Post your camera gear here!
Feb 11, 2007 at 12:52 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 56

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We have a post your photography thread, but we don't seem to have a thread on pics of our camera gear, so here's one to all of you that spend thousands on lenses and accessories. Post (a) photo(s) of your gear and give a brief explanation of what it is.
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Traditionally, I'll start it off with mine:

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Here's my D80 with:
- Nikkor 18-70mm DX lens
- MB-D80 battery grip
- SB-600 speedlight
- ML-L3 wireless remote
I'm lusting over the new 18-200mm VR lens, but I'll have to save up some money before I bite the bullet
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Feb 11, 2007 at 1:07 AM Post #3 of 56

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Quote:

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Do you prefer the 18-70 over the 18-135?


Yes. I find that the 18-135 has more distortion at 18mm than the 18-70 and some nasty falloff shadowing.
If I want to zoom, I would opt for a better lens such as the 18-200mm vibration reduction lens (sold out/backordered in many stores!)
 
Feb 11, 2007 at 1:15 AM Post #4 of 56

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The 18-70mm is a good lens but oddly enough, I preferred the even lower model 18-55. I too was interested in the 18-200vr but a thread a while back, basically tore it to bits. It seemed like it wasn't as good of a lens as Rockwell made it out to be so I decided against it. Plus I've sold most of my decent camera gear so it probably wouldn't be worth it for me anyway.
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Feb 11, 2007 at 1:21 AM Post #5 of 56

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Hmm...

For some reason, I'm a heck of a lot more embarassed about the photography gear I have than the audio stuff.

I suppose it's because I own a few nice pieces of hardware, but I still take crappy pictures. Meanwhile I know people who have pretty low-level hardware but take great photos.

Meanwhile, the audio-gear - if it's high end stuff, it's not that hard to take advantage of that... you just listen to it.

I dunno, for some reason, photography is more about the output than it is what your gear is...

Having said that, I do have an EF-S 17-55mm 2.8 IS which does take very sharp photos in low light settings with great IS. It really is a shame my composition skills are too poor to take advantage of it.

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Feb 11, 2007 at 2:34 AM Post #6 of 56

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Heh, amidst all the camera talk lately, I was going to start a "Camera p*rn" thread later tonight. Guess you beat me to it.

I'll post a shot of my setup later tonight
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Feb 11, 2007 at 2:45 AM Post #7 of 56

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I remember that nice Leica you had!

Quote:

Originally Posted by jjcha /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Hmm...

For some reason, I'm a heck of a lot more embarassed about the photography gear I have than the audio stuff.

I suppose it's because I own a few nice pieces of hardware, but I still take crappy pictures. Meanwhile I know people who have pretty low-level hardware but take great photos.

Meanwhile, the audio-gear - if it's high end stuff, it's not that hard to take advantage of that... you just listen to it.

I dunno, for some reason, photography is more about the output than it is what your gear is...

Having said that, I do have an EF-S 17-55mm 2.8 IS which does take very sharp photos in low light settings with great IS. It really is a shame my composition skills are too poor to take advantage of it.

Best regards,

-Jason



 
Feb 11, 2007 at 3:11 AM Post #9 of 56

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Quote:

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I'm lusting over the new 18-200mm VR lens, but I'll have to save up some money before I bite the bullet
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You can order it today. You will have ample time to save the money for it several times over by the time it actually ships...
 
Feb 11, 2007 at 3:25 AM Post #10 of 56

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Nothing special; Canon EOS Rebel K2, 28-90mm f/4-5.6 crap kit lens. It does the job.
 
Feb 11, 2007 at 3:26 AM Post #11 of 56

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Ok I took some pics of my stuff. They aren't very good, but I can only afford one good camera at a time
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Pictured: Canon Rebel XT w/ grip and Oly viewfinder, Sigma 150mm macro, Sigma Ringflash, Canon 430EX, Lumiquest bouncy thing, Manfrotto flash bracket, Giottos tripod and ballheads, Canon 50/1.8, Sigma 10-20mm.
Not shown: Countless memory cards, batteries, more batteries, cleaning accessories, whatever.

All the stuff:
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Closeup of my macro rig:
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The back of it:
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My other two lenses. I suck at taking in-focus pictures
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/walks away embarassed.
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As you can see I put all my eggs into my macro rig because that's my thing, and for the rest of my stuff I just go with the bare minimum. Although it's mounted on the tripod, that's just for the photo - I never use the tripod for macro shots, I always handhold. Using a tripod to chase bugs = no pictures.

Here are some of my better shots:

Macro:
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Wide angle:
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50mm:
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Happy shooting!
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Feb 11, 2007 at 4:40 AM Post #13 of 56

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I posted these just before when i was trying to find out what kinda stuff i had :p
But here it is, the first pictures i took with it are geting developed as i type this out
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Nikon EM with the 50mm f/1.8 AI-S

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Feb 11, 2007 at 7:30 AM Post #15 of 56

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You might wanna get a new lens to go with that SB600 too.
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Is your camera bag big enough to fit the flash? Perhaps you need another camera bag too, for different occassion? Maybe a Crumpler bag for something more covert?
 

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