Originally Posted by Two23
While I understand all your comments, it sounds like you're "just" entering, what could be a fun/interesting but also time consuming and costly journey....
You sound a little like me... a couple of years ago..
I also love the craftmanship - the beauty and the connetcion to a past ara..
In lenses and in cameras too..
What you see in your Derogy, I saw in my first Gandolfi camera.
I truely also love the old lenses.
But as a user of the lenses, I quickly realized that one thing is the beauty of the lens - a second (and more important for me) quality makes a difference.
the character/quality of the images you can get from the lenses..
As much as I love the same lenses as you, I also love the "second wave" as you call it.
Firstly because some of those are as beautiful as the older ones, but more important: if you stay pre 1885, you're somewhat limited in the choises of different image quality (?)
I have not much interest in lenses that makes tack sharp images (I have what I need, I think).
But the softer lenses are my weakness!
And there's a LOT of fantastic lenses made from 1885 and foreward.. (WWII approx).
so I started like you - then the sickness hit me (GAS), and now I am lost in the world of beauty! exteriour as well as interiour...
And there's always just one more, I need to have and try...
Let's talk in a couple of years! That could be interesting.
(BTW: you camera set up looks beautiful!)