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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #45 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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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2014, 03:51:22 PM »
A Wimberly Plamp.
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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #47 on: July 31, 2014, 04:04:02 PM »
Okay, one more -

What is your least used piece of gear, or pieces of gear?

Mine: my 430EX and 580EXIII Speedlites.  I love natural light and use my Lastolite reflectors/diffusers or Einsteins most of the time I need to add or modify light.
+1 on the 580EXII. I use it only with he 24-105 and indoor events. But, these days my combination indoor is 24-70 & 70-200 & 50A
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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #48 on: July 31, 2014, 04:04:53 PM »
Sold my Sekonic meter and my Spyder LensCal yesterday help fund an item I hope will be MUCH used.

I also had a few tripods that never got used. Monopods never used. Grey card. Gel holder for the 600 RT etc. lol and I have two cases full of useless items, like the Ricoh R10 I won once.
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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2014, 04:29:52 PM »
A Wimberly Plamp.
Lens baby Muse
An array of flash accessories too embarrassing to use.
Oh it hurts the money I've wasted!

Boy that hits home. Ditto on the flash mods and Plamp. We need to start having anonymous swap meets at our photo guild meetings so I can clear that stuff out without admitting to owning them.
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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #50 on: July 31, 2014, 05:07:38 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.


Can't say about the II, but I use the III all the time with my 300mm f/4 and the results are excellent.

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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #51 on: July 31, 2014, 05:24:23 PM »
Rayflash adapter. 

Only realised after I bought it that I don't actually shoot portraits.

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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #51 on: July 31, 2014, 05:24:23 PM »

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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #52 on: July 31, 2014, 05:29:40 PM »

3) a 2nd big stopper filter that is waiting for the first one to break


I too ended up with two Big Stoppers.  I ordered from two sources back when they were scarce.  I figured I could always sell one of them.  Now, despite Neuro's advice that I should have a spare (which I wouldn't be carrying anyway), I need to get around to selling it.
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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #53 on: July 31, 2014, 05:51:10 PM »
My least used gear is my flash. I probably donĀ“t use it more than once/10.000 shots. Next in line are my Lee filters.
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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #54 on: July 31, 2014, 06:07:57 PM »
Mine: my 430EX and 580EXIII Speedlites.  I love natural light and use my Lastolite reflectors/diffusers or Einsteins most of the time I need to add or modify light.
I'm like natural light too. My Speedlites are least used.

+1 but for my 600EX-RT's and ST-E3-RT.  This is great equipment, but I normally just don't take the time to drag it out.  Its easier to use natural light and a reflector.  Part of the problem is that I'm not that good at speedliting, so even with great equipment tend not to use it that much.  I need to go back and re-read Syl Arena's speedliting book...

Photo backpack.  It just sits in the closet because it's too cumbersome to shoot out of, and I never find myself in a position to carry everything I own.

I seldom use mine either.  I used tend to only use it on vacations or 2-3 day photo outings which account for maybe 3-4 times per year.  The rest of the time I just take a my 6D and a couple of lenses with my M along as  a backup in smaller Lowepro cases.
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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #55 on: July 31, 2014, 06:23:21 PM »
My least used are my 430EXII flashes.
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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #56 on: July 31, 2014, 06:31:36 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.

I only use it with my 500 IS USM (the I model) so I know its not the lens. I get better resolution by cropping the 500 than using the 1.4 II. And I'm pretty sure its not a AFMA issue because I can't see any front or back focusing.

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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #57 on: July 31, 2014, 06:41:41 PM »
580EXII flash. Sheer indolence on my part.

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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #58 on: July 31, 2014, 07:00:05 PM »
My least used items would be my...
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I would use that sling bag a lot more if only I could carry my 400mm in it at times. Instead I use an ordinary backpack to shove my gear into while I'm out on a hike.
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Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« Reply #59 on: July 31, 2014, 07:14:26 PM »
Mine was the 18-135 is. Then one day it disappeared only to be found in the mailbox in the form of a check from Adaroma  :)
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