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« Reply #45 on: November 01, 2012, 02:10:45 PM »
Well, if we're talking lenses too:

2010 - 18-55mm II (sold in 2011)
2010 - 50mm f/1.8 II (sold in 2011)
2011 - 100-300mm USM (sold in 2012)
2011 - 28mm f/2.8 (sold in 2012)
2011 - 28-135mm (sold in 2012)
2011 - 17-85mm (currently for sale)
2012 - 50mm f/1.8 I
2012 - 35mm f/2
2012 - Tamron 200-400mm f/5.6 (sold 2012)
2012 - 85mm f/1.8 USM
2012 - 70-210mm USM
2012 - 15mm Fisheye
2012 - 28-105mm II USM
2012 - Tamron 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5

A lot of the stuff I have (and had) was purchased broken and fixed.  I've fixed 7 lenses, 13 bodies, and a flash commander.  In all, out of pocket over the past 3 years I have spent just a shade over $1000 for all my equipment (and profitted around $1500 fixing stuff I never intended to keep).  Not a bad hobby, and it keeps my wife happy that my photography interest doesn't really cost anything, as I haven't spent above what I make fixing stuff, and occasionally keeping stuff I've fixed.
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« Reply #45 on: November 01, 2012, 02:10:45 PM »

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« Reply #46 on: November 01, 2012, 02:16:58 PM »

1995 - Dad's old Pentax film camera off and on with my Kodak consumer camera
1998 - Canon G3 (which got a LOT of use)
2010 - Canon Rebel T2i, first entry into DSLR for the ability to swap lenses and do more creatively. Bought a 50mm f/1.8 II to go with my kit lens. Shortly after I ditched my kit lens, bought a 24-70L and use it as my walk around
2012 - Canon 5D3 w/ the 50 and 24-70L where I am today.

Still very much learning, but wanted gear that would outpace me for a long time to come and that would allow me to do whatever I wanted to.
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« Reply #47 on: November 01, 2012, 02:50:55 PM »
Well, when I was in college ('85 or so)..I got a Nikon FA black body, 35mm camera.

I used it up until about 1990...and it has been mothballed since about then.

My first camera really since then, the Canon 5D3....got it first of the summer.

Sure is fun....

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« Reply #48 on: November 01, 2012, 02:53:46 PM »
FUTURE: Waiting for the new 100-400

Knowing you... it has to be a F2.8 or bust baby!   :P
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« Reply #49 on: November 01, 2012, 02:54:46 PM »
Hello everyone.

This thread seemed like a good way for me to introduce myself to the forum here. I've been reading along for quite a while but never posted before.

First camera (c1999): Some random off-brand 35mm P&S camera my Grandmother gave me as a birthday present. I don't think it even had adjustable exposure, making it about one step up from a disposable.

(mid 2000s): I had a couple different hand-me-down P&S digital cameras, followed by a Powershot which I have to this day.

(January 2009): I started to take photography a little more seriously when my Dad gave me his Olympus E-300 DSLR and a couple of lenses. That was a fugly camera but, for me, it took great pictures.

(December 2009): After starting to outgrow the E-300, I sold it and bought another Ollie, this time an E-620 plus an f2.8 standard zoom.

(April 2010): My Dad decided to switch to Canon in the form of a 7D, so I ended up with his Olympus E-3, which together with the E-620 served me well for a couple of years.

(October 2011): I bought what I like to call my "Rescue" Olympus OM-10 film SLR (with manual adapter!) out of the bargain bin at a photo flea market for $10. I wanted a way to improve my skills and this seemed like a good way to do it. Amazingly, it functioned perfectly despite being tossed around with no body-cap for god-knows how long. I followed this up with an OM-2 shortly thereafter and have been slowly acquiring lenses to go with them.

(Present day): I'm currently "liquidating" my E-series equipment in order to buy a used 7D and a couple of lenses as (essentially) a no-cost upgrade from a friend. Once I graduate for university this coming April I hope to pick up a full-frame and maybe some nice glass.

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« Reply #50 on: November 01, 2012, 02:57:00 PM »
Hello everyone.

This thread seemed like a good way for me to introduce myself to the forum here. I've been reading along for quite a while but never posted before.

First camera (c1999): Some random off-brand 35mm P&S camera my Grandmother gave me as a birthday present. I don't think it even had adjustable exposure, making it about one step up from a disposable.

(mid 2000s): I had a couple different hand-me-down P&S digital cameras, followed by a Powershot which I have to this day.

(January 2009): I started to take photography a little more seriously when my Dad gave me his Olympus E-300 DSLR and a couple of lenses. That was a fugly camera but, for me, it took great pictures.

(December 2009): After starting to outgrow the E-300, I sold it and bought another Ollie, this time an E-620 plus an f2.8 standard zoom.

(April 2010): My Dad decided to switch to Canon in the form of a 7D, so I ended up with his Olympus E-3, which together with the E-620 served me well for a couple of years.

(October 2011): I bought what I like to call my "Rescue" Olympus OM-10 film SLR (with manual adapter!) out of the bargain bin at a photo flea market for $10. I wanted a way to improve my skills and this seemed like a good way to do it. Amazingly, it functioned perfectly despite being tossed around with no body-cap for god-knows how long. I followed this up with an OM-2 shortly thereafter and have been slowly acquiring lenses to go with them.

(Present day): I'm currently "liquidating" my E-series equipment in order to buy a used 7D and a couple of lenses as (essentially) a no-cost upgrade from a friend. Once I graduate for university this coming April I hope to pick up a full-frame and maybe some nice glass.

Welcome to CR Astro man!
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« Reply #51 on: November 01, 2012, 02:57:10 PM »
2010 August - 40D and 50mm 2.5 macro, my first dslr and lens to get started learning photography.

2011 January - upgraded to 50D, I bought a 24-70 2.8L. Got published in a fashion magazine at this point.

2011 June - upgraded to a 7D, bought 70-200mm 2.8L IS II. Started working as a photographer for a PR company which includes Ms. California USA pageant.

2011 December - bought a 5D mk2 during the christmas sale. Did dual bodies with 5d mk2+24-70 and 7d + 70-200, just in time before the Ms. California pageant.

2012 April - sold 7D for 5D mk3. At this point I bought cheap primes for lowlight to complement my zooms, 50mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.8. And bought a 17-40 for when I need ultrawide. Started working for a clothing company in downtown LA as an in-house photographer. Shot my first billboard with them 2 weeks ago :)

2012 October - bought a Canon EOS 3 to try out film for the first time. I literally put my first roll of film in it 1 hour ago :D

(I have to say that I was being taught from the beginning by a fashion photographer who had shot for magazines that include FHM and GQ which really helped me meet the right people. Also gave me free access to a real photo studio with strobes right from the start so I never had a reason to buy any.)
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« Reply #52 on: November 01, 2012, 03:00:21 PM »
1985 - Minolta X-370
1992 - Canon Elan IIE
1997 - Canon Rebel G
2000 - Canon ELAN 7E
2004 - Canon Digital Rebel
2008 - Canon Digital Rebel XSi
2009 - Canon EOS 7D
2011 - Canon EOS 5D MKII
2012 - Canon EOS 5D MKIII

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« Reply #53 on: November 01, 2012, 03:14:13 PM »
FUTURE: Waiting for the new 100-400

Knowing you... it has to be a F2.8 or bust baby!   :P

 :P :P :P...by the way K-amp. My 24-70 II replacement arrived yesterday. Same vigetting @ 24mm(evenly).

The pic below was shot with new 24-70 II(no AFMA yet) - I'm going to keep the new copy.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2012, 03:20:35 PM by Dylan777 »
Body: 1DX -- 5D III
Zoom: 16-35L f4 IS -- 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Prime: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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« Reply #54 on: November 01, 2012, 03:15:29 PM »
Camera
2002 Lumix FZ5 - Point & Shoot, replaced due to "sudden death" by
2005 Lumix FZ7 - also for family pictures
2011 canon 550D - more serious interest in "how it works"
2013 ? fullframe - Know better what I like/dislike and looking for an upgrade (not in a rush however)

Lenses
2011 17-55 (included with 550D)
2011 70 - 200 F4 L
2012 24-70 2.8
2012 17-40 F4
2012 50 mm F1,4
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« Reply #55 on: November 01, 2012, 04:13:35 PM »
~1985 - Voightlander 6x6 medium format camera (heritage)
~1987 - Minolta X300 SLR
~1989 - Minolta X700 SLR (2nd body) + motordrive
2001 after my Minolta's broke --> Canon EOS 3
2003 Canon EOS 10D
2007 Canon EOS 30D
2012 Canon EOS 5D3
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« Reply #56 on: November 01, 2012, 05:25:23 PM »
Canon 20D, 30D, 7D and finally 5D III.

Should have gone full frame from the start but I finally got there.
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« Reply #57 on: November 01, 2012, 08:16:55 PM »
1977: My father lends me his Bilora Bella to take holiday snaps
late 1970s: My father occasionally takes the risk of letting me use his Zeiss Ikon Contax II
1980s: I manage to occasionally get my hands on my father's Canon T70
1990: I finally shell out for my own camera - a Canon EOS 650
2000: My first foray into digital with a Nikon Coolpix 800
2003: My first Canon digital - a Powershot G5
September 2005: My wife adds a Digital IXUS 50
October 2005: EOS 350D
September 2009: Powershot G11
2010: The IXUS 50 gets passed on to my son!
June 2010: the G5 gets converted to infrared - still going strong.
May 2010: EOS 5DII
September 2010: EOS 7D
April 2011: My father passes on the Zeiss Ikon and Bilora Bella to me - on my todo list: overhaul of the Zeiss Ikon - after sitting in the cupboard for over 20 years, trying to use it without an overhaul will certainly damage it.
October 2012: EOS 5DIII
October 2012: My son gets his first chance to use the 350D - as small as the 350D is, it is still big for a 6yo's hands!  It was really funny watching someone who has never used an eye-level viewfinder shoot with a DSLR!


The IXUS 50 will probably be passed to my daughter soon...

Oh, the T70 still has to make its way to my "family camera museum" - it has no resale value, but does have sentimental value.

The more recent purchases have been funded by my wife starting her photography business.  At least that gives a way to fund gear....
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« Reply #58 on: November 01, 2012, 11:01:58 PM »
  • 1981 Konica AutoReflex TC with 40mm f/1.8
    A few years later got a Sigma 80-200 after a lot of saving (I was a student). Unfortunately this was lost 1987 So:
  • 1988 EOS 620 with 35-105 and 100-300  Still works but the LCD light was disconnected to prevent battery draining
  • 1989 EOS RT and EOS 600 (I liked it a lot!) They need service
    (Their shutter needs to be serviced/cleaned)
  • 1996 EOS 50E (that was plastic and the dials used to brake from time to time)
    Finally broken in 2005 (plastic dial broke and its shutter also has the 600 and RT problem)
  • 2005-2006 2 used EOS1n. They still work fine
  • 2008 EOS 40D Unfortunately it was stolen 9 months later :(
  • 2009 EOS 5DMkII (replaced the 40D)
  • 2012 EOS 5DMkIII I couldn't resist. I also wanted a backup body (OK the 5DMkII is the backup) In addition, I had the impression that my 5DMkII was feeling lonely  ::)

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« Reply #59 on: November 01, 2012, 11:58:57 PM »
April 2010 - Canon T2i with 18-55 and 75-300 f/4-f/5.6 IS
June 2010 - 50mm f/1.8, Sigma 20mm f/1.8
November 2010- 5D Mark II, 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.8 shortly after
December 2010 -  35L & 50L
January 2011 - 24-70L & 100L Macro
February 2011 - 16-35L & 135L
April 2011 - Traded 85 1.8 and 35L for 70-200 f/2.8 IS
July 2011 - Traded 70-200 + Cash for 35L and 85L II
March 2012- 5D3
June 2012 - ZE 21, ZE 50 f/2, ZE 100 f/2

Had another 24-70mm somewhere in there and sold off a few lenses, can't even remember right now.
5DIII/5DII/Bunch of L's and ZE's, currently rearranging.

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