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Any Photographers Here? Name Your Gear.

Postby westatlantaguy » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:01 pm

Anyone else in here who's into photography? No, no, it doesn't count if you place web ads on Craigs List to take naked photos of guys "for free". I'm talking anyone who enjoys photography as a serious hobby, or even those who do it to earn cash on a semi-pro or a living on a pro level.

If so, what level of experience are you at? What do you shoot with, and what do you take shots of personally or professionally? Anything you'd be first in line for if you won the lottery? :wink:

I have a "regular" full time job, but do stock photography on the side. For those who are unfamiliar, basically I just take shots of anything and everything that I think people might need for a flier, ad, promo, etc. I "sell" the rights to use them on a limited basis on various stock photo sites. They're like a photo library... people who need a pic of something go to one, type in what they're looking for in a search field, results pop up, they pick what they want, pay for it, and you get a percentage of it. etc etc.

What I shoot with:

The Canon 40D digital SLR..
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When I don't like to carry around a ton of stuff, I use the (now older) Sony R1. Similar to a DSLR, but you can't change the lens, but it does have a flip-up LCD which is pretty neat for taking odd angle shots.
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So, what about you? Remember, it's the quality of results that matter... not the size. :wink:
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Postby DeckApe » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:58 pm

I still use a Canon AE-1 for my serious photography, and I'm trying desperately (and, I suspect, in vain) to keep slide film in production.
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Postby westatlantaguy » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:54 pm

DeckApe wrote:I still use a Canon AE-1 for my serious photography, and I'm trying desperately (and, I suspect, in vain) to keep slide film in production.


I don't think film/slide is going to disappear like some think. Digital is just replacing film in *certain applications*. Film will always be around, if anything, falling into more of a "fine art" category type of thing than anything else, but never dead.
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Postby solat » Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:34 pm

I gave my traditional SLR stuff to the sallies along with all my developing gear. Part of the reason was that photographic paper's expensive and hard to get.

Photography's just a hobby these days and I usually buy stock or occasionally take the pics myself for work jobs.

If you're interested in showing your stuff, the PHOTOS ABOUT NOTHING thread in User's Forum is the place to post in.
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Postby edu999 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:27 am

Nikon D70s currently.

Nikon D300 in a couple of months. (If my wallet cooperates.)
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Postby bootdude » Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:33 pm

I'm strictly an amateur photographer, but I love it. Sometimes on vacation, I come home with over 1,000 pictures. Maybe more if I've attended a rodeo with hot cowboys present! :wink:

But I'm not really into technology all that much, so I probably can't provide as much info as some of you. My camera is a Sony SuperSteadyShot which I've had for just over three years. It has 12x optical zoom and 48x digital zoom, which I really like. My camera also takes okay video footage.

I went looking at videocameras a few months ago and was told that cameras can now do 800x digital zoom? I think maybe I didn't understand what the camera/videocam can do because 800x digital is a bit more than 48x!!!

My camera looks something like this...

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(I'm a Sony junkie...)
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Postby dracuscalico » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:40 pm

You could start your own website. Rodeo Meat, Rodeo Beef, Rodeo Hunks, Rodeo Men, Rodeo Studs, Rodeo Bulge, Rodeo Butt, Rodeo Raw, etc etc etc...and just take closeups of body parts and categorize them on your website. Have people vote for best face, upper body,legs, butt, bulge, sex appeal et cetera and keep a running tally. You could take all the riders and put them in brackets, just like in competiton, but the people log in VOTE their favorites from each matched pair into the next bracket!
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Postby cumminsturbo88 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:09 pm

I just use a little Kodak easyshare Z812IS. I just take pictures as a hobby I've sold a few. Check them out on my myspace.


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Postby njguy5 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:48 pm

I use a Canon D40 also. I am really just a hobbist, but I have sold a few too. I don't want to really do that yet, because I make more money in my day job :)

My general speciality is the U.S. Desert Southwest...mostly Red Rocks and the Canyons (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico). But, I will do any outdoor landscape. Alaska is my other favorite.
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Postby butch » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:52 pm

Butch is a photographer, but I don't use silver based stuff, anymore.

I worked in commercial professional photography, in Toronto. I have photographed cars, stars, famous people, food, beautiful men and women and factories, and everything in between.

I sold my hasselblad to buy a hi8 camera before they became obsolete so I could watch my home made porno movies of me and my straight boyfriend and have a camera, too.

When I retired, in '97 I gave him about $25,000 worth of gear. A full darkroom, my 4x5 and all my lenses. He works as a pro in New York these days and is, can it be possible?... middle aged, already. Well, I'm not the 15 year old I think I am, any more, either.

Current plans are to use a logitech auto focus 2 megapixel webcam and my netbook to make some films for youtube. I have thousands of negs that I may some day find time to re-photograph digitally with a macro on a new digital SLR... faster than scanning.

I've touched Rob Lowe. That was fun... we were photographing him.

My male nude photos have been published in Germany, England, Italy, Netherlands, and USA, including Freshman magazine.

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Re: Any Photographers Here? Name Your Gear.

Postby carguy60 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:19 pm

I'm a frelance automotive journalist in my spare time, so I use a Cannon Rebel XT to do my photo shoots.
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Re: Any Photographers Here? Name Your Gear.

Postby edu999 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:15 pm

I bought a Nikon D300S a few months ago, and I absolutely love it. With it I got the fantastic 18-200 mm lens with vibration reduction. I also have a 35mm prime and a 105-300mm zoom, both AF Nikkor. I used to have a Nikon D70S but I sold it on Craigslist.
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Re: Any Photographers Here? Name Your Gear.

Postby ispeaktexan » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:30 pm

I am an amateur photographer. Usually just take pictures of landscapes and when i'm with friends.
I was on a low budget for a camera. So I bought a Lumix fz35. But I have to say it is one hell of a camera. It has a good feature set, love the manual mode. And it cranks out some good pictures.
I love it, especially 18x optical zoom, and 72x digital. Even at full 72x zoom I can get clear pictures thanks to the image stabilization system. I'm glad I went with this one.
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Re: Any Photographers Here? Name Your Gear.

Postby rlb2444 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:13 am

I have had a Nikon D3 since it was introduced. I am in the process of downsizing lenses. When you add the 2.8 zooms to it the camera becomes too heavy and bulky. Add a tripod and some other items and it's crazy. The single focal length lenses are perfect. I have had quite a few digital cameras but this one is extraordinary. I like shooing people, street photography and landscapes with unusual lighting and conditions.
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Re: Any Photographers Here? Name Your Gear.

Postby edu999 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:44 pm

I need an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for my D300S. Can't decide between the 10-24mm or the 12-24mm. They're roughly the same price...
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Re: Any Photographers Here? Name Your Gear.

Postby djflan » Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:37 pm

Canon 5D MKII
Canon 580 ExII

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8
Canon EF 100mm Maco USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM II

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