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Ah, @Hezu, that Winter Meet sounds like a tipping point

The Sigma 500mm and the Sony 300mm are both great new telephotos, each with their own pros and cons. I'm sure a lot of people are tempted.

I'm actually going backwards with the GAS, having listed my FX30 and Sony 18-105 PZ for sale. I really like the FX30 but it doesn't really have enough points of difference to the a1 for video work to keep.

I am though pondering a short zoom for video work- perhaps the Sony 16-35 f4 PZ or the Tamron 20-40mm.
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a Viltrox AF 24mm f1,8 STM Asph ED IF joined my collection of lenses

Edited by Harm vb - 19 March 2024 at 20:18
Harm A7m3+4 Dörr60/2,8 Samyang14/2,8 35/2,8+1,8 Sigma150600 Sony28/2 50/1,8 90MG 1224G 1635G 70300G Tamron2875/2,8 Viltrox24/1,8 85/1,8.
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Well @Harm vb, you held out for a long time before getting a new lens.

And your camera-run is still lasting well.

No bidders yet on my FX30 and 18-105 here.
α1- 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 24-105/4 & 100-400/4.5-5.6; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Sony 135/2.8 STF
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"I'm sure a lot of people are tempted"

Well here's one who was!!!!


Edited by Brandy - 20 March 2024 at 05:17
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Oh my @Brandy, that looks gorgeous. Looks like a good size and balanced with your camera.
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Yes a very happy camper, 'carpe diem' and all that!! I turn 80 shortly and decided on an early birthday present and now that I've got over the shock I'm really enjoying it. Yes it is nicely balanced especially with the vertical grip and is razor sharp with both the 1.4 and 2x TC. My 'Attempted robbery' a couple of weeks ago was actually it's very first shoot at 600mm, I thought maybe someone might have questioned my comment that the shots were taken at about 200m, if anything maybe more... Anyway apart from birding it will be mainly used at grandchildren's soccer, futsal, athletics and netball. The bokeh by the way is exceptional. Never really done portraits before at 300mm.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 March 2024 at 06:25
Peter, that's very impressive.
I recall back in a-mount days you had a SAL300F28G SSM lens with teleconverter, and posted images of horse jumping trials, other sports, as well as birds, and other distant wildlife.
I think you parted company with it due largely to its heft but seem to have found a new lease of enthusiasm with this latest e-mount iteration. Admittedly a lot lighter (1470g vs 2310g).
Anyway, good for you and looking forward to seeing more of your posts taken with it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 March 2024 at 07:12

Quite right Joe, there's nothing wrong with your memory!! The a-mount was heavy for a long shoot and I remember I had to use a monopod for a day out at 'the island' for surfing or the cars and bikes. I don't get there very often these days but maybe this will inspire me. The horses are only five minutes away so no problem there. I always had a shoulder strap in the a-mount days which I remember did take a toll after a long day out. So far with the new but much lighter equivalent I haven't felt any bad effects with my Black Rapid strap but then I haven't used it for more than a couple of hours. With my 'cotton carrier' harness no problems at all.....
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Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

Well @Harm vb, you held out for a long time before getting a new lens.

And your camera-run is still lasting well.

No bidders yet on my FX30 and 18-105 here.

Did I? My 3rd lense of this year.

But for cameras I stopped looking .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2024 at 02:53
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

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Did I? My 3rd lense of this year.


But it's good by your standards isn't it?

...But for cameras I stopped looking .


That's showing great resolve
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@Brandy

Nice account of its field use Peter, thanks.

While I always coveted the A-mount 300mm f2.8 G SSM, I appreciated it was going to be a bit of an encumbrance. Partly why I was intrigued by the E Mount 300mm 2.8 with its reported weight. It really looked well-proportioned to your camera and good to see you getting use out of it.

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Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:



a Viltrox AF 24mm f1,8 STM Asph ED IF joined my collection of lenses
Hope you like it, despite it being a 24mm....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2024 at 08:03
Tell me, what should/could be wrong with 24mm?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2024 at 15:23
Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

While I always coveted the A-mount 300mm f2.8 G SSM, I appreciated it was going to be a bit of an encumbrance. Partly why I was intrigued by the E Mount 300mm 2.8 with its reported weight. It really looked well-proportioned to your camera and good to see you getting use out of it.
As I have couple times seen (and briefly tested) Sony FE 2.8/300 GM OSS, I can confirm its size and weight are quite nice for this kind of telephoto lens. I have now seen also Sigma 500 mm 1:5.6 DG DN OS, which happens to be even slightly lighter, smaller and much cheaper, so choosing between these two is quite hard. Of course, the Sony lens have faster aperture, teleconverter compability and unrestricted shooting speeds on its side to justify the steeper price.
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