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What will your next (photographic) purchase be?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by pictor, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    Who does not contemplate buying new gear from time to time? Often it may help to write ones thought down and to read other photographers' opinions. So let's begin.

    At the moment the Canon PowerShot G12 (which is not yet available in the part of the world where I live) looks great to me. I already own the S90, which is a rather similar camera (looking at the sensor and the focal range), but I miss the swivel screen which would offer me possibilities I don't have now when I am on the way.

    On the other hand there is the TL500/EX1 by Samsung, which has two major advantages over the G12: It is wider at the short end and more than one stop faster than the G12.

    Because of missing it too much while walking in dark forests, especially when I take macro shots near to the ground, I will buy a small table top tripod. I am very sure about this.
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I am waiting to find out the realities of the Fuji X100. Why - well, because it will give me the Leica X1's size/type sensor, or a similar one, however it will also give me the additional controls that I believe will make the camera much better for me, such as allowing focus and exposure to be separate and a really good built in electronic/optical viewfinder. If an LCD screen is big enough and super clear, it's awfully helpful, but I much prefer looking through a topnotch viewfinder akin to the Olympus EVF. I just want it built in. And of course, it has to have a great lens. Oh yes, and not be too big.:wink:

    So that's what I am looking forward to finding out about down the line.
     
  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    My next planned purchase is the Fuji X100. Beings that it's so far away I don't know what the short term purchases will be but I sure wish I did know.
     
  4. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Panasonic Lumix 14mm 2.5. Can´t wait.

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
  5. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    And it will give you one single focal length, too.
     
  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Yep...forgot...see pictor, how easy it is to get something along the way.
    Thanks Antonio, I almost forgot about this...This lens is a definite.
    shooter
     
  7. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Eitheran LX5 or a NEX5 or - if one appears in the next 6-9 months - a GF2.
     
  8. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I have a Panny 100-300 on pre-order.
     
  9. neilvan

    neilvan SC Regular

    46
    Sep 25, 2010
    Beautiful BC, Canada
    I have to do some selling first, my cabinets are over-flowing (literally) with photographic related items and I am surprised my wife hasn't said much about it.

    That said, I really want to try one of the latest superzooms but nothing has really caught my eye, maybe the V-LUX 2, we'll see. :wink:
     
  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Olli,
    You are a baaaaad influence. I haven't thought about the GF2 but now...
    Well I'm waiting with you....

    Threads like this could be very cost ineffective!
     
  11. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    S95 or LX5 or V Lux 20 or TZ 10, (but RAW?)

    I just need to test my "pocket" size
     
  12. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    A hasselblad C and CF to EOS adapter for £38.90 is probably going to be my next purchase. It's the cheapest thing I could find that would let me try something new since I have both a Hasselblad and 5D already.
     
  13. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Bill,
    Tis a mighty small pocket one needs to fit thee small LX5.
    Of course ya need a big wallet....
     
  14. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    pocket book v pants pocket

    all these review keep pushing me in different directions - first it's the LX then it's the S
     
  15. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Looking for a better portrait lens for my EP1. Also, might get the 9-18 WA zoom.
     
  16. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

    652
    Sep 26, 2010
    I'm drawn to the Voigtlander 12mm. However, I'm more drawn to something to put it on to get 12mm (vs. 24)....
     
  17. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hi Christian, thanks for your thread. The Canon G12 is in stock in Holland. How you feel about a G2 mft camera ?
     
  18. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Like minds think alike.....sigh....
     
  19. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    652
    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    It was "future" until this afternoon. Panasonic 20/1.7 on my E-PL1
     
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  20. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Congrats Alf... it's a great lens....
    don