View Poll Results: What's your main photo gear?

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  • Digital SLR

    44 54.32%
  • Digital "point & shoot"

    31 38.27%
  • Film SLR

    4 4.94%
  • Film "point & shoot"

    0 0%
  • Anybody used view cameras?

    2 2.47%
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Thread: What's your camera gear?

  1. #16
    SNC1923
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    *ahem*

    Greetings Photographers,

    Fortunately, I haven't showered or combed my hair yet, so it's not too inconvenient to don my Mod hat for just a minute. . . .

    Our forum guidelines are clear (see sticky in this forum) about religion, politics, etc. The debate about the existence of God is a valid one and we have a forum designed specifically for that. So don't go there.

    It's only been 72 hours. Let's give it a chance and return to the topic at hand.

    And thank you in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNC1923 View Post
    The debate about the existence of God is a valid one and we have a forum designed specifically for that.
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    I'm sure it was just Get Over Digital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torags View Post
    I have been stricken with LLS.

    What a lot of crap, but its been a joy. I have a hike in set up (lightweight when I have to hike an hour or so, to get a shot like this:



    But its a chore lugging the stuff on the bike. It requires some farkling
    Very nice shot! I found I wasn't taking pictures when I had all my DSLR gear (two bodies, 15mm 2.8 up to 300mm 2.8, numerous filters, plus all the Canon T/S lenses).

    Unless I had something specific in mind, I started really disliking lugging all the gear around and basically stopped shooting. I always felt like I needed to carry it all in case I saw something special and didn't want to regret compromising because I left this or that behind. So I sold it all and went backwards to a simple P&S camera. My hat's off to you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bricciphoto View Post
    I always felt like I needed to carry it all in case I saw something special and didn't want to regret compromising because I left this or that behind. So I sold it all and went backwards to a simple P&S camera. My hat's off to you!
    I sort of went down a parallel path and ended up at a different destination, with just two very different cameras: my 35mm Widelux and my 120-format TLR Rollei. The vast majority of my on-motorcycle pics are taken with those two cameras.

    But... I have about a dozen old cameras, all the way up to a 100 y/o 5x7 that can be shot handheld, and a couple modern film 35mm SLRs. So I'll choose which camera(s) based on how well they'll work for the trip I'm going on, and then do the best I can while on the trip with those 2-3 choices.

    I don't know how people with a half-dozen lenses do it. If I had that many choices while on the road, I'd be overwhelmed by the choices. More power to those who aren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bricciphoto View Post
    Very nice shot! I found I wasn't taking pictures when I had all my DSLR gear (two bodies, 15mm 2.8 up to 300mm 2.8, numerous filters, plus all the Canon T/S lenses).

    Unless I had something specific in mind, I started really disliking lugging all the gear around and basically stopped shooting. I always felt like I needed to carry it all in case I saw something special and didn't want to regret compromising because I left this or that behind. So I sold it all and went backwards to a simple P&S camera. My hat's off to you!
    I may wind up like that. I was on the CA coast in Cambria one morning with my 18/200. I went to the beach, it was low tide and son of a gun there were almost a dozen California Condors there in the backwater. I've never seen that many.

    200mm wasn't enough reach to get good shots & here I am (you know the feeling)


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    Quote Originally Posted by GregFeeler View Post
    Ditto.
    I carry the DSLR in a saddlebag while I'm riding and carry the DSLR in my pocket. I can get action shots while riding and have a decent camera for shooting pics around camp.

    I usually carry two tripods: a tiny one that sits about 4 or 5 inches high and a full size one.

    And that's plenty, I think. I used to travel with all my SLR stuff and never got it out because it was such a pain in the butt. I switched my Pentax ME Super for a Canon P&S and started taking tons of pictures again. When I went digital, I started with a Sony Mavica, which was a pain to use (floppies for the photos!), but then switched to a Canon S400.
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    I carry a Canon F1 sometimes.....but my main photo gear is 4 hasseys, including a superwide. Can`t get excited shooting digital yet, a digital back for my cameras runs about $30,000. I can waste a lot of film before thats paid for.....

    maybe one day I will get a digital camera.....maybe not...

  8. #23
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    I use photographic instruments from opposite ends of the technological spectrum. My "daily shooter" is a Canon EOS 30D digital SLR, but on scenic journeys I carry my Gowland 4 x 5 view camera. It's actually lighter in weight than the Canon; hand built by the famed glamor photographer Peter Gowland. Peter, a heckuva a nice guy, will soon be 93 years old and is still at work every day. You might find his website entertaining at www.petergowland.com . I was a Leicaphile for years, but the only Teutonic camera I have today is my trusty old Rolleiflex SL66 medium format. It's not exactly backpackable however.

    Happy shooting,

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    Quote Originally Posted by crgrbrts View Post
    I use photographic instruments from opposite ends of the technological spectrum. ... on scenic journeys I carry my Gowland 4 x 5 view camera. It's actually lighter in weight than the Canon; hand built by the famed glamor photographer Peter Gowland. Peter, a heckuva a nice guy, will soon be 93 years old and is still at work every day. You might find his website entertaining at www.petergowland.com .
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    Quote Originally Posted by SNC1923 View Post
    Greetings Photographers,

    Fortunately, I haven't showered or combed my hair yet, so it's not too inconvenient to don my Mod hat for just a minute. . . .

    Our forum guidelines are clear (see sticky in this forum) about religion, politics, etc. The debate about the existence of God is a valid one and we have a forum designed specifically for that. So don't go there.

    It's only been 72 hours. Let's give it a chance and return to the topic at hand.

    And thank you in advance.

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    pardon me! I guess I'm not sure exactly who is out of line here. Was it me because I mentioned God and being thankful for a beautiful photo or was it another who seems to enjoy proselytizing on here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crgrbrts View Post
    hand built by the famed glamor photographer Peter Gowland. Peter, a heckuva a nice guy, will soon be 93 years old and is still at work every day.
    Thanks for the link to Gowland's website. I can understand why he's still working. This is a fascinating thread. I love seeing and hearing about the diversity of gear and each person's shooting interests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torags View Post
    200mm wasn't enough reach to get good shots & here I am (you know the feeling)

    Perfect example, but still a nice shot of a atypical scene.
    Ben Ricci

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    I use an older Canon D-60 with EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, and EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lenses, Hakuba carbon fiber tripod w/ Really Right Stuff quick release mounting plates, Sigma EF 530 DG Super Flash EO-ETTL speedlight, and a nifty Pelican case to keep everything in.

    We also have a Canon PowerShot S400 digital point and shoot, with a scuba/snorkeling-type watertight case for river trips, kayak trips, etc. - when you don't want to break out the SLR but still want to take photos.

    In my opinion, this is the best photo I've ever taken, using the D-60 and the 17-40mm lens:
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvandkq View Post
    In my opinion, this is the best photo I've ever taken, using the D-60 and the 17-40mm lens:
    Wow - that's absolutely gorgeous..!

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    Panorama Posts Moved

    Quote Originally Posted by bricciphoto View Post
    Hey, let's start a pano thread so Doug can talk more. I think this is fascinating stuff.

    Mods--can we move the posts related to panos to a new topic or do we have to start over?
    Done. The panorama posts have been moved to Panoramas: Go W I D E.
    Last edited by SNC1923; 01-23-2008 at 11:26 PM.

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