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The "New Gear/Willy Waving" thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Fusion, 25 Nov 2011.

  1. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    New USB sticks !

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  2. Vertigo1

    Capodecina

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    Ooh, liking those :)
     
  3. redline

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Devonia :)

    That looks great!... can you share where from, and how much please?
     
  4. Phal

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jul 2004

    Posts: 4,087

    Location: Shoreham by Sea

    Was going to post a link but in case OCuK don't allow as it's a competitor link (kinda!) then just google for Custom wooden USB stick for photographers :)
     
  5. redline

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Devonia :)

    I did that first, but the one that looked closest needed you to register to get a price :(

    There seem to be lots around, but I like the box and general presentation... a lot I've seen look quite ropey compared to the above.
     
  6. 413x

    Capodecina

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    Location: Llaneirwg

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    just the lens (this phone cam is dire)
     
  7. Skalaberg

    Hitman

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    Location: Barton upon humber

    [​IMG]_DSC0005 by skalaberg, on Flickr

    Tret myself to a D7100 today. Currently have a D5100 with a 35mm f1.8 prime, a Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and a Tamron 70-300. Have being toying with going full frame for a while as I feel I've outgrown the D5100 now with 12800 actuation's. This last 18 months has been a real learning curve for me and I still have a long way to go but the reality is I am not and never will be a Pro so the expense of going full frame coupled with the re investment of new lenses just didn't make sense to me.

    First impressions after a few quick snaps tonight are good, I think I am going to enjoy this camera.
     
  8. Energize

    Caporegime

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    Location: England

    I think that comparing the price of an f/1.4 lens to an f/1.8 lens is equally irrelevant to be fair.

    If you want to do that though, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 is available for around £600, so I think that the Nikon is overpriced for an f/1.8 lens.
     
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  9. G-Sharp

    Gangster

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    Really excited to try these two lenses out. :D

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  10. Rojin

    Soldato

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    Location: Gloucester UK

    Nice, they are a great pairing :)
     
  11. nolimit

    Wise Guy

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    Location: London

    Nice! the 23mm is on my wishlist!
     
  12. PU7E

    Wise Guy

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    Location: In my Brain...

    I've had both of those lenses now, you definitely won't be disappointed. What body are you using them on?
     
  13. Baron C

    Wise Guy

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    Sigh, that pixelstick is just as epic as I thought it would be.

    @Skalaberg nice buy, very good camera. I would say that you can be pro with a d7100 plenty of people are. :)
     
  14. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    I had an itch to get a mirrorless and a couple of primes for fun...even thought about a Sony FF...but now.........I'm actually tempted to get a Nikon D750 with a Sigma 35A.....

    Somebody slap me lol
     
  15. Rojin

    Soldato

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    I've had similar thoughts!
     
  16. D.P.

    Caporegime

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    Just go for a D810 is you want a Nikon DSLR, the D750 is way to similar to the 5DMK3 to be worth bothering with I would have though. The D810 will open up new possibilities, the D750 wont.
     
  17. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    I am going to wait until 5D3 replacement.

    If the gap to that 5 stop exposure recovery isn't closed then will just swap over. Will definitely won't have as many lenses so won't be out of pocket.

    My accountant will love me though with all that capital investment, selling it and then and rebuying assets !
     
  18. ElDude

    Mobster

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    Location: Wrexham

    I was pondering this the other day as I'm showing a mate the ropes with his Nikon and I like the capabilities, even on the crop cameras. I'm hugely invested in canon and as things have quietened down at the moment I might just wait to see what comes along. Despite my wide array of lenses I only really use 3 of them, so I could even sell a few to switch to a Canon/Nikon mix now if I wanted.

    Still, I've regretted impatience before, so I'm not jumping the gun this time :D
     
  19. PU7E

    Wise Guy

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    Just buy a cheap X100s to tide you over till the 5D4.
     
  20. G-Sharp

    Gangster

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    I haven't had a lot of time to try them properly, but from the odd shots I've taken around the house, I can see why they are so highly regarded. The sharpness of both wide open is very impressive and the 56mm f1.2 in particular has been so addictive.

    I may post some images when I take them out for a more serious shoot.

    I decided to get a used X-E1 over the X-T1 to tide me over for when the updated X-Pro body is announced. With all the latest firmware releases, the autofocus speed is apparently not that far off the X-T1, although operating speed isn't so great and tracking isn't available, but then I am saving a considerable amount of money and I prefer the rangefinder aesthetics. I've also heard that many prefer the image quality on the older X-E1 - something to do with the PDAF on the new sensor slightly effecting the image quality?

    I was expecting the lenses to feel unbalanced on a relatively small body but I'm pleasantly surprised to find that it actually feels quite nice in the hand.

    I'm hoping that the next gen camera bodies come equipped with higher resolution sensors to get the most out of such high quality lenses. Saying that, I am more than satisfied with my experience with this setup so far.
     
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