I think I might have a problem

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by punkman, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    December 1, 2011: I receive my E-PL1 with the kit zoom.

    January 20: I buy an E-PL3 with the new kit lens.

    Today: I bought a used GH1 at a great price.

    Why do I even need 3 camera bodies? Also, I can't believe how many lenses I've bought.

    Only one native lens besides the kit zooms, Panasonic 14mm f2.5.

    Tamron 4.5mm f1.2 fixed-focus fisheye
    Ernite 8mm
    Wesley 24mm f1.4
    No-name 25mm f1.2
    Fujian 35mm f1.7
    Lot of 10+ Pentax/Cosmicar lenses

    Tamron Adaptall 28mm f2.5
    Sirius 28mm f2.8 M42
    Miranda 28mm f2.8 Macro
    Hexanon 50mm f1.8
    Pentax-M 50mm f1.7
    Reflecta 55mm f1.8 M42
    Helios 44M 58mm f2 M42
    Vivitar 135mm f2.8 M42
    Helios 135mm f2.8 M42
    Soligor 135mm f3.5 M42

    I think I should be having a sale soon.
     
  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Dude, that's not a problem... Just 3 bodies from all different generations and both brands?

    I have 3 bodies all from just the 2011 PEN models only.
     
  3. chip

    chip Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 7, 2012
    Connecticut, USA
    And if you don't mind carrying gear around, you can mount different primes on each body and be prepared for anything.
     
  4. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Like you,
    I too kept bouncing around with lots of digital bodies .....

    But the REAL fun started when I went back to shooting with film :wink: :smile:
     
  5. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    I have two, and now that I'm not on the OM-D bandwagon, want a GF1 to dabble with Panny.
     
  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    ...which is something SO much easier to do now with Micro Four-Thirds than it used to be with DSLRs.

    I used to keep three bodies with my DSLR kits as well.. one main, one secondary, and one backup. That was only natural. Then sometimes my backup would become my second camera... such is the purpose of a backup. However, now I can do the same and have bodies scattered with lenses mounted in very little space. It used to be that even if I had multiple bodies, only my main camera would actually see use. Now ALL THREE of my bodies see regular use, because they are so easy to carry around.

    Three Micro Four-Thirds bodies is more convenient than one pro-grade DSLR, and especially much more convenient than two pro-grade DSLRs, which is the standard setup for a majority of working photographers.
     
  7. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    I had the same problem till I realized that I was not using all the gear that I had accumulated (if I may). So, I have started selling off stuff that I don't use. My G1 is due for an upgrade, so I am mostly concentrating on that and an UWA lens. Unless a great micro four thirds lens comes along, I think I am going to pass on the lenses.
     
  8. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    Ned, you need your tools to work though.

    My E-PL1 could sort of count as business expense, as I needed it for some product photography. The E-PL3 was the upgrade that would be (partly) financed by selling the E-PL1 and a lens or two. It's all downhill from there.

    I think I should put together a couple legacy prime sets (28, 50, 135 mm) for M4/3 users. With adapters and shims included for proper infinity focus. Do you think these would sell as a package?
     
  9. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010

    Welcome to the club. The low price of legacy lenses trends to do that to folks.
     
  10. turbodieselvw

    turbodieselvw Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 29, 2010
    Ottawa
    I see your problem. You don't have any FD, AiS or OM legacy lenses!


     
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  11. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    The fanboys seems to be pushing the prices higher for those. Also, at first, I was only looking for M42 lenses, but I've now ordered a bunch of different adapters and can use anything.
     
  12. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    And when you're a film shooter like myself, it's painful watching "your native" lenses go up in price because NEX & MFT users are driving up the prices....:eek: :redface:

    But, it is what it is.....:smile:
     
  13. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    I've bought 5 more lenses and 5 rangefinders to gut since I've started this thread. Sunday is fun on Ebay, all the auctions ending, can grab some nice deals.

    Got a Zuiko 40-150 mm for 4/3, less than 40 euros.
     
  14. turbodieselvw

    turbodieselvw Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 29, 2010
    Ottawa
    So much for selling some of the collection.........

     
  15. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    If you don't know your affliction acronym, it's GAS (gear acquisition syndrome).

    Welcome to GAS Anonymous!
     
  16. Cohesin

    Cohesin New to Mu-43

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    Feb 5, 2012
    Saint Louis
    The Real Problem

    Hey Punkman-

    New member here - signed up because I think I know the real problem. As someone who shoots digital with a Panny G2 and film with Miranda EE cameras I haven't figured out how to mount Miranda lens on m4/3 bodies! If you've solved the issue I'd be interested in the solution...

     
  17. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    Cohesin, I've been meaning to post a picture of the Miranda lens and ask what mount it is.

    A quick search returned this: Miranda bayonet 50mm f1.8 E on Olympus EPL1

    Seems like I'll have to make one myself. I'd be willing to make 2 of them if you want one.
     
  18. The good news is that with an E-PL1 and a GH1 you have the two greatest m4/3 cameras ever made and need never purchase another one ever again...
     
  19. Cohesin

    Cohesin New to Mu-43

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    Feb 5, 2012
    Saint Louis
    Good catch on the "custom" adapter post! It was posted long after I gave up searching for someone who might have found a straightforward way to make one.

    The skills to make the one shown in the post are way beyond me but I'd be very interested if you are willing to make an extra :smile:

    I've seen Soligor Miranda bayonet teleconverters now and then on ebay, but haven't picked one up myself.

    I'd really love to use the Miranda 50mm 1.8, one of my favorite lenses for over 30 yr, on the G2! I'm addicted to its unique bokeh at 1.8, but have been shooting and scanning film to enjoy it. I do have any extra copy of the 50 1.8 which has an internal scratch that doesn't really affect the image if you do make an adapter and want to try a copy.

    On the other hand, you do seem to have a few vintage pieces that need to get some work...

     
  20. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    The collection as it is today. It will soon grow in size.

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    Taken with a Wesley 24mm and E-PL3.