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Offline HowardH

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My other hobby purchase
« on: February 15, 2014, 09:36 AM »
I love photography almost as much as woodworking and after 5 years of using a Nikon D200, an eternity in this field, I ordered a Nikon D610.  It's my first full frame DSLR, a full 24mp beast!   Fortunately, I started this hobby during the film days so I have some fairly decent full frame lenses to use.  I almost went whole hog and got a D800 but it's a 36mp and it creates huge files!  I also heard that for that particular camera, it is really meant to be used on a tripod as an alternative to a medium format as with those many MP, camera shake is a real concern and takes excellent technique to get a really sharp image.  One very cool feature of the 610 is it also doubles as a 1080 HD video camera as well.  That will come in really handy on vacations and kids concert recitals so I won't have to bring two cameras all the time.  I need to get some bigger SD cards as well.  I don't know why I do this to myself, I always gravitate towards expensive hobbies!   [big grin]  I'm also a member at the Nikonians.org website and those guys are just as fanatical about their Nikon gear as we are about our Festools!  It's fun!
Howard H
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Offline mike68au

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 10:04 AM »
Congrats on the D610 Howard.... thats a great buy for sure.

I too also love Photography and use a Nikon D700.  The move to Full Frame is amazing and would recommend it to everyone who appreciates good photography.

With your SD Card i would highly recommend using the Sandisk Extreme Pro 32gb or 64gb, they are a nice fast card for read and write. Anything smaller (16gb) and you will only fit about 350 shots before it's full.  I get 605 on a 16GB with 12.1 megapixels.
Your also not alone with expensive hobbies, for me it's Festool, Nikon and Oakley (yes the Sunglasses ) i have/had a massive collection.

Offline Travis Campbell

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 10:23 PM »
Congrats on the camera!  I bought the D800 last year.  Now that's a beast of a camera.

After working with Nikon flashes for a few years, I decided it was time to upgrade and bought some Profoto lighting equipment.   If you think Festool accessories are expensive, wait until you start getting into camera lighting.  The Profoto beauty dish and honeycomb grid are about the cost of a Carvex 420 and the accessory kit.

But, man ... is that light beautiful. :-)

Offline HowardH

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 02:13 PM »
I understand.  I have an SB800 that still works pretty well but may have to get the 900 series.  Have you ever tried a Gary Fong Lightsphere?  I have one and it throws beautiful light for portraits and fill.  Totally does away with shadows and it's a lot easier than carrying around a light box!  I have 2 - 16gig Sandisk Extreme Pro cards.  I''ll see if that's enough space.  I don't shoot raw very much, mostly jpeg high but I have heard the full-frame sensor creates big files.  Cards are pretty cheap and unlike Festool consumables, you can re-use them! 
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Offline ShawnRussell

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2014, 08:09 PM »
No Canons?
My friend Fred taught me that relationships are like fine tool makers, what you pay is but a small part, what matters most is the time, passion, and care that was spent and the joy that you have.

Offline Travis Campbell

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014, 09:51 PM »
I understand.  I have an SB800 that still works pretty well but may have to get the 900 series.  Have you ever tried a Gary Fong Lightsphere?  I have one and it throws beautiful light for portraits and fill.  Totally does away with shadows and it's a lot easier than carrying around a light box!  I have 2 - 16gig Sandisk Extreme Pro cards.  I''ll see if that's enough space.  I don't shoot raw very much, mostly jpeg high but I have heard the full-frame sensor creates big files.  Cards are pretty cheap and unlike Festool consumables, you can re-use them! 

I haven't tried anything from Gary Fong.  I don't generally shoot with the flash on my camera, so I end up not having to worry about it.  If I'm going with portable flash, it's usually hanging off a ttl cord and aimed at anything that'll give me suitable bounce:  the ceiling, the walls, the white nearest tall person with a white shirt.  Whatever works.

I also generally only shoot raw.  I don't like being hamstrung by jpeg.  But that also means I'm dealing with 40MB files and have to spend more money on backups.  But I'm ok with that. :-)

Offline Don T

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2014, 09:54 PM »
I really like my Lightsphere. It is the best.
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Offline HowardH

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2014, 10:40 PM »
my cousin is a Sandisk rep so she can get me deals on memory cards!   ;D
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Offline HowardH

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2014, 10:42 PM »
BTW and this is waaaaaayyyyy off topic but I just watched the opening show of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  He is a much better choice than Conan and IMO, a lot more likable.  He is going to make people forget about Leno in a hurry...
Howard H
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Mark Twain:  "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a letter approving of it." "If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."

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Offline GreenGA

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2014, 07:30 AM »
Yes, Canon user aficionado here...

I run a 1DS3, 5DMk3, M and a G1X; although JR primarily uses the G1X.

As for glass, I have more than I deserve.  That said, I just ordered a 35mm 1.4 L II, and the 14mm 2.8 L II.

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Offline NuggyBuggy

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2014, 10:38 AM »
I bought the D800 on release, but unless I'm shooting video (which is almost never), I really wish I hadn't sold my D700.  There are small changes, but the ergonomics on the D700 seemed so much better.  That camera was beautiful.
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Offline mike68au

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2014, 11:01 AM »
I bought the D800 on release, but unless I'm shooting video (which is almost never), I really wish I hadn't sold my D700.  There are small changes, but the ergonomics on the D700 seemed so much better.  That camera was beautiful.

That makes me feel good....  having the D700 is awesome, though if the chance came to get a D3 or D3s I would grab it as it weighs less than my D700 when gripped and i really do prefer the bottom grip. keep putting money towards glass instead because thats what really makes the difference.

Offline NuggyBuggy

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2014, 11:37 AM »
I bought the D800 on release, but unless I'm shooting video (which is almost never), I really wish I hadn't sold my D700.  There are small changes, but the ergonomics on the D700 seemed so much better.  That camera was beautiful.

That makes me feel good....  having the D700 is awesome, though if the chance came to get a D3 or D3s I would grab it as it weighs less than my D700 when gripped and i really do prefer the bottom grip. keep putting money towards glass instead because thats what really makes the difference.

Yeah, I started with a D80, then moved to the D300, D700, then D800.  I loved each upgrade until I hit the D800 where it just felt like I took a step backwards.  To be honest, I bought it for the expected low-light gains, but this was the first stop in the progression where I didn't notice a huge difference in performance.  I do notice what I feel to be reduced ergonomics. It's heavier, bigger, and just clunkier in my hands.  The D700 always put a smile on my face when I picked it up - it felt like a glove.

I think a lot of people feel the same way about the two cameras.  Of course, the D700 didn't do video.

I also have the OM-D,and I use it with the battery grip attachment - I agree I like the lower grip.  Love that camera as well.  I could free up a lot of cash, weight and space by dumping my Nikon gear.....  Just can't bring myself to do it.
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Offline HowardH

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Re: My other hobby purchase - first pic!
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2014, 06:34 PM »
A worthy subject, don't you think?   ;D  He wasn't happy with me disturbing his nap.  D610, Nikkor 85mm 1.8 in Aperture Priority mode. 

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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: My other hobby purchase - first pic!
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2014, 07:10 PM »
A worthy subject, don't you think?   ;D  He wasn't happy with me disturbing his nap.  D610, Nikkor 85mm 1.8 in Aperture Priority mode. 

Lovely DOF that lens has. I bet the AF makes it easy to focus too.
Tim

Offline Travis Campbell

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Re: My other hobby purchase - first pic!
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2014, 07:12 PM »
A worthy subject, don't you think?   ;D  He wasn't happy with me disturbing his nap.  D610, Nikkor 85mm 1.8 in Aperture Priority mode. 


BTW, the Rokinon 85mm F1.4 is a nice lens, if you don't mind that it's manual focus (but it does meter!).  And it's pretty cheap, too.

Offline HowardH

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2014, 07:52 PM »
I love using primes when I can since they are so sharp and have great DOF.  My cousin is a Zeiss rep but that's a bit outta my league...   :o  Plus they are only manual focus.  The other companies they make lenses for, i.e. Sony, won't let them market any autofocus lenses.   
Howard H
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Offline CharlesWilson

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2014, 09:04 AM »
I love that lens! With my D600, I rarely use a flash indoors anymore because of that lens and the 50mm 1.8. Indoors I usually run in Aperture Priority mode, with ISO Auto (up to 6400) with cutoff shutter speed of 1/100 sec.

For most of my woodworking photos, I still use the old trusty D40X on a tripod with supplemental lighting.

Charles
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2014, 10:56 AM »
Yeah, I started with a D80, then moved to the D300, D700, then D800. 
 

I started the serious digital progression with a Fujifilm S7000, then migrated to the D80 and finally to the D90 which is everything the D80 wasn't.  Every time I think of moving up, I think of the additional weight and plethora of features that I never use, then look at my reliable, relatively light D90 with a new appreciation.  My daughter-in-law is loving the D80.  Back in the '80s I used to carry two F3s, then an F4 and an N90 and a ton of very nice glass, but the weight got very old and very quickly.  I'm thinking of going to the Fujifilm X-E2 for even more weight reduction. 

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Offline HowardH

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2014, 11:05 AM »
maybe you could use a syscart to carry all that around!   [big grin]  How's that for a Festool tie in? 
Howard H
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2014, 04:38 PM »
If I stared on flat, paved surfaces, I'd be right there with a custom-fitted Systainer in black and yellow.  I'd even have a ball head on the handle, too.   [big grin]



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Offline NuggyBuggy

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2014, 07:36 AM »
Yeah, I started with a D80, then moved to the D300, D700, then D800. 
 

I started the serious digital progression with a Fujifilm S7000, then migrated to the D80 and finally to the D90 which is everything the D80 wasn't.  Every time I think of moving up, I think of the additional weight and plethora of features that I never use, then look at my reliable, relatively light D90 with a new appreciation. 
I left out  my non-DSLR progression.  I started with a Coolpix 5400, then wanted to go as small and light as possible, so got a P&S (I *think* it was a Pentax Optio S10) that could fit in an Altoids tin. I thought that was awesome until our first was born and I wasn't getting any shots because of its long lag, slow start, and poor low-light performance.  Then I moved to a couple of Fuji F30s - which were relatively awesome in low light for a P&S. 

Finally I bought the D80, and I can honestly say, my pictures improved immensely and immediately.  But to be honest, when I picked up the D80 in the store, I thought there was no way I could lug that beast around, but as soon as I started seeing the pictures, all the weight issues were forgotten.  Each time I stepped up (to D300, D700, D800), I initially thought that the new camera was way too heavy and bulky, but each time the picture quality and low light performance was worth it - until I hit the D800 where I don't really see a difference.

But in the entire progression, the biggest jump was from P&S to D80. Compared to the D800, the D80 really is svelte.  But it's not full frame.

Sparktrician, if you haven't checked out the OMD, you should ! I have one too and it's a gem.  In low light with no flash, I can often do better with the OMD at a slow shutter speed than with my D800 and super fast lens - because it's image stabilization is really all that.  The option to run with or without one or two grips is awesome, and the MFT lens lineup is really quite good.

For the first time in my life, I've gotten to the point where my camera gear is good enough that I'm not always looking to upgrade ( I also have a Sony RX100 which is a wonderful P&S).  In fact, I'm seriously considering dumping all my full frame gear - until I realize how much of a bath I'll take on some nice lenses (200 f/2; 300 f/2.8,  85 f/1.4, etc) and that I'll regret the things the big DSLRs can do.
 

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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2014, 08:02 AM »
Sparktrician, if you haven't checked out the OMD, you should ! I have one too and it's a gem. 


Man, I must be asleep at the switch today.  What is the OMD you refer to?  I'm not familiar with that designation.  I'm really impressed by the Fujifilm X-E2, I must say, and my shoulders tend to agree. 

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Offline carlb40

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2014, 10:27 AM »
Sparktrician, if you haven't checked out the OMD, you should ! I have one too and it's a gem. 


Man, I must be asleep at the switch today.  What is the OMD you refer to?  I'm not familiar with that designation.  I'm really impressed by the Fujifilm X-E2, I must say, and my shoulders tend to agree. 



OMD is Olympus OM Digital, their retake on the old film cams now digitized. ;)
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2014, 11:38 AM »
Sparktrician, if you haven't checked out the OMD, you should ! I have one too and it's a gem. 


Man, I must be asleep at the switch today.  What is the OMD you refer to?  I'm not familiar with that designation.  I'm really impressed by the Fujifilm X-E2, I must say, and my shoulders tend to agree. 



OMD is Olympus OM Digital, their retake on the old film cams now digitized. ;)

Thanks for the clarity.  While I really loved my old OM-2, it seems that every Olympus product I've ever had crapped out on me at the most inopportune times, and the OM-2 was no exception, to my sadness.  My Nikons have never left me with egg on my face. 

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Offline JCLP

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2014, 12:16 PM »
I love photography almost as much as woodworking and after 5 years of using a Nikon D200, an eternity in this field, I ordered a Nikon D610.  It's my first full frame DSLR, a full 24mp beast!   Fortunately, I started this hobby during the film days so I have some fairly decent full frame lenses to use.  I almost went whole hog and got a D800 but it's a 36mp and it creates huge files!  I also heard that for that particular camera, it is really meant to be used on a tripod as an alternative to a medium format as with those many MP, camera shake is a real concern and takes excellent technique to get a really sharp image.  One very cool feature of the 610 is it also doubles as a 1080 HD video camera as well.  That will come in really handy on vacations and kids concert recitals so I won't have to bring two cameras all the time.  I need to get some bigger SD cards as well.  I don't know why I do this to myself, I always gravitate towards expensive hobbies!   [big grin]  I'm also a member at the Nikonians.org website and those guys are just as fanatical about their Nikon gear as we are about our Festools!  It's fun!
Glad to see I'm not the only Photographer/Woodworker on the FOG. It all started with my son playing his first hockey game over 10 years ago. Now during the hockey season I slow down on the cabinet making and concentrate on action photography of all the little superstars. i have upgraded to a D300 which is used for team/individual posed photos as I shoot approx 50 teams. My D3S, best sport action camera on the planet, is used with my f2.8 300mm VR and my f2.8 70-200 VRII. I shoot close to 50,000 photos during the winter months. My photo archives have over 1,000,000 hockey action shots and all categorized by team and year. Here's a couple samples.


Offline Reiska

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2014, 05:47 PM »
Nice shots JCLP  [thumbs up]
The sky's the limit in my workshop, literally. [big grin]

Offline es07Eric

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2014, 08:37 AM »
No Canons?

I too shoot Canon!  T4i, 7D, 5D, 5DII, 5DIII and a bunch of lenses  [tongue]

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Offline Reiska

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2014, 09:39 AM »
5dm2 + f/4 L-glass here ;-)
The sky's the limit in my workshop, literally. [big grin]

Offline dpetrzelka

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2014, 10:34 AM »
There are days I really miss shooting film - my old M4-P with collapsible 50/2 Summicron, and an M6 Classic with MP finder that would wear a tabbed 50/2 Sum. or the razor sharp 35 Summicron Asph.

I used to get Kodak 5222 ( Double-X ) which is a black and white cinema film and developed it in my bathroom. You could order shorts of it from a guy in LA for pennies a foot. Souped in Xtol, it was great stuff.

Of course, like most, I'm all digital now.

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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2014, 01:34 PM »
Of course, like most, I'm all digital now.

Leica digital?
Did you keep the M4 and M6?
Tim

Offline dpetrzelka

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2014, 01:57 PM »
For better or worse I sold ll my film gear, M4-P and M6 along with it. One to a photojournalist who was headed to Africa for some documentary work. He spent several weeks in jail there - so at least i know they were being well used ;).

As for Leica digital, I wouldn't be on this forum if I didn't appreciate the pinnacle of engineering and insist on having the right tool for the job - but I just can't justify modern Leica bodies or glass. I was fortunate enough to take a street photography course in Portland OR when the M Monochrome first came out. The Leica rep rolled in two suite cases with every lens Leica makes, and a Monochrome body for each of us to use. We were like kids in a candy shop - just sign your name on a waiver and borrow anything you want for two and half days of street shooting. Wonderful photographic tools. The big focus of the course was taking photos "about things" rather than "of things' - dramatically changed the way I look at fine art photography.

Its all iphone, Canon 40d, 5D, and 5DmkII these days.


Of course, like most, I'm all digital now.

Leica digital?
Did you keep the M4 and M6?
Tim
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Offline ryan_k

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2014, 03:33 PM »
I'm a proud Leica Monochrom owner, and it works beautifully with older M glass.  I've used almost every camera out there and nothing resonated like the MM.

This was with a 1954 collapsible 50mm summicron:

'61 Corvette with a '54 Lens by ryankarr, on Flickr


I'm 50/50 digital vs film, I shoot 4x5 large format, a 6x7 rangefinder and a Hasselblad Xpan in addition to my Monochrom and Sony A7.

Offline alkaline

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2014, 07:03 AM »
There are days I really miss shooting film - my old M4-P with collapsible 50/2 Summicron, and an M6 Classic with MP finder that would wear a tabbed 50/2 Sum. or the razor sharp 35 Summicron Asph.

I used to get Kodak 5222 ( Double-X ) which is a black and white cinema film and developed it in my bathroom. You could order shorts of it from a guy in LA for pennies a foot. Souped in Xtol, it was great stuff.

Of course, like most, I'm all digital now.

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Beautiful collection. Congratulations!!!

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Offline SittingElf

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2014, 03:51 PM »
All Canon here. DSLRs: 7D, 5DIII, 1DX. Nine lenses, all "L's" except the 1-5X Macro, and all 2.8 or wider. Gitzo legs, Really Right Stuff heads, Canon flash units incl two macro's.
Video equip: One HV20, Two HV30's, XH-A1

The 7D goes with me to Nigeria and other overseas locations. (Won't take the full frames due to potential theft...especially the 1DX). 5D3 primarily studio or workshop, and the 1DX for fine art, and fast moving shots including sports.

One of my captures:

Drone Launch off of U.S. Naval Ship. 0-250MPH in 2.3 seconds! (7D - 12th shot of burst)
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My Son on his German Soccer Team (1DX - 70-200 2.8L)
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Wish I could quit flying and make even 1/2 of the income with Photography and Woodworking.  Sigh..... [sad]

Cheers,

Frank
Woodworking is 3% talent and 97% paying attention to the FOG! 

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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2014, 11:25 PM »
... and Sony A7.

What lens are you using on the A7 and how do you like it?
Nice photo BTW.
Tim

Offline alkaline

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Re: My other hobby purchase
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2014, 09:28 AM »
Nice boy Frank, here I teach my son to ride. A daughter also. Photography is a passion. As well as collecting. Have a nice day


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I have several boxes Festool, one MTF, four guide rails and big taste to play. )))