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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #45 on: February 20, 2018, 07:01:36 PM »
I still love my old Canon 40D. Unfortunately for me, it no longer has the zest for life it once had: every time I depress the shutter button up pops the dreaded, "Error 99" on the LCD and the back screen...
The worst picture ever is the one not taken: so shoot, shoot, shoot! Know your equipment first however to avoid as much as possible, bad photos. ;-)

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #45 on: February 20, 2018, 07:01:36 PM »

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2018, 11:44:42 AM »
Just got these from a friend.
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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #47 on: February 25, 2018, 06:29:20 AM »
I've kept every single one of mine, starting with a EOS 500D, then upgrading to two 60Ds (bought the second one when the first one was in the service center for some repairs) before buying a 6D Mark II 7 years later.

The 500D works great for close ups and food photography, but for other stuff...nah.

The 60Ds are still solid workhorses and are still pretty good IQ-wise, and I wouldn't hesitate to take them out.

The 6D Mark II is now my primary body and I'm happy with it, despite what everyone says about its lack of DR.
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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #48 on: February 25, 2018, 09:21:55 AM »
I would if I had any old gear to love. Usually when I get something new, I find somebody who loves photography and I give them my old gear. I mean, I've never really had anything too high end, but the t2i was a great starter camera and the t3i made it an even better camera as it near completely removed the banding issues. My first 7D landed in the hands of a kid who was killing it using a t1i.
A small part of me regrets giving away most of my old bodies as my more recent camera developed an unrepairable issue out of warranty. So now I'm back to a t3i on loan.

My friend just got the D850, but he still uses/ loves his D800 and his D300 like the day they were new. The D800 as the backup and the D300 for time lapse photography.

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #49 on: February 26, 2018, 03:04:09 PM »
I will always love the beautiful renderign and clarity from the old T2i sensor. It's just a beautiful thing.

Or the sharpness of my Xsi.

What i dont miss/love:

  • 6D terrible focus system
  • 6D not sharp sensor
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yjchua95

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #50 on: March 03, 2018, 02:16:13 AM »
I will always love the beautiful renderign and clarity from the old T2i sensor. It's just a beautiful thing.

Or the sharpness of my Xsi.

What i dont miss/love:

  • 6D terrible focus system
  • 6D not sharp sensor

I agree that the 6D Mark I's focus system is terrible, but if one knows how to focus and recompose, it's actually quite a good camera. I don't see how it's not sharp, it's probably just your lens or the focus system hampering you.

The food picture here's was shot by my sister on her 6D Mark I, which is decently sharp (on the areas where it's focused)

For comparison purposes, I've attached a green beetle shot by myself on my 6D Mark II.

The T2i/550D shared pretty much the same sensor with the 60D and 7D, along with the 600D, 650D, 700D, 1200Dm, 1300D and 100D, except that the 60D and 7D used a different low-pass filter compared to the Rebels (apparently for better color reproduction, from what I've read somewhere).

The butterfly here was shot on my 60D (which was my primary body from 2010 to 2017) and even today, I still use it from time to time. It was a damn good sensor, even though it's dated by today's standards, but it still shoots very well.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2018, 02:38:48 AM by yjchua95 »
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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #51 on: March 23, 2018, 08:01:10 AM »
New here but I would have to say that I love what I was able to do with my 1D IV when I bought it because it was the best sports camera available at the time. While it's still a good choice for me when I'm shooting wildlife with good light (the 1.3 crop factor helps), I usually prefer my 5D IV simply because the the sharpness factor & it has a better focusing system than the 1D IV. Even though I give up 3 FPS, I get more usable, sharp shots.

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #51 on: March 23, 2018, 08:01:10 AM »

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #52 on: March 23, 2018, 12:01:27 PM »
My 5D mark II still does everything I need it to. The mark III and S R aren't enough of an overall improvement for me to feel the money is worth spending. If/when the mark II breaks I'll probably get a mark IV, but I'd really like it to last until the mark V is out and upgrade to that. I want the sensor of the 5DS R but with the speed of the 5D mark IV. That will be enough to get me to pay up for the upgrade. Until then, the mark II is fine for work and still overkill for personal shooting.

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #53 on: March 23, 2018, 02:23:15 PM »
I still love my Nikkor 50mm F2. It's a great portrait lens. It's just a little too sharp at @F2.8 upwards. You can even get moire in the eyes.

This 100% crop was taken at F2.8 or F4 on a Canon 650D. I opened the raw file in photoshop and used the standard settings. I can't wait to test it on a higher resolution sensor.

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #54 on: March 23, 2018, 06:41:46 PM »
I love my F1n and my FD lenses, never use them though. In truth my 7D and L lenses knock the s*** out of them. Nostalgia is comforting reality is.... Well reality

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #55 on: March 23, 2018, 06:51:46 PM »
Ok, calling the 5D2 and 6D old..... where's that rolling eyes emoji


Old is flash cubes, 120 film, 110 film, pinhole cameras, lol
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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #56 on: March 23, 2018, 07:57:51 PM »
Ok, calling the 5D2 and 6D old..... where's that rolling eyes emoji


Old is flash cubes, 120 film, 110 film, pinhole cameras, lol
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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #57 on: March 24, 2018, 02:36:53 PM »
Ok, calling the 5D2 and 6D old..... where's that rolling eyes emoji


Old is flash cubes, 120 film, 110 film, pinhole cameras, lol
The 5D mark II will be 10 years old this year. Even in film SLR terms, that's pretty old. The Canon A cameras were made obsolete in less than that.

Funnily enough my film camera is newer.

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #57 on: March 24, 2018, 02:36:53 PM »

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #58 on: March 24, 2018, 04:22:31 PM »
My first autofocus 35mm film camera, back in 80s.
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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #59 on: March 24, 2018, 05:14:56 PM »
I still love my Nikkor 50mm F2. It's a great portrait lens. It's just a little too sharp at @F2.8 upwards. You can even get moire in the eyes.

This 100% crop was taken at F2.8 or F4 on a Canon 650D. I opened the raw file in photoshop and used the standard settings. I can't wait to test it on a higher resolution sensor.

+1 on the Nikkor f/2. It was a 'budget' lens in its day, but incredibly sharp when stopped down. In fact the sharpest 35mm film images I ever shot were with this lens. I remember being miffed when I bought the much more expensive 50/1.4 and found it wasn't as sharp in the f/4 to 8 region. It's soft wide open yet does produce interesting images. We often hear of the Helios 44-4, Takumar 55/1.8 etc, but this one crisper in many ways. The attached shot was taken with the Nikkor f/2 at f/2 on a Canon 5DII.

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #59 on: March 24, 2018, 05:14:56 PM »