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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2018, 06:21:04 PM »
I still shoot with my first digital camera, the Canon T1i.  Even though I use my 5D4 & 5DS R for everything, my wife and I also use the T1i for food photography.

The following shots were taken with the T1i and 28-135mm.
5D4 | 5DS R | Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC | 24-70mm f/2.8L II | 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II | 85mm f/1.4L IS | Kenko Teleplus HD 1.4 | Lots of Flashpoint (Godox) Gear

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2018, 06:21:04 PM »

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2018, 01:34:01 PM »
Absolutely love the old gear - in my case, that extends back to my first canon slr: a Canon Pellix QL, 1968 vintage, so celebrating its 50th this year.  And it is partnered with the original FL 28 f/3.5, FL 50 f/1.4 and FL 55-135 f/3.5 that were purchased with it!   

I have to disclose that I inherited them from an uncle - who first introduced me to photography and the magic of developing your own black & white shots last century - although I wasn't actually born when they were purchased  ;)

For me, there is something very enjoyable about the mechanical side of the use, which does also slow down my process, compared to the greater rapidity available with digital.  Probably also helps that I only use it for the odd personal outing rather than ever using it for work, hence the love.

The lenses are great too - not up the the current standards of sharpness, but so solidly built, and 50 years on all operate as smooth as silk.

I'd categorise the better older gear alongside older motors - the new ones get you from A to B much more efficiently, but on the odd sunny weekend, it's great to roll out the old gear for the simple pleasure of using it.
EOS5 (film) , 5D and 5D mkIII, and almost enough lenses

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2018, 05:53:27 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.

My favorite canon film camera was 1V.

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2018, 06:19:32 PM »
I loved my 35mm film Mamiya-Sekor. It was full manual. I still miss aperture rings.

I still use some old-design lenses, most notably the EF 400 f/5.6 L no-IS (and accompanying TC 1.4x II), feather-light for its focal length, balances well on a consumer body, not a BFD to carry on a hike, excellent image quality in its class (that is, sub-$5,000.00 lenses). I am debating getting the moderately heavier EF100-400 f/variable L II IS plus the new TC 1.4x III) for a trip.

I also use the 180 f/3.5L macro on occasion, when I need the distance (shooting venomous snakes), though for general macro work I use the 125 mm Voigtlander, so much lighter, true apochromat.

Sometimes I take old film lenses out for a stroll - Nikon AI-S 50 f/1.2 and Nikon AI-S 105 f/2.5. The rendering is beautiful, even if they aren't as sharp as the sharpest contemporary lenses. Plus, they don't weigh much on a hike.

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2018, 07:33:17 PM »
I think my wives favorite photos, came from my 40D, then 1D. But they have been my action cameras.  And the photos have been taken within the last 5 years.

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2018, 05:16:20 PM »
Fresh off the press, taken with a 1DS III while looking for fossils. A fitting camera for the task!

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2018, 09:35:55 PM »
I usually sell of one camera when I pick up a new one but I still have a canon 7NE and a canon s90 with the canon underwater case that both get used pretty regularly.

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Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2018, 09:35:55 PM »