July 30, 2014, 10:54:54 PM

Author Topic: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.  (Read 19251 times)

instaimage

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 34
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2012, 10:01:56 AM »
This is a great one!  Fun to see what people have... and have come from.

1991 Canon AE-1
2002 (late) Canon 1D (started photo business...)
2005 Canon 1D Mk2 (2)
2007 Canon 30D (2)
2009 Canon 7D
2010 Canon 7D (another), Canon 60D
2012 Canon 5D3 (2), Canon 1DX (2)

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2012, 10:01:56 AM »

KyleSTL

  • 7D
  • *****
  • Posts: 413
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2012, 10:14:19 AM »
1999 - Nikon FM (HS photography class)
2002 - Sony P71 P&S
2006 - Canon SD600
2010 - Canon XT
2011 - Canon XTi
2012 (Feb) - Canon 30D (also picked up an S90)
2012 (Sep) - Canon 5D
Canon EOS 5D | Tamron 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 | 24-105mm f/4L IS USM | 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM | 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM
15mm f/2.8 Fisheye | 28mm f/1.8 USM | 50mm f/1.4 USM | 85mm f/1.8 USM | 3x 420EX | ST-E2 | Canon S90 | SD600 w/ WP-DC4

can0nfan2379

  • Rebel SL1
  • ***
  • Posts: 80
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2012, 10:50:16 AM »
1988-1995 - Cheap film camera, don't remember what type
2000 - Canon Elan II (still have it, still a good simple 35mm)
2000 - Nikon Coolpix (My first digital camera, paid $1600. DSLRs at this time were way too expensive.  Camera kept giving error messages after I had it for about 2 years (used very lightly), became unusable, no response from Nikon Service -- this event is what kept me from considering a Nikon DSLR as I wasn't too heavily invested in Canon glass yet)
2006 - 30D
2010 - 7D
2012 - 5D3
5D3  |  Zeiss ZE 21/2.8  |  Zeiss ZE 50/2.0  |  EF 85 1.2LII  |  EF 70-200 2.8L IS I  |  EF 300 2.8L IS I  |  EF 500 4L IS I  |  TC 1.4x III  |  RRS MH-01 + MC34  |  F-Stop Tilopa BC

dgarman

  • Guest
Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2012, 10:51:51 AM »
1971 - Canon FT (yes they made cameras in the dark ages)
2002 - Casio 3000EX
2004 - Canon Digital Rebel
2006 - Canon 30D
2012 - Canon 7D

Einstein333

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 12
    • View Profile
40D forever? ;-)
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2012, 11:56:12 AM »
I have been using my 40D for about 5 years now and I still don't see a new camera that offers enough improvement to justify an update. Maybe the 7D mkII (I hope)...

brianboru

  • Rebel SL1
  • ***
  • Posts: 83
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2012, 12:12:18 PM »
  • 1980 and on - I would borrow my Dad's Yashica FR-1
  • 1981 - Gifted Kodak Ektralite 400 (110 film)
  • 1986 - Gifted Canon Sureshot Supreme
  • 1994 - Canon 10s (35mm film with EF 25-105 f3.5/4.5 lens)
  • 2001 - Canon s40
  • 2008 - Canon 40D, EF 28-135 IS, EF 75-300
  • 2009 - EF 70-200 f/4.0L - sold  EF 75-300
  • 2010 - EF 50 f1.8, Lightroom
  • 2011 - Canon s95, Photoshop
  • 2012 - Canon 7D, Kenko 1.4x, EF 40mm f2.8, EF 17-40 f4.0L, 430EXII, Several MF lenses via adapter, Plustek Optifilm 7400
  • 2013? - EF 70/300L or 100-400L
  • 2014? - Canon 5Diii - (Most likely whenever it hits a fire-sale after the 5div is announced)
So a slow building of equipment.  I'm obviously an enthusiast - my equipment and interest got more serious when I wanted to start getting good sports shots of my kids.  A fun thing to track from Lightroom is shutter count through the years:
  • Before 2008 - Around 1000 per year
  • 2008 - 3,600
  • 2009 - 5,600
  • 2010 - 6,300
  • 2011 - 8,800
  • 2012 - over 10,000
« Last Edit: November 01, 2012, 12:31:06 PM by brianboru »
7D, EOS M, S95, 40D, S40, 10S, ...
EF 70-200 f4.0 L, EF 17-40 f4.0 L, EF 40mm f2.8, EF 28-135,  Sigma 30mm f1.4 EX, ....

kbmelb

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 131
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2012, 12:30:23 PM »
Film:
1987 Pentax K-1000 w/50 2.0 (still own)
1989 Canon EOS 650 w/35-70
1991 Nikon 4004 w/35-70
1998 Nikon FM10 w/35-70 & 70-210 (still own)

Digital:
2001 Fuji Fine Pix MX2900
2002 Nikon Coolpix 5000 (still own)

DSLR: (w/various lenses)
2007 Canon 40D (sold 2008)
2008 Canon 5D MkII (still own)
2010 Canon 7D (sold after 4 months)
2010 Canon 1Ds MkII (still own)
2012 Canon 5D MkIII

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2012, 12:30:23 PM »

jabeling

  • Guest
Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2012, 12:31:05 PM »
1997   Nikon FM2
1998   Nikon FM2
1998   Nikon F4
1999   Nikon F100
2001   Canon 1V
2003   Canon 1Ds
2005   Canon 5D
2008   Canon 5D MK2
2012   Canon 5D MK3

Smurf1811

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 35
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2012, 01:04:54 PM »
2010 - EOS 1000D and 60D
2011 - Olympus PEN EP-2
2012 - sold the PEN and bought a 5D Mark II, sold the 60D an bought a 1D Mark III, sold the 1D Mark III and    bought a 5D Mark III
2012/2013 - 1DX

I still have the 1000D  ;)  O.K. ....and the 5D's Mark II and III
Before: Canon-Fanboy with 16 Lenses
After: Nikon D4, Nikon D800, Nikon D610, 10,5mm f 2.8 DX, 14-24mm f 2.8, 16mm f 2.8, PC-E 24mm f 3.5, 24mm 1.4, 24-70mm f 2.8, 28-300mm f 3.5-5.6, 35mm f 1.4, PC-E 45mm f 2.8, 50mm f 1.4, 58mm f 1.4, 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II, 85mm f 1.4, 105mm f 2.8 VR, 2 x SB-910

IronChef

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 22
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #39 on: November 01, 2012, 01:13:09 PM »
2008 450D 

 8)

florianbieler.de

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 192
    • View Profile
    • florianbieler.de photography
Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2012, 01:23:21 PM »
2010: EOS 500D
2012: EOS 5D Mark III

EOS 5D Mark III · Canon 17-40 4.0L · Sigma 35 1.4 · Sigma 85 1.4 · Canon 70-200 4.0L IS · Tamron 150-600 5-6.3 VC
EOS M · Canon 22 2.0 · florianbieler.de

nvsravank

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 48
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2012, 01:34:39 PM »
2000 Canon 7E (still own it, not using)
2003 Canon 1V (sold in 2006)
Digital
2006 Canon 5D (still using)
2012 Canon 5D Mark III (still using)

Lenses are a different story - More movement there.
2000 - 28 -135 (I think, Sold in 2004)
2001 - 70-300 (sold in 2002)
2002 - 70-200 F2.8 IS L (sold in 2011)
2003 - 2.x Converter (sold in 2012)
2004 - 24-70 F2.8 L (still using)
2006 - 100 mm macro (sold in 2011)
2008 - 90mm TSE (still using)
2011 - 100mm F2.8 Macro L (still using)
2012 - 70-200 F2.8 IS Mark II L (still using)
2012 - 24-105 F4 IS L (still using)
2012 - 1.4X Version III converter (still using)

Strictly following better glass before better camera model :)
Aspirations
24-70 F2.8 IS L (when it is announced. This will be preorder)
One more F2.8 70-200 IS lens (need it for business needs)
85 F1.2L
24 TSE
200-400 with 1.4X converter in built
36 MP camera when it is released (As long auto focus is as good as 5D Mark III)

AudioGlenn

  • 7D
  • *****
  • Posts: 351
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #42 on: November 01, 2012, 01:41:03 PM »
1996: Canon P&S film camera (model unknown)
2003: Canon A6 (i think)
2005: Canon S2IS (i think)-now currently being beaten up by one of my nephews
Jan 2012: T3i
May 2012: 60D

February 2013: 5D mmiii for myself as a birthday gift hopefully =)
5D mkIII  |  40 f/2.8 | 8-15 f/4L | 24-70 f/2.8L II | 70-200 f/2.8L IS II | 1.4x III TC | 600ex-rt | 430 ex ii | EOS M+22mm f/2 | EF to EF-M adapter

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #42 on: November 01, 2012, 01:41:03 PM »

Bob Howland

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 246
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #43 on: November 01, 2012, 01:58:21 PM »
1973 - Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II (manual metering, with the lens stopped down. Ugh!)

1975 - 1997 - In order, (2) Canon FTb, AE-1, A-1 bodies and about 10 lenses. The primes were good but the zooms sucked.

1997 - Canon EOS Elan II Film body (Sold all my FD MF gear. Started buying high quality lenses, taking a "systems" approach, instead of what I could easily afford. Currently own 17 lenses and haven't sold any. However, the Sigma 28-70 f/2.8 zoom I bought with the body died in 2004.)

2002 - EOS-3 body, which I still own, but never use. I still love how this handles, but the 5D3 is fully its equal.

2004 - 10D body, because I couldn't stand scanning negatives and slides any more. "Sold" the body to a friend in 2006

2005 - 5D body, because I was photographing bands at the time and the 10D wasn't good enough.

2007 - 40D body, because I was photographing auto and motorcycle racing at the time and the 5D makes a terrible sports body.  A FF body and APS-C body together make a superb combination.

2012 - 5D3 and 7D bodies, because I wanted something better at high ISO than the 5D and the 40D shutter release button is getting flaky. The 5D3 is so good at high ISO that I may sell my five high speed primes from 24mm to 135mm that I used to photograph bands. The 5D was given to a friend who uses it with a 28-200 and has far more camera than she knows how to use. I still own the 40D and use it as a remote triggered with Pocket Wizards.

Oh yes, I also own a Panasonic HDC-TM700 video camera and a G10 P&S. Given enough light, the TM700 is a much better video camera than either the 5D3 or 7D, and the G10 is just so convenient.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2012, 02:01:26 PM by Bob Howland »

crasher8

  • Guest
Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2012, 02:08:16 PM »
Wow, I am surprised at the low volume of those who went through the digital ranks starting with the 1st Rebel.  A lot of folks jumped right into the higher tiers, some because they kept the same higher standards from the film bodies used I guess.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Natural Progression of Camera Bodies. Type Your story below.
« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2012, 02:08:16 PM »