Anyone lusting after this one? :-)

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Man-Fai Wong, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. http://www.dpreview.com/news/0503/05032201lensbaby_2.0.asp

    A while back, I did consider getting the original lensbaby, but other more standard lenses, etc. took higher priority for me. And now, they've announced v2. There are still few other things I want to get sooner or later, but this has renewed my interest.

    Anyone else care for such "novelties" here? OR is most everyone only "into" the big $$$ stuff? :D

    Other lenses I'm considering and/or on the verge of buying are the Sigma 20mm f/1.8 and maybe one of the new 12-24 f/4 (or thereabout) 3rd party lenses. Would love the 70-200VR, but haven't been able to justify the upgrade cost from my Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 (yet?).

    _Man_
     
  2. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    I saw that and it looked cool. I've seen a lot of lensbaby stuff that is very appealing. Especially the macro stuff, and the new variable aperture capabilities are very tempting. If only they had used an iris rather than a bunch of parts I can lose to control the aperture. But then for a hundred and fifty bucks, even I can afford that! So maybe in a paycheck or two I'll order one. Too bad none of my local camera shops have one, I'd like to try one out.
     
  3. dkapp

    dkapp

    122
    Mar 18, 2005
    San Francisco
    I have one, and love it. I bought it 6-8 months ago. I never used it much since it doesn't meter with the D70, but when I use it, I love it.

    Now that I have a D2H, I plan to use it more. It's just hard to put down the 17-55 & pick up the lensbaby.

    Version 2 looks like a nice upgrade.

    I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

    Dave
     
  4. Now stop that! I've gotten the 85 f/1.4, 300 f/4 and now the 35 f/1.4 since Christmas and promised myself to forget the 17-55 and now everyone's raveing about it. I can't afford this darn cafe!

    :wink:

    Rich
     
  5. Rich - 17-55

    Hi Rich,

    I have the 17-55 and it stays on my camera all of the time. I just love this lens. I don't have that big of a lens lust like some I have seen but I have the ones that I do enjoy.

    Now others have me wanting the 28 f/1.4 and I have been wanting the 60mm and the other one I want is the 85 f/1.4. Thank goodness it is only wanting and not needing or I would be in debt up to the high heavens.
     
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