Photography Photography Thread vs. BL Shutterbugs unite!

BA

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(apologies if this isn't a good forum for this type of discussion)


Point & Shoot:
7.2 megapixel Sony W80

Digital SLR:
Nikon D40
Sigma 18-50mm EX F2.8 (constant) Pro Series
Nikkor 18-200mm VR
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D
52mm Hoya neutral density filter
52mm Tiffen UV/Haze filter
Sunpak 6601 tripod
Caselogic SLR reinforced bag
Stofen diffuser
Nikon SB-600 external flash (bad. ass.)

Film SLR:
Canon T70
Cannon 50mm f/1.4

Memory:
4GB Pro Duo for the Sony
2GB Sandisk Extreme III SD
2GB Lexar SD


Next on the horizon:
Probably the Nikkor 24-120mm VR or Sigma 18-200mm OS. I run into problems with older Nikon lenses not auto focusing on my D40 since the AF motor is in the lens, not the body. But I can mount damn near any Nikon lens made I just might have to manually focus it. =D
 
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pihkal-desirez

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A700, 12.2 Megapixel, SLR, Digital Camera with Sony SAL-1870 AF DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6(D) Autofocus Lens+SONY-75-300 f/4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens, SAL-70200G - 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series Telephoto Zoom Lens, DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Wide-Range Zoom Lens.

word.
 

blissfulMenace

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im going to say this is a fine thread for s&t.. i also reccommended it as a thread that would fit into an art forum :)

i dont really have any gear persey.. sadly i just use a canon sd750, however im not much of a photographer so
 

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So I just replaced the SB-400 flash with the SB-600 flash. Wow, what a difference. Power, swivel head, bounce flash all over the place. It's great, and very programmable. I can use it remotely, too.

I also just ordered the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX HSM from adorama.com today, it should be here tomorrow morning. This will replace my kit lens, and gives me the added luxury of a CONSTANT f2.8 throughout the entire zoom range. And, being the EX line - it's pro grade.

I've posted a couple ads offering free photography for people looking for corporate pictures, events, parties, portraits, receptions, bands, concerts, people looking for website imagery, etc. I'm a little leary about plunging into the wedding photographer role being an amateur and all, but people sure love to roll their dice with freebies. I've already "booked" 4 events now; local christian rock band looking for flier pictures, a reception, a promoter hosting a concert, and a wedding in November.

By giving my service and time as "free" I get some exposure, as well as real world practice. Plus, some examples of "what I can do" to show future prospects. :)
 

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I have a Canon Digital SLR. However, I don't have all the fancy bells and whistles for it yet because by purchasing the camera, I became broke and have been for well over a year. Sadness. I loves my camera though... digital sex.
 

tribal girl

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Fuji Finepix E900



Pentax MESuper



Holga 135 (35mm)



Holga 120 CFN (medium format)



Lomography Fisheye



I'm a no frills kinda gal :)
 
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Johnny1

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Canon Rebel XTi (aka 400D) D-SLR
Canon 50mm f1.4 lens
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 lens
8GB 166X Compact Flash card
Canon 420EX bounce flash
Sto-fen diffuser (soon to be replaced by Gary Fong Lightsphere cloud)
Lowepro TLZ Mini case (tiny case which fits DSLR and either lens)

Canon G2 4 megapixel digicam
2 x 256MB Compact Flash cards

Nikon F2 manual camera
Nikkor 50mm f1.4 manual focus lens
Nikkor 25-50 f4 manual focus lens
Nikkor 50-135 f3.5 manual focus lens

Bogen 3021B tripod legs
Bogen 3265 pistol grip tripod head
 

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Film SLR:
Canon AV-1 body (born in 1982 ;))
Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 lens
Hanimex MC 28mm f/2.8 wide angle lens
Sun 85-300mm f/5 zoom/macro lens
Cokin Sepia & Star type A filters (& filter holder)
Hoya 1B Skylight filter
Canon Power Winder A (2 frames per second)
Canon remote shutter release
Hanimex external flash
Full size tripod

Film Point & Shoot:
Canon Megazoom 105

Digital Point & Shoot:
Sony DSC-W70 (7.2 megapixel - macro focus range 2cm <3)

Memory etc:
4GB & 2GB Pro Duo for the Sony
Sony Mini Tripod



i really MUST get some film and get that old skool rig going again...
 

DG

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I never really liked Sony camera's but when I got rid of my Canon powershot last year after losing my battery & charger I saw this and loved it. I sometimes use my stepdads Nikons. No idea what they are but he is a professional photographer so they rock :D This year we are going to move up to maybe a Nikon D40/D20 if I remember the models right.
 

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my equipment is pretty minimal. nikon d40x with kit lens (better one when i can afford it) and canon sd1000.

i dont have this but i think it's super sneaky and nifty. i always want to take secret photos of people. have you guys heard of it?


link
 

BA

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The D40x is pretty cool. I wish my D40 would do ISO100 like the D40x.

Chrissie I thought you had a Powershot at one time? Canon A630 or something?
 

alasdairm

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chrissie said:
my equipment is pretty minimal.
my equipment is more minimal than your equipment :p

i use a canon powershot 400:



i bought it refurbished and it was reasonably inexpensive. i chose it because i've had great experiences with canon powershot cameras in the past. it takes great pictures and it's tiny so i can pretty much take it with me everywhere i go.

alasdair
 
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