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Offline es07Eric

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New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« on: December 09, 2013, 10:30 PM »
Stumbled across this forum when I was searching for all things Festool!

Quick snippet about me:  professional photographer by day and amateur woodworker by night (when I'm not shooting).  Bought my first Festool tool about three months ago (TS 75 and MFT-3) and It seems like I'm buying more and more every week!

Cheers,
Eric

Here's the latest image of my OF 1400:
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KS 120 | TS 75 EQ | PS 420 EBQ | OS 400 EQ | OF 1400 EQ | MFK 700 EQ | HL 850 E | DF 500 Q | RO 150 FEQ | RO 90 DX FEQ | ETS 150/3 EQ | ETS 125 EQ | PRO 5 LTD | PDC 18/4 | CXS | CT 26 E | CT MIDI | CT SYS | Boom Arm | MFH-1000 | WCR 1000 | MFT/3 | CMS-VL | FS 3000 | FS 1900 | FS 1400 | FS 1400 LR 32 | FS 1080 | LR 32 | SurFix |

Offline Bikeboy80

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 10:33 PM »
Welcome!  [thumbs up]
The Green Koolaid sure is sweet...

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Offline duburban

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 11:13 PM »
you'll have to give us some lessons on tool/product photography. maybe i'll start a thread on the topic. theres so many photos posted it would be wild to see the majority of them look like the one you shared!
helper: i used a festool "circular saw" to do something simple and it made it really hard

me: exactly, it makes simple cuts complicated and complicated cuts simple

Offline ScotF

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 12:49 AM »
Welcome to the Forum!  That is a great picture...enjoy your tools.  Look forward to seeing more of your work and learning more about your Festools.

Scot

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 01:10 AM »
Systainers are kinda like tribbles from Star Trek
Loving the Calif sun....

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013, 01:28 AM »
Welcome to the forum Eric  [smile]


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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013, 04:28 AM »
Systainers are kinda like tribbles from Star Trek

Klingons don't like them?!? :)
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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2013, 09:28 AM »
Thanks for the welcome!  And yes, they sure are like Tribbles…  I realized I couldn't help myself when I had two Systainers; something magical happens when you connect them together!

Welcome to the Forum!  That is a great picture...enjoy your tools.  Look forward to seeing more of your work and learning more about your Festools.

Scot

Thank you, I'll be sure to share more!

you'll have to give us some lessons on tool/product photography. maybe i'll start a thread on the topic. theres so many photos posted it would be wild to see the majority of them look like the one you shared!

Let me know when you start the topic.  I'll gladly trade my photography knowledge for woodworking knowledge!  In the mean time, here's another image, let me know if any of you would like to see more!
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KS 120 | TS 75 EQ | PS 420 EBQ | OS 400 EQ | OF 1400 EQ | MFK 700 EQ | HL 850 E | DF 500 Q | RO 150 FEQ | RO 90 DX FEQ | ETS 150/3 EQ | ETS 125 EQ | PRO 5 LTD | PDC 18/4 | CXS | CT 26 E | CT MIDI | CT SYS | Boom Arm | MFH-1000 | WCR 1000 | MFT/3 | CMS-VL | FS 3000 | FS 1900 | FS 1400 | FS 1400 LR 32 | FS 1080 | LR 32 | SurFix |

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2013, 09:43 AM »
Welcome Eric -

Nice to have you join us and looking forward to photo tips mixed in with woodworking discussions!

neil

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2013, 10:13 AM »
Great images Eric.  I am not a skilled photographer but I've always liked still life's of tools scattered around the work site. Some think that's a little odd.  You've validated my tastes, thanks. I'd love to see more.

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2013, 10:41 AM »
Great images Eric.  I am not a skilled photographer but I've always liked still life's of tools scattered around the work site. Some think that's a little odd.  You've validated my tastes, thanks. I'd love to see more.

I agree… There's just something about "organized clutter" that captures my attention.  I have a "photojournalistic" approach and style and usually shy away from staged portraiture.  Here's a couple more of my clutter:

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KS 120 | TS 75 EQ | PS 420 EBQ | OS 400 EQ | OF 1400 EQ | MFK 700 EQ | HL 850 E | DF 500 Q | RO 150 FEQ | RO 90 DX FEQ | ETS 150/3 EQ | ETS 125 EQ | PRO 5 LTD | PDC 18/4 | CXS | CT 26 E | CT MIDI | CT SYS | Boom Arm | MFH-1000 | WCR 1000 | MFT/3 | CMS-VL | FS 3000 | FS 1900 | FS 1400 | FS 1400 LR 32 | FS 1080 | LR 32 | SurFix |

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2013, 10:45 AM »
Thanks for the welcome!  And yes, they sure are like Tribbles…  I realized I couldn't help myself when I had two Systainers; something magical happens when you connect them together!


My wife boss calls them "man sized legos"... for that she is right.  sometimes when i am out of my workflow, I refer to them as "these %^@#^#@& Tetris blocks!!!"
People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? Can we get along?

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2013, 01:03 PM »
Systainers are kinda like tribbles from Star Trek

Klingons don't like them?!? :)

I get a few of them after a couple of tacos
Loving the Calif sun....

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2013, 02:20 PM »
Before I even read the text of your messages or saw the tagline in the photos, I thought, "this guy understands how to use light."  Nice photos.  And [welcome] to the FOG. 

 [smile]

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Offline CarolinaNomad

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2013, 03:13 PM »
I call BS.  Those photos were staged.  I can tell because there was sawdust on the table.  And in the last picture, there was also expensive beer in a nice tall glass.  Anybody who has purchased festool recently doesn't have any money left over for beer.  [big grin]
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Offline Don T

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2013, 04:09 PM »
Eric welcome to FOG. Looking forward to more photos. Photography is my other hobby.
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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2013, 05:04 PM »
Before I even read the text of your messages or saw the tagline in the photos, I thought, "this guy understands how to use light."  Nice photos.  And [welcome] to the FOG. 

 [smile]



Yes, lighting will make or break your photography!  Here's one with some cool lighting:
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I call BS.  Those photos were staged.  I can tell because there was sawdust on the table.  And in the last picture, there was also expensive beer in a nice tall glass.  Anybody who has purchased festool recently doesn't have any money left over for beer.  [big grin]

I used to find ways to make excessive sawdust, I'd also track it into the house; then the wife finally caved and agreed to a CT 26!  Before Festool, I always had a Guinness or Boddingtons within an arm-shot, but now, sadly, I've been reduced to PBR!   Here's a shot of the last glass of Guinness I've had:
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Eric welcome to FOG. Looking forward to more photos. Photography is my other hobby.

Thank you!  I'm always interested in seeing other people's photography; I'd love to see your work!
KS 120 | TS 75 EQ | PS 420 EBQ | OS 400 EQ | OF 1400 EQ | MFK 700 EQ | HL 850 E | DF 500 Q | RO 150 FEQ | RO 90 DX FEQ | ETS 150/3 EQ | ETS 125 EQ | PRO 5 LTD | PDC 18/4 | CXS | CT 26 E | CT MIDI | CT SYS | Boom Arm | MFH-1000 | WCR 1000 | MFT/3 | CMS-VL | FS 3000 | FS 1900 | FS 1400 | FS 1400 LR 32 | FS 1080 | LR 32 | SurFix |

Offline unclefester

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2013, 05:12 PM »
Great photography and I noticed the beer glass was empty by the last photo.
Uncle Fester
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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2013, 05:14 PM »
Eric

Welcome to the FOG!  Great work!!  Good tool photos always provoke positive thoughts, especially when dealing with snow and not being out in the shop using.  

Look forward to seeing more.

Bryan

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2013, 05:15 PM »
Great photography and I noticed the beer glass was empty by the last photo.

Yes, the beer comes out when clean up begins!  I most certainly need to keep all my digits to make a living!
KS 120 | TS 75 EQ | PS 420 EBQ | OS 400 EQ | OF 1400 EQ | MFK 700 EQ | HL 850 E | DF 500 Q | RO 150 FEQ | RO 90 DX FEQ | ETS 150/3 EQ | ETS 125 EQ | PRO 5 LTD | PDC 18/4 | CXS | CT 26 E | CT MIDI | CT SYS | Boom Arm | MFH-1000 | WCR 1000 | MFT/3 | CMS-VL | FS 3000 | FS 1900 | FS 1400 | FS 1400 LR 32 | FS 1080 | LR 32 | SurFix |

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2013, 05:23 PM »
Here is one of my images in the "wild"  [big grin]
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… and the original:
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KS 120 | TS 75 EQ | PS 420 EBQ | OS 400 EQ | OF 1400 EQ | MFK 700 EQ | HL 850 E | DF 500 Q | RO 150 FEQ | RO 90 DX FEQ | ETS 150/3 EQ | ETS 125 EQ | PRO 5 LTD | PDC 18/4 | CXS | CT 26 E | CT MIDI | CT SYS | Boom Arm | MFH-1000 | WCR 1000 | MFT/3 | CMS-VL | FS 3000 | FS 1900 | FS 1400 | FS 1400 LR 32 | FS 1080 | LR 32 | SurFix |

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2013, 05:44 PM »
this is great! thanks. what kind of camera are you using? i've been saving for a full frame canon 6d or 5dmrk 2-4. my brother is in the film industry in nyc and i pick up a lot of camera tech lust from him.
helper: i used a festool "circular saw" to do something simple and it made it really hard

me: exactly, it makes simple cuts complicated and complicated cuts simple

Offline es07Eric

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2013, 06:59 PM »
this is great! thanks. what kind of camera are you using? i've been saving for a full frame canon 6d or 5dmrk 2-4. my brother is in the film industry in nyc and i pick up a lot of camera tech lust from him.

It depends on the type of shoot/event I'm doing.  I shoot Canon and use any of the three:  EOS 7D, 5D mkII, and the 5D mkIII.  Remember the "glass" (lens) is more important than the body!

Canon sent us a copy of the 6D and I wasn't too impressed with it.  If you want to go full frame, a used/refurbished 5D mkII or 5D mkIII is the way to go.

Cheers,
Eric
KS 120 | TS 75 EQ | PS 420 EBQ | OS 400 EQ | OF 1400 EQ | MFK 700 EQ | HL 850 E | DF 500 Q | RO 150 FEQ | RO 90 DX FEQ | ETS 150/3 EQ | ETS 125 EQ | PRO 5 LTD | PDC 18/4 | CXS | CT 26 E | CT MIDI | CT SYS | Boom Arm | MFH-1000 | WCR 1000 | MFT/3 | CMS-VL | FS 3000 | FS 1900 | FS 1400 | FS 1400 LR 32 | FS 1080 | LR 32 | SurFix |

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2013, 08:12 PM »
Here's a couple more of my clutter:


I feel so much better now about the complete mess my "shop" is in.
Great photos, I love the DOFF that a fast lens and full frame gives you.
Tim

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2013, 10:07 PM »
Eric my pictures would probably do nothing for you.  I have very select few that I like enough to show and usually only to friends. 

I'm pretty sure that my shop will make everyones look immaculate.  I am in the process of rearranging an over crowded garage/shop.
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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2013, 11:53 PM »
Systainers are kinda like tribbles from Star Trek

My wife would probably go with "like rabbits" ...

Admittedly 8 are minis and 12 are tool boxes, but a couple more too purchases will see 100.

Take care Eric, they're addictive. I think you're more frugal with funds if it's your work, but as a hobby it can dangerous  [eek]

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2014, 11:29 AM »
Wow great pics there.  Hope you don't mind me asking but what gear (body, lens etc) do you use to take those pictures?

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2014, 10:57 PM »
Wow great pics there.  Hope you don't mind me asking but what gear (body, lens etc) do you use to take those pictures?

Steve, thank you, the images were captured using Canon 5D MK II and 5D MK III, the lenses used were the Canon 35 f/1.4L and the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II.

Cheers,
Eric
KS 120 | TS 75 EQ | PS 420 EBQ | OS 400 EQ | OF 1400 EQ | MFK 700 EQ | HL 850 E | DF 500 Q | RO 150 FEQ | RO 90 DX FEQ | ETS 150/3 EQ | ETS 125 EQ | PRO 5 LTD | PDC 18/4 | CXS | CT 26 E | CT MIDI | CT SYS | Boom Arm | MFH-1000 | WCR 1000 | MFT/3 | CMS-VL | FS 3000 | FS 1900 | FS 1400 | FS 1400 LR 32 | FS 1080 | LR 32 | SurFix |

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Re: New guy here… and my Systainers are multiplying!
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2014, 12:32 AM »
I'm sorry to hear about your problem ("my Systainers are multiplying!"). Unfortunately systainers came from the same planet as tribbles. Although they aren't born pregnant, they exert some sort of quantum force that abhors any open space where a systainer could possible go.

At least that's the story I told my wife ... and I'm sticking to it!
Trying to be one of the most helpful members on the FOG.