AndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 43 Posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4932 times:
With all these year-end threads, I thought I'd start one about our beloved equipment. If you made an upgrade this year (or if Santa is bringing you one tomorrow), post some details here! Feel free to plug a shot from your new gear if you would like!
For me - I sold my Canon Digital Rebel (300D) on E-Bay after purchasing a Canon 20D. I also picked up my first L glass - the 70-200 F4, as well as a 50mm 1.8 and a 2.0x extender.
My new 20D and 70-200 F4 L combination was used to capture this image:
...just nice for window views on a full-frame body. And for other types of photography.
I've also got a 20D - my first digital body - last month which will be used mainly for non-aviation stuff as well, although I might bring it along to the airport for creative stuff. Side-ons are still reserved to slides for me ...but if I like it that might perhaps change .
Linco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1380 posts, RR: 17 Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4911 times:
Got my first DSLR in June of this year (350D) along with the EF-S 18-55mm kit lens and my EF 100-300mm. Upgrade was from my beloved Minolta Dimage Z2. The result is 30 shots on here so far with this being my first:
Bo__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2765 posts, RR: 19 Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4876 times:
I downgraded my gear
Because my stupid ass Digital Camera went faulty over the summer, I am back to shooting Prints with my old 1979 Nikon EM Camera with my 60-300 Tamron lens.. How depressing of a year for me. I also threw all my money away for school to afford something that many of you folks shoot with: A DSLR.
I am hoping that next year can bring some better luck.
In a few days, BOXING DAY I may buy a new digital camera but it will be an ultraslim so still no good for aviation.
Expanding my global domination one spotter at a time..
Fsgay From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4869 times:
Sold my D30 and the Vivitar 19-35mm, since I never really shoot wide angle anymore. Kept the 28-135 IS, and bought:
Canon 10D with battery grip
Sigma 70-300 DG APO, which was sold in favor of:
Canon 70-200 f/4L, and 1.4X II extender
Canon 50 f/1.8 II
Canon Rebel G (my reintroduction into film, after ceasing use of the Pentax ME a while back)
and the oddity:
Sigma 600mm f/8 Reflex
--This one is going to get punted pretty soon, though, as I just didn't end up using it, though it does have some interesting near-macro capabilities--i.e., not really enough magnification to be true macrophotography, but you can shoot from across the room, rather than right up near your subject.
And then, of course, I bought a Tamrac 613 to haul all that crap around in, which I think is the biggest bag you can actually fit under an aircraft seat, so now the question is--just how much gear can I stuff inside it?
AGD From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 204 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4841 times:
I had the Canon 300D with its kit lens (18-55mm) at the beginning of the year. Early in 2005 I decided to change my camera body and started looking at the 20D. I bought it a few months later, in April, along with a Tamron 28-75, which is a pretty decent lens for the money I'd say.
That was one of the first pictures I got with my new combo (20D and 100-400). I was pretty happy with it, since I got this shot from runway 24R while it was landing on the left side.
INNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 61 Reply 15, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4788 times:
My only lens upgrade was from the 18-55 kit lens to a 17-40L, which was definitely worth it.
Furthermore I bought a Speedlite 430EX. I really like it, really was more than necessary to get an external flash for non-av shooting.
I admit, wanted to buy the 580EX at first, but I instead decided to buy a 40GB PD7X image tank, from fellow A.net user Dean Barnes. Thanks by the way!
I'm still looking forward the the "20D replacement" supposed to come in February / March, decided not upgrading to a 20D if there could be another good camera following soon.
Happy shooting to all of you with your new equipment Santa brought, good conditions and sales to all of you.
Jspitfire From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 308 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4687 times:
Well now that I have some money from Christmas and birthday, I think its time for me to go out and buy a film scanner. I have had my eye on the Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV for a while now, and now that I finally have some money, I will be ordering it in the next few days. Sure will be nice to start uploading shots again, since I gave up with my flatbed scanner about 4 months ago.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5035 posts, RR: 16 Reply 18, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4655 times:
Quoting Fsgay (Reply 7): Sold my D30 and the Vivitar 19-35mm
Hey....that is the exact same package I had! Although I still use the Vivitar. I upgraded to a 100-400L in 2005 (and 10D in late 2004). I really need a better wide-angle lens though. That is on my list for 2006 and maybe a 20D or whatever comes out at PMA in February - don't know yet. I like the wide EF-S lens but the problem I would need to get the 20D to use it.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8365 posts, RR: 11 Reply 20, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4578 times:
Got a 350D with the 18-55 in November, quite a step up from a Powershot A40, I still have my Minolta X-700 with Exakta 28-300 that I haven't used in years but the 350D is great fun! Santa lost my letter asking for the zoom lens though.....
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
WakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1291 posts, RR: 17 Reply 24, posted (7 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 4489 times:
In March 2005 I started with an Olympus C-765, then upgraded to the 300D + 75-300 in May, then bought the 70-200 f/4 in Sep. and I also added the 10-20 from Sigma, but I have yet to try that one out!
Now I am thinking of adding the 50-500 from Sigma for 2006.
Jetwash Images - Feel the Heat!!!
25 Mhodgson: In April I upgraded from a fixed lens Fuji S602z to an EOS 300D with 75-300 EF USM lens. I haven't looked back!
26 Mygind66: Hi all... I must be the odd one here: I've bought a second hand lens for my Hasselblad CM501, a Variogon 140-280/5.6 Schneider zoom lens ( they stoppe
27 Kukkudrill: Recently I've upgraded from an Olympus C-740 to a Canon 350D with the 18-55mm kit lens (though USM) and a 75-300mm III USM (non-IS). The latter isn't
28 Dehowie: 500F4 and 1.4x TC courtesy of Yobodashi camera in Tokyo. Loved long lenses for a long time and this one was more than worth the wait. Quality is unmat
29 Gerardo: In this sequence: - Canon 100-400mm - Sigma 18-200mm - Canon EOS 20D Muchos $$$ spent in equipment ... Gerardo
30 Maiznblu_757: Its like water after a while, believe me, you will eventually get used to it... BTW, when does the 20D Mk II come out?
31 Jwenting: Got me a 20mm f/2.8 AF-D Nikkor, a 35mm f/2 AF-D Nikkor, a Nikon SB-800, a Nikon MC-30, an an HN-3. Now I only need an 85mm f/1.8 AF-D Nikkor and I ca
32 IL76: I bought a staggering 2 BP511's and a Speedlite 550 EX. Haven't used that one for aviation though (and probably won't)... Wishlist: 24-105 L IS... But
33 GBOAB: An expensive upgrade for me this year was from the Canon 10D to the 1D MkII it does a great impression of a machine gun with the 8.5 shots per second