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Can you have too many lenses?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by kevinparis, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    of course not.... but as i discovered this afternoon I seem to have acquired over the last 3 years more than 30 lenses.... including a staggering nine 50mm's

    lenses.

    still its nice to have the choice... though I probably should get rid of some of them.... but they all have their little attractions

    I am a hopeless case!!!

    K
     
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  2. dennisk

    dennisk Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 4, 2011
    Bay Area, California
    Dennis
  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Answer = "Nah...."
     
  4. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    :rofl: Awesome lineup, Kevin.

    I think it would be "paralysis of analysis" for me every time I had to choose from your collection.
     
  5. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Ad
    It's a good start, Kevin, keep up the good work! :biggrin:
     
  6. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    No. Next question...
     
  7. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    Ah, the advantage of m4/3. You don't have to lug around lots of heavy gear...
     
  8. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    from left to right we go Zuiko D - OM - Nikkor - Contax - Pentax - Leica - Canon

    and from the bottom up we go from 9-18mm throughout to 50-200.

    k
     
  9. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    And I thought I had it bad with 17.
     
  10. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    You clearly have too many. Send the 9-18 to me immediately. Only I can cure you. Ignore everyone else. You need my help.
     
  11. dennisk

    dennisk Mu-43 Regular

    110
    Jul 4, 2011
    Bay Area, California
    Dennis
    :rofl:
     
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  12. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium

    hope you have a 4/3 to micro 4/3 adaptor ....its the 4/3 version :)

    I also want make a correction... the left most 50 is actually the 25/1.4....my bad.... on the other hand I am sure I have another 50mm Nikkor somewhere.

    K
     
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  13. I never keep all my lenses in the same place at the same time...it avoids having revelations such as this. :eek:
     
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  14. bobbywise

    bobbywise Mu-43 Regular

    130
    Aug 23, 2011
    Nantes, France
    No lens can share the same space at the same, therefore you must keep them all :biggrin:
     
  15. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    And best of all, you have them nailed to the wall as a display ... a work of art.

    G
     
  16. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Ok now I don't feel so bad about my little collection.
     
  17. SCT

    SCT Mu-43 Regular

    141
    Mar 8, 2011
    Landover, MD, USA
    Just curious. Can you list all the lenses you within that picture?

    I've just started collecting myself.
     
  18. apicius9

    apicius9 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I realised that I may never have all the lenses I want but I have more than I can afford, so I am in selling mode, focusing on the ones I really use.

    Stefan
     
  19. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium

    not nailed.... I have an intricate network of camera bodies hidden behind a false wall... and a set of powerful servos to release them controlled from a custom built iPhone app via bluetooth....just twist and go

    :)

    K
     
  20. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I use 4/3 and have a 4/3 to m4/3 adapter, so if Luke doesn't then I can help you out......
    In fact, I insist..... xD

    As for answering your original question, there are only two answers - no and maybe.
    To determine the correct answer you first have to ask, "Do you use all your lenses?" If the answer is yes, then you certainly don't have too many. If your answer is no, then the question remains if you have overdue bills which are not being paid. If so, then you should sell off some unused lenses. You don't have to, but you should to retain a clear conscious. ;)
     
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