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12/11/08 9:04 PM
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albertiavarone
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backfist...the 85mm 1.4 is on my list.

I am shooting the d300 with 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8, tokina 12-24
1/5/09 11:09 AM
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I'm a designer and photographer, so I have a decent collection of gear.

(2) Canon EOS 1D Mark IIN's
(1) Canon EOS 1D
Canon 16-35mm 2.8L, 24-70mm 2.8L, 70-200mm 2.8L, 300mm 2.8L, Canon 100mm F/2.0, Canon 15mm fisheye. Canon 580 EX II's Pocketwizards and all the clamps for off-camera flash.

(3) Alien Bees B800 studio strobes and all the crap that goes with studio photography.

Even through the EOS 1D is an older camera, it is still my favorite camera of all time. Over 300,000 photos taken with it and still going strong.
1/5/09 9:30 PM
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Tokyudo
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Canon Rebel XT
Canon 50D
18-55mm
50mm f1.8 II
28-135mm IS
70-200mm f2.8 L
1/5/09 9:41 PM
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Tokyudo - Canon Rebel XT
Canon 50D
18-55mm
50mm f1.8 II
28-135mm IS
70-200mm f2.8 L




how well do you like the 28-135 IS
1/6/09 10:37 PM
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Tokyudo
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how well do you like the 28-135 IS



It's a solid walkaround lens. It can be a little soft at times when shooting wide open.

The only gripe is lens doesn't lock so if you point it down, the lens extends out on its own.
1/7/09 7:16 AM
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i think thats the next lens im going to buy
1/9/09 5:18 PM
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toyota2k1
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Hey everybody. I'm new to this site and just found Photographyground.

I have:

1D mark III
40D
70-200mm f/2.8
85mm f/1.8
tamron 17-50 f/2.8
canon 50mm f/1.8
and alien bees studio stuff
2/3/09 5:55 PM
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I decided to update my list:

Nikon D300, D50, and D40x
Nikon 50mm F/1.8
Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8
55-200mm VR
Kit lens

Next on my list...Nikon 80-200mm F/2.8 and Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8...saves me $1600 over the 70-200mm F/2.8 VR and 14-24mm F/2.8.
2/11/09 1:41 PM
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 Crooklyn and Brandt (and anyone else):

How much do I need to spend for a decent camera to shoot MMA?

Thanks.
2/13/09 7:29 PM
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Tokyudo
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Kostakio -  Crooklyn and Brandt (and anyone else):

How much do I need to spend for a decent camera to shoot MMA?

Thanks.



For a UFC, about $2000-2500.

For a smaller show, I'd say $1000-1500.

It's not about the camera, it's about the lens.
2/14/09 9:47 PM
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It's true, it's all about the lens, but you can spend a LOT less and buy some used stuff for now.

I repled on your other thread and send you a PM. Look for a used Nikon D50 and a new Nikon 50mm F/1.8 lens to start. That combo shouldn't cost more than $405. Buy lenses from Adorama, Cameta, Abes of Maine, B&H Photo/Video, Amazon, or Ritz. Don't buy anything from places in Brooklyn that have really good prices...scam artists.

Check out this site if you want to learn more. Ken Rockwell suggests the Nikon D40, but that Nikon D40, D40x, and D60 wont work with the 50mm F/1.8 lens. That's why you need a D50 or Nikon D80 (or D200, D300, D90, etc)
2/18/09 10:27 PM
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Hey Backfist... I met you at what may have been one of your first ROC events... How's the MMA shooting going for you... I just found out about this forum... very cool... I'll check back to see what I can learn or possibly help out with...

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5/6/09 9:55 PM
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Nikon D3s
Nikon D700

Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8 (Everything)
Nikkon 70-200mm 2.8 VRII (Everything further away)
Nikkor 50mm 1.4 (What I use for Smaller MMA/Boxing shows with bad lighting)
Nikkor 16mm 2.8 (For fun shots)

SB900 Speedlight
6/2/09 2:35 PM
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 Nikon D-80
Nikkor 50mm 1.8
Nikkor AF-S 18-135mm
Lensbaby 2.0

some photos I am proud of so far. (Just got this setup recently)

Sequence shot using the zoom lens. I need photoshop for better stitching and have since learned some things about priorities that would have helped me with the POF.



Some low light shots from the Oregon Coast Aquarium





My son found a prepicked flower in the park and I think wanted me to take a photo of something other than him for once.     I still got him in there a little..




6/3/09 1:43 PM
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Rolamos
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 This isn't a very busy sub forum is it?
6/3/09 1:43 PM
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 This isn't a very busy sub forum is it?
6/3/09 8:28 PM
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MMA and boxing requires a good body that handles noise well (high ISO) and an array of f/2.8 lenses. You cannot get anywhere near 1/500 indoors with a f/5.6 or higher unless the ISO is cranked high and you're OK with the noise.

The 28-70mm f/2.8 AFS, 70-200 f/2.8 AFS, 300mm f/2.8 AFS, and 400mm f/2.8 AFS are what the pro's are using.


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6/4/09 3:20 PM
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Canon 5D Mark II, Just got it! :)
24-105 4.0 IS L
100-400 4.5-5.6 IS L


Still have my old stuff for backup(I got conned into doing a wedding this weekend!):

Canon Rebel XT
Canon 18-55
Canon 70-300mm IS
6/4/09 5:57 PM
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naturalbornleadr
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i just ordered the nikon D90 yesterday

still have my rebel xt
6/18/09 12:02 PM
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Tokyudo - Canon Rebel XT
Canon f/1.8 50mm prime
Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.5
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS



 This.   And an Elph since I don't want to take that into every place I go.
6/18/09 1:02 PM
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 D300 + MB-D10
18-200 VR

Next lens I'm buying is 70-200 2.8
6/18/09 8:28 PM
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Tokyudo
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Next lens I'm buying is 70-200 2.8


Simply the best lens ever for both Canon and Nikon. So versatile.
11/25/09 12:18 PM
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Just upgraded to a full-frame D700! Awesome piece of equipment.
11/29/09 11:21 PM
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 Black ones...

Seeing as we are playing the lists game though, I own, or probably more accurately my company owns:

Nikon D700 x2
Nikon D200 x2
Nikor 24-70mm f/2.8
Nikor 80-200 f/2.8 (next lens to be upgraded, when the 70-200 vr mk2 becomes easy to find).
Nikor 85mm f/1.4
Nikor 35mm f/1.8
Nikor 50mm f/1.8
Sigma 28mm f/1.8 macro
Nikor 17-55mm f/2.8
Nikor 35mm f/2.8 PC
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6


I also rent a variety of gear depending on what I plan on shooting, personal favourites include the 200mm f/2 and the 14-24mm f/2.8 neither of which I use enough to justify buying...

I think next on my wish list is a view camera, though this will have to wait until I am settled somewhere and can find and build a relationship with a darkroom who I trust, been far too long without using film...
5/23/10 5:39 AM
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Pentax K10D
Pentax 18-55 3.5-5.6
Pentax 100-300 4.7-5.8
Pentax manual 50mm 1.8
Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5

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