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Anyone else get sick of gear and just want to downsize?

 
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Sep 22, 2010 06:50 |  #76

picturecrazy wrote in post #10953435 (external link)
The status quo: :( :(

http://www.nightandday​photo.ca …ThinkTank/21mai​nstuff.JPG (external link)

weighs like 5000 lbs. :(

If it's too much feel free to put it in a big box and send it my way. I'll pay for shipping however much that may be. :)


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Sep 22, 2010 07:42 |  #77

Yes its a not an unusual way to feel.
Now I leave the house with a lens on the body thats it


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Sep 22, 2010 07:45 |  #78

Yeah right when I got to my perfect setup I felt that way, sold a body and 2 zooms and bought 3 primes. The weight is ideal and i recuperated like 1k+. Just couldn't lug around a 5d + 24-70 anymore, not to mention always having to choose between bodies and lenses, now everything is simple, I loves my primes.


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Sep 22, 2010 08:21 |  #79

I can't say i'm satisfied with my gearlist yet, it needs a few more things added to it to be complete. In short, no i'm not downsizing, i'm not that old yet to sell off all my gear and buy a tiny expensive Leica.

However.. a Nokia N8 is on my list to use as both a cell and as a small pocketcamera when the big one can't come with me.

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Sep 22, 2010 08:39 |  #80

I need to buy more to get rid of more. :p


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Sep 22, 2010 08:43 |  #81
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Anders Östberg wrote in post #10954833 (external link)
I'm all for simplifying per gig - bring as little as possible - but I want a large selection of gear at home to choose from so I can cover many types of subjects.

That's about where I'm at. I don't see any reason to take the Sigma 50-500mm to a concert gig, nor do I take the 85mm f/1.8 out to shoot wildlife...


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Sep 22, 2010 09:07 |  #82

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #10947018 (external link)
I finally gave up on trying to fit gear to my photography (had three bodies .. one of each sensor "flavor") and decided that APS-H is, in fact, the perfect compromise.

So, 5DC, MkIII, 40D becomes MkIII / MkIV and I'm much happier.

Same here. Had the 1Ds2 as my FF, 1D3 as my 1.3x, and a XTi as my 1.6x backup.

I did a partial sell on my 1Ds2 for a 1D2+cash and the 1D2 is on sale... sold my XTi to upgrade to a T2i which I just got.

End result? 1D3 as main, and T2i as backup/video/light-travel.


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Sep 22, 2010 09:11 |  #83

Thats why I just carry am S90 powershot 99% of the time now.


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Sep 22, 2010 09:12 |  #84

Lloyd, this is a great subject, and one I find myself thinking about often. A lot of times on vacation, I just take the 5D2 with 24-105 and maybe throw in the fish, because it's small and lightweight and is a nice compliment. I just wish the 5D2 had a popup flash!! Then it'd just about be a perfect camera, imo.

I have found that the FF and 1.3 sensors make a nice compliment to one another. I have never gotten used to the 1.6 sensor, and have owned a 20,30,40D, but never for long. I'm always wanting wider and I'd rather use my 16-35 on FF...

Maybe the question isn't whether we've wondered this, but rather what's the least you could get by with at a wedding? For me, it'd probably be 2 bodies and about 4-5 lenses.


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Sep 22, 2010 09:18 |  #85

At times I think about if I went with an older camera body I could of got some L series glass. In time I guess..




  
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Sep 22, 2010 09:20 as a reply to  @ post 10953453 |  #86

Anders Östberg wrote in post #10954833 (external link)
I'm all for simplifying per gig - bring as little as possible - but I want a large selection of gear at home to choose from so I can cover many types of subjects.

BreitlingFan wrote in post #10955588 (external link)
That's about where I'm at. I don't see any reason to take the Sigma 50-500mm to a concert gig, nor do I take the 85mm f/1.8 out to shoot wildlife...

I agree. For example I don't take tilt-shifts with me to weddings. All that crap I lug in that bag are things I actually use on a wedding day. :mad:

jwcdds wrote in post #10953513 (external link)
Lloyd, I hope you're compensated well for having to mule all that gear around per event.

jwcdds wrote in post #10953795 (external link)
I think he's holding out. I don't see any spare/extra CF cards, double AA batts.

Well, that's just the gear I tote. I also carry miscellaneous garbage too, unfortunately.

IMAGE: http://www.nightanddayphoto.ca/misc/forumpics/wff/ThinkTank/20miscstuff.JPG

yogestee wrote in post #10953809 (external link)
Lloyd,, I don't see an Ipod or a thermos for coffee..

Haha, don't laugh. I don't have an iphone (I don't buy apple products) but I do carry a phone and actually I do always have a thermos in my car at weddings. Filled with cold water in the summer and filled with hot water in the winter.

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #10953826 (external link)
I see at least one piece of dead weight he could get rid of... ;)

Actually, the D700 kit has expanded, so I guess that picture is out of date. (It's two years old) Added a 35 f/2 28-70 2.8, 17mm prime, and 135 f/2.

jdizzle wrote in post #10953868 (external link)
I'm also in the camp of keeping what you need and getting rid of what I don't use. Carrying gear to a wedding is the downside but, if you need something just bring what works for you and leave the rest in the car. :)

I've been doing that more and more lately, throwing what I think I need in my small backpack... a Lowepro mini trekker classic. And leaving the rest in the car. But at every wedding, something comes up and I'm like, "damn, I need XXX lens and I decided to leave it in the car". That's the problem with weddings, they're too unpredictable.


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Sep 22, 2010 09:22 |  #87

picturecrazy wrote in post #10953435 (external link)
This is more along the lines of what I want to carry around (Lowepro Edit 110):

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One body on me, two lenses in reserve. How great (and free feeling) would it be to only lug this around! I do it for small shoots, I just wish I could do it for weddings.

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The status quo: :( :(

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weighs like 5000 lbs. :(

For some reason this photo makes me think about that old saying "Becareful what you wish for..."...something tells me that at some point along your photo path you said "man I can't wait till I have all the equipment I can carry..."...;) I am in the same boat...


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Sep 22, 2010 09:22 |  #88

picturecrazy wrote in post #10946960 (external link)
I really wish canon made a "do-everything-amazing" wedding camera. Maybe I'm just nitpicking.

Anyone else feel like downsizing? Anyone else annoyed by their gear?

They do. It's called the 5D Mark II and it's fantastic. Full-frame, high-res, great high ISO, and I don't care what anybody says about the AF. It may not be as good as the fancier Canon AF systems but its proven itself to be more than capable of handling anything I've thrown at it including weddings and kids running around super fast.

Yes, you do need to downsize and simplify. I suffer from "analysis paralysis" when I have too much gear. I used to have way too much of it. The more gear you have, the longer it takes to decide what to bring, and the less you'll enjoy whatever it is that you're doing, or wish you had brought something else. Just stick with a core group of a FEW lenses and one or two bodies, and run what ya brung.


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Sep 22, 2010 09:26 |  #89

S P wrote in post #10955809 (external link)
They do. It's called the 5D Mark II and it's fantastic. Full-frame, high-res, great high ISO, and I don't care what anybody says about the AF. It may not be as good as the fancier Canon AF systems but its proven itself to be more than capable of handling anything I've thrown at it including weddings and kids running around super fast.

Yes, you do need to downsize and simplify. I suffer from "analysis paralysis" when I have too much gear. I used to have way too much of it. The more gear you have, the longer it takes to decide what to bring, and the less you'll enjoy whatever it is that you're doing, or wish you had brought something else. Just stick with a core group of a FEW lenses and one or two bodies, and run what ya brung.

Its funny when I had mine, 5D I did birds in flight and kids playing soceer
Its true about gear too.... the more you have the more time you waste thinking about it.


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Sep 22, 2010 09:27 |  #90

collierportraits wrote in post #10955744 (external link)
Lloyd, this is a great subject, and one I find myself thinking about often. A lot of times on vacation, I just take the 5D2 with 24-105 and maybe throw in the fish, because it's small and lightweight and is a nice compliment. I just wish the 5D2 had a popup flash!! Then it'd just about be a perfect camera, imo.

I have found that the FF and 1.3 sensors make a nice compliment to one another. I have never gotten used to the 1.6 sensor, and have owned a 20,30,40D, but never for long. I'm always wanting wider and I'd rather use my 16-35 on FF...

Maybe the question isn't whether we've wondered this, but rather what's the least you could get by with at a wedding? For me, it'd probably be 2 bodies and about 4-5 lenses.

For vacations and personal stuff? Yeah I take as little as possible... which usually means my little Panasonic GF1 and 20mm pancake kit lens. If I want a little more versatility, 40D/10-22/17-55. It's all I need.

A great solution for your 5D flash is the tiny sunpak RD2000. I LOVE mine!

IMAGE: http://www.nightanddayphoto.ca/misc/forumpics/wff/RD2000/20090626_075404_0048.jpg

It can be pointed upwards for bouncing, and even has a diffuser that doubles as a white card

IMAGE: http://www.nightanddayphoto.ca/misc/forumpics/wff/RD2000/20090626_075643_0050.jpg

And the foot folds INTO the body so it's FLAT! It literally fits in my pocket! It's brilliant. And it takes hardly any room in a bag. Takes two AA.

IMAGE: http://www.nightanddayphoto.ca/misc/forumpics/wff/RD2000/20090626_075957_0056.jpg

Hard to beat for $59.95!!!

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