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    Originally posted by s. View Post
    holy shit
    This board is DEAD.


      did you read reviews of this lens?


        Christmas money spent.

        Lee Hood

        ND Filters


          Originally posted by nb View Post
          Christmas money spent.

          Lee Hood

          ND Filters
          so fuckin jelly


            I actually have both of those lenses. I keep the 17-55 on my crop frame D300s, and I absolutely love it. The 17 is a decent wide, and you'd be surprised how long the 55 end looks.

            The 28-70 is a great lens as well (I use it adapted for a 5dmkII). I do wish it would be a bit wider on the wide end, because I do a lot of docu/reality kind of stuff, so its nice to get closer with a wide lens. It's a great run-n-gun lens for sure. And if I knew that white/grey version existed I would have been all over that! Damn that's pretty.

            My current setup: I do more video than photography, and for a one show I did I had to turn my DSLR into a full-on ENG camera setup with audio and monitoring.

            -D300s w/ grip
            -Nikon Lenses
            -17-55 DX
            -Sigma 12-24
            -28-70 FX
            -80-200 FX
            -Tascam DR-40 Audio Recorder
            -Marshall 6" monitor
            -Frankensteined shoulder rig w/ follow focus (Zacuto, Redrock, etc.)
            -Litepanel Microplus
            -Everything can be powered off one Anton Bauer battery

            I also have a rag-tag set of old nikon primes and a pair of 35mm bodies. Want to get the lenses cleaned and serviced soon. Wish I shot film more as well, but I don't develop my own and it's not worth the effort or cost anymore.

            There's a 5D hidden in that mess of gear.
            IMG_1640 copy.jpg


              My gear addiction is just getting into full swing.

              18-55mm kit
              55-250mm zoom
              50mm 1.8 prime
              8mm Rokinon Fishy

              I just need a couple flashes, a wide, fast prime (thinking sigma 30mm 1.4) and eventually a constant aperture zoom to replace to ket lens. Then I should be good for a while.


                Originally posted by hogie View Post
                My gear addiction is just getting into full swing.
                Yea, sure sounds like it:

                Originally posted by hogie View Post
                I just need a couple flashes, a wide, fast prime (thinking sigma 30mm 1.4) and eventually a constant aperture zoom to replace to ket lens.

                Originally posted by hogie View Post
                Then I should be good for a while.
                Careful. The high only lasts a short while


                  it hurts with film I feel like there is always something I will "need" I guess it could be worse my money could go towards pointless shit


                    Originally posted by Tony.T55 View Post
                    it hurts with film I feel like there is always something I will "need" I guess it could be worse my money could go towards pointless shit
                    Sell all of your shit and get a GH2 for video, it destroy's those cameras in image quality.


                      Originally posted by fast eddie
                      I like to go into my local camera store, I hang out in the used gear section and BS with the employees.

                      Then i go bother the guy in the film department and ask how much different rolls of film cost. He's the biggest dick in the place, and it makes me happy for him to have to get off his stool and answer questions from a customer that isn't buying anything.

                      All of this, I've found, is a good way to exercise my self control. There's always something that I'd like to buy, but don't exactly need. I used to go into the store without my wallet so I wouldn't be tempted, but I can go in there with it now

                      Pictured it in my head and started laughing

                      Originally posted by chris duke View Post
                      Sell all of your shit and get a GH2 for video, it destroy's those cameras in image quality.

                      Id rather not I love magic lantern and just the over all work flow with canon dslrs if anything I would sell my dslr bodies and try to save up to get the c100
                      Last edited by Tony.T55; 25.01.2013, 00:26.


                        Originally posted by fast eddie
                        Just bought a Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8 AF-S lens. Man, after that fucked up Tokina fiasco, I made some hard choices to get enough money together to buy professional lens that will last a really long time and has an excellent reputation for quality.

                        I had to sell a pair of Remz 0301s with a flat Fiziks setup, most of my Fiziks hoard, 2 comic books (Iron Man #55 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2), a resin statue of Marvel's Thanos and my Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 lens.

                        I pulled in about $1,500 doing this, so I got the lens and a Hoya Super HMC 77mm UV filter. it should arrive by the end of next week.

                        Stock image of "the beast"

                        investing in lenses feels so goddamn good man

                        I have so much gear, it's ridiculous to see it layed out haha


                          Sold my 60D, 10-22 and my Rokinon fish and bought a Panasonic HMC150.

                          Currently using a shitty Opteka .3 until I save enough for an extreme.


                            GH2 arrived. Gonna hack it, use it a bit, figure out the workflow and such, and then sell it off to a coworker who already wants it. Hopefully by then the GH3 is readily available and maybe even comes down in price a little. Gotta start selling off my Canon stuff!


                              Bought the sigma 10-20 for my t4i couple weeks ago for cheap. Pretty happy with my purchase since I really wanted a wide angle and was low on cash. Now I just need time to go try it out more.


                                Just got a Canon 6D today, finally on dat full frame.




                                  Originally posted by chris duke View Post
                                  Just got a Canon 6D today, finally on dat full frame.


                                  Awesome thread


                                    Originally posted by Kurbles View Post
                                    Sold my 60D, 10-22 and my Rokinon fish and bought a Panasonic HMC150.
                                    best thing ive read all day lol good move


                                      Originally posted by s. View Post


                                        Yeeaaahhhh, don't feel like taking a picture of all my shit.
                                        Don't believe me, watch my video's. Here goes:

                                        5D Mark II
                                        50mm 1.4 Canon
                                        14mm 2.8 Tamron
                                        EF 28-105 2.8 Canon
                                        24mm 2.8
                                        Sachtler ACE tripod
                                        Gopro Hero 2
                                        Gopro Hero 3 Black + all mounts
                                        Homemade dolly
                                        Cheap travel tripod
                                        Car mount tripod

                                        Canon HFS-20
                                        Canon XM-1
                                        Century Optics Fish Eye 58mm
                                        Burton Zoom pack camera bag

                                        And a bunch of analog camera's I can't throw away...or should'nt.
                                        Probably forgot some shit here as well...but nothing I'd use daily anyway.

                                        IMYTA 2005


                                          Originally posted by Kurbles View Post
                                          Sold my 60D, 10-22 and my Rokinon fish and bought a Panasonic HMC150.

                                          Currently using a shitty Opteka .3 until I save enough for an extreme.
                                          I bought a used HMC-150 with a few extra batteries and a 35mm adapter a couple months ago, im super stoked on it!
                                          TIM HORTONS INLINE MOVIE!!!! @TIMHORTONS @TIMHORTONS @TIMHORTONS




                                            I have canon 50 1.4, opteka 6.5 fisheye and its so good.


                                              updated gear
                                              7 inch lilliput monitor

                                              I recently just got the rokinon 35mm cine lens and it is beautiful

                                              I also got cheap but good working slider the kamerar sd1


                                                Just got a 7D on ebay with a 32 gig Sandisk Extreme card


                                                  Nikon d7000 (soon to be a Canon 6d)
                                                  50mm 1.4
                                                  18-105 3.5
                                                  20mm 2.8

                                                  Rig: Ginirigs Extreme 17
                                                  Rode Ntg 2


                                                    Pelican 1510 holds:

                                                    D300 (2)
                                                    11-16mm 2.8
                                                    28-70mm 2.8
                                                    35mm 1.8
                                                    50mm 1.4
                                                    85mm f/1.8
                                                    80-200mm 2.8
                                                    132 GB of CF cards

                                                    Tamrac 757 PhotoPack holds:

                                                    PW FlexTT5 (2)
                                                    PW Plus X
                                                    LumoPro 160
                                                    Neweer 160 LED lights (2)
                                                    Vivitar FCNIK Flash Cord
                                                    RPS Studio RS-3500 mini soft box diffuser
                                                    asstd. PocketWizard cables (sync, 10-pin camera trigger, etc.)
                                                    12 EN-EL3e batteries & charger
                                                    50 Sanyo Eneloop batteries
                                                    pens, white index cards, gray card, Eyelead sensor gel stick, lens cloth, utility knife, rubber bands, business cards, precision screw drivers

                                                    SKB 2SKB rolling golf case holds:

                                                    Vagabond mini w/VLM bracket
                                                    Manfrotto Super Clamp
                                                    50" Softlighter II (2)
                                                    86" white PLM w/ back
                                                    48" umbrella (2)
                                                    Light Gear USA 13ft stand (2)
                                                    Manfrotto light weight 8ft stand (2)
                                                    Manfrotto aluminum legs w/ 322RC2 head
                                                    regular umbrella in case it rains
                                                    150 ft. of heavy-duty extension cords

                                                    Paul C. Buff cases hold:

                                                    Last edited by `\.oOOo./`; 16.08.2016, 15:50.


                                                      ^^^ updated some shit


                                                        latest gear:
                                                        Sony a7
                                                        Contax zeiss 50mm 1.4
                                                        Contax zeiss 28mm 2.8



                                                          How do you like the a7?


                                                            its small and light, can use just about any lens on it. great IQ. i was on my way to work the other day testing out a lens and the view finder was a little hard to see through, may just have to change the settings.



                                                              Can we get a sticky on this, so people looking to get into photo/video have a way to see other people's setups, ask questions, etc.?


                                                                also like to add that i got a canon fd 85mm 1.2 L for under $600 and no longer have my nikon 55mm 1.2



                                                                  Originally posted by humphrey View Post
                                                                  also like to add that i got a canon fd 85mm 1.2 L for under $600 and no longer have my nikon 55mm 1.2
                                                                  damn, son. that's a super sharp lens! good price, too.


                                                                    Just got a Helios 85mm 1.5, Peleng 8mm 3.5 and a Samyang 16mm 2.0.

                                                                    Still gotta try them, waiting for a day I don't have to work.


                                                                      Just picked up a 60cm octabox for travel and a big daddy 7 footer for bigger shoots



                                                                          Hi everyone,
                                                                          I am having Canon 5 d
                                                                          Canon lenses
                                                                          Filmcity camera support shoulder rig
                                                                          Flycam 3000 stabilizer
                                                                          Carbon fiber tripod
                                                                          On-camera led lights


                                                                            Just got a Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 AF on eBay for $225 shipped.

                                                                            It was kind of dusty, and it sounded real gritty when I mounted it to my D700. The focus was off when I was testing the lens, usually front focusing pretty bad, with the occasional back focus. Never accurate focus.

                                                                            The gritty sound was coming from the AF contacts on the lens. It looked like the previous owner had perhaps cracked the plastic near the contacts, and tried super gluing the plastic. Maybe 6mm long.

                                                                            I shook the lens to hear if anything was loose, and it sounded OK.

                                                                            I took off a few screws and inspected the cracked area, and a small piece of plastic fell off from near one of the contacts. I could see circuitry through a 1mm x 1mm hole, and thought "Shit, I gotta send this back for a refund." Put the screws back in, cleaned the front and back elements really well, and the lens filter, too.

                                                                            Re-mounted the lens, and it was no longer gritty. Huh. Re-tested the lens for over an hour, and it was perfect.

                                                                            Guess I'll keep it, but I think this is the last time I buy a lens off eBay


                                                                              how ironic I have that same setup unfortunately you usually have to customize a bit more for more advanced filters yes I like to film a lot but I'd rather go skating so I guess it's a trade-off


                                                                                Haven't posted in a long time.

                                                                                Ditched my DSLR stuff (7d, 5Dmkii, various lenses)
                                                                                Bought an HVX-200 from a friend about a year and a half ago, and a Century MKii that I frankensteined an adapter ring on. Just recently got a pretty much brand new VX-2000 that has been sitting in a box at my office for like 15 years fo' free . Bought a Raynox MX-2000 and a weird Sony wide angle and frankensteined them into a "Raymod" fisheye. Still need to get out and test it. Still have a Cinevate Duzi slider, Glidecam HD-2000, Zoom H4n, Olympus DM-620 and a matchstick lapel that have been in a bin for over a year now.


                                                                                  Im a blader, but simultaneously a nerd.

                                                                                  my setup is...

                                                                                  Sony pd-150

                                                                                  Victor (JVC) gr-dv3000

                                                                                  Victor gr-dva20k (not sure of the JVC international iteration model)

                                                                                  Victor gr-dx117

                                                                                  and lastly, my personal favorite of my acquisitions.

                                                                                  Maclord National NV-M1 VHS camcorder, circa 1985 (x2) (Panasonic)

                                                                                  Essentially a VCR with a lens, and a shoulder mount. Can actually watch any VHS through the view finder.
                                                                                  They dont make em like they used ta... the zoom on these is quite impressive. can mechanically zoom (super slowly) with a button or manually dial it in.

                                                                                  I repair electronics and bought most everything "broken" from japan to repair it.

                                                                                  Now people are probably noticing my lack of lenses.
                                                                                  I actually could use advice on that....
                                                                                  Do I need a fisheye?

                                                                                  If so, how would I figure out what size depending on the camera?
                                                                                  Whenever I have tried to look I am confused because I only find lenses for specific cameras, never a universal description. only "fisheye for such&such camera". I would really like to get a fisheye for 1 of the NV-M1's, because it only has a view finder, so only stationary shots would work I imagine.

                                                                                  What about mics? my pd150 is lacking a mic like what is pictured. Should I just get any mic, or?

                                                                                  Ive always been a blader, I dont have much experience with filming. I dont have people to skate with either really.
                                                                                  So considering that, I imagine a tripod of some sort would be useful. what is the best route for that?

                                                                                  thanks for any advice in advance.
                                                                                  I have been blading since 2003, but never filmed anything. Starting to feel like I better film something before I cant anymore and its relegated to memory.

                                                                                  also any advice on anything else is welcome and appreciated. I definitely would like to get more into filming and editing.


                                                                                    Since I am still in school and am enrolled in a video production class, I just ordered:
                                                                                    Nikon D810
                                                                                    Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO
                                                                                    Manfrotto 3063 fluid head
                                                                                    SanDisk Extreme 128GB CF

                                                                                    I've been learning to use After Effects and have been doing some fun animation work lately. I should have some video work to share in the Post your Work thread in a few months.

                                                                                    Not that anyone cares, this thread is fucking dead lately


                                                                                      Nice Vince! Have you seen the new Nikon mirrorless cams? The Z6 and Z7? Pretty slick, a big step up for video for Nikon.

                                                                                      I switched to Sony with the A7III back in the spring, from the Panasonic G85. I wanted to go full-frame for photo, and to start messing with video autofocus. Pretty happy with it so far. Video is great and the photo quality seems unreal to me.

                                                                                      -Rode VideoMicro
                                                                                      -SmallRig cage/rods/handle
                                                                                      -Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
                                                                                      -Tokina 10-17mm fisheye
                                                                                      -various old Nikon and Minolta manual lenses


                                                                                        The Z series looks pretty sweet but the F mount adapter won't autofocus with anything that isn't AF-S. I have several AF-D lenses that would be manual focus only. I was considering the Z 6 a few weeks ago but I didn't want to have to invest in new lenses when the ones I have are solid.

                                                                                        how do you like the Rode VideoMicro?


                                                                                          Ah, yea, forgot that the adapter doesn't have the screw-drive AF motor.

                                                                                          The Micro is really pretty great for what it is, a cheap basic on-camera mic. I sold off a couple of VideoMic Pros I had after I got it, as it was doing just as good of a job for skating stuff and was smaller, and doesn't need a battery, and is cheap enough that if it gets kicked off my camera it's not a big deal. It also has almost no pickup/sensitivity to the rear, which is great for skate filming as it doesn't pick up as much of me/my skates when filming lines as the Pros did.

                                                                                          I bought a Sony hotshoe XLR adapter for doing "real" audio on paying jobs, haven't needed it yet but eventually I'd like to get a decent shotgun and a wireless lav system. $$$$ tho!


                                                                                            I just bought the Micro today with the deadcat windscreen for $50 shipped, thanks for the insight. The on-camera mic for the D810 picks up my breathing and it's good to know that the Pro version picks up sounds to the rear.

                                                                                            Also picked up a great condition used Glidecam 2000 Pro from a pawn shop in Pennsylvania for $45 on eBay, and a new Manfrotto 577 quick release plate for $35. Even if I end up not liking the Glidecam, I can sell it for well over $100 on eBay.

                                                                                            Also got a new 2-pack of Lexar Pro 128GB 1066x CF cards for $140 shipped.

                                                                                            Fuck me, I gotta stop spending money. Thank God for 0% interest credit cards with no balance transfer fees for 6 months!


                                                                                              My GAS is real. Goddamn.

                                                                                              Today's purchase:
                                                                                              Lilliput A7S 7" field monitor
                                                                                              Tascam DR-40 audio recorder
                                                                                              Desmond dual camera bracket mount