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Old Posted Aug 8, 2012, 10:44 PM
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picked up the canon 17-55/2.8 and ordered a 7D. cannot wait...
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2012, 12:26 AM
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picked up the canon 17-55/2.8 and ordered a 7D. cannot wait...
Nice! Congrats.
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I have this turd burgler.



I HAD a nicer, older Panasonic Lumix and loved it. However i spent some time hanging around with the wrong type of people and it ended up stolen. Then, i bought this replacement Lumix above and it was promptly stolen.
So i bought another. It's cheap. But the quality is pretty low.


I plan on purchasing a $400-700 model next. Probably a mid range Canon or Nikon.
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I sold my D90 and DX lenses back in August and upgraded to the D800.

It's been a few months now and the camera has surpassed my expectations and I couldn't be happier with my upgrade to Fullframe.

Now, the only lenses I have are the following.
Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 D
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 D
Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR Macro
Nikkor 70-300mm VR

Going to save a few more bucks and get the 24-70mm f/2.8, or maybe Santa will bring me one.
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I sold my D90 and DX lenses back in August and upgraded to the D800.

It's been a few months now and the camera has surpassed my expectations and I couldn't be happier with my upgrade to Fullframe.

Now, the only lenses I have are the following.
Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 D
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 D
Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR Macro
Nikkor 70-300mm VR

Going to save a few more bucks and get the 24-70mm f/2.8, or maybe Santa will bring me one.
I thought I had noticed a sharp difference in your more recent work.
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2012, 8:46 PM
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I'm still rockin' an 8-year old Canon Digital Rebel (300D) which is starting to give up the ghost.

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III (bought this for 80 bucks)
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II (kit lens, looking to upgrade)
Promaster 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF
what a difference a year makes:

Canon 7D
Canon 30D
Still have the Rebel but it eventually died so it now resides with my antique camera collection

Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 (bought this tonight)
Canon 17-55 f/2.8
Canon 50 f/1.8
Canon 75-300 f/4-5.6

my next purchase (and final for a while) is a 135L f/2
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The 10-22 is very good lens.
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what a difference a year makes:

Canon 7D
Canon 30D
Still have the Rebel but it eventually died so it now resides with my antique camera collection

Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 (bought this tonight)
Canon 17-55 f/2.8
Canon 50 f/1.8
Canon 75-300 f/4-5.6

my next purchase (and final for a while) is a 135L f/2
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2012, 7:41 PM
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Friend gave me his old Pentax K1000 with 23mm and 50mm lenses.
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Old Posted Nov 28, 2012, 3:17 AM
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Say what you will, but I grabbed the Tamron 18-270 beast. Single lens travel - my bag is already too big!
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Friend gave me his old Pentax K1000 with 23mm and 50mm lenses.
Nice! Let's get some film up on SSP! I'm planning on getting a Contax G2 before my trip to Nepal this spring, always wanted a film camera.
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Nice! Let's get some film up on SSP! I'm planning on getting a Contax G2 before my trip to Nepal this spring, always wanted a film camera.
I have an old Elan 7 in a box in my closet someplace if you're interested in using her. She'd love the attention.
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I thought I had noticed a sharp difference in your more recent work.
Thanks man!
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I have an old Elan 7 in a box in my closet someplace if you're interested in using her. She'd love the attention.
those are nice cameras. i have a rebel 2000 which is the entry level version of that era canon film
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Say what you will, but I grabbed the Tamron 18-270 beast. Single lens travel - my bag is already too big!
I bought the same one a few weeks ago and I'm quite happy with it.
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Just bought a Canon 17mm TS-E!!! Should come in handy for my trip to Tokyo/Bangkok in two weeks.
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Just bought a Canon 17mm TS-E!!! Should come in handy for my trip to Tokyo/Bangkok in two weeks.
Congrats, it's a killer lens. Takes a little time to get used to, I'd recommend messing with it before you take off. I definitely messed up some early shots when I first got mine.
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Congrats, it's a killer lens. Takes a little time to get used to, I'd recommend messing with it before you take off. I definitely messed up some early shots when I first got mine.
I rented it beforehand, and certainly noticed some weird idiosyncrasies with the lens. However, when that lens works as it is supposed to, it is incredible. And there isn't a better lens out there for capturing high-rises.
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An example of the versatility:

I took both these shots at f/8, the shutter speed is slightly different due to the light changing but that won't affect the DOF. Ignore the difference in processing.

This one I tilted the lens slightly down so the focus plane was more in line with the mountains. I don't think you could get such a high level of clarity throught the frame with a conventional lens, even at f/22. I think most lenses start getting less sharp around f/8.



Same shot but this time tilting the lens away from the focus plane. Still at f/8 but I have a shallow DOF which is hard to achieve with a traditional 17mm.




The top shot was incredibly difficult since changing the tilt even slightly will affect the focus plane. I didn't have a tripod and so I had to hand hold the shot, zoom in to check focus, adjust the tilt, recompose, zoom in the refocus, etc.

Pack a tripod.
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