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post #136 of 2671
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Originally Posted by TheChemist View Post
I'm bringing the XT with grip (and both sleds), a few CF cards, the kit lens, and the 50 1.8 on my backpacking trip next week, which will include summitting Mt. Whitney and hopefully Mt. Muir. woo.

I wish I wasn't a poor student.
I think if I were in your shoes, I'd rent a wide angle for the trip.
post #137 of 2671
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I think if I were in your shoes, I'd rent a wide angle for the trip.
I'll deal with 18mm. And I wouldn't feel comfortable carrying a rented lens out there that I can't afford.
post #138 of 2671
where is a good place to rent nikkor lenses?
post #139 of 2671
Maybe I won't bring the 50 1.8. Apparently if something is shipped Thursday with second day air, it arrives on Monday.
post #140 of 2671
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where is a good place to rent nikkor lenses?
You can try, http://www.adoramarentals.com
post #141 of 2671
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Originally Posted by lan View Post
wow i can rent the Nikkor 28mm f/1.4 D for $25! Cool!
post #142 of 2671
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Originally Posted by TheChemist View Post
I'm bringing the XT with grip (and both sleds), a few CF cards, the kit lens, and the 50 1.8 on my backpacking trip next week, which will include summitting Mt. Whitney and hopefully Mt. Muir. woo.

I wish I wasn't a poor student.
Unless you're going to shoot birds or something, there really isn't anything that combo can't do. The 18-55 covers the most important range you'll need for the trip, and the 50/1.8 will cover any low-light or narrow-DOF shots you want to take. And best of all, the combo is compact.

The fifty on a hiking trip:


Have fun
post #143 of 2671
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Originally Posted by Mrvile View Post
PS - does anyone have any experience with Slingshot-type bags? I like the idea of being able to just swing the bag over to access my gear but from what I can tell they don't hold all that much stuff.
I have the 100 and 200. The 100 is THE day bag for me. The 200 is too big to be useful IMO. It holds quite a bit of gear, but it becomes too heavy to be comfortable. I have the Canon backpack, which I'd rather use if I were lugging around all my gear at one time, which is almost never.

As for the 100: It's perfect for carrying a camera with lens, a second lens, and flash. It's really a very nice design, but I believe the 200 and 300 outgrow the usefulness of a sling. If you're looking for pure speed, I'd get some kind of toploader, though.

Also, the sling wasn't really meant to access gear. It was meant to access the camera only, as far as I can tell. To access the depths of the compartment you'd have to unzip the cover quite a bit. Once you do that there's some risk to losing gear --Gravity, she is whore, No? The flap acts as a lid. To access only the camera there's no need to unzip it very far (there are 2 zippers, one for each side). This keeps the rest of the compartments covered and secure as you're going for you camera.

Actually, all of my bags use a 2 zipper system. I secure the 2 zippers together on each with a carabiner for safety.


Edit: The 200 is for sale is someone want to try it out.
post #144 of 2671
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Originally Posted by Samgotit View Post
As for the 100: It's perfect for carrying a camera with lens, a second lens, and flash. It's really a very nice design, but I believe the 200 and 300 outgrow the usefulness of a sling. If you're looking for pure speed, I'd get some kind of toploader, though.
Looks like the Lowepro Toploaders are only big enough to hold a camera and an attached lens...I'd like something big enough to hold a camera, two lenses, and a flash (like the slingshot you mentioned). Right now I just use some old messanger bag that I used in school to hold my extra gear (my camera usually stays around my neck or shoulder). It works alright but it doesn't have separate compartments to keep my other gear from banging against each other. What's nice about it is that I can quickly unzip the top and pull out whatever I need, and speed, or at least easy access to gear without having to fumble around too much, is important to me.
post #145 of 2671
Picking up a 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM tonight or tomorrow, I can't wait!

Going to Europe on Wednesday for 2 months, so hopefully I'll come home with some great shots from this lens and my nifty fifty
post #146 of 2671
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Originally Posted by Mrvile View Post
Unless you're going to shoot birds or something, there really isn't anything that combo can't do. The 18-55 covers the most important range you'll need for the trip, and the 50/1.8 will cover any low-light or narrow-DOF shots you want to take. And best of all, the combo is compact.

The fifty on a hiking trip:


Have fun
I guess you didn't catch my second post.
post #147 of 2671
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Originally Posted by Mrvile View Post
Looks like the Lowepro Toploaders are only big enough to hold a camera and an attached lens...I'd like something big enough to hold a camera, two lenses, and a flash (like the slingshot you mentioned).
I have one of those LowePro top loaders (75 AW) but also have a larger toploader, Tamrac Pro 5, http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...amera_Bag.html if I need to carry more lenses and stuff.

Now that I think of it, I can fit 70-200 2.8 and 1D and 580 flash in the lowepro which is at it's maximum capacity. If you have shorter lenses, you can easily put it underneath.

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Picking up a 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM tonight or tomorrow, I can't wait!
Sweet! Just with any lens, I'd give time to take some test shots. Some lenses are under par and not sharp enough (bad sample). One I previously tried was unimpressive to me. It can happen with any lens also. My 1st 24-105 was not very sharp either. It would suck to go on a vacation and then you can't return the lens and have a bunch of mediocre shots.
post #148 of 2671
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Originally Posted by TheChemist View Post
I guess you didn't catch my second post.
That's unfortunate

Though the shot shown above was taken at f/9, which isn't anything the kit lens can't do
post #149 of 2671
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Originally Posted by Mrvile View Post
That's unfortunate

Though the shot shown above was taken at f/9, which isn't anything the kit lens can't do
no doubt. i will do my best - the sierras do must of the work for you.
post #150 of 2671
hooray got my camera today (great shipping). It seems that it has around 3,500 actuations but it is in very good condition with a never used 18-55mm lens. I will start posting in the other thread but here comes one of the first shots:

EDIT: I need to say that I love photoshop - even tough I don't know what I am doing, hehe

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