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Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Liub, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. The_Shadow

    The_Shadow Member

    Joined:
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    Messages:
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    Location:
    Melbourne
    Location: Melbourne, VIC.

    Status: Amateur

    Camera: Pentax K200D.

    Lenses:
    1970's SMC 50mm 1.8 MF
    1970's SMC 55mm 2.0 MF
    75-150mm Tokina zoom MF
    80-200mm zoom MF cant remember the brand
    Sigma 80-220mm zoom MF
    Sigma 28-80mm Macro AF
    Kit lens

    Accessories: camera backpack for lenses and body.
    Camera belt bag / should strap bag
    Battery grip.

    Links: Flickr in my sig - but I'm in the process of reconstructing it as I've forgotten my original account details and had to start a new one.

    DeviantArt with some of my older photo's and even older greyscale hand drawn art - http://the-shadow1701.deviantart.com/gallery/

    Biography: Got my K200D as my first SLR off OCAU nearly 2 years ago now, I practice as much as I can on as big a range as I can. Got a photo shoot for a small clothing company last year which I enjoyed, would really like to do any kind of photography at this stage as I enjoy it all and want to expand on my skills.

    Future purchases: Tripod, a hotshoe flash and I'm trying to decide between a Pentax K-5 or a Cannon 7D for my next body.
     
  2. carioca

    carioca Member

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    Location:
    Mid-North Coast
    What lens for landscape?

    Hello there!
    Pls excuse first post motivated by pure self-interest: I also have a 5D2 and a 7d and am considering an UWA to suit the full-frame camera. What is the recommended lens? I am somewhat inclined to spring for the Canon 24mm f:1.4 II at around $1500... what do you think?

    Thanks for any pointers!
     
  3. a1ring23

    a1ring23 Member

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    Location:
    Perth, Western Australia.
    Get a 14mm or 16-35mm. The 24mm won't be wide enough for landscape work.
     
  4. carioca

    carioca Member

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    Thanks - but the 14mm is a bit too expensive for me... even the 16-35mm would come to nearly $2000 with a filter. But thanks for the reply, I'll bear it in mind.
    Cheers,

    LMH
     
  5. Acesi7

    Acesi7 Member

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    Location:
    Melbourne
    You have a 5d2 and a 7D, yet you can't come at a 14mm or 16-35mm to really make them shine?:confused:

    That seems a little penny-wise and pound foolish in my opinion.
     
  6. carioca

    carioca Member

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    Location:
    Mid-North Coast
    pound-foolish is my middle name...

    Hello,

    thanks for your note - I spend a lot of money 'foolishly' to indulge in what is, unfortunately, but an occasional hobby (I am still building my house, all by my little self!).

    My last major purchase was the 100mm macro L IS USM, for which I dropped $1500 at an extortionist nearby CameraHouse outlet (don't tell my wife).

    So I am a little hesitant to spend much at the moment. I have the 200mm II with a 2x TC III almost permanently hitched to the 7d, which I use to 'capture' birds around us in our bush block setting. And I bought the 5d2 with the 24-105 zoom. Also got the 50mm 1.8, so I am reasonably well equipped in lenses, I think.

    Still, you're right: it's only money! And why not spend it while I still can (at nearly 76) LOL.

    Cheers,

    LMH
     
  7. Scandrew

    Scandrew Member

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Sydney
    Location: Sydney, NSW
    Status: Amateur/Hobbyist
    Camera: Canon G11, 550D and iPhone 4s :p
    Lenses: 35mm f2
    Accessories: Incase dslr bag
    Links: Facebook
    Biography: did photography in highschool, bought my first Kodak digicam, then a canon ixus v2, received a canon g11 as a engagement gift (plenty of overseas shoots, family gatherings, etc lots of memories!) and recently upgraded to a 550d because they were being heavily discounted (replacement model?). Now I can take even more beautiful memories! I know I've a basic lens set up ATM but it takes all the photos I need ATM. Looking to get a standard zoom down the track for more versatility I.e 18-55 is
     
  8. bigheadache

    bigheadache Member

    Joined:
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    Location: Melbourne, VIC.

    Status: Amateur

    Camera: Nikon D700, Panasonic Lumix Tz5

    Lenses:
    Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR2
    Nikon 105 f2.8 VR Micro
    Nikon 14-24 f2.8
    Nikon 18-35 f3.5-4.5

    Accessories: Nikon MC-30 Trigger, Benro C258M8 carbon fibre tripod with Markins Q20 ballhead (plates for D700 and 70-200 VR2), Lowepro Flipside 300, Sandisk Extreme Pro 32gb CF, Sandisk Extreme 8gb CF

    Biography: Bit of a n00b, but learning alot off my wife who used to be a director at an advertising agency. Interest started when our son was born 4 years ago. taking family pics reignited my wife's passion for photography and drew my interest.

    next purchase:
    CPL and GND filters, once I stomach how much an adaptor for the 14-24 is.
     
  9. Cask

    Cask Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011
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    Location:
    Gold Coast
    Location: Castle Hill, Sydney, NSW
    Status: Self-Owned Business Press Photography
    Camera: Pentax Kx
    Lenses: Sigma 18-200mm, various Pentax film lenses, macros etc.
    Accessories: Mecblitz 28 AF-3 flash, Sunpak DC-3 Solid State flash, filters & various goodies.
    Links: TBA
    Biography: Cert IV Photography, 7+ years experience with various hobby and business likes. I love hobbying but I have a recognized Press Pass for whenever I need it.
     
  10. steveo2004

    steveo2004 Member

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    Location:
    Bentleigh
    Update.

    To go with my other gear just got a Canon 100mm f2.8 macro USM and a new flash gun as well.
     
  11. The_Stig

    The_Stig Member

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    Location: Brisbane QLD
    Status: eg Amateur/Hobbyist
    Camera: eg. Canon 5D MK III
    Lenses: eg. Canon 24-70 F2.8L II & Canon 70-200 F2.8 L
    Accessories: eg. Canon 530 EX II flash, Tamarac Backback.
    Links: Got my first digital SLR in 2007 and have been taking photos ever since mostly motorsport and of my family with the ocasional paid wedding and real estate gigs. I have got a bit more serious last year with a camera upgrade and looking to further my skills particularly in portraiture, beauty, glamour.
     
  12. escaflo

    escaflo Member

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Location: Perth
    Status: Amateur/Hobbyist
    Camera: 5D Mk III, 7D, Fuji x100s (Both Canon with Magic Lantern installed)
    Lenses: 17mm TS-E, 70-200 F2.8 IS, 30 Sigma F1.4
    Accessories: 430EX, 580EX, Cokin Filter, Radian and a bunch more
    Links: http://www.flickr.com/escaflo
    Biography: Just enjoy scenery photos most of the time and trying to learn how to do proper timelapse and also astro photos.
     
  13. DeviousVRX

    DeviousVRX Member

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Queensland, Australia
    Location: Brisbane, QLD
    Status: Hobbyist, Amateur
    Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 60D + [Kit Lenses 18-55 & 55-250]
    Lenses: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L USM, Canon EF 1.4x II Extender
    Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS, Canon 50mm f/1.8,

    Accessories: Canon 430EX II, Lowepro Messenger, Kenko Extension Tubes(12mm, 20mm, 36mm), Manfrotto Tripod.
    Links:
    7Daz [Facebook Fun]
    DeviousVRX [FluidR]
     
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  14. Akh-Horus

    Akh-Horus Member

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    Location:
    Western Vic
    Bumping this old thread up :thumbup:
     
  15. benderbaby

    benderbaby Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2008
    Messages:
    30
    Location: Melb, VIC
    Status: Hobbyist and poorly paying pro gigs
    Camera: Nikon D4, D800, GoPro 4 Black
    Lenses: Lots
    Accessories: Lowepro Protactic, Pelican 1620, Kata Lightri 17, Kata Lightri 14, Kata 33n1, Crumpler 7 million dollar home.
    Links: Facebook Flickr website
    Biography: I started out as a fire performer, so I really want to be the best fire performer photographer I can be (here are some examples) I also go to a lot of doof parties so you can see my work on those websites - My style there covers lifestyle/performers/dancefloor portraits/low light landscapes.
    I am working on a concept photography portfolio.
     
  16. herzeg

    herzeg Iron Photographer

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    Location:
    Melbourne
    Is it time for a third iteration? :)
     
  17. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    Location:
    Sydney
    I think so! Kind of like the careers thread where you post where you were and what you have now periodically haha. Always was a fun part of the forums though :)
     

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