how many $$$ have legacy lenses saved for you? and aren't they fun?

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
SirSeth
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It's not about saving money
In reply to mgibbs, Jan 28, 2013

... as much as it is about what one can afford. My Tamron 300mm f2.8 didn't save me from buying a Zuiko 300mm f2.8 because I never will choose to afford such a luxury. End of line.

There are pros and cons of course. I have 3 Tamron SP lenses. All are good, share the same adapters, and cost very little. They are satisfying to use on my DSLR and I will port them over to mirrorless someday most likely. They are 300mm f2.8, 90mm f2.5, and 35-80mm f2.8-3.8.

Using legacy glass is just really different than using digital glass. Each has it's merits, but if I could only chose one and had the budget, I'd get new glass. Since I don't have the money, I find the good alternatives and enjoy them for what they are.

Cheers,

Seth

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