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Old                04-04-2004, 12:39 AM Reply   
Hey guys, i am sincerely looking at the canon rebel 300d slr but i want to do my research beforehand (obviously) so i get the most bang for the buck! I think it would be a cook post to see what different photographers/videographers shoot with ( ie lens, camera, cf cards, all of the major stuff that inhances your pics) and how much and also to see some of your best pics! SO I'LL START OFF
right now i own a canon gl2 paid 3gs for it and a bunch of other things off ebay. A perdy good videocamera (3ccd)and what not. I am also really intereested in buying the rebel

Old                04-04-2004, 10:36 AM Reply   
well i have a Nikon D70 which was 1300 with the lense and a sigma 70-200 which was 750 i beleive. I also have quite abit of memory cards which in all prob costed me like 500. I also have the SB800 which was like 330. plus extras like battereies and that kinda stuff. so thats about 3000 but i also bought that stuff over the past few years the newest being the nikon camera. I also have a sony TVR 950 which was 2300 from ebay with other kinda stuff so that comes around to about 5000 in total. wuite abit for that kinda stuff.
Old                04-05-2004, 8:23 PM Reply   
Old     (pyrosmurf)      Join Date: Apr 2002       04-19-2004, 12:06 AM Reply   
Canon 10D Digital Camera
Canon BG-ED3 Battery Grip
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L
Sigma 15mm f2.8 Fisheye
Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5
Sigma EF-500 DG
Quantum RS4 Remote
Quantum RS4 Sender
Canon XM1 Video Camera
Century Optics .55x Fisheye
Azden SGM-1X Shotgun Mic
BeachTek DXA-4P XLR Adaptor
Pelican 1550 Case
Sandisk Ultra 512mb Compact flash
Hoya HMC Polariser/ND Filters
EWA Marine Water Housing
Epiccam Water Housing

Thats my list for insurance.
Adds up to around $18,000 AUS for all new items at retail.

(Message edited by pyrosmurf on April 18, 2004)
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       04-19-2004, 6:49 AM Reply   
Photo stuff:

Canon 1D
Canon 70-200 f2.8L
Canon 17-40 f4 L
Canon 50 f1.4
Kenko 1.4X TC
Metz 54-3 mecablitz
Transcend 512 & 1 gb CF cards
Lexar 512 Pro CF (need more cards badly!)
Gitzo 1228 w Acratech UBH

Josh: what's an XM1? Is that the same as an XL1?
Old     (pyrosmurf)      Join Date: Apr 2002       04-19-2004, 7:24 AM Reply   
PAL version of the GL1.

I'm quite a fan of your setup.
I'm stuggling with a good wide angle solution at the moment. My 24-85 is a piece of crap, and I hardly use it.

A 17-40 would be nice, but I have an addiction to fast glass. It also depends on whether I grab a 1D in the future or not. I can't stand this 1.6x crop.
Old     (isler)      Join Date: Apr 2003       04-19-2004, 12:17 PM Reply   
Josh, the 17-40 is actually a really nice lens... I've used it a little bit, and it's just as good quality as the 2.8, 'cept you're losing 1 stop. Chances are you'll never use that last 1 stop for wakeboard stuff anyway...

I'm also going to abstain from posting the gear list here, since I don't need someone to come by my area and rob me blind =)

Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       04-19-2004, 12:52 PM Reply   

I was dreading reading your equipment list when I saw you posted! :-)


17mm seems plenty wide with a 1.3 crop to me. I toyed with getting a 12-24 sigma but at f4.5 to 5.6 (I think) it did seem like that might be too slow. Now seeing shots at 17mm I'm glad I didn't. The 17-40 is a nice carry around lens and works well with my Kenko 1.4X (I still have center AF and f4 with it), which gives me a bit more range. The quality doesn't suffer much with the Kenko either (another "cheaper than Canon" item which has gotten great reviews!) On a 10d with 1.6 the 17-40 might not be wide enough but I think you need to think along the lines of how your lens will work on a 1.3 crop or full frame body down the road!

I looked hard at the 24-70 f2.8 L but decided it just looked too big and clunky for general use. The 50 prime gives me a fast lens for interior type shots without flash. So for a limited budget I think I've got things somewhat covered. I'd like to get a 300 or 400mm L IS and a 2X TC next.
Old     (garrett_cortese)      Join Date: Mar 2003       04-19-2004, 1:38 PM Reply   
Mike, I already robbed you blind...then I threw it out 'cause it was Nikon...
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       04-19-2004, 3:20 PM Reply   

Now Mike should come back with something about how easy it was for you to toss because of how much lighter Nikon equipment is . . . . . .

You note he made a nice comment about the 17-40!
Old     (garrett_cortese)      Join Date: Mar 2003       04-19-2004, 3:30 PM Reply   
There's a lot of Canon equipment Mike wishes would have a Nikon label slapped on it: 1DMKII, 85 f1.2, 200 f1.8, 400 f4 DO...

Of course, there's a lot of equipment with "Mike Isler" slapped on it that I wish said "Garrett Cortese," so I guess we're even...
Old     (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       04-19-2004, 4:08 PM Reply   
Nikon 5700...491.00
Old     (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       04-19-2004, 4:20 PM Reply   
Canon XL-1
Canon GL-1
wide angle lense for XL-1

3 pelican cases worth of toys for the two cameras, plus 2 tripods and a monopod hidden away somewhere in the closet.

i want a bag for my GL-1. anyone wanna make a donation? it would be to a worthy cause, i promise
Old     (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       04-19-2004, 5:14 PM Reply   
Sony TRV-900
Sony PC-101

2 Bogen Tripods
Sony SPK-PC4 (water housing)

1.6x tele converter
.55x Wide Angle
.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens
Old     (isler)      Join Date: Apr 2003       04-19-2004, 6:09 PM Reply   

You can't rob me for the next few days since UPS has almost all of my stuff! Heh... and don't talk to me about your damn white lenses... 85/1.2, 200/1.8, 50/1.0, 400/4....

You Canon people don't have anything on a Nikon 1200-1700mmm/5.6-8 zoom... or a 300mm/2.0... or a 10.5mm DX fisheye... or a 12-24mm DX wideangle... or a 200-400mm/4... should I keep going?
Maybe I'll sell you some black spray paint or gaffer's tape so your lenses blend in with the good ones...

If everyone's posting gear lists, I guess I'll post a few items...

Nikon D2h
Nikon F5
Nikon N90s
Nikonos V w/35mm/2.5 lens
Nikon 300mm/2.8 AF-S II
Nikon 70-200mm/2.8 AF-S VR
Nikon 12-24mm/4 DX
Nikon 16mm/2.8 fisheye
Nikon 105mm/2.8 Micro
Nikon 50mm/1.8 D (this lens cost at least $80...heh)
Nikon 24mm/2.8
Sigma 17-35/2.8-4
Nikon flashes: SB800 (2), SB28DX, SB26, SB105
PocketWizard MultiMAX (6)
7GB's of CF cards
Horseman LE 4x5 camera with 210/5.6 and 90/6.8 lenses
Mamiya 645AFd medium format with 80/2.8 and 35/3.5 lenses

Other tasty bits...
Honda EU1000i portable gas generator
Pelican Cases: 1660 (2), 1650, 1610, 1520, 1300
Custom water housings
Full location lighting kit with 4 monolights, 2000w/s

Eh, that's enough for now. For some reason, this seems like a pissing contest, though...
Old                04-19-2004, 7:55 PM Reply   
no , actually this gives me a great idea on what other people use,then i can ask ques and research it and then figure out what i wanna buy. for instance.... wats the differenc (price/quality) in the 1d vs 10d (canon), wats a pal ?? I now have learned that NIKON BLOWS and wat does all that crap about 1.3 crop mean!!!!!?????? thanks travi
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       04-19-2004, 8:19 PM Reply   
Without getting too technical the crop factor is a magnification factor due to the sensors in the digital cameras being smaller than a 35mm film frame. When you hear about a 1.3 crop that means the image is magnified 1.3 X and cropped as well to the equivalent of 1.3 times the focal length of the lens. So a 100mm telephoto on a full film frame becomes 130mm telephoto on a 1D or a 160mm on a 10d/Rebel. It's great if all you're shooting is telephoto. The problem starts when you want wide angle. You need very small WA lens's to get even normal perspective on a 1.6 crop factor digital cam. I'll let Mike or Garrett give you the full technical lowdown if they want to get into a lengthy explanation.

PAL is the european video standard vs NTSC is in America/Japan. Pal video won't play back on our sets and vice versa.
Old     (garrett_cortese)      Join Date: Mar 2003       04-19-2004, 11:33 PM Reply   
Seems like it's my turn to pee in this little competition of ours... and Mike, I don't know what you're talking about with my white lenses... you know what I really use to make my wakeboarding images...

-Kodak FunSaver Outdoor disposable camera w/ flash
-Kodak Water & Sport disposable camera for tube shots
-a pinhole camera created out of empty toilet paper tubes for the artistic shots
-sometimes I use a camera phone for lifestyle pics
-when these options aren't readily available during a photo shoot, I break out my crayons and draw...

If you have any questions, just check out this article:


Garrett Cortese Photography
Old     (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       04-20-2004, 2:19 AM Reply   
garrett's stuff > mike's stuff
screw nikon! its all about kodak and crayola!!!
Old     (pyrosmurf)      Join Date: Apr 2002       04-20-2004, 3:49 AM Reply   
It's all true, this is straight from Garretts website...

And I've actually seen pics from Mikes camera phone.
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       04-20-2004, 6:16 AM Reply   
"You Canon people don't have anything on a Nikon 1200-1700mmm/5.6-8 zoom"

Can also serve as portable shoulder held missle launcher when not on camera! :-)
Old     (garrett_cortese)      Join Date: Mar 2003       04-20-2004, 9:20 AM Reply   
Nice, Josh. You know how I roll...


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