Post your camera equipment/setup!

csshih

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Hi All! Let's put some more life into this new forum!

post a list of the photography/photography related equipment you own!


I'll start out with mine:

Canon 5D2 + BG-E6 + luma loop

Lenses:
17-40 F/4
70-200 F/2.8 IS II
50m F/1.4

Support:
Triopo B2 + MT228C Tripod + Various Plates
Dolica AX620B100 Ball Head Tripod

Lighting:
Canon 430 EXII
Various Manual Flashes + triggers
Profoto 300
Flashlights!

Manual Lenses:
M42 AF confirm chip (I'm not good enough for full manual ;))
Vivitar 135 F/2.8 (1974)
Super Takumar 55mm F/2 (1965)
Helios 44-2 58mm F/2(1974-1982)
 
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CampingLED

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All original Canon:
60D with grip (Sold it) and got a 1D X
20D with grip
580EX flash with external battery pack + 580 EX II + 430 EX II + Pocketwizards
400 2.8 L
300 2.8 L
70-200 2.8 L
70-300 IS DO
17-85 IS got a 24-70:2.8 Tamron now as my standard zoom lens
10-22 Sold it and got 17-40L for the full frame
100 Macro
28-105 (old lens)
2 x 2 x extenders
1.4 x extender
25mm extension tube
 
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Witnessonly

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To keep the Dark Room theme running:

Leica M6's (non TTL)
Summicron 35mm f2.0
Summicron 90mm f2 (Canada)
Hexanon 28mm f2.8

Rolleiflex 3.5 F

Rollie 35s

Konica Hexar

Got some digi stuff but thats just for work :whistle:
 

brucec

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I'm mostly a Nikon guy. Oh, how I miss metal lenses, aperture rings, and DOF markings...

Digital Cameras:
Nikon D90
Nikon D70
Panasonic FX40

Film Cameras:
Nikon FM2N black
Nikon N80
Nikon FG20

Lenses:
Nikon 18-200 DX VR
Nikon 18-70 DX
Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AI-s
Nikon 28mm f/2.8 E
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro
Nikon 28-105mm AF

Accessories:
Gitzo G1027 MK2 w/G1077M + Novoflex quick release
Nikon SB-600
Nikon SB-50DX
 

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...Oh, how I miss metal lenses, aperture rings, and DOF markings...

One of the cameras that I enjoyed the most was the Hasselblad 500C. It took me back to the manual photography basics and WOW the quality of the photos.

I took it to a camera shop to sell on my behalf when I sold my Canon 10D. It was not in a good condition and they decided to get everything fixed (500C, 80mm & 150mm, prism viewfinder, extension tubes, etc.). It cost them quite a few bucks and they never sold it. It think I should go an collect it. Problem is the money spent to fix it :mecry:eek:r :naughty: with :poke:and then :nana:.
 

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Another Nikon guy here. Although i prefer Canon's for P&S cameras. Went to photo school at night but could continue on. Damn job gets in the way of hobbies :D.

Bodies
FM3a
F100
D70

Lenses
50mm 1.8 Series E
50mm 1.8D
85mm 1.8D
24-85mm 3.5-4.5G AF-S
70-200mm 2.8G AF-S VR
18-70mm 3.5-4.5G DX AF-S
18-200mm 3.5-5.6G DX AF-S VR

Flash
SB-80DX
SB-800

Tripods
Manfrotto 3405B Junior
Manfrotto 3021BN w/ 486RC2 ball head

Misc
Sekonic L-358 Flashmeter
Canon SD630 compact digicam
 

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I just bought a pentax k2000 because it uses AA batteries. I don't have any lens upgrades, yet, but I'm looking for a couple.
 

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Voigtlander Vito B 35mm, circa 1954
The original HP Photosmart Digicam C5430A
HP 315
Canon A95
2- Canon A590is
Canon S5is
Sony DCR-TRV320 Digital 8 with the super nightshot glitch :whistle:

Aspen tripod
Sunpak tripod
 

Polar Light

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My good old dusty Rolleiflex :p

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Hi All! Let's put some more life into this new forum!

post a list of the photography/photography related equipment you own!


I'll start out with mine(sorta my parents, too):

Canon Digital Rebel XTi
18-55mm stock lens
Canon 28-80mm Ultrasonic (rescued from a junk pile :O)
Canon 55-250mm EF-S IS Lens
Quantaray 70-300mm Lens
Canon Speedlite 177A (rescued from junk pile :O)
Velbon CX200 Tripod
Quantaray QSX 9002D Tripod

Canon SD1000 point and shoot

You need a EF 50 f1.8, it far exceeds those consumer zooms in contrast and sharpness and is great for handheld photography in low light and portraits for less than a hundred bucks.

I just sold an EF 85 f1.8 USM and it was extremly sharp and contrasty and had very good bokeh, but is a bit pricy.

I am still shooting film with a Canon Elan 7 body and EF 28-105 f3.5-4.5 USM, 100-300 f3.5-4.5 USM and the 50 f1.8 mostly.
 

Tom_123

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Ok, here's my stuff.

Still working but rarely used:

Nikon F4
Nikon F80

Some low and mid priced Nikkor and Sigma lenses

Digital:

Canon 350D (this should be Rebel XT IIRC?)
Canon G10

Sigma 1:3.5-5.6 / 18-125 DC
Canon 1:4 / 70-200L (nonIS)

Nikkor 1:2.8 / 24
Nikkor 1:1.8 / 50
(with adapter)

Flash:

Metz 45CT-1
Metz 54 MZ-3
NISSIN Di 466
some cheap studio flashes with a softbox.

Tripods:

Manfrotto 055pro with 486RC2 ballhead
several cheap tripods

Post Processing:

PC (WinXP) with Photoshop CS and Canon software.
 

McGizmo

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2- Nikon D70's
2- Nikon D300's
Few Nikon lenses: 16, 20, 50, 80, 300 mm fixed focal length
A Subal housing for D70 & D300 (I have back up bodies for these because the housings cost more than the cameras and lenses and become obsolete quickly!!)
Couple Olympus Stylus rugged and ultimately disposable point and shoots.

Most important: PhotoShop CS4 !
 

xcel730

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2- Nikon D70's
2- Nikon D300's
Few Nikon lenses: 16, 20, 50, 80, 300 mm fixed focal length
A Subal housing for D70 & D300 (I have back up bodies for these because the housings cost more than the cameras and lenses and become obsolete quickly!!)
Couple Olympus Stylus rugged and ultimately disposable point and shoots.

Most important: PhotoShop CS4 !

I love your underwater photos. I wish I have one, but right now I cannot justify spending so much to get the underwater housing which cost a few times more than the camera itself since I don't scuba dive frequently enough. One of these days I'll retire and live in Hawaii :grin2:
 

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You need a EF 50 f1.8

Going from film to digital, I switched to a Macro lens to do all the stuff the 50 does + portraits + macro.
It does all three jobs superbly and at least compared to the L, is small and light.

Canon EOS 620
Canon EOS 20D
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L
Canon EF-S 60mm Macro


I think of the L as my magic lens. Everything it 'sees' turns out simply

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And today's most recent macro shot:

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csshih

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nice shots!

one of lenses I'll have to get someday is a macro.. absolutely no money makes it a problem!.

EF 50 f1.8? nope, no money :mecry:

lol.. I gotta start digging up junk piles more.. I got lucky at my high school when journalism decided to toss out some old film gear... I think I'll be grabbing that Canon Rebel film camera :)
 

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I have a ridiculous amount photographic equipment that I've acquired through my job, but I've been trying a more minimalistic approach. What I currently use mostly is:

Canon 50D
Canon 20D as backup

BG-E2 grip on each body

Canon 10-22mm
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8

Canon 580EX
Canon 430EX

Sigma 28-80mm macro (just for the macro)
 
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Narcosynthesis

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I use a few different cameras/systems depending on what I am wanting to do - Mostly my digital SLR for speed and convenience, but also a digital P&S, and a few older film cameras that get brought out for certain tasks.

Some of the gear I use regularly:
Canon 400d with grip
Canon 10-22mm
Canon 35mm f2
Canon 70-210mm f4
Canon 18-55mm
Canon 430exII
Tamron 200-400mm f5.6

Panasonic FX37

Nikon FM with 50mm f1.8 (loaded with B&W film)

Olympus XA2 (film varies, usually either slide for cross processing or redscale)

Assorted tripods, gorillapods and other bits and pieces

The 400d is without doubt my main camera, for the speed and convenience of digital versus film, so is where I have the most money invested. The Panasonic I just got recently, intended as a smaller pocket camera for when I am going out and would like some form of camera, but can't be bothered carting the SLR.
The FM gets the title of my favourite camera though, I love how the aperture ring and shutter speed clicks nicely into place and the focus just glides smoothly around, and enjoy working with the limits of film - sadly film costs and the speed and ease of digital makes for a more practical camera a lot of the time.
 

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It took me back to the manual photography basics and WOW the quality of the photos.

Every now and then, I'll take out my old Rodenstock loupe and look at my landscape slides on a light table. Although inconvenient by today's standards, it's quite simply the purest most awe-inspiring way to experience a photo. The images are just alive and appear almost 3-D. There is a certain zen to inspecting slides through a loupe (I even used to use a Leica stereomicroscope for close detail inspection). And the coolest thing is that that actual piece of slide film was what was in the camera at the moment the picture was captured. Magic!
 

csshih

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You need a EF 50 f1.8, it far exceeds those consumer zooms in contrast and sharpness and is great for handheld photography in low light and portraits for less than a hundred bucks..

I just went digging again.. found one who's focus didn't work.. is this it?

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