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Working on my own gear purge, but....

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Bobby Tingle, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. Adam Bonn

    Adam Bonn Top Veteran

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    Jan 13, 2016
    Porto
    Adam Bonn
    I’m no good to give advice on this.

    I can rock a 3 lens kit.

    But I do it twice

    My APSC kit (in FF eqv) is 35/50/85

    My FF kit is 35/50/90

    For the APSC I also have 50-230 zoom, which I might use once every 10months or so!

    Bobby, maybe you could look at the 18mm, which is a lot cheaper (than the 16) and might give you the opportunity to run it alongside the 90 to be sure you can live without it
     
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  2. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Our kits are nearly identical. With the exception that I am running the f2 variants.

    The 18mm would appeal a lot more to me if it would have weather sealing. Or wasn't so small that I could at least do the o ring trick. The other thing for me is I have always loved the 24mm FOV.

    Back when I had made the move from the 16mm to the 23 f2, I was doing only working shoots. In that situation, 16mm was too wide. At the same time, the 35mm was too tight. So I made the move to the 23mm, not thinking about when the time would come that I would be doing more personal work. That time came and I found myself not being able to shoot wide enough. I made due with the 23mm.

    The 90mm is an excellent lens. And a great focal length to work with. I picked one up when I sold my 50-140 because at the time my event crew was planning to cover some major music festivals. Now I think they are finally going to stay retired. Which I am all for. But that leaves me not needing the 90mm. It's now just an awesome lens I have. And take out to shoot with because I have it. Plus, selling it ensures that I won't have the gear if my friends change their minds and try to drag me to a huge music festival :biggrin:

    I wish Fuji would make weather sealed 16-23 f2 and 35-50 f2 lenses. I don't even need the in between focal lengths.
     
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  3. AndyMcD

    AndyMcD Veteran

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    Jul 15, 2017
    East Midlands, UK
    Over the years I have gone from an "every mm of focal length MUST be covered" to trying to get a more balanced prime kit. I am trying to avoid going down the zoom route but also want to keep my kit bag simple (and light). I have allowed myself to get a 50-230, for the very few occasions when I need something with that kind of reach. I think that three lenses is my maximum, right now the main two are the 16/1.4 and 35/1.4 and I will probably look to add a 56/1.2 in the next couple of months (which will leave me with a dilemma about what to do with the 50-230).
     
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  4. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    Well I had the best of intentions to keep my kit light. Now I have a 16 1.4 ,35f2 ,18-55, 90f2 ,50-230. So I have now given up. I will be buying a Nikon kit within the next year which I have settled on the D500, 200-500, 70-200 and 24-70. That's the plan anyway. I will backpack these kits until I have to hire a Sherpa. At the moment I carry a 16 , 18-55, 50-230.
     
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  5. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    I was the same way for a long time. Then switched to shooting primes. But still had to have ultra wide, wide, standard, and telephoto focal lengths all covered. I always had that can't miss any shot opportunity mentality. Now, I have progressed as you have to just three lenses. Having more of a I shoot certain things and if I miss the occasional shot here and there, so be it. My current setup is similar being 16, 23, and 50. Although I can't rule out a future switch from 23 to 35mm. But time will tell. Right now I am settling into the 16/23/50 and it is working very well for the most part.

    For times when we are at the beach and I want to shoot surfers or pelicans, my son has a 50-230 in his kit I can "borrow".
     
  6. AndyMcD

    AndyMcD Veteran

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    Jul 15, 2017
    East Midlands, UK
    Yeah, the 50-230 seems like a guilty pleasure sometimes - but it costs very little and works well for the few times I need it.
     
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  7. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    It appears fate has intervened and made a decision for me. After my last trip trail riding, I discovered two rusted body mounts during cleaning and inspection of my Jeep. Which is beyond my capabilities to repair correctly. So, I’m going to sell the 16mm I just got to cover the costs. Doesn’t help that we’re dealing with discovering 10 of our tress are dead and we are in the process of having those removed $$$.

    So I am going to run with just the 23mm f2 and 50mm f2. Occasionally grabbing the 50-230 because it is fun to shoot with. This may be the universe’s kick in the pants for me to work 99% with just two primes. It should make me a better photographer.
     
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  8. AndyMcD

    AndyMcD Veteran

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    Jul 15, 2017
    East Midlands, UK
    Sorry to hear that @Bobby Tingle@Bobby Tingle hope the jeep and trees get sorted.
     
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  9. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    sorry to hear about the trees. I'm a real tree lover, so it's sad to see the trees go as well as the money.
     
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  11. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    I hated to find out that so many trees were dead. I also love trees, and loved having so many at my home.
     
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  12. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    I have grown trees all my life for a living up until 10 years ago. I respect the majesty and what they represent. The 1000 year old oaks in Florida, I wonder what has walked underneath their branches. They have seen wonders I can only imagine.
     
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