Photographers: let's hear about your set ups!

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by editor, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. Nikkormat

    Nikkormat Well-Known Member

    Primary camera: Nikon F3HP.

    Lens/Tripod/Flashgun etc: 24, 50 and 85mm lenses. Uni-Loc 1700 tripod, not used for years. Camera bag is a gas mask haversack lined with cut up camping mat.

    What you like and don't like about the camera: The LCD in the viewfinder is a bit crap, tiny and at the top left of the frame. Otherwise it is perfect.

    Secondary cameras (and what you use them for): FM2n, Nikkormat Ftn.

    Plus and minus points of your other cameras: The FM2 would be great if it had a HP viewfinder, I can't get on with it with my milk bottle-like glasses. The Nikkormat is beautiful but has a dull viewfinder with no split-image, only microprism; it's okay in good light.

    Ideal/dream camera set up: The F3HP is staying, but I'm saving for a Fuji XT-1. I like the X-Pros, but I like big viewfinders and am not sure I could get on with theirs.

    Photo software used: GIMP, gThumb. I'm learning.

    I share my photos on Instagram here.
     
  2. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    I bought a D500 a week or so ago, supplanting my D300. It's really good. I've set it to Auto ISO which I'd never have done before - within sensible parameters, the thing is pretty much ISO-invariant.

    Lenses these days are:

    - Nikon 18-200 VR
    - Sigma 10-20
    - Tamron 90mm Macro
    - Nikon 50mm f/1.8

    At some point I might get the Sigma 150-600 or similar, and upgrade the Sigma 10-20 to the Nikon 10-20 VR.
     
  3. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    New daybag for my mirrorless and nexus 7

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    for my hols in Spain ....all the zips are against the back ....And I've a ripstop inner liner that's also waterproof ,,,if it gets sliced ,,,,very low profile
     
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  4. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    Been using that bag for almost 2 weeks in spain ...a total recommend..a way more relaxed hol without having to be hyper aware on public transportation and crowds
     
  5. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I'm a big fan of either getting bags with built-in waterproof liners, or buying a separate waterproof stuff-bag to use as a bag-liner. Saves a lot of tears, given how much electronic kit everyone carries nowadays.
     
  6. kage

    kage half past pasty

    Eagerly awaiting the arrival of a Fuji X100F to replace my x100S which was pinched last year.
     
  7. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    my digi camera these days is a fuji x-pro1.

    for xmas i'm getting a polaroid slr 680 <squee> my sx-70 broke years back and i figured that was was my cue to stop, but square format polaroid is my favourite thing ever :D
     
  8. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Mr Sony dropped by yesterday - With lots of potential new toys for our consideration:

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    Hmmm....! :D
     
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Can I have some please?
     
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  10. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    I want them all..! :D
     
  11. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    So I tried out a native lens on my gh4 for the first time yesterday (panny 25mm 1.7).
    Incredibly light, which made me realise how much weight I add to my rig using adaptor and ef glass.
    Nice enough lens, but...
    Focus-by-wire :( - completely kills it for me. I mean unusable (for video). That basically means that, as far as I can tell, the entire Panasonic and Olympus autofocus lens line ups are no go for me, which is a great shame.
     
  12. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I recently bought a used Nikon D800 and as my Fuji Finepix S2 Pro was very much on its last legs the D800 is now my only camera. Really enjoying it, it wants to take pictures. Image files are large and nicely detailed and I have only just started toying with raw. There are some issues, a max 14bit raw is 70mb while a compressed 12bit is 30mb and a medium jpeg 10mb. Battery life is a revelation after my S2, something like 900 shots apparently, I never get near that.

    Lenses I already have include: Nikon 20mm f2.8, Nikon 50mm f1.8, Nikon 85mm f1.8, Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 and Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 AF VR.

    I am currently using Nikon NX2, FastStone Viewer, and Photoshop Elements 9. I may have to upgrade my PC at which time I may go for the Adobe LightRoom / Photoshop bundle, I haven't yet decided.

    And I have a Manfrotto tripod and a monopod.

    My small rucksack is becoming too limiting, it takes too long to get things out and put them back, I need a camera bag, at the moment though the vast array of options are confusing me.
     
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  13. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I’m still using the Panasonic GX8 sometimes but I still end up taking far more pictures with my ancient GF2. I’m just far more likely to have it with me - I can carry that plus wide, medium and long primes and a spare battery and the accessory EVF without hardly thinking about it. (I got the Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 recently and that’s even smaller and lighter than the 45-150 I had before. Really nice sharp lens.)

    The GX8 is all around better in loads of ways and really not _that_ much larger/heavier, but it just goes over the important “fits in a jacket pocket” size. I should really have got a GX7.

    Plus, while I’m having a whinge, the 14-140mm lens I got with the GX8 is one I’ve never really liked and recently it’s started buzzing when mounted and turned on, so I won’t even get much for it on eBay. It was refurb but is now way out of warranty.
     

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