What equipment do you guys all shoot with?

Discussion in 'Photos & Photography' started by Axe, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. Axe

    Axe Embryo

    I've seem some rather nice photos getting posted in here recently, and I was just wondering what kind of camera equipment you all use for taking your photos.

    Here's my list..

    Nikon N90s 35mm SLR body with MF-26 multi-function back
    Nikon D100 Digital SLR body with MB-D100 multu-function grip
    Nikon 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D-AF
    Nikon 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 AF
    Nikon 50mm f/1.8D-AF
    Sigma 50mm f/2.8 MF Macro

    I have a couple of gig in CompactFlash cards, a 40Gig Super Digibin, a couple of SB-50DX flashes, Bogen 3001BN tripod with 3030 3-way head, the Nikon MC-20 remote digital trigger, various filters and other goodies.

    Here's one of the first photos I took after originally getting the D100. This is a friend's 8ft female King Cobra.

  2. DragonCharm

    DragonCharm Embryo

  3. Axe

    Axe Embryo

    The 10D's nice, but unless you get a good condition used at a good price (and they're pretty cheap used these days) you might as well go for the 20D. But, if you're going to spend that kind of money, you're probably even better going for the Nikon D70. I know MANY MANY 10D owners who sold just after the 20D was announced, expecting to put the funds towards a 20D, but upon actually getting to try out the 20D in their hands, felt the D70 was a far superior camera, especially considering the price difference and got that instead.

    Personally, I'm saving up for the D2x ;)
  4. TáriStar

    TáriStar Embryo

    I use a sony cybershot. I don't know much more about it.
  5. stormyva

    stormyva Embryo

    I have a few :D
    Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
    Canon 50mm f1.8
    Canon 70-300 EF
    Canon 18-55 EF-S (kit lens)
    Pro Master Flash

    Canon A60 an inexpensive point and shoot to keep around

    Nikon D70
    Nikon 18-70 AF-S DX
    Nikon 70-300 ED
    Nikon SB-600 Flash

    Bogen 3021 Tripod with 3265 Ball Head
    An assortment of filters
  6. Axe

    Axe Embryo

    You know, you should sell all that Canon gear and buy yourself a 70-200mm f/2.8 VR :D
  7. Trigunfan

    Trigunfan Embryo

    i use a FujiFilm Finepix 2650
  8. EvilSquish

    EvilSquish Embryo

    Wow that cobra pic is amazing... I have a cheap HP 315 2.1 digi cam, which on occassion takes absolutely amazing pics.. most of the time it takes alright pics. A buddy of mine has some kind of bazooka cam, some kind of Nikon or something... I'll post comparison pics sometime when I dig his pics out. Amazing, even through glass.
  9. Ksqrd

    Ksqrd New Member

    Fuji Finepix 3800...works well enough for our first digital.
    I really want to get a digital SLR.
    Axe, know any good ones, you seem to be somewhat of a photography guru :)

    There is no money for it right now, so I have not done any research...maybe this summer. *crosses fingers*
  10. Axe

    Axe Embryo

    D100 or D70 are both good ones, but it really depends on how much you're looking to spend. Nikon just dropped the price of the D2h down from $3299 to $1999 a week or so ago :D
  11. stormyva

    stormyva Embryo

    I had a chance to try out the Nikon 80-400 VR the other day.... that thing was awesome! Wow what a difference the VR made!
    Next time I have $1500 to drop thats what I am getting ;D
  12. Axe

    Axe Embryo

    $1500? You can get it for $1000-1200 if you shop around.

    Actually, from what I gather, you're better off using the 70-200 f/2.8 VR and using a 2x Tele (the Kenko Pro 300 2x Tele is absolutely outstanding, and better than the Nikon ones by all accounts).

    Then you'll get 140-400mm f/5.6 (although, it'll be a 210-600mm equivalent FOV at f/5.6), which requires a SLIGHTLY slower shutter speed (but no problem with the VR enabled), but is a much sharper image with better contrast than the straight 80-400mm VR.

    The 70-200mm f/2.8 VR is a coupla hundred bucks more expensive than the 80-400mm, but again, on the 70-200mm range it's f/2.8 instead of f/4, so you can get much faster shutter speeds to really stop the action.
  13. stormyva

    stormyva Embryo

    I liked the range that the 80-400 offered... but when I end up with the money to spend I will try out to the 70-200 too.
    Geees photography is an expensive hobby.
  14. KLiK

    KLiK Member

    ...yea.....i use my Nextel i860 camera phone lol
  15. Axe

    Axe Embryo

    Yeah, but the 70-200mm will also give that range with a 2x teleconverter.

    Either the 80-400 or 70-200+Tele will give you 400mm f/5.6, but the70-200 will do it much sharper.

    The majority of people I know that bought the 80-400mm ended up selling it and getting the 70-200 (and losing a coupla hundred bucks on the resale value of the 80-400 in the process).
  16. Ancie

    Ancie Embryo

    I have a very cheap Minolta S414
    for the money I paid for it it takes pretty nice pictures.
  17. jethro

    jethro Embryo

    axe is that king cobra venomous cause i don't think i would want that thing as a pet :)
  18. jethro

    jethro Embryo

    i mean like has it been milked or something to where it don't have venom anymore?
  19. xile

    xile Embryo

    You can have the venom glands removed if you want.

  20. Axe

    Axe Embryo

    You can have the venom glands removed (a snake that's had that done is called a venomoid), however it is an absolutely barbaric procedure (often performed in some idiot's garage, not in a sterile vet's surgery) and is nothing less than mutilation.

    It's seriously frowned upon by any serious keeper.

    Yes, that King Cobra was fully venomous.

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