Did I make a mistake...

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by AlwaysOnAuto, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    While at the beach today I got to talking to a gentleman who was shooting a Sony A7ii (imagine that!).
    He had a Sony 24-70GM(?) lens on it that he said was super sharp and was very happy with.
    He offered to let me try it on my camera, but I declined, claiming I didn't want to be spoiled.
    Did I goof by no taking him up on his offer?
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2017
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  2. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 3, 2015
    You did the right thing....Lol :D
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  3. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Are you sure he wasn't a Sony drug dealer? :D
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  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    I tried the GM 24-70 2.8 a couple of months ago and all I ever think about is it :D
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  5. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    If you're like me, you did the right thing. If I were to put something like that on my camera and I'd happen to like it, it's a given that I'll buy it at some point in time. I tried the Loxia 21mm at the Fotofair May this year and I really liked it, especially when I saw the raws on my computer later. You guess what's gonna happen... :eek:
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  6. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 14, 2016
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    I look forward to seeing your Loxia 21mm shots Ade :p
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  7. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    Me too :)
  8. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 30, 2016
    Rae Leggett
    Sharing lenses. That's where you get into trouble lol
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  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Not if you wear protection. :p
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  10. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    Wow, thanks guys!
    For once I did something right, 'bout time that happened.
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  11. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    Right after he handed me the lens, he'd be chasing me up the beach screaming "Gimme my lens back! Gimme my lens back!"

    Just kiddin'. Just kiddin''. :biggrin:
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  12. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    Actually Ted, that did occur to me, but since we were on the pier at the time with about 1,000 other photographers, I figure at least ONE of them would take pity on the guy and knock me down so he could be the hero.

    Just kidding of course. I felt it was nice of him to offer and certainly more than I would have done given the circumstances. I actually didn't want to expose my sensor to the ocean air as it's already dirty enough as it is.
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  13. tomrock

    tomrock TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 18, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN USA
    I wouldn't want to try that lens. I happy with my f4 24-70 and I want to stay that way.