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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #75 on: April 26, 2012, 09:41:27 PM »
Posted one with the Rebel...
Now here's one with the new Hotness (5d3), and an old lens 28-70mm 2.8L  (circa 1993)


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« Reply #76 on: April 26, 2012, 10:29:34 PM »
Great thread!

Here's a favorite shot I did back in 2002 using a Canon Elan 7 (35mm) and Tamron 20-40mm f/2.7-3.5 lens.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6109172480/#in/photostream

And here it is again, a decade later, using the 5D Mark II and the same Tamron lens!  (Pulled out of the closet, for just this purpose.)
28mm, 60 seconds, f/16, ISO 50, with B+W 10-stop ND filter


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6971309974/#in/photostream
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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #77 on: April 26, 2012, 10:36:06 PM »
DLJL329,

That's a very cool comparison. The depth of the reflections in the first shot is amazing. Was this on a day where there was no wind at all, and hence no ripples in the water? Do you recall the shutter speed?

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #78 on: April 26, 2012, 10:37:45 PM »
Not because I think it's a great shot, but because it was fun to take.  Used a Pentax W90 suspended from a kite, taking shots every 10 seconds while I tried to maneuver it into position.  Don't think I'd want to try this with a 5D3.......

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« Reply #79 on: April 26, 2012, 11:15:36 PM »
I love 'em both!  Great work my friend.

Great thread!

Here's a favorite shot I did back in 2002 using a Canon Elan 7 (35mm) and Tamron 20-40mm f/2.7-3.5 lens.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6109172480/#in/photostream

And here it is again, a decade later, using the 5D Mark II and the same Tamron lens!  (Pulled out of the closet, for just this purpose.)
28mm, 60 seconds, f/16, ISO 50, with B+W 10-stop ND filter


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6971309974/#in/photostream


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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #80 on: April 27, 2012, 12:02:01 AM »
DJL329,

That's a very cool comparison. The depth of the reflections in the first shot is amazing. Was this on a day where there was no wind at all, and hence no ripples in the water? Do you recall the shutter speed?

I love 'em both!  Great work my friend.

Thank you, both!  I have no recollection of the shot's settings, but it had to be a fast exposure, as the water was moving just ever so slightly (click on the link and view it larger in flickr to see more detail).  It was probably ISO 200 film and, judging by the lack of sharpness, faster than f/8.  I do remember getting up early for a couple of months to monitor the tides ("Yes, I am obsessive/compulsive.  Why do you ask?"   ;D), until I found the best time to photograph the scene.  It can only be done during a brief window on a few days of the year, when the sun and tide are 'in sync' -- and that's if the weather cooperates!
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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #81 on: April 27, 2012, 12:47:50 AM »
  do remember getting up early for a couple of months to monitor the tides ("Yes, I am obsessive/compulsive.  Why do you ask?"   ;D), until I found the best time to photograph the scene.  It can only be done during a brief window on a few days of the year, when the sun and tide are 'in sync' -- and that's if the weather cooperates!

I can relate, as I'm somewhat OCD myself :) However, I don't have the patience to dedicate that kind of time and effort into one shot. That's why I have so much respect for architectural photographers. It's awfully tough to move skyscrapers, bridges, and buildings so they have to wait for windows of time that only span a few days out of the year when the light hits their subject just right, and if the weather sucks, then they're screwed :o In comparison, the windows of light that just prior to sunrise or sunset that I always aim for seem like an eternity, but I complain that it's too short anyways :)
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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #82 on: April 27, 2012, 01:28:42 AM »
This is a fun one not necessarily meant to show a great picture... Here are three pictures of the same statue (Rape of the Sabine Woman) in Florence, Italy that I took in three different years as I learned more about photography and upgraded equipment.

The first photo was taken in 2007 with a Panasonic DMC-FZ5 PnS.

The second photo was taken in 2009 with a Canon XTi and the kit lens.

The third photo was taken in 2010 with the Canon 5d mark ii and a 24-105L.

I plan on taking my 5d3 and a Zeiss lens next year!

Love this series! So great to see the shot taken over time. I had to dig up my photo of that statue too for this thread.

Taken with a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200:

rape of the sabine women by Philip DiResta, on Flickr
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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #83 on: April 27, 2012, 01:54:15 AM »
I've been reading this forum for a while but this thread is so epic, I just had to sign up.

Here are few photos taken with my old rebels and 3 lens.  Stock 18-55, 17-85 IS USM (old one) and Sigma 24mm prime.















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« Reply #84 on: April 27, 2012, 02:06:57 AM »
Love 'em all, but this is my favorite of yours!





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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #86 on: April 27, 2012, 02:25:29 AM »
Great thread!

Here's a favorite shot I did back in 2002 using a Canon Elan 7 (35mm) and Tamron 20-40mm f/2.7-3.5 lens.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6109172480/#in/photostream

And here it is again, a decade later, using the 5D Mark II and the same Tamron lens!  (Pulled out of the closet, for just this purpose.)
28mm, 60 seconds, f/16, ISO 50, with B+W 10-stop ND filter


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6971309974/#in/photostream

Lovely!
Amazing thread. keep it coming people :)
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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #87 on: April 27, 2012, 02:44:39 AM »
Box Brownie - 1950 - still have it

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #88 on: April 27, 2012, 04:31:51 AM »
Posted one with the Rebel...
Now here's one with the new Hotness (5d3), and an old lens 28-70mm 2.8L  (circa 1993)


Tara2 by RichMeade, on Flickr

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #89 on: April 27, 2012, 05:02:10 AM »
Canon 450D (with dirty sensor) and a Tokina 50-135 f2.8


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