Camera Family Portrait

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  • 01-31-2005, 11:13 AM
    Trevor Ash
    Re: Camera Family Portrait
    This thread just went from neat, to FREAKING SWEET!!! You guys are insane! LOL

    Maybe I'll get my stuff together.....I can't help feeling that I'd be setting up a burglar's shopping list though....Maybe I'll do it just for insurance purposes ....yah, that's a good excuse :)
  • 01-31-2005, 11:36 AM
    tijean
    Re: Camera Family Portrait
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Trevor Ash
    This thread just went from neat, to FREAKING SWEET!!! You guys are insane! LOL

    We try! :D This is what happens when I packrat camera person meets another packrat (and turns them into a camera person)

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lionheart
    How often do you use any of these since you got the *ist digital? You should display these in a glass case if you aren't already. They would be great conversation pieces.

    I have thought of buying a nice display case, but as you can see from the couch, my priorities veer away from furnature rather badly. :D

    They actually get used a good bit. The oldies go in cycles. The Canonet was carried around for a while, then the Honeywell, then ect. ect. Two-thirds of that pile gets a roll through it at least once a month. About one-third are regular (weekly) shooters.

    The new toy has taken over for the old film cameras a little, but has mostly just made the other digitals and newer stuff obsolete. Also, there are two people shooting with this pile, and while Dave's been impressed by the new toy, he won't shoot with the newer stuff (not as much fun, reportedly). The H1A actually got him started too. That is a dangerous camera!!
  • 01-31-2005, 12:59 PM
    Trevor Ash
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    Re: Camera Family Portrait
    Okay, I pulled the frequently used stuff together for a quick portrait.

    Of everything you see here, my most commonly used equipment is the Canon G3, Canon 10D with 50mm lens, and either of the flashes.

    My favorite bag by far is the ugly green Domke. That thing is perfect and can fit so much stuff since they didn't go rediculous with 7 inch padding like every other bag out there.

    It's hard to see from this photo but my pano gear is dispersed throughout too....I love taking pano's but don't have much to show for it.

    And yes, that is Spongebob on one of my lenses :)
  • 01-31-2005, 01:12 PM
    Old Timer
    Re: Camera Family Portrait
    Very impressive family portrait. Nicely arranged and lighted. When I did my family portrait I stuck to just the camera's and lenses. After seeing this I now want to go back and get all the other items together and try and get it all in one shot. You did a beautiful job illustrating your equipment.
  • 01-31-2005, 01:33 PM
    Trevor Ash
    Re: Camera Family Portrait
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Old Timer
    Very impressive family portrait. Nicely arranged and lighted. When I did my family portrait I stuck to just the camera's and lenses. After seeing this I now want to go back and get all the other items together and try and get it all in one shot. You did a beautiful job illustrating your equipment.

    Well, I might have broken the rules a little bit ;) I personally wouldn't mind seeing all the bits and pieces that we use daily but which we don't consider worthy of attention. For example, I always have a little leatherman tool with me in the field....it comes in handy on occasion.
  • 01-31-2005, 01:38 PM
    Old Timer
    Re: Camera Family Portrait
    I noticed you have four multi disc reflectors what size do you find the most useful and why.
  • 01-31-2005, 02:54 PM
    Trevor Ash
    Re: Camera Family Portrait
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Old Timer
    I noticed you have four multi disc reflectors what size do you find the most useful and why.

    Outdoors (for something like portraits), the large one. Indoors, usually the middle sized one. For macro photography I use the two small ones or the middle sized one.

    If I were forced to only have one I'd keep the middle sized one and replace the large one with something like foamcore. The small ones are also easily replaceable with foamcore or other materials.

    For the 5 in 1 reflectors, I like having diffusion, silver, and white. I don't usually use the gold or silver/gold. My two small reflectors aren't 5 in 1. One is a black reflector and one is a diffuser.
  • 01-31-2005, 02:59 PM
    Old Timer
    Re: Camera Family Portrait
    Thanks for info I had a 32" 5 in 1 on wish list for my birthday next month and you have helped a lot.
  • 01-31-2005, 05:15 PM
    Lionheart
    Good looking family there
    I think your family and mine might be related :D
    Nice lighting and arrangement. I wanted to shoot my family with white cloth, but I didn't have any.
    btw, is that a ping pong table underneath all that gear?
  • 01-31-2005, 05:22 PM
    Trevor Ash
    Re: Good looking family there
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lionheart
    btw, is that a ping pong table underneath all that gear?

    HA! I was waiting for someone to notice :) It works quite well. Would you like to know something even more funny? Guess what the ping pong table is sitting on...........a pool table. I'm completely serious!

    The lighting is very simple. It's just a large softbox overhead and a little direct fill flash from the camera.
  • 01-31-2005, 08:12 PM
    92135011
    Re: Camera Family Portrait
    Oh man...you got a Sekonic 358
    I have been wanting that for a few months now...

    BTW, why do you have spongebob on the lens and not another character like Patrick or Plankton?
  • 02-01-2005, 10:43 PM
    Ryguyinlj
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    Re: Camera Family Portrait
    Here it is....
    Main system:
    Canon Digital Rebel with attached sigma 28-105 f/4-5.6
    Sigma 70-200 f/2.8

    Backup: Canon Rebel xs n 35mm
    Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6
    Canon 35-80 f3.5-5.6

    All are sitting on top of my pelican case

    Not pictured:
    Canon FT (circa 1966) w/ 50mm f/1.8
    200mm f/3.5 (both are breach mount lenses)
  • 02-02-2005, 12:10 AM
    Lionheart
    Welcome to Clan Canon, Ryguyinlj san
    Your swords are a welcome addition to the Canon hordes swarming this site. Hahaha, just having fun with your other post in viewfinder today. :D
    I'll predict your family will see at least one new digital body added in the next year, and at least one "L" lens (all delivered by the Canon Stork, of course).

    Leon
  • 02-02-2005, 09:56 PM
    Ryguyinlj
    Re: Welcome to Clan Canon, Ryguyinlj san
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lionheart
    Your swords are a welcome addition to the Canon hordes swarming this site. Hahaha, just having fun with your other post in viewfinder today. :D
    I'll predict your family will see at least one new digital body added in the next year, and at least one "L" lens (all delivered by the Canon Stork, of course).

    Leon

    Another digital camera body and an L series? I like your optimism....

    ....but it probably won't happen. I am a college student with limited funds. I worked an entire month full time last summer to save up for my camera. If I were to get a better setup I would either need to make a chunk of cash or get a grant of some sort. Both probably won't heppen any time soon.
  • 02-03-2005, 07:02 AM
    another view
    Re: Camera Family Portrait
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Trevor Ash
    the ugly green Domke

    It's just not broken in yet. :)
  • 02-20-2005, 10:08 AM
    mtbbrian
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    I'll play along...
    So I thought I'd chime in with this thread..
    It shows me with my F100, with Sigma 14 f/2.8 AF ASP EX and SB-80.
    Also shown is the Nikon 24 f/2.8 AF-D, 35-70 f/2.8 AF-D and 80-200 f/2.8 AF-S.
    On the left is a pyramid of Holgas. One of which is a pinhole one.
    I took this with our "Nikonito" a Coolpix 3200.
    Brian
    Nikon Samauri #2!
    :cool:
  • 02-22-2005, 07:36 AM
    Old Timer
    Re: I'll play along...
    Very cool picture Brian. I like what you did here. Those Holgas kind of have a life of their own. Nice the have the Nikon to watch over them.
  • 02-22-2005, 12:47 PM
    mtbbrian
    Thanks OT!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Old Timer
    Nice the have the Nikon to watch over them.

    I thought I'd do a "Speed" and put myself in the pic.
    I love my Holga's, but the Nikon's Rule!
    Brian
    Nikon Samuari #2!
    :cool:
  • 02-27-2005, 08:12 AM
    SmartWombat
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    Re: Here's My Nikon Family Portrait
    No Nikons, if they had launched the D2X in time for Barcelona testing life might have been different.
    Just the bagfull of stuff that goes to F1 testing.

    What's missing?
    Zenit-E, Exacta RTL1000, Minolta A1, A2, Z1, 2x Vectis APS SLR, 2x OM10 ...
    ... and of course the FZ20 that took this shot in the hotel room.
  • 02-27-2005, 08:23 PM
    Axle
    Re: Camera Family Portrait
    Quote:

    Zenit-E
    wow, another one with a russian Zenit. Like I said before i have a Zenit-B.
  • 02-28-2005, 08:01 AM
    Speed
    Cool Shot Brian!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    So I thought I'd chime in with this thread..
    It shows me with my F100, with Sigma 14 f/2.8 AF ASP EX and SB-80.
    Also shown is the Nikon 24 f/2.8 AF-D, 35-70 f/2.8 AF-D and 80-200 f/2.8 AF-S.
    On the left is a pyramid of Holgas. One of which is a pinhole one.
    I took this with our "Nikonito" a Coolpix 3200.
    Brian
    Nikon Samauri #2!
    :cool:


    I like it! I like the arrangement, and being a Nikon shooter, I like your assortment of gear!
  • 02-28-2005, 03:35 PM
    Liz
    Nice stuff!
    You have a nice collection there Brian. BTW - I like your lens caps. How did you do that?

    Liz

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    So I thought I'd chime in with this thread..
    It shows me with my F100, with Sigma 14 f/2.8 AF ASP EX and SB-80.
    Also shown is the Nikon 24 f/2.8 AF-D, 35-70 f/2.8 AF-D and 80-200 f/2.8 AF-S.
    On the left is a pyramid of Holgas. One of which is a pinhole one.
    I took this with our "Nikonito" a Coolpix 3200.
    Brian
    Nikon Samauri #2!
    :cool:

  • 02-28-2005, 08:37 PM
    mtbbrian
    Re: Nice stuff!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Liz
    You have a nice collection there Brian. BTW - I like your lens caps. How did you do that?Liz

    Thanks Liz!
    The one on the 80-200 is way smaller than the cap itself, so I just stuck it on.
    The Holga's though I had to trim, the stickers were just a bit too big.
    When are we going to see yours?
    Brian
    Nikon Samuari #2!
    :cool:
  • 02-28-2005, 08:50 PM
    Liz
    Re: Nice stuff!
    When are we going to see yours?

    Yes, you're right! I haven't posted mine. And it's not that I have so many pieces of equipment that it would take forever to set up.

    Thanks for asking - I intended to act on this when this thread began - but - well, you know how it goes. This is a good reminder. :confused:

    Liz
  • 02-28-2005, 08:53 PM
    mtbbrian
    Re: Nice stuff!
    Liz,
    I more than sympathize with you!
    I have been pretty busy myself.
    So Come On!
    Show Us!
    Brian
    Nikon Samuari #2!
    :cool: