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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2014, 12:43:35 PM »
200-400. Only when I go on wildlife trips. Once a year max on average.

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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2014, 12:52:27 PM »
Probably the 85mm 1.8. Most of my friends and family don't like photos of only their head; they enjoy context.

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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2014, 12:53:27 PM »
200-400. Only when I go on wildlife trips. Once a year max on average.
I'll be happy to "watch" it for you the rest of the year :)

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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2014, 01:04:28 PM »
Since my concussion it's been the 70-200 2.8L ii (since I've only done minimal and light work since)but if you take my health out of the equation then it's been anything to do with film. Any of my 3 bodies (EOS 3, Holga 120, Minolta Hi Matic) I guess are on this list. With that said, I am doing a series later on starting next month with alternative darkroom processes so maybe my 5D3 will be my least used piece for once!

I choose to not pick an accessory since it would be too easy to say a certain size softbox or a particular cable.


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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2014, 01:16:13 PM »
My 1.4x II teleconverter - terrible resolution.
In response to another comment on backpacks - I basically live out of my LowePro 600 AW.

i too love my backpack, i always take it with me when shooting - Kata bug 203

my least used lens is my 85 1.8...least used accessory is my Jobu jr gimbal - i like it, but just don't use it.
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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2014, 01:48:01 PM »
100 2.8L Macro and EOS-M (and associated lenses and accessories)

I only use the 100 for macro although I bought it for portrait. It is just not as good as the 70-200 II for portrait.

I never liked the M. The combination of M and 100 for macro is pretty good. I just used it yesterday to shoot a footage when a beekeeper came over to remove a huge honeybee hive.
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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2014, 02:17:06 PM »
200-400. Only when I go on wildlife trips. Once a year max on average.
I'll be happy to "watch" it for you the rest of the year :)
2nd on the list, if Mac changes his mind.

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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2014, 02:54:13 PM »
Least used has to be Canon 40mm 2.8...   its' either just the 24-70 or 70-200 on the camera all the time.  In fact, it's 70% 24-70, and 30% 70-200.  But I love the amazing pix out of the 70-200.
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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2014, 03:03:51 PM »
My Izmanon Close up zoom attachment lens.  I don't even remember where/when I bought it :o
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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2014, 03:05:52 PM »
Tripod.

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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2014, 03:28:37 PM »
It's a hard thing to quantify. I suppose my least used pieces of equipment are:

1. Speedlite
2. 40mm pancake (it's cuteness ambushed me in a weak moment)
3. 50mm 1.4
4. 11-16mm Tokina

I mostly use the 300mm f/4 with the 1.4x Extender III, the 70-300L, the 24-105L, the 100L macro. Just bought the Canon 16-35mm f/4 (traded in a 17-40mm - couldn't be bothered selling it myself), so we'll have to see how that goes.

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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2014, 03:28:45 PM »
It varies, but I think overall it'd have to be the 135mm f/2. At one point it sat for over a year unused. When finally called upon, boy did it come in handy...of course, hasn't been used since. The niche it fills is REALLY small. (Before, it was the 35 1.4 but it's since been sold...despite my not using the 135 much I wouldn't give it up)

Although the 85 1.2 may eventually overtake the 135 (only test shots so far, no plans for use in near future)
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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2014, 03:30:05 PM »
Ever since I got the Sigma 18-35 I haven't used the 50 1.8.

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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2014, 03:30:26 PM »
EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens was/is cheap but it's just not needed for how I shoot. Probably use my EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens the most for walk around.
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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2014, 03:38:56 PM »
My 1.4x II teleconverter - terrible resolution.

Unless yours is broken in some way, there's nothing wrong with the 1.4x II.  Usually, the lens is the limitation not the TC.  And, yes, I do have one.

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« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2014, 03:38:56 PM »