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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 4 months ago #8917

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I really really want a Samyang. They are not too expensive either.

Waiting for one to come up cheap :)
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 4 months ago #8918

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I'm after a M42 mount 100mm macro lens if anyone comes accross a cheap one.

and one of those cheapo lighting sets.

Had my first canvas printed yesterday, so i'm going to have a go at taking some pictures of the kids, supprised it came out as well as it did seen as i was using my cap-lamp for lighting
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 4 months ago #8922

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mad-dan wrote:
I'm after a M42 mount 100mm macro lens if anyone comes accross a cheap one.

and one of those cheapo lighting sets.

Dan - I'll keep my eye out for a Macro.

I have a nice set of Bowens lights (on stands, with backdrops, stands for those etc etc, softboxes, umbrellas), pretty much a full studio setup, just add camera and tripod.
Cheap isn't going to come into it I'm afraid.
It's that last of my stuff from the Studio now that I have sold the Comedy Tripod, and I love these lights. I'd rather keep them than let them go for a pittance.

Joel - I'm hoping to snag one for my Birthday or Xmas. Assuming I do, it'll be in M42 (Will fit almost anything bar Nikon, with the right adaptor), and you're welcome to have a play about with it to see if You like it.
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 4 months ago #8923

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to be honest, for the amount of use i'll give any lighting kit, it would'nt be worth me spending a fortune.

but what sort ofmoney are you after (inboxme if you would rarther)
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 4 months ago #8924

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No need to inbox you, The heads are around £200ish each used, and I have 4 of them. Perfect condition, not a mark on them, 500W/head. If someone took all 4, I'd chuck the rest of the stuff in.

It's way over the top for the odd shoot though. If You fancy starting up a Studio however, lol...
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 4 months ago #8925

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I dont spend that much on my cars.

yeh, way more than i'm after spending, i would bet if i get some they wont come out more than 3 or 4 times a year
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 4 months ago #8926

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I don't spend that much on gear any more, it's the last bit's I kept from my Studio.

In all honesty, I've used them 3 times in nearly a decade. When they are up permanently, they are awesome. Hook up the Sync leads and go. If you have to put up 4 heads, a backdrop, softboxes, reflectors, brollies etc, it's a ballache.
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 3 months ago #8972

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Okay, here you go, my collection (so far) of Manual lenses. Almost ll of them get used (The PK fit lenses have had the pin removed, but it's totally reversible, PB I'm working on).


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Top to Bottom, Left to Right.

Photosniper case

Photosniper (Tair 300/4.5, M42), Pentacon 300/4, (M42)

Tokina 80-210 (PB), Pentacon 200/4 (m42), Pentacon 135/2.8 (PB)

Helios 44 (58mm, M42), XR Rikenon 50/1.7 (PK), XR Rikenon 50/2 (PK), Pentacon 50/1,8 (M42), Pentacon 50/1,8 (M42), Zeiss Tessar 50/1.8 (M42), Pentacon 30/3.5, Meyer Optik Gorlitz Lydith 30/3.5 (M42), Clubman 24/2.8 (M42).
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 3 months ago #9065

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NewStuff wrote:

Joel - I'm hoping to snag one for my Birthday or Xmas. Assuming I do, it'll be in M42 (Will fit almost anything bar Nikon, with the right adaptor), and you're welcome to have a play about with it to see if You like it.

That's a kind offer mate, but i'm Nikon all the way! :(

Just show me some underground shots taken with it and i will judge from there. Could do with another decent zoom lens for rooftop shots, as i have just lost my Tamron.

That's one hell of a manual kit :P
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 3 months ago #9068

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I just added another 50 1.7 to it. Looks to be an unused Pentax SMC. As good as the day it.was made. I'm a sucker for a cheap lens. £15 with a free vivitar 285 flash.
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 3 months ago #9074

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285's are awesome :-)
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 3 months ago #9079

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TimWatts wrote:
285's are awesome :-)

Indeed they are. I had it in Moel Fferna today for a brief play about. I have an idea for it... I'm going to need some more RF-602's though... And some more Flashes...
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 3 months ago #9080

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I've got 4x 602's, a 285 and a couple of other big 'un's if you need to borrow them.

Also some big flashbulbs & 9v batteries. ;-)
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TimWatts wrote:
I've got 4x 602's, a 285 and a couple of other big 'un's if you need to borrow them.

Also some big flashbulbs & 9v batteries. ;-)

When are we going to Wrysgan then? :P
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 3 months ago #9091

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just say the word ;-)
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 3 months ago #9092

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Are you back on dry land sometime around the 6th-8th Sep?
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 3 months ago #9106

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i am but have other site on and am then flying out to Norway for a meeting..... what about the following week maybe?

My weekends are fully booked for the next couple of months but have some weekdays free :-)
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 3 months ago #9607

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So, Samyang are releasing a 10mm Rectilinear (Mr Leahy goes crosseyed :P ) for crop sensors, and it's almost a certainty that there will be some new Russian glass in the form of Mir, Tair and Helios.

I'm currently rubbing this in the face of people who say Manuals are dead....

Anyone else looking forward to reviews and examples from the new lenses? I want a Mir 20/3.5 so badly it's stupid. I may even put the Samyang on the back burner. The Mir is only around £160ish

Oh, and I bought *another* Pentacon 50/1.8. I have 2 already, but a mint (possibly unused... no scratches on the bayonet at all) copy for a Tenner? I can't say no to that. This one does not go underground.
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 2 months ago #10425

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An interesting discussion just came up on Flickr about 10-20mm lenses

http://www.flickr.com/groups/sigma10-20/discuss/72157621913677426/
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Photography & Video gear thread. 6 years 2 months ago #10438

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My Sigma 10-20mm'tis also my favourite lens.

All i use at the moment is:

Sigma 10-20
An old 35mm F1.8 (fully manual)
A Nikkor 50mm f1.4 (fully auto!)
A Nikkor 18-105mm 'kit' lens, which ain't bad for what it is.

I just sold my 55-200mm (DX VR) so i'm now short of a long lens.

Just been bidding on a Sigma 70-200 (Full frame) f2.8 right through the range :-) - The 'new' one with the Sigma version VR. It translates to about 105-300mm on a 3/4 sensor Nikon. Fitted with a doubler would give an effective very useful 600mm @ f5.6 on my D7000. :-) Missed out by a few quid :-( Went for £700 odd though, 'only' £900 new - bloody good job i missed it i guess - mrs would have killed me!

There are some very tasty and highly rated manual 300ish mm fastish lens popping up on ebay though, for much more sensible money - i think i'll bide my time.
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