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So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« on: December 25, 2011, 01:52:39 PM »
I had a good year, so I spoiled myself a bit:
14mm f/2.8L II
27" iMac 3.1, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD 6gb/s
1TB Lacie Thunderbolt drive
Dynamic Perception motorized dolly

I highly recommend that anyone with a 2010 or 2011 imac do Other World Computing's imac turnkey program.  Solid states make such an insane difference i cant even describe it, but i guarantee it will speed up your workflow tremendously.  Happy holidays
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So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« on: December 25, 2011, 01:52:39 PM »

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2011, 03:04:18 PM »
A 24-105 which completes my zooms (at least for some time)--I must have been good this year.   :)   However, the lens is defective--hmm, maybe I wasn't so good.   >:(  There is large piece of dust or air bubble in one of the elements.  Even though I've read multiple times on this site that dust and these minor defects do not effect IQ,  the lens is going back for a replacement.  I'm not paying L money for a defective or QC problem lens. 

Now time to work on primes
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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2011, 03:20:49 PM »
50D. Replaced my old 400D, and brought my 50mm F/1.8 back to life with micro af adjustment. Love it! And maybe now I won't have to borrow 5DmkII for every serious job I do.. :)

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2011, 03:42:57 PM »
Santa bought me 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS.  Love it!!!
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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2011, 03:47:05 PM »
No gear. Just a lousy IOU...   At least it's an IOU for a 1D X.  ;D
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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2011, 03:49:33 PM »
Satan brought me a 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II as well. In advance.

And then weeks and weeks of overcast, gloomy miserable weather in which NOT to use it.  >:-/
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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2011, 03:55:00 PM »
No gear either.
I've got a card saying that I can buy a full-frame camera of my choosing in 2012 (read: 5D mk3).
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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2011, 03:57:26 PM »
No gear either.
I've got a card saying that I can buy a full-frame camera of my choosing in 2012 (read: 5D mk3).
 ;)
Forgot about 1D X  ;D?

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2011, 04:35:01 PM »
Forgot about 1D X  ;D?
No, I did not.  :)

1D X would be great, but too pricey for my needs. I have to curb my photographic desires to harsh reality of building my first house.
...but if 5D mk 3 will not meet my expectations (better AF and 1D X-like sensor) I will reevaluate. My christmas card gave me options. :-)

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2011, 07:27:10 PM »
Well, I got myself a couple P.C. Buff Einsteins, AB800 Ringflash, air cushioned stands with rollers, a reflector set with arm, 3 vagabond mini Lithiums, and some other stuff for wireless control, etc. . .

I am traveling to Oregon this spring to do a wedding. . . since I LOVE the Goonies, it will be like a mini vacation too!

I'll see about renting or purchasing the 1Dx so I will make a special report from the wedding . . if not in time, I will rent (if possible) the D4 and report on that, instead.

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2011, 07:44:09 PM »
A 24-105 which completes my zooms (at least for some time)--I must have been good this year.   :)   However, the lens is defective--hmm, maybe I wasn't so good.   >:(  There is large piece of dust or air bubble in one of the elements.  Even though I've read multiple times on this site that dust and these minor defects do not effect IQ,  the lens is going back for a replacement.  I'm not paying L money for a defective or QC problem lens. 

Now time to work on primes

I'm pretty sure I was told that the tiny bubbles are a sign of quality glass, I'm pretty sure a few of mine have them and they work beautifully.
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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2011, 08:21:16 PM »
I received a Vivitar camera backpack this year.  I'm new to the photography world and do not own much equipment yet, but it holds my:

T3i
18-55mm 3.5-5.6
50-250mm 4.0-5.6
T3i Manual
11" Macbook Air
External Hard Drive
USB Cable
Mini Tripod

And there is plenty of room to spare.  So when I get more equipment I won't need to get a new bag. 

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2011, 08:31:24 PM »
I've lots of gear, so I replaced one my 11 year old Dewalt 18V drills with a new li-on powered one.  Out here in the west on my mini ranch, it will gets lots of use.  I have a whole box full of dead Nicad battey packs that I occasionally use for a rebuild.  The quality of the batteries has dropped in recent years (now from China), so I thought it was time to try something new.

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« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2011, 08:31:24 PM »

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2011, 08:33:08 PM »
A 24-105 which completes my zooms (at least for some time)--I must have been good this year.   :)   However, the lens is defective--hmm, maybe I wasn't so good.   >:(  There is large piece of dust or air bubble in one of the elements.  Even though I've read multiple times on this site that dust and these minor defects do not effect IQ,  the lens is going back for a replacement.  I'm not paying L money for a defective or QC problem lens. 

Now time to work on primes

I'm pretty sure I was told that the tiny bubbles are a sign of quality glass, I'm pretty sure a few of mine have them and they work beautifully.

This has got to be a hoax or else my 16-35L, 70-200L, and 100 Macro L are defective because they don't have air bubbles/dust in them.   ::) Yes I've read this too but don't buy it.  So is there any evidence that air bubbles are a result in a HQ?  I know that bubbles in them self aren't HQ but I suppose the process to make a HQ lens may sometimes result in air bubbles.  Maybe that is the HQ part.   :-\

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2011, 08:49:33 PM »

New camera -- my first pinhole.

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