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    Posted: 10 August 2020 at 00:01
Well this year I'm accelerating my shift to using the E-mount for landscape photography.
I made the strategic mistake perhaps, of getting a Loxia 21mm. And once you've handled that all metal barrel, experienced that compact form, and seen the images of its photos you're at serious risk of being hooked.
I got the 85mm. And got the same wonderful experience.
So then it was the 50mm.
And now I've ordered the 35mm. These are seriously addictive lenses.

All in about 2 weeks.

I'm starting to feel pleased (financially speaking) they stopped with 5 lenses.   

Edited by wetapunga - 10 August 2020 at 00:34
a77ii- and some Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses.
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21mm, Loxia 35mm Loxia 50mm, Loxia 85mm, Voightlander 110mm Macro, Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm.
 



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I can believe it : )

Small "dense" metal lenses can be very pleasant to handle. I've heard mostly positives about the loxiae but have yet to try one. They are better weather sealed than the new Voigtländers and since they've been around for a while they occasionally turn up at decent prices used. New they also have an optional 3 year warranty and the same filter size I think? which the Voigts do not. Also, though this is very subjective, I like clickless apertures (my experience is with the Jupiter 8).
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Once you have got all Loxias, then I can suggest to try different kind of drug: Voigtländer's native E-mount lenses. This drug is somewhat similar to the Loxia drug: reasonably small sized, all-metal body and manual focus (but with electronical contacts with the camera). But then there is the Nokton variety with F1.2 or F1.4 (depending the focal lenths)...
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Originally posted by Kilkry Kilkry wrote:

I can believe it : )

Small "dense" metal lenses can be very pleasant to handle. I've heard mostly positives about the loxiae but have yet to try one. ...


Indeed, they are made just out of metal and glass and so very precisely engineered that they handle so very well. They're almost effortless to manual focus well.

But be warned, once you do handle one, their appeal increases more...

I am a fan of the sealing too- especially as I've often ended up in damper or dustier environments.
a77ii- and some Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses.
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21mm, Loxia 35mm Loxia 50mm, Loxia 85mm, Voightlander 110mm Macro, Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm.
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Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

Once you have got all Loxias, then I can suggest to try different kind of drug: Voigtländer's native E-mount lenses. This drug is somewhat similar to the Loxia drug: reasonably small sized, all-metal body and manual focus (but with electronical contacts with the camera). But then there is the Nokton variety with F1.2 or F1.4 (depending the focal lenths)...


Oh yeah, I've been researching those. At one stage it was a tossup between the Voigtländer 50mm f2 APO-Lanthar or the Zeiss 50mm f2. But the Zeiss was cheaper, it appeared better sealed, I could share filters on all my primes with a Zeiss, and I could get it sooner...

The Voigtländer 110mm f2.5 APO-Lanthar Macro is one my future wishlist as a prime >100mm FL and a macro option.    
a77ii- and some Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses.
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21mm, Loxia 35mm Loxia 50mm, Loxia 85mm, Voightlander 110mm Macro, Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm.
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What's wrong with you? You should know better than posting your weaknesses on a site like this. This isn't even close to rehab. When I first found this site I thought I would just learn more about the equipment I have, but noooo....I learned what I was missing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetapunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 August 2020 at 09:06
Originally posted by AutumnRose AutumnRose wrote:

What's wrong with you? You should know better than posting your weaknesses on a site like this. This isn't even close to rehab. When I first found this site I thought I would just learn more about the equipment I have, but noooo....I learned what I was missing.



They are really nice lenses.
And that's the problem. It's so hard to stop at one.
Maybe four...
a77ii- and some Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses.
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21mm, Loxia 35mm Loxia 50mm, Loxia 85mm, Voightlander 110mm Macro, Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm.
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Maybe we should petition Zeiss for a 15mm and an 135mm Loxia lenses. Just to make sure you do not suffer from withdrawal symptoms
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetapunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 August 2020 at 23:06
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Maybe we should petition Zeiss for a 15mm and an 135mm Loxia lenses. Just to make sure you do not suffer from withdrawal symptoms


Well it's a shame they make a Batis 135mm but not Loxia. I mean, sometimes I've needed that focal length for waterfalls I can't get close too...

And of course, as you wisely point out, it would prevent a painful withdrawal experience in the future
a77ii- and some Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses.
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21mm, Loxia 35mm Loxia 50mm, Loxia 85mm, Voightlander 110mm Macro, Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm.
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Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

"The first is all you ever Need; everything after that is Want"


Just one - that's crazy talk!
a77ii- and some Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses.
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21mm, Loxia 35mm Loxia 50mm, Loxia 85mm, Voightlander 110mm Macro, Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kilkry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 August 2020 at 10:15
Originally posted by wetapunga wetapunga wrote:

Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

"The first is all you ever Need; everything after that is Want"


Just one - that's crazy talk!


Haha, one zoom for hiking and travel purposes, perhaps.. : )
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetapunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2020 at 01:46
Originally posted by Kilkry Kilkry wrote:

Originally posted by wetapunga wetapunga wrote:

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Just one - that's crazy talk!


Haha, one zoom for hiking and travel purposes, perhaps.. : )


Exactly! Loxias don't come in as a travel zoom version. Oddly, 4 of them don't take up a lot of space in a camera bag, so at least they have that in common with a travel zoom
a77ii- and some Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses.
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21mm, Loxia 35mm Loxia 50mm, Loxia 85mm, Voightlander 110mm Macro, Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm.
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Originally posted by wetapunga wetapunga wrote:

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I made the strategic mistake perhaps, of getting a Loxia 21mm.   


Sorry I got you hooked on the Lox21
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