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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #105 on: April 27, 2012, 09:00:11 PM »
Sweden 2004. Canon Powershot S410 RAWKIN' the pixels! ;)
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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #106 on: April 27, 2012, 09:27:42 PM »
I Dug through my old files from my ancient D30. I swear this was one of the best canon cameras Ever! (at the time)
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« Reply #107 on: April 27, 2012, 09:33:47 PM »
More. ;D
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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #108 on: April 27, 2012, 10:41:23 PM »
All these were taken with my old Canon SD600 Point and Shoot, before I could afford a DSLR...











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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #109 on: April 27, 2012, 11:50:59 PM »
In light of all these stunning images, I'm suddenly feeling inept :D I dug up some old photos taken with a Canon G3. Can you say 4 megapixels, bee-yotch ;D? Looking at the date stamp on the files, I think these images coincide with when I first starting taking photo classes. As you can probably tell, I barely knew how to hold the damn camera :)





And here's one of my first shots taken with the 20D in my backyard. I'd like to think my eye for light and composition has improved since then! It has a rather amateur two-dimensional lameness to it :)

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #110 on: April 28, 2012, 12:18:15 AM »
Love the thread, thanks!

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How about the DR huh?
Judging from blown off highlights from the Diii in the pictures above, not bad...

Great shot! How do you get the flash to pop right as the projectile is hitting the tomato?

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #111 on: April 28, 2012, 02:59:17 AM »
This is a great thread and a great chance to dig through old photos.  Here's one taken with a Samsung NV3.

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« Reply #112 on: April 29, 2012, 08:03:18 AM »
Hi everyone,

Long time reader, first time poster - just had to get into the mix. This is a fantastic topic  ;D

Talk about 'gear' - the first pic was taken a couple of yeas ago in Morocco  with my Sony Ericsson Satio phone. I wasn't even into photography then.

The second picture was taken in Abu Dhabi with the 'cheap' 600D and 'old' Tamron 17-50 (non VC).

I have a lot to share but these I could dig out since they're already compressed.

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #113 on: April 29, 2012, 08:46:47 AM »
Ok one more....
Olypus PenF  (Half-Frame film camera)... circa 1963  w/ 38mm 1.8 lens
Scanned at the local drug store (hence the double frame)
The film was Revolog 600nm converted to Black and White...


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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #114 on: April 30, 2012, 09:33:45 AM »
Minolta XD-11 with a Vivitar 100mm macro (Kiron), scanned with a Canon FS-4000.



Nice!!!

Actually, many nice pictures here!
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« Reply #115 on: April 30, 2012, 11:16:09 AM »
This proves that newer/better gear does not take better pictures, just help in taking better pictures.

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #116 on: April 30, 2012, 03:33:41 PM »
Just taken this morning on a morning walk in the forest.



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    Shutter Speed 1/320 sec
    Aperture f/5
    ISO/Film 400

Just pumped up the blacks and contrast in LR3.6 and voila!

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #117 on: May 05, 2012, 02:47:12 PM »
This is a great topic! I registered too just for this one, have been lurking around for a bit longer...

Sunset (Canon 20D, Sigma 28-300), as-shot JPEG.


Orion from the surfer's tower (Canon 40D, Canon 28/1.8), as-shot JPEG

Yes, the sea is frozen during the winter here :)

A view from the Great Wall (Canon 20D, 18-55 mk.I), cropped from the original that was taken 2007.

Looks a bit clich├ęd now.

Illuminated water fountains (Canon 40D, Canon 50/1.4), taken at F/1.4 and 1/20, ISO800.


I don't have fond memories of Sigma 28-300 or Canon 18-55, otherwise it has been pretty good.

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #118 on: May 05, 2012, 03:02:31 PM »
Just curious... isn't the idea of this thread is to post images made FAIRLY RECENTLY with older/cheap gear we still currently use? 
There are some cool shots here, but I think it's lame if you are rummaging through your archives to find your mom's favorite photo.

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #119 on: May 05, 2012, 03:12:50 PM »
Just curious... isn't the idea of this thread is to post images made FAIRLY RECENTLY with older/cheap gear we still currently use? 
There are some cool shots here, but I think it's lame if you are rummaging through your archives to find your mom's favorite photo.
I don't think its lame at all. Why should it matter when it was taken? I think the coolest thing posted on here was the two photos of the bridge taken 10 years apart with an old/new camera. Really neat comparison.
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« Reply #119 on: May 05, 2012, 03:12:50 PM »