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#1 MarkBC

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:46 PM

I just got this today, based on these WTW member recommendations.

 

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon

 

 

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I wouldn't have bought it if the price wasn't so good -- too specialized for my general use if it had been expensive.  But it should pair well with my earlier new purchase for capturing broad swaths of the night...which I've only done occasionally in the past, but may now do more. :)


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#2 MarkBC

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:50 PM

I got this back in March...still new to me.

 

Nikon D750 DSLR Camera Body

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I like the better performance in low light -- and full-frame-ness -- of this one, compared to my previous SLR, a Nikon D300s, bought back in 2010.

 

 

 

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 08:08 PM

I am ordering a Singh Ray Gold-n-Blue polarizer for landscape, but other than that, not much in the new category.   

 

One of my friends shoots a D750, and loves it.   It feels small in my hands, but it produces great results.


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Posted 19 June 2015 - 11:58 PM

I think my last purchase was a Singh Ray 5 stop Mor-Slo ND filter. I use it with my LB Color Combo CPL when I want really long shutter speeds.

Edited by Stalking Light, 19 June 2015 - 11:59 PM.

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#5 ski3pin

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 03:03 PM

What's new for me? Trying to make money to pay for more photography gear and you folks are helping me spend it. :)


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#6 MarkBC

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 03:34 PM

Here's a low-cost "new" that I also got recently:

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I know that these things have their downsides -- I've owned one before. But I bought another one recently after losing another lens cap. I thought I slipped it into my pocket as I always do, and yet...?

 

Really, I just want to use this in casual situations, like when I'm driving along and see something I want a photo of, hop out of the truck, flip off the cap, click, click, cap back on.

 


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Posted 26 June 2015 - 06:38 AM

New to me is a mirrorless camera.  I went with a Fuji XT-1, which has a 16MP APS-C size sensor (1.5 crop).  

 

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I wanted a lighter system for hiking, daily usage and as a second smallish camera body.  The design is quite retro with knobs for shutter speed, ISO and exposure compensation with lenses that have actual aperture rings on them.   Some of my lenses go down to F1.4 (23mm, 35mm).   I've also got a 14mm f2.8.   The sharpness and across the frame resolution has been very good, with high ISO capability comfortably to 1600 or better with low noise.  It's fun to shoot manual, and I love the EV and LCD which offer focus peaking, so I can get a quick check on what's in focus.  Reminds me of my old SLR days in the 70's.


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Posted 26 June 2015 - 11:37 AM

I also go a mirrorless setup a while back for hiking, etc. My old body just can't carry my full frame Nikons around very far any more. I went with this one:

 

1352350800000_892456.jpgIt has since been replaced with the GH4, but I am pretty happy with it. I have a 7-14, 14-35, 100-300 and 45mm macro so I can cover most of the focal lengths I want with a fairly light and compact kit. Not ready to dump my DSLR's quite yet, though.  ^_^


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#9 Bill D

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 03:43 PM

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I manage an Apple Reseller store.  I borrowed this for learning/evaluation purposes.  I'm around toys all day long, so I have to exercise self control.

 

It's been fun to use so far.  I took it on a camping trip with the Hawk to Elk Island and captured footage of bison, storks and a mountain bike ride through the woods.


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 12:05 AM

New to me is a mirrorless camera.  I went with a Fuji XT-1, which has a 16MP APS-C size sensor (1.5 crop).  

 

fuji_x-t1_f02_zps767868ec.jpg

I wanted a lighter system for hiking, daily usage and as a second smallish camera body.  The design is quite retro with knobs for shutter speed, ISO and exposure compensation with lenses that have actual aperture rings on them.   Some of my lenses go down to F1.4 (23mm, 35mm).   I've also got a 14mm f2.8.   The sharpness and across the frame resolution has been very good, with high ISO capability comfortably to 1600 or better with low noise.  It's fun to shoot manual, and I love the EV and LCD which offer focus peaking, so I can get a quick check on what's in focus.  Reminds me of my old SLR days in the 70's.

That's a great system. I've rented an X100 twice (fixed 35mm rangefinder style) which has a similar sensor and controls. Its film simulations and built-in ND filter work amazing well. When shooting RAW+JPEG the JPEG with minor adjustments suits me over half the time--saves significant computer processing time. I am particularly fond of the Monochrome+R Filter and Velvia for landscapes, and the Pro Neg. Hi for people. 


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