GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

Location
Switzerland
Name
Matt
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The Sony 24mm f/2.8 G has arrived, and not only does it work properly and perfectly on the Z 6 via the Megadap ETZ-21, aperture ring and all, it's also a really nice fit for the camera; it's only a tiny bit bigger than the Z 40mm f/2, but much better made, and the whole combo still fits into my EDC bag ... Unfortunately, though the body as well as the lens are both weather sealed, the adapter isn't, so shooting the lens outside was difficult because it was (is) raining constantly, but I'm looking forward to putting it through its paces.

M.
 
Location
Oregon Coast
Name
Andrew
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The Sony 24mm f/2.8 G has arrived, and not only does it work properly and perfectly on the Z 6 via the Megadap ETZ-21, aperture ring and all, it's also a really nice fit for the camera; it's only a tiny bit bigger than the Z 40mm f/2, but much better made, and the whole combo still fits into my EDC bag ... Unfortunately, though the body as well as the lens are both weather sealed, the adapter isn't, so shooting the lens outside was difficult because it was (is) raining constantly, but I'm looking forward to putting it through its paces.

M.
Could you just put a strip of waterproof tape around the adapter/barrel?
 
Location
Switzerland
Name
Matt
Could you just put a strip of waterproof tape around the adapter/barrel?
Perhaps - but that'd mean doing something that isn't strictly necessary: I have a few 24mm(-e) options to shoot in the rain without penalty; in fact, I took my G1X III with me for today's walk to just pull out in the drizzle and shoot. So, why risk it, and why waste the tape, kind of thing ...

But you're absolutely right, it should work - all the more so because the lens itself is well sealed throughout *and* the aperture and focus rings are both sufficiently far from the mount, so handling really shouldn't be a problem, and the hood would help in the rain, too. However, what with all the knobs and buttons around the mount (above all else, two mount release buttons), I'd rather not fumble an attempt ...

M.
 

John King

Member of SOFA
Location
Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
Name
John ...
Could you just put a strip of waterproof tape around the adapter/barrel?

Perhaps - but that'd mean doing something that isn't strictly necessary: I have a few 24mm(-e) options to shoot in the rain without penalty; in fact, I took my G1X III with me for today's walk to just pull out in the drizzle and shoot. So, why risk it, and why waste the tape, kind of thing ...

But you're absolutely right, it should work - all the more so because the lens itself is well sealed throughout *and* the aperture and focus rings are both sufficiently far from the mount, so handling really shouldn't be a problem, and the hood would help in the rain, too. However, what with all the knobs and buttons around the mount (above all else, two mount release buttons), I'd rather not fumble an attempt ...

M.
If weather sealing were as simple as that, all lenses would be weather sealed.
Unfortunately, it's not as simple as that ...

e.g. the red weather sealing gaskets in a mFTs Olympus 7-14:

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Location
Oregon Coast
Name
Andrew
If weather sealing were as simple as that, all lenses would be weather sealed.
Unfortunately, it's not as simple as that ...

e.g. the red weather sealing gaskets in a mFTs Olympus 7-14:

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Yes, but, as was mentioned, everything but the adapter is already weather-sealed (it's a weather sealed lens). So the tape remark was based on that understanding.
 

John King

Member of SOFA
Location
Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
Name
John ...
Yes, but, as was mentioned, everything but the adapter is already weather-sealed (it's a weather sealed lens). So the tape remark was based on that understanding.
There's the adapter itself (screws, joins, etc), plus the body/adapter and adapter/lens mating surfaces.

Weather and dust sealing is very complicated, Andrew.
Minute attention to detail ...
 

gryphon1911

Hall of Famer
Location
Central Ohio, USA
Name
Andrew
Good day at the camera stores.
Found a used Ricoh GR III for $700, so had to snag it. Looking forward to experimenting with it.

Also decided that as much I love the “fujicron” lenses, I decided that I’m going to start going for character over weather sealing so to speak.

Got a used Fuji 35/1.4 again. It was the first lens I had back when I got the xe1. Looking forward to reuniting with that optic.
 

davidzvi

Hall of Famer
Location
Boston Burbs
Name
David
Panasonic 20mm 1.7 ii. Because...why not. I'm keeping it this time. Really. Why do I ever sell this lens. I should just store it away for 6 months when I get bored of it, because I always buy it back again. It's very nice on the EP7 :) I want to like the O17/1.8, and while MF clutch and AF speed are nice, I just prefer the P20 results.
Maybe I should try that as well. 3rd time for this one:

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gryphon1911

Hall of Famer
Location
Central Ohio, USA
Name
Andrew
I know how you all are!! Pics or it didn't happen!!
For the Ricoh GR III, I have some accessories on the way. Picked up an optical hotshoe finder (28mm), screen protector, and 2 extra batteries and external charger. Should be here by the weekend.
Can I also say how utterly awesome it is that Ricoh includes internal memory so the camera can function out of the box without an SD card! Large JPG will give you 140 shots!

And a pic of the bottom as it can be hard to tell a Ricoh GR, from a GR II from a GR III or IIIx just from the front! :)

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Then the Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 - my very first Fuji lens. Got it with the X-E1 when they first released. There is something special about this lens. On the X-Pro2 and X-T4 - the AF speed is definitely improved over what I remember from the X-E1.

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The UV Filter came with the lens. I may leave it on and see how it looks with it. I'm usually not a fan of adding UV filters, but I've had good experience with B+W filters.
 

doobs

Veteran
Location
Fairfax, VA
Name
Chris
I know how you all are!! Pics or it didn't happen!!
For the Ricoh GR III, I have some accessories on the way. Picked up an optical hotshoe finder (28mm), screen protector, and 2 extra batteries and external charger. Should be here by the weekend.
Can I also say how utterly awesome it is that Ricoh includes internal memory so the camera can function out of the box without an SD card! Large JPG will give you 140 shots!

And a pic of the bottom as it can be hard to tell a Ricoh GR, from a GR II from a GR III or IIIx just from the front! :)

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Then the Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 - my very first Fuji lens. Got it with the X-E1 when they first released. There is something special about this lens. On the X-Pro2 and X-T4 - the AF speed is definitely improved over what I remember from the X-E1.

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The UV Filter came with the lens. I may leave it on and see how it looks with it. I'm usually not a fan of adding UV filters, but I've had good experience with B+W filters.

The 35mm f1.4 seldom gets removed from my X-Pro2. It's a match made in heaven.
 

gryphon1911

Hall of Famer
Location
Central Ohio, USA
Name
Andrew
Not to mention it's just enough to give you about 40 RAW files, which is awfully darn close to a roll of film in a little 35mm compact!

That did cross my mind too. Use that for the days you wish to challenge yourself, say you wanted to go out with a couple of 24exp rolls or one 38 exposure role.

I can see me throwing on a film simulation, locking in an ISO and off you go!
 

John King

Member of SOFA
Location
Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
Name
John ...
Not to mention it's just enough to give you about 40 RAW files, which is awfully darn close to a roll of film in a little 35mm compact!
That should be compulsory, Andrew. Bravo to Fuji for doing it.

Also, decent SD cards are so cheap these days, there is absolutely no excuse for manufacturers not to include a basic one in the box. It's a bit like a car dealer selling you a brand new car with no petrol in the tank (or no charge in the batteries).

Enjoy your new camera!
 

Darmok N Jalad

There are FOUR LIGHTS!
Location
Tanagra
That should be compulsory, Andrew. Bravo to Fuji for doing it.

Also, decent SD cards are so cheap these days, there is absolutely no excuse for manufacturers not to include a basic one in the box. It's a bit like a car dealer selling you a brand new car with no petrol in the tank (or no charge in the batteries).

Enjoy your new camera!
Here in the US, the retailer often bundles that for the same price. Usually it’s after the body has been on the market for a while. However, one could also argue that, why on earth would you buy a car if you can’t afford the gas to go in it?
 

John King

Member of SOFA
Location
Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
Name
John ...
Here in the US, the retailer often bundles that for the same price. Usually it’s after the body has been on the market for a while. However, one could also argue that, why on earth would you buy a car if you can’t afford the gas to go in it?
Patrick, I mean even enough petrol to get you to the nearest petrol station.

As in "Now that you have bought the car, Sir, would you like to buy the optional wheels and tyres for it?".

I get very tired of the constant moral short changing that has become a seemingly accepted part of everyday life.

Having paid (say) $40,000 for a new vehicle, is it really too much to expect it to have a full petrol tank?
 

Darmok N Jalad

There are FOUR LIGHTS!
Location
Tanagra
Patrick, I mean even enough petrol to get you to the nearest petrol station.

As in "Now that you have bought the car, Sir, would you like to buy the optional wheels and tyres for it?".

I get very tired of the constant moral short changing that has become a seemingly accepted part of everyday life.

Having paid (say) $40,000 for a new vehicle, is it really too much to expect it to have a full petrol tank?
I think my last new car came with a full tank. Might just be dealers choice. They even cleaned it up top to bottom.
 
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