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Re: What will you be doing/buying at this year's Photography Show?

Foolishly I once thought 'gear' was the way to become a better photographer.

Much earlier in my life I thought a sports car was the way to pull the most attractive women.

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Re: What will you be doing/buying at this year's Photography Show?

Very true, but well-chosen examples of both can be fun, which is quite important for most of us.
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Re: What will you be doing/buying at this year's Photography Show?

Wish I could attend it as Oly here seems to have pulled out of the local photography shows.

Would love to hear they future paths for lenses and bodies. What else new can they introduce?
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Re: What will you be doing/buying at this year's Photography Show?

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Re: What will you be doing/buying at this year's Photography Show?

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Hoping for an EM1 mk2 if there is a good offer at the show, maybe the grip included.
They did that last year.....

It almost paid for my TG-5 recently via trade in at the local photog shop...
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Re: What will you be doing/buying at this year's Photography Show?

I'm going to try and keep my wallet safely protected in my jacket. I can't think of any m43 gear I really need (but curious to try the 17/1.2). I'm still on the hunt for the elusive "carry anywhere" high quality, portable camera. The Sony Rx1rii looks the closest, but it's crazy expensive, lacks IS and the battery runs out quicker than a roll of Tri-X at a racetrack!

I'd really love something like this:

- 24-70 equiv lens at f1.8 to f2.8
- 1" sensor or better
- Flip screen
- EVF
- Proper controls (twin dials minimum)
- IS
- Goldilocks size (not too big, not too small)

The LX100 got close - in fact, I'd still have it if it had focused reliably. It did't have a flip screen, but it had the rest.

The RX100 got close too - but it's just a bit too small and fiddly and lacked decent controls.

So, right now I'm "managing" with my Pen-F and Panasonic 12-32 lens. But that's a bit too big and the lens is pretty slow (f3.5 to f5.6) and limited in range (64 equiv max).
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Re: What will you be doing/buying at this year's Photography Show?

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I do remember seeing Lee at the show before. I'm not sure they actually sold off their stand though.

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Shame Lee must be in a nice position financially as a company not wanting to sell at the show. :-)
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Re: What will you be doing/buying at this year's Photography Show?

Paul maybe there will be an LX200 soon? Something to ask about on the Panny stand maybe.
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Re: What will you be doing/buying at this year's Photography Show?

I'll be keeping tight hold on my wallet this year as I spent too much last year or so I was told If there was an offer of a Panasonic Leica 100-400 around £800 though I doubt I'd be able to resist.
I'd also be interested in one of the Skywatcher Star Adventurer mounts if there are any at the show. That would need a hefty discount too though to make me stump up the cash.
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Re: What will you be doing/buying at this year's Photography Show?

From Olympus my main thing I will be seeking to take advantage of is the free clean. This is a great service they do each year which I really appreciate as it shows good customer care. Sadly available funds will not stretch to many purchases but if they did at the moment it would be the 12-100 as a superb walkabout/light weight travel lens.

From the wider show I intend to look at tripods, shoulder bags and printer paper. I will also look at postcard/greeting card production as I do sell a few of those and may look to expand that activity. May also look at the developing lighting technology and in particular LED stuff such as RotaLight which is looking very flexible albeit pricey at the moment.

There are a couple of talks on a couple of the stands I will probably try and get in on as well.

In reality I will get multiple attacks of GAS as I wonder around which will have to be resisted by remembering that the best way to produce better images is by practice and improving how you use what you have already.


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Re: What will you be doing/buying at this year's Photography Show?

Yes, I’m pretty sure there isn’t anything current that meets my needs better in that direction, Paul. I’ve found I need at least a m4/3 sensor for all the low light and strong contre-jour stuff I like to do and I really need a tilt screen and a truly pocketable body, but I’m happy with a 28 - 35ish prime and I’m not too bothered about not having a VF.

The Fuji X70 does pretty well for me at the moment, but I’d be keen on better focusing and faster throughout.

I might have a play with the new Canon G1iii, but I don’t believe it would usefully replace the Fuji in view of the cost to change.

Yes, I tried the RX1Rii and it’s a jewel, but has some irritating aspects as you say. The Leica Q is functionally better and not significantly more expensive (some are coming through s/h) but the screen doesn’t tilt and it’s too big.
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Re: What will you be doing/buying at this year's Photography Show?

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The Fuji X70 does pretty well for me at the moment, but I’d be keen on better focusing and faster throughout.
I must take a look at the X70 / X100. However, I really don't like the Fuji X-Trans raw files.

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I might have a play with the new Canon G1iii, but I don’t believe it would usefully replace the Fuji in view of the cost to change.
The G5x looks nice too. Might go and look at both of them.

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Yes, I tried the RX1Rii and it’s a jewel, but has some irritating aspects as you say. The Leica Q is functionally better and not significantly more expensive (some are coming through s/h) but the screen doesn’t tilt and it’s too big.
The Q is lovely, but it's a lot of money and it doesn't have a tiltable screen. It's also probably bigger than the Pen-F and TBH, with the 17/1.8 or Panasonic 15/1.7 fitted, the Pen gets pretty close. I'm not sure the Q would add significantly more. Paying that much when there are still things missing (from my POV) doesn't sit easily.
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Very true, but well-chosen examples of both can be fun, which is quite important for most of us.
Sounds like you’re making a ‘two out of three’ selection, aren’t you forgetting the camera?
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Re: What will you be doing/buying at this year's Photography Show?

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Shame Lee must be in a nice position financially as a company not wanting to sell at the show. :-)
Lee have sold at other shows.
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Lee have sold at other shows.
OK, I wasn't aware of that but then also I haven't been buying

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