyone has ever achieved a point where they are not intrested in looking at any new glass? I have gotten to the point that I am not looking with intrest at the new glass coming out. I do however find myself looking at possible replacements of the primes I have but not getting new lenses. Just curious if this has happened to others.
I am past the 40 lens mark (not counting M42 lenses) and I'm still looking! So no, once bitten by LBA, it will never stop.
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The new stuff I pay not the slightest bit of attention to, as a general rule. Not much point, since I can't afford it anyway.

The old stuff....got my eye on lots of it.
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^^^ Sad but true

Just kiddin on the sad part that parts for the missus to believe

LBA always finds a new way to bite

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Well, I had stopped buying lenses for at least a year. I am into stock market these days
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ever stop buying glass?

QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
I was wondering if anyone has ever achieved a point where they are not intrested in looking at any new glass?


No.



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About 12 months ago I made a reality check on my lens collection and decided that although I had some nice and interesting glass, I didn't use them sufficiently to warrant keeping them, I also decided that I needed to analyse my shooting requirements and buy or replace accordingly.

So I've gone from:
Peleng 8mm, Zenitar 16mm, Hartblei 80mm Super Rotator, Sigma 10-20, DA 16-45, FA 28-105 f3.2-4.5, FA 35, FA 50 macro, FA*24 f2.0, FA*300 f4.5 and Tamron 70-300 LD Di.

To: DA 16-45, FA50 macro and DA 55-300!

It does seem pretty drastic, but I don't miss any of the ones I've disposed of, apart from perhaps the FA*300 f4.5. I'm waiting to see if the DA*60-250 can satisfactorily fill that gap as well as cover the DA55-300 range, or if I will need to replace the FA* with the DA*300. In the meantime the 55-300 is a surprisingly satisfactory fill-in, plus my back and shoulders are recovering nicely!

Eventually I may buy the DA 12-24 or 10-17 FE to cover the ultra-wide end that the 16-45 (very rarely) misses.

I've also had and decided not to keep, DA 18-55, FA 28, DA 21, DA 40, DA 70, Sigma 100-300EX. I have also had and kept until replaced, the A*300 f4.0, Tokina 20-35 AFII, Tokina 80-200 f2.8 ATX Pro, Tokina 80-400 ATXII and the Sigma terrible twins, the 18-50DG and 55-200DG.

I'm definitely am a zoom man for most work, I find I have no desire for normal primes apart from maybe a long (300mm) tele, but prime macros are great as I love flower photography. I'd love a FA*200 f4.0 macro, but that's in my dreams!

So I guess that you can recover from LBA and then start over again, but perhaps with a bit more caution and wisdom than before! ... Maybe?
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i think i'm pretty content with what i have now:
A 50mm 1.2
FA 31mm, 43mm, 77mm Limited
Tamron 28-200mm XR IF
DA 21mm Limited

The Tamron is my backup for the rare occasion when I need a zoom or telephoto, otherwise I'd like to sepnd more time with each of the primes to get a better feel of how to use them
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A stop after every lens because the last lens always has me squared away. Flashes don't count do they?
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I think after the Super-Tak 50/1.4 is sold and the Nokton arrives that what's in my signature is going to be a pretty stable kit with which i will be very content.
Purchases i see coming later is the grip and remote and then more SD Cards, glass will be done with, the glass i have is most useful and very nice, and the times of $50 here and there are over, as inexpensive as they may be, they do add up to enough serious cash.

But don't ask what i'd do if i did win the lottery ;P
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Other than a 600+ mirror lens for fun, I can't imagine buying anymore lenses for a long time. Except maybe a T&S of some type.

I have a Sigma 70-300 and Pentax 50-200 that I will be selling soon as a result of getting the 55-300 which is very nice and better IQ.

Unfortunately, I've resisted both the K10D at $500 and the K20D, so I imagine a new body is in the works next time or two around...
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