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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #150 on: June 25, 2012, 10:54:20 PM »
So many of the great shots posted on this thread validate that old chestnut, "A good workman never blames his tools..."

Sometimes there can be an almost unhealthy obsession with gear, chronic Upgraditus and a perceived need to always have the latest.
Mind you, there is some real fun that comes along with obsession!

20D with a kit lens, tired old G7, early Rebel, iPhone...it doesn't matter. In the right hands powerful, beautiful creative images can be created with just about any old clunker.

Does this mean I'll trade my 5D3 for a 300D? Nope. But it makes you think dunnit?

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #150 on: June 25, 2012, 10:54:20 PM »

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #151 on: June 25, 2012, 11:09:53 PM »
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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #152 on: June 25, 2012, 11:20:07 PM »
here is a pano shot on my old N....Nikon D90
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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #153 on: June 26, 2012, 12:18:26 AM »
My coin box taken with my 5Dc two days ago.  8)

5Dc - f-1.6 - 1/60 - ISO 3200

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #154 on: June 26, 2012, 06:43:58 AM »
A wonderful idea... I've suffered from g.a.s. for years but these were with a Fuji 6900



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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #155 on: June 26, 2012, 09:37:27 AM »
These were taken 14 years ago with my first Canon SLR - the 500N.  What a great camera this was.  I used the kit 35-80mm f/4-5.6 lens for the first image (near the summit of Mt Taranaki, New Zealand), and the kit telephoto 80-200mm for the second (Mt Cook, New Zealand).
5D Mark III, 40D, 1V.  Bunch of strobes, lenses and other bits.
They're, their, there, it's, its, too, to, than, then, you're, your.  One lens, two lenses, the lens's aperture.

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #156 on: May 21, 2013, 02:10:20 PM »
Taken on a OM 50mm 1.4 adapted to EF. Pawn shopped for 20$ and a really good performer.
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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #157 on: May 21, 2013, 02:31:39 PM »
Rebel XT and the 50/1.8:



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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #158 on: May 21, 2013, 03:14:26 PM »
not sure if mine is cheap (note:  i bought it use for $290 to support my learning purpose, not including lens.)  but definitely that it is old... these images below were some of those images taken with canon 30d and 50mm f/1.4 while i was at my friend's house...

note:  these images are linked from facebook...













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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #159 on: May 21, 2013, 03:15:58 PM »
I still only have  T1i, want so bad to upgrade to a 5D MKII by the end of the summer.

Your photos look fine.  A 5 series won't improve things too much.
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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #160 on: May 21, 2013, 06:40:18 PM »
So many of the great shots posted on this thread validate that old chestnut, "A good workman never blames his tools..."

That may be right but for a lot of things you definitely must get the best tools to get the most out of the event.
Was shooting at a live concert last week and i had to push the isos up to 4.000/5.000 to reach 1/80th at f/2.8. My AF was unable to focus properly and the quality at 4.000iso was execrable. I hated my 60D for the whole night. I had to spend hours working on the iso noise to get some proper shots... Hopefully, i sold a few of them but i know i've missed some great ones because of my camera...
As one said on the first pages, cheap gear is really good at shooting calm and steady things. Whenever you need tough specs, it can't handle the needs.

I may be one of the first to promote the use of obsolete gear.
I made the best shots of my life using my Canon 1D. The Mark I, from 2001 ! 4mpx of pure fury  ;D ! I still use it daily. Because of it CCD sensor (other Canons use CMOS) it is a great "unlike" camera. Pictures feel really "film-like". Moreover, it costs about 200$ used and shoots 8fps...

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Canon EOS 60D + 50mm 1.8
(i've seen some 60D shots, so i imagine i can add mine, even if it ain't really cheap or old...even though, today, it really ain't a good choice of camera)
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Canon EOS 60D + old manual Nikon Ai-s 105mm f/2.5 (150$ lens : excellent one)



We can say that old cheap digital cameras are still great ones when used in "easy" conditions. On a sunny day, with lot of light, you can clearly get excellent quality shots. If i had to choose between my 2001 EOS 1D and my 2011 60D, i'd decidely get the 1D. But my agency want me to have a large-megapixel sensor and i regularly need a high-iso-capable sensor so i got the 60D, which was the only one i could afford at that time.

My friend (photojournalist too) works with a 1Dx and...a 5Dc he loves !
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Leica & Canon
35 1.4 for both ; ultra-wide & teles for the Canon

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #161 on: May 22, 2013, 03:25:36 AM »
Here are a few shots from the completely useless Xsi.
Rebel T3i,  EF-S 17-55 f2.8 IS, 430 EX II

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #162 on: May 22, 2013, 04:07:52 AM »
Canon Ixus 105 @5000m altitude


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« Reply #162 on: May 22, 2013, 04:07:52 AM »

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« Reply #163 on: May 22, 2013, 04:11:45 AM »
Canon Ixus 105 @5000m altitude
Wow! beautiful!

A question:
How were you able to locate and press the shutter?
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« Reply #164 on: May 25, 2013, 03:30:21 PM »
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