Photographers: let's hear about your set ups!

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

  1. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    I still use my D80 more than my D300.

    Was going to get a compact earlier this year but ended up buying a brilliant Nexus 7 instead.
  2. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    The front lights up, too!

    Photo Booth001.jpg

    It reminds me of a Bigtrak.
  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Can't go wrong with lights. That must have blown minds in the 80s.
  4. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    Looks a lot like my sfx 7!

  5. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    Nikon D300
    with (all Nikkor)
    60mm macro
    10.5mm fisheye
    Camlink TPPro32b tripod
    KingPano panoramic head
    LowePro Magnum 400 camera bag
    Fuji FinePix F600EXR (which I carry with me always)

    Lightroom v4.3
    PTGui for stitching panoramas
    Pano2VR for creating panoramas
    Corel PhotoPaint X6
  6. starfish2000

    starfish2000 Well-Known Member

    Mines totally changed now
    Canon 5D mk ii
    Canon 28-70 L
    Canon 85 F1.8
    Canon 50 F1.8
    1967 Minolta Rokkor 50 F1.4 on EOS adaptor
    Canon 600 EX Speedlight
    Yongnuo 568 EX Speedlight ( basically a Canon 580 EX clone)
    Yongnuo RF 622 C radio triggers
  7. vogonity

    vogonity Hmm...!

    Primary camera: Panasonic Lumix LX5

    Tripod: Manfrotto Art 190

    What you like and don't like about the camera: Still learning about this camera. Love its size and versatility. Not too keen on the viewfinder - difficult to see in the sun.

    Secondary cameras (and what you use them for): Voigtlander Bessa R2 rangefinder for photo days out and various trips; Yashicamat medium format camera for the odd portrait.

    Plus and minus points of your other cameras: In both cases, I like their sturdiness. Not too keen on the slow process of exposure, developing and printing film.

    Ideal/dream camera set up: No idea - full frame DSLR or four thirds? Sticking with what I have now? Really, no idea...

    Previous cameras owned: Nikon F80; Chinon something or other; Pentax K1000 (stolen in a burglary <<sniff>>)

    Photo software used: Photoshop elements 11

    Photo organisation/management software used (e.g Portfolio/ ACDSee): Photoshop elements organiser (although iPhoto seemed easier to use).

    Computer gear/scanner: iMac, Macbook, Epson V750 scanner.


    What kind of photos do you take: I tend to concentrate on landscape, travel and architecture pictures, although I'd like to take more portraits.

    Who are your photographic heroes (and what you like about them): Dan Chung for his versatility; Richard Avedon for his energy; Ernst Haas for his colour and movement; Vivian Maier for her quiet persistence.

    Favourite photo sites: tumblr has a great selection of images; beyond that, nowhere in particular.

    Homepage/example of your fave pic (if applicable): my website / my fave pic (at the moment) -
  8. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    I've just stuck my DX tamron f2.8 17-50 (that's stuck at 17mm) onto my old pentax sfx7 35mm film camera.

    There's a slight fisheye and heavy vignetting due to the crop format lens, but only at the left and right edges.

    And it's bloody great! Super wide angle. Can't wait to get the film developed.
  9. ToothlessFerret

    ToothlessFerret Well-Known Member

    Gear, in order of present favour:

    Bronica SQ-A medium format SLR Zenzanon 80mm f/2.8 lens
    Olympus XA2 35mm film compact
    Sony A200 DSLR 35mm and 50mm f/1.8 primes
    Olympus Trip 35
    Lubitel 166B TLR
    Pentax ME Super 35mm film SLR

    Epson Perfection V500 film scanner


    UFRaw and Gimp - both free Open Source.
  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I'm switched to Olympus OM-D and a few lenses and Ricoh GR.
  11. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Just took the plunge and bought myself a D800 with 24-120 zoom, grip, batteries. Most of my existing lenses and other hardware are compatible but I could see myself saving for a couple more

    Been loving the one we got to try at work, even over my D3, so the money I've saved whilst sitting on my arse for three months recovering from surgery has been put to good use!
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  12. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    looks like I'm finally getting myself an autofocus 50mm f1.8. Cheers santa!
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  13. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Santa finally accepted your offer of a glass of cider, a mince pie and a blowjob in exchange for the lens, then? :p
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  14. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    she did!
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  15. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Okay, so after a lot of agonising about my equipment - after starting a new job I thought I'd finally sort out my digital gear to a proper standard - I think I've now settled. For now.

    I was looking at m43 in general but my old GF2 and G2, while fine in the daylight, both have pretty poor high ISO performance. I was also missing a quality pocket camera - the film ones I have were generally better than the digitals, and their high ISO was okay _if I knew that I wanted to push beforehand_. T-Max 400 pushed two stops looks really great but you can't switch halfway through a roll. And carrying two pocket cameras for daylight and night time seems to defeat the point of pocket cameras.

    I had been looking at the GX7 as an upgrade for a while but then splurged on the Ricoh GR as a birthday present. This was such a great camera that it changed my priorities. It's easily good enough to use as a main camera as long as you don't mind the fixed wide lens, and it's a stunning pocket camera too.

    I used to put the Pana 14/2.5 onto the GF2 and use that as a wide body, backing up the G2 with a longer lens, when doing serious shoots, but now I have no reason to do that. In fact, I don't need another compact camera at all. A lot of the benefits of the GX7 are to do with its size but I have a quality compact now which is smaller than the GX7 would ever be.

    So in the end I got myself a Lumjx G5 to replace the G2. It looks very similar and has an EVF, but it is very cheap nowadays due to being a year old (seriously wtf is up with the digital market - I got it for less than £300, when a year ago it was being called overpriced). Apart from the removal of a lot of the manual dials :( it is a huge improvement over the G2 and has benefits over the GX7 - it has a proper grip, a big EVF and a _fully_ articulated screen i.e. can be pointed in any direction as well as fully closed to save battery. IQ at high ISO is decent and with the 20/1.7 prime I don't need to go past 1600 very often anyway.

    I need a spare battery for it though. Mirrorless cameras eat power :(

    So anyway that is my digital kit at the moment and unlikely to change much in the near future - a G5 with various lenses (14-42mm kit, 45-150mm, 20/1.7 and 14/2.5 primes, and convertors for manual lenses like the Helios 44M-4 which makes a great 116mm-equivalent portrait lens) and a GR as a wide angle and pocket camera. I'd take along the GF2 body in a side pocket as an emergency backup should the G5 fail.
  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Mine set up has changed a changed a fair bit recently, so here goes:

    Main camera: OM-D E-M1
    Back up: OMD- EM-5
    Prime lenses (x2 for 35mm equiv): 12mm f2, 17mm f1.8, 45mm F1.8, 75mm f1.8
    Zooms: 14mm-150mm/ 12mm-40mm f2,8.

    Out and about compact: Ricoh GR
  17. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Atm I have:

    Canon EOS 700D
    Canon 18-55 IS STM
    Canon 55-250 IS II
    Both with lens hoods

    Cotton Carrier Strapshot
    Some generic intervalometor
    Lightroom 5

    I also have a really old Canon Powershot A80 which was my first digital camera (well second really; I bought one but took it back), which I'm really only keeping because I tried to sell it and no one wanted it. Oh and an iPhone 4.
  18. starfish2000

    starfish2000 Well-Known Member

    Setup has changed again

    Fuji X Pro 1
    Fuji 35mm F1.4
    Fuji 18mm F2
    Yongnuo 568EX Speedlight ( a Canon 580 Clone made in china)
    generic radio transmitters
    All fits in a Billingham bag a third of the size of my old rig
  19. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Oh, yeah, I also have a Canon 300EG bag that came free when I bought the camera, but I am probably going to sell that as it's not really of use to me (it only has space to hold a small amount of camera equipment and that's it). I've ordered a Lowepro one from Amazon.
  20. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Are the Yongnuo flashes any cop?
  21. starfish2000

    starfish2000 Well-Known Member


    There not as powerful as the Canon 580EX II , the hot shoe mount is a bit cheaply made, but they work and they are like £100, so no brainer.

    I don't use TTL anymore as it wont work, just manual but the Yongnuo s layout is actually easier to use than the Canons
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  22. ToothlessFerret

    ToothlessFerret Well-Known Member

    I'm settling down to fewer cameras, and trying to avoid buying more from car booties (until I spot that Leica for 50p).

    Bronica SQ-A with PS 150mm f/4 lens (or PS 80mm f/2.8, or/and S-18 extension tube)
    Olympus XA2

    Having a bit of a crisis over 35mm to be honest. I don't presently own a 35mm that I'm happy with. As for digital, got my old Sony and Pentax DSLRs if I want a quick pic.
  23. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    I struggle at the car boot. I keep finding nearly working cameras but none that fully work.
  24. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    700D gone - replaced with 70D

    Sigma 17-50 f/2.8
    Black Rapid RS-Sport
    Giottos Silk Road carbon fibre tripod+no name ball head.
    Edit: Oh, and Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 150 AW
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2014
  25. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    this is my latest bit of kit. It's excellent

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  26. kage

    kage half past pasty

    Borrowed this indefinitely off my girlfriend today. A Canon A1. It'll be nice to get back into film after a very long time.

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  27. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    We both have an A1 :cool:
  28. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Whatever else it may be, it certainly looks good!
  29. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Does it squeak when you wind on? It's not a genuine Canon A if it doesn't squeak!!! :D
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  30. kage

    kage half past pasty

    So an update. I received my Fuji X100S today and it's a bloody lovely little thing, gorgeous, sharp as a pin and seems to see in the dark with bugger all noise.

    Nikon D300
    Fujifilm X100S
    Canon A-1
    Canon 50 1.4
    Nikkor 80-200 2.8
    Nikon 18-200
    Nikkor 50 1.4
    Nikkor 35-70 2.8
    Tokina 11-16 2.8
    Nikon SB-800 Speedlight
    4 x cactus radio triggers
    Mefoto tripod

    Last edited: Dec 6, 2014
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