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So, my mouth has dried. Here are some pictures :D In this picture: Crumpler Big Cheese backpack; Vanguard Tracker S tripod; SB-900 Speedlight; (from bottom to top) Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G; Nikkor 30mm f/1.8G and Nikkor 18-55mm f/5.6. Nikon D3000 with vertical grip. [IMG_thumb]http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/7663/img2012011000219.jpg[/IMG_thumb] Just to show how massive the SB-900 is mounted with and without the grip. [b]With grip[/b] [IMG_thumb]http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/4023/img2012011000222.jpg[/IMG_thumb] [b]Without grip[/b] [IMG_thumb]http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/5897/img2012011000221.jpg[/IMG_thumb] This thing looks ridiculous!
I'll just post my newer stuff: Bodies: Canon 5D (with vert grip) Canon 50D (with vert grip) Canon 1Dmkiii Lenses: Canon 16-35mm 2.8L Canon 24-70mm 2.8L Canon 70-200mm 2.8L Flashes: Speedlite 580EXII Speedlite 430EXII I have two blackrapid straps that i used for shooting football and I have a USGI/Thinktank harness system that I used for some sporting events. My main bag is a Domke J-2 and i plan on getting a Pelican case soon to do some overseas work (airport security hates it when you take a shit ton of camera gear through an X-ray lol).
I have no idea what flash to get, are the expensive ones better?
[QUOTE=NielsGade;34147415]I have no idea what flash to get, are the expensive ones better?[/QUOTE] I have the Speelite 430EX II and don't regret it one bit. Of course, you can always get a less expensive one but it may not perform as well as a more expensive one. I spent the money on mine just because of knowing that as I learn more I'll use more and more of its functions. So far that's been holding true.
[QUOTE=Duckie;34143306]So, my mouth has dried. Here are some pictures :D In this picture: Crumpler Big Cheese backpack; Vanguard Tracker S tripod; SB-900 Speedlight; (from bottom to top) Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G; Nikkor 30mm f/1.8G and Nikkor 18-55mm f/5.6. Nikon D3000 with vertical grip. [IMG_thumb]http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/7663/img2012011000219.jpg[/IMG_thumb] Just to show how massive the SB-900 is mounted with and without the grip. [b]With grip[/b] [IMG_thumb]http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/4023/img2012011000222.jpg[/IMG_thumb] [b]Without grip[/b] [IMG_thumb]http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/5897/img2012011000221.jpg[/IMG_thumb] This thing looks ridiculous![/QUOTE] I need to get a grip oh wait haha i made pun
[img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6674934893_72eb2f90bd.jpg[/img] Nikon D4's magnesium alloy body minus everything else.
[img]http://i.imgur.com/0Ugrz.jpg[/img] that d4 makes the 5d2 look so... bare
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Terminators always scare the living fuck out of me.
Just got my Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4. I'd been a bit pissed this week waiting for it, as it was first listed as a early 8 element version (Zeiss Planar copy) but it changed and dropped in price, so I jumped on it without looking into it more. Now that I have it... The only thing that bothers me is the yellowing due to whatever Pentax coated the glass with (radioactive decay).
Just leave it without caps at the sun a whole day. Enjoy that lens. Gonna buy the same soon, hopefully.
[QUOTE=The Un-Men;34184907]Just leave it without caps at the sun a whole day. Enjoy that lens. Gonna buy the same soon, hopefully.[/QUOTE] I'm hoping that does it. If not I'm going to see if I can somehow use the UV lamp I have in my chem lab for it... Focusing is so smooth too... Weird how it turns opposite every other lens I have though (right for infinity, left for close).
[QUOTE=Killerelf12;34185127]I'm hoping that does it. If not I'm going to see if I can somehow use the UV lamp I have in my chem lab for it... Focusing is so smooth too... Weird how it turns opposite every other lens I have though (right for infinity, left for close).[/QUOTE] You'll get used to it after awhile. Heck i'm so used between Nikon and Canon I don't need to think when switching between the two :v:
I have a Canon EOS 20D and a 35-105mm lens from a Canon EOS Rebel film camera. My dad uses Canon and has been getting into photography as a hobby and has been buying nicer lenses and all the gear, so I usually just steal from him if I need anything special.
[url]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21617698/Photo%20Jan%2013%2C%2010%2050%2015%20PM.jpg[/url] Canon HF S-200. Rode Videomic, .43x Wide Angle Lens
Got this camera bag from my grandpa, currently using it. Needs a strap, though. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/UezoM.jpg[/IMG]
got some photobooks [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/433645/moon/D7K_1678.jpg[/img] [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/433645/moon/D7K_1676.jpg[/img]
Nikon D3100 with kit lense and 55-200 [quote][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/kZ0pa.jpg[/IMG][/quote]
Excellent! You have the same gear I had when I started, just 2 generations newer.
Oh man. The D4 looks sweet. Maybe once I'm earning some money I'll buy one... Oh dear. I did have an interview for the Wimbledon Tennis Champs yesterday. Worked there twice now + prospects of working at the Olympics (the same company who works for Wimbledon tournament won the contract for the Olympics), which would be fucking sweet. Hopefully work all the way from June through to Sept. If that's the case, I'll have a shit load of money by the end of summer. Even after buying a camera, I reckon I could have enough for both that and a trip to India. I guess we'll see. Also, it's just a pipe dream at the moment, but definitely planning a big trip to the States in the next few years. If any of you US guys are still around, I'll definitely be making any detours to visit you all since I plan to be driving it. Anyway. Off to the pub now :D Catch you all later.
I've been trying to teach myself how to use this flash (Canon Speelite 580EX) for a few days now. Today I learned how to do multiple flashes. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui5gbaMPsbE&feature=youtu.be[/media]
I'm going to be getting myself a 50mm 1.8 really soon. I just bought a rig and shit so I'm kinda broke, but I'm really anxious to play with one. I just saw some videos on youtube shot with the lens and it's fucking AWESOME. FUCK IT, bought it anyway. Poor as fcuk.
[QUOTE=T2L_Goose;34273021]I'm going to be getting myself a 50mm 1.8 really soon. I just bought a rig and shit so I'm kinda broke, but I'm really anxious to play with one. I just saw some videos on youtube shot with the lens and it's fucking AWESOME. FUCK IT, bought it anyway. Poor as fcuk.[/QUOTE] I got a 35mm 1.8 and let me tell you, it is the absolute shit. (shit in a good way) I love that lens so much. The only downside is if you run around with your lens at 1.8 all the time in aperture mode (as i sometimes do) sunny areas become to much for even 100 iso and then you gotta settle for a deeper dof.
[QUOTE=notlabbet;34290490][url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutral_density_filter]sunny areas become to much for even 100 iso and then you gotta settle for a deeper dof.[/url][/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=bopie;34290606]super useful information [/QUOTE] over the internet HUG now all I gotta do is save up for one of those.
bidding on a 35-105mm f3.5 Canon FD lens, seems like a good walkaround lens for the camera with that constant aperture. could also be decent for still filming on my nex another lens i'm looking at is the 24mm f2.8 Canon FD, which would make for a 35mm equiv on my nex which is a good focal length, but aperture isn't that fast. I mean i'd love to get the 24mm zeiss for my system but fat chance i'll ever drop $1k on a lens with my skill level
[QUOTE=Trogdon;34292002]bidding on a 35-105mm f3.5 Canon FD lens, seems like a good walkaround lens for the camera with that constant aperture. could also be decent for still filming on my nex another lens i'm looking at is the 24mm f2.8 Canon FD, which would make for a 35mm equiv on my nex which is a good focal length, but aperture isn't that fast. I mean i'd love to get the 24mm zeiss for my system but fat chance i'll ever drop $1k on a lens with my skill level[/QUOTE] The 35-105 f3.5 is a nice lens but i find it too big imho. I much more like the pumpzoom version nFD 35-105 version which also has a aspherical element in it. A friend of me uses it on his Olympus EP2 for filming, and the fact that zoom and focus is on the same ring makes it a more usefull lens to zoom while filming without losing grip of the camera. This is it: [url]http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/lens/nfd/data/zoom/nfd_35~105_35~45.html[/url] Ok, the aperture isn't a constant number but the lens is way more compact and gives just as good results as it's bigger clunky brother. About the 24mm f2.8; if you don't like the F2.8 aperture you could look for the fenominal 24mm f2.0 version (people even like it better than the f1.4L version). Yeah okay, it comes with a price, but it isn't THAT expensive that you couldn't afford it and it's certainy worth it's money. :wink:
yeah i don't mind the size so much, i've heard the pump isn't as good IQ wise, but thank you for the input. the price rose to $50 plus shipping, which is more than i'd like to spend on it since i probably won't use it too much. i was looking for the f2 version, but i couldn't even find it on ebay at all! the price of the 2.8 went up to around $70 which is eh for me, there's one that is going for $30 but ends tomorrow but it's the SSC breech instead of bayonet. i might just settle on neither because i don't really need them per-se, i have a 28, a 35, a 50, and a 55, which are most focal lengths i use anyways.
[QUOTE=Trogdon;34293127]yeah i don't mind the size so much, i've heard the pump isn't as good IQ wise, but thank you for the input. the price rose to $50 plus shipping, which is more than i'd like to spend on it since i probably won't use it too much. i was looking for the f2 version, but i couldn't even find it on ebay at all! the price of the 2.8 went up to around $70 which is eh for me, there's one that is going for $30 but ends tomorrow but it's the SSC breech instead of bayonet. i might just settle on neither because i don't really need them per-se, i have a 28, a 35, a 50, and a 55, which are most focal lengths i use anyways.[/QUOTE] Could you send me that 24mm ssc version? I know someone who is looking for that particular version.
[QUOTE=frag4life;34293270]Could you send me that 24mm ssc version? I know someone who is looking for that particular version.[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=9242069[/url] there you go. looks in good condition
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