Old 01-28-2009, 06:47 AM   #76
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Two Canon P&Sers so far. I sadly probably won't be a Canon user much longer.

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gonna get some of that sweet Nikon Dee something hundred action?
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:31 AM   #77
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Wow........

I am speechless......

this is certainly the biggest waste of a thread ever on this site. I have read some doozies over the years but..... wow.

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I think your response was grumpy that day too.
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My main point with this is that some people worry more about their equipment and the tools that others use that they forget to actually learn what they already have and to use it well. Pep talk? Sure, for some. Re-motivated? You bet, but not to make images per-se, to use your tools to the best of your abilities and skill level without jumping on the latest and greatest.
I definitely see the point that Kevin was making here and it is certainly not lost on me. I'm not the type to rush out and buy the latest "bleeding edge" technology to compete with the Jones' or for some kind of rush. When I buy stuff, I intend for it to last...and last. I take care of my stuff and I would agree that my own skills are more important to me than the toys I own.

That said, in the last 6 months, I upgraded both my hardware and software because I had truly outgrown them. My computer was a 7-year-old 1 GHz machine running Windows ME . I needed a faster machine that could run real post processing software and I needed more than 15 GB of disk space! When I decided to get serious about a camera, I goofed and bought an entry-level D40x instead of something I could grow into. While it took great pictures, the 3-spot focusing array seriously limited my ability to compose when shooting. I was using Nikon Picture Project to do my post-processing. That software was extremely limited in what it could do....I couldn't even remove dust spots. My first tripod was purchased with the intent of being able to put it in my carry-on bag. It proved too light and I sucked at night shots.

Now, I have a lightning fast Dell, a D90, PSE 6 and heavy Manfrotto. I think the quality of my stuff over the last 6 months is a marked improvement over the previous six months. The software....and my skills with it...made the biggest difference. I still suck at night shots though.....
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Hanging up photography to chase other avenues. Good luck to you sir.
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:12 PM   #82
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As we all can see, the folks that have posted here take really good photos with whatever camera gear they have to work with, some photographers are simply "artists" on this site.

Why? well, many reasons, good working creativity, TIME, patience, sometimes luck and knowing the limits and capabilities of their equipment. Now with that said, lets all challenge ourselves to learn whatever camera system we have and learn it well.

Some people want the latest and greatest DSLR that comes to market at every drop of the hat, indeed, if we upgrade constantly we are in a constant learning curve.

So, I challenge every photographer that replied to my posts to push their current gear to the absolute limits that it is capable of and post some of the best work of their lives on this site.

Lets have fun with what we have and go out and shoot! BTW, Mr. Ryan, I would actually like to see some work from a pinhole camera with modern film bases!
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I'm not the type to rush out and buy the latest "bleeding edge" technology to compete with the Jones' or for some kind of rush. When I buy stuff, I intend for it to last...and last. I take care of my stuff and I would agree that my own skills are more important to me than the toys I own.
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:31 PM   #84
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And your last one?! The screeners are out to get me.......


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Zinger.... expect that wasn't the point of that thread at all Maybe I should just follow your example and stick to 'YOU are all SPECIAL in YOUR own SPECIAL way' threads?
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Zinger.... expect that wasn't the point of that thread at all Maybe I should just follow your example and stick to 'YOU are all SPECIAL in YOUR own SPECIAL way' threads?
LOL

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Hanging up photography to chase other avenues. Good luck to you sir.
Oh, far from it, just departing Canon...
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gonna get some of that sweet Nikon Dee something hundred action?
Nah, not making the SLR jump yet. Whatever's next will probably be the last thing before it...
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:43 PM   #88
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Oh, far from it, just departing Canon...
Getting the new Mamiya DL28. http://www.amazon.com/Mamiya-Digital...3236723&sr=8-1

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Old 01-29-2009, 06:39 PM   #89
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Well now that I've insulted this thread, might as well add to it. Maybe one day somebody will actually tally the results because I would be interested in them.

Anyways,
Lifetime Bodies: Nikon D300, D70s, N80, N65
Lifetime Lenses: Nikkor 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 28-105, 75-300 and three others I can't remember because its been a few years.
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I still want one of these, same stratosphere price range as the Mamiya and Hasselblad starting at $15,000, last time I heard:



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Well now that I've insulted this thread, might as well add to it. Maybe one day somebody will actually tally the results because I would be interested in them.

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Lifetime Lenses: Nikkor 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 28-105, 75-300 and three others I can't remember because its been a few years.
Here is the tally;

Canon, 33
Nikon, 15
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Pentax, 4
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Here is the tally;

Canon, 33
Nikon, 15
Minolta, 1
Sony, 2
Pentax, 4
Hassey, 1
Holga, 1
Olympus, 1
Pinhole Oatmeal Tub, 1
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Nice. As such, this thread has officially moved up in the world. It's no longer the most pointless thread of all time, now its mildly interesting
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Nice. As such, this thread has officially moved up in the world. It's no longer the most pointless thread of all time, now its mildly interesting

Back to an earlier thread, the Nikkor "N" series of lenses does not denote a "Pro" line BTW. The gold ring around the front does FYI.....

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John,
This is all in good nature! I don't want to argue, only to be friends. I'm just busting your balls with this!!

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If it adds anything, I'm currently at -
1 fuji P&S
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Back to an earlier thread, the Nikkor "N" series of lenses does not denote a "Pro" line BTW. The gold ring around the front does FYI.....

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Well, you would do a much better job of busting my balls had I actually said that the 'N' series denotes the professional line. Fortunately for me, I never said anything like that so eat crow
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Since the Instamatic 35+ yrs ago, I now just use a Pentax K100D, SMC DA 18-55 f 4.5, SMC DA 55-200 f 4.5, Sigma 29-90 macro f 4.5, Sigma 55-400 f 5.6. Until the teenager's, mortgage, bills, etc. etc. subside and I get enough $$$$, I'd like to upgrade to a Canon 5D, or even a Hasselblad med format Digi.
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Well since a tally was kept how about adding my HP webcam on my laptop which allows me to take still photos. It's very hard to manuever and shoot so I just use it sparingly! LOL!!
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Old 01-31-2009, 02:30 AM   #100
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Here is the cameras that i have used with shots on railpictures

Kodak CX4230 - 5 shots
Kodak Z740 - 20 shots
Nikon D50, 18-135 - 98 shots
Nikon D90, 18-105, 70-300 - 18 shots and counting
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