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10-13-2009, 10:10 AM   #136
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Did "we" already find a cure for LBA ?

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Did "we" already find a cure for LBA ?
Yes. It is called money . . . lots of it.
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This thread need to be resurrected, 50th Birthday coming up soon, gee I hope I get that 15mm Limited and that 31 mm Limited and oh that 77mm Limited. That should cure my LBA, I just know it will!
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My LBA is in remission. That's because I'm broke. As soon as I sell some more stuff and make some more money, the cure is gone. Life is like that.

I don't suffer from LBA. I enjoy every moment of it.

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and I think the nikkor 180/2.8 ED ais and the nikkor 105/1.8 will cure my... oh and the nikkor 200 micro too...
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LSA for me of late, pruning the collection, selling the lenses that would otherwise be neglected and gathering dust here.
One thing I've come to realise is that for the fact every manufacturer on earth could manage making a decent 135mm lens, it's the focal range I use the least, so from 10 to hopefully 4 max in that range.
Somehow I'm not as motivated with LSA as I was with LBA. iS IT BECAUSE i'VE RUN OUT OF SHIPPING MATERIALS?
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QuoteOriginally posted by xjjohnno Quote
LSA for me of late, pruning the collection, selling the lenses that would otherwise be neglected and gathering dust here.
One thing I've come to realise is that for the fact every manufacturer on earth could manage making a decent 135mm lens, it's the focal range I use the least, so from 10 to hopefully 4 max in that range.
Somehow I'm not as motivated with LSA as I was with LBA. iS IT BECAUSE i'VE RUN OUT OF SHIPPING MATERIALS?
Yeah, 135s are funny like that. I just have to grab one and force myself to use it. Actually I'm more likely to grab a 140/4.5 enlarger lens on bellows, or a 127/3.5 projector lens on its weird helicoid, than the SuperTak 135/2.5 or the little M135/3.5. What a perv.

I must sell some soon. Not to prune, just to cull, and make money to buy yet more. To keep from gathering dust, there's my LOTD (lens of the day) strategy. It works except when I'm stuck at home, bored.

You need shipping materials? I think they all wound up at my house. A non-trivial portion of my little office-studio is stacked with boxes, bags, bubble-wrap, etc. Yes, I must sell and ship stuff soon...
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LOTD partially works for me but for me it's Project Queen Vic market. Over 105mm doesn't play too wll there, folk poking their body bits into frame, stuff like that. My strolls in the local park are fine for the 300mm+ lenses but I don't have a formal rotation system for those lenses, more like what I grab in a lucky dip method.

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QuoteOriginally posted by xjjohnno Quote
LOTD partially works for me but for me it's Project Queen Vic market. Over 105mm doesn't play too wll there, folk poking their body bits into frame, stuff like that. My strolls in the local park are fine for the 300mm+ lenses but I don't have a formal rotation system for those lenses, more like what I grab in a lucky dip method.
Lucky dip method. I like that. Yeah, LOTD takes a bit of discipline. When we go on winter retreat I may take about 100 lenses with me. That's one a day for the 3-4 months we'll be out. No, wait, that's too many. Maybe 60 lenses, one every two days. Let's see, if I take 15 Fifties and 10 Twentyeights and 10 zooms and a few ELs and of course some longer glass, how many llamas will I need to pack my gear up the hill? And which beauties will be left behind? Oh, the humanity...
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Ah Rico, those beauties sitting at home get jealous, the ones sitting on the camera become little prima donnas, all of a sudden all the pictures your lenses produce are crap, not due to seriously finite skills as a photographer but due to temper tantrums from the lenses.
As for the added weight to the mode of transport and the sky rocketing fuel bill.........
Travelling now has my collection down to 3 lenses, a bloody long lens, a macro of some description, add a wide, preferably 25mm or wider and then I get this horrid feeling that the optimal focus length for a certain situation hasn't been covered, give myself a mental kick up the backside and wish I'd brought more lenses.
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My current frenzy goal is a micro-kit, a tiny bag of tiny lenses of great character. Current contents are: Enna Tele-Sandmar 100/4.5 (110g); CZJ Tessar 50/2.8 (12 iris blades, 110g); Meyer Helioplan 40/4.5 (100g). The Helioplan is a bit long; I've been told of a Vivitar 28/2.8 (120g) that should replace it, so that's what I'll seek next. And I'll throw in Vivitar-LU 75/3.5 enlarger lens on short tubes for portraits etc (110g total).

Yeah, a 4-lens kit weighing 450g / 1lb, in a small bag I can stuff into a pocket; that's a worthy goal. These lenses will always be close to me. And if the others get jealous, well hell, they can just stew.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
My current frenzy goal is a micro-kit, a tiny bag of tiny lenses of great character. Current contents are: Enna Tele-Sandmar 100/4.5 (110g); CZJ Tessar 50/2.8 (12 iris blades, 110g); Meyer Helioplan 40/4.5 (100g). The Helioplan is a bit long; I've been told of a Vivitar 28/2.8 (120g) that should replace it, so that's what I'll seek next. And I'll throw in Vivitar-LU 75/3.5 enlarger lens on short tubes for portraits etc (110g total).

Yeah, a 4-lens kit weighing 450g / 1lb, in a small bag I can stuff into a pocket; that's a worthy goal. These lenses will always be close to me. And if the others get jealous, well hell, they can just stew.
I know this might be a little crazy, but why not just build yourself an M kit.

M28/2.8, M35/2, M50/2 M100/2.8

while perhaps not quite as light as your present proposed kit they are all solid performers. I have 3 of the 4 but opted for the K105/2.8 which is quite a bit bigger and heavier
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I would go for M20/4, A28/2, M50/4macro, M85/2 as 'standard' set.

and one of M100/2.8, M135/3.5, M150/3.5 for longer reach.
M200/4 might be too heavy.

who knows i may need some macro, some wide with bokeh and some portraits.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
I know this might be a little crazy, but why not just build yourself an M kit.

M28/2.8, M35/2, M50/2 M100/2.8
QuoteOriginally posted by hoanpham Quote
I would go for M20/4, A28/2, M50/4macro, M85/2 as 'standard' set.

and one of M100/2.8, M135/3.5, M150/3.5 for longer reach.
M200/4 might be too heavy.
Good ideas. What I'm trying for here is a tiny kit that fits into a cargo pocket and doesn't rip-out the stitches. I can go macro by just throwing an M42 tube behind the CZJ Tessar 50/2.8 (12 blades, 110g) or Meyer Helioplan 40/4.5 (12 blades, 100g) so I can leave fatter macro glasss at home. For this mini-kit, I get enough reach with my tiny Enna Tele-Sandmar 100/4.5 (110g, half the size of a SuperTak 55/2), so I can leave longer fine Taks and M's at home. Well, maybe I'll stick the TeleTak 200/5.6 in another pocket. But the Tele-Sandmar makes the wee tiny M135/3.5 (270g) and Enna Tele-Ennalyt 135/3.5 (260g) look enormous.

A couple days ago I was up in the high country around Kit Carson and Monitor passes south of Lake Tahoe, shooting with the CZJ 50 and the Enna 100 (after giving up on the Tamron 10-24) and I was reminded again of how great they are there. Not bad in cities, either. Today I wandered a Sierra foothill town with just the Vivitar-LU 75/3.5 enlarger lens stopped-down on tubes, again with splendid results. Tiny and slow and sharp, just right for sunny days, and for not schlepping around a pile of gear.

No, I'll not sell-off the rest of my lenses; I just want to go situationally minimal. I don't always want to carry a bag heavy with fine glass. A pocketful of light interesting glass -- what fun! Yes, the quest continues.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
I just want to go situationally minimal. I don't always want to carry a bag heavy with fine glass.
I've studied the issue extensively. A chevy Suburban with the seats out of it is situationally mimimal. No need to carry a bag, just drive the chevy to the
site where you want to take the photos carefully avoiding the highway weigh scales, lest you be a tad heavy.

I considered this:

but then reconsidered after considering the possibility that someone might think that I had LBA
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