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Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Alf, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Dear All,
    It's been a while, and it's going to be a while more; it happens.
    And when I don't shoot, I read but not write. But I'm going to shoot quite a lot in a few weeks, when I'm expected to get down from the plane with my dearest in Bangkok and head overland to Angkor and someplace more via train.

    This means I have a question for you all old hands:
    Given that the epl3, the 20mm Linux, the 45mm Olympus are already in the bag, what should I buy?

    • vf-3 EVF. For the sunny moments and for manual focusing with the Konica 50/1,4
    • the Samyanf 7,5 I am lusting after since I saw it

    • a little LED light to do fill-in
    • nothing

    Thank you all

    Sent from my LG-E900 using Board Express
  2. shepx13

    shepx13 Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 7, 2012
    Tyler, TX
    If you never feel frustrated by the lack of the VF, pick up the 7.5. If you do miss it, get the VF first.
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  3. betamax

    betamax Mu-43 Regular

    May 7, 2011
    NSW, Australia
    I agree. Out of those choices I'd be torn between the 7.5" and the VF-2.

    The E-PL3's screen is pretty bad out in the sun. But an inbuilt EVF is in the cards for the Pen line, so you could buy it now, and then have to offload it. I'll put my vote in the the Sammy as well :thumbup:
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  4. Roger

    Roger Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 2, 2011
    Western PA
    Even if you get nothing new, I'm sure we'll enjoy what you "show and tell" when you get back.
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  5. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I think the fisheye would be awesome at Angkor Wat.
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  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I would go for the EVF, but perhaps a used VF-2 instead?
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  7. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    In the end it was the tiniest fill-in LED and a light blue bag, and a ticket on the afternoon train south, tomorrow.
  8. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
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  9. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    What about a nice ziplock bag for humidity and rain purposes in those countries and some spare batteries to never run out of juice?
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  10. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
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  11. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 30, 2011

    Can you advise what LED light you purchased? I am interested in this. Any info would be beneficial.

  12. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    The tiniest Manfrotto, two lines using a single battery. Bear in mind I'm going to use it as fill-in when in difficult light, and sometimes as a help inthe dark.
    Hope this helps.
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  13. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 30, 2011
    Thanks Alf, I will research this a little further.
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