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7 years 9 months ago #658 by Christian Udarbe
Christian Udarbe replied the topic: Re: Welcome and Gear List
Have you seen the feature on the D4 where you can use your Ipad or Iphone (I think even any other smartphone, I am not too sure though) as a remote with live view?

I am not too sure if it's really built in the D4 or you need to buy a separate gadget to make that work.

It's an awesome alternative to the ML-L3. Expensive if you don't own an Ipad of Iphone LOL, but if you do, you should really look into that feature! :)


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7 years 9 months ago #661 by Jim
Jim replied the topic: Re: Welcome and Gear List
Hello all-

Name is Jim-
Former Long Islander myself (born & raised, left in '91, never went back)

I'm a 2 year DSLR hobbyist who just likes to shoot and have no interest in photography as a financial means. Strictly for the fun of it. My gear collection has grown, (as I am sure we all tend to somehow overdo) but the toys are fun, and sharing the experience and knowledge that I gain each day with my kids is sweet enough for me- My kids are athletes and I am on a field about 46 weekends a year- so Sports are my primary focus. Speedlight use is up and I have moved on working more toward better portrait work.

Glad to join this forum and look forward to learning more from all who share as well as from Greg who continually makes me realize that the little that I think I know I still not enough.

Current toys include:

(2)Nikon D7000 bodies with MB-D11 grips and Promedia Hardware
Nikon 50 1.4G
Nikon 105 2.8 VR Macro
Nikon 10.5 2.8 Fisheye
Nikon 10-24 3.5-4.5 Wide
Nikon 17-55 2.8
Nikon 24-70 2.8
Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR II
Sigma 120-300 EX DG HSM OS 2.8
(2)Nikon SB-900's
(2)Nikon SB-700's
Think Tank Airline Acceleration
Thank Tank Streetwalker Pro
Think Tank Sling 20
Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod
Sirui K40X Ballhead (which is really under rated for the $$$)
Various Hoya CP, ND filters, light stands and umbrellas


My 7000's are most commonly outfitted with the 70-200 VR II and Sigma 120-300 OS (GREAT sports lens BTW)



Best regards-
Jim

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7 years 9 months ago #674 by Serdar Dikdik
Serdar Dikdik replied the topic: Re: Welcome and Gear List
dear jim

welcome among us. Nice gear by the way.
my question is why did you doubled the focal length, I mean you have the 24-70 than why you repeated the same focal length with the 17-55.

Also are you happy with the 50 1.4g. I am not. Thinkng to change to 35mm 1.4. What are your thoughts

Bigger is Better

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7 years 9 months ago #699 by Jim
Jim replied the topic: Re: Welcome and Gear List
I bought a 17-55 when I had my D90 (prior to my D7000's). It was my first "real" lens and without any doubt, one of the best lenses a DX owner can add to their DX Kit. Super sharp, super fast, super quiet...Great color and contrast. A bit of a beast, and built like a tank.

I sold a 18-200 VR,& 35 1.8G and added the 50 1.4, 10.5, a 12-24 f/4, 70-200 (Original VR) and a Sigma "Bigma" 50-500...

I had contemplated going to a D700 (FX format) and with the thought, wanted a great all around "walk around" lens and bought the 24-70....which is an absolute gem of a lens, and it's one I use very often. Having it, and thinking of going FX I sold the 35 1.8, 17-55, 10.5 and 12-24.....as they were all DX lenses

I'm a hobbyist....not a pro. The D7000 is a great camera and it suites me and does quite well for everything I am doing. Also, with the onset of the D800 (yes right, WHEN) I didn't want to invest in an FX body that my D7000 could closely compete with. (no DX is not FX..I realize this)

Long and short- I missed my 17-55 big time. AS mentioned it's a must have for a DX user. The same applies to the stupid, goofy 10.5 fish as well as a good wide angle- which I replaced with the 10-24

As long as I have a DX body (even as a second) I will have a 17-55. And the 24-70 is just too good a piece of glass to NOT hold on to it.

I primarily shoot sports and use two bodies, and if I am not needing super long throw where I'll use my 70-200 VRII and Sigma 120-300 - I will use the 24-70 and 70-200 instead....

I keep telling myself enough is enough.....but somehow the collection continues to expand......again, I'm just a hobbyist...

Regarding the 35 1.8? I've since given a D3100 to my 15 year old daughter and outfitted her with it to get her use to using a prime....I can always grab it if I need to.

While the 35 is cool it's not nearly the same image quality as the 50 1.4G and I prefer to use my 17-55 instead. Better bokeh, color, comtrast, etc... but for $200 it does a grat job. I just can't say enough about my big, honking 17-55. It's worth the weight and cash spent.

Jim

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7 years 9 months ago #701 by Serdar Dikdik
Serdar Dikdik replied the topic: Re: Welcome and Gear List
Ok thanks for the share.

Collection grows always there is no doubt about that

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7 years 9 months ago - 7 years 9 months ago #883 by Mistery
Mistery replied the topic: Re: Welcome and Gear List
Hello everyone,

I didn't think that I owned this much...

Nikon D700 w/MB-10
Nikon D7000 w/ MB-D11
Nikon 14-24mm F/2.8g
Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8g
Nikon 70-200mm F/2.8g VR
Nikon 105mm F/2.8g
Nikon 50mm F/1.4g
Nikon 35mm F/1.4g
Nikon 35mm F/1.8g
Sigma 170-500mm POS
1.7x Teleconverter
SB-700 Flash (2)
SB-400 Flash
MC-DC2 Remote
GP-1 GPS
ME-1 Microphone
ML-L3 Remote
ML-3 Remote
Backdrop Set
Lighting Set
Datacolor Lens Calibration System
WhiBal card
Kata E-702 Rain cover
Giottos rocket air
Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 Tripod
Manfrotto 468MGRC2 Ballhead
Manfrotto 695CX Monopod
Manfrotto 494RC2 Ballhead
Lowepro Vertex 300 AW
Lowepro Fastpack 350
LowePro Filter Case
Lowepro Slingshot 302 AW
B&W CPL Filter
B&W ND 1.8 Filter
B&W STERN 8x Filter

D800 w/grip, D700 w/grip,V1,14-24mm F/2.8, 24-70mm F/2.8, 70-200mm F/2.8, 200-400mm F/4, 105mm,F/2.8,35mm F/1.4,35mm F/1.8, 85mm F/1.4,1.7x Tele
Last Edit: 7 years 9 months ago by Mistery.

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7 years 8 months ago #884 by Artie Guerrero
Artie Guerrero replied the topic: Re: Welcome and Gear List
Just a dad on a limited budget who shoots photos of his 3-year-old.

Nikon D3100
Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5 kit lens
Nikkor 35mm f/1.8
Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5
Blackrapid RS-7
LowePro Slingshot 202 AW

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7 years 8 months ago #890 by Andrew Olson
Andrew Olson replied the topic: Re: Welcome and Gear List
Realized I have never posted to this thread.

My camera equipment:

Digital:
Nikon D5000
Nikon 35 f/1.8G
Nikon 180mm f/2.8 IF-ED

Film:
Rolleiflex 2.8E3
Rolleiflex-Tele
Nikon FM
Nikon F (black)
NIkon F (silver)
Nikkormat ELW
Nikkor 28mm f/3.5
Canon Rebel S2 (1000FN)
Pentax Spotmatic SP, Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4

And to carry it around, ThinkTank Streetwalker Harddrive

Andy

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