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Old Posted Feb 14, 2012, 4:38 PM
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i can't believe i missed this thread

i have way too much gear. it's embarrassing.

bodies
nikon d700 (d800e ordered!)
nikon d7000
nikon d300 (only sometimes functional after a salt-water incident)
nikon j1 with FT1 f-mount adapter

lenses (only a small selection, too many to list!)
nikon 12-24 f/4G DX
nikon 16-35 f/4G VR
nikon 24mm f/3.5 PC-E tilt/shift
nikon 24-70 f/2.8G
nikon 24-120 f/4G VR
nikon 28-300 f/3.5-f/5.6G VR
nikon 60 f/2.8G micro
nikon 105 f/2.8D micro
nikon 200 f/4D micro
nikon 35 f/1.8G DX
nikon 50 f/1.4G
nikon 85 f/1.4D
nikon 200-400 f/4G VR
nikon 80-400 f/3.5-f/5.6D VR

nikon 10 f/2.8
nikon 10-30 f/3.5-5.6
nikon 30-110 f/3.8-5.6

add on that the usual tripods, flashes, bags, filters, cards, etc. i typically carry the d700, the 16-35, the 24mm pc-e, maybe the fast primes, one of the mid-range zooms, and the 80-400 in a slightly modified lowepro rezo 190 shoulder bag. lately i've been throwing the j1 in the bag for fun.

of all the lenses i use when shooting cities and landscapes, the 24mm pc-e is my absolute favorite.
what city or cities do you photograph? I don't recall seeing a photo thread from you, then again I can't remember what I had for breakfast
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2012, 4:51 PM
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what city or cities do you photograph? I don't recall seeing a photo thread from you, then again I can't remember what I had for breakfast
Stop having vodka with breakfast then
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2012, 4:31 AM
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The other reason I want to get rid of my 85mm is because I finally found a Vivitar Series 1 90mm f/2.5 macro. This is by far the sharpest lens I've ever seen. It was designed by Vivitar and manufactured by Tokina. Years later after Vivitar discontinued it, Tokina used the exact same optical formula in their own lens but changed the barrel to plastic. It's nicknamed the Bokina because of the excellent quality of its bokeh.

I took a few quick test shots tonight, can't wait to use this thing for real.

A toy ring:


100% crop, this thing can probably out resolve the sensor on my camera:



A wing nut on top of a cymbal:


100% crop:



You can see how nice the transition to out of focus areas is in the photos above, but I didn't have any good bokeh opportunities readily available, so I just crumpled up a plastic bag and shone a light on it.



Here's a picture of the lens:
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2012, 4:42 AM
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what city or cities do you photograph? I don't recall seeing a photo thread from you, then again I can't remember what I had for breakfast
i'm not sure i've posted anything here in a while! here's some random shots.

tokyo


sydney


not a city shot, from a road trip in australia


london
[img]http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4028/4...22a_o.jpg/img]

paris






nyc




sf




rio


istanbul


shanghai


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Old Posted Feb 16, 2012, 6:18 AM
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^ great collection of shots. Have you made any threads? You took the heli in Rio? I was wondering what the view was like.
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2012, 2:31 PM
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very nice, I like the Paris one the best
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Great photos mthd!!!!
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Old Posted Feb 17, 2012, 6:56 AM
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Holy monkeys those are seriously awesome photos man!
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Old Posted Feb 17, 2012, 5:36 PM
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I am now the proud owner of my first external flash unit!

My Sony HVL-42AM came in the mail on Monday. I have a pic I will post soon. I have been having lots of fun working on bouncing the flash and using it wirelessly. Of course now I am going to need to buy some flash triggers to use it better without needing the pop up flash to trigger the external when it is not attached to the motor. I also got some plastic diffusers and a basic flash gel set for doing events. I also recently learned what a snoot is.
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So, after about a month of waiting, I finally got my new Zeiss 25mm in the mail. Now, was it worth it? Maybe.... It lacks a certain sharpness that the 35mm had, and there are some odd distortion issues. I haven't really been able to test it out yet, but tomorrow I'll go about town and see what my lens can make. I'll post some pictures later on.
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After being without a camera for over a year now, I decided to pick a new one up for some trips coming up. I bought a Nikon D5100. Not sure what additional gear I want to get quite yet (it came with the kit lens), but I will be doing a road trip throughout Sicily and will be taking plenty of landscape photos.
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After being without a camera for over a year now, I decided to pick a new one up for some trips coming up. I bought a Nikon D5100. Not sure what additional gear I want to get quite yet (it came with the kit lens), but I will be doing a road trip throughout Sicily and will be taking plenty of landscape photos.
Get a wide-angle lens, Lipani. Definitely worth it, especially if you're going to be doing lots of landscapes! You got a great camera, the same one I've got, in fact!

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The 5100 is really solid. You'll like it. You should get one of those 17-50 tamron like Aaron. Good travel lens.
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2012, 8:24 PM
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Yeah, one reason I chose the D5100 is that it seemed like a good camera to 'grow into' so to speak.
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Yeah, one reason I chose the D5100 is that it seemed like a good camera to 'grow into' so to speak.
It is! I have the D5000 (guessing they are pretty much similar, just different year model...someone correct me if I'm wrong), which has been really good for me so far. My dad got it for me about 2 years and said it would be good for me to learn on. I want to upgrade now, but its an excellent camera.
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Small update on the gear list. Thanks to Mr. John I am now the owner of a Minolta Maxxum 28mm f2.8. Nice lens. Pretty sharp, especially at f4. Very happy with my $20 purchase!

so here is my updated gear list:

Sony A200 DSLR + grip
Lens:
Sony: 18-70mm F3.5 - 5.6
Minolta: 28-85 f3.5 - 4.5; 28mm f2.8; 50mm F1.7
Sigma: 70-210mm F2.8 APO
Sony HVL-42AM flash unit + diffusers and flash gels

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Canon Rebel SLR 35-80mm F4 - 5.6
Minolta SRT-101 with Rokkor 50mm f1.4
Mamiya/Sekor 1000 TL with 55mm f1.4
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Old Posted Feb 22, 2012, 5:59 PM
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actually it was more like $5 when you deduct the $15 shipping cost
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actually it was more like $5 when you deduct the $15 shipping cost
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