Set-ups?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by gamerz, May 16, 2008.

  1. gamerz macrumors 6502

    gamerz

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    Hello,

    What setups do you guys use? Camera? Lenses? Flashes? etc? And most importantly, why do you like it?
     
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  3. Doylem macrumors 68040

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    I shoot 95% of my landscape pix with a Nikon 200 and 18-70 (kit) lens. I also try to use a tripod most of the time; it makes me slow down and look harder. I keep everything very simple... so there isn't much photographic gear between me and what's 'out there'...
     
  4. NEiMac macrumors regular

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    I have a Nikon D50 with the 18-55 kit lens and the 55-200 kit lens. I'm totally happy with this camera, takes great pictures.
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    If you ar trying to figure out what to get, I'd not just go out and buy what everyone else uses unless your needs are a close match. If you need something to keep in your pocket you don't need to hear about my DSLR.

    I have an older Canon P&S I keep in a housing to use under water with an Sea&Sea YS90 strobe.

    I also have a collection of Nikon SLRs and lenses gong back to the F2. My latest one is the D50.

    I sold my Mamiya RB67 medium format system. Not decided what to replace it with yet. Either Haselblad or a large format system. Leaning to LF.
     
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  7. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    I use what the company gives me, that's why I like it.

    Seriously though it's a D2xs or D200 17-35 for starters. Everything else depends on what I am shooting, who I am shooting it for, and what the client is going to use the images for. Occasionally I will grab the D80, which has better JPEG IQ than any other body I have.
     
  8. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    I use a Canon 400D + 100mm macro + Ring Lite. I love my setup because of the images it produces compared to my previous setup. The flexibility is far greater, as well.
     
  9. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

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    Sinar F2 4x5 View Camera with one of my lenses: 55mm, 70mm, 90mm, 150mm, 210mm, or 300mm.

    As for flash, my Profoto studio lights synced with Pocket Wizards.

    What I use for capturing the image is a Leaf Valeo Digital Back.

    Why I like this setup vs. a point and shoot? I don't know, I just really like using a 4x5. I have a Fuji S5 and a D3 but I just really like using the 4x5 the most.

    Crawn2003
     
  10. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Sports:

    D300 (w/ grip, AA batteries)
    70-200mm f/2.8 Nikkor
    Monopod (Manfrotto) w/ "bottom-mounted" SB-800 (w/ ttl cord to d300)

    backup/post-game D70 + 28-70mm

    On-location Portraits/Photojournalism:

    D300 (w/ grip)
    28-70 or 70-200
    SB-800, either on bracket or off-camera (on a tripod)

    Having become accustomed to the D70, I love the D300 because I get some slack as far as cropping. Not to mention the high-ISO performance is much, much better.

    May I ask why you're asking?
     
  11. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    Everyone needs to pound their chest every once in a while. :cool:
     
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  13. JNB macrumors 604

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    • Canon EOS 350D
    • EF-S 18-55
    • EF 20-200 f/4 L
    • EF 50 f/1.8
    • EF 1.4X Extender
    • 430EX Speedlite
    • Lightsphere II (the Tupperware!)
    • RC1 Remote
    • Bogen-Manfrotto 190XP
    • Bogen-Manfrotto 322RC2
    • Bushnell Northstar 300x90mm Scope w/ Canon T-ring
    • Tenba Shootout Small
     
  14. gamerz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm asking because when I look in the "photo of the day" thread, I see amazing pictures, but no exif data or anything. Sometimes people do post their cameras, or its in their signature, but not often.

    I'm not asking this to buy a DSLR.
     
  15. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Although it is more work, you can usually snag the photos from the POTD thread and read the EXIF data on your computer.
     
  16. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I use the following:
    Canon EOS 40D
    Canon 17-40mm ƒ/4L
    Canon 50mm ƒ/1.8
    Canon 70-200mm ƒ/4L
    I have used for some pictures:
    Canon 85mm ƒ/1.2L
    Canon 18-55mm
    Sigma 50-500mm
    Plethora of filters, shutter release, Bogen magic arm, etc.
     
  17. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Got many "set-ups" but my main combo at the moment consists of thus.

    Olympus OM-4 + 55mm f/1.2 + Nice film pushed to 800 - 1600 depending on the light.

    Rolleiflex T + Film again pushed since 120 looks great.
     
  18. MacBookProJoe macrumors regular

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    Canon 5D.
    16-35 2.8 II
    24-105 f4 IS
    70-200 f4 IS
    100 Macro

    Gitzo GM2540/RRS MH01/Pro
    Gitzo GT0530/MarkinsQ3/RRS lever
    Gitzo GT2530/RRS BH55
     
  19. thr33face macrumors 6502

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    I use a Nikon D40. Most of the time with a Sigma 30/1.4 mounted.
    Then there's the 50/1.8, 135/2.8 and 18-55/3.5-5.6 in order of who get's the most use.

    I love this setup for it's small size, so I can always take the camera with me. The IQ is sufficient for my needs.
     

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