2228 – Candy

I had a terrible day today, a lot of work that essentially came to nothing, and what’s even more frustrating, it will go on like that tomorrow. But let’s forget about that, let’s talk about real problems 🙂

I’ve been selling Nikon gear for a while now, and the two Panasonic pancakes have been sold as well. So far I’ve sold for about 3500€, even 4000€ when I include the Olympus E-P2, and there is still a potential for about 3000-3400€. What to do with that money? First world problem? You guess.

But really, all that money would not suffice if I wanted to buy every desirable MFT lens currently available. It really shows how good MFT is as a system.

I have contemplated the Voigtländer Nokton 25/0.95, but that is a big, comparatively heavy lens that can only be focused manually and that does not cooperate with the camera at all. I have tried focusing manually with Nikon AI-S lenses mounted via an adapter, and honestly, I don’t like it.

The coming Olympus 17/1.8 is a lens that I will buy, even if reviews are a very mixed bag indeed. I will also need the Panasonic 7-14/4, or there won’t be any more images like this 😀

Olympus is supposed to bring a 40-150/2.8 sometime next year. I guess I’ll want that as well.

As much as I have wished for a 12-35/2.8, now that it is available, I really don’t care for it. I’d probably care for the 35-100/2.8, but if I can get a 40-150/2.8, I’ll gladly take the Olympus. Why should I want a stabilized lens for a stabilized body? Stabilization adds just one more part that can break.

It will be a good idea to save some money for the next body (that one will come for sure), but there is still one lens that I may be interested in, and that is of course the Panaleica 25/1.4. I guess that will be my next purchase. Desirable, available and I have the money. Deadly 😀

The Song of the Day is “Candy” from Paolo Nutini’s 2009 album “Sunny Side Up”. Hear it on YouTube.

Btw, the young man has not made anything new since then. Somehow that makes me nervous 🙂

2 thoughts on “2228 – Candy”

  1. Hi, Andreas.

    I sold a pair of Nikon D7000’s and some expensive pro lenses and went into mirrorless with the E-M5 and haven’t looked back. Like you, I ended up with some spare money and bought a lot of really nice primes. The Panasonic pancakes I had and sold also, but the Panasonic/Leica 25mm 1.4 is a gem. You should definitely try it out as it has a lovely look to it in my opinion. I have the Oly 75 and 45 f/1.8 and 12 f/2 as well and like them also.

    I am also waiting for some weather sealed “pro” lenses and did not take the bait either on the Pansonic offerings. When I shoot weddings (which I do rarely to generate income for more gear, lol) not having a fast long zoom is a problem. I am really looking forward to that Olympus 40-150 f/2.8 you mention.

    Enjoy your postings, but haven’t felt motivated to comment. Did want to put in a plug for the 25mm Panasonic. It and the 75mm f/1.8 Oly are my favorites. I used them together to shoot some frustratingly badly lit night sports and it’s on my blog which I used as the URL link when I replied here.

    Thanks,
    John

    1. Really pretty much the same story. It’s hard to tell how big the trend really is, because when you’re in it, you tend to overemphasize it, but it looks big nevertheless.

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