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dave ­ h
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Mar 31, 2006 10:40 |  #1

Why do people have a desire to list all the equipment they use?

"camera X WITH A GRIP"

Camera bag by company Y"

Is this all oneupmanship gone silly?

Dave H

EOS1D Mk2
EOS 10D
16-35 2.8 L
35-70 2.8 L
70-200 2.8 L
300 2.8 L
550 flash
Crumpler bag
Duracell batteries
72mm lens caps
jessops lens cleaning cloth
flight case for 300 2.8 L
Stofen flash softener
Bic biro pen
Manfrotto monopod
Slik tripod
Adidas trainers
load carrier
inverter
Mac Powerbook 17"
Vodafone data card
Lexar CF card
Sandisk CF card
Lexar card reader
rubber band x 2
plastic bag

Get the idea?




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In2Photos
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Mar 31, 2006 10:53 |  #2

Well Dave, I list my gear because when I was researching what I wnated to buy I found looking at signatures a good way to determine what "good" equipment was. It also helps when someone posts a particular picture and you might be curious what they took it with. I look at the EXIF (if available) and then the gear and BINGO I know what lens. If it were for oneupmanship I would lose bigtime. My XT, kit lens, and 50mm were the only things purchased new. Everything else was used. I have less in my entire kit than you in your 1D.


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Mar 31, 2006 11:06 |  #3

Darn Dave, that was a tricky way of making sure everyone notices your gear....kidding of course.


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Mar 31, 2006 11:08 |  #4

More of a reference for people to look at if I post pictures they know exactly what camera and what lens I used..


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cfcRebel
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Mar 31, 2006 11:15 |  #5

Dave, i have to list the POTN vest and the neck strap, you know. Otherwise people always ask me why i take such great pictures all the time. :lol:


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Mar 31, 2006 11:21 |  #6

it makes my replies seem larger :rolleyes:


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Mar 31, 2006 11:31 |  #7

this conversation has been done... and is being done again. It's a personal reference. I personally like to see the gear list it gives me an idea of what folks are using to get there shots. and you can also ask them about something specific if you want to.... As to the one-up manship I don't really think that's much of an issue.. In fact the opposite is true, folks are often more impressed by great photos with less than perfect glass... ;) (atleast in my case)..

sari.


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Mar 31, 2006 11:36 as a reply to saravrose's post |  #8

saravrose wrote:
As to the one-up manship I don't really think that's much of an issue.. In fact the opposite is true, folks are often more impressed by great photos with less than perfect glass... ;) (atleast in my case)..

Exactly ... and all mine is old rubbish so prepare to be impressed :lol: :lol:

Seriously, I think I've been asked around 12-14 questions this last two weeks related to gear in my Sig. Without listing my gear then those people would still have unanswered questions I assume, or maybe they'd have eventually found someone else to ask. It's that simple for me. The only stuff in my Sig. is stuff I recommend.


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dave ­ h
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Mar 31, 2006 14:52 as a reply to condyk's post |  #9

I was only playing devil's advocate.

Sorry for any offence

:D




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Mar 31, 2006 14:58 |  #10

Why don't people search for the 1000+ "why do you list your gear in your sig" threads that are already on here ? ;) :p


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ajbalazic
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Mar 31, 2006 15:41 |  #11

I forgot to put my cleaning cloth in my sig!


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flyb0y
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Mar 31, 2006 15:46 |  #12

I like looking at them after somebody has posted an awsome shot. It helps me decide what I wanna save my money for mabie. I think it would also help others with C&C of your work. Lets them know what you have to work with for the certain situation. Of course everybody dosnt need to know what brand and how many CF cards I have, nore do they need to know how many different shades of paper I carry around. But the general stuff like bodys and glass helps IMO. When somebody posts an awsome shot who also dosnt have any gear listed at all, I find myself thinking, "let us know what gear you took that awsome shot with", every time.


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Mar 31, 2006 16:23 |  #13

I like it too

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Mar 31, 2006 17:54 |  #14

I think maybe I'll take the crap off my sig when I finally get some decent things to put on there. So many people have the entire L series from Canon! How does anyone afford that?!? Yikes! I was quite proud of my XT Grip, BTW! :-)

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Mar 31, 2006 18:06 |  #15

I don't list mine because i simply don't judge people by the gear they own but by the photographs they take. I share my gallery and they soon say what lenses i own, but judge me on my photographs (however harshly) and not on my sig list


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