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    Posted: 04 August 2022 at 09:13
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

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For birds, other wildlife and far away landscapes: Tamron FE 150-500 Di III VC VXD, bought it just before the trip and got a lot of good bird, wildlife and landscape images with it.


The more I use my Tamron 150-500, the more I like it, and the better the images become. For its weight, price point and zoom range, it really is an excellent lens.
α7riii, α9- 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 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7; Sony SAL 135/2.8 STF
 



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Originally posted by AudioDoc AudioDoc wrote:

I had not purchased a new lens since will before the pandemic, in 2019...
Sorry to admit my setback! Shame on me! And for a Zoom!
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Well, modern zooms have got a lot better in their optic design. It sounds like the Tamron 28-200 added something valuable to your lineup.

I only have two zooms in my lineup but I like them both.
α7riii, α9- 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 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7; Sony SAL 135/2.8 STF
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Sounds like you are enjoying it a lot. May become hard to stick to that pledge
Not difficult at all when you have no cash to spare :)
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And you captured some very nice photos in Newfoundland! I really enjoyed your series of photos of the Narrow gauge railroad!

I complemented the Tamron with my old FE 16-35mm f4 Sony Zeiss for wide angle and Sony 85mm f1.8 for portraits since we were attending a family reunion. But most of the time, the Tamron was mounted and I would not have missed the other two lenses.

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Originally posted by SuffolkBobby SuffolkBobby wrote:

Hi I'm new here, retired and also suffered from Gear Acquisition Syndrome.


Welcome !

Originally posted by SuffolkBobby SuffolkBobby wrote:

I am Still using an A100, an A330 (just died) and my 'go to' A35.
On a whim I bought an A6000 with the 16-50 pancake lens. I can't get on with the darn camera so it mainly gathers dust, although when I do get around to playing with it, I have an Industar-61 which has been adapted so it's a bit like a tilt shift lensbaby. I also have an e mount to a mount Pixco speed booster which gives full frame performance to my cheap line up of a Minolta 50mm Macro, Cosina 100mm and M42 mount vintage lenses. (Helios 44M-4, Helios 44-2 Helios (made in Japan) 28mm and a Derek Gardner 28mm).
I too have taken the pledge and so far no new lenses for over a year.


Sounds like you are enjoying it a lot. May become hard to stick to that pledge
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Just back from a 2-week trip as well...

The only stuff that got used was :
- A7R III + 45/1.8
- RX10 IV
- phone

Makes me wonder about kit downsizing again...
α7RIII 24-70CZ 70-200G 200-600G SY35/2.8 SY45/1.8 85/1.8 ~~~ RX10 IV ~~~ Nex-5 16-70/4 ~~~ α100 50/1.4 24-105 ~~~ HX60V
 



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I did my whole 3 week vacation in Newfoundland with three lenses

Most used: Tamron FE 28-200 Di III RXD, as Kelly mentioned above a jack of all trades which is good at most of the trades you throw at it.


For birds, other wildlife and far away landscapes: Tamron FE 150-500 Di III VC VXD, bought it just before the trip and got a lot of good bird, wildlife and landscape images with it.


Just to be sure, but only used a few times: Tamron FE 20/2.8 Di III OSD: for those cases that the 28 mm of the first lens wasn't wide enough and a handheld stitch wouldn't be practical.

I had two bodies with me, the A7ii with the 28-200 and the A7Rii (mostly) with the 150-500 and the few instances I used the 20 mm. Avoiding lens changes in the field was an objective which was achieved this way, except for a very few instances
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I had not purchased a new lens since will before the pandemic, in 2019.
I had not purchased a zoom lenses since my original A7. I have not been much into zooms. But a few month ago I had a setback! I bought a zoom lens! The Tamron FE 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD. Not being a fan of zoom lenses, I'm actually surprised at how good this lens is. I took it with me to Germany in June and must say it is an almost perfect travel lens. Not 24mm at the wide end and some CA at 28mm. I had the opportunity to use friend's Sony FE24-105mm G and I must say the Tamron compared favorably, except it zooms out to 200mm and is much smaller and lighter.
I was also able to use their Sony 40mm G and that is a very nice compact lens. If I didn't already have the Batis 40mm I'd have to consider it. I think it would be great on the A7C.
Sorry to admit my setback! Shame on me! And for a Zoom!
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Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

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Six months later and I've not bought or sold any lenses. I'm heading for a personal record...


I've now passed the 11 month mark with no new lens purchases. Closing in on my 12 month target...

To be fair, it's hard to think of a lens that would add much to my current lineup for preferred subjects and if there is such a thing, it hasn't appeared for sale yet.
α7riii, α9- 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 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7; Sony SAL 135/2.8 STF
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Hi Wētāpunga
Thanks for the welcome.
I'm restricted to my home by age taking it's toll on my bones.
I enjoy photographing whatever is provided for me within the garden, usually plants and flowers as and when they arrive, although I spend a lot of time experimenting with close up/macro and water droplets.
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Hi @SuffolkBobby

Welcome to Dyxum, and it's perfectly ok to confess to some GAS here. In fact, it would seem to be perfectly normal to have the affliction. That's a nice collection of Helios lenses. May I ask what sorts of subjects you like to photograph?
α7riii, α9- 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 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7; Sony SAL 135/2.8 STF
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Hi I'm new here, retired and also suffered from Gear Acquisition Syndrome.
I am Still using an A100, an A330 (just died) and my 'go to' A35.
On a whim I bought an A6000 with the 16-50 pancake lens. I can't get on with the darn camera so it mainly gathers dust, although when I do get around to playing with it, I have an Industar-61 which has been adapted so it's a bit like a tilt shift lensbaby. I also have an e mount to a mount Pixco speed booster which gives full frame performance to my cheap line up of a Minolta 50mm Macro, Cosina 100mm and M42 mount vintage lenses. (Helios 44M-4, Helios 44-2 Helios (made in Japan) 28mm and a Derek Gardner 28mm).
I too have taken the pledge and so far no new lenses for over a year.

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-Hi my name is Manfred and I'm a lensoholic, I have been clean for a year now. Last lens I bought was the 24/2.8G and 50/2.5G


I'm impressed. I just have to get to September without any new lenses to match your achievement
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Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

...and 2 months later in a sustained lockdown, and I still haven't bought any new lenses . I think I deserve a medal or something.


Six months later and I've not bought or sold any lenses. I'm heading for a personal record...



-Hi my name is Manfred and I'm a lensoholic, I have been clean for a year now. Last lens I bought was the 24/2.8G and 50/2.5G
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