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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2024 at 06:58
Should Dyxxum set up and run "Photography GAS Addicts Anonymous"? Where we meet by Zoom on a regular basis and each participant starts by declaring to the group "My name is ...., and I'm a GAS addict", and we can then work through a 12 step program and support one another?
Maybe that's all too hard, and we just grapple and occasionally succumb as we're currently doing.
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My name is Harm and I'm a GAS-addict: today I received my SH Sigma 150-600 Sports f5-6,3 021 and what a beast of a lens it is. Wow.

No need to be ashamed about this purchase
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My name is Fred and I am a GAS addict: today I bit the bullet on a deal for a Sigma FE 2.8/24-70mm with a well known forum member.

No need to be ashamed about this purchase
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2024 at 19:45
Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Should Dyxxum set up and run "Photography GAS Addicts Anonymous"? Where we meet by Zoom on a regular basis and each participant starts by declaring to the group "My name is ...., and I'm a GAS addict", and we can then work through a 12 step program and support one another?
Maybe that's all too hard, and we just grapple and occasionally succumb as we're currently doing.

It's probably gonna be a large group
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2024 at 19:51
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

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It's probably gonna be a large group


And possibly ineffective. Can you imagine how it would work?

Member A: "Help, I'm being tempted by a new lens purchase"
Member B: "Be strong, you can do this, what lens is it?"
member A mentions the lens.

Member B "Oh wow, that's a cool lens, you should totally do it"
Member C "I've got that lens, its great, buy it!"
Member D "That's just what you need, you should definitely buy that. And also this lens"

Member A: "I'm not sure this is how the support is supposed to work..."

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And this is indeed how it works.... who's next?





Congrats Fred, I told my self I had the Tamron 28-75 already with lots of satisfaction


This group looks more like a bunch of little boys, counting their marbles: I've got 10 blue marbles, 7 green marbles and only 1 yellow one. You?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2024 at 20:02
Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

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It's probably gonna be a large group


And possibly ineffective. Can you imagine how it would work?

Member A: "Help, I'm being tempted by a new lens purchase"
Member B: "Be strong, you can do this, what lens is it?"
member A mentions the lens.

Member B "Oh wow, that's a cool lens, you should totally do it"
Member C "I've got that lens, its great, buy it!"
Member D "That's just what you need, you should definitely buy that. And also this lens"

Member A: "I'm not sure this is how the support is supposed to work..."


Sounds like effective support to me
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Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:


Congrats Fred, I told my self I had the Tamron 28-75 already with lots of satisfaction

Thanks Harm, I considered that one as well, but would miss the 4mm at the wide end probably
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2024 at 20:06
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:


Congrats Fred, I told my self I had the Tamron 28-75 already with lots of satisfaction

Thanks Harm, I considered that one as well, but would miss the 4mm at the wide end probably

SEL1635Z and/or SEL1224G an idea???
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2024 at 20:57
My name is Wētāpunga, and I'm GAS addict:

It's been 175 days since my last camera purchase and 169 days since my last lens purchase.

I am not ashamed
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2024 at 21:20
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:


Congrats Fred, I told my self I had the Tamron 28-75 already with lots of satisfaction

Thanks Harm, I considered that one as well, but would miss the 4mm at the wide end probably
People differ, but for me 28mm is plenty wide for most situations. If I want to go wider, I usually want to go wider then 24mm. So, I picked up the Sigma 28-70/2.8.

28mm is very versatile. I probably will pre-order when Sony releases a 28/1.4G that is priced and sized like my 20/1.8G. Would be a first for me....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2024 at 21:57
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:


28mm is very versatile. I probably will pre-order when Sony releases a 28/1.4G that is priced and sized like my 20/1.8G. Would be a first for me....


The old Minolta 28mm f2 was one of my favourite lenses and focal lengths. I'd be tempted by a good Sony 28mm. Their current 28mm isn't up to the standard of my Loxia lenses, and the Sigma 28mm too large.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2024 at 02:00
It would seem Gas is Terminal illness!

Its been 611 days since my last lens purchase! I'm proud of myself for resisting temptation!

Wētāpunga, I also have my Minolta 28mm f2. I've taken many photos with that lens that I've been very pleased with. It was my wide angle lens when I purchased my original A7 (With LA-EA4) The A7 was was purchased with the FE 55mm f1.8 ZA. I also used my Minolta 70-210mm f4 with it.

I still have my A7 with my 24-70mm f4 ZA attached and use it at my son's house in CA, near Joshua Tree. The truth is, all of the this gear is capable of capturing great photographics! It's more up to us as photographers as to whether the photos are worthwhile. For our posts here on Dyxum, no one will notice the difference between that 10 year old 24-70mm f4 AZ and a 24-70mm f2.8 GM II. Though the differences in sensor resolution and lens IQ might, just might, make a difference in really big prints.
However, I admit that it is alway fun to try new gear. I'm always interested in what new cameras and lenses are coming out for the Sony FE mount. It's just a matter of resisting the Gas temptation and understanding that the tempting lens might not be something that will make much of difference in your photographs so it might not be something that you really need!

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You're an inspiration to many of us Kelly

I agree on the point about displaying images on Dyxum (or the internet generally). Older lenses are still very capable. But yeah, its also fun to 'geek out' in the new gear.

That said, there are some reasons why I like newer gear. I shoot events and sell prints. Having a more modern camera means the photos are better in low light, and it snaps to focus much faster. I'd much rather have the focusing speed and eye-detection algorithm of an a9 or a1 than say an a77 or a900. And the difference in ISO performance is extraordinary. Getting the shots the client wants is worth some camera investment.

There's also an advantage with producing larger prints as you note. For example, my 21mm Loxia beats the Minolta 20mm f2.8. It does better with distortion, edge-sharpness and detail.

And there's also a weight/size factor. While it doesn't always follow, many modern E-mount lenses are smaller and lighter than the older A-mount options.

Plus the combination of dual linear motors and the focusing speed, high ISO performance of modern E-mount cameras, means some shots in gloomy conditions are possible when they weren't with my older gear.

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