Photographers - What is your gear?

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  1. alphie

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    So, I have noticed a growing number of photographers on this forum. I would love to see what you all use to get those amazing pictures. Who knows, maybe we can help each other out with tips. And it'll be fun to update thread with gear you recently bought or you wish to own.

    Here is a list of my gear:

    -Nikon D90 w/ Camera Armor

    -18-105mm VR Nikon Kit lens
    -50mm Sigma Macro lens
    -28-80mm Nikon AF SLR lens
    -35mm Nikon AF-S DX lens

    For Tripods I have:

    QSV660I
    Manfrotto 190XB w/ an after market ball head mount

    And my bags:

    -Simple, small canvas bags for day use
    -Manfrotto Agile V Sling Bag - White
    -Seattle Sling Dry Bag (used mostly for exploring or hiking)

    Also have several little IR remotes and currently saving up for a battery grip.

    For two years I didn't use my VR lens since it had snapped off the camera body. Thought I had to drop down $350 to get a new one but found a place here in KC that repaired it for little under $100. :D  It's great to have an old friend back. :lol 
     
  2. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    I'm an average-below photographer but I'll post what I use anyways.

    An I-phone 3G, no money for a good quality camera and gear.
    I've gotten some good shots from it though.
     
  3. tony77tony77

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    Nikon D700 and D300

    14- 24 mm - f2.8
    24-70mm - f2.8
    70-200mm- f2.8
    85mm f1.4
    105mm - f2.8
    35mm f1.4 G
    50mm f1.4
    150mm Sigma Macro

    SB-900
    SB-600
    Sb-700

    I have Lots of bags.
     
  4. TrueNomadSkies

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    Kodak z740
    Tripod
    Little LED flashlight w/ an elastic
    Continually dead batteries

    ... hah
     
  5. Kuma Style

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    A Fujifilm point and shoot.

    2 AA batteries.
     
  6. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    I sometimes also use a large Black Decker flashlight and sometimes a small flashlight.
     
  7. TFareCool

    TFareCool TFW's Camera Guy

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    Well. Shit.
    I'm robbing your place :)  Are those the newest versions of the trinity?
    And what about the 85? New version?

    My limited equipment:

    Nikon D5000
    Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS- my mainstay/anti-drug
    Sigma 18-200 3.5-6.3- Travel buddy
    Kit lens ( I need to sell that. Buy a game. lol)
    Old Tamrac bag from Grandfathers Minolta.
    Need something that can fit a 70-200 and more.
    Shitty promaster flash unit. Waiting for the YN-565 Nikon mount. Or the Nissin Di866 mkii

    I do plan on getting the D400 when it comes out. Actually a while after it comes out. Either that or a 7000 sooner.
    D400 if I can make any decent money from senior portraits and photographing some pets for a dog club I attend.

    Wish list: (For Nikon to make)
    135 f/2 (af-s) And hell, throw in the de-focus control on top of it. Make me happy, just need a new version.
    85 1.2 w/ weather sealing. Just do show up Canons version. And the fact I've used the canon one, and nothing will ever make me the same again.

    Realistic wishlist for myself:
    50 1.8 (Cheap + Asph element)
    Nikon 85 1.4 AF-s
    Nikon Trinity
    24 1.4

    Alphie done got me on a camera want rant.
     
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  8. Kuma Style

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    I need to be serious:

    Nikon D7000 and Nikon D90

    Nikkon (No sigma: boo) 70-200/2.8 AF-S DX VR
    Nikkon 18-55 55-200/4-5.6 AF-S VR
    Nikon 35/1.4 AF-S VR
    Nikon 50/1.8 AF
    Nikkon 70-300/4-5.6 AF-S VR
    Macro Adapters

    Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight Flash

    50" Tripod
    6" Tripod

    And standard filters,Cleaning Spray, Microfiber wiping cloths, 4 batteries (L-ion rechargable), 2 chargers, and a AC/DC adapter for my car.

    My bag is a lowerpro slingshot AW.

    So, nothing too crazy. Pretty standard stuff.

    Edit: I do carry 4 Danbo figures on me... but that's more personal bc I like to shoot them wherever.
     
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  9. TFareCool

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    Thought you had the VRII, although I'm guessing you just didn't put it there.

    Sigma OS and the VR on actually on par w/ each other. Sigma is newer by a bit, so they had time to study the VRii from Nikon and make it as good as the VR. Side by side 100% crops, you can barely tell the difference. The VRii Beats it hands down...

    Don't knock the Sigma EX lineup, they are (for the most part) on par with Nikon/Canon. Sometimes better.
    Nikon still has more weather seals.

    Used VR for 650 bucks sold in under 2 minutes on a photography forum about 5 months ago.
     
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  10. Kuma Style

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    It is the VR II, but seeing as I don't really know or care ot look up the difference, it's the VR.

    The lens was 2100 bucks.

    :) 
     
  11. TFareCool

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    That's actually a darned good price.

    Be thankful you got it before the earthquakes. New they're 2,400 at the least now. Although, that wouldn't have deterred you or anyone who was serious about getting it.

    My friend got hers for 2,300 and it was on sale. Although B&H generally charges a little more.

    DigitalRev is where I shop. They generally have good prices.
     
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  12. Kuma Style

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    LoL: My friend works at Lundgren's and I get a discount, so it'd be the same if I bought it today: No "luck" to it, but thank you.

    Anyways, I'm looking to get a third, "Shared" camera for the Mrs. to take and stuff like that, and I really don't know. I'm thinking just getting the D400 when it comes out, and not buying a camera for some time.
     
  13. TFareCool

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    You could go for a D800. You said you wanted full frame. TBH, the d4/800 would last you a long time.

    Plus they don't come out w/ semi pro bodies but every few years.

    About buying stuff though, it wouldn't be difficult to get quite the penny if I advertised. BUT my neighbor does the senior portrait thing too.

    I wouldn't want to hurt any of her income, even though she's just got a basic kit. It'd almost be a "I'm better than you because I have superior equipment" thing.

    I do have some people signed up for senior portraits next year. And I'm doing band portraits this year. But I'll probably do the band one's free, seeing that we barely have enough $$ for dry cleaning out uniforms.

    We will see what happens in the future.
     
  14. Kuma Style

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    LoL, it's kinda' funny because I asked u about it on skype but ya answered it on here, ya numbnut. :lol 

    From what I'm reading, the D400 sounds like the best one overall, so I think that's what I'm going for. Money's obv. not the issue, but even though photography pays the bill, I don't want it TO be a bill annually, ya' know?

    Honestly, if you think you can make money with your photgraphy, then do it. I'm not trying to be offensive, but it beats "woulda' coulda' shoulda'" talk that really doesn't mean jack in the long run.

    I kinda' live by the phrase, "Don't speak about it: Be about it." because words and intentions are just that: What actually counts is what's done/produced.
     
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    only the 70-200mm and the 85mm are not the newest versions.
     
  16. TFareCool

    TFareCool TFW's Camera Guy

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    Thanks for clearing that up.

    I need to apply at the paper this summer. Then one day... D800.
     
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    Done and did that. :lol  I mean it don't pay much but it gets my name out there on a national website. Thought I would never do something with my photography but I reached out there and now I'm a concert reviewer.

    Here is a camera that I wish to own as my second DSLR:

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  18. Kuma Style

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    I was talking about TFare?

    Speaking of which:

    I hope it goes awesome. I don't think I'm going to like doing it as much now that it's cold, but at the end of the day at least I have SOMETHING on my resume. I wish there were more marketing firms here.
     
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  19. alphie

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    Oops my bad. :eek: 

    *walks away slowly*
     
  20. Kuma Style

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    haha! It's ur thread Mrs. lady! You're here to stay! :lol 

    But no dude(tte), seriously, when you posted about it in the other area I was like, "congrats" and all that jazz, so I knew that you'd started on with the paper.
     

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