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Please post your thoughts on both here as well. I am considering both and more for wide angle.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2024 at 12:43
Originally posted by Mestari Mestari wrote:

Please post your thoughts on both here as well. I am considering both and more for wide angle.


I have decided to keep the viltrox 16mm f1.8.

They are both equally sharp most of the frame, 14GM has less vignetting and little better coma performance. Wide open I actually found viltrox to be sharper in corners. I guess the extreme wide angles of 14mm causes more stretching in corners so they at least appear less sharp.

In the end for me the 14GM just wasn't worth 2.5-3x the price of viltrox.
I got the viltrox from Wex in the UK, they provide 12 months warranty and also sell viltrox lenses. Last one I bought one was from LCE who don't sell new viltrox lenses. So I'm more hopeful that wex will be able to help better with any warranty issues.
If it was any other shop or dealer I'd have kept the Sony 14GM.

I didn't feel overall Sony is a better lens. Both lenses have their pros and cons, if you need something as wide as 14mm then 14GM is really great. if you are happy with something less wider then I'd suggest getting the viltrox if you can get one from a good shop.

Edited by nandbytes - 24 May 2024 at 12:50
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2024 at 14:36
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mestari Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 May 2024 at 21:43
Thank you! I have heard a lot of good things about that lens.
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Well, haven't been around much this month as we've been buying a house instead. It's a time sink!

But, it's June 1, and I've gone another month with no more lens (or camera) purchases. Closing in on my 12 month target.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2024 at 01:14
Congratulations on the house Wētāpunga!  Should be a lot more worthwhile than buying camera gear!  Don't know what houses cost down there, but pricing has gotten so crazy here!  

Oh and of course congratulations on going another month without buying any new gear! As you know I purchased the 20mm f1.8 G a couple months ago. So far I'm very pleased with the results, though I haven't had any need for speed yet (f1.8). I used it quite a bit in Joshua Tree National Park a couple weeks ago. Probably didn't really need it. The FE 16-35mm f4 ZA OSS performs just fine. And I also have the 18mm Batis. Often there was quite a bit of wind in JT Nat Park, and of course it's the Mojave desert (dust), so changing lenses is a bit risky. So most of the time I just stayed with the lens on my camera. A zoom is practical in that environment.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2024 at 08:43
Thanks Kelly,

Alas house-prices are also very high in Auckland. It's ranked as the 7th least affordable in the world However, we've bought in a nice spot and it may even generate some new photography opportunities.
Later in the year...

I get what you mean about wind and sand. It's something I struggle with my seascape photography. I'm very reluctant to change lenses in that environment. But good to hear you are getting use out of your new 20/1.8 I do like that focal length. (Or the 21mm length, which is practically the same thing)

Edited by Wētāpunga - 01 June 2024 at 09:47
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2024 at 13:43
Ouch! 7th least affordable! I wonder where Salt Lake City fits in that list, probably not far down! Big cities in California, like LA and San Francisco must be up there too. But perhaps the median income is higher there?

I wonder if there is list like that for Sony gear! As I've mentioned the A7rV is so tempting, but so much more expensive than what I paid for my A7rIIIa. But I see that the price in the UK is about same in pounds as it is in dollars here in the USA. Wow! Though I'm assuming prices in Europe generally include sales or value added tax. There has been a $400 price discount which I believe runs through tomorrow along with an extra year warranty. B&H includes some incentives with it and sales tax paid by them if you use their credit card. Still so much money! Of course not as expensive as your A1.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 June 2024 at 20:44
Originally posted by AudioDoc AudioDoc wrote:

Ouch! 7th least affordable! I wonder where Salt Lake City fits in that list, probably not far down! Big cities in California, like LA and San Francisco must be up there too. But perhaps the median income is higher there?
I found a website that lists 15 of the World’s Least Affordable Housing Markets, no SLC in that list, but indeed the big cities in California are there.

And yes, I have also resisted the temptation to get any new lenses for one more month.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SnowFella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 June 2024 at 09:10
After my last big splurge over 2 years ago the only camera related purchase I've done is merely a single rocket blower
Sure I'm tempted but so far as been able to resist the GAS urge.

As for housing, being a Sydneysider and #2 on that list I can feel the pain! Just lucky I got in an bought before the crazyness started, median house price in Sydney now is north of 1.6million AUD and my modest little 3 bedder in a far west suburb has more than doubled in value over the last 10 years.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 June 2024 at 01:06
Well done @Hezu

I'm very impressed at your purchasing habits @SnowFella - I'v still added odd things like memory cards or cages for video work etc since my last camera/lens purchases.

We're very aware of the crazy housing prices in Sydney also- being able to shrug at Auckland prices and go "well, at least it isn't as bad as Sydney" has been a minor source of comfort...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2024 at 12:00
I thought I was doing quite well in suppressing GAS until recently. My last purchase was the FE 16-35 F4 G OSS months if not a year or two ago. But I've wanted to improve my game with video on the ground (as opposed to in the air with a drone) and just recently I got the DJI Pocket 3 gimbal camera (a hand-held version of a drone camera).

After walking around Birmingham and Den Bosch on two recent DMs I also want to reduce the amount of gear I carry on holiday. My APS-C cameras (NEX-3, -7, and A5000) are old and not very well connectable or capable for video. This weekend, ahead of the rumoured introduction of a new version, Amazon were selling the ZV-E10 at a knock-down price. The camera is basically an A6100 with a fully articulated LCD, no EVF, improved AF and video (compared to my other cameras), and a dead cat.

So there we are: more stuff!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote minolta_mutley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2024 at 20:52
G.A.S. had me too - bought 2nd hand Sony Zeiss 55f1.8 + an a-mount Sigma 105 macro f2.8. Perhaps i wanted to celebrate the fact my dedusting of the A7III didn't cost more than 120€? (i was afraid i had to replace the glass in front of the sensor).

The ZV-E10 is a capable camera. The cat may be the most intresting part though.   This one stays fluffy and no cans of Wiskas to buy.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 June 2024 at 21:50
I've done it.

From next school year I will be teaching photography at a pre-vocational secondary education.

The chance to make a profession out of a hobby.

No GAS, but a nice step in this field.
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