Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Looking into the Future for Me

What's in the future for me when it comes to equipment. I would like to get the Leica M - Typ 262 with the 50mm Summilux Lens. The combo will cost ~ $9,000.  I will have to sell my Fuji X-T10 system.  I calculated that maximum I would get is ~$3,800. Therefore, it won't happen.
Nikon D750

What about my Nikon D750 and lenses? It is my most versatile system.  I can use it with light fast primes and zooms. it is a delight to shoot with:

Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G ED SE
Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G ED

It is also my night photography camera with the:

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

And my table-top macro photography camera, which is a full-fledged macro system including the following lenses:

Nikkor PC Micro 85mm f/2.8
Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm f/2.8G ED VR

Sigma DG 50mm f/2.8 EX Macro
Sigma DG 70mm f/2.8 EX Macro
Sigma DG 150mm f/2.8 EX APO Macro

As I get older, I might not be able to get out.  Therefore, I will bring photography home. 

It is my Zoo camera with the:

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD

I paid $449 for this lens with a $100 mail-in rebate.  Tamron just emailed me that the rebate was approved and that they will mail the check, in the next few days.  This is a lens that will be used the least and $349 was the Maximum I was willing to pay.

In addition and at this time, it is my main travel camera because of the 2-slot SD card. I use the second slot as back-up for the first one.

Leica Q - Type 116
The Leica Q - Typ 116 is here to stay.  I do not think that I will ever upgrade  it - no reason to. I finally got my dream camera. It is like it was done with me in mind. Fantastic!

Nikon D5500

The D5500 - IR is also unmovable - no reason to.  It is excellent and a great buy. Therefore the last is the Fuji X-T2 with its lenses:

Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS
Fujinon XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR
Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R
Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R
Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Fujinon XF 18mm f/2 R
Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 R

As I stated, I can only wish to get ~ $3,800 for the system.  I will not sell it.  The only thing is to upgrade the X-T10 if the new one (X-T20) has the following:

Two card SD Cards
A better EVF - same as the XE-2
A 24 MP sensor.

I will keep the Fujifilm X-T10 and also the Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R.

Fujifilm X-T10

Zoom Lens

Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II

Prime Lenses

Fujinon XF 18mm f/2.0 R
Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8

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