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Post your favorite camera gear here
« on: October 07, 2013, 10:39:46 AM »
After 2 weeks playing with X100s, I’m still in love with retro/classic/vintage body style. Hope Canon will have something like this soon.

What is your favorite gear?

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 09:22:25 AM »
I'm not too fussed with rangefinders and Digicams. The output just isn't in the same league.
My current kit of choice is a pair of 5DIII's, a 35L and 85IIL...sweet image and lots of DOF lushness :D

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 10:04:19 AM »
My favorite gear changes from time-to-time, mainly depending on what I shoot.  The 5DIII has been a mainstay since I bought it, though, so that's probably the best answer.  If we're talking about gear love, though, my 300 f/2.8 IS II holds that title and has since I bought it several months ago.  My body is still a wreck (major neck/shoulder/arm problems) but what little shooting I've done lately has been with this lens.  I love the way it makes even mundane photos look amazing and I've been shooting portraits with it lately and love the results.  I know you sold yours for the 400, but the 300 has found a happy home with me :)

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 10:05:19 AM »
Dear  Dylan777
I still fell in love/ The First Love of  1965 Canon FT-QL ( Battle TANKS Quality), and  1992 Super/ High Tech- Canon A2E with Eye control AF. :

"The A2E's basic features are impressive, what sets it apart as a historical landmark is Canon's innovative and exclusive Eye-Control Autofocus, a photographic adaptation of a concept used by fighter pilots in aiming at their targets. The system employs a CCD sensor housing two sets of infrared LEDs (iREDs) built into the left side of the viewfinder. These iREDs detect which part of the viewfinder the user is looking at and then targets the AF zone corresponding to that area, so the user, not the camera, determines the point of precise focus. If the viewer wears glasses, a second set of diodes is activated, and if the shooter glances at the depth-of-field icon in the finder while holding the shutter button partway in, the lens automatically stops down to the shooting aperture. "

I still use 5 Canon Bodies 35 MM,. Film Cameras 2 times per month---Just Warm up engine of the old cameras.
Enjoy, Sir.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 10:11:26 AM »
My favorite CAMERA gear is what CAMERA gear is in my hand at that moment, whatever CAMERA gear that may be.

Edited for clarity to reduce the innuendo.  Get your mind out of the gutter, Don…  :P
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2014, 10:45:54 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2014, 10:58:28 AM »
As for the retro look, it's a personal preference, but personally I agree with a comment made by rs in another thread:

I hope you're not suggesting the Df is innovative? If so, Morgan make the most innovative cars in existence. There's nothing like a modern engine nailed into a chassis made of timber :)

Surapon, the FT-QL is pretty cool - it gets its vintage look honestly, because it's 'old' (well, relatively at any rate).  Vintage ≠ retro.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2014, 10:58:28 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2014, 10:58:57 AM »
My favorite gear is what's in my hand at that moment, whatever that may be.

Too Much Information!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2014, 11:09:53 AM »
As for the retro look, it's a personal preference, but personally I agree with a comment made by rs in another thread:

I hope you're not suggesting the Df is innovative? If so, Morgan make the most innovative cars in existence. There's nothing like a modern engine nailed into a chassis made of timber :)

Surapon, the FT-QL is pretty cool - it gets its vintage look honestly, because it's 'old' (well, relatively at any rate).  Vintage ≠ retro.


Thanks you Sir, Dear Teacher, Mr. neuroanatomist.
 One thing that I love 35 mm Film Cameras and 120 mm. Film Cameras = I must have perfected Guess and do not want to waste our expensive Film rolls---Just did our best , before the end of 36 Photos, And we do not know that, how many are good one----And The Dark room/ Processing Company/ Shop can screw up our perfected Shots too.
Sir I still have 20 rolls of Kodak Portra  135-36, 800, Kodak Gold 200 and IlfoedHP5 plus 400 in my Office Refrigirator---Crazy Surapon.
Have a great Work Week, Sir.
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2014, 11:33:58 AM »
Talk about innovative!
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2014, 12:13:45 PM »
Talk about innovative!

WOW, Thanks Dear slclick.
That is Super Hot Lens, Just for X-Rated Still Photos Only.
Thanks again for this Good Photo.
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2014, 01:59:05 PM »
Yes, For 1965 my first Canon 35 MM. Film = Canon FT-QL with Canon FL 50 mm F/ 1.4  ( Yes FL. Lenses are Manual Focus Only)---When I came to USA in 1974,  Send my wife to go to school , to get PHD, And In that time I work 3 Jobs in the day/ 24 Hours, As Draftman  for the Artchitects/ Engineering Company in the work day time , From 7:00 AM to 4:00PM, And at 6:00PM to 11 :00PM, go to work as Dish washer in the  Howard Johnson  Hotel , Plus work as ARTIST ( Paint the Building/ Apartments---Ha, Ha, Ha ) in the week end.
Yes, After I make money of 3 jobs, and have money left  after pay the Tuition Fee for my Wife Education, I buy the First Auto Focus Lens from Vivitar( At that Time, For  FL Mounted, Canon Lens did not have AF capability yet) = 28-70 mm. F/ 3.5-4.8 SC ( Self-Contained) Auto-Focus Zoom----Sorry, I forget how much ??, But I have to work so many weeks to buy this awesome Lens.,
Just Put this Lens in to My Canon FT-QL, Put 3 AAA Batteries in the Lens Chamber = Bing-Go---After set up Shutter speed at Canon Camera = 1/ 125 sec( for Bright sun shine in day time), Set the F. Stop at the Lens = 8.0,   Set up the Zoom at any focal length that I want ( from 28 mm to 70 mm)---Press the Button AF at the Lens, and The Lens will move the Glass with Loud Noise, And BEEP , when it hit the right AF. spot---Look at the View finder ,at the Meter Needle, Press half Shutter and See the Needle of the Meter at the Center ( ) ) or not---If Not, During press half the Shutter, Open  or Close F. Stop at the Lens, untill the Meter Needle at the Center ( 0 )----And Just continue press the shutter until the loud sound of the Shutter Blade Open and Close , to Capture the Light on the 35 MM Film---And After that, PRAY real Hard to get the Best Picture---BUT, IF in the Dark / Shade Area---Ha, Ha, Ha---I must do this process 2 more times, Both Under Exposure and Over Exposure, And Hope for the best.----Yes, That 3 Films in 36 Films in 1 roll.

Yes, The Young Photographers in this era do not know how the Old Photographers like US, work 40- 50 years ago---to try to get the Good/ Great Photos, and cost arms and Legs.
Enjoy.
Nice to talk to you, Sir/ Madame
Have a great day.
Surapon
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2014, 02:40:40 PM »
i'm likely to be in the minority on this one, but my favorite piece of gear is a nice, fluid ball head sitting atop a CF tripod.

hands down the most frequently used piece of gear in my kit.
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2014, 03:21:08 PM »
My favorite gear changes from time-to-time, mainly depending on what I shoot.  The 5DIII has been a mainstay since I bought it, though, so that's probably the best answer.  If we're talking about gear love, though, my 300 f/2.8 IS II holds that title and has since I bought it several months ago.  My body is still a wreck (major neck/shoulder/arm problems) but what little shooting I've done lately has been with this lens.  I love the way it makes even mundane photos look amazing and I've been shooting portraits with it lately and love the results.  I know you sold yours for the 400, but the 300 has found a happy home with me :)

Hope you get better soon mackguyver.

300 is an AWESOME lens - period.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 03:31:55 PM by Dylan777 »
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Zooms: 16-35L f4 IS -- 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Primes: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2014, 03:22:34 PM »
My favorite gear is what's in my hand at that moment, whatever that may be.

Too Much Information!!!!!

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« Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 03:32:35 PM by Dylan777 »
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Zooms: 16-35L f4 IS -- 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
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