Photography Gear--Whatcha all got?

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  1. Tiki
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    Small, light and powerful is key for me and travel. I'm using a Leica V-LUX 20 limited Titanium edition right now. Like to upgrade that to the M9. Always coupled with my MacBookPro and Aperture/PS combo. I love low light and long exposure work.

    I took a one year trip around the world with my family, 25 countries. No school for a year! We carried two Canon 1DsMkII bodies with just about every Canon lens you could imagine. I also have a Canon 1DsMkIII now after selling the other bodies but don't take it on trips. We did a book from the trip, "Portraits of Our World". www.portraitsofourworld.com. I'm a big lighting guy but on a trip like that we couldn't carry amazing lights. Relied on 4 Canon Flashes with IR remote. Not really powerful enough and rarely used. We also brought along a Canon Pixma bluetooth battery printer. We left 8x10 images behind for families in remote parts of Africa and Asia. Probably the best images they ever/will ever have of their families and children.

    Can probably add much more here as they thoughts occur to me. It doesn't so much matter what you have as long as you have the camera out and are using it!
     
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    My primary camera for travel is my trusty old Canon Rebel XT (just about all the grip is worn off by now) and a 17.0-40.0 mm as my primary walking-around lens. For most trips I also bring my 28.0-135.0 mm lens.

    For snorkeling, or quick snapshot occasions, we recently got a Panasonic DMC-FT. The waterproof part proved true in a recent trip to St.Lucia, though I'm still learning the settings.
     
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    I use a Canon 7D for all of my photos, I had a 450D until a few months ago and love the change. I just poublished a TR and you can see some pics from the 7D which works really well in low light
     
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    7D is a great choice.
     
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    I have a nikon d-90 that I sometimes lug around with 18-200. But I usually just toss a canon g-11 into my bag for travel. Though I've always been a nikon girl, I was talked into a canon g-7 by the NIKON rep(!) at my camera store when I was looking for a compact a few years ago. At that time, no one else had that long a lens in a compact, and Nikon just wasn't "getting" what serious amateurs were looking for in a small package. Loved the camera, and bought the g11 when it was released. So, I've stuck with Nikon for my big stuff, but love the small-ish canon.

    (and I've got a variety of other nikon lenses and all the nikon film cameras I bought---starting in 1980, or so. My first digital was a nikon d70, the day it came out. Sold it when I bought the d90, it was still working as new!)
     
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    Yep I am really happy with it. Was going for the 5D but the faster speed of the 7D one me over and for the size I would ever print I will never see the difference
     
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    You can easily get a 20 x 24 out of that handled correctly w/good exposure, ISO 100 good lighting etc.
     
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    I have a lame ass nikond50 with a crap ton of expensive lenses, an iphone and a canon s90. Hoping for a nikon d300 soon. I like canon, but I have too much invested in Nikon to let go.I take a picture everyday, phone, camera, whatever. Just gotta do it.

    You know, you can have some big equipment, but if you don't use it, what is the use?
     
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    Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Bag
    Nikon D80
    Sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6
    Nikon 18-200 3.5-5.6
    Nikon 50mm 1.8
    Nikon 24-70mm 2.8
    Nikon 105mm 2.8

    Gary Fong Puffer
    Manfrotto 728B Tripod

    I started off with the Nikon 18-200 and the Sigma 10-20, but lately I've just been using the Nikon 24-70mm. Yes I know the Nikon D80 is DX but hoping to upgrade the body soon :)
     
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    Wow, you carry so much while traveling? I use a super old Konica Minolta DiMage G600 - hahaha...still the best point and shoot for night time that I have ever used...screen is only a litter over 1" and it's only 6MegaPix...hahaha. BTW - discontinued like 3 or 4 years ago ;-)
     
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    I'm very happy with my Canon G9. It has point and shoot size, so I can travel light and easily have it available at all times; but the hardware and capabilities are as good as a reasonable dSLR. I do have a telephoto lens to attach to it for shooting architectural details, but even with that the kit is quite compact.
     
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    Canon 7D and two SD4000 P&S.
     
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    Actually for the most part leave the 18-200 and the 50mm at home.
     
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    I loved mine, too---and used it all over the world until one too many scratches appeared. Replaced it with the G11---and am equally happy. Love the long lens, raw, even just using it as a point and shoot results in great photos.

    That said, I've taken some amazing photos with my iphone. A few stunning ones.
     
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    I have a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5, I just can not be bothered with a larger camera anymore.
    It is also shockproof even though I have not tested this feature yet it is only a matter of time.
     
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    I travel with my GoPro camera for any wet and dirty events and a Canon XS for more quality. I really only use a canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, It's super cheap but takes incredibly crisp photos.

    I'm thinking about upgrading to a Canon 60d because I really want to get in to DSLR video. Any suggestions on filming while traveling vs. still photography? Is the 60d a good buy? should I wait and save up for the 7d? I'm getting pretty excited about all the new possibilities, so waiting might be tough..
     
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    Nikon D60 with 18-55 & 70-300 Lenses
    My daughter (age 11) is the photographer. If I take a picture it is with the iPhone.
     
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    Yeah, I think the 105mm is good enough if you are just taking photos of people. My friend has this lens and he loves it!
     
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    I travel with my Nikon D90 and an 18-250 mm Sigma lens. I usually have a monopod with me and always have the SB-400 Speedlight, which takes up almost no space at all in my bag.
     
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    i love my nikon d90 with 3 lenses. love to use my wide angle.
     
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    Careful about taking tripods through Narita. Limits on length. Had to take my ball head off to conform. Sort of laughable but could have been an issue. Not sure of Japanese legal length but be aware please.
     
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    What other lenses do you carry and which wide-angle?
     
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    i travel with the nikon 18-55mm, the nikon 70-300, and the sigma 10-20mm f/3.5. i think it's called a fisheye.
     
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    I was using a Nikon D200. But I was taking a pic and suddenly the camera gave me this weird shudder of death accompanied by a sad "screeee" sound. Despite my best efforts, all I could coax out of the camera after that was "ERR" flashing on the top LCD screen. [​IMG]

    The only good thing is that it "forced" me to upgrade. Fortuitously I was in PVG so finding a Nikon store wasn't impossible. So I now use a D700 with the Nikon 28-300 lens. I also have an older 24-85 (Nikon) lens which I use when the 300 is a bit too big to carry around.

    I was amazed frankly at the difference between the D200 and the D700. The upgrade to the FX sensor was worth it.
     

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