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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2011, 08:53:33 PM »
I got a Rokinon 8mm Aspherical fisheye, I quite like it.

I'll have fun filming with it this week.

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« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2011, 08:53:33 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2011, 09:00:10 PM »
Canon 24-105L is on the late sleigh, but on it's way!   Might pick up a nifty fifty as well.

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« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2011, 09:03:11 PM »
A Manfrotto backpack and a new softbox.  Plus, got a 24-70L when it was on sale a while ago

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2011, 09:07:19 PM »
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.   :-\

The processes have evolved so that after 1960, they are seldom seen.  It was merely a byproduct of manufacturing some of the more exotic glass before pure platinum crucibles were used to heat the exotic glass to higher temperatures.

In past years, it was common for some of the better glasses to have bubbles. Some glasses with highly desirable optical properties couldn't be heated to a high enough temperate to become fully fluid so that bubbles would naturally escape. At one time bubbles were even viewed by some as a mark of quality. Now glass technology has advanced, and sometimes platinum crucibles are used, so bubbles are no more. One or a few small bubbles will have negligible effect on your images.

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2011, 09:13:48 PM »
Hey all,

    I got a Slik Pro 700BH AMT 3-Section Tripod with Pro 800 Ball Head! Can't wait to use it!

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2011, 09:33:19 PM »
5D mk II and Macbook Air . . . don't ask what I had to do to get it.

No, not that, god knows I tried.   ;D
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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2011, 09:44:09 PM »
II guess you meant the whole year (not just Christmas)

TS-E24mm L II
EF100-400mm L IS
EF70-200 2.8L IS II (this came Dec 21st, so I think of it as my Christmas present to myself!) :)
 

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« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2011, 09:44:09 PM »

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2011, 10:06:14 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 #23 on: December 26, 2011, 12:38:41 AM »
Slightly used 1.4X and 2X mark III teleconverters will be the christmas elves to my 400mm f2.8.  Of course I bought them myslelf.

DespitE my standard Christmas plee: "I'd like a nice book of photographs of almost anything, and for the love of god, no sweaters", I got no books, and 3 sweaters.

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« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2011, 12:50:40 AM »
BlackRapid RS-Sport strap. Super comfortable!!

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2011, 01:44:40 AM »
My fiancee got me a Canon EOS 3 as a Christmas/Wedding present. She's knows how much I love cameras. I've had a EOS 3 on my amazon wish list for about a year. I didn't get into photography until the digital age but I really think there is value in shooting with film. So I plan to go on walks and use my 30 or so exposures wisely and hopefully learn a lot about thoughtful composition. I love it!
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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2011, 02:08:03 AM »
I got a 5D mk2, 70-200 2.8 mk2 and 16-35 2.8 mk2. I miss on the 35 1.4. maybe i'll just wait for the new one in January for my bday list. 1st is the 8-15 4L fisheye and maybe the new 35mm mk2.

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2011, 03:10:24 AM »
I was Santa to myself and got a Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM. Had a play with it Christmas day and I'm very impressed with it. Can't wait to use it properly :-)

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« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2011, 04:17:02 AM »
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

Wow. That is a major haul. Happy for you.
I hope you share your experiences with the DP. I would like to jump to motorized someday.
Since you have most of the L primes, was getting the 14L pretty much 'might as well get the whole line-up' or 'i really am needing it since the 16-35 lacks something'?

I received a 24L/1.4 II for the holidays. I am very happy with it.

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2011, 05:04:14 AM »
Over the course of the year i got a second 5D2, a 70-300 L and a very nice new trolly back/ rucksack for carrying my kit around in.

Fairly sure that, whilst 2012 is an Olympic year in the UK, Santa will not be awarding me a gold medal tog gift like the 1DX, but i'm open to offers  ::)

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2011, 05:04:14 AM »