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Greg Chappell Nov 15, 2011 12:05 PM

Gear Acquisition Syndrome
And I thought I had problems....

boBBrennan Nov 16, 2011 8:03 AM

....I don't have to look, remember the quote, quite a display and from what I read his is not the most count. Glad I don't have to find a place for all that, Bonnie would not be happy.

Ok, I am looking now.............

James Emory Nov 17, 2011 9:15 AM

How can you possibly use that many lenses. I'm thinking this chap is a collector. I'd be happy with three lenses.

gjtoth Nov 17, 2011 9:22 AM

Maybe he can make the TV show, "Hoarders". :D :D

James Emory Nov 17, 2011 9:27 AM

Well, Vivitar isn't known for quality glass and no serious photographer would use Vivitar Lenses. The older models were a little better than the newer models. Eons ago I had a Vivitar 200mm I used with a Nikormat 35mm film camera. You could easily see the image quality difference between the Vivitar and Nikon glass.

Greg Chappell Nov 17, 2011 11:41 AM

There were a scant few in his list I ever would have wanted. That Vivitar 85mm f1.4 Series One is probably pretty good, and the Kiron-made, Vivitar-branded 70-150mm f3.8 push/pull zoom was an excellent lens.

I'm probably pulling the trigger the next few weeks on my first third-party micro-specific lens with the 7mm f3.5 Rokinon Fisheye. At $299 (compared to over $600 for the Panasonic micro fisheye), and based on the images I have seen, it looks like a fantastic lens.

A few weeks ago I purchased a Photoshop plugin called Fisheye Hemi and played with some files I had captured with the Zuiko 8mm four-thirds fisheye, which is way too big a lens to be hauling around in the bag I carry my Pen outfit, and was pretty impressed with what it can do.

James Emory Nov 17, 2011 12:22 PM

The picture shows a Samyang lens. How does Rokinon fit in?

Greg Chappell Nov 17, 2011 12:43 PM

Samyang is the maker. Rokinon is one of the "other" brand names they market their lenses under. I think the name on the lens you buy is dependant on the country where you live.

James Emory Nov 17, 2011 1:08 PM

Ah so!

Greg Chappell Nov 22, 2011 1:42 PM

Here's a post over at DPReview with several images captured with the Samyang/Rokinon 7.5mm f3.5 with a Panasonic G3.

James Emory Nov 22, 2011 2:20 PM

Nice! Can't get much wider than that.

Greg Chappell Nov 22, 2011 2:29 PM

Nope, you sure can't. I'll have some samples using the Rokinon-branded lens on my E-P3 at some point this next weekend, both as-shot and using the program Fisheye Hemi I mentioned earlier to manipulate a few of them.

Steve40 Nov 22, 2011 5:11 PM

I was feeling bad, about buying so many accessories for my camera. But after this, I am feeling much better now. :)

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