16-80 plus 10-24 overkill?
Old 08-22-2019   #1
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16-80 plus 10-24 overkill?

10 to 80 in 2 lenses...could carry both or use seperately...quite the wide kit!

started to write down gear next to prices and the idea of getting 2 lenses instead of lens plus 1 body popped into my tiny brain.
got me mulling...

what do you think?
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Old 08-22-2019   #2
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8-16 + 16-80.



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Like the 10-24 but what about a prime short telephoto lens rather than a zoom?

Not sure there is a great prime, but a thought.

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Like the 10-24 but what about a prime short telephoto lens rather than a zoom?

Not sure there is a great prime, but a thought.

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8-16 + 16-80.



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8 seems so wide...
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Old 08-22-2019   #6
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Even 16mm is very wide, so I use mine on an M8 to get a 21mm crop. It works.
You may prefer the extra wide view.
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i'm very comfortable using 16...
10-24 produces some of my favourite images online...
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Use what you have been enjoying using well.
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My favorite lens for my Contax iia is the 21mm, which in Fuji world is about 14mm. I have the XT-2 with the 18-55mm. If I decide to buy another lens for the XT-2 it will likely be the 10-24. There is some overlap, but the lower range (10-18) is very significant.
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For APS-C format (the Leica CL), the lenses I'm using most of the time for general shooting are 10, 28, 35, 43, and 90 mm. (Equivalent focal lengths in FF would be 15, 42, 50, 65, and 135 mm.)

I've not taken to using zooms, and usually carry one or two lenses (sometimes three when traveling). The normal range are my fast lenses (35mm f/1.4, 43mm f/1.9); the ultra wide and tele are slower (10mm f/5.6, 90mm f/4). I have other options at my disposal, but these are the ones that get the most use due to their versatility and specific lens character.

I don't feel any need for a second body.

That's what works for me. There are all sorts of other favorite kits that people use as this is a highly personal subject.

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Use what you have been enjoying using well.
problem is that i'm not really enjoying photography very much these days...i use the same gear to shoot in the same way and still see the same as well. i'm hopeful that shaking up my gear might help me to rekindle some enthusiam and perhaps stir the bottom of the creative pot.
i'm also looking at photography videos, looking at images and listening to creative types on youtube...
i like wide shots of others so maybe it's time to go wide and use a zoom or 2, instead of my set of small, normal primes.
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My 16-35 and 24-70 lenses were well used when I had my Canon kit. I have the 18-55 and the wife's 55-200 for my X-E3 and lust for the 10-24. Zooms are more than good enough for most photographers. Less dust on the sensor as well. As far as the doldrums go, try going somewhere that is completely different than your usual surroundings. We are spending time in the southern desert area of California and the change is inspiring.
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10 to 80 in 2 lenses...could carry both or use seperately...quite the wide kit!

started to write down gear next to prices and the idea of getting 2 lenses instead of lens plus 1 body popped into my tiny brain.
got me mulling...

what do you think?
Seems ok to me... each one gives you a wide to normal range... so each day you can only bring one and still not be too specialized (meaning too wide for most photographs).
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Seems ok to me... each one gives you a wide to normal range... so each day you can only bring one and still not be too specialized (meaning too wide for most photographs).
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What do you want to shoot that you can't shoot with your existing collection of lenses? I think you have most of the focal lengths covered already.
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problem is that i'm not really enjoying photography very much these days....
Everyone is different, but I think that buying your way out of a creative slump is only a short-term solution. Once the newness of the gear wears off you may find yourself in exactly the same place.

Longer-term solutions might be:
-Step away from photography entirely for a set period of time, say, one month. Don't use a camera, even if you notice something that would make a nice photo. I would also include staying away from photography forums, books, etc. You may find the desire to shoot coming back once it's been removed from your life for a period of time. If it doesn't, that may tell you something.

...or...
-Keep shooting, but set yourself some hard limits. One lens, one camera, one ISO, and then put yourself into a space where you think there will be no photos, and tell yourself that you can't leave until you've taken ten photos. The first one will be very hard, the next one a little easier. Before you know it, you might not want to leave after the 10th frame. Or, you might just take ten frames of garbage just to get out, and then that will tell you something too, or maybe you'll later see something in those 10 frames of garbage that you may want to explore.

My apologies if this comes off as preachy. I've gone through a similar experience of not shooting much. After a while, the interest returns. Hobbies ebb and flow, and that's OK.
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