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    The death of a gear whore.....

    I just realized there is only one piece of gear I really want, the 280/4.0 APO Telyt-R. It's sort of the empty feeling I had when I got the last item published by H. Beam Piper. A little of the pleasure died.

    Not there aren't more lenses and bodies out there but none offer any challenge. I think 280 APO may offer a challenge on the SL-2 or the 1DsMkIII.

    I think the gear has died and now I must drink from the font of creativity.


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    Re: The death of a gear whore.....

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    I just realized there is only one piece of gear I really want, the 280/4.0 APO Telyt-R. It's sort of the empty feeling I had when I got the last item published by H. Beam Piper. A little of the pleasure died.

    Not there aren't more lenses and bodies out there but none offer any challenge. I think 280 APO may offer a challenge on the SL-2 or the 1DsMkIII.

    I think the gear has died and now I must drink from the font of creativity.
    It's a beauty alright.....any chance of finding/getting one?

    I know that feeling John. I've acquired pretty much all of the camera gear I ever dreamed of owning (Hasselbald, Leica etc....but not this lens!).

    Now it's time to see what we can actually do with it...a much more difficult challenge.

    Gary

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    Re: The death of a gear whore.....

    I've found a couple but the are all ROM and I need a 3 Cam.

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    Re: The death of a gear whore.....

    John, if you are or are going to claim to be a gear whore you must get the first rule of gear whoring right ...

    There are no 'needs' ... only 'wants'.

    Kurt

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    Re: The death of a gear whore.....

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    I've found a couple but the are all ROM and I need a 3 Cam.
    You will not find any 3-cam. The oldest ones were R-cam; it was never made as a 3-cam. Mine was an R-cam and I had it upgraded to 3-cam. Economic conditions being what they are I may soon become a one-lens photographer and that one lens will be the 280mm f/4 APO. I have only begun to see its potential.

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    Re: The death of a gear whore.....

    Ah, so I need to look for an R-cam. Would DAG be a source for an upgrade to 3-cam?

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    Re: The death of a gear whore.....

    Not that this is my domain, but Igor has one:

    http://www.igorcamera.com/leica_lenses.htm

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    Re: The death of a gear whore.....

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    Ah, so I need to look for an R-cam. Would DAG be a source for an upgrade to 3-cam?
    Yes.

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    Re: The death of a gear whore.....

    John, I have a 250 f/4 non-APO for sale if that will help hold you over until you find an APO...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...STRK:MESELX:IT

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    Re: The death of a gear whore.....

    JAAP
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