11-15-2013, 12:01 AM
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(11-14-2013, 11:49 PM)ben74 Wrote: Beautiful equipment Johnny!

I'm especially jealous of your M6... Heart Heart Heart

I use to have an old beat up M3 and I saved a long time to buy that M6 and 4 lenses, filters, etc. I just love taking pictures with it using nothing but natural/available light.

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 11-15-2013, 12:05 AM
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I was never able to justify (ok, afford) an M series.

I did pick up an X1 (which emulates the classic rangefinder), but it has failed to impress.

I guess there is little substitute for the real thing...

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 11-15-2013, 12:33 AM
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Here are a few pictures I took with the M6 using available light. I believe all of these were taken with a 50mm 2.8 Zeiss lens. The film is Ilford ISO 50.

Ben playing at a jazz concert of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

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One of Ben's drum sets.

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Another of Ben's drum sets.

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My wife Donna during a pit orchestra rehearsal for Wausau Community Theater.

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 11-15-2013, 01:10 AM
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iPhone 4s Biggrin

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 11-15-2013, 05:55 AM
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(09-04-2012, 05:33 PM)MickToley Wrote: What's up, Nook?

I'm looking to buy a camera. The most I'm willing to spend is about $650. What are some good choices, any suggestions? Lenses for close ups? Show me what camera you use?

The iPhone camera is pretty amazing these days. If you really need to spend the cash, for that budget I'd get a pre-owned Canon 500D and EFS 60 Macro. If budget permits later, I would recommend a full frame body like a Canon 5D and an L lens.

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 11-15-2013, 06:01 AM
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Nikon D7000 + assorted lenses
Nikon FM3A + assorted lenses
Nikon SB600 flash unit

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 11-15-2013, 09:33 AM
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Love the Hasselblad. Always wanted to shoot in medium format. I've worked extensively with it in the lab (that and large format up to 8x10), but never shot with it.

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 11-15-2013, 10:15 AM
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Clinton, it is a great camera and takes fabulous pictures. I use it strictly with a tripod. Since using only available light, she has to be steady.

I do not own a flash of any kind.

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 11-15-2013, 10:20 AM
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I feel so under powered, but I actually use an old Sony Cybershot P&S. Only 7.2 MP.

Seriously looking at some of those new Compact system cameras. Costco's got Samsung and Nikon for ~$400-500 off retail. May have to early adapt...

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 11-15-2013, 10:31 AM
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Great stuff, Johnny.

I picked up a Nikon D7000 a few months after posting this thread. Works great, I love it. Just need to pick up some good glass.

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 11-15-2013, 11:31 AM
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IMHO the glass is more important than the camera it is attached to.

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 11-15-2013, 11:33 AM
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I use an ancient 3 mega pixel Panasonic FZ3. It's from 2004. lol

It's a little digicam with a 12x optical zoom. The cool thing about the camera is the custom adapter. It transforms it into a really flexible camera.

I can shoot it stock, or I can add
- Olympus B-macro (+2.5 diopters)
- Olympus TCON-17 (1.7 teleconverter)
- Schneider-Kreuznach (0.7x wide angle)
- 55mm filter (polarizer, orange filter, etc)

It's kind of a hodgepodge but I love that little camera.

Stock
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Olympus B-macro
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Olympus TCON-17
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Olympus TCON-17
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Schneider-Kreuznach Wide Angle
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 11-15-2013, 11:53 AM
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Beautiful pictures Deco.

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 11-15-2013, 11:59 AM
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Holy cow! Those are some beautiful photos!

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 11-15-2013, 12:38 PM
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Gorgeous photos Deco. Thanks for sharing, and please continue to share more.

Perhaps we should have a gallery thread or something.

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 11-15-2013, 12:54 PM
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Your wish is my command Steve. Gallery Thread has been added.

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 11-15-2013, 01:00 PM
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(11-14-2013, 11:45 PM)Johnny Wrote: The only digital camera that I own is the one in my cheap Samsung cellphone.

I don't shoot as much as I use to due to the cost of film and processing, but when I do shoot it is mostly black and white with my three totally manual cameras. Pictured below, Nikon FM2, Hasselblad (medium format), and my favorite, the Leica M6.

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That Hasselblad is a real beauty! I love medium format cameras. I used to use one for B&W studio photography when I was in high school.

I personally use a Nikon D5100. I bought it shortly after it came out and have never looked back! It doesn't get out as much as it used to, but when I'm on holidays it is always strapped to me. Smile


Cheers! Smile

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 11-15-2013, 02:37 PM
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I am using a Nikon D7000 that I picked up on Craigslist, here, in Vancouver along with a manual Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens. I am really enjoying this lens as most of my SOTD pics have been shot with it.
I would love to try some others lenses, though! Biggrin

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 11-15-2013, 04:41 PM
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Johnny, beautiful equipment and incredible photos. Ben looks great and I am particularly partial to the one of Donna since I have had the good fortune to meet her. Smile

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 11-16-2013, 04:20 PM
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Canon 6D

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