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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

travis
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   
IT ALL ADDS UP WAY TOOO QUIK!!!
AND I HATE TO LOVE IT BUT I DO
Old    J (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    Rich Dykmans (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    J (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    Mike Isler (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 =)

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

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

Josh:

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 (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    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       04-19-2004, 3:20 PM Reply   
hahahahaha!

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 (garrett_cortese)      Join Date: Mar 2003       04-19-2004, 3:30 PM Reply   
Rich--
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 (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       04-19-2004, 4:08 PM Reply   
Nikon 5700...491.00
Old    Scott (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    Kung Fu Wake & Video (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    Mike Isler (isler)      Join Date: Apr 2003       04-19-2004, 6:09 PM Reply   
Garrett,

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    Rich Dykmans (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 (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:
http://wakeboarder.com/display.phtml?a=553

Best,
Garrett

Garrett Cortese Photography
www.gacphotos.com
Old    Scott (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!!!
classic!!
Old    J (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    Rich Dykmans (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 (garrett_cortese)      Join Date: Mar 2003       04-20-2004, 9:20 AM Reply   
Nice, Josh. You know how I roll...

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