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jhpeterson

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2017, 03:40:18 PM »
A 5dIV style sensor in a 1D body is a worthy Christmas wish indeed!!
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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2017, 03:40:18 PM »

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2017, 02:00:37 AM »
I still enjoy my 1DS Mk III, especially in the desert where things can be tough if you rappel down something or crawl along rough sandstone. It does show wear, but still operates just fine. Color is great. I don't think the current 5* bodies are as tough as the 1D* bodies - only from observation.

Saw one 5* camera w/ 70-200 f4 lens dropped on the rocks of a river bank in Maine. The lens and bracket in the camera pulled out, and numerous other little pieces flew about. In Idaho, I saw a 1D Mk II with 24-70 f2.8, dropped due to loose tripod head, hit the large rocks on the side of a road, and bounce down the stone fill about 25 feet. The owner just about had a cow right on the edge of the road. He worked his way down to his camera, and after listening to him cuss for a good minute and a half, I started hearing shouts of joy. Although scratched, and the viewfinder cover was gone, the camera and lens were dirty, but still functioning to his satisfaction - nothing needed but a cleaning.

This may mean nothing (sample size 2) or it may be indicative of the build quality of the different models or something in between or something completely different. In any case, I am hoping for a 1Ds Mk IV with all the bluetooth niceness and super-high-speed sync flash and many other things for which there is no space here. I am sure any of you could add a few items to the list.

So with the money I have invested in L glass (many version II), I will keep using my old stuff as long as it holds out.

I hope all of you have great shooting in 2018 regardless of what you are shooting.

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2017, 05:03:20 AM »
Nope. I recovered my T90 and some old FD lenses in July and at first there was a great sense of nostalgia. But I can't buy film where I am and if I order some it will be expensive. Then getting it developed will be difficult and expensive. Then I will have to mess about scanning it in and the results won't be half as good as the images out of my M6. I can't see it ever getting used again. I got an adapter to use the FD lenses on an M body, but manual focusing is a pain.

My 40D just died. I thought it was the battery, but it's still dead with a brand new BP511. Even when I could use it had started to feel very slow and dinosaur-like. Technology is advancing so quickly that old gear ages very quickly.

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2017, 07:46:35 AM »
Still us and love my 5D Mark II.  Why?  Because it is the last of the 5D camera line that allows native use of interchangeable focus screens.  The 5D Mark II "grided" focus screen is invaluable to me as I use it set up 16 x 9 aspect ratio photographs that are destined for use in Ken Burns effect videos.

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2017, 09:00:05 AM »
No, I don't.
They are just sitting in dust. Technology of yesteryear are not good enough for me. Everything that is still good enough didn't get updated and I keep on using them regardless of age or existing new technology; everything that is not good enough got replaced and whether given to relatives or sitting in dust.

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2017, 09:31:20 AM »
I still love my EF-S 60 Macro which I bought in 2005 with the 20D. It delivers great IQ on the 200D which has three times the pixels or 1.7 times the linear resolution. 12 years is not really old but it was my first EF lens ever.

Another big one is the ancient FD 135 3.5 S.C. which I bought 25 years ago. I used it for some technical images with my EOS M and I was impressed with (1) IQ and (2) easy handling with aperture ring + nice focus ring. I have just fogotten how well these old mechanical beings felt.
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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2017, 12:28:50 PM »
One of the things that I really miss is aperture ring.  So many decades shooting film that the "muscle memory" thing was annoying.  I have a couple manual lens and like the feeling of control.  Depth of field preview is a bit awkward compared with the old film bodies, but it is what it is.  Back in the late 60's I was thrilled to have a camera with a built in light meter! 
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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2017, 12:28:50 PM »

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2017, 12:34:31 PM »
I love my old gear.  I still shoot my EOS 5.  (The sans "D" kind.)

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2017, 01:23:15 PM »
I still routinely use my 180 Macro, almost 20 years old

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2017, 10:14:24 PM »
Funny thing, I was chatting with a sony a7 user who telling about how much he loved canon colors, his camera that he picked up cheap? A 10.1 megapixel 1D III

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2017, 12:13:22 AM »
Speaking of old gear, I find it rather curious that Canon USA recently began selling refurbished 5D mklls. According to CPW, they have over 20 of them. Did they find a crate of them in a warehouse somewhere? I believe it's been several years since they have offered them.

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/214217?WT.mc_id=C126149

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2017, 01:51:05 AM »
The only camera I own is the ancient 1D mark II.... 8 megapixels from 2004.
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Tamron 28-75 F2.8
My only lenses... Hehe

Anyway... I'm happy with it until I uograde to full frame one day.... Something like a used 6D
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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2018, 04:10:19 PM »
I still love my 5D Mark II bodies and will be adding a third to the kit this year.  They do everything I need for my work.

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2018, 04:10:19 PM »

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2018, 04:38:39 PM »
I love my old gear.  I still shoot my EOS 5.  (The sans "D" kind.)

I had a 5 for a while, why did I get rid of it? EOS 3. One of the finest bodies Canon has ever made.
That's it, I'm switching to Rollei

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2018, 04:40:00 PM »
I trade in old bodies because the new ones advantages and I don't have room to store my old stuff (plus I want $ back to offset costs).

I still have my 1999 (or is 2000) 180 macro lens which I frequently use.

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2018, 04:40:00 PM »