A bit bored -- time for new lenses ;) ?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by WT21, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    Summer is low on event shooting (what I do mostly) so feeling a bit photographically bored.

    Was shopping some lenses, and had a thought:

    How about an 18-105 for the a6000 and a 35/2.8 for the a7. That might be an awesome kit for walk-around -- nice range, quick action and good AF for the 18-105/6000 and decent low light and shallow DOF for the a7/35. Drop those two in a mid-sized bag and head off on some hikes :)
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    No experience with the 35mm 2.8 but I did own the 18-105G and that was a fantastic lens IMO. Beautiful colors and contrast and the head shots/portraits at 90-105mm are something else with awesome bokeh!!! Go for it ;)
  3. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Veteran

    Feb 14, 2016
    Aberdeen, Scotland
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    Isn't the 35 f2.8 a bit close in focal length to the 28 f2 you have? The 28 is already f2 so a stop faster then the 35 f2.8? I'm not trying to be a kill joy, I love buying kit as much as anyone.
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  4. pbizarro

    pbizarro TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 24, 2014
    If you are bored, just take a small photo project in your neighbourhood, or something similar. No need for new lenses:)
  5. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    Move into wedding shooting. If you can do events, weddings are not a lot farther from that (but they involve a lot more crowd management)
  6. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    I would think/hope that the 35/2.8 has better color and contrast wide open than the 28/2?? Also, 35mm is IMO a pretty different perspective than the 28.

    But now I'm looking at maybe just going to Fuji for my "fun" set-up, and keep the a7 for just the 70-200 and event shooting. Not sure yet.
  7. Alex66

    Alex66 TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 23, 2014
    This, look for some connected things along and around your daily travels, it could be something as random as discarded cans and bottles of pop. Shop windows can supply a plethora of interesting subjects also. Your 28mm would be pretty good for such subject also.