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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby timbo » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:16 pm

brogan wrote:Hi Timbo,

I found a app that can tell you how many actuation are on a few models like the 30D , 40D and 50D (I had the 30D and 40D) , as well as a separate app for the 350D. not sure about the rest. if you take it to cameratek they can tell you exactly how many shots you have taken on any model. i just recently sold a 20D which i had for a year. the guy that bought it off me took it to cameratek and they told him the shutter count was 200 000!!!! on a 20D. well done.



Yeah the expected life expectancy of a shutter is generally the minimum number of actuation's a shutter should take but there are many with more then that.

brogan, could you send me the links to that app?
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby Dupacc » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:19 pm

Hi Forumites

At long last I could afford one of the lenses I always wanted for my Canon: a Sigma 120-400mm f4.5 - 5.6 APO DG OS/HSM. (no prizes for guessing what I did yesterday afternoon :D :D :D)

Question: should I keep my Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 DG OS? Will I still use it in the veld? :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby JDW » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:06 pm

Dupacc
Do you need the money that selling the lens would give you?
Is there much resale value in the lens?
A 70-300 lens is a very adaptable lens and you should still find it usefull if you keep it.
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby Dupacc » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:09 pm

Thanks JDW,

JDW wrote: Do you need the money that selling the lens would give you?


No, not really at this stage ... :hmz: :hmz:

JDW wrote: A 70-300 lens is a very adaptable lens and you should still find it usefull if you keep it


I might just keep it ... just don't want unnecessary luggage .... :hmz: :hmz:

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:32 pm

2013 has been a pretty positive year concerning my photography and of course my kit went through an upgrading.

- n° 1 Nikon D800E
- n° 2 Nikon D90
- Sigma 300mm f2.8
- Nikon 80-400mm
- Nikon 105mm Micro
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby badprop_za » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:52 pm

So I have added a 2nd body to my kit.

Current set-up:

Nikon D3000
Nikon D7000
Nikon 18-55 DX VR
Nikon 18-105 DX VR
Sigma 70-300 non-APO (Looking to sell this soon)


Future additions:

Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX VR
Tamron 70-200 f2.8 (If I could get a decent price on a second hand VR1 I would go that route)
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby JDW » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:48 pm

Added several items this year.
Now have;
Nikon D3 x 2 - FX body
Nikon D610 - FX body
Nikon D200 - DX body
Nikon 400mm f2.8 lens
Nikon 300mm f2.8 lens
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens
Nikon 70-300mm lens
Nikon 18-200mm lens
Nikon 18-55mm lens
Nikon 105mm macro lens
Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens
Plus converters, tripods, monopods etc
I just need to know how to use them all now!!
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby Morkel777 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:03 pm

JDW wrote:I just need to know how to use them all now!!
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Congrats!
Also, you need to know how to get them on the plane without paying for an extra seat :wink: :mrgreen:
Planning the next trip already...

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby JDW » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:39 pm

Hi Morkel
On our last trip I used the 300mm with the 1.4 and 1.7 converter plus the 70-200mm lens for the vast majority of the time with the 50mm for close up work.
You are right about getting them on the plane. When we travel long haul we use Premier Economy which gives extra baggage entitlement, both in the cabin and hold and means that you arrive relaxed and ready to enjoy your holiday.
I didn't take the 400 this trip as I find it difficult to use from the inside of a vehicle as it is both large and heavy. I use the 400 for rugby and aircraft (civilian and military) where I need more reach.
A selection of my images are on Flickr - I am John Walton (51) - some are better than others!!
I have just registered for some evening classes over the next few months to improve my skills in readiness for our next trip to SA in September/October.
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby badprop_za » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:44 pm

So I added the Nikon 70-300VR to my kit.

As it stands:

Nikon D3000
Nikon D7000
Nikon 18-55 DX VR
Nikon 18-105 DX VR
Nikon 50 f1.8 D (Newly added)
Nikon 70-300 VR
Sigma 70-300 non-APO (Will be looking for a new home soon)

The 70-200 will only happen next year. :pray:
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby timbo » Mon May 26, 2014 3:34 pm

So my kit has Upgraded Considerable

Canon 1D MK II
Canon 6D
Canon 400mm f/2.8
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8
Canon 17-40mm f/4
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Canon 24-70mm f/4
Canon 100mm Macro
Canon 2x Extender

All snuggled into a Clik Elite Bag and a Manfrotto Lens Bag
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby vinkie » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:52 pm

We have recently upgraded our kit :dance:

Our kit:

Nikon D7000
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX APO DG HSM
Keno 300 Pro DGX 1.4TC
Nikon D90
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED


Upgrade:

- Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nano :dance:
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby Baffers » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:13 am

Ughh reading thru some of the kit in this thread makes me feel rather insignificant :) and a bit jealousy as well :twisted: :mrgreen: ;)

I've got:

Canon 7D
Canon 18 - 135 F3.6
Canon 100 -400 USM
Canon 50 F1.8 (for the night shots etc)
Canon 430 EXII Flash
Battery pack

And a whole list of filters and flash equipment tripod monopod etc :)

still trying to take good enough pics to justify some serious equipment. Until I learn the whole camera it wont be upgrade time :)
At the end of it all you don't want to go into the grave peacefully and quietly in well preserved body... You want to go sort off skidding in sideways, full of bruises and scratches saying: "Man what a ride!!!"

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby tedredrum » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:49 am

tedredrum wrote:Just added a third body and a new lens. Now have:

Canon 7D x2
Canon 40D
Canon 24-105mm F4L
Canon 70-200mm 2.8L
Canon 300mm 2.8L
Canon 10-22mm 3.5-5.6
Canon 1.4xII
Canon 2xII
Canon 580EXII

I didn't have the 300mm or the 24-105mm for my last Kruger trip. Can't wait to try them there in July!!!!!



Some significant upgrades to my kit....

Canon 1Dx
Canon 5D markIII
Canon 7D markII
Canon 300mm 2.8L IS
Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS II
Canon 25-105mm 4L IS
Canon 16-35mm 2.8L IS II
Canon 8-15mm 4L
Canon 1.4x III
Canon 2x III
Canon 580EXII

Really Right Stuff TVC33 tripod with BH55 head
Manfrotto Monopod with RRS MH01 head

Think Tank Photo Roller Derby rolling bag
Think Tank Photo Streetwalker Hard Drive backpack
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 2015 (First time visit)

November 12-14 Twee Rivieren
November 14-16 Mata-Mata
November 16-20 Nossob

November 20-23 Table Mountain National Park

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby ekoppen » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:25 pm

My camera strategy is.
1-Image quality
2-Reach
3-Size
4-Weight
I shoot mostly video with some photos and my wife shoots all photos. Eighty percent daytime wildlife.

My wife's kit,
Panasonic GH3 body, 14-140mm, 3.5-5.6 DSLR equivalent 28-280 mm plus extended telephoto (optical not digital)

Panasonic GH3 body, 100-300mm 4.0-5.6 DSLR equivalent 200-600 mm plus extended telephoto
to 900mm+ with in camera cropping (optical not digital)

My kit,

Panasonic GH3 body, 14-140mm, 3.5-5.6
Panasonic GH4 body, 100-300mm 4.0-f5.6

Each cameras' thirteen presets are programed identically so makes no difference which camera is picked up

ThinkTank Security roller bag, Handles all four cameras and much more

Sold everything else

Yes I'm really pleased with these hybrids

Manfrotto MKC3-H01M Compact Series Tripod with Photo/Video Grip Head
Cotton Carrier, two camera vest (for bush walks)

"Lightning Trigger"TM shutter release

To see video results view my travel report,
http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=83723

*****2015*****
Skukuza Oct 30,31 Nov 1,2
Orpen Nov 3
Letaba Nov 6,7,8
Oliphants Nov 9,10
Satara Nov 11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27
Lower Sabi Nov 27,28,29
Crocodile Bridge Nov 30 Dec 1


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