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 Post subject: Re: Photography Kit Parade
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:16 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Photography Kit Parade
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:19 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Photography Kit Parade
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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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 Post subject: Re: Photography Kit Parade
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:09 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Photography Kit Parade
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:32 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Photography Kit Parade
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:52 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Photography Kit Parade
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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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 Post subject: Re: Photography Kit Parade
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JDW wrote:
I just need to know how to use them all now!!
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JDW


Congrats!
Also, you need to know how to get them on the plane without paying for an extra seat :wink: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Photography Kit Parade
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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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 Post subject: Re: Photography Kit Parade
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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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 Post subject: Re: Photography Kit Parade
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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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 Post subject: Re: Photography Kit Parade
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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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 Post subject: Re: Photography Kit Parade
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:13 am 
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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 :)

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