What would you buy next?

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dcstep Senior Member • Posts: 1,387
Re: What would you buy next?

Novelectro wrote:

dcstep wrote:

Novelectro wrote:

Hey guys

Thought this might be a fun exercise. I'm wondering what gear I should buy next. I'm at a point where there isnt anything I'm really desperate to have, but plenty of things I wouldn't mind having.

Body wise I'm very happy with an A7riv and an A7riii.

I have a tamron 17-28, sigma art 24-70, tamron 70-180 and sony 200-600.

I wouldn't mind getting the 16-35GM or maybe the 70-200GM, but I honestly dont know if theyd be THAT much better. I've considered the 14-24 and the 12-24 but I hate that I cant use my filters with them.

I've also considered getting a wide fast prime. Like the 20mm 1.8 sony. I shoot a lot of timelapse and having something faster than 2.8 might be nice.

Drone? Maybe. A fast prime for portraits like an 85 or a 135? Maybe.

My computer is good, have a nice monitor for editing, great filters, a nice NAS. Good tripods. Good camera bag. For the first time I'm pretty satisfied. Good SD cards.

So just wondering if anyone has any strong opinions or if there is something that you didnt consider and then completely fell in love with?

I've pre-ordered the FE 14mm f/1.8 GM. I was thinking about the FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM to replace my beloved FE 12-24mm f/4 G, but was hesitant due to the steep price of that lens. I love ultra-wides when there's big sky, indoors and certain travel stuff. The 14/f/1.8 will lighten my bag and give me tremendous IQ at the ultra-wide end of my kit AND it'll be a fantastic astro lens, the next time I shoot the Milky Way.

Don't worry about filters. Shoot RAW and you can adjust as needed AND you'll have a spectacular field of view. If all you need is ND, then there's accommodation for that at the mount. Maybe I just don't get 20mm, but it seems stuck in the middle to me.

Its polarizer and ND as well.

The 14 is reeeaally wide. So I'd love that lens for sure but you really have to love shooting milkyway at that length. Lately I've been doing longer focal lengths on night sky stuff. I thought 20 might get more use.

Astro is just an ancillary usage for me. 14mm is an incredibly useful focal length for "big sky" situations that we often in Colorado.
Try living without a polarizer. If you shoot in RAW, you've got tons of flexibility where a polarizer is not needed.

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