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Title: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: V8Beast on April 24, 2012, 11:18:59 PM
In light of all the doom-and-gloom regarding the POS known as the 5DIII, let's try to lighten the mood, shall we :)? Since some people seem convinced that it's impossible to create art with only 11.7 stops of DR, and the 5DIII's pathetic hardware specs are limiting their creative execution, I propose posting your best images captured with less-than-stellar gear. It can really be anything, whether it's a point-and-shoot, xxD, Rebel, or just something that used to be a fine tool, but is too old to capture great images anymore (ie 1DII, 1DsII). As we all know, cameras that used to be cutting edge suddenly stop taking great images once a newer model comes out. Images from current crop bodies are very welcome, since everyone knows you can't take a decent image with a crop :o

Some of these have already been posted before, so I apologize in advance. These are far from the best shots in the world and some are far from great, but hey, they aren't out-of-focus snap shots of overweight felines taken with $3,000 bodies, either :) I know this might be better placed in the Images and Videos gallery, but since this forum has the highest concentration of whiners, I hope we can keep it here :) Let's see what those POS Canon sensors can do ;D

G7 in harsh middle-of-the-day light. Planning involved stepping out of car, pointing, and shooting.
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/IMG_4420.jpg)

G7 with window light diffused through a sheet
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/06.jpg)

20D with an embarrassingly slow 70-200 f/4
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/Parts/IMG_1224.jpg)

20D with a junk 28-135 kit lens under cave-like stadium lights
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/65.jpg)

20D somehow managing a lot of DR
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p227/V8Beast/Cars/02-1.jpg)

20D, reflector, a couple Vivitar 285s, and cheap Hong Kong radio triggers
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/07b.jpg)

1DII with only 1 cross-type sensor. Ack!!!!
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/_MG_0906.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: sparda79 on April 25, 2012, 01:10:40 AM
From my old EOS 1000D
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4009/4622690339_4d6ec9febe_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/4622690339/)
Macaque 003 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/4622690339/#) by Sparda (AMT) (http://www.flickr.com/people/sparda79/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: ramon123 on April 25, 2012, 01:35:45 AM
I have some from my IXUS bought in 1999!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: smithy on April 25, 2012, 08:31:34 AM
Ooh photos with cheap gear - I can do that!

Both photos taken with the original Digital Rebel (EOS 300D).  Six megapixels of glory.  The Venice photo was shot with the stock 18-55mm lens, without a tripod; it was just sitting on a pier.  The lizard was photographed somewhere in Croatia using my 'up-market' 70-200mm f/4L.  No IS on that baby.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: BillyBean on April 25, 2012, 09:00:41 AM
Nice idea !

But if you really want to be a cheapskate, film is the way to go !!

Following was taken on a £40 Canonet QL17, and Fuji Acros 100 B&W film...
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: tomscott on April 25, 2012, 09:06:58 AM
350D :D Loved it had a go with it the other week and thought wow how did I use this... ;p

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5145/5618960416_b270d88540_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21659364@N02/5618960416/)
Allium (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21659364@N02/5618960416/#) by tom_scott88 (http://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5054/5571274759_1b40a84f13_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21659364@N02/5571274759/)
M3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21659364@N02/5571274759/#) by tom_scott88 (http://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5301/5571322757_be28032a4b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21659364@N02/5571322757/)
M3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21659364@N02/5571322757/#) by tom_scott88 (http://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: melbournite on April 25, 2012, 09:25:59 AM
Great subject.  Well, this is from my first digital camera in 2000, a Sony S70 3.3mp and I didn't shoot at full resolution because my computer couldn't handle it!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: pdirestajr on April 25, 2012, 09:33:40 AM
1000D + EF-s 55-250IS
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2467/3744950340_943eb5eea0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3744950340/)
man (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3744950340/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr

1000D + EF-s 55-250IS
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2716/4148332767_d23f3746d1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/4148332767/)
green army man (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/4148332767/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr

1000D + kit lens
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2169/3540222767_2c83603124_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3540222767/)
Church light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3540222767/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr

1000D + kit lens
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2466/3575570945_3d9ba59a38_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3575570945/)
Florence view (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3575570945/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: PhilDrinkwater on April 25, 2012, 09:35:28 AM
S95 from RAW:

(http://www.phildweddingphotography.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/switzerland-driving-roads-6.jpg)

(http://www.phildweddingphotography.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/switzerland-driving-roads-10.jpg)

More here: http://www.phildweddingphotography.co.uk/index.php/2011/06/switzerland-passes-landscape/ (http://www.phildweddingphotography.co.uk/index.php/2011/06/switzerland-passes-landscape/)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: SHOX! on April 25, 2012, 09:45:44 AM
Great topic, all four photos has taken by 550D and cheapest lens...

(http://fotoo.pl//out.php/i212866_img-1091.jpg)
(http://fotoo.pl//out.php/i212867_hala4.jpg)
(http://fotoo.pl//out.php/i212868_mostredzinski1680-7c.jpg)
(http://fotoo.pl//out.php/i212869_52.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: 4D on April 25, 2012, 09:55:31 AM
350D, an old 70-300 film lens for the cheetah and 18-55 kit for the rowing shot.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: adebrophy on April 25, 2012, 10:13:50 AM
Love this topic!

This is from a 350D with a £150 Tamron 70-300.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: daveheinzel on April 25, 2012, 10:21:11 AM
Great topic.

(http://www.daveheinzel.com/files/photos/50_300949.jpg)
Canon AE-1, 28mm Vivitar

(http://www.daveheinzel.com/files/photos/66_301233.jpg)
Canon EOS 3, 70-200 2.8 IS II

(http://www.daveheinzel.com/files/photos/66_301225.jpg)
Canon EOS 3, 70-200 2.8 IS II

(http://www.daveheinzel.com/files/photos/28_300294.jpg)
Canon AE-1, 28mm Vivitar
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: DianeK on April 25, 2012, 10:33:16 AM
60D with 20 year old 100-300
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: pdirestajr on April 25, 2012, 10:42:19 AM
And something really cheap & old.
4 megapixel Powershot SD10!
(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/23/35145026_f5145e74e7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/35145026/)
Lex reading in Maui (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/35145026/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: jabbott on April 25, 2012, 10:50:33 AM
(http://monogon.org/gfx/moon_dc3400.jpg)
The moon, shot with a 2 megapixel Kodak DC3400 held up to the eyepiece of a Coulter Odyssey 8" telescope.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: AJ on April 25, 2012, 11:08:02 AM
I'm glad for this thread!

Canon 300D plus 20/2.8, stitched.

We climbed a mountain called East Peak.  The temp did not go above -20C/0F all day, and there were gale-force winds at the summit.  My gear functioned flawlessly.

(http://www.arievandervelden.com/CampbellIcefield/EastPkPano.jpg)

El Remate, Guatemala.  40C plus super high humidity.  300D plus Tamron 17-50

(http://www.arievandervelden.com/Guatemala/CRW_6708.jpg)

Florence, Italy.  400D, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6

(http://www.arievandervelden.com/Italy/8629ArnoRiver2.jpg)

Canon 300D, Canon 20/2.8, and a drugstore tripod.

(http://www.arievandervelden.com/Landscape/IceAndFire.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: wockawocka on April 25, 2012, 11:23:14 AM
This thread is a legend in the making.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: daveheinzel on April 25, 2012, 11:43:21 AM
Not to pooh-pooh, but the implication is "my shots are as good as yours even though I'm shooting with crap. Still, I don't see a lot of shots taken under challenging conditions. I have some really good shots taken with a 450D, but they are shots with subjects that don't move with pretty light. Even iPhones take great shots under those conditions. I'm not buying a 5D3 or a d800 to shoots sunsets and flowers.

To me, the implication is that you don't need cutting-edge gear to create enjoyable photographs. It's not so much about extremes as it is about just chilling out and enjoying some photos. It's a breath of fresh air to put the latest gear and rumors aside and just look at some photos for a change.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: tomscott on April 25, 2012, 11:43:54 AM
Here we go....  >:(

Can we not just enjoy one thread without the BS! Jeese.

Half of the people on here need to realise this isnt a forum for pros it is for everyone and this attitude to the latest and greatest is rubbish. Photography should be enjoyed by everyone regardless of their kit and not to be fealt inferior for it.

One of my favourite motor sport photographers (Dennis Noten) still uses a 450D and a 40D and check out his flickr stream. Incredible.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/denniske/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/denniske/)

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Kamera Obscura on April 25, 2012, 12:09:10 PM
G10,

dario.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Hadam on April 25, 2012, 12:12:32 PM
Canon 20D + Tamron 18-250:
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: BillyBean on April 25, 2012, 12:13:59 PM
Not to pooh-pooh, but the implication is "my shots are as good as yours even though I'm shooting with crap. Still, I don't see a lot of shots taken under challenging conditions. I have some really good shots taken with a 450D, but they are shots with subjects that don't move with pretty light. Even iPhones take great shots under those conditions. I'm not buying a 5D3 or a d800 to shoots sunsets and flowers.

I think you missed the point slightly. This thread is not saying new cameras are not any better (I'm planning on a 5D3 purchase shortly myself). What I took the meaning to be is 'get out and enjoy yourself, improve your technique, and you will get *even more* out of a new more capable camera'.

But as you've laid the gauntlet down, so to speak, take a look at these, shot indoors, in very contrasty but essentially low light, of very fast and random moving fencers. Kit is an EOS3 film camera, with various lenses, including 70-200 f4, 15mm fisheye. Film, if memory serves, was Tri-X. I'm sure I could have done technically better with a high ISO 5D3, but what the heck, I enjoyed it, I'm happy with the results - very challenging, and it stretched me quite a bit to get these.

http://www.shakespearesswords.org.uk/#/picture-gallery/4558213783 (http://www.shakespearesswords.org.uk/#/picture-gallery/4558213783)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: MiceBass on April 25, 2012, 12:22:04 PM
I have been lurking as a guest on this forum for some time, but the greatness of this thread has convinced me to sign up.

The first two of these were taken on my ancient 400d with (I think) a kit lens. The third was taken on a Powershot 1000. Now I have a 5D3, but seem travel to fun places less frequently.

(Here's hoping the attachments work!)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Kernuak on April 25, 2012, 12:46:40 PM
Going right back to 1994 on my Dad's Praktika (my Zenith was too heavy to take) for the first one, then the second two were with my first DSLR, the 400D. The log cabin is still my most viewed image by a signficant margin.

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: cnewley on April 25, 2012, 01:04:26 PM
Canon G10
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5291/5585979013_533373d1b6.jpg)

Canon G10
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4108/5081641191_535c0b8ee6.jpg)

Canon G10
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5106/5585973903_d42325c95b.jpg)

Canon G10
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4013/5082306138_604577dec5.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: insanitybeard on April 25, 2012, 01:18:15 PM
AJ, that last picture with the mountains and the beautiful pink sky is magnificent. Where was it?
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: AJ on April 25, 2012, 01:22:18 PM
Upper Kananaskis Lake, west of Calgary, Canada.  Shot in early December.  The funny looking clouds are due to high winds aloft.  These winds can set up an inversion resulting in valley clouds.

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: preppyak on April 25, 2012, 01:48:45 PM
It's not so much about extremes as it is about just chilling out and enjoying some photos. It's a breath of fresh air to put the latest gear and rumors aside and just look at some photos for a change.
Plus, the beauty of getting those photos is you also get to experience those things. And a reminder that the best picture is the one you took because you had a camera there, even if it wasn't the best camera.

I don't even need a picture, I just REALLY want to sit and see that sunset in AJ's last picture. The pink is so vivid and textured.

Canon 20D + Tamron 18-250:
Well, now I have to rethink the idea that a super-zoom can't give a sharp picture at its widest end. That lion picture is excellent.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: smirkypants on April 25, 2012, 01:52:03 PM
Not to pooh-pooh, but the implication is "my shots are as good as yours even though I'm shooting with crap. Still, I don't see a lot of shots taken under challenging conditions. I have some really good shots taken with a 450D, but they are shots with subjects that don't move with pretty light. Even iPhones take great shots under those conditions. I'm not buying a 5D3 or a d800 to shoots sunsets and flowers.

To me, the implication is that you don't need cutting-edge gear to create enjoyable photographs. It's not so much about extremes as it is about just chilling out and enjoying some photos. It's a breath of fresh air to put the latest gear and rumors aside and just look at some photos for a change.
Sorry. The cat peed in my corn flakes this morning and an important client canceled a shoot. Didn't mean to be an a-hole. Carry on with your fine photographs.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: V8Beast on April 25, 2012, 02:29:51 PM
Stunning work, folks. Please keep it coming :)



1000D + kit lens
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2169/3540222767_2c83603124_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3540222767/)
Church light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3540222767/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr


This shot is blowing my mind. Was there much post processing work involved to make the beam of light stand out like that?
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: edawg on April 25, 2012, 02:30:33 PM
Great topic!

canon rebel xti

(http://www.edgrahamphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/zurichnoise1.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: alipaulphotography on April 25, 2012, 02:34:08 PM
Me likely this thread.


Bought an olympus OM-2 with a 50mm f/1.4 for £80. All shot on £4 a roll tri-X.

5DIII is overrated.


(http://alipaul.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Tri-X-008.jpg)

(http://alipaul.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Tri-X-039.jpg)

(http://alipaul.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Tri-X-006.jpg)

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: John MARK on April 25, 2012, 02:40:20 PM
@ V8Beast : thank you so much for starting such a relaxing thread !!

During the past weeks, I was considering starting something like "Is (or was) there a life without a 5D III ?"

Now you launched it, good job !!

Just posting one shot tonight, might come back later with more from my archives.

And let's have fun...  anybody wanna guess what camera shot this one  ?   

Cheers from France to everybody   :)

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RichATL on April 25, 2012, 03:13:52 PM
Rebel T2i

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7011/6650652539_156db9d975_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/6650652539/)
WhiteWash Editorial 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/6650652539/#) by RichMeade (http://www.flickr.com/people/richmeade/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: davidson on April 25, 2012, 03:15:19 PM
been a lurker for a long long, finally got up the courage to share my sub par images taken with my cheapo gear. all taken with rebel xt
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RuneL on April 25, 2012, 03:22:19 PM
10D
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3472/3389928332_a30a8a0976_z.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3074/2964559417_c64aee4218_z.jpg)

(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1254/1449259535_f03cc5b7c3_z.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3171/2965419212_b018dc4b9a_z.jpg?zz=1)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3304/3527036252_d81b5b0e52_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: V8Beast on April 25, 2012, 03:27:48 PM
Rebel T2i

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7011/6650652539_156db9d975_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/6650652539/)
WhiteWash Editorial 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/6650652539/#) by RichMeade (http://www.flickr.com/people/richmeade/), on Flickr

Come on now. You can't tease us with one pic of a lady that looks like that and then leave us hanging ;D
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: wellfedCanuck on April 25, 2012, 03:33:51 PM
Upper Kananaskis Lake, west of Calgary, Canada.  Shot in early December.  The funny looking clouds are due to high winds aloft.  These winds can set up an inversion resulting in valley clouds.
They also create wicked turbulence aloft.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Kernuak on April 25, 2012, 03:50:53 PM
Sometimes older equipment can force you to think outside the box too. I probably would never have considered this idea if I hadn't already pushed the ISO higher than I would like on the 40D at ISO 1250.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: zim on April 25, 2012, 04:10:58 PM
As this is was with my current camera and I don’t recall thinking mmm…. this is cheap when I bought it I’m not sure if this pic is valid but I just wanted to join in and feel the love  ;D

Great shout for a topic, well done

500D + kit lens
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: pdirestajr on April 25, 2012, 04:29:20 PM
Stunning work, folks. Please keep it coming :)



1000D + kit lens
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2169/3540222767_2c83603124_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3540222767/)
Church light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3540222767/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr


This shot is blowing my mind. Was there much post processing work involved to make the beam of light stand out like that?

Thanks! I'm not religious, but being in Rome, in that church, with a Michelangelo statue of Christ behind me & that light coming through... was mind blowing to me too!

Not too much was done in post. I shot RAW, pushed the shadows to bring out more info in the church, applied some mid-tone contrast to bring out the texture, and added a bit of dodging & burning "to taste" (pushed beam a bit & reduced light hitting ceiling to bring attention down).

Here is the original:
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3554/3408012297_84b9840441_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3408012297/)
santa maria sopra minerva (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3408012297/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: dawgfanjeff on April 25, 2012, 05:01:32 PM
Great thread. I was just running through mine to see how/if a 5DIII would improve things:)

350D (rebel xt) 28-135 (non L--GASP!)

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/102/291166611_d73fa7ce4f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffd/291166611/)
Sunset in San Francisco Bay (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffd/291166611/#) by dawgfanjeff (http://www.flickr.com/people/jeffd/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: fohtohz on April 25, 2012, 05:41:38 PM
60d, not sure if old enough, but cheaper than 5d iii :-)


(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5463/6917643602_097ef46669_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fohtohz/6917643602/)
montreal (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fohtohz/6917643602/#) by fohtohz (http://www.flickr.com/people/fohtohz/), on Flickr


(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5455/7062192521_84322223b0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fohtohz/7062192521/)
7733 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fohtohz/7062192521/#) by fohtohz (http://www.flickr.com/people/fohtohz/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7067/6998821163_a58f8c61fe_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fohtohz/6998821163/)
st patrick's day parade  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fohtohz/6998821163/#) by fohtohz (http://www.flickr.com/people/fohtohz/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: elflord on April 25, 2012, 05:45:32 PM
In light of all the doom-and-gloom regarding the POS known as the 5DIII, let's try to lighten the mood, shall we :)? Since some people seem convinced that it's impossible to create art with only 11.7 stops of DR, and the 5DIII's pathetic hardware specs are limiting their creative execution, I propose posting your best images captured with less-than-stellar gear. It can really be anything, whether it's a point-and-shoot, xxD, Rebel, or just something that used to be a fine tool, but is too old to capture great images anymore (ie 1DII, 1DsII). As we all know, cameras that used to be cutting edge suddenly stop taking great images once a newer model comes out. Images from current crop bodies are very welcome, since everyone knows you can't take a decent image with a crop :o

Thanks for posting this thread -- one thing about rumors forums is that people tend to get a bit obsessive about the latest technical upgrades. Some of my favorite family pictures were taken with a Rebel XS and the 50mm f/1.4.

Here's one with some really cheap gear that I liked. Powershot A60, using the timer (not exactly the best camera for "low light"). The flash on this thing was useless, so I needed to carefully place sources of continuous lighting to get the picture lit the way I wanted it. This was taken before I knew anything about photography, the composition could be better but was really focusing on getting the face lit the way I wanted it.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Leadfingers on April 25, 2012, 06:19:15 PM
The Smithsonian Institute, as we walked by in December 2008.

Taken with a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

rawr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: JRS on April 25, 2012, 06:21:43 PM
All with the old Canon PowerShot A60, 2mp, my first digital camera.

(http://www.usefilm.com/images/9/5/4/954/244382-large.jpg)

(http://www.usefilm.com/images/8/4/7/847/216901-large.jpg)

(http://www.usefilm.com/images/9/5/1/951/243632-large.jpg)

(http://www.usefilm.com/images/1/8/5/9/1859/476045-large.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: V8Beast on April 25, 2012, 07:12:06 PM
60d, not sure if old enough, but cheaper than 5d iii :-)

I love seeing images taken with crop sensors that stomp what lesser photographers can take with a full-frame body :) This is coming from a full-frame guy. I don't know many pros that start their careers with a huge budget, and as expensive as camera gear is, crop bodies are a great gateway for pros to get started in their business endeavors. Of course, that makes them great for hobbyists as well.

Great shots. The city scape is very nicely done. 
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: dhaas on April 25, 2012, 08:25:14 PM
Canon Rebel XT

18-55mm EF-S Kit Lens

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Orion on April 25, 2012, 08:45:15 PM
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4076/4909277060_26b533fb77_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/valentino_antonio/4909277060/)
The Happening (http://www.flickr.com/photos/valentino_antonio/4909277060/#)

Taken with old fuji film camera . . the kind where you had to hold down the green button to charge the camera for another shot. . . Damn we're so spoiled these days!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: fohtohz on April 25, 2012, 08:54:11 PM
60d, not sure if old enough, but cheaper than 5d iii :-)


Great shots. The city scape is very nicely done.

thanks :-) , these newer crop cameras t3i/60d/7d are great alternatives with 90% the image quality for less than half the price.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: GDub on April 25, 2012, 09:06:49 PM
First shot: Golden Gate Bridge at night. Canon T21 w/Canon EF-S 15-85mm. Tripod? Nah, just rested the camera on a wooden railing.

Second shot: Musical still life. Canon G11, handheld from the front row.

All very high tech! ;)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RLPhoto on April 25, 2012, 10:35:28 PM
Here is a Horrible Camera, I Present the Kodak DC3200 1 Megapixel camera! Its Terrible! No control over exposure what so ever! Not even an exposure comp setting! :o I always have to trick the camera by pointing at another area and exposing for another scene!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Christian_Stella on April 25, 2012, 11:25:39 PM
This thread just makes me want to start a contest where everyone has to use the same horrible camera and present their best image with no post-production.

Something like the new cardboard Ikea digital camera would be perfect... it'll probably sell for something like $8.  http://www.petapixel.com/2012/04/24/cardboard-digital-camera-by-ikea/ (http://www.petapixel.com/2012/04/24/cardboard-digital-camera-by-ikea/)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Aglet on April 26, 2012, 12:15:08 AM
"Old, cheap gear" doesn't mean SLR to me.  ;D

Before I went into DSLR I used a variety of compact PnS cameras for everyday shooting. I enjoyed the immediacy of the results and often like to explore their limitations.  Especially handy when shooting night scenes.


Hang glider launching was shot with a 2MP Canon PowerShot A20 - and it made the cover of a magazine in 2002.

Colorful little flowers were shot with a Panasonic DMC-LZ1 - I bought it new in a box for $100 at a clearance sale at my local camera shop, a very fun little camera with the stabilized 6x zoom but it didn't run for long on 2 AA batteries.

aurora was shot from my backyard with a 2MP Canon PowerShot A40 - YAY!  It had a manual mode!  which is why I upgraded to it from the A20

Lightning strikes were shot with a 5MP Canon PowerShot A610 using a cheap tripod I had with me while travelling.  I made a lot of use of this little camera, it was very capable and I still pull it out on occasion.

Hmmm... I still have ALL these oldies, not really worth the effort to sell them.

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Tcapp on April 26, 2012, 12:19:30 AM
This thread just makes me want to start a contest where everyone has to use the same horrible camera and present their best image with no post-production.

Something like the new cardboard Ikea digital camera would be perfect... it'll probably sell for something like $8.  http://www.petapixel.com/2012/04/24/cardboard-digital-camera-by-ikea/ (http://www.petapixel.com/2012/04/24/cardboard-digital-camera-by-ikea/)

I want one of those!!! I second the idea of a photo contest with those! :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: dirtcastle on April 26, 2012, 01:00:19 AM
FANTASTIC SHOTS!!

I agree... this is a legendary post in the making.

Big up to everyone posting shots on this thread. There's just too many great shots to even both picking specific ones.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: V8Beast on April 26, 2012, 01:30:55 AM
Big up to everyone posting shots on this thread. There's just too many great shots to even both picking specific ones.

I second that remark. If I tried to single out all the great images posted here, all you'd see is a bunch of redundant "that's a sweet shot" posts.

These images have restored my faith in the online photographic community. For every person harping on tech specs and speculating how those specs might affect their photography in theory, there seems to be many others using their gear to the fullest for its intended purpose: creating beautiful art :)

I think the Ikea camera contest thingy is a great idea as well! If it happens, there will be some stiff competition indeed!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: pete vella on April 26, 2012, 03:00:23 AM
Canon xt/350d 55-200 usmii
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: ramon123 on April 26, 2012, 04:30:31 AM
wow that's a great shot
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: madmailman on April 26, 2012, 05:25:34 AM
The thread title is a bit of a conundrum. Because I took the pic below with a old Kodak 2.1 MP camera that cost almost as much as my 7D. So it's old but it was NOT cheap.  :o

(http://www.mybroadband.co.za/photos/data/500/DCP_5069.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Christian_Stella on April 26, 2012, 07:59:47 AM
This is one of the first photographs I ever took from the week I first got a camera.  It was a FujiPix A210 3.2MP PnS circa 2004.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: gmrza on April 26, 2012, 08:06:43 AM
EOS 650
- with Sigma 70-210 (Hey, that's all I could afford as a student!)
- with 50mm f/1.4, Speedlite 430EZ - incidentally, shot last year.

Oh, and when I bought the EOS 650, I didn't feel it was cheap!  Again, that was on a student's budget!

Not earth-shattering photos, but I am fond of them.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Christian_Stella on April 26, 2012, 08:07:17 AM
This is a fun one not necessarily meant to show a great picture... Here are three pictures of the same statue (Rape of the Sabine Woman) in Florence, Italy that I took in three different years as I learned more about photography and upgraded equipment.

The first photo was taken in 2007 with a Panasonic DMC-FZ5 PnS.

The second photo was taken in 2009 with a Canon XTi and the kit lens.

The third photo was taken in 2010 with the Canon 5d mark ii and a 24-105L.

I plan on taking my 5d3 and a Zeiss lens next year!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: sparda79 on April 26, 2012, 10:05:15 AM
Another monkey shot from my 1st DSLR, EOS 1000D & kit lens 18-55

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2604/4045135120_2deffe0af1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/4045135120/)
A mother's love (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/4045135120/#) by Sparda (AMT) (http://www.flickr.com/people/sparda79/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: mws on April 26, 2012, 11:37:21 AM
Great thread. Just goes to show that while the latest and greatest gear is fun, it doesn't always a good photo make…..
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RLPhoto on April 26, 2012, 06:03:41 PM
Its threads like these that weed out the true photographers from the Measurebators.

Give me any camera and I'll squeeze a Great photo from it.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: nitsujwalker on April 26, 2012, 07:32:45 PM
Great thread!  It's fun going back through the archives and remembering that it's not about the gear, but about the photos!


1st powershot.. sd990?  not sure
2nd xsi with 55-250
3rd Nikon FG with unknown film
4rth Nikon FG unknown film
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: V8Beast on April 26, 2012, 07:43:19 PM
I automatically go into "snap shot" mode when I'm on vacation and bust out the G7, but sometimes luck transcends laziness :) In this shot, light reflecting off the windows of an adjacent building cast just the right amount of beautifully soft light onto this landmark. 

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/Stuff/IMG_5592.jpg)

The sun was directly overhead in this shot, but it actually hit the columns at an oblique angle to make the light far less harsh than you'd expect at this time of day.

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/Stuff/IMG_5595.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: distant.star on April 26, 2012, 08:34:01 PM
Its threads like these that weed out the true photographers from the Measurebators.


That's funny!!

Thanks.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: davidson on April 26, 2012, 08:34:11 PM
This is a fun one not necessarily meant to show a great picture... Here are three pictures of the same statue (Rape of the Sabine Woman) in Florence, Italy that I took in three different years as I learned more about photography and upgraded equipment.

The first photo was taken in 2007 with a Panasonic DMC-FZ5 PnS.

The second photo was taken in 2009 with a Canon XTi and the kit lens.

The third photo was taken in 2010 with the Canon 5d mark ii and a 24-105L.

I plan on taking my 5d3 and a Zeiss lens next year!



i love the progression and growth in these three shots....good job
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Scott on April 26, 2012, 08:59:20 PM
This is still one of my favourite photos i've ever taken. It was shot with my first dslr a Canon 450d with a Sigma 10-20mm.

Looking back through my old photos, they seem to be better than the photos i'm taking now with my 5dii. Something's not right here...

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3286/3547440267_fb0ba1782a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20719570@N04/3547440267/)
Queen Victoria Building - stairs 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20719570@N04/3547440267/#) by Scott_Henry (http://www.flickr.com/people/20719570@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: V8Beast on April 26, 2012, 09:05:24 PM
This is still one of my favourite photos i've ever taken. It was shot with my first dslr a Canon 450d with a Sigma 10-20mm.

Looking back through my old photos, they seem to be better than the photos i'm taking now with my 5dii. Something's not right here...

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3286/3547440267_fb0ba1782a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20719570@N04/3547440267/)
Queen Victoria Building - stairs 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20719570@N04/3547440267/#) by Scott_Henry (http://www.flickr.com/people/20719570@N04/), on Flickr

I love the color and composition in this one. Move the camera just a few feet to the left, right, forward, or backward and the composition would be completely different. Looks like you got it just right. I find how the staircases create a vanishing point effect to be quite brilliant. Nice work :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: picturesbyme on April 26, 2012, 09:11:32 PM
(http://atlanticpicture.com/img/s5/v4/p997928604-3.jpg) (http://atlanticpicture.com/img/s1/v6/p880101680-3.jpg)
Oly C8080 8MP and OlyC2100 2.1MP

(http://atlanticpicture.com/img/s5/v4/p803325189-3.jpg)
Not like it's any good, but I kept it for the memories it brings back...
This was a Sony Mavica 1.4MP which recorded to a Floppy disk :)


http://atlanticpicture.com/ (http://atlanticpicture.com/)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Janco on April 26, 2012, 09:13:14 PM
Same here with old photos being better. I guess it's also the fact that I'm very critical with my photos and tend to look at them for some time again and again also during postprocessing. I tend to focus on the bad things of them when I've seen them too much. After a half year of new photos, I'm back in love with the (then) old ones.

And hey, great photo! QVB is destined for such shots!!



........
Looking back through my old photos, they seem to be better than the photos i'm taking now with my 5dii. Something's not right here...

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3286/3547440267_fb0ba1782a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20719570@N04/3547440267/)
Queen Victoria Building - stairs 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20719570@N04/3547440267/#) by Scott_Henry (http://www.flickr.com/people/20719570@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RichATL on April 26, 2012, 09:41:27 PM
Posted one with the Rebel...
Now here's one with the new Hotness (5d3), and an old lens 28-70mm 2.8L  (circa 1993)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5349/6948933706_c99ff498db_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/6948933706/)
Tara2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/6948933706/#) by RichMeade (http://www.flickr.com/people/richmeade/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: DJL329 on April 26, 2012, 10:29:34 PM
Great thread!

Here's a favorite shot I did back in 2002 using a Canon Elan 7 (35mm) and Tamron 20-40mm f/2.7-3.5 lens.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6082/6109172480_ef450696b8.jpg)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6109172480/#in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6109172480/#in/photostream)

And here it is again, a decade later, using the 5D Mark II and the same Tamron lens!  (Pulled out of the closet, for just this purpose.)
28mm, 60 seconds, f/16, ISO 50, with B+W 10-stop ND filter

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/6971309974_a1e83e8322.jpg)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6971309974/#in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6971309974/#in/photostream)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: V8Beast on April 26, 2012, 10:36:06 PM
DLJL329,

That's a very cool comparison. The depth of the reflections in the first shot is amazing. Was this on a day where there was no wind at all, and hence no ripples in the water? Do you recall the shutter speed?
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: emag on April 26, 2012, 10:37:45 PM
Not because I think it's a great shot, but because it was fun to take.  Used a Pentax W90 suspended from a kite, taking shots every 10 seconds while I tried to maneuver it into position.  Don't think I'd want to try this with a 5D3.......
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: nitsujwalker on April 26, 2012, 11:15:36 PM
I love 'em both!  Great work my friend.

Great thread!

Here's a favorite shot I did back in 2002 using a Canon Elan 7 (35mm) and Tamron 20-40mm f/2.7-3.5 lens.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6082/6109172480_ef450696b8.jpg)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6109172480/#in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6109172480/#in/photostream)

And here it is again, a decade later, using the 5D Mark II and the same Tamron lens!  (Pulled out of the closet, for just this purpose.)
28mm, 60 seconds, f/16, ISO 50, with B+W 10-stop ND filter

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/6971309974_a1e83e8322.jpg)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6971309974/#in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6971309974/#in/photostream)

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: DJL329 on April 27, 2012, 12:02:01 AM
DJL329,

That's a very cool comparison. The depth of the reflections in the first shot is amazing. Was this on a day where there was no wind at all, and hence no ripples in the water? Do you recall the shutter speed?

I love 'em both!  Great work my friend.

Thank you, both!  I have no recollection of the shot's settings, but it had to be a fast exposure, as the water was moving just ever so slightly (click on the link and view it larger in flickr to see more detail).  It was probably ISO 200 film and, judging by the lack of sharpness, faster than f/8.  I do remember getting up early for a couple of months to monitor the tides ("Yes, I am obsessive/compulsive.  Why do you ask?"   ;D), until I found the best time to photograph the scene.  It can only be done during a brief window on a few days of the year, when the sun and tide are 'in sync' -- and that's if the weather cooperates!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: V8Beast on April 27, 2012, 12:47:50 AM
  do remember getting up early for a couple of months to monitor the tides ("Yes, I am obsessive/compulsive.  Why do you ask?"   ;D), until I found the best time to photograph the scene.  It can only be done during a brief window on a few days of the year, when the sun and tide are 'in sync' -- and that's if the weather cooperates!

I can relate, as I'm somewhat OCD myself :) However, I don't have the patience to dedicate that kind of time and effort into one shot. That's why I have so much respect for architectural photographers. It's awfully tough to move skyscrapers, bridges, and buildings so they have to wait for windows of time that only span a few days out of the year when the light hits their subject just right, and if the weather sucks, then they're screwed :o In comparison, the windows of light that just prior to sunrise or sunset that I always aim for seem like an eternity, but I complain that it's too short anyways :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: pdirestajr on April 27, 2012, 01:28:42 AM
This is a fun one not necessarily meant to show a great picture... Here are three pictures of the same statue (Rape of the Sabine Woman) in Florence, Italy that I took in three different years as I learned more about photography and upgraded equipment.

The first photo was taken in 2007 with a Panasonic DMC-FZ5 PnS.

The second photo was taken in 2009 with a Canon XTi and the kit lens.

The third photo was taken in 2010 with the Canon 5d mark ii and a 24-105L.

I plan on taking my 5d3 and a Zeiss lens next year!

Love this series! So great to see the shot taken over time. I had to dig up my photo of that statue too for this thread.

Taken with a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200:
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3153/2292450101_a9bb2494d2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/2292450101/)
rape of the sabine women (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/2292450101/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: sovietdoc on April 27, 2012, 01:54:15 AM
I've been reading this forum for a while but this thread is so epic, I just had to sign up.

Here are few photos taken with my old rebels and 3 lens.  Stock 18-55, 17-85 IS USM (old one) and Sigma 24mm prime.

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4084/5034867004_4154123035_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4084/5027496412_85ef43c4c2_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4146/4980682235_bf6051bef4_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4092/4981288206_1c2194a0c6_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4144/4981287696_72e1feb76d_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4144/4980681935_3ee418bdf6_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4153/5049797683_1b5a439e50_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4149/4981288080_0784f08883_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: nitsujwalker on April 27, 2012, 02:06:57 AM
Love 'em all, but this is my favorite of yours!


(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4084/5027496412_85ef43c4c2_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Tcapp on April 27, 2012, 02:09:50 AM
Love 'em all, but this is my favorite of yours!


(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4084/5027496412_85ef43c4c2_b.jpg)


+1 Love it
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: sach100 on April 27, 2012, 02:25:29 AM
Great thread!

Here's a favorite shot I did back in 2002 using a Canon Elan 7 (35mm) and Tamron 20-40mm f/2.7-3.5 lens.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6082/6109172480_ef450696b8.jpg)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6109172480/#in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6109172480/#in/photostream)

And here it is again, a decade later, using the 5D Mark II and the same Tamron lens!  (Pulled out of the closet, for just this purpose.)
28mm, 60 seconds, f/16, ISO 50, with B+W 10-stop ND filter

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/6971309974_a1e83e8322.jpg)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6971309974/#in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6971309974/#in/photostream)

Lovely!
Amazing thread. keep it coming people :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: briansquibb on April 27, 2012, 02:44:39 AM
Box Brownie - 1950 - still have it

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Autocall on April 27, 2012, 04:31:51 AM
Posted one with the Rebel...
Now here's one with the new Hotness (5d3), and an old lens 28-70mm 2.8L  (circa 1993)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5349/6948933706_c99ff498db_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/6948933706/)
Tara2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/6948933706/#) by RichMeade (http://www.flickr.com/people/richmeade/), on Flickr

YeaaH!!..
the ultimate proof..
definitely unbeatable..
live the 5D3
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: dizeaz on April 27, 2012, 05:02:10 AM
Canon 450D (with dirty sensor) and a Tokina 50-135 f2.8

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6755793115_3242fa0305.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eziztm/6755793115/)
B&W Charles Bridge, Vltava (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eziztm/6755793115/#) by eziz.tm (http://www.flickr.com/people/eziztm/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: DavidRiesenberg on April 27, 2012, 07:47:42 AM
My first digital camera, the Fuji 4700Z, back in early 2000.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Mahlstroem on April 27, 2012, 07:50:08 AM
This was a really good thread! So good it made me register to the CR forum(about time, considering i visit CR everyday).
There is one person that came to my mind when i read this. The Swedish photograper Anders Peterssen.
Last summer i worked at one of his exhibition and i thought of course he had used some expensive gear for his work. But
then i found out he uses a Contax T3, compact analog camera for most of his work! Anders is a photographer who captures
the ugly moments in life and converts it into art and for him it's more what you capture and not what you capture with.
Check out some of his work at http://www.anderspetersen.se/selectedworks.html (http://www.anderspetersen.se/selectedworks.html) or just Google his name.

Sorry for the bad grammar (I'm from Sweden aswell) but i'm sure you understand me anyway ;)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Tracy Pinto on April 27, 2012, 11:49:13 AM
This thread was a great idea. I am enjoying the great images generated by a hodge podge of cameras. I owned a couple and still feel fond of them.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: funkboy on April 27, 2012, 12:23:10 PM
My brother shot these in Burkina Faso with my old 10D and an 18-55 kit lens (with the EF-S bit hacked off):

(http://www.burkinaschool.org/elcbf/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Oct09-898.jpg)
(http://www.burkinaschool.org/elcbf/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Sept09-362.jpg)
(http://www.burkinaschool.org/elcbf/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Sept09-456.jpg)
(http://www.burkinaschool.org/elcbf/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Sept09-828.jpg)

The woman in the grass might be with the 70-300 IS USM I gave him (gold ring, not DO or L), but most are with the 18-55.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: DJL329 on April 27, 2012, 01:29:45 PM
My brother shot these in Burkina Faso with my old 10D and an 18-55 kit lens (with the EF-S bit hacked off):

(http://www.burkinaschool.org/elcbf/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Sept09-362.jpg)

Love this one, with the child mimicking the camera.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Sunnystate on April 27, 2012, 02:34:01 PM
Love the thread, thanks!

Rebel XT with old Metz flash.
How about the DR huh?
Judging from blown off highlights from the Diii in the pictures above, not bad...
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Canihaspicture on April 27, 2012, 03:20:19 PM
My nephew, Rebel XT with nifty 50 :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: AprilForever on April 27, 2012, 03:53:25 PM
Love the thread, thanks!

Rebel XT with old Metz flash.
How about the DR huh?
Judging from blown off highlights from the Diii in the pictures above, not bad...

Poor Bob!!! :) Love the picture!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: CanonCameraFan on April 27, 2012, 04:00:44 PM
York Castle Museum during the Illuminating York Festival 2011. Taken on my 550D. The photo of Debbie Harry was taken on my Fuji DMC-FZ18 in July 2011. We were fairly near the stage so I made full use of the 18x zoom.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: V8Beast on April 27, 2012, 04:16:37 PM
Love the thread, thanks!

Rebel XT with old Metz flash.
How about the DR huh?
Judging from blown off highlights from the Diii in the pictures above, not bad...

Great shot! How do you get the flash to pop right as the projectile is hitting the tomato?
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: funkboy on April 27, 2012, 07:51:54 PM
My brother shot these in Burkina Faso with my old 10D and an 18-55 kit lens (with the EF-S bit hacked off):

Love this one, with the child mimicking the camera.

Yeah, it's one of his favorites too.  The kids there really get a kick out of just about anything they can really play with as most of their "toys" are usually bits of things that are too broken to fix or otherwise be made useful.  My brother brought a few deflated soccer balls along with him when he went down there & pumped them up & gave them out as prizes for the best grades in school, & he was a hero for it (well that & plenty of other cool stuff he did but you get the idea).  Being a good Southerner he also taught them how to fry chicken :-).

Another interesting thing about that trip was that most of the candid shots he was able to take were of kids, not just because he was working at a school, but because older folks in some of the more remote villages believe that cameras steal your soul, whereas the kids love the attention & are very curious.  Once he took a few shots from the car while they were driving through a village & someone chased after them shouting & waving his arms for about a mile before giving up.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: HaveVoid on April 27, 2012, 08:03:41 PM
Well, after seeing some of the posts in this thread, I'm rather hesitant to contribute myself  :-\

All of these were taken on my first camera, a Rebel Xsi. What a trusty camera she was, I swear it metered better than my newer bodies.


This is composed of 16 different images stitched together in photoshop.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6575374187_1009b5c029_b.jpg)


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7065/6983768935_f9c41b4db4_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: sawsedge on April 27, 2012, 08:09:45 PM
Minolta XD-11 with a Vivitar 100mm macro (Kiron), scanned with a Canon FS-4000.
(http://gallery.photo.net/photo/13498192-lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: sawsedge on April 27, 2012, 08:11:40 PM
Minolta SRT-101, Vivitar 35-105 f/3.2-4, B&W film
(http://gallery.photo.net/photo/13498193-lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Cptn Rigo on April 27, 2012, 08:53:50 PM
Hi everyone!!! this is my first post, I have been a long time around here  :)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5137/5435311281_6e126948e7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28275069@N03/5435311281/)
Cheetah (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28275069@N03/5435311281/#) by Rodrigo Marta (http://www.flickr.com/people/28275069@N03/), on Flickr, T1i with 55-250mm

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5251/5435308043_7d89193d1f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28275069@N03/5435308043/)
Fabian Jr. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28275069@N03/5435308043/#) by Rodrigo Marta (http://www.flickr.com/people/28275069@N03/), on Flickr, Ti1 with 50mm 1.8

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5296/5435306639_e0b8e84fa3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28275069@N03/5435306639/)
Smile! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28275069@N03/5435306639/#) by Rodrigo Marta (http://www.flickr.com/people/28275069@N03/), on Flickr, T1i with lens kit
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: GDub on April 27, 2012, 09:00:11 PM
Sweden 2004. Canon Powershot S410 RAWKIN' the pixels! ;)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RLPhoto on April 27, 2012, 09:27:42 PM
I Dug through my old files from my ancient D30. I swear this was one of the best canon cameras Ever! (at the time)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RLPhoto on April 27, 2012, 09:33:47 PM
More. ;D
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: DavidB on April 27, 2012, 10:41:23 PM
All these were taken with my old Canon SD600 Point and Shoot, before I could afford a DSLR...

(http://www.studiojada.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Casa_Mila_Night.jpg)

(http://www.studiojada.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Eiffel_Portrait.jpg)

(http://www.studiojada.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Eiffel_Tower_Vert.jpg)

(http://www.studiojada.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Parliament.jpg)



David Billigmeier
www.studiojada.com (http://www.studiojada.com)

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: V8Beast on April 27, 2012, 11:50:59 PM
In light of all these stunning images, I'm suddenly feeling inept :D I dug up some old photos taken with a Canon G3. Can you say 4 megapixels, bee-yotch ;D? Looking at the date stamp on the files, I think these images coincide with when I first starting taking photo classes. As you can probably tell, I barely knew how to hold the damn camera :)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/Stuff/IMG_5833.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/Stuff/IMG_5861.jpg)

And here's one of my first shots taken with the 20D in my backyard. I'd like to think my eye for light and composition has improved since then! It has a rather amateur two-dimensional lameness to it :)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/Stuff/61-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Sunnystate on April 28, 2012, 12:18:15 AM
Love the thread, thanks!

Rebel XT with old Metz flash.
How about the DR huh?
Judging from blown off highlights from the Diii in the pictures above, not bad...

Great shot! How do you get the flash to pop right as the projectile is hitting the tomato?

Thanks,
Some time a go (6-7 years?), I have bought on line simple sonic trigger, with just two adjusting knobs, one for gain (small computer microphone) and delay.
It was sold by Quaketronics.com, not sure if they are still available, but it worked fine for me.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: nitsujwalker on April 28, 2012, 02:59:17 AM
This is a great thread and a great chance to dig through old photos.  Here's one taken with a Samsung NV3.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Ramo Prod on April 29, 2012, 08:03:18 AM
Hi everyone,

Long time reader, first time poster - just had to get into the mix. This is a fantastic topic  ;D

Talk about 'gear' - the first pic was taken a couple of yeas ago in Morocco  with my Sony Ericsson Satio phone. I wasn't even into photography then.

The second picture was taken in Abu Dhabi with the 'cheap' 600D and 'old' Tamron 17-50 (non VC).

I have a lot to share but these I could dig out since they're already compressed.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RichATL on April 29, 2012, 08:46:47 AM
Ok one more....
Olypus PenF  (Half-Frame film camera)... circa 1963  w/ 38mm 1.8 lens
Scanned at the local drug store (hence the double frame)
The film was Revolog 600nm converted to Black and White...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7027/6538612591_22f137b3b4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/6538612591/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/6538612591/#) by RichMeade (http://www.flickr.com/people/richmeade/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: AprilForever on April 30, 2012, 09:33:45 AM
Minolta XD-11 with a Vivitar 100mm macro (Kiron), scanned with a Canon FS-4000.
(http://gallery.photo.net/photo/13498192-lg.jpg)

Nice!!!

Actually, many nice pictures here!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: sanj on April 30, 2012, 11:16:09 AM
This proves that newer/better gear does not take better pictures, just help in taking better pictures.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: TCull on April 30, 2012, 03:33:41 PM
Just taken this morning on a morning walk in the forest.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7239/7129262793_a0e4517ac9_c.jpg)

    Camera Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    Lens Sigma 50-200mm f/4.0-5.6
    Focal Length 124mm
    Shutter Speed 1/320 sec
    Aperture f/5
    ISO/Film 400

Just pumped up the blacks and contrast in LR3.6 and voila!

Some Dropkick Murphy Shots

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7185/7129486805_3a680d6142_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7248/6983393022_a4b81bde0e_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7223/6983392646_41286cc936_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Mika on May 05, 2012, 02:47:12 PM
This is a great topic! I registered too just for this one, have been lurking around for a bit longer...

Sunset (Canon 20D, Sigma 28-300), as-shot JPEG.
(http://i.imgur.com/OjdFI.jpg)

Orion from the surfer's tower (Canon 40D, Canon 28/1.8), as-shot JPEG
(http://i.imgur.com/7tb3E.jpg)
Yes, the sea is frozen during the winter here :)

A view from the Great Wall (Canon 20D, 18-55 mk.I), cropped from the original that was taken 2007.
(http://i.imgur.com/0bby0.jpg)
Looks a bit clichéd now.

Illuminated water fountains (Canon 40D, Canon 50/1.4), taken at F/1.4 and 1/20, ISO800.
(http://i.imgur.com/CHoOp.jpg)

I don't have fond memories of Sigma 28-300 or Canon 18-55, otherwise it has been pretty good.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RichATL on May 05, 2012, 03:02:31 PM
Just curious... isn't the idea of this thread is to post images made FAIRLY RECENTLY with older/cheap gear we still currently use? 
There are some cool shots here, but I think it's lame if you are rummaging through your archives to find your mom's favorite photo.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Tcapp on May 05, 2012, 03:12:50 PM
Just curious... isn't the idea of this thread is to post images made FAIRLY RECENTLY with older/cheap gear we still currently use? 
There are some cool shots here, but I think it's lame if you are rummaging through your archives to find your mom's favorite photo.
I don't think its lame at all. Why should it matter when it was taken? I think the coolest thing posted on here was the two photos of the bridge taken 10 years apart with an old/new camera. Really neat comparison.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: V8Beast on May 05, 2012, 07:17:21 PM
Just curious... isn't the idea of this thread is to post images made FAIRLY RECENTLY with older/cheap gear we still currently use? 
There are some cool shots here, but I think it's lame if you are rummaging through your archives to find your mom's favorite photo.

Nah, I didn't have any kind of "time limit" in mind when this thread was started. I just wanted to see people post nice images with equipment considered antiquated (film, 10D, 1Ds era stuff) or low-tech (point-and-shoots, cell phones). In retrospect, I could have articulated that better in the thread title.

Anyhow, here's another oldie from my 20D. The 10-22 can have some crazy distortion when this close to the subject, so it was always critical to get the angles right.

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/Stuff/hen.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: nitsujwalker on May 05, 2012, 08:02:05 PM
Just curious... isn't the idea of this thread is to post images made FAIRLY RECENTLY with older/cheap gear we still currently use? 
There are some cool shots here, but I think it's lame if you are rummaging through your archives to find your mom's favorite photo.

Why do you think it's lame to dig through archives?  Maybe you should do it... It's quite entertaining  :)  There are some great photos on here and fail to understand the comment about our mothers' favorite photos.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: gmrza on May 05, 2012, 08:22:26 PM
Just curious... isn't the idea of this thread is to post images made FAIRLY RECENTLY with older/cheap gear we still currently use? 
There are some cool shots here, but I think it's lame if you are rummaging through your archives to find your mom's favorite photo.

Why do you think it's lame to dig through archives?  Maybe you should do it... It's quite entertaining  :)  There are some great photos on here and fail to understand the comment about our mothers' favorite photos.

To appease anyone who is unhappy with the idea of rummaging through old photos, here is one shot with my G5 in late March.  After I got a G11, the G5 got "rebirthed" as an infrared camera.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Hill Benson on May 05, 2012, 10:17:50 PM
This really is a great thread. Some truly great posts in here. Keep em coming!

Here's a few taken with my first digital camera Sony 505V

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6049/6408131513_7d476ac739.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6408131513/)
Luna Park (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6408131513/#) by cnlkurtz (http://www.flickr.com/people/68527603@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6578087357_d6f39860f3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6578087357/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6578087357/#) by cnlkurtz (http://www.flickr.com/people/68527603@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7001/6417849177_62f7ba1d77.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6417849177/)
Flame on (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6417849177/#) by cnlkurtz (http://www.flickr.com/people/68527603@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: kturnbull on May 05, 2012, 11:59:36 PM
Ugh. Damn 400d. Took such horrible shots.  ::)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5146/5598149029_4743abcc2b_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Tcapp on May 06, 2012, 01:28:50 AM
Ugh. Damn 400d. Took such horrible shots.  ::)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5146/5598149029_4743abcc2b_z.jpg)
not usually a fan of selective color, but that looks great! :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: olivier on May 06, 2012, 02:17:09 AM
9 years ago, not exactly cheap (Canon 10D with 28-105 lens) but definitely old :)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7254/7147425319_b9cda32069_b.jpg)

What fun it was!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: NormanBates on May 06, 2012, 05:53:03 AM
Canon T2i (550D) on cowboy shoulder mount ($25, cheap but not old), using Leitz Summilux-R 50mm f/1.4 from 1976 (old but not cheap, at least by vintage glass standards)
Marcha Zombie Madrid 2012 on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/40741414)

(click through to vimeo to watch it in HD)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Blackout on May 06, 2012, 06:05:24 AM
Not an EOS, but a Canon nonetheless... Canon Powershot G3 :

(http://i.imgur.com/P8LkV.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: smithy on May 06, 2012, 07:34:04 AM
Some of the photos posted in this thread have been taken using what is still my 'current' digital camera.  It's probably time for me to upgrade...  :-\
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Marine03 on May 06, 2012, 02:42:27 PM
Taken with 450D and kit lens, just ND on a few on in JPG mode using a WB cap. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/PhantomTEG/JustinsMauiMay2011209.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/PhantomTEG/JustinsMauiMay2011328.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/PhantomTEG/Facebookpic6.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/PhantomTEG/JustinsMauiMay2011098copy.jpg)
This shot taken with hand me down 70-200 EF lens from non digital canon.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/PhantomTEG/IMG_6153.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/PhantomTEG/StarvedRockAug2009085.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Mika on May 06, 2012, 05:28:33 PM
Quote
Some of the photos posted in this thread have been taken using what is still my 'current' digital camera.  It's probably time for me to upgrade...

Heh, don't sweat it, I still use 5D, 20D and 40D. No problems with them.

Speaking of cheap gear, here is something shot with Nikon Coolpix S3000:
(http://i.imgur.com/BxLBM.jpg)
I like the photo for a reason that I cannot explain, despite the fact that the picture is blurry due to long hand hold time.

Now if I just could find out where I have put the stuff taken with Minolta's pocket film camera...
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RLPhoto on May 07, 2012, 08:26:29 PM
Geez I love this Thread so Much! I recently bought a T1i to be converted to IR because its an old camera. IDK but i just had to post this photo from my test run today!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: nitsujwalker on May 07, 2012, 10:10:04 PM
Geez I love this Thread so Much! I recently bought a T1i to be converted to IR because its an old camera. IDK but i just had to post this photo from my test run today!

That's gorgeous...  I don't like the surreal look of most infrared shots but this looks great!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: facedodge on May 08, 2012, 11:41:51 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/11610058@N05/6900291361/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/11610058@N05/6900291361/#)

Candid shot of my fiance' in St Thomas_________t3i with nifty fifty...
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: ChrisJ_SLH on May 23, 2012, 04:05:35 PM
Taken with a Canon Ixus 50.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3550/3495285948_9beea252cc_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisjhart/3495285948/)
Tsaros Apartments, Corfu, Greece. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisjhart/3495285948/#) by Chris J Hart (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisjhart/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: JurijTurnsek on May 23, 2012, 05:41:00 PM
Still my favourite shot with 350D which I'm still using - been torn apart between 60D and 7D for so long now (but also broke):

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5225/5672792880_f3054550b4.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurij-turnsek/5672792880/)
Drago Emberšič, varial flip (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurij-turnsek/5672792880/#) by Jurij Turnšek (http://www.flickr.com/people/jurij-turnsek/), on Flickr

Also used are Sigma 10mm 2.8 and two slave 430ex flashes.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: jebrady03 on May 23, 2012, 11:14:43 PM
Taken back in my P&S days.  I know it's a Canon forum, but this was taken with a Nikon Coolpix 4500.  A 4mp camera.  This was back around 2003 or 2004 - before I knew ANYTHING about composition at all - I should never have cropped it like I did.

(http://www.deviantconstrictors.com/assets/galleries/121/DSCN3519.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: nikkito on May 24, 2012, 05:00:14 AM
Canon Rebel XTi
sigma 10-20
from a 28th floor in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: P_R on May 24, 2012, 07:57:29 AM
Horrible Photo with my old 20D w/ 18-55 f3.5-5.6 Lens.  Camera and Lens almost as old as door...I think both can be had for under 300 dollars

Nothing wrong with that shot chief.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: CanonCameraFan on May 24, 2012, 08:06:09 AM
Not so much old as not bang up to date. 550D is still a current model in the UK.

This photo is of a celebration parade. It seemed that the whole city turned out to congratulate their local football team on winning the FA Trophy (non League premier honour) and attaining promotion back into the Football League at Wembley Stadium over two successive weekends this May.

I shot the original in RAW and converted to TIFF but it has lost a bit of resolution here as I've had to resize and convert to JPEG to upload it here as the file was massive. I used my 28-135mm lens.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RLPhoto on June 25, 2012, 02:09:22 PM
Revive this thread! ;D
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: briansquibb on June 25, 2012, 02:14:29 PM
I have a 2000 d30 that still works - I will take some picture with it and post them
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RLPhoto on June 25, 2012, 02:16:15 PM
I have a 2000 d30 that still works - I will take some picture with it and post them

Cool. There is some shots from my D30 on page 8 if your interested.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: briansquibb on June 25, 2012, 02:19:01 PM
I have a 2000 d30 that still works - I will take some picture with it and post them

Cool. There is some shots from my D30 on page 8 if your interested.

I will stick on the 200 f/2 and see what it can do :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: smithy on June 25, 2012, 04:08:44 PM
I have a 2000 d30 that still works - I will take some picture with it and post them

Cool. There is some shots from my D30 on page 8 if your interested.

I will stick on the 200 f/2 and see what it can do :)
Haha you consider that lens to be 'old cheap gear' ?  ;)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Andy_Hodapp on June 25, 2012, 05:40:57 PM
All shot with either a Canon T1i or XSI with 17-40mm L, 18-55mm, Sigma 105mm Macro, 50mm 1.8, 28-135mm 3.5-5.6
I still only have  T1i, want so bad to upgrade to a 5D MKII by the end of the summer.
(http://i.imgur.com/DMuzq.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/5zgtt.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/KmMsv.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/pZWgh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/HtMyN.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/dq7RT.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/sBeLL.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/U3pog.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/x1AgK.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/nfaA8.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/N0gV3.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/8KhlD.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/JYigv.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/AYAJL.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/XSIto.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/0y8U9.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ty9L6.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/3GwGA.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/pDNaX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/hsPZt.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/OVG1l.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/axaGk.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/c428e.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/2hzor.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MFLtQ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/dJ0HY.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/U22wq.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/VII7W.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/6z42a.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/98mjk.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: briansquibb on June 25, 2012, 06:31:34 PM
I have a 2000 d30 that still works - I will take some picture with it and post them

Cool. There is some shots from my D30 on page 8 if your interested.

I will stick on the 200 f/2 and see what it can do :)
Haha you consider that lens to be 'old cheap gear' ?  ;)

The alternative was the 2008 1DS3  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: NoogaD on June 25, 2012, 06:55:07 PM
1 and 2) taken with a Sony W70 point and shoot
3) taken with a super old Canon 40D and 10-22mm
4) taken with the oldest 1 year old Canon 5D2 and a broken 50mm f/1.0
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: NoogaD on June 25, 2012, 07:01:17 PM
Some more terrible pictures from my now obsolete 5D2.

1 and 2) also taken with a FIRST generation 24mm TS-E f/3.5L
3) 24-105mm f/4L (great lens)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: pwp on June 25, 2012, 10:54:20 PM
So many of the great shots posted on this thread validate that old chestnut, "A good workman never blames his tools..."

Sometimes there can be an almost unhealthy obsession with gear, chronic Upgraditus and a perceived need to always have the latest.
Mind you, there is some real fun that comes along with obsession!

20D with a kit lens, tired old G7, early Rebel, iPhone...it doesn't matter. In the right hands powerful, beautiful creative images can be created with just about any old clunker.

Does this mean I'll trade my 5D3 for a 300D? Nope. But it makes you think dunnit?

PW
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Chewy734 on June 25, 2012, 11:09:53 PM
All caved in
(http://blog.ashuc.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/IMG_1825-Edit.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: wickidwombat on June 25, 2012, 11:20:07 PM
here is a pano shot on my old N....Nikon D90
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RLPhoto on June 26, 2012, 12:18:26 AM
My coin box taken with my 5Dc two days ago.  8)

5Dc - f-1.6 - 1/60 - ISO 3200
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: noisejammer on June 26, 2012, 06:43:58 AM
A wonderful idea... I've suffered from g.a.s. for years but these were with a Fuji 6900

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4150/4846838568_91c43ccdce_z.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4083/4846838820_c7c3bec7f4_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: smithy on June 26, 2012, 09:37:27 AM
These were taken 14 years ago with my first Canon SLR - the 500N.  What a great camera this was.  I used the kit 35-80mm f/4-5.6 lens for the first image (near the summit of Mt Taranaki, New Zealand), and the kit telephoto 80-200mm for the second (Mt Cook, New Zealand).
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RLPhoto on May 21, 2013, 02:10:20 PM
Taken on a OM 50mm 1.4 adapted to EF. Pawn shopped for 20$ and a really good performer.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Pi on May 21, 2013, 02:31:39 PM
Rebel XT and the 50/1.8:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3032/3054343427_47bb0b29c2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/plamen-stefanov/3054343427/)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/plamen-stefanov/3054343427/#)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: ishdakuteb on May 21, 2013, 03:14:26 PM
not sure if mine is cheap (note:  i bought it use for $290 to support my learning purpose, not including lens.)  but definitely that it is old... these images below were some of those images taken with canon 30d and 50mm f/1.4 while i was at my friend's house...

note:  these images are linked from facebook...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/247709_4190291494432_2132572717_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/248294_4190292494457_2133015193_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/944384_4190296054546_1377872757_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/931181_4190296974569_738481759_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/936428_4190297174574_1306726057_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/393101_4190297374579_937533134_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/401815_4190393936993_448586077_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Daniel Flather on May 21, 2013, 03:15:58 PM
I still only have  T1i, want so bad to upgrade to a 5D MKII by the end of the summer.

Your photos look fine.  A 5 series won't improve things too much.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RomainF on May 21, 2013, 06:40:18 PM
So many of the great shots posted on this thread validate that old chestnut, "A good workman never blames his tools..."

That may be right but for a lot of things you definitely must get the best tools to get the most out of the event.
Was shooting at a live concert last week and i had to push the isos up to 4.000/5.000 to reach 1/80th at f/2.8. My AF was unable to focus properly and the quality at 4.000iso was execrable. I hated my 60D for the whole night. I had to spend hours working on the iso noise to get some proper shots... Hopefully, i sold a few of them but i know i've missed some great ones because of my camera...
As one said on the first pages, cheap gear is really good at shooting calm and steady things. Whenever you need tough specs, it can't handle the needs.

I may be one of the first to promote the use of obsolete gear.
I made the best shots of my life using my Canon 1D. The Mark I, from 2001 ! 4mpx of pure fury  ;D ! I still use it daily. Because of it CCD sensor (other Canons use CMOS) it is a great "unlike" camera. Pictures feel really "film-like". Moreover, it costs about 200$ used and shoots 8fps...

Canon EOS1D Mk.I
(http://imageshack.us/a/img832/5262/acdb1504.jpg)

Canon EOS 60D + 50mm 1.8
(i've seen some 60D shots, so i imagine i can add mine, even if it ain't really cheap or old...even though, today, it really ain't a good choice of camera)
[(http://imageshack.us/a/img189/1201/img3640rh.jpg)

Canon EOS 60D + old manual Nikon Ai-s 105mm f/2.5 (150$ lens : excellent one)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img594/4314/img2790ut.jpg)


We can say that old cheap digital cameras are still great ones when used in "easy" conditions. On a sunny day, with lot of light, you can clearly get excellent quality shots. If i had to choose between my 2001 EOS 1D and my 2011 60D, i'd decidely get the 1D. But my agency want me to have a large-megapixel sensor and i regularly need a high-iso-capable sensor so i got the 60D, which was the only one i could afford at that time.

My friend (photojournalist too) works with a 1Dx and...a 5Dc he loves !
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Terry Rogers on May 22, 2013, 03:25:36 AM
Here are a few shots from the completely useless Xsi.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Hannes on May 22, 2013, 04:07:52 AM
Canon Ixus 105 @5000m altitude

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: rpt on May 22, 2013, 04:11:45 AM
Canon Ixus 105 @5000m altitude
Wow! beautiful!

A question:
How were you able to locate and press the shutter?
;)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: 500d on May 25, 2013, 03:30:21 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Drizzt321 on May 25, 2013, 04:39:34 PM
Perkeo I (http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Voigtl%C3%A4nder_Perkeo_I), 6x6cm 120 roll folder, Tri-X 400, scanned on Epson v600 with VueScan. Cost me $70 with shipping on ebay, fully working.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: dgatwood on May 25, 2013, 05:16:43 PM
Canon XTi:

"Man in Motion"
(http://images.gatwood.net/gatwood.net/photos/users/dgatwood/gallery/MiniCache/rotated/IMG_1761.JPG)

Turtle dove. Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. Near Assisi, Italy.
(http://images.gatwood.net/gatwood.net/photos/users/dgatwood/gallery/MiniCache/rotated/IMG_1353.JPG)

Pope Benedict XVI
(http://images.gatwood.net/gatwood.net/photos/users/dgatwood/gallery/MiniCache/rotated/IMG_1660.CR2.jpg)

St. Peter's Basilica (Rome, Italy)
(http://images.gatwood.net/gatwood.net/photos/users/dgatwood/gallery/MiniCache/rotated/IMG_2548.JPG)

Ponte Vecchio. Florence, Italy.
(http://images.gatwood.net/gatwood.net/photos/users/dgatwood/gallery/MiniCache/rotated/IMG_1605.CR2.jpg)

Central Park.  NYC.
(http://images.gatwood.net/gatwood.net/photos/users/dgatwood/gallery/MiniCache/rotated/IMG_4140.JPG)

300D

The Smell of Defeat
(http://images.gatwood.net/gatwood.net/photos/users/dgatwood/gallery/MiniCache/rotated/IMG_4038.JPG)

Moonlight over the Amo (Florence, Italy)
(http://images.gatwood.net/gatwood.net/photos/users/dgatwood/gallery/MiniCache/rotated/IMG_3143.JPG)


Finally, if you want to bring your browser to its knees, view some of the panorama shots here:

http://www.gatwood.net/photos/Diocesan%20Choir%20of%20Monterey/2008-06-11%20-%202008-06-25:%20Italy%20Trip%20'08/Panoramas/ (http://www.gatwood.net/photos/Diocesan%20Choir%20of%20Monterey/2008-06-11%20-%202008-06-25:%20Italy%20Trip%20'08/Panoramas/)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 25, 2013, 06:13:37 PM
Great thread, and a great reminder of the truth that it is the photographer who makes the image; not the gear!

Here's a few from a weak T1i and a forty year old SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7196/6925588649_0e054544ba.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/6925588649/)
Nature's Canvas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/6925588649/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/6964164465_623b42fd29.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/6964164465/)
Polar Blue (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/6964164465/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

T1i and Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6663778017_fdba4a6a2b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/6663778017/)
One Perfect Winter Day (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/6663778017/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6670253495_d90cddca64.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/6670253495/)
Winter's Yin and Yang - Explored January 10th, 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/6670253495/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Olympus Superzoom (550 UZ) - These are are from Israel

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6035/6338999072_45db75b81c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/6338999072/)
The Tourist (in Jerusalem) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/6338999072/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6411360163_f7dd803579.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/6411360163/)
Next Year in Jerusalem - Explored November 27th, 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/6411360163/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6525542797_47db465b3e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/6525542797/)
Sunset in Jerusalem (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/6525542797/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: AprilForever on May 25, 2013, 08:41:12 PM
Canon Ixus 105 @5000m altitude

What mountain?
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: dexstrose on May 25, 2013, 09:51:19 PM
Here is one with my old trusty 10d in Paris and Spain last year.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8069/8256804282_3ac0fe5d0e_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8214/8255715535_fff92e065c_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8069/8256799252_feaf5379e6_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8360/8256805440_4b6e132284_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Damon on May 25, 2013, 10:01:10 PM
My first Cam--Canon G2 (still works) :)
Promethia Moths Mating
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Damon on May 25, 2013, 10:12:34 PM
Canon G2 again.

Using a P&S with useless zoom, one finds himself doing a lot of macro and pics of stuff that doesn't move. :D

It actually made me learn a great deal about macro work, which was cool.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RGF on May 26, 2013, 02:33:08 PM
Nice work
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: JBeckwith on May 26, 2013, 04:12:23 PM
For some reason I enjoy this picture and it was taken with an iPhone.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8369/8596809626_d0c4729f25_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/joe-beckwith/8596809626/)
skyscraper2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/joe-beckwith/8596809626/#) by Joe Beckwith (http://www.flickr.com/people/joe-beckwith/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Barrfly on May 26, 2013, 04:27:36 PM
Shot with my old 50D ( before it got swamped while kayaking ) and that old 70-300 zoom that goes for 150 bucks.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: lundstrom.emil on May 26, 2013, 04:44:51 PM
Canon 300D
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6163/6173170661_d8d5ef2c87_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/6173170661/)
Beginning of next, Photographer Emil (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/6173170661/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5131/5462071044_73bfa1ed86_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/5462071044/)
Epic, Photographer Emil, Chosen by Marko and Nicklas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/5462071044/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Timothy_Bruce on May 26, 2013, 05:35:46 PM
old 350D with an even older dismantled Pancolar 50mm 1.8 that was fitted as a tilt lens with some duct tape.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Portrait_Moments_Photogra on June 01, 2013, 11:23:49 PM
Canon Digital Rebel 300D

80mm (70-300 EF non-IS version) @ f10
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 02, 2013, 03:51:31 PM
Here's one with one of my favorite vintage lenses, the SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8 M42 lens.  This was a kit lens with a lot of Spotmatic cameras back in the day.  It is a tiny little thing, but it's optics and color rendering are not vintage at all - it is a sharp, contrasty, and has great color.  Best of all, it works flawlessly on modern FF bodies with no mirror hang.  Because of it I actually ditched my EF 50mm f/1.4 (I don't shot 50mm a ton, and between this vintage glass and my Tamron 24-70 VC I have 50mm covered nicely).

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Portrait_Moments_Photogra on June 02, 2013, 07:08:02 PM
Hello Dustin,

beautiful indeed.

I have the Mamiya 1.4  on M42 mount with the same 55mm FL.

I wonder if they share a common optical design
- they kind of look the same as well -

any thoughts between the two would be greatly appreciated.

Here's one with one of my favorite vintage lenses, the SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8 M42 lens.  This was a kit lens with a lot of Spotmatic cameras back in the day.  It is a tiny little thing, but it's optics and color rendering are not vintage at all - it is a sharp, contrasty, and has great color.  Best of all, it works flawlessly on modern FF bodies with no mirror hang.  Because of it I actually ditched my EF 50mm f/1.4 (I don't shot 50mm a ton, and between this vintage glass and my Tamron 24-70 VC I have 50mm covered nicely).
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: littlewildcat on June 02, 2013, 07:54:11 PM
Cathedral - helios  44-2 58mm-F2 1976 Russian lens ( panorama ) $30
Unionville fest 2013 - sigma 28mm F2.8 mini-wide manual lens       $20

Not great shots at all but useable images after some simple processings.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: littlewildcat on June 02, 2013, 08:17:45 PM
Some more shot with Helios 44M 58mm F.2
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Famateur on June 03, 2013, 05:46:58 PM
Some pics from the park on Friday with my G12:

(http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm332/jjshnabadu/To%20Share/IMG_7972.jpg~original)
Full Size (http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm332/jjshnabadu/To%20Share/IMG_7972.jpg~original)

(http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm332/jjshnabadu/To%20Share/IMG_7950a.jpg~original)
Full Size (http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm332/jjshnabadu/To%20Share/IMG_7950a.jpg~original)

Love the G12. It counts as cheap, right? I'll let others be the judge of whether the photos are great or not...
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: gferdinandsen on June 03, 2013, 07:17:29 PM
Neuschwanstein, Germay -- Taken with a Rebel 2000 SLR and kit lens (ca. 2001)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Don Haines on June 03, 2013, 07:56:28 PM
This is one of my favourite shots.... taken with an Olympus 2 megapixel p/s one fall in Algonquin Park, Canada. This is the out-of-camera jpg.... no processing.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 03, 2013, 08:30:34 PM
This is one of my favourite shots.... taken with an Olympus 2 megapixel p/s one fall in Algonquin Park, Canada. This is the out-of-camera jpg.... no processing.

That is very nice, Don.  The low megapixel count has actually produced a flatteringly soft image that is dreamy rather than pixelated.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: chauncey on June 03, 2013, 08:43:28 PM
CA wildfires from a CO perspective...old rebel


(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/IMG_0542copy-2copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/IMG_0542copy-2copy.jpg.html)
.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Gary W. on June 03, 2013, 08:51:16 PM
Hey all,

    1980-ish vintage Nikon EM with a 70-210 ƒ4 Series E lens. Manual focus takes a bit of getting used to!! It was pretty foggy around the RR tracks.

Gary W.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Gary W. on June 03, 2013, 08:52:17 PM
Hey all,

    1980-ish vintage Nikon EM with a variety of Series E lenses. Manual focus takes a bit of getting used to!! It was pretty foggy around the RR tracks.

Gary W.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: RLPhoto on July 16, 2013, 01:38:38 PM
Thread Level

-LEGENDARY.

 8)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: ishdakuteb on July 17, 2013, 01:57:04 AM
love this topic...  these following images were shot with canon 20d that i bought for every day practicing light

note:  not sure if it is cheap; but i bought it with broken lcd display (not able to view image on lcd), fixed it and sold battery grip came with it, out of pocket that i had to pay was $5...  of course not to include the lens  ;D

noise reduction was applied and grains were added back to images

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: davidcharding on July 27, 2013, 01:53:52 PM
5D & 5DMKIII + Helios-44-2 2/58 (£10 from ebay!)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: davidcharding on July 29, 2013, 07:04:28 AM
Here's one I took just now - 5Dc + Soviet Jupiter11A 4/135,  betw. 5.6 & 8 , ISO 200.
Cheap lens which I've owned for c.40 years
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: smithy on July 30, 2013, 05:11:43 AM
Here's one I took just now - 5Dc + Soviet Jupiter11A 4/135,  betw. 5.6 & 8 , ISO 200.
Cheap lens which I've owned for c.40 years
Nice!  Shouldn't that lens be on a FED or something?  :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: davidcharding on July 31, 2013, 11:07:54 AM
5DMKIII + Helios-40 f/1.5 85mm (so not so cheap anymore!)
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Post by: M_S on July 31, 2013, 01:10:16 PM
Canon G12, ISO 80 , 1/1000 with slight contrast adjustment
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: skullyspice on August 03, 2013, 12:21:59 PM
20D, 28-135mm, Jessica Simpson

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: imasquare on September 11, 2013, 09:16:55 PM
Sunset using semi-old 450d with 24-105.
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Post by: Jim Saunders on September 11, 2013, 10:01:20 PM
40D + 17-85 + a little selective desaturation:

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: verysimplejason on September 12, 2013, 12:31:33 AM
Canon 500D + 50mm F1.8 + YN 560II

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7282/9729910930_7b1290d806_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: steveraw1 on September 17, 2013, 06:22:53 AM
ooh those are really great images clicked by you...great work 8)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: drolo61 on September 17, 2013, 07:30:02 AM
This is one of my favourite shots.... taken with an Olympus 2 megapixel p/s one fall in Algonquin Park, Canada. This is the out-of-camera jpg.... no processing.
The early Olympus digital cameras had a beutiful colour rendition
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Max ☢ on September 21, 2013, 07:14:37 AM
That's really a fantastic thread! the many great contributions I have seen so far prove that photography as an art has indeed little to do with the equiment one uses (see here (http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/what-is-photography.htm) and there (http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/not-about-your-camera.htm). Although I don't agree 100% with all his arguments, I still think he definitely has a point)

Below are a few modest contributions from my part - all taken with a dinosaur: a Canon 350D

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/104/311963639_2e3cbc3d9d_z.jpg?zz=1) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37643027@N00/311963639/)
Bridge at dusk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37643027@N00/311963639/#) by Max ☢ (http://www.flickr.com/people/37643027@N00/), on Flickr

(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1030/1338481490_9f36b20b81_z.jpg?zz=1) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37643027@N00/1338481490/)
Arbre solitaire (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37643027@N00/1338481490/#) by Max ☢ (http://www.flickr.com/people/37643027@N00/), on Flickr

(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1172/1337649005_2e0a981cbd_z.jpg?zz=1) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37643027@N00/1337649005/)
Cascade (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37643027@N00/1337649005/#) by Max ☢ (http://www.flickr.com/people/37643027@N00/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2160/2050010429_fdbba11732_z.jpg?zz=1) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37643027@N00/2050010429/)
CRT lighting (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37643027@N00/2050010429/#) by Max ☢ (http://www.flickr.com/people/37643027@N00/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2012/1846294989_b8c7547f09_z.jpg?zz=1) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37643027@N00/1846294989/)
Home sweet home (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37643027@N00/1846294989/#) by Max ☢ (http://www.flickr.com/people/37643027@N00/), on Flickr
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Post by: Eldar on September 23, 2013, 01:41:19 PM
This was shot in Iceland, with the first Ixus that was released, in the previous century I think. I don´t remember its name. The price was about a dollar pr. pixel. This is what the picture looked like straight out of the camera.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Gilbo65 on October 09, 2013, 01:04:44 PM
Rebel XTi / 400D

Good thread folks! inspired by many of the shots I've seen. Proof that it's about the technique and the elements, not just about megapixels and wi-fi..

My old camera - nice enough images, just an old autofocus system.

Cannonball Tree:
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5288/5356440591_5b99819e49_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/5356440591/)
Cannonball Tree (Couroupita guianensis) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/5356440591/#) by gilbo65 (http://www.flickr.com/people/22983840@N08/), on Flickr

Why it's called a rainforest: (Daintree, Australia)
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5004/5352025551_168e6d14f5_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/5352025551/)
Why it's called a rainforest (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/5352025551/#) by gilbo65 (http://www.flickr.com/people/22983840@N08/), on Flickr

Cricket on Inch Beach: (Kerry, Ireland)
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4105/5040939605_d5c7755dd2_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/5040939605/)
Cricket on Inch Beach (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/5040939605/#) by gilbo65 (http://www.flickr.com/people/22983840@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: MonteGraham on October 09, 2013, 02:41:03 PM



Nice!!!! Is this a handheld pan??
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: MonteGraham on October 09, 2013, 02:42:24 PM
In light of all the doom-and-gloom regarding the POS known as the 5DIII, let's try to lighten the mood, shall we :)? Since some people seem convinced that it's impossible to create art with only 11.7 stops of DR, and the 5DIII's pathetic hardware specs are limiting their creative execution, I propose posting your best images captured with less-than-stellar gear. It can really be anything, whether it's a point-and-shoot, xxD, Rebel, or just something that used to be a fine tool, but is too old to capture great images anymore (ie 1DII, 1DsII). As we all know, cameras that used to be cutting edge suddenly stop taking great images once a newer model comes out. Images from current crop bodies are very welcome, since everyone knows you can't take a decent image with a crop :o

Some of these have already been posted before, so I apologize in advance. These are far from the best shots in the world and some are far from great, but hey, they aren't out-of-focus snap shots of overweight felines taken with $3,000 bodies, either :) I know this might be better placed in the Images and Videos gallery, but since this forum has the highest concentration of whiners, I hope we can keep it here :) Let's see what those POS Canon sensors can do ;D

G7 in harsh middle-of-the-day light. Planning involved stepping out of car, pointing, and shooting.
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/IMG_4420.jpg)

G7 with window light diffused through a sheet
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/06.jpg)

20D with an embarrassingly slow 70-200 f/4
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/Parts/IMG_1224.jpg)

20D with a junk 28-135 kit lens under cave-like stadium lights
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/65.jpg)

20D somehow managing a lot of DR
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p227/V8Beast/Cars/02-1.jpg)

20D, reflector, a couple Vivitar 285s, and cheap Hong Kong radio triggers
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/07b.jpg)

1DII with only 1 cross-type sensor. Ack!!!!
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/BBNotch/_MG_0906.jpg)

Nice!!!! Is The GTO shot a handeheld pan??
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: jeerbla on October 09, 2013, 03:10:58 PM
My trusty Canon 550d, Tokia 11-16mm.
This is 2 exposures taken one right after the other.
The sky - 30sec, Iso1600, f2.8, 11mm
Foreground - 60sec, Iso1600, f2.8, 11mm
Rocks were lit by lights from the road in back
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Aglet on October 09, 2013, 03:15:03 PM
Good thread folks! inspired by many of the shots I've seen. Proof that it's about the technique and the elements, not just about megapixels and wi-fi..

Yup.  Was surprised to see an old Pentax K100 delivered a gorgeous close up of a dragonfly used in a page+ spread in recent Canadian Geographic magazine, collectors' edition I think, on stands last week.

There were probably more great shots with old gear in there but the checkout line started moving and I didn't want to buy the magazine.
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Post by: marceloshak on October 09, 2013, 04:19:28 PM
Panorama shot with a Canon Powershot G2, stitched with PTGUI.
(http://www.transcopy.unlugar.com/Panocampo.jpg)
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Post by: Ryan708 on October 09, 2013, 08:41:02 PM
Kodak 5MP P+S  Moosehead Lake, Maine
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Post by: surapon on October 09, 2013, 09:36:41 PM
Photos from my 7 Years Old Cell Phone ( 1.5 MP) = $ 20 US Dollars.
Enjoy
Surapon
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Post by: surapon on October 09, 2013, 09:38:25 PM
Photos from my 7 Years Old Cell Phone( 1.5 MP) = $ 20 US Dollars.
Enjoy
Surapon
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: verysimplejason on October 09, 2013, 11:10:52 PM
Shot with my not-so-old-second-hand G11.

landscape/architecture:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7590119978_24aa1a938a_c.jpg)

And yeah, it can even do awesome macro...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8431/7628597716_c51a297222_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7125/7580463234_a2219cc22a_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: V8Beast on October 13, 2013, 11:21:41 PM
Nice!!!! Is The GTO shot a handeheld pan??

That shot was taken with a rig/boom attached to the hood/bonnet. The camera is then attached to the rig, which allows holding the shutter open for several seconds. The car is only moving 1-2 mph.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Miles Gilbert on October 17, 2013, 01:26:34 PM
I'm 13 years old in my 1st year of photography and I use a Canon 500d. Really enjoy my camera.

San Francisco night shot
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570928740/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570928740/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570928740/#)

Sunlight in Yosemite National Park
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570886130/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570886130/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570886130/#)
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Post by: Jim Saunders on October 17, 2013, 01:43:46 PM
I'm 13 years old in my 1st year of photography and I use a Canon 500d. Really enjoy my camera.

San Francisco night shot
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570928740/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570928740/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570928740/#)

Sunlight in Yosemite National Park
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570886130/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570886130/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570886130/#)

A 13-year old with a Rebel, huh?  I don't know if you plan to stay in photography but you seem to have talent for it!

Jim
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Post by: iam2nd on October 17, 2013, 04:17:43 PM
I'm 13 years old in my 1st year of photography and I use a Canon 500d. Really enjoy my camera.
...

Great work, Miles.  I especially like that you have taken the time to give each photo a Headline and Description/Caption.  Keep it up!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: paul13walnut5 on October 17, 2013, 04:48:41 PM
My trusty Canon 550d, Tokia 11-16mm.
This is 2 exposures taken one right after the other.
The sky - 30sec, Iso1600, f2.8, 11mm
Foreground - 60sec, Iso1600, f2.8, 11mm
Rocks were lit by lights from the road in back

Can you tell me a bit more about your technique / kit?

I'm getting nowhere close with my kit (same lens, essentially the same camera) these are great!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: paul13walnut5 on October 17, 2013, 04:53:46 PM
I'm 13 years old in my 1st year of photography and I use a Canon 500d. Really enjoy my camera.

San Francisco night shot
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570928740/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570928740/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570928740/#)

Sunlight in Yosemite National Park
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570886130/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570886130/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9570886130/#)

Good handling of light and shadows. 
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: verysimplejason on October 18, 2013, 08:34:16 AM
My trusty Canon 550d, Tokia 11-16mm.
This is 2 exposures taken one right after the other.
The sky - 30sec, Iso1600, f2.8, 11mm
Foreground - 60sec, Iso1600, f2.8, 11mm
Rocks were lit by lights from the road in back

Can you tell me a bit more about your technique / kit?

I'm getting nowhere close with my kit (same lens, essentially the same camera) these are great!

I think he used two exposures and combined them using CS.  One shot for the earth below and one for the sky and combined them using CS.  It's a very good technique.  I can't wait to go back to my province to try this one also.  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Engstrom on December 08, 2013, 06:02:31 PM
Hello!

Interesting and inspiring thread! Got me to sign up as a member and contribute. I'm pretty much a beginner at this, but found it to be very entertaining. Just shooting in JPEGs for now but will begin with RAW next year when I buy the EOS 6D.

The first photo, the tree, was taken this autumn. Used a Canon EOS 300D and the EF-S 10-22 lens. Settings: 22 mm, f/8, 1/250th and ISO 100.

The photo with the toy Scooter girls was taken last weekend. Here I used the Canon EOS 40D and the EF 35 mm 1.4 lens. Settings: 35 mm, f/1.8, 1/25th and ISO 200.
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Post by: candc on December 08, 2013, 08:57:36 PM
from the dawn of digital photography 11 years ago.

toshiba 2mp pdr-m4
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Post by: lordcrumb on January 01, 2014, 04:17:29 AM
Taken with a 500d and a M42 pentacon 50mm 1.8

(http://adamnsmithphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v76/p1709002429-4.jpg) (http://adamnsmithphotography.zenfolio.com/p268133914/e65dd4ebd)

500d and a Canon 35-80 with the front element smashed with a hammer to make a macro.....

(http://adamnsmithphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v83/p1785180879-4.jpg) (http://adamnsmithphotography.zenfolio.com/p437654556/e6a67b2cf)

550d and Tamron 18-270

 (http://adamnsmithphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v96/p1828408981-4.jpg) (http://adamnsmithphotography.zenfolio.com/p364395722/e6cfb4e95)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Aglet on January 19, 2014, 12:26:07 AM
Taken with a 500d and a M42 pentacon 50mm 1.8

that creates some very interesting bokeh in that shot, i like it

500d and a Canon 35-80 with the front element smashed with a hammer to make a macro.....
makes for a brutal but effective close-up kit, I just ran across this lens mod "recommendation" recently.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: mrsfotografie on January 19, 2014, 05:19:03 AM
500d and a Canon 35-80 with the front element smashed with a hammer to make a macro.....
makes for a brutal but effective close-up kit, I just ran across this lens mod "recommendation" recently.

Yikes! Not the way I like to treat equipment, but I guess it can be very effective if you're on a tight budget.

Here's a few shots taken with a new, but very cheap Ixus 132:
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: slclick on January 19, 2014, 05:34:19 AM
Corner store, Salt Lake City, circa 2013, Pinhole Camera made from Beats Earphone box.7 second exposure
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: slclick on January 19, 2014, 05:36:00 AM
Utah State Capital, Salt Lake City, circa 2013, Pinhole Camera made from Beats Earphone box.10 second exposure
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: slclick on January 19, 2014, 05:36:39 AM
Salt lake Community College, Salt Lake City, circa 2013, Pinhole Camera made from Beats Earphone box.8 second exposure
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Roo on January 19, 2014, 07:07:47 AM
As taken with a Powershot 430 on December 1 2008 in Bucharest :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: rpt on January 19, 2014, 07:18:40 AM
Salt lake Community College, Salt Lake City, circa 2013, Pinhole Camera made from Beats Earphone box.8 second exposure
This is lovely! Can you share the picture of the camera?
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: lordcrumb on January 19, 2014, 08:02:55 AM
Taken with a 500d and a M42 pentacon 50mm 1.8

that creates some very interesting bokeh in that shot, i like it

500d and a Canon 35-80 with the front element smashed with a hammer to make a macro.....
makes for a brutal but effective close-up kit, I just ran across this lens mod "recommendation" recently.

The Pentacon is an awesome lens but I needed cash to buy another lens and I sold it, I will buy another when I get back to the UK where they are nice and cheap. The makeshift macro works well sometimes and not so well othertimes but for £10 it comes in handy!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: surapon on January 19, 2014, 11:17:34 AM
Dear Friends.
Yes, in year end of 1999, I buy my first Semi-DSLR camera, Olympus C2500L,2.5 MP,  With all equipment = $ 2000 US Dollars in that time--Yes, The Camera that use CF card, not Floppy disc.
Yes, On 6/30/2000 We went to NY. City and go up to the top of Empire State Building and use this Awesome Olympus Camera to shoot the NY cityscape  Photos.
Enjoy.
Surapon

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusc2500l (http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusc2500l)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: surapon on January 19, 2014, 11:21:03 AM
Yes, On 6/30/2000 We went to NY. City and go up to the top of Empire State Building and use this Awesome Olympus Camera to shoot the NY cityscape  Photos.
Enjoy.
Surapon
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Post by: mrsfotografie on January 19, 2014, 12:53:25 PM
Canon AE-1 Program, 50 and 28mm lenses.
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Post by: surapon on January 19, 2014, 01:37:53 PM
Canon AE-1 Program, 50 and 28mm lenses.

Wow, Wow, Wow, Dear Friend mrsfotografie .
Beautiful Photos that you post, Yes, I miss my  film Canon A2E and Canon T 50, T70 and T 90 Too, Yes, I still have Kodak Films and Ilford Films in my office Refrigerator = 12-14 rolls since 1999----Ha, Ha, Ha.
Have a great Sunday.
Surapon
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: mrsfotografie on January 19, 2014, 02:05:19 PM
Canon AE-1 Program, 50 and 28mm lenses.

Wow, Wow, Wow, Dear Friend mrsfotografie .
Beautiful Photos that you post, Yes, I miss my  film Canon A2E and Canon T 50, T70 and T 90 Too, Yes, I still have Kodak Films and Ilford Films in my office Refrigerator = 12-14 rolls since 1999----Ha, Ha, Ha.
Have a great Sunday.
Surapon

Thank you my dear friend Surapon. The old Canon stuff is good and fun to use. Here's a test shot with my FT QL and a Tokina 80-200 f/4.5 that I disassembled and cleaned (it had fungus). The Tokina 80-200 I sold after it tested OK, the FT QL I still have (two bodies in fact).
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: surapon on January 19, 2014, 02:38:02 PM
Canon AE-1 Program, 50 and 28mm lenses.

Wow, Wow, Wow, Dear Friend mrsfotografie .
Beautiful Photos that you post, Yes, I miss my  film Canon A2E and Canon T 50, T70 and T 90 Too, Yes, I still have Kodak Films and Ilford Films in my office Refrigerator = 12-14 rolls since 1999----Ha, Ha, Ha.
Have a great Sunday.
Surapon

Thank you my dear friend Surapon. The old Canon stuff is good and fun to use. Here's a test shot with my FT QL and a 70-210 Vivitar that I disassembled and cleaned (it had fungus). The Vivitar I sold after it tested OK, the FT QL I still have (two bodies in fact).

Dear Friend mrsfotografie.
Not matter of any equipment in your hands, You are the best , who can create the great Arts work.
Yes, I have FD lens like you too for my Canon FT-QL---Here are, Canon FD 70-210 mm F/ 4.0 Macro, Tamron AF -Zoom, 70-210 mm, F/ 4.0, and Minota/ Sakar Power Zoom, 75-200mm F/ 5.5 for FD . Mounted.
Have a great Sunday.
Surapon
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: mrsfotografie on January 19, 2014, 03:19:31 PM
Wow wow wow dear Surapon, your collection of Canon equipment never seizes to amaze me! You have some really interesting lenses there, with built-in AF?? And your amazing C2500L, you were probably at the cutting edge of technology :) My first digital was a Canon A20 and I still have it but it's not a great camera.

At the moment the longest lens I have for the old stuff is an FL 135mm f/2.5. I had the FD 70-210 f/4 as shown in your picture, but I sold it because I decided I want only primes for my analog stuff. At the moment I'm thinking about getting a cheap FD 200mm f/4 S.S.C. Supposedly it's a good lens and besides the possibility of using it on my FT-QL's or the AE-1 Program, it may be fun too on my NEX-6 for which I have an FD adapter.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: eosnut on January 19, 2014, 03:24:55 PM
Here's some old cheap equipment I still use all the time.  All taken December 2013 with a Kodak DCS Pro SLR/C and a Vivitar "Series 1" 19 to 35 zoom.  The last one is HDR.  Proof that even at 1.5 FPS, this camera is still capable of producing a hand held bracket for HDR  :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: mrsfotografie on January 19, 2014, 03:35:16 PM
Here's some old cheap equipment I still use all the time.  All taken December 2013 with a Kodak DCS Pro SLR/C and a Vivitar "Series 1" 19 to 35 zoom.  The last one is HDR.  Proof that even at 1.5 FPS, this camera is still capable of producing a hand held bracket for HDR  :)

Wow! Cool photos (I like the colors) , and a cool camera too :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Andy_Hodapp on January 19, 2014, 03:38:21 PM
Some shots with my Helios 44M-4 on a 5D MKII

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2835/11917910846_f0fbf68059_k.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5504/11917178415_9bd5a1921b_k.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2853/11881832655_81c92db60f_k.jpg)

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: slclick on January 21, 2014, 12:22:30 PM
Salt lake Community College, Salt Lake City, circa 2013, Pinhole Camera made from Beats Earphone box.8 second exposure
This is lovely! Can you share the picture of the camera?
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: rpt on January 21, 2014, 08:16:50 PM
Salt lake Community College, Salt Lake City, circa 2013, Pinhole Camera made from Beats Earphone box.8 second exposure
This is lovely! Can you share the picture of the camera?
Thanks. That is neat!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: slclick on January 21, 2014, 08:42:53 PM
Salt lake Community College, Salt Lake City, circa 2013, Pinhole Camera made from Beats Earphone box.8 second exposure
This is lovely! Can you share the picture of the camera?
Thanks. That is neat!

My next pinhole will be made from a Canon 70-200 coffee mug!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: mrsfotografie on January 22, 2014, 04:07:45 AM
Salt lake Community College, Salt Lake City, circa 2013, Pinhole Camera made from Beats Earphone box.8 second exposure
This is lovely! Can you share the picture of the camera?
Thanks. That is neat!

My next pinhole will be made from a Canon 70-200 coffee mug!

That's funny. Given the length of the thing I suppose it will also have the effect of a long focal length.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: ClickIt_AC on January 22, 2014, 08:30:16 AM
I love this one at A2 size (yes really) taken with a powershot 710 is.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Fuhrtographer on January 22, 2014, 10:25:17 AM
A few with my 40d. Its old now but it wasn't cheap when I bought it!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8381/8577678197_6fbcfc297b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuhrtographer/8577678197/)
When I Grow Up.... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuhrtographer/8577678197/#) by Fuhrtographer........Weekend warrior for now, extr (http://www.flickr.com/people/fuhrtographer/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8240/8598686393_492312d50d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuhrtographer/8598686393/)
Port of Duluth MN Lighthouse (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuhrtographer/8598686393/#) by Fuhrtographer........Weekend warrior for now, extr (http://www.flickr.com/people/fuhrtographer/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8111/8582079596_c773ef0d52_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuhrtographer/8582079596/)
Port of Duluth (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuhrtographer/8582079596/#) by Fuhrtographer........Weekend warrior for now, extr (http://www.flickr.com/people/fuhrtographer/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on February 12, 2014, 10:15:19 AM
Here's one taken with an off brand (Image) 135mm f/2.8 lens I got for $10 at a local pawn shop.  It was mounted (via adapter) on a 6D body (which helps!!), but still...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/12458778824_351dbeae2c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/12458778824/)
Waiting for Spring (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/12458778824/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: mrsfotografie on February 12, 2014, 10:35:26 AM
Here's one taken with an off brand (Image) 135mm f/2.8 lens I got for $10 at a local pawn shop.  It was mounted (via adapter) on a 6D body (which helps!!), but still...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/12458778824_351dbeae2c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/12458778824/)
Waiting for Spring (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/12458778824/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Great shot! If I get around to it I hope to do some shooting coming weekend with my Canon FL135mm f/2.5 on my NEX-6.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on February 12, 2014, 04:46:23 PM
Here's one taken with an off brand (Image) 135mm f/2.8 lens I got for $10 at a local pawn shop.  It was mounted (via adapter) on a 6D body (which helps!!), but still...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/12458778824_351dbeae2c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/12458778824/)
Waiting for Spring (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/12458778824/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Great shot! If I get around to it I hope to do some shooting coming weekend with my Canon FL135mm f/2.5 on my NEX-6.

Have fun.  Some of the older lenses don't translate all that well to modern age, but others are still great.  I find that some of them have more personality than modern lenses.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: marcel on February 12, 2014, 06:29:30 PM
Canon Powershot G1.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: marcel on February 12, 2014, 06:41:14 PM
more Powershot G1
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: marcel on February 12, 2014, 07:06:13 PM
Canon Eos 300d
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: ishdakuteb on February 24, 2014, 07:43:31 PM
shot with nokia lumia 521 while waiting in a office :D

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: rcrhee on March 01, 2014, 05:05:31 PM
T1i, 18-55 kit lens:

(https://v4s1.yimg.com/sn/6072/6074315719_fc120aebd0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcrhee/6074315719/)
Levi Leipheimer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcrhee/6074315719/#) by rcrhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/rcrhee/), on Flickr

T1i, EF-S 55-250:

(https://v4s1.yimg.com/sl/4117/4869964165_36429252a1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcrhee/4869964165/)
F-18A with Prandtl-Glauert Singularity (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcrhee/4869964165/#) by rcrhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/rcrhee/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Click on March 01, 2014, 05:28:00 PM
I like the F-18A. Cool shot.  8)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: slclick on March 01, 2014, 05:39:30 PM
T1i, 18-55 kit lens:

(https://v4s1.yimg.com/sn/6072/6074315719_fc120aebd0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcrhee/6074315719/)
Levi Leipheimer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcrhee/6074315719/#) by rcrhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/rcrhee/), on Flickr

T1i, EF-S 55-250:

(https://v4s1.yimg.com/sl/4117/4869964165_36429252a1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcrhee/4869964165/)
F-18A with Prandtl-Glauert Singularity (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcrhee/4869964165/#) by rcrhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/rcrhee/), on Flickr

Great shot of 'Bottle' (We call him Troll in Salt Lake City) but seriously, top notch. Cool jet too.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: augiet65 on March 01, 2014, 09:25:35 PM
Both of these were taken with a 10D
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Marauder on March 02, 2014, 09:42:15 AM
Canon T3i with EF 70-300 f4-5.6 (NON L):

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: sanj on March 02, 2014, 10:02:27 AM
My most favorite thread on this forum.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: José J. Soto on March 02, 2014, 01:27:22 PM
Vacationing in Puerto Rico.  Canon EOS 7N 35mm camera with the plastic fantastic EF 50mm f/1.8 II.  First three images shot on Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 200 and the last one on Kodak Ektar 100.  Crappy scan by Walgreens. 
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: kyklop on March 02, 2014, 05:32:51 PM
Spruce in backlight. seven year old  shot with Ixus 850 IS
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: yorgasor on March 02, 2014, 05:39:14 PM
I shot these back in 2007 at Yosemite with a 20D and an EF-S 17-85 lens:

This tunnel & clouds shot was my personal favorite for a long, long time.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3816/12890260165_52a8c9e4ec_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/12890260165/)
Tunnel into the fog (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/12890260165/#) by yorgasor (http://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7314/12890688864_025fcc6ca0_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/12890688864/)
El Capitan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/12890688864/#) by yorgasor (http://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7368/12890350533_b9cb162a1b_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/12890350533/)
Half Dome (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/12890350533/#) by yorgasor (http://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Marauder on March 02, 2014, 07:32:24 PM
Wow, the tunnel and clouds photo is truly amazing!   So are the others, but that one really does stand out! 
Lots of other great images in this thread!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: rcrhee on March 03, 2014, 03:42:31 AM
I like the F-18A. Cool shot.  8)


Great shot of 'Bottle' (We call him Troll in Salt Lake City) but seriously, top notch. Cool jet too.

Thanks for the kind comments. I never knew his nickname was bottle (or troll for that matter. I haven't followed Leipheimer's career too closely).
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Marauder on March 03, 2014, 05:52:50 PM
Canon SX10 IS
Almost looks as if he's going to put his catch into the bucket! LOL
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: mrsfotografie on March 04, 2014, 10:51:04 AM
1960's Canon 50mm FL macro adapted to a Sony NEX:
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: funkboy on April 01, 2014, 06:23:17 AM
Vacationing in Puerto Rico.  Canon EOS 7N 35mm camera with the plastic fantastic EF 50mm f/1.8 II.  First three images shot on Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 200 and the last one on Kodak Ektar 100.  Crappy scan by Walgreens.

You know why I love Superia?  Because we could saturate the hell out of the colors & people go "wow, that looks awesome". & it does :-)

A similar look replicated in lightroom draws "dude you blew out all the channels" from the crowd...
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: noncho on April 01, 2014, 10:05:01 AM
Canon SX100 IS
(http://gallery.photo.net/photo/11392870-lg.jpg)

(http://img.photo-forum.net/site_pics/155/1_1277279351.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: verysimplejason on April 06, 2014, 08:32:21 AM
I thought 500D (TI1) isn't old enough...   :)   Taken with TI1 and 100mm F2.8 USM / 55-250mm IS / 50mm F1.8 II

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7439/9650337237_1d5a6a1f04_z.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3813/9648924901_71444cd633_z.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3722/8975754967_458ae92a5e_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: verysimplejason on April 09, 2014, 06:00:40 AM
Just playing with my "old" G11 with underwater casing...  I can't wait to test this out in Krabi.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/13690521633_74605641bf.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 19, 2014, 09:49:22 AM
The Helios is such a great old lens that it hardly seems fair to post shots from it, but since I paid about $25 shipped from Russia, it definitely qualifies as old and cheap!

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7355/13899905372_a23c0ef3fd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nbhDAU)Old Growth, New Growth (https://flic.kr/p/nbhDAU) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: verysimplejason on May 14, 2014, 12:05:13 AM
I really love my G11.  Together with an underwater housing, I can take it almost anywhere without fear.

Man Overboard
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5237/13973566250_960df40537_z.jpg)

The Lone Isle
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2915/13973603210_b5cc7bd1e3_z.jpg)

Smoke Sucker
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7354/14180398713_c85e7d4621_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: V8Beast on September 04, 2014, 10:36:55 PM
This is far from a great shot, but I think the Samsung Galaxy S3 handled the contrast rather well. The shadow noise is terrible, but who cares. I was somewhat distracted from having to drive, so busting out the ND grad filter was out of the question :o As the saying goes, the best camera is the one that you have with you ;D

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p227/V8Beast/20140904_194514-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: V8Beast on September 04, 2014, 10:40:44 PM


The Lone Isle
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2915/13973603210_b5cc7bd1e3_z.jpg)


My goodness, that is one spectacular hunk of rock. Looks like it's about to tip over. Where was this image taken?
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: verysimplejason on September 04, 2014, 11:40:47 PM


The Lone Isle
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2915/13973603210_b5cc7bd1e3_z.jpg)


My goodness, that is one spectacular hunk of rock. Looks like it's about to tip over. Where was this image taken?

This is in Krabi Thailand but more specifically around that area.  I've taken this while island-hopping.  You can also reach this area via Phuket.  This area is stunning not only in the morning but at night.  I don't know how but I want to photograph the plankton in the evening.  The water is lit with something like small fireflies.  I wish I can go back.  For other pics taken from this place, you can visit my flickr account.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: privatebydesign on September 04, 2014, 11:50:09 PM
I don't know how but I want to photograph the plankton in the evening.  The water is lit with something like small fireflies.  I wish I can go back.  For other pics taken from this place, you can visit my flickr account.  Thanks!

It is Bioluminescent bacteria.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: verysimplejason on September 05, 2014, 01:54:46 AM
I don't know how but I want to photograph the plankton in the evening.  The water is lit with something like small fireflies.  I wish I can go back.  For other pics taken from this place, you can visit my flickr account.  Thanks!

It is Bioluminescent bacteria.

It could be but most links if you google it will tell you that its bioluminescent phytoplankton.  Going strictly by their definition, a phytoplankton is considered a plant while bacteria is well, a bacteria.  :)  Anyway, I hope to take their pictures once I returned.  I just don't know if my 6D will be able to do it even with its high ISO capability.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: mrsfotografie on September 05, 2014, 02:09:19 AM
I really love my G11.  Together with an underwater housing, I can take it almost anywhere without fear.

Man Overboard
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5237/13973566250_960df40537_z.jpg)

I love this shot! Well done.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: nineyards on September 05, 2014, 02:23:25 AM
Japanese Gardens
Rebel XTI
EF-S60mm f2.8 macro
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: nineyards on September 05, 2014, 02:26:22 AM
Flowers at Devon Botanical Gardens
Rebel XTI EF-S60mm f2.8 macro
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Omni Images on September 05, 2014, 02:33:06 AM
A few shots of one of my skate team riders.
Taken with a Canon "Snappy" 35mm film underwater camera.
Pic scanned from prints. 1988
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: nineyards on September 05, 2014, 02:40:06 AM
Pre event
XTI
60mm EF-s f2.8
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: verysimplejason on September 05, 2014, 02:44:03 AM
I really love my G11.  Together with an underwater housing, I can take it almost anywhere without fear.

Man Overboard
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5237/13973566250_960df40537_z.jpg)

I love this shot! Well done.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Omni Images on September 05, 2014, 05:19:34 AM
Canon G9 - Blue Bottle.
Canon G9 Rainbow lorrikeet with our signature Mt in the background .. Pigeon House Mountain, named by Captain Cook as he sailed up the coast when he discovered Australia just before he pulled into Sydney harbour.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Omni Images on September 05, 2014, 05:44:20 AM
1985 Sydney, Canon A1 400 F4.5 100asa film
Out of the entire 36 shot roll I managed 3 shots in focus, they were going so fast to keep focus.
This one the pic of the roll.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Omni Images on September 05, 2014, 05:52:55 AM
This steel rigger saw I had a camera with me on site and asked I take a few shots of him at work.
Yes it was about 40 stories straight down ... I wimped out and stood on some planks around the inside with only 4 floors fall below me.
Oh, camera ... Canon .. of course.. A1 35-70 100asa film
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: canon_guy on September 26, 2014, 04:03:52 PM
1000D + EF-s 55-250IS
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2467/3744950340_943eb5eea0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3744950340/)
man (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3744950340/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr

1000D + EF-s 55-250IS
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2716/4148332767_d23f3746d1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/4148332767/)
green army man (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/4148332767/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr

1000D + kit lens
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2169/3540222767_2c83603124_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3540222767/)
Church light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3540222767/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr

1000D + kit lens
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2466/3575570945_3d9ba59a38_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3575570945/)
Florence view (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/3575570945/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr

oo, fantastic lense!!!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: canon_guy on September 26, 2014, 04:05:38 PM
S95 from RAW:

(http://www.phildweddingphotography.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/switzerland-driving-roads-6.jpg)

(http://www.phildweddingphotography.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/switzerland-driving-roads-10.jpg)

More here: http://www.phildweddingphotography.co.uk/index.php/2011/06/switzerland-passes-landscape/ (http://www.phildweddingphotography.co.uk/index.php/2011/06/switzerland-passes-landscape/)

S95? what camera?
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: hovland on October 04, 2014, 05:08:19 AM
Soligor FD 80-200 f/3,5, at 200mm f/4,0.  And a $44.50 lens adaptor with element. (lens cost 0,-)
(http://home.nenett.no/bph/bilder/diverse/9Z6A5088.jpg)
The lens was surprisingly sharp.
Title: Canon Pro 90IS and Olympus E20
Post by: AaronT on October 04, 2014, 09:15:25 AM
First 2 photos with the Canon Pro 90IS. The last photo is with an Olympus E20.
http://nobark.com/OldCameraPics/3%20aloof%20geese.jpg (http://nobark.com/OldCameraPics/3%20aloof%20geese.jpg)
http://nobark.com/OldCameraPics/RenCen11.jpg (http://nobark.com/OldCameraPics/RenCen11.jpg)
http://nobark.com/OldCameraPics/George-Suzuki750-517.jpg (http://nobark.com/OldCameraPics/George-Suzuki750-517.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: mukul on October 05, 2014, 01:44:18 AM
Here is my entry
Nokia 5233 @2MP
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: gilespj on October 05, 2014, 03:29:42 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3575/3376197821_b64c0311d3.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/69kTZg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3555/3381895184_56c3156455.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/69R6BE)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3438/3381085235_44e0863b4d.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/69LWR2)

All taken with the Canon 450d, old but a great camera.

First two where taken with the sigma 150-500, not exactly cheep but it is in its class, last few taken with a canon EF90-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: beforeEos Camaras on October 05, 2014, 08:06:29 AM
one of my first dslr  photos t1i
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: meywd on October 05, 2014, 10:13:25 AM
600D + 70-200 f4L USM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3792/10241196956_08b1f0f480_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gAYP4j)
Sunrise in the Jordanian Desert (https://flic.kr/p/gAYP4j) by meywd84 (https://www.flickr.com/people/59275324@N00/), on Flickr

600D + 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/15215486920_e7937c27c2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pbxmao)
'Middle East' Eurasian Jay (https://flic.kr/p/pbxmao) by meywd84 (https://www.flickr.com/people/59275324@N00/), on Flickr

600D + Kit lens (EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5 II)
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8097/8574340485_294714c317_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/e4FJGD)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/e4FJGD) by meywd84 (https://www.flickr.com/people/59275324@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Click on October 05, 2014, 10:31:50 AM
All taken with the Canon 450d, old but a great camera.

First two where taken with the sigma 150-500, not exactly cheep but it is in its class, last few taken with a canon EF90-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM


Great series...And welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Click on October 05, 2014, 10:37:24 AM
I really like the Sunrise in the Jordanian Desert. Nicely done meywd.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: meywd on October 05, 2014, 10:49:58 AM
I really like the Sunrise in the Jordanian Desert. Nicely done meywd.

Thank you click  :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: henrywang on October 05, 2014, 11:32:21 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3909/14903586273_6629fc848e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oGYLY2)Hyatt Carmel (https://flic.kr/p/oGYLY2) by henry wang photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/122072541@N02/), on Flickr

taken with 550D and kit lens, Magic Lantern auto HDR bracketing
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: nineyards on October 05, 2014, 12:37:52 PM
One of my first forays into the world of manual mode shooting
I like to think of it as a beer or rum wagon, but it was probably a milk wagon or something equally as tame

Rebel XTI (I think it was called a "Kiss" overseas)
EFs 60mm macro
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: benique on October 06, 2014, 09:32:47 AM
Here are some photos taken with my EOS 650D and a SMC Takumar 55mm F1.8. I really like this lens.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: tayassu on October 06, 2014, 11:15:42 AM
As my 7D is in the "hospital" at the Moment, I got my very first camera out of retirement: the PowerShot A520... worse ISO Performance at ISO400 than my 7D @ISO12800, but who cares? Love this thing, has got ISO50 and an OVF!! :D
#vintageselfie ;)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: tomscott on October 06, 2014, 11:50:10 AM
Bronica ETRSI 6x4.5 medium format, 70mm F2.8 and 40mm F4 scanned with Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED. Cant remember the film but it was a nice warm contrasty film at 100ISO.

Absolutely love this bad boy! This is the camera I used to learn during my Fine Art Photography degree at University. Nothing comes close to the quality not even my 5DMKIII.

I won Illford technical photographer of the year 2010 with the shot of the mannequin below.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8332/8365036635_69fa0ffa18_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dKbZXz)Mannequin, N Arnisons & Son, Remnants (https://flic.kr/p/dKbZXz) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8469/8366070846_4bef40dfdd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dKhioN)Calculator, N Arnisons & Son, Remnants (https://flic.kr/p/dKhioN) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8512/8366110630_ba3842ef64_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dKhvdJ)Sowing machine, N Arnisons & Son, Remnants (https://flic.kr/p/dKhvdJ) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8074/8365042727_459502445a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dKc2LB)Mannequin, N Arnisons & Son, Remnants (https://flic.kr/p/dKc2LB) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

This work was my final year project, this was my artist statement:

This work is based upon the documentation of one of the oldest family business in the UK, N. Arnison & Sons. Established in 1742 is becoming one of the few independently run family business, selling high quality goods and servicing the local community. The building itself being a historic monument in its own right, is abundant with history. It was primarily built as a residence by a wealthy family called the Cookson's, who were the grand parents of the famous Lakeland poet William Wordsworth. Although the work is about the preservation of the business, the work is personal as it has been the backbone to my family history for 8 generations.

The work is not based in the everyday areas of the shop as I have focused in on the areas which are out of public view. This space is abandoned and has been left in a degrading time frame since it has been absent from its residence. The rooms which were once maid and workrooms are now laid bare to occupy the discarded paraphernalia and remnants of people who lived and worked there. This relationship between the objects, people and history increases its importance of the environment. Why the objects are there, the remnants of peoples belongings and existence, an age gone by but preserved in this degrading time frame encapsulated through the space directly relating to the family history.

The objects are by no way extraordinary, but the mannequins are void of the space they occupy. The mannequins remain inanimate to the space, yet still relate to it through the way they are arranged . This arrangement produces a surreal and uncanny atmosphere. It could almost be a scene from the holocaust but the faces tell a different story, more a story of hope. The photographs have given these objects a new lease of life through the documentation, that the space, objects and people wont be forgotten when the business ceases to exist.   

Few others from the same series with a 40D and 17-85mm so I suppose also old and cheap gear, at the time was the best I could afford digitally.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8333/8365027151_77a3c70e21_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dKbX94)Mannequin, N Arnisons & Son, Remnants (https://flic.kr/p/dKbX94) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8465/8365023279_1fb742d254_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dKbVZi)Mannequin, N Arnisons & Son, Remnants (https://flic.kr/p/dKbVZi) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/8366093290_cd49f4301f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dKhq4L)Mannequin, N Arnisons & Son, Remnants (https://flic.kr/p/dKhq4L) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

Few more here if your interested

https://flic.kr/s/aHsjDy1ohi
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: arjay on October 06, 2014, 01:34:50 PM
Taken with Olympus C-5050 in 2003
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: V8Beast on October 07, 2014, 10:14:36 PM
Brilliant shots as always, Tom!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Omni Images on October 08, 2014, 12:26:44 AM
Dal Lake, Shrinagar Kashmir 1986
Canon A1 fuji 100 film
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: TMSCanon on October 10, 2014, 08:19:48 PM
Canon 20D + Tamron 17-50mm.  Grand Tetons!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Aglet on October 11, 2014, 02:09:51 AM
Taken with Olympus C-5050 in 2003

Now THAT is what really qualifies in this gallery, IMO! :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: danski0224 on October 11, 2014, 07:01:20 AM
The camera is old and cheap now: Canon 1D (MK I)- easy to find these for about $300 or less (mine is a well cared for survivor). The lens is not old or "cheap": Canon 100L Macro.

Pretty good for 4.2mp :) Yeah, focus isn't on the eyes of the bee. Operator error.

This is pretty much straight out of the camera. I have noticed that the 1D files respond very well to a little bit of sharpening, at least with Canon's DPP. The 1D RAW files are not coded correctly, so 3rd party software will not recognize them unless you change the file extension, and then the RAW files are not read by DPP...

I could dig out some pictures taken with a Power Shot G2 that I purchased new for like $800 at the time- certainly not cheap then. I still have it. The 1D was like 10X that back then, and less than 1/2 of that today...
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: mrsfotografie on October 11, 2014, 08:37:03 AM
As my 7D is in the "hospital" at the Moment, I got my very first camera out of retirement: the PowerShot A520... worse ISO Performance at ISO400 than my 7D @ISO12800, but who cares? Love this thing, has got ISO50 and an OVF!! :D
#vintageselfie ;)

I had a Canon PowerShot A590 IS that I loved. Unfortunately it had a lens centering defect that was apparent in the middle of the zoom range. No matter, here's a panorama of Porto de Luanda I made from the top floor of Hotel Presidente, Luanda, Angola. The A590 IS was perfect for this business trip because I didn't dare take my DSLR over there... The a590 IS was very practical and it was the smallest and cheapest *real* camera that I have owned. In fact I may at some point try to find a good copy for nostalgia sake (and it's still a really great little camera with great controls and fantastic color reproduction).
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Khnnielsen on October 11, 2014, 08:56:22 AM
I shot this with a Mamiya /sekor SX 135mm f2.8 on a Canon t3i. I found the lens at the bottom of a big box of used photographic gear, which the camera store was practically was giving away because most of it was mostly broken.

I can only shoot it wide open, but it's tack sharp and I really like the colours and bokeh.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10668813_10204139043509421_7778589560040224451_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: TMSCanon on October 11, 2014, 10:26:45 AM
To: "mrsfotografie" & "tayassu"
You've inspired me to share my image of Black Beach in San Diego.  I like this image so much that I printed it and have it hanging in my house.  It constantly amazes me that I took it with a Canon SD600, even now that I have much more advanced equipment.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: mrsfotografie on October 11, 2014, 11:33:56 AM
To: "mrsfotografie" & "tayassu"
You've inspired me to share my image of Black Beach in San Diego.  I like this image so much that I printed it and have it hanging in my house.  It constantly amazes me that I took it with a Canon SD600, even now that I have much more advanced equipment.

That is a very nice shot and it shows the great color reproduction and tonal qualities that Canon Powershots can be capable of. Thanks for sharing :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: ChristopherMarkPerez on October 11, 2014, 12:34:58 PM
Canon A640 10mpixel in India deep in the wilderness near the border between Karnataka and Kerela where the Indian "Robin Hood" used to worship in a hilltop temple.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/223/480445674_000a76fabd_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JspL7)Sadhu - Sri Gopalswami Temple (https://flic.kr/p/JspL7) by Christopher Mark Perez (https://www.flickr.com/people/98866631@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: tayassu on October 14, 2014, 11:12:28 AM
To: "mrsfotografie" & "tayassu"
You've inspired me to share my image of Black Beach in San Diego.  I like this image so much that I printed it and have it hanging in my house.  It constantly amazes me that I took it with a Canon SD600, even now that I have much more advanced equipment.

That is a very nice shot and it shows the great color reproduction and tonal qualities that Canon Powershots can be capable of. Thanks for sharing :)
+1 :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: meywd on October 16, 2014, 04:54:01 AM
600D + Kit lens (EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5 II) HDR
(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/86532579/m%3D900/e23ece0c683a5936a5a03b28fcf73c6c) (https://500px.com/photo/86532579/dubai-by-mahmoud-darwish)
Dubai (https://500px.com/photo/86532579/dubai-by-mahmoud-darwish)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 16, 2014, 11:35:03 AM
My old beat up Soviet era Helios 44-2 rarely disappoints me.  It looks like garbage but takes amazing pictures:
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: rpt on October 16, 2014, 10:20:53 PM
My old beat up Soviet era Helios 44-2 rarely disappoints me.  It looks like garbage but takes amazing pictures:
Nice!
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Ryan708 on January 27, 2015, 07:08:28 PM
Taken with a Rebel "g" with a 35-80 4-5.6 iii.  ISO 200 kodak gold film, I paid more for the film than the camera. Camera and lens was $5 at a flea market, but I had to repair the lens, as the internals were cocked sideways and jammed.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: andarx on January 27, 2015, 09:43:51 PM
Formula 5 MC 135 2.8, M 42 on 5DII
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: mrsfotografie on January 28, 2015, 11:52:23 AM
Taken with a Rebel "g" with a 35-80 4-5.6 iii.  ISO 200 kodak gold film, I paid more for the film than the camera. Camera and lens was $5 at a flea market, but I had to repair the lens, as the internals were cocked sideways and jammed.

Cool, that's real photography on budget :)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Ryan708 on January 28, 2015, 01:38:52 PM
The worst lens ever! haha
-magnifying glass
-pringles can
-electrical and duct tape
-25mm extension tube for a mount
I dont know which looks worse....
fixed focal length (i would guess about 135mm) but the worst part is the fixed FOCUS distance haha. I've heard of zooming with your feet, but what about focusing?
If i had painted the inside flat black instead of being reflective it probably wouldnt have been that bad
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: drolo61 on January 29, 2015, 03:02:23 AM
Double thumbs up for cheapness ;-))))
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Machaon on January 29, 2015, 04:30:39 AM
The worst lens ever! haha
-magnifying glass
-pringles can
-electrical and duct tape
-25mm extension tube for a mount

Awesome, manufacturing one's own camera out of duct tape!

I love the idea.  Maybe I'll try my hand at medium format one rainy weekend...

What did you use for a shutter?  The lid of the Pringles can?
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Ryan708 on January 29, 2015, 06:57:55 AM
I'm sorry I did not specify, I hooked it up to my 60 and shot in manual mode. Only a cheap lens on an expensive body. The EXIF data says 50mm because the chip in the extension tube I used reports at 50mm
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on January 29, 2015, 03:30:12 PM
Helios 44-2 - if I could own only one of my vintage glass collection, it would be this one.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7562/16324131481_0cac7acaba_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qSvryM)Those Puppy Eyes (https://flic.kr/p/qSvryM) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: tcmatthews on February 08, 2015, 12:44:25 PM
Lets say this is a little bit of old and a little bet of new.  My A7 II test pictures with Canon FD 35f2 SSC II.  Taken yesterday at JSC Rocket Park.  I find it remarkable how much this lens picked up on Ebay for $50 performs like a modern lens. 
 
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: danski0224 on February 08, 2015, 12:56:42 PM
What's even more amazing is that those engines were drawn by hand and calculations done with a slide rule...

 :o
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: privatebydesign on February 08, 2015, 01:24:39 PM
What's even more amazing is that those engines were drawn by hand and calculations done with a slide rule...

 :o

I used to work with a Rolls Royce Aero engine designer, he said before CAD they wouldn't pre draw the pipework but give the roughed up engine to the senior fitters with instructions as to what went where, those fitters then worked out the best way to route all the pipework and their initial pipes were then taken off and drawn up and manufactured.

I always found that interesting.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on February 08, 2015, 02:23:53 PM
Recently picked up an old Zeiss Planar T* 1.7/50mm.  Still an amazing lens.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7399/16269550050_9c9f7acd25_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qMFGpC)Pembroke City Hall, 6 O'Clock (https://flic.kr/p/qMFGpC) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr

I've gotten a number of unique images with it already.  There is just something about it...
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: danski0224 on February 08, 2015, 02:41:29 PM
I used to work with a Rolls Royce Aero engine designer, he said before CAD they wouldn't pre draw the pipework but give the roughed up engine to the senior fitters with instructions as to what went where, those fitters then worked out the best way to route all the pipework and their initial pipes were then taken off and drawn up and manufactured.

I always found that interesting.

I believe it, probably the fastest way to get to a solution with the least amount of waste and rework with the available technology.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: wisselink on February 08, 2015, 04:17:58 PM
First photo post here, not even made with a Canon camera, the shot is taken with a Fuji FinePix S2000HD. I'm glad I don't use this camera anymore it is good for nothing, I like this shot though.

(http://pimwisselink.nl/image/portfolio/freework/Israel_07A_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: global pillage on February 08, 2015, 05:42:07 PM
https://fstoppers.com/natural-light/photographer-snaps-nearly-hundred-photos-day-homemade-camera-4848
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on February 08, 2015, 06:00:52 PM
First photo post here, not even made with a Canon camera, the shot is taken with a Fuji FinePix S2000HD. I'm glad I don't use this camera anymore it is good for nothing, I like this shot though.

(http://pimwisselink.nl/image/portfolio/freework/Israel_07A_01.jpg)

I once shot up that same street in Jerusalem (2008, I believe).  It was one of my first photos to get Explored on Flickr, so will always be special to me.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: ejenner on February 09, 2015, 01:08:30 AM
I don't know why, but something about these appeals to me.  T1i with a piece of card (with a hole in it) for a 'lens'.  On thing about a pinhole lens is you see every speck on the sensor.  I don't think I could get this look with PP.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: mps on February 09, 2015, 01:42:13 PM
canon 20d + tamron 19-35mm... back in 2007
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: sdsr on February 10, 2015, 09:49:59 PM
I guess we should try to stick with Canon equipment here, which limits me somewhat as my old cheap gear consists of lenses which I only use on non-Canon mirrorless bodies, and only one of those lenses is a Canon, an FD 55mm 1.2 which I seldom use because I haven't yet found an adapter I like using it with; and I won't claim that any of these are great, but here are five (I hope their self-explanatory labels will accompany them):

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: sdsr on February 10, 2015, 09:56:32 PM
My cheapest old lens is a Vivitar 135mm 2.8, which came with its original leather case, all in excellent condition, for $30.  My most expensive is a Minolta 58mm 1.2, which cost rather more than that, but still much less than any current 1.2 lens.  Here are two via the former, one via the latter (an unintended grab of an unexpected sunset as I was leaving my apt. a couple of evenings ago).   I should probably not add any more non-Canon shots....
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: mrsfotografie on February 11, 2015, 01:55:44 AM
I was having mirrorless fun too, last weekend. What a way to celebrate a good beer  8)

1st photo: Sony Alpha 6000 + Metabones Speedbooster + Canon FDn 28mm f/2.8

2nd photo: Sony Alpha 6000 + Metabones Speedbooster + Canon FDn 50mm f/1.4
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on February 11, 2015, 09:49:02 AM
Some great shots.  I love shooting with vintage glass.  My most recent toy is a vintage Zeiss Planar T* 1.7/50mm.  Really quite a beautiful lens, and very sharp when you nail focus.

Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: sdsr on February 12, 2015, 03:12:44 PM
Some great shots.  I love shooting with vintage glass.  My most recent toy is a vintage Zeiss Planar T* 1.7/50mm.  Really quite a beautiful lens, and very sharp when you nail focus.

I share your enthusiasm, an enthusiasm I wouldn't have if mirrorless cameras hadn't made vintage lenses so easy to use; that's probably the chief appeal to me of the Sony a7 line - not the resolution, not the dynamic range, but the fact that they're so far the only FF mirrorless option.

I probably have too many c. 50mm lenses already, but you certainly make this one look appealing - then again, I suspect you could make any lens look good....  I love the colors (among other things) in this photo.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: verysimplejason on March 01, 2015, 03:25:14 PM
I love my Ti1 (500D) and I still miss it.  I'll not think twice using it together with my 6D.  I get it back from my Dad and just give him something from the G-series.  :)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8335/8115061398_1327714438_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on March 03, 2015, 11:46:01 AM
Some great shots.  I love shooting with vintage glass.  My most recent toy is a vintage Zeiss Planar T* 1.7/50mm.  Really quite a beautiful lens, and very sharp when you nail focus.

I share your enthusiasm, an enthusiasm I wouldn't have if mirrorless cameras hadn't made vintage lenses so easy to use; that's probably the chief appeal to me of the Sony a7 line - not the resolution, not the dynamic range, but the fact that they're so far the only FF mirrorless option.

I probably have too many c. 50mm lenses already, but you certainly make this one look appealing - then again, I suspect you could make any lens look good....  I love the colors (among other things) in this photo.

The color rendition is a true strength of the lens.  It also has a very nice 3D quality.  I've taken to using it for my video reviews because I don't have a lot of time to spend on color grading.  It looks good out of the camera.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Andy_Hodapp on March 08, 2015, 07:43:53 PM
Some shots taken with the Canon S100.  I try to carry it everywhere, still such an amazing camera for the price and size!

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8692/16732359416_acb13979ce_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ruzHvs)IMG_5762-2 (https://flic.kr/p/ruzHvs) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7609/16570954450_053326674b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rfjtrd)IMG_5738 (https://flic.kr/p/rfjtrd) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7449/16552515502_73a05195de_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rdFYbj)IMG_5712-2 (https://flic.kr/p/rdFYbj) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8683/15911846523_9780a3e858_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qf5nBr)IMG_5716 (https://flic.kr/p/qf5nBr) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7342/15911853053_bd20d88b1a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qf5py2)IMG_5706-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/qf5py2) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5555/14973889249_4c30d27555_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oPc6Ai)IMG_5456 (https://flic.kr/p/oPc6Ai) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5592/14838463751_49567f94fb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oBe1iV)IMG_5296 (https://flic.kr/p/oBe1iV) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7335/11126574343_8210620d8c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/hXdAUF)IMG_4532 (https://flic.kr/p/hXdAUF) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3843/14847178512_1a700a672c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oBZEUq)IMG_5304 (https://flic.kr/p/oBZEUq) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3918/14669345279_693b49456b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/omhehc)IMG_5333 (https://flic.kr/p/omhehc) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on March 31, 2015, 11:51:40 AM
Those are some cool images, Andy.

Here's another from the vintage Zeiss Distagon 1.7/50mm.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7284/16911281365_19120db447_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rLoJLD)Dawn in Branson (https://flic.kr/p/rLoJLD) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: sanj on March 31, 2015, 01:07:10 PM
https://flic.kr/p/qMFGpC

Brilliant
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: mrsfotografie on March 31, 2015, 01:14:17 PM
This was taken with a Canon Ixus 132, bought new for €69,-  8)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: triggermike on March 31, 2015, 02:50:35 PM
Canon 10D (although it wasn't that cheap back then) with Canon non-L 75-300 IS.
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: noncho on August 08, 2016, 03:36:55 AM
From my latest cheap sports setup 1D mk IV + old Sigma 300 F4 APO Macro (both for 800$):

(http://www.nonchoiliev.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/IMGL0437_.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: Sporgon on August 08, 2016, 03:52:43 AM
Bought another 5D, a mint late serial number sleeper. Just couldn't resist.

5D + Helios 58mm f/2 ( the 44m-4 for any Helios connoisseurs). Body is from 2008, lens from 1984. Total package £270  ;)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: noncho on February 09, 2017, 03:45:05 AM
Indoor sports usually needs the best performing gear. I'm currently shooting an ATP250 tennis tournament with gear less than 1/10 of the cost of the price of the usual gear around.
The usual gear that it's being used is 1D X II with 70-200 2.8 L II + 300 2.8L IS.
I'm using 1D mk IV with old 200 2.8L (with some fungus inside).

Example crops from JPEG, only contrast added.

(http://www.nonchoiliev.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/AE8E5451_.jpg)

(http://www.nonchoiliev.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/AE8E5442_.jpg)

(http://www.nonchoiliev.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/AE8E5325_.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
Post by: rpt on February 09, 2017, 09:38:07 AM
Indoor sports usually needs the best performing gear. I'm currently shooting an ATP250 tennis tournament with gear less than 1/10 of the cost of the price of the usual gear around.
The usual gear that it's being used is 1D X II with 70-200 2.8 L II + 300 2.8L IS.
I'm using 1D mk IV with old 200 2.8L (with some fungus inside).

Example crops from JPEG, only contrast added.

Quite impressive.