Sunday, 20 October 2019

What Next?

Above the Rapids 
Above the Oxtongue Rapids

E-M1, m.Zuiko 12-50 EZ

So if I'm going to do the smart thing and stick with m43, what does that mean for planned gear acquisitions? My current kit covers the basics, but I'm regularly bouncing off its limits these days.

An E-M1.2 or E-M5III is in my future. Probably the E-M1.2 unless the E-M5III price crashes as a used E-M1.2 gets me more of what I need than the E-M5III (most notably in terms of battery life) and will cost me less.



50-200 f2.8-3.5 SWD
12-40/2.8 Pro

Nice to have:

EC14 and EC20 TC's
Sigma 150 macro
Leica 8-18 f2.8-4
Assorted primes for everyday use (7.5mm Laowa, Oly 12/2, PL 15/1.7, P42.5/1.7, Oly 75/1.8)
12-100/4 Pro, PL 100-400

Assorted other gear


ND filters. REALLY need a good set of ND's (4, 6, 8 & 10 stop)

Nice to have
ND Grads, better quality Polarizers, Better quality holder. Staying with 84/85mm setup for now as I have some Cokin kit around and the holders are decent even if the filters are trash.
Platypod (really neat near ground level/mountable tripod) with the accessory kit
2-ish Arca Swiss-compatible ballheads. Thinking a midsize Sirui for the Platypod and going all-out on an Acratech for my Manfrotto 055XPRO4 legs.

Where am I going to concentrate?

ND Filter(s)
12-40 Pro
Platypod/Sirui head

in pretty much that order, the other stuff is more long-distance dreaming. A body maybe next year.

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