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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread post by bert » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:39 pm

@ Caracal
Will have them on display in july
Going to kruger in may

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread post by brogan » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:47 pm

Bodys

Canon 20D and 40D

lenses
Canon 200 f2.8 mk1
Canon 300 f4 IS USM MK2
Tamron 90m f2.8 macro
Tokina 18-35 f4.5.6

I also have a national geographic bag to put all my stuff in :mrgreen:

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread post by Anja Barnard » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:33 pm

At last I can update my kit: :dance:

Previously had the Canon SX30 Powershot

Added the following:

Nikon D7000 body
Nikkor 18-55 VR lens

Now ... the long saving for the rest.

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread post by brogan » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:49 am

Anja Barnard wrote:At last I can update my kit: :dance:

Previously had the Canon SX30 Powershot

Added the following:

Nikon D7000 body
Nikkor 18-55 VR lens

Now ... the long saving for the rest.


Anja- what a huge strep up! that nikon D700 is a beast of a camera:)

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread post by AnimalMad » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:03 am

After much deliberation i can announce the long awaited kit update from a Power shot

Canon EOS7D
Canon 15-85mm IS USM Lens
Various filters
Lowepro TLZ case

Also could someone suggest a suitable telephoto lens of 70- 200 or 70 - 300mm for my kit and would you need to stay with Canon for a flash unit?

Canon Rocks - :dance:

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread post by DuQues » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:36 am

As a flash I would suggest the Canon 580 EX II. Works like a charm, and is usually quite correct with the amount of light sent out.

For a lens I would very much suggest saving a bit longer if you can. The 100-400 has a better reach for Kruger, KTP and all other parts, and is quite sharp. I have been using it for almost 8 years now, and it has never let me down, and I can even bird with it.
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread post by mikef » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:42 pm

AnimalMad wrote:After much deliberation i can announce the long awaited kit update from a Power shot

Canon EOS7D
Canon 15-85mm IS USM Lens
Various filters
Lowepro TLZ case

Also could someone suggest a suitable telephoto lens of 70- 200 or 70 - 300mm for my kit and would you need to stay with Canon for a flash unit?

Canon Rocks - :dance:


Congratulations on a great kit - I hope it gives you a lot of enjoyment (just make sure you make lots of photos) :)

As regards the two telephoto zooms you mention - the 70-200 is currently available new in 5 different models and the 70-300 in 3 different models ranging in price from about R6000 to R24000 but are all (specially the L models) fantastic lenses. However, for wildlife photography in the KNP I would fully support DQ's recommendation of the 100-400 as an extremely versatile lens with a bit more reach than the models above while retaining good IQ.

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread post by AnimalMad » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:07 pm

thank you. i think a little more saving and time will pay off well to getting the whole kit.........eventually.

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread post by Steve T » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:18 pm

Long time reader first time poster

I've just upgraded from a Panasonic Lumix FZ50 (which got me some great pictures in KNP last August) to a

Nikon D7000

18-105 VR lens
70-300 4.5-5.6 G AF-S lens

and saving up for a

Sigma 150-500 for a bit of extra reach.


cheers

Steve

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread post by Scottm » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:30 pm

Welcome Steve and happy learning. You have acquired one of the best DX DSLR cameras currently available (if not the best :whistle: ) and I hope you get as much joy out of yours as I do from mine :clap:
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread post by Steve T » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:42 pm

Thanks Scottm, yeah i'm still getting to grips with it, but having great fun, unfortunately not gonna be able to use it in KNP until August 2013, but by then i should at least know what i'm doing.

cheers

Steve

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread post by vinkie » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:35 pm

Steve T wrote:Long time reader first time poster

I've just upgraded from a Panasonic Lumix FZ50 (which got me some great pictures in KNP last August) to a

Nikon D7000

18-105 VR lens
70-300 4.5-5.6 G AF-S lens

and saving up for a

Sigma 150-500 for a bit of extra reach.


cheers

Steve


Congrats Steve :clap:

I have the same kit, but I found that the 70-300mm wasn't good enough for some parts in Kruger(missed length)...and are looking for a bigger lens now. 8)

My options are :

Sigma: 50-500mm or 150-500mm
Sigma 500mm F4.5 if I can find a second hand one... :whistle:

Why did you choose the 150-500mm instead of the 50-500mm? The 50-500mm seems to be a better lens. :hmz:
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread post by Steve T » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:05 pm

Hey Vinkie, sorry for not replying earlier.

i'm pretty new to this so all advice is greatfully recieved.

i'm looking at the Sigma 150-500 over the 50-500 as it seemed like focal range might be asking too much of the latter lens. I'd read some reviews of the 50-500 i think it was referred to as the 'Bigma' and the reviews were not so good.

if there's a new one one (50-500) on the market, i'll check it out.

cheers


Steve

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread post by DuQues » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:28 pm

As a Canon fan with the 100-400 I am not too happy with Sigma lenses.
Their quality is not constant, a complaint often heard, and the are slow, both in light and in focussing.

However, have a look at this discussion: http://www.flickr.com/groups/sigma_lens ... 856524096/
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread post by vinkie » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:22 pm

DuQues wrote:As a Canon fan with the 100-400 I am not too happy with Sigma lenses.
Their quality is not constant, a complaint often heard, and the are slow, both in light and in focussing.

However, have a look at this discussion: http://www.flickr.com/groups/sigma_lens ... 856524096/


Thanks for the link :thumbs_up: very helpful 8)

I would rather buy a Nikon prime lens if I could afford it...... :whistle: ....until that moment I will have to stick to the slightly cheaper lenses and the new 50-500mm is a good lens, quality is better than it used to be.... :D
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