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Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by highlightshadow, May 16, 2013.

  1. highlightshadow

    highlightshadow New to TalkEmount

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    May 15, 2013
    Hi all,

    Just joined the place following my (fairly speedy) decision to get back into Photography... I left about 15 months ago (sold off Canon 5D mk2 and about 3k in glass).... used to be amateur fashion photographer.

    I picked up a nice new NEX-6 with kit lens for now and a 30mm f2.8 sigma .... i'll look at nicer glass later...

    Can't wait to give it a whirl .... loving the fact that you guys are getting lots of vintage glass and giving it new life.... looking at some Pentax 70-200 f4's right now for peanuts money :)

    Thanks all!
    J
     
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Welcome and enjoy.

    Most of us who have the 30mm love it.
     
  3. highlightshadow

    highlightshadow New to TalkEmount

    7
    May 15, 2013
    Yeah ... its hard to choose which lenses to get .... can't afford all of the ones i'd like :)
     
  4. Fiddler

    Fiddler TalkEmount Regular

    94
    Mar 8, 2012
    Edinburgh
    Colin
    Welcome J!
     
  5. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    Welcome.

    Best luck finding Pentax 70-200/4.0 for peanuts. There is one SMC A in ffordes for 50 GBP so I think one can be had relatively cheap, I have settled to a Tokina RMC 80-200/4.0 and Vivitar Series 1 70-210/3.5 that I got for something like 25 euros per piece.
     
  6. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Welcome to the NEX and NEXTalk. And that's a problem many here share with you. ;)
     
  7. highlightshadow

    highlightshadow New to TalkEmount

    7
    May 15, 2013
    Finally went with a Canon 70-210 f4 in the end for £25
    It's immaculate and works perfect
     
  8. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    Now we need samples from it! There are lots of pretty decent long zooms to be had. I think that handling is quite important aspect and it seems that I use Tokina 80-200/4 much more than Vivitar series 1 70-210/3.5 for that reason. I think that I will get that Canon and Minolta ones just for comparison if I can get them cheap.