What next

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Alf, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Dear All,
    It's been a while, and it's going to be a while more; it happens.
    And when I don't shoot, I read but not write. But I'm going to shoot quite a lot in a few weeks, when I'm expected to get down from the plane with my dearest in Bangkok and head overland to Angkor a someplace more, via train.

    This means I have a question for you all old hands:
    Given that the epl3, the 20mm Linux, the 45mm Olympus are already in the bag, what should I buy?

    • vf-3 EVF. For the sunny moments and for manual focusing with the Konica 50/1,4
    • the Samyanf 7,5 I am lusting after since I saw it

    • a little LED light to do fill-in
    • nothing

    Thank you all
    Sent from my LG-E900 using Board Express
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    First, I can't wait to see your photos of such an exotic place I fear I'll never see with my own eyes.

    Secondly, I owned the Samyang and never learned to master such a wide angle. It's a totally different way of seeing. If you do decide to go ultra-wide I would suggest to buy it soon to try to learn to use it properly.

    I feel like the EVF is a GREAT addition to the PEN cameras. The VF-2 I had was a joy to use and it really helps out when shooting in sunny situations. If you decide to buy the viewfinder, I would suggest the inexpensive optional deeper eye cup. It really helps to completely surround the eye and more fully block out the light and immerse in the scene.

    And I never compared the VF-2 and VF-3, but from everything I've read, the VF-2 has much better resolution. It doesn't lock into place, but the one I had never fell off,.......even taking it out of a bag. Just something to consider.

    I have no experience with LEDs, and the last option of nothing would be fine, too. Your shots are always great, so I don't think you NEED anything.

    Enjoy your trip!
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  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    Forget the VF3, get the VF2, its so much better in terms of quality. It might not have a lock on it but functionally its streets ahead of the VF3. Also, you can get an eyecup if you need extra light exclusion.
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  4. ggibson

    ggibson SC Regular

    Sep 14, 2011
    Go for the Olympus 9-18mm mZD. Fantastic walk-around during the day. Compliments your other lenses perfectly.
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  5. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    In the end it was the tiniest fill-in LED and a light blue bag, and a ticket on the afternoon train south, tomorrow.
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  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Bon voyage, Alf to you and your dearest! Can't wait to live vicariously via your photos!
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