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« Reply #105 on: December 25, 2012, 12:43:36 AM »
December 2006: Canon 400D / EOS Rebel XTi (used sporadically until 2009, then intensively afterward).
March 2010: Canon 7D
May 2012: Canon 5D Mark III

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« Reply #105 on: December 25, 2012, 12:43:36 AM »

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« Reply #106 on: December 25, 2012, 03:27:14 AM »
Fujica M1 (1983)
Canon A70 (2003)
Canon 1000D (2010 Aug) replacing A70
Canon 550D (2010 Oct) replacing 1000D
Canon 300V (2010 Dec)
Canon 5D2 (2011 Feb) replacing 550D
Nikon D700 (2011 Jul)
Panasonic GF1 (2011 Nov)
Fujifilm X10 (2012 Mar)
Olympus E-PL1 (2012 Jul) replacing GF1
Canon 1D2 (2013 Jun) replacing D700
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5D2 35L 85/1.8 135L 1.4xIIL  24-105L  1D2 T28-75/2.8 T70-300VC  300V 40/2.8  ST-E2 580exII 430exII   Takumar50/1.4 Fujinon50/1.6

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« Reply #107 on: December 25, 2012, 06:22:43 AM »
2009: EOS 450D + 18-55mm IS (now backup camera)

2010: EF-S 55-250mm IS
2010: EF 50mm 1.8 (broken in 2011)
2010: Sigma 10-20mm  (broken i 2012)

2011: Sigma 17-70mm
2011: Speedlite 430EX II

2012: Sigma 8-16mm
2012: Sigma 105mm OS macro
2012: EF 50mm 1.4
2012: EOS 60D

Future plans: One of Canon's 70-200mm and a fast prime in the 28-35mm range.
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« Reply #108 on: December 25, 2012, 11:50:02 AM »
When I was 16, I started playing around with my Dad's Minolta x-700, and bought some used darkroom equipment. It wasn't long after, I became the yearbook photographer in high school. It allowed me to go to every sporting and social event, and the best part was I got an unlimited supply of film from a local photo supply store.

The school had their own cameras which I had a love hate relationship with - the Canon AE-1 (loved) and a Nikon F3 (hated). The Nikon, which I'm sure was a great camera at some point, was old and beat up, and the film would sometimes get jammed and break inside the camera when I tried to rewind. It drove me crazy and turned me off of Nikon from then on.

Then came about five years of no camera and no photography. It was a sad time. I had too many other necessities and just couldn't afford a camera. When digital came out, I jumped on the bandwagon and bought a Kodak DX3700 3 MP camera. Like most digital cameras back then, it was junk. So I upgraded and bought my first $1000 camera - a Fuji s7000. It took amazing pictures and stayed at my side for years.

Finally, the Fuji bit the bullet, and I bought an Olympus SP-610UZ, with a massive 22x optical zoom and 16Mp sensor. For a point and shoot, it was an awesome camera, but my wife hated it and wanted something with more sharpness and clarity.

That's when I decided that I needed to by a real camera. I thought about all the fun I had shooting football games and swim meets, class portraits and dancing cheerleaders. Then I thought about the great cameras I used back then compared to the junky point and shoot digital cameras I had been using to capture my memories.

That was about 2008. It wasn't until the following year that I broke down and bought a "real" camera, one that I thought would do justice to my irreplaceable memories. In the fall of 2009, an awesome piece of equipment came out and I snatched one up immediately - the Canon 7D.

Three years and tens of thousands of photos later (along with thousands of dollars spent in lenses, lighting and studio equipment, etc.) I'm back! It's still more of a hobby, but if I ever lost my job, I think I would be able to pick up the business and put food on the table with a shutter click or two.

The 7D was supposed to be sold to help finance my latest purchase - the Canon 5D Mark III, but I was informed today by my wife that we will be keeping it as a second camera (hers). Now she wants to quit her teaching career and become a professional photographer. Sounds good to me!
5D Mark III, 7D, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF 50mm f/1.4, EF 70-300mm IS USM, EF-S 17-55mm IS USM, Redrock shoulder rig, matte box & follow focus, Rode Videomic, Zoom R16, Sure PG42, DSTE Pro BG-E11, Excella Neo D400 Studio Strobes, Excella Stardust 50, 580 EX II, lots of other fun stu

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« Reply #109 on: December 25, 2012, 12:15:46 PM »

I have been jumping ship every year since I started this hobby but having tried both Canon & Nikon I think I finally found my footing now. I often buy gear used so I haven't been losing much $$$ each generation...

2010 Panasonic GF-1 (sold 2010)
2010 Nikon D7000 (sold 2011)
2011 Canon 550D (sold 2011), Canon 5d Mark 2 (sold 2012)
2012 Olympus E-P2 (sold 2012), Nikon D800 (Hope to stick with it for a while)


Why am I still here? This forum is way better than anything else & I like to discuss non-brand related stuff :)
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Nikon D800, Nikkor 35 AF-S DX f1.8G, Sigma 85 f1.4 EX DG HSM, Sigma 150 f2.8 EX DG OS MACRO, Tokina 11-16 AT-X PRO f2.8 DX, Nikkor 28-300 f3.5-5.6G ED VR, Nikon SpeedLight SB-910
Formerly:
5D Mark 2, 550D, 12-24, 17-40L, 24-105L, 70-200 2.8L IS II, 50, 85, 550EX

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« Reply #110 on: December 25, 2012, 02:05:28 PM »
I was very young when my parents started giving me cameras.

1961  Kodak Brownie- didn't use it too much.
1962- Instamatic 50 -Kodak's first 126 camera. My Dad gave it to me for Christmas because he thought it was genius.
I used it until ....
1970 when I bought a Honeywell Pentax H3V from my uncle for $125. It took me 6 months to pay it off.
1971 gave the Pentax to my mom and bought a Minolta SRT-101.
1973 traded the Minolta for a Nikkormat system as my friends had Nikon lenses we could trade.
1974 Sold all my Nikon gear for a a Leica M-4 with 50 f2 Summicron.
1976 Sold the Leica for another  Nikormat system with the 35 f2 and the 85 f1.8. I just was unable to muster the funds for the Leica 35 f2.
1978 Sold the Nikkormat and switched back to Minolta (XG-M) with 35 f2.
1978 Added a Rolleiflex with the 3.5 Tessar.
Also got a Century 5x7 wooden view camera
Stayed low on photography as I worked until birth of kids.
1989 Pentax AF SLR of some sort. Delightful fast camera with zero support.
1992 Canon Rebel to replace the busted Pentax.
2001 Pentax 645 system given to me by client retiring from studio. 45mm, 75mm, 150mm
2003 Canon 10D ordered on the day it was announced.
2005 ish Canon 1DmkII
2008 5D
2010 5DmkII
2011 Mamiya Rb67 to re-visit film ( Don't need to go there again)
2012 5DmkIII

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« Reply #111 on: December 25, 2012, 03:15:54 PM »
Minolta XG-7
Canon A1
FUJI X7000
Canon Rebel XSi
Canon 7D
Canon 30D (purchased used as B/U)

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« Reply #111 on: December 25, 2012, 03:15:54 PM »

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« Reply #112 on: December 25, 2012, 05:08:35 PM »
Canon AE1, Canon A1, Olympus Film P&S, Nikon CoolPix 880, Canon 20D, Canon 5DII, Canon 5DIII.  I also  had a couple rebels and a 50D in there as well but those belonged to my wife.

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« Reply #113 on: December 25, 2012, 06:16:29 PM »
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I started with dirt & a stick.
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« Reply #114 on: December 25, 2012, 06:28:04 PM »
1981 Konica Autoreflex TC with a 40mm f/1.8
When my Sigma 70-200 was lost I switched to Canon.

1988 Canon EOS 620
1989 Canon EOS RT
1990 Canon EOS 600
1996 Canon EOS 50E
2005 Canon EOS 1n (2x) used.
2007 Canon EOS 40D (Stolen)
2009 Canon EOS 5DMkII
2012 Canon EOS 5DMkIII

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« Reply #115 on: December 25, 2012, 07:05:35 PM »
2010 - Nikon D90
2011 - Nikon D700
2012 - Nikon D800
2012 - Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 1D X & 5D MK III | 24-70 f/2.8L II | 70-200 f/2.8L IS II | 70-300L | 24-105 f/4L | 100 f/2.8L Macro IS | 50 f/1.4 | 40 f/2.8 STM Pancake | Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM | Speedlite 220EX | Speedlite 600EX-RT

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« Reply #116 on: December 25, 2012, 07:29:23 PM »
2003 - Canon G3
2006 - Sony DSC-N1
2009 - Nikon D90
2011 - Canon 7D
2012 - Canon 5D Mark II
2012 - Fuji X-pro1
2012 - Canon 5D Mark III
2 x 5DIII and various Canon and Sigma lenses + a small Fuji X lineup of stuff.

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« Reply #117 on: December 25, 2012, 08:53:00 PM »
1984 Canon AE1-P
1986 Canon F1-N
2002 Olympus C5050  ???
2011 Canon 7D
2012 Canon 5D2
...........

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« Reply #118 on: December 25, 2012, 09:44:39 PM »
Christmas 1985 my father gave me a M42 mount Yashica 35mm film camera with one 50mm lens and one tele (don't remember the focal length nor do I remember the brands of the lenses).

I enthusiastically shot a lot of pics. I especially remember my pics of historical sites in Greece or me lying behind a ramp snapping pics of friends jumping over me on skateboards.

The Yashica got damaged a bit in the early 90es and was never used again. It's probably in a box somewhere in my fathers basement. I didn't own a functional camera from then on for a long time.

In 1996 and 1997 for the summer holidays I borrowed a Nikon SLR with two lenses (one of them a tele zoom).

In 2006 I got married and my wife had a point and shoot Sony T7. That's what we used for several years.

March 2012 bought a Canon 600D with 18-55 and 75-300. Caught the photography bug again.

September 2012 bought 16-35mm 2.8L II and 600EX-RT in anticipation of buying FF.

Christmas 2012 bought 5DIII and 24-70mm 2.8L II. Gave the 600D + 18-55 + 75-300 to my brother in law.

In 2013: 70-200 2.8L II + 100 2.8L macro + 85 1.2L and then we'll see...
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Body: 5D III gripped
Lenses: 8-15 f/4.0 Fisheye, 16-35 f/2.8L II, 24-70 f/2.8L II, 70-200 f/2.8L II, 100 f/2.8L Macro
Flash: 2 x 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT

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« Reply #119 on: December 25, 2012, 10:28:21 PM »
Kodak Z730 in 2005
Canon SX20IS in 2008
Canon EOS Rebel T3i May 2012
Canon EOS 7D August 2012
Canon EOS 7D, EF-S 10-22, EF-S 17-55, EF 100 Macro, EF 50 1.4, EF 70-300, EF 100-400L

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