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What photographic equipment do you own?


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Poll: Which camera do you take on safari? (143 member(s) have cast votes)

Which camera do you take on safari?

  1. Digital zoom compact (12 votes [8.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.39%

  2. Digital SLR (96 votes [67.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.13%

  3. 35mm SLR (2 votes [1.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.40%

  4. DVD / Video (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Combination of above (33 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

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#321 The_Norwegian

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 02:58 PM

I don`t have a whole lot of equipment actually. Have my D4s and my 200-400 f4, and a tokina 17-35mm. I will get a 70-200 before my trip in november, as well as a second body, perfect would be the D500, but I suspect i will not be able to afford that, as this will be a pretty expensive year already, so a D7200 is more in reach. Also, i`m a bit "concerned" if i was to buy a D500 i would trade in my d4s for a second one, i believe it will be one heck of a camera ;-) 


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Posted 01 April 2016 - 04:27 PM

Nikon D7200 and Nikon D7100 (just replaced my D90 which was my back-up body with a new D7200 so the D7100 becomes the 'second' body).

 

Nikon 80-400mm

Nikon 16-85mm

 

Manfroto monopod

Manfroto clamp for vehicle bars (not yet used - new toy for the trip in May)

Nikon SB600 flashgun

 

The 80-400 will live on the D7200 body throughout the trip and the 16-85 on the D7100. I will assemble them in the airport on the way in and take them apart at the airport as I leave - my paranoid approach to reduce dust ingress :-)

 

Both bodies have SanDisc or Lexar 64Gb SDXC cards in Slots 1 and 2, with slot 2 set as back-up. I shoot in Raw lossless.  Photos are not edited in camera and downloaded at the end of each day to my Macbook Pro. Post-processing done in Lightroom.

 

For landscape I use a tripod but found it too bulky to take on safari with me.


Edited by pomkiwi, 01 April 2016 - 04:34 PM.

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#323 Lois Hild Photography

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 09:27 PM

I'm usually supplying another shooter, either my husband or my daughter, besides myself.

 

Camera               Lens Usually Mounted

 

Nikon D5             Nikkor 400mm FL 2.8 VR with 1.4III TC

Nikon D4S           Nikkor 200-400mm VR II 4.0

Nikon D4             Nikkor 300mm 2.8 VRII

Nikon D3S           Nikkor 70-200mm  2.8 VRII

 

Nikkor 80-400mm 3.5-5.6 VR II for bush walks

Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8 for night sky and landscapes

1.7 TC

2.0III TC

 

Globetrotter carbon fiber tripod for night sky

Reflector disk for cultural photography

SB 910 for cultural photography


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Posted 24 April 2016 - 07:20 AM

A dull, grey Sunday morning here. Time to repeat the list of our photo gear as there were several updates recently:

 

All Nikon

 

D7200 (new, replaced D7100)

D610

 

DX lenses

16-85

 

FX lenses

200-500 f/5.6 (new)

300f/4

70-200f/4

24-120f/4

20f/1.8

 

TC-E14II, TC-E17II

 

Sirui T-2204X tripod, Sirui K-20X ball head, gimbal head (new, no-name brand)

 

 

RAW+JPEG Small, RAW 12-bit lossless compressed, Capture NX-D (as View NX-i has stopped working a week ago on my iMac). Capture One 9 on trial.



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 05:55 PM

More equipment has been purchased recently. I found an very slightly used, newest version of the sigma 100-300 f/4, had to buy it. Had that lens when i shot with canon, I really liked this lens, and hoped it was as good as i thought to remember, Glad to say it is. Really like the fact that it is a internal-zooming lens, it focuses very fast on my d4s and is tack sharp. Really good value for money, these lenses are not very expensive anymore. 



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Posted 11 July 2016 - 09:56 AM

I'm thinking of buying a 360 degree camera to take along on our next safari in addition to my 10 year old, clunky Panasonic Lumix - has anyone done this and what did think of the picture quality? 



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 07:29 AM

Getting a bit old, but just got my hands on a very good nikon D3 with under 80.000 actuations on it, cleaned and checked, two extra batteries. So then i have my camera #2 for my upcoming safari :-) Now i`m just a bit worried about the weight of my camera backpack.. D3&D4s, 200-400/4, sigma100-300/4, tokina 17-35 and some other stuff usually found in a camera backpack.. 


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 12:43 PM

The weight on your back or the weight on the plane? If later, beside a carry-on most of the airliners are allowing also one piece of hand luggage. Meant to be a ladie's purse (or a laptop in modern times), but it can also be a D3 with 200-400 attached  :) ! Congratulations on D3; it still is a respectable machine, specially in low light conditions. 


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 06:07 PM

Just got myself a nice bargain on a Canon 5DIII with only 1600 actuation's as a second body for my next trip.I hate only having one camera with me after spending all that money to go in the first place. It could of course be a first body as my original one is two years older with 40,000 actuation's.  :)

The OH doesn't necessarily agree mind you.  :rolleyes:


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 10:49 AM

Lucky me, my OH actually request we are always bringing 2 bodies, even in film years we have never went on a trip without a second SLR body, and a P&S for just in case (today every smart phone can substitute most of the P&S for this purpose).



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Posted 16 July 2016 - 10:09 PM

The weight on your back or the weight on the plane? If later, beside a carry-on most of the airliners are allowing also one piece of hand luggage. Meant to be a ladie's purse (or a laptop in modern times), but it can also be a D3 with 200-400 attached  :) ! Congratulations on D3; it still is a respectable machine, specially in low light conditions. 

The weight on the plane, my back can handle a good amount of weight :-) i`ll figure it out. Maube i just carry on of the houses with the wideangle in my hand, a couple og kg`s on those alone.. I`m very pleased with the D3, have tested it for a couple of days now. Impressive camera for its age, it almost feels even more solid than my d4s. 


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:26 AM

It's time to update my gear list - partially because it has  grown stealthily and partially just because it's fun, like naming all your children or cats for someone.

 

A new body is due too but I can't decide among a Sony A7RII, Sony A99ii, and a used Canon 1DX  - all are priced within $300 of each other at the camera stiore, there are excellent reasons for each that will finally balance my kit and I can only afford one of them. LIFE IS NOT FAIR! :angry:

 

Stuff I might take on safari only - and I won't take it all, even though I have a new bag.

 

Canon 5D Mk III

Sony A77ii

Sony A900 (now in semi-retirement with some well-worn parts, but still a great camera for the more static subjects and my older lenses love it)

Sony RX100 M3 "for the pocket"

 

Canon 400/4 DO II 

Canon 70-200/2.8 II

Sigma 120-300/2.8 Sport 

Canon 40/2.8

 

Minolta 400/4.5  HS

Sony 70-400 4-5.6 SSM

Sony 100/2.8 macro

Sony 50/1.4

Sony/ Zeiss 16-35/2.8

(all these are classic full frame lenses, crying out for a full frame body, even if they have all been superceded by newer lenses now) - but those II series Canon lenses are screaming for a body upgrade too aren't they? :unsure:)

Sony 16-50/2.8

 

Canon, Sigma and Sony 1.4x teleconvertors

 

Giotto monopod

Jobu Jr gimbal

Jobu ground pod

Bean bag

Manfrotto clamp

 

I suppose I could try to sell the Sigma and the Minolta to fund the new body?

 

Sorry this is supposed to be a list, not a crisis.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:48 PM

@pault   do you have names for them?



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 05:26 AM

@pault   do you have names for them?

 

Best you don't ask that. We could be here a while.


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 07:52 PM

@pault, what are your thoughts on the 400 DO II?  Ever March (which is when my company pays out our annual bonuses) I start to dream about new camera equipment, and that's one that has caught my eye.  I doubt if it'll be any time soon that I take the plunge, but it'd still be interesting to hear your thoughts.  



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:34 AM

I haven't had it long enough to give a verdict yet @Zubbie15. The balance of weight towards the body compared to other long kenses is certainly good news for my back and it is sharp with closer subjects (haven't had a chance to try it with larger subjects at distance yet). How sharp I don't know as I haven't fine-tuned it to the body yet, but it's already "ooh" and it might be "wow" after micro adjustment. Once I get through my busy period at work I'll take it for a proper workout.
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