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I think my GAS died with the A-mount. I have three working bodies and maybe about 20 or so lenses.
Never actually got interested in the E-mount and will probably be on the A-mount for a few more years to come, at least.
Thanks to knowledge gained on Dyxum, I have a decent collection of AF lenses that continue to work well.

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Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

I think my GAS died with the A-mount. I have three working bodies and maybe about 20 or so lenses.
Never actually got interested in the E-mount and will probably be on the A-mount for a few more years to come, at least.
Thanks to knowledge gained on Dyxum, I have a decent collection of AF lenses that continue to work well.
If you ever develop interest in shooting action, I must warn that brief testing with the newer E mount bodies and their state of art autofocus will probably change your mind...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 October 2023 at 09:47
Hi, my name is Maarten, and I suffer from GAS....

I feel some shame how much time & money I spend on this behaviour, but it gives me JOY!

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Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

I think my GAS died with the A-mount. I have three working bodies and maybe about 20 or so lenses.
Never actually got interested in the E-mount and will probably be on the A-mount for a few more years to come, at least.
Thanks to knowledge gained on Dyxum, I have a decent collection of AF lenses that continue to work well.
If you ever develop interest in shooting action, I must warn that brief testing with the newer E mount bodies and their state of art autofocus will probably change your mind...


+1
There are things I can photograph I only dreamed about with the A-mount
α1, FX30- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia- 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2 & 85/2.4, Zeiss Batis- 85/1.8 & 135/2.8; Sony 18-105/4, 24-105/4 & 100-400/4.5-5.6; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Sony 135/2.8 STF
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Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

If you ever develop interest in shooting action, I must warn that brief testing with the newer E mount bodies and their state of art autofocus will probably change your mind...

Yes, I'm keenly aware. That does my shooting on the A mount. The eye tracking in the A1 made my jaw drop when I read about it and watched videos. Getting the right focus is always a bit of an issue on the A-mount.
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Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Will be comparing my Sigma 100-400mm to a Sigma 150-600mm, both from the Contemporary series Tomorrow.

We'll see what will happen. I guess the longer one is much heavier .


So far, I resisted the temptation.
The other person was doubting whether he would like the short side of my lens. He will be travelling to Australia soon and actually was looking for a 50-400mm.

I am doubting If I am willing to carry such a weight .
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This thread seems to have rekindled a long dormant GAS!

Been eyeing the STF on eBay. They're still pricey at USD 500. It's a dead mount, kept alive by the LA-EA5, I suppose but if something goes wrong I'm left with a nice looking paperweight.
The 200/f4 macro also looks interesting but it's too much of a specialist lens for me.
Perhaps the 135/1.8 as well? Even though I have the AF 135/2.8 that rarely gets used as well as the 80-200/2.8, which does see a good amount of use.

There's a strong tug going on between my head and my heart.

Still, the lust for gear is the lust for gear. It has little to with actual photography. It's like being a music lover vs. being an audiophile, for example.

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Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

Still, the lust for gear is the lust for gear. It has little to with actual photography. It's like being a music lover vs. being an audiophile, for example.


We can be both, can't we? ;)
Just buy that STF... :P
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After saying earlier in this thread that my GAS was satisfied for the foreseeable future....
Everyone knows where this is going, right?

I've been watching for another Voightlander, this time a 110mm 2.5 macro APO-lanthar. B&H had a used, like new, on my B&H wish list, but $933 was still a bit dear, so kept looking at other sites, and possible other choices like the Batis 135mm.

Voightlander just dropped their price on a new 110mm by $100, and B&H dropped the price on the used lens to $849. Since I use their Payboo card, I don't pay the sales tax, so a straight $849. Pulled the trigger and it arrives Thursday.

So I now own three voigtlanders: 15/4.5, 40/1,2 and 110/2.5 macro.

So, is my GAS satisfied? Sure! (at least for now)
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Mestari, if I do go down that path, I'll have a clear conscience since I can surely blame you for egging me on!

Bill, with that kind of username I'm sure you're pretty much incorrigible.
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Originally posted by Mestari Mestari wrote:

Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

Still, the lust for gear is the lust for gear. It has little to with actual photography. It's like being a music lover vs. being an audiophile, for example.


We can be both, can't we? ;)
Just buy that STF... :P


The A-mount STF lens is the only A-mount lens I have in my lineup. Why? It's just brilliant at what it does. It works well with an LA-EA3 also (which is how I do it).
α1, FX30- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia- 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2 & 85/2.4, Zeiss Batis- 85/1.8 & 135/2.8; Sony 18-105/4, 24-105/4 & 100-400/4.5-5.6; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Sony 135/2.8 STF
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@2manycamera

Voigtländer lenses are very nice, and I also have the 15/4.5 and 110/2.5 Macro. Maybe that will sate your GAS.

It does look like I got through all of August with no new purchases, and I should be good for October and November as well, by the expedient of being stuck in Nanjing China for work.
α1, FX30- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia- 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2 & 85/2.4, Zeiss Batis- 85/1.8 & 135/2.8; Sony 18-105/4, 24-105/4 & 100-400/4.5-5.6; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Sony 135/2.8 STF
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I love my 1.8/135GM. It gives such wonderfull images wide open, did I say sharp! I would choose this lens over any telezoom or f/2.8 prime any day.
Some say the old 1.8/135 ZA is in some ways the better lens over the GM.

Totaly share your vision on GAS, it has very little to do with photography [/QUOTE]

Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

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This thread seems to have rekindled a long dormant GAS!

Been eyeing the STF on eBay. They're still pricey at USD 500. It's a dead mount, kept alive by the LA-EA5, I suppose but if something goes wrong I'm left with a nice looking paperweight.
The 200/f4 macro also looks interesting but it's too much of a specialist lens for me.
Perhaps the 135/1.8 as well? Even though I have the AF 135/2.8 that rarely gets used as well as the 80-200/2.8, which does see a good amount of use.

There's a strong tug going on between my head and my heart.

Still, the lust for gear is the lust for gear. It has little to with actual photography. It's like being a music lover vs. being an audiophile, for example.

Regards
Sashi

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