GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

Apr 18, 2014
Boston Burbs
David
There are clip-ons, but I’m always afraid of breaking them off. I can throw the EPL7 with the 20 in a jacket pocket, but a clip-on EVF makes that harder unless you want to keep taking it off.
I tried one when I had a GX1. Never liked it, it felt fiddly, and yes like it could be snapped off too easily.
 

mnhoj

gee aahrr
Jan 27, 2012
Los Angeles
John
There are clip-ons, but I’m always afraid of breaking them off. I can throw the EPL7 with the 20 in a jacket pocket, but a clip-on EVF makes that harder unless you want to keep taking it off.
I love em.
Turns the stylish small single lens carry PEN into something more when needed.
Bright sun, longer lenses, three point hold, MF lens, etc.
Then right back off.
 

Mr_Flibble

Top Veteran
Aug 16, 2013
The Lowlands
Rick
Finally managed to get my hands on a long winding-crank for my Bell&Howell Filmo/Eyemo cameras.
Paid way too much in shipping and tax, but they're impossible to find on this side of the Atlantic :(



My 3 1940s Bell&Howell 35mm Eyemo cameras. 71-Q and 71-Z models.
Left is a US Army PH-330-G model, Right is a USAAF A-4 Bomb Spotting camera.
The one in the middle came from Hungary and was possibly used to film the revolution in 1956.
 

rayvonn

Hall of Famer
Jan 19, 2015
Didn't acquire it but very nearly did, well, my finger was momentarily on the "buy now" button, now that it's readily available here in Australia - the TTArtisans 50mm F0.95. The only reason I didn't was because if I'm being honest, I don't really need it, it's not like I don't have any fifties and tbh I would only be shooting wide open which I can do satisfactorily with many of my current lenses. But it definitely doesn't seem to be rubbish, in fact sharpness in the centre seems to be scarily impressive (who cares about corners when you're shooting F.095?). I am almost certain most people looking at imges on a browser will not be able to tell the difference between this and the Noctilux. And when I see Noctilux owners on my Leica forum rushing to critisise it and feeling a bit threatened, it can only mean this lens is worth a shout. But I'm confident I did the right thing. For now......
 

mnhoj

gee aahrr
Jan 27, 2012
Los Angeles
John
They did. It's called the E-PL7 - a brilliant camera if you can (unlike me) live without a viewfinder. We're at the E-PL10 now, but for me, the E-PL7 was the pinnacle and had all the E-PL mojo you can think of; it also had - by some margin - the best handling of the whole series. It is, essentially, an E-M10 without a viewfinder, and, as such, a mini E-P5 (minus one control dial and some functionality, whose absence never bothered me; the I.B.I.S. is less sophisticated though).

I still consider it the best camera of that type I've ever shot with, the GR series notwithstanding (they're different in that they're still smaller and sport a bigger sensor - so they have an excuse for being fiddly). It was comfortable to hold and quick to shoot, with a much better touchscreen interface than everything else in that respect (leagues ahead of the GR III, e.g. ...). Every time I pick up the GR III to do some serious shooting (every day, this month), I wish it handled as elegantly as the E-PL7. And as the GR III handles nicely in its own way, that's saying something ...

The E-PL series is stuck with the 16MP sensor, though. I sold the GX80, E-PL7 and E-M10 for the GX9 ... I wanted that 20MP sensor, and I was right. But that doesn't take away from the fact that all three were wonderful cameras. Between the three, I used the E-PL7 the least for one single reason: no EVF. I always hoped they'd manage to add a tiny one even (like the one in the Panasonic GM5) - it'd have been good enough for me. But they decided to go the "cute route" and turned the E-PL line into a livestyle product; along the way, they killed the camera for me everyone taking photography serious, it seems. So, if you want to experience what it could have become, get an E-PL7.


Mine developed the same issue as it got older ... Still, it was such a nice camera in the hand; the I.B.I.S. was pretty useless, though. In a way, it's silly to be nostalgic about it - but it's a nice kind of sillyness, like still enjoying Chrismas cookies ...

M.
Found an E-PL7.
I also picked up a 20mm 1.7ii and a 45mm 1.8.
The seller was having a $133 for each sale.

About what I paid for the EP5, 25 1.8 and VF-4 each.
Gotta love mFT.
 

tonyturley

Legend
Nov 24, 2014
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Tony
Not camera gear, but funded by selling some camera equipment! :D

Due to gym closures here in California, I finally went the home gym route. Only problem right now is acquiring enough weights. Gym equipment is in major demand!
Our son told me this a few days ago. He said he's been searching for weights for weeks, to no avail.

Found an E-PL7.
I also picked up a 20mm 1.7ii and a 45mm 1.8.
The seller was having a $133 for each sale.
Nice find.
 

gryphon1911

All-Pro
Feb 6, 2015
Central Ohio, USA
Andrew
I succumbed to the call of the Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8S


Ordered a refurbished one from Nikon, which was even cheaper than what I could find in the used boards/shops.

Looking at getting more native Z mount lenses. I’m really starting to fall in love with the system as a whole for more than just work usage.

I’m on the list for the 24-200 Z lens as well, which will replace the 24-70/4.
 

Jonathan F/2

Top Veteran
Aug 21, 2011
Los Angeles, USA
@Jonathan F/2
Sweet. I'm starting to build a home gym.
So far all I have is a flat bench, half a set of dumb bells and two curl bars.
Likely this winter I'll add a rack and barbell.
This particular rack I picked up has a landmine which converts the barbell into a multi-use workout bar. I also attached dip bars and it comes with a pull-up bar as well which doubles for stability. Also if your flat bench has a foot rest, I've been using my bench at an angle on stairs so I can do decline ab work! Home gym life! :D

Found an E-PL7.
I also picked up a 20mm 1.7ii and a 45mm 1.8.
The seller was having a $133 for each sale.

About what I paid for the EP5, 25 1.8 and VF-4 each.
Gotta love mFT.
You went full circle...again!

Our son told me this a few days ago. He said he's been searching for weights for weeks, to no avail.

Nice find.
If your son can't find anything, sandbags and water jugs are the next best thing! That's what I was using before they shut the gyms down.
 
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MoonMind

Hall of Famer
Dec 29, 2013
Switzerland
Matt
I’m on the list for the 24-200 Z lens as well, which will replace the 24-70/4.
I don't know about "replace", but I find that lens very interesting, too; it may very well substitue the Olympus 14-150mm II in my collection, which is not a bad lens as superzooms go (contrasty, with rather pleasing rendering), but definitely not the sharpest ... and by all accounts, the 24-200mm takes IQ to a new level as far as superzooms go. The same seems to be true for the Tamron 28-200mm - but I want to get out of Sony FE, not deeper into it ...

My problem is that the 24-70mm is actually quite a gem in itself, I find. The upcoming pancake zoom might be interesting as well (24-50mm f/4-6.3). This'd put me in a bit of a conundrum - if the 24-200mm can replace the 24-70mm optically (as it seems to be the case, mostly), pairing it with the 24-50mm might be a really good solution that'd leave the 24-70mm appearing quite redundant. However, I really don't want to sell that lens! But if *both* non-S zooms are of unprecedented optical quality ... *sigh* Anyway, rather a nice problem to have, to be honest.

Anyway, it's not as if we can know for sure in the near future (at least not as far as the pancake is concerned). And besides, it'd not the first time I'd end up with several "standard" zooms for a system. Horse for courses ... It has worked for me so far, especially if one of them is a superzoom and another one a pancake - Panasonic 12-32mm and Olympus 14-150mm II; however, the lens that really hits it out of the park now is the 12-45mm; the 12-32mm hasn't come out to play since I own it - and I'll re-evaluate the 14-150mm in the coming days; all this seems like the outline of a plan, really ...

Anyway, have fun with the 50mm f/1.8S - it's a stunner. I actually prefer it over the 35mm f/1.8S - it's even better optically, and feels snappier in use.

M.
 

gryphon1911

All-Pro
Feb 6, 2015
Central Ohio, USA
Andrew
I don't know about "replace", but I find that lens very interesting, too; it may very well substitue the Olympus 14-150mm II in my collection, which is not a bad lens as superzooms go (contrasty, with rather pleasing rendering), but definitely not the sharpest ... and by all accounts, the 24-200mm takes IQ to a new level as far as superzooms go. The same seems to be true for the Tamron 28-200mm - but I want to get out of Sony FE, not deeper into it ...

My problem is that the 24-70mm is actually quite a gem in itself, I find. The upcoming pancake zoom might be interesting as well (24-50mm f/4-6.3). This'd put me in a bit of a conundrum - if the 24-200mm can replace the 24-70mm optically (as it seems to be the case, mostly), pairing it with the 24-50mm might be a really good solution that'd leave the 24-70mm appearing quite redundant. However, I really don't want to sell that lens! But if *both* non-S zooms are of unprecedented optical quality ... *sigh* Anyway, rather a nice problem to have, to be honest.

Anyway, it's not as if we can know for sure in the near future (at least not as far as the pancake is concerned). And besides, it'd not the first time I'd end up with several "standard" zooms for a system. Horse for courses ... It has worked for me so far, especially if one of them is a superzoom and another one a pancake - Panasonic 12-32mm and Olympus 14-150mm II; however, the lens that really hits it out of the park now is the 12-45mm; the 12-32mm hasn't come out to play since I own it - and I'll re-evaluate the 14-150mm in the coming days; all this seems like the outline of a plan, really ...

Anyway, have fun with the 50mm f/1.8S - it's a stunner. I actually prefer it over the 35mm f/1.8S - it's even better optically, and feels snappier in use.

M.
I hear what you are saying about the 24-70/4S. That is why I am planning on keeping it for a while and have it overlap the acquisition of the 24-200. Thankfully, I'm in no rush to divest myself from it immediately. I'll be shooting many situations with both lenses side by side to see if I can tell a difference before departing with the 24-70.

I too looked at the upcoming 24-50 pancake with interest. Could be an interesting lens, if the optical quality is up to snuff for the extreme light weight Nikon kit....although I will say that the extra reach of the Z50 could entice me to get one of the APS-C cameras in the future, in which case the 16-50DX pancake might be the small zoom of choice there.

Right now, my m43 kit for the EP5 is the P12-32 and the O40-150R. Price alone makes them a great choice because it is now my third system. I also have a few primes for it as well...but it is now more of an after thought kit than anything else. I've been picking up the Nikon more and the Fuji setup second.
 

mnhoj

gee aahrr
Jan 27, 2012
Los Angeles
John
This particular rack I picked up has a landmine which converts the barbell into a multi-use workout bar. I also attached dip bars and it comes with a pull-up bar as well which doubles for stability. Also if your flat bench has a foot rest, I've been using my bench at an angle on stairs so I can do decline ab work! Home gym life! :D

You went full circle...again!
Do you do a mix of powerlifting and bodybuilding?

Yeah. The circle of my life.
And I always find what I think are a lot of really great bargains only to find that I've collected way too much gear.
- where I'm at right now.
 
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