Old 12-13-2002, 03:50 PM   #1
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I suppose this topic of sort of a poll.

I use a Canon D60 DSLR with Canon 28-80mm USM, and Canon 100-400mm IS USM lenses.

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Old 12-15-2002, 02:47 AM   #2
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I haven't made the "jump" to complete digital as yet. That is because my main mission is slide trading. I swap with a group of masterclass shooters across the United States

OK, I can't quite post a pic of my current "main gun" but all the pics uploaded thus far were made with either a Nikon F4 or F5. Currently I use an F5 with a 28-70 F2.8 zoom as my "normal" lens. Below is what it looks like in the unlikely event you haven't seen one



and three ancient Nikon FM's.

My images were scanned with a Nikon LS-4000 scanner.
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Old 12-15-2002, 04:43 AM   #3
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Canon D30 with the same lens as Chris, but looking forward to seeing everyone's vintage slides and prints on here in the coming weeks and months..(and years..)

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Old 12-15-2002, 08:20 AM   #4
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I use the D60 as well with a Canon A2 film camera also in my bag...looking very hard at one of those 100-400s :-D

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Old 12-15-2002, 07:58 PM   #5
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Howdy all,

I dont have the deep pocket books, so no fancy Digital SLR on a railroaders salary. My primary weapon is a Cannon Rebel G, supported by a Standard 50mm and a cannon 75-300 zoom. My secondary is a rugged old Cannon AV-1 suported by a standard 50 mm, a 35-105, and a 75-300mm. I also use a Sony FD75 digital for those "grab" shots.
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Old 12-17-2002, 05:57 AM   #6
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Let's see... My main body is a Nikon N80, supported by an FM-10 for manual work and an EM for the dangerous assignments. Glass in the bag includes a 28-80/3.3-5.6 AF-G, 75-300/4.5-5.6 AF, 24/2.8 AF-D, 50/1.8 Series E, and 200/4 AI. Hope to pick up a replacment for the 28-80 real soon.
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Old 12-17-2002, 06:47 AM   #7
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Presently, I'm using a Canon EOS Rebel G (prints for the website), and a Canon EOS Rebel X (slides for publication, archival). I also haven't been taken in by the digital revolution yet. Lenses for the Canon's are 35-80MM F4.0/5.6, and 75-300 f4.0/5.6.

I'm very impressed with both of these non-expensive cameras. Been using both for 4 years now.
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Old 12-17-2002, 07:57 AM   #8
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My camera of choice is my recently-purchased Canon D60, but I also occasionally use my EOS-1v HS. I have the Canon 28-135 IS zoom lens, a Tamron SP 90mm macro, and my favorite is my 300mm f4 IS telephoto. I'm looking to get a wide-angle zoom (maybe the Sigma 15-30?) for the D60, and maybe the 100-400 at some point in the future.

Up until this past July, I used Minolta gear, having a Maxxum 7 with a 24-105 zoom, a 100mm macro, and a 300 f4. I sold it all and moved to Canon, primarily because of their Image Stabilization lenses.
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Old 12-17-2002, 03:17 PM   #9
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Good choice Bart! [img]smilewink.gif[/img]

That makes three of us with the D60, I can't say a bad thing about mine!

Along with the D60 I carry a Sigma 28-105 f2.8, Canon 75-300, f4, and a Sigma 400 f5.6.

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Old 12-17-2002, 11:28 PM   #10
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Im a lost little boy from Illinois who uses a Sony F707...

I havent been to a railyard in fi...never but that could change [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] Oh wait is that a 744 overflying on the downwind to 14R? Yes yes...
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Old 12-18-2002, 06:36 AM   #11
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For slides and prints I'm using a Minolta...ahh...hmmm....well, something or other. Haven't used it for going on two years. Switched to digital a couple of years ago and haven't looked back. Primarily I use a Sony DSC-P71 (goes with me EVERYDAY to work); otherwise a Sony CD-1000 provides unlimited image capacity for my adventures. (it writes directly to mini-discs)

I scan my slides and negatives with a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual; prints and whatever else with an HP Scan Jet 4100C (just about killed it but it still works...for now).
Paint Shop Pro 7 allows modifications and touch ups of all images if desired...

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Old 12-19-2002, 01:35 PM   #12
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Nikon D1 with 18-35, 28-200, 80-200 and 80-400 auto focus zooms (you have to multiply the fl by 1.5 to get 35mm equivalent fl on D1).

Nikon 990 with wide angle and 2x tele aux lenses that got me started in digital.

Four Nikons, Leica, non-auto focus lenses and Crown Graffic (press camera) gathering dust.
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Old 12-21-2002, 07:24 AM   #13
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OK, I'm insane, there I admitted it.

Canon D60
Olympus C-4040
Canon A2
Canon Elan
Canon Elan 2
Canon Rebel 2000
Canon Rebel XL
50 F1.0 L
50 F1.8
28-70 f2.8 L
80-200 f2.8 L
300 f4.0 L
Sigmon 28-80 f2.8

New Nikon ED Slide Scanner.
Old Nikon LS2000 Slide Scanner.

All of my posted pics so far have come off the old LS and are no where near the quality of the ED. Someday I'll go back and rescan.

Rumor is Santa has another big white lens under the tree this year. 35-350 maybe? I'm afraid to pinch the box too hard...........

Shoot K25 (not much left in the freezer), K64, ES100, ES200, Tmax 400, 400CN

That's right, no kids yet. Merry Christmas everyone, great site guys.
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Old 12-22-2002, 08:14 AM   #14
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I use a Canon Elan 7E with the following lenses: Canon 50mm F1.8, Sigma 28-200mm F3.5-5.6, and a Canon 75-300mm F4-5.6. Still have a Canon 28-90mm F3.5-5.6 that came with the camera that I have never sold. I use Fuji Astia and Provia 400F films.
Digital camera is a Nikon Coolpix 995.
For scanning slides I use a Minolta DiMage Scan Elite II scanner which features the Digital ICE cubed package, which removes dust, scratches and can also restore faded colors and reduce grain.
Plans are to replace the Sigma 28-200 lens in January with the Canon 28-135IS F3.5-5.6 lens and to probably aquire the Canon 100-400L IS F4.5-5.6 when the tax check arrives (if I can wait that long). The summer may bring a digital body, but not until I have gotten all of the new glass I want first.

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Old 12-25-2002, 05:41 AM   #15
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Well, I as well haven't gone the digital route yet, but I am looking. After years of using Canon equipment, I switched to Nikon last year. I am currently using an N90s with a 28-80, and a 70-300 zoom. I am looking to add a couple more lenses, and another body or two to increase my flexibility,
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Old 12-28-2002, 05:12 AM   #16
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Most of my work is done with a Canon EOS ElanII with the standard 28-85mm lense. I still use my trusty 24 year old Canon AT-1 on occassions with a 135mm lense. For grab shots I can post on the web I use low end Kodak and Canon digital cameras.

I'm working on purchasing my third flatbed scanner due to burning out the first two scanning a few hundred photos.

I've been extremely impressed with the majority of the images on this site and look forward to future postings.

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Old 12-31-2002, 07:23 AM   #17
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I recently bought a Canon EOS D60, I use a 28-135mm IS lense and that's the only one I have currently. Come tax time however I plan on getting the 16-35mm or the 100-400mm, tough choice.
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Old 12-31-2002, 09:05 AM   #18
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quote:
Originally posted by Frank Caron:
I recently bought a Canon EOS D60, I use a 28-135mm IS lense and that's the only one I have currently. Come tax time however I plan on getting the 16-35mm or the 100-400mm, tough choice.


Hi Frank,

Welcome to RailPictures.Net!

I use the 100-400 IS lense and I can't sing its praises enough -- truly the finest combination of body/lense I've ever had the priviledge of using! [img]nod.gif[/img]
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Old 12-31-2002, 11:30 PM   #19
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Frank,

If I were you I would buy the 100-400IS lens rather than the 16-35mm. More than likely you will get more use out of the telephoto zoom rather than the wide angle. Buy the big zoom and you can always pick up a fixed 20mm to give you the wide angle you'd like (20mm would equal 32mm on the D60 I think).
I myself just ordered a Canon 28-135mm IS lens from the local shop I deal with yesterday and when I get my taxes I plan to get the 100-400mm IS (have considered the 70-200 F2.8 IS and a 2x converter too).

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Old 01-04-2003, 02:26 AM   #20
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Luddite that I am, I've yet to purchase an autofocus camera, much less a digital! I carry either Olympus or Minolta bodies and lenses in my camera bag, depending on my mood, however many of the older slides I've been posting were shot using an Argus C-3 "Brick." Others were shot with a Konica-S, a Yashica TL, and there is even one shot of mine in the database that was taken with a Kodak Instamatic (can you guess which one?)
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Old 01-04-2003, 11:25 PM   #21
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Mike:
Good to see some other Argus C-3 shots! I switched over to a Nikon FTN in 1971, and have shot with several FM/FM2s with MD-12 motor drives since 1978.
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Old 01-08-2003, 04:40 AM   #22
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Hey....

I am new to the board....

I use a Nikon F5, BABY!!!! And it rocks!!!!!

Other gear includes:

Nikkor 24-85 AF-S "G" lens
Nikkor 70-300mm ED
Tokina 20-35mm
Nikkon 50mm f/1.4D (about to be sold)
Nikon SB-28 flash
Bogen 3021BPRO tripod
Markins M10 ballhead

Gear is carried in a Tamrac Pro System 12 shoulder bag

Film?? Only three types of film in my bag: Fuji Velvia (RVP), Provia 100F (RDP III) as well as Provia 400F (RHP III)!!!!!

Now it is time to start shooting some rail stuff!!!

Cheers,

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Old 01-12-2003, 02:28 AM   #23
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Hello all,

I shoot with a Minolta X-700 with a 28-70 on the head end. My secondary is a Fujica AZ-1 with a Fujinon 50mm and a couple other lenses... takes great pictures too! I'm working on getting a Nikon FM3A. I need something that can work in the cold without failing me, cause a lot of my picture taking is in the frigid cold north winters. This is what the FM3A is for. I also shoot with a Yashica-D Twin lens reflex camera, for my 120 film.

I capture it on E100SW, EBX, Portra 160NC and VC, TMZ 3200, T400CN, even Royal Gold. Some others in there too. Can you tell I don't like Fuji film?


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Old 03-05-2003, 05:47 PM   #24
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Primary camera is a Minolta XTSI with a Sigma 50-500mm lens. For still shots and roster shots I use a Minolta X-370 with a variety of MF lenses.

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Old 03-07-2003, 06:20 AM   #25
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This post relates in part to 3 different threads here. My equipment, Selling Photos and Bring on the Snow Shots.

I have pretty much gotten out of using film. I got a Nikon D100 a few months ago and was using a Coolpix 990 before then. I was really taken with the economics of not having to buy film and pay for processing. Also being able to use my photos right away through Photoshop without having to scan has been a real benefit. I do get dust specks on some of my pictures due to dust on the CCD but I can easilly touch them out with PS. I have one right now that puts a little dot on most of my pictures in the sky. A little airbrush and it is gone. I guess I was getting pretty fed up with my pictures coming back from the labs with dust or scratches. Digital is great. If I were more serious about publishing in magazines or such I might have a different opinion though. Or am I wrong on that. Are there any publishing opportunities out there yet for non slide photos? I never did get into shooting slides. At 3002 x 2000 I wonder if the D100 delivers files appropriate for publishing use.

I was reading in another thread about making money with Rail Photos. I had thought of Calanders, Prints and Postcards maybe. Selling through Train shows maybe or ebay or whatever. I haven't uploaded anything here yet or on Airliners.net but was wondering if people do actually get contacted about posted photos on these sites. I have been taking a lot of shots lately and would like to share them but am afraid of copyright problems and whether doing so would actually generate any good interest in my stuff.

Back to equipment, I use the D100 and usually a 24-85mm 3.5/4.5 AF-S G lens for trains. So far I have been able to get pretty close at the sites where I have been. For the planes and occasionally with trains I have an 80-200mm 2.8 AF D Nikkor Zoom that I also got with the D100.

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