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 Post subject: Photography Kit Parade
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:48 pm 
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Hi all! :) Would you please be so kind as to add your kit to the list. Try keep it in list form for easy reading.

I'll go first:

Canon 300D
Canon 18-55mm lens
Sigma 70-300mm lens
Polarising Filter
Warming Filter

Manfrotto Tripod
Bean Bag

2 x 512MB cards


All your snakes are belong to us.

Last edited by bwana on Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:08 pm 
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Location: Probably not coming back to Africa soon :-)
Much the same...

Canon EOS-300D
Canon 18-55
Tamron 28-300
UV filter on both lenses
Polarising filter for 18-55
Canon Speedlite 420EX

Added on edit:

2x 1Gb SanDisk CF Cards
3x 512Mb Viking CF Cards

20+ year-old tripod

Large Jessops camera bag (going to SA)
Small Jessops camera bag (staying at home)

Plus my Acer laptop with Photoshop Elements, Canon camera software, CF card reader, DVD writer and Vodafone GPRS card so I may be able to post the odd real-time report and photos from the KNP (subject to Vodacom coverage).

Just as well I'm travelling business class!

Cheers, Simon
My photograph album

Last edited by simonb6 on Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:02 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:17 pm 
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Location: Somerset West, Cape Town
Pentax *ist D
Pentax 35-80mm lens
Sigma 100-300mm lens
Sigma 170-500mm lens
UV filters
Polarizing filter for 80mm and 300mm
Transcend Cf card 1GB (45x)
Transcend Cf card 256MB
Vosonic X drive vp 3310
Cable release

Manfrotto tripod
Manfrotto monopod
Bean bag


Last edited by DinkyBird on Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:21 pm 
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Camera bodies
Canon EOS 10D & 20D
Vertical grip and cable releases on both bodies

EF300 f/2.8 L IS
EF70-200 f/2.8 L
EF20-35 f/2.8 L
EF28-135 IS
Canon 1.4x & 2x converter

Canon EX550
Flash Extender

Double Beanbag for car window
Bush Bag

Camera bag
LowePro PhotoTrekker AW

2 x 1GB SanDisk Extreme III
1 x 256MB SanDisk
VoSonic X-Drive (40GB and 20GB HDs)

CCD cleaning
PecPads + Eclipse fluid (Copperhill method)

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Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:34 pm 
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2 pieces of equipment

Epson L-300/200 4 mega pixel 3x optical zoom Digital
Olympus Super Zoom 700xb (Not used as often anymore, going for the first one)

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Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:56 am 
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Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?
Camera bodies
Canon EOS 3 & 300
Vertical grip and cable releases on both bodies

EF 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
77 mm 500D Close-up
Canon 1.4x converter

Canon Speedlite 520 EZ

LowePro Minitrekker
Manfrotto 680B Monopod
Manfrotto 375A (?) Tripod with ballhead

Also part of the kit is a very good insurance of course, with worldcovering.

Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

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Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 1:45 pm 
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Location: mind in SA, body in The Netherlands
Here goes:
EOS 33
24 mm 2.8
70-200 4.0 EF
300 4.0 EF
2.0 conv
100 2.8 macro Canon
Close up lens
Polar lens
Lowe Pro Phototrekker AW
Gitzo and Manfrotto tripods
Beanbags (filled with polistyreen)

New goodies
Canon EOS 20D + BG-E2 grip
Tokina AT X 12-24/4.0 Pro DX C/AF 77mm
Sandisk 1024MB SecureDigital Ultra II
Image tank Vosonic VP2160 40GB
Canon 100-400L

Submit your Images

Last edited by bert on Thu May 25, 2006 11:49 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:13 pm 
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Location: Jo'Burg
F90x + vertical grip

Nikor 35-135
Nikor D 18-70
Sigma 170-500

Nikon flash SB-28DX

Scan Disk II 1Gig

Lowerpro mini trekker

"you could walk a mile in my shoes and you'd be crazy to"

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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:07 am 
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Location: Born and Bred in SA, Living in NZ
Spool Kit:
Pentax MZ50
Sigma 100-300mm f4.5-6.7
Sigma 24-70mm f3.5-5.6
(Currently in use by significant other (Saturn_Moon))

Digital Kit:
Nikon D70
Nikon 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 G
Nikon 70-300mm f4-5.6 G
Sandisk 512Mb CF

Miscellaneous Kit:
Lowepro Rover AW II
El Cheapo tripod

Soon to be added:
Nikon 24-120mm f3.5-5.6 G VR

Nikon Cool Walker
Nikon 10.5mm f2.8 G Fisheye

Last edited by ceruleanwildfire on Wed May 18, 2005 9:59 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Unread postPosted: Sun May 15, 2005 1:02 pm 
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Location: Belgium
I´ll just stick to the "amateur" photography:
Konica Minolta Dimage Z2, but it does the job well.

 Post subject: Olympus E1
Unread postPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 4:20 am 
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Use Olympus E1. Check out Olympus E1 for more info. Several pages to go through, so look out for the "Continue on to Page Two" sign.

Mostly used 200mm lens with 1.4mm teleconverter during my recent KNP trip. Olympus digital lenses use a x2 factor so actual zoom is 2 x 200 x 1.4 = 560mm.

Olympus E1 (5.0 Megapixel)

14-54mm f2.8-3.5 (28mm - 108mm equiv. for 35mm)
50-200mm f2.8-3.5 (100mm - 400mm equiv. for 35mm)
50mm f2.0 1:2 Macro (100mm Macro equiv. for 35mm)
TC14 1.4X Teleconverter (1.4X - 1 stop equiv. for 35mm)

FL-50 Flash

Lithium-ion rechargeable battery and charger (2 pieces)

Nikon Coolwalker (30 GB)

512 MB
1 GB

Lowe Pro Phototrekker bag
Inexpensive Tripod (came with video camera)

Digital Sony Video Camera (sorry, can't remember model)


Clever Dog

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Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:33 pm 
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Location: Wondering if I'll ever get back to SA!
Have held off posting my camera equipment as I think I'm not worthy of it, but heck....whatever!

Canon Eos 20D. Bought specifically for our wedding last year as the photos were being taken by the son of my best friend (who is an accomplished wildlife photographer), but had a broken camera. Chose digital because we wanted to be able to use the camera ourselves afterwards and liked the idea of the "immediacy" of digital. To aid matters, my mother and father-in-law offered to purchase the camera for us as a wedding present.

Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-something lens (came with camera - wanted body only, but not available at the time within our timescales). OK lens, but not very bright and images can be a bit dull. This will be the next replacement we make to our set-up. In the UK these lenses sell second-hand for around £50. If anyone is interested, let me know :wink:
Also have polarising filter for this.

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro DI. Bought this second hand from a camera shop with 1 yrs warranty a couple of weeks before the last trip. The lens has not been on the market long so I have no idea why someone decided to change it so soon. I love this lens. It's light, bright and very colourful. Also got about £100 off list price by buying second hand.

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8. Heavy and a huge chunk of lens to carry round but if you have something to steady yourself against, it delivers some cracking results. I could see my pics improving day on day as I was getting used to using it. Not easy to change for another lens whilst in a moving (or even stationary!) car due to its size and weight, so I tended to leave it on all the time and used the camcorder for closer stills.

Sigma 1.4x converter.

Velbon Tripod

Canon Shutter release (can't remember which model, but it's not the one with the timer)

2xBatteries. One Canon, one not. No appreciable difference in performance between them. BIG difference in price!

2.2GB and 2x 512mb CF cards. Only used the 2.2gb on this trip although it started playing up on the last day in the park and it looks like it will need formatting. Still under warranty, so not overly concerned. 512mbs will cope comfortably as backup

USB card reader

Multiplate car charger. Could only find a car charger which would work for both my Panasonic MiniDV camcorder AND the Canon in SA. Best investment made so far. Also has plug for indoor use.

2x 2-into-1 12v adaptor sockets. Maybe a bit overkill but nice to be able to use the GPS/PDA as well as being able to charge batteries

Lowe Pro Phototrekker bag. Keeps everything snug and secure. Kit in total weighs 9.5kg and nearly got us into trouble at Jan Smuts on Monday evening. When we explained it was camera equipment which could not be checked in, we were told that there was no problem with us taking it on board.

Toshiba Satellite laptop for transfer of pics. We do this daily and wipe the CF card. Laptop fearsomely heavy and not overly petite neither. If we had realised when we bought it that this was what we would end up using it for, we would have bought something like a Sony Vaio. Laptop bag handluggage with cables and associated other peripherals weighed in at 11kg (yikes!) but when we told the check-in staff it was computer equipment, they waved us through with no further questions.

I'm not listing the beanbag as part of my equipment as I make my own when I get over to SA. A pair of ladies tights and a bag of lentils or rice does the job nicely with the added bonus that you can eat it (less the tights) at the end of the holiday!

As I said at the beginning, all this equipment is well beyond my capabilities, but I am learning and enjoying myself at the same time.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:53 pm 
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OK, time to redress the balance in favour of those of us with "simpler" kit.*

I have a Canon Powershot S1 IS (the IS stands for Image stabilizer). This is a 3.2MP with a 10x zoom (38-380mm in film terms, I understand).

Media - I have 1 generic 256mb, 1 Viking 128mb, 1 Jessops 128mb, 1 Canon 32mb (came with camera and next to useless but carried in case of emergency) compact flash cards.

Batteries - I have 1 set of Jessops 2000mAh and 1 set of 1300mAh.

Case - Lowepro D-res 25AW

No extra lenses or filters (yet).

I'm very new to photography and I have a lot to learn. When the time came to upgrade I looked at spending a lot on a dSLR but I was wary - I didn't want to get a camera that I would be too scared of to use properly.

The S1 gives me auto mode if I need it, a number of scene settings but also gives me Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and full manual control. It gives me enough to learn with, and when I save enough I can buy a dSLR and use it with more confidence than I would have if I'd bought one straight away.

The IS feature is fantastic. I have a friend who bought a Fuji with the same zoom range but more MPs but without IS. When we take pictures of the same thing with full zoom his pictures can come out a little fuzzy - he has to work a little bit harder to get the same results.

*Thanks to Arks for prompting me to write this - I was overwhelmed by the pro kit on display so I was reluctant to mention what I was using in public.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:48 pm 
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Location: Back "home"?!...........
Ok, I already got quite a few Cameras :wink: .

I have started with a

Canon AE 1
I bought that one as a used Camera around 1988.

Lenses: Canon Zoom Lens FD 75-200 mm/ 1:4,5
Canon Zoom Lens FD 35-70 mm /1: 3,5-4,5
Canon Lens FD 28 mm/ 1:2.8
Canon Lens FD 50 mm/ 1:1,4 S.S.C.
Canon Speedlite 155A

Still got that one and still love it very much , as it was my first SLR Camera.
But travelling to Namibia and starting with Wildlife photography made me think that the Camera was not the right Camera anymore.

So I bought ( after our Namibia holiday November 2002) a :

Minolta Dynax 5

Lenses: Minolta AF Zoom A 28-80 mm / 3,5-5,6 D
Minolta AF Zoom A 75-300 MM / 4,5-5,6 D
( I just sold that one a couple of months ago)

Quite shortly after that I had a :

Nikon F 80 , a very nice and well build Camera.

Lenses: Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80 mm/ 1:3,3-5,6 G
Nikon Af Nikkor 70-300 mm/ 1: 4-5,6 G

After discovering that I just did use toooooo many films :cam: I switched ( very recent) to the :

Nikon D 70 DSLR which is quite similar to the F80.

I use it with the same lenses as the F80.I still travel with the F 80 because I just do not feel very confortable while travelling with just one camera ( and at the moment I cannot afford a second DSLR Body :( ).(One of my AE 1 bodies just broke down on a perfect day on 90 mile Beach in New Zealand :evil: :doh: ).
I am still surprised about the results I got with the new DSLR.
I have got two 2 GB Compact Flash Cards and use a Vosonic
X-drive Pro 3310 80 GB ,as backup during my travels.
I am using a Vanguard VT-432 Tripod and just made a Beanbag for Kruger….
Moreover I always carry my Steiner Safari Binoculars 10x 26.
The last two Cameras are the ones I travel with.I already used them during our holidays in Namibia , Botswana and Zimbabwe November 2004 and in South Africa May 2005.
You can see the results on my flickr page ( the pics of May 2005 will come shortly, Addo already arrived,also see forum sightings and Public Picture Gallery)

I hope this will be of use .
So enjoy wildlife and Photography. :wink:

The Trip of a lifetime....
Our KTP Adventures November 2010

 Post subject: Re: Kit Parade
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:52 pm 
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bwana wrote:

Canon EOS10
Canon 24-85mm Ultrasonic
Canon 75-300mm Ultrasonic
and some lenses

Chinon CP-9AF
Chinon 28-70mm AF
Vivitar 75-300mm MF
Soligor Tele-Converter PK 2X Auto
Chinon AF-S280 TTL-Flash

And Digital for Snapshots
Concord Aye-Q 3340z 3.1 Megapixels, 3x optical Zoom, 4x digital Zoom

Enough? Image

:hmz: Thinking about the next trip :hmz:
2014 TR from KNP

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