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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2011, 06:10:28 AM »
This must have been one of my luckiest xmas.

It's been really a rich xmas and I'm really thankful...to santa off course :)

So, I got:

- 5D2
- 50mm 1.2 bokeh meister/emperor
- 50mm 1.4 (from my fiancée' santa...he must have misread that my parents wrote to him about the 50mm 1.2 LOOOOL)
  --> so unfortunately and to her disappointment, I'll be returning it and buy an 85 1.8, yaaay
- Innovatronix explorer mini
- elinchrom rotalux recta 90x110
- elinchrom softlite (BD) 70
- elinchrom white diffusor for the above one
- elinchrom pro air stativ (tripod for the lights)
- canon professional strap green (LOL, just too look cooler)

I guess I've got to thank everything and everyone for this xmas, wooow....
for the 50mm 1.2 it seemed to get back when i was about 7 or 8...my old parents this year decided to make me a complete secret gift and when they gave it to me they said it was like when I was a kid, same surprise, same reaction.

that was amazing eheh

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« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2011, 06:10:28 AM »

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2011, 06:52:56 AM »
For the December holidays I got/bought:

  • Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM
  • Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM
  • Canon 35mm f/2


5D III  |  6D  |  16-35L II  |  24-70 VC  |  24-105L  |  70-200 f/2.8L IS II  |  70-300L  |  135L  |  1.4ext III  |  GPS GP-E2

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« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2011, 07:07:36 AM »
Funny santa not only didnt bring me anything, he TOOK AWAY a few of my lenses  :o :o :o :o

That is the canon 24-70 L, canon 50mm 1.4, canon 10-22  :o :o :o :o :o :o

But in return I got a load of cash and Im hoping to buy the first two back a month down the line hopefully the price will drop a bit on the second hand market.

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2011, 10:03:56 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.

I heart that!

Edit:  I hear that... too, which is what I meant to write.  But both work!
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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2011, 11:17:14 AM »
Hi,  Santa was great to me this year (I really bought all of these for me self):

5D MKII
14mm II
24mm TS-E II
16-35mm II
Sigma 50mm 1.4
B+W 82mm XS-Pro MRC nano circular polarizer
Thinktank Airport Addicted

Sold a 300mm f/2.8L IS to help get some of the above and now selling a 200mm f/2L IS.  I might want an 85mm f/1.2L II instead of that big white beast.

Earlier in the year I got the 200mm f/2L IS, 500mm f/4L IS, 135mm f/2L and 35mm f/1.4L
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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #35 on: December 26, 2011, 11:53:40 AM »
Going to pick up my 70-200mm 2.8 L IS II USM tomorrow. 
In addition I got myself some weeks ago the 50mm 1.4.
Merry X-Mas !   :)
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« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2011, 12:07:39 PM »
A 5dii!!!!!!
and a whole buch of vintage cameras :)

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #37 on: December 26, 2011, 12:16:17 PM »
Santa gave me a IOU for two new L lenses.  I now have to decide which one I get at least one of them before the Jan 7th rebate season is over.  First I am hoping to get a 35 1.4L II assuming it is announced in January.

Next I am debating to get either the 100L IS Macro or the 135L.  I had the 135L in my collection for a breif moment until I decided to swap it for the 70-200 2.8L ISII zoom.  However I miss the 135 and regret parting with it.

I know the 100 and the 135 are two different lenses, but just looking to expand the type of lenses I have.
1DX, 24mm f1.4L II, 35mm f1.4L, 50mm f1.2L, 85mm f1.2L II, 135mm f2L, 24-70mm f2.8L II, 70-200mm f2.8L IS II :  D800, D4, and a whole bunch of Nikon lenses

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2011, 12:57:51 PM »
5D Mk III, 16-35 f/2.8L II, 24-105 f/4L IS, 35 f/1.4L, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, (2x) Speedlite 600EX-RT, ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2011, 01:05:47 PM »
i got some nice warm thermo underwear :)
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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2011, 02:05:33 PM »
My wife bought me a Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L II Is USM Telephoto Zoom Lens also.  Oh my god what a beautiful lens.  The few test shots I took of the family are incredible.  I can't wait to really test this lens out. :)

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #41 on: December 26, 2011, 03:00:45 PM »
Next Christmas I'm asking Santa to give me your wife!!


My wife bought me a Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L II Is USM Telephoto Zoom Lens also.  Oh my god what a beautiful lens.  The few test shots I took of the family are incredible.  I can't wait to really test this lens out. :)
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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #42 on: December 26, 2011, 03:05:43 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!) :)

Nah I meant more just the month of December, but either way those are some nice choices.  Still haven't had a chance to play with a tilt shift, how are they?
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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #43 on: December 26, 2011, 03:13:06 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

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.

Well I've had the 16-35 II for a while (last zoom I have left, had 24-70 and 70-200 f/2.8 IS).  I only got the 14mm because it was an exceptionally good deal, $1100 in mint condition with the box and everything.  It's an awesome lens, I just never could bring myself to pay $1800-$2000 for such a wide lens, especially since I already had the 16-35mm. 

I think I'm going to end up getting rid of the 16-35mm for the 24 1.4 II or the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8, as much as I love it I just dont see myself using it much with the 14 on hand.  I rarely used the 35mm end of the 16-35mm, usually just 16-20.  The 24mm is a gorgeous lens, congrats!

As for the DP dolly, I'm looking forward to traveling with it, my goal is to do time lapses at as many of the wonders of the world as I can (great pyramids, stonehenge, etc.).  It was backordered for 3 weeks and I ordered it December 9th, hopefully it will be here soon.  I'll let you know how it works out.


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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2011, 04:53:05 PM »
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!


That's awesome - I also got an EOS 3 for Christmas (a little early)! I love it. I have a 7D and love it to death, but I've been using an old AE-1 for film alongside it, and it's been a bummer to not be able to use my nice lenses with film. Now I can, and it's amazing. I'm shooting and developing Ilford HP5 film myself, then scanning in the negatives. Digital is great, and film is great. But I'd hate to have to choose just one.

My first roll (albeit not fantastic) is here: http://www.daveheinzel.com/?id=2_53

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Re: So what kinda gear did Santa bring you this year?
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2011, 04:53:05 PM »