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Any Photography nerds? What's your kit?

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by C.Boland93, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. C.Boland93
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    Hey hey, just wondering what any photographers amongst us carry, if you have anything EDC related to photography.

    Or if you don't carry it every day, what's your kit when you go on photography missions?

    I'm currently trying to build up the smallest possible photography kit that's useful so I can keep it all packed, ready to go and grab for a mission!


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  2. reppans

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    I'm more of an amateur mission photographer - volunteered a couple of weekends ago to shoot our town's crew team. A 35mm fixed an 18-105mm zoom are staples, the third lens depends on the event...

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    Personally though, I usually just use my iPhone ;)
     
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    I use a Cannon Powershot. Small,compact and takes great pictures. I need to learn more about it's settings instead of always using the "auto" mode.
     
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    Yeah, the powershots are awesome compacts. Just play about, that's how I figured out what everything was and did! You can get some cool experimental pictures that way too!


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    Nice shot!
    I also find I mostly use my iPhone, I only ever take my camera with me if I'm actually anticipating taking photos for the sake of photography if that makes sense? I actually think my iPhone camera can be pretty good for quick snapshots!

    I'm actually now in the market for a new tripod, I had a small incident with mine yesterday and it's now more of a bipod…


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    I don´t carry it every day though...

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    On D700, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G and a Speedlight SB-900

    On the side, Nikon 35mm f/1.4G
     
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    Now that's some awesome kit!
     
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    Thanks!

    I´m really tempted to get the D810 though...
     
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    Although I'm a Canon fan, do it! Cracking bit of kit like.

    Also those are some lovely bits of glass you've got there! I'm envious!


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    Panasonic GX7 with 20mm 1.7 and 14-140mm lenses. An achromatic macro filter and a nd4-1000 filter. And a gorillapod. Very compact and all I need.!
     
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    How do you rate the Gorillapod? I've always seen them as a bit gimmicky.


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    If you want an all around kit, get the 5D mk III with a 70-200mm f/2.8, the telephoto lens is the most allround you can get, from portrait-shooting to sports.
     
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    Daily: a Panasonic GM1 with either the 12-32mm or 14mm lens

    For the days I am planning more serious photography, a Panasonic GX7 with 14-140mm and 20mm f1.7 lens

    I can't recommend the micro four thirds kit highly enough - I have found mine to be of equal quality to the consumer level SLR's I have tried, and come in at a fraction of the size and weight - the GX7 and lens comes in at a tiny fraction of the size and weight of my old SLR kit, which is superb when out for longer periods or travelling lots, and the GM1 (while lacking a viewfinder and a few of the fancier features) makes for one of the most compact and versatile setups I have seen, with the quality of a decent sized sensor and access to a superb range of lenses.
     
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    Everytime I leave the house with the kids my minimalist or full kit comes with me.

    Bare minimum;

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    • Nikon D700
    • Nikon MB-D10 vertical grip
      • 8 Sanyo Eneloop AA's
    • Nikon DK-19 eye cup
    • Nikkor 50mm 1.4
    • SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB CF card
    • Optech Custom Classic strap
    • Crumpler Four Million Dollar Home bag
    LOVE this setup, use it as much as I can. Been running it for years and have little to no interest in 'upgrading'. When the shutter died a few years ago I spent the few hundred bucks to get it replaced as opposed to trying to finagle a new camera. My two older kids were very active with dance (daughter) and board sports (son) so fps with big buffer and high low noise ISO were #1 and #2 on my want list and this rig delivers.

    Taken with my trusty old D70 (over 10 years old).

    My full kit rides in a SwissGear ScanSmart Latptop Backpack. Camera body grip'd, lenses (Nikkor 17-35 2.8, 50 1.4 and 70-200VR1 2.8) and SB-900 flash ride in a Tamrac Pro 5 that fits in the main compartment of the backpack. I need to do an updated gear breakdown and pics, been a few years. This has most of my gear listed, been a few years since I upadted it but have not bought much since

    newschoolofphotography.com/showthread.php?t=74&p=10468&viewfull=1#post10468

    It's a real shame I totally sux at post processing otherwise I think I would have been pretty decent at this photog stuff.
     
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    I have a Canon 550D that I plan on upgrading early next year, a new tripod is my número uno priority at the minute though. There's just so much choice


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    Im a photo nerd, and I have a bit of camera gear floating around.

    My everyday, go everywhere with me Camera is a Leica M (typ240) with a 50 summarit - lives in a Thinktank Retrospective7 with my laptop, LED video light, light meter, water bottle, snacks etc, a typical EDC bag load out.

    Work gear is a pair of Canon 1DX, 16-35 f2.8L, 24-70 f2.8L, 70-200 f2.8L, 50mm f2.5 compact macro, 1.4 and 2x Teleconverters, 2x 600EX-RT speed lights and ST-E3-RT transmitter, 2x light stands, umbrella and soft box, Slik Tripod (Pro700DX) Velbon Monopod (old discontinued carbon one) most of it lives in a Thinktank "Airport Security" rollerbag

    I have some Obsolete/Broken/rarely used gear too - 2x Canon 1Dmk1, 2x Canon 1Dmk2N (both have busted shutters), Canon 350D, another 50 f2.5 compact macro, 18-55 kittens from the 350D, Olympus OM2 and a few lenses, Fuji X100 and various Olympus P+S.
     
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    My EDC camera:)
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    Cheers and Regards,
    N.
     
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    Besides my iPhone, my camera kits are:

    EDC: Sony RX100 II
    Walk around camera: Fuji X-E2
    Work kit: Nikon D700/D3s/D800 w/ 14-24, 24-70, 24-120, 70-200, 50 f1.8, 85 f1.8. Our camera locker has for us to share: Sigma 150-500, 120-300 f2.8 and a Nikon 600mm f8.
     
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    Was flipping through a magazine this morning and came across an ad for this new camera bag. Glad to see the camera bag industry catch on to the handiness of MOLLE webbing. (They don't call it that. They probably have their own proprietary name.) I switched my camera/adventure bag over to a 511 Rush 24 a couple years ago because of toughness and super-functionality. I hope this is the end of the argument about webbing being too tactical-looking.

    The MSRP isn't terrible, considering what some folks here pay for packs.

    Also, the straps holding that tripod on look like I might need to give them a try...

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    I have one. Very nice quality. (Have also held knock-offs, and don't recommend using them for holding anything you consider valuable.)

    Might work okay with a lighter lens; but wouldn't put anything with nice glass on it, unless the camera never actually left my hand. (So, just for adding a little stability.)

    Mine earns its keep by holding speedlights. They are super-handy for that purpose, and I've probably used the gorillapod almost just as much as I've used a regular light stand.
     
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