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What piece of equipment do you no longer have that you miss the most?

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Nov 25, 2012 12:51 |  #16

My 135L. I sold it earlier this year because I needed the money, but I regret it every day. Best lens I have owned.

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Nov 25, 2012 19:56 |  #17

My long focal length primes- 200L, 135L. They were such a great match for my 5dc and with a doubler gave me sharp files from 135 to 400 without the subjects being alarmed by being photographed with a GIANT WHITE lens.

all in all, I miss the pleasure of owning an old Nikon F body the most I think, those were great cameras and everyone knew it. Always fun to meet someone that also appreciated the quality of those boxes and swap stories, the photographic equivalent of a grateful dead t shirt, they attracted like minded people.

5D, 10D, G10, the required 100 macro, 24-70, 70-200 f/2.8, 300 f2.8)
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Nov 25, 2012 23:47 |  #18

400 f/2.8

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5D3 gripped - 7D2 gripped - 17-40L f/4 - 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM - 24-70L f/2.8 II - 70-200L f/2.8 IS II - 100-400 L f/4.6-5.6 IS II
135L f/2 - 300L f/2.8 IS - Siggy 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, 100 f/2.8 Macro - TC1.4 II - TC2 III - (2) 600EX-RT - ST-E3-RT

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Nov 26, 2012 06:15 |  #19

I still have most of the digital gear I've purchased but going back to the film days the one thing I miss is my T90. Superb camera.

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Nov 26, 2012 07:35 |  #20

My Hasselblad 500C/Ms and my 50 CF FLE and my 180 CF lenses.

Adorama says I'm "packed."
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Nov 26, 2012 07:55 |  #21

photoguy6405 wrote in post #15285245 (external link)
What piece of equipment do you no longer have that you miss the most?

A Yashicamat 124G TLR, bought new in 1972. My first "pro" camera (at least the first one I bought to make money with), my first new camera (previous cameras had been pawn shop specials).

Did some good work with that camera...I'm still proud of a few portraits I cranked out of it. And all told, it was an amazingly easy camera to master for professional results...probably because of its "Live View" capability.

Bought it mail order, too, from Cambridge Camera in NYC. I'm not sure B&H was doing mail order then--Cambridge was the biggie. They had the most ad pages in Modern Photography and Popular Photography.

I'll probably buy one off eBay one day, but sheesh, they're going for as much money now as they cost new...albeit it's in 2012 dollars instead of 1972 dollars.

I also had a Mamiya C330 after that...two, in fact, because I had a love-hate relationship with that camera. But I don't miss the Mamiya--I miss the Yashicamat.

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Nov 26, 2012 07:58 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #22

I missed my 135L so much that I purchased another one, should be here today. :D

Now I'm missing the 50 1.2

M10 - ZM 21mm - Elmarit 28mm-CV - Nokton 50mm f/1.2 - Elmarit 90mm

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Dec 04, 2012 10:26 |  #23

Hmmm.. I don't miss a particular equipment, what I miss is the actual camera. My EOS 5D Mark II. It was stolen last summer by a "friend"(well, I thought he was).. He's been hiding ever since that incident. I miss it so much because I had to apply for short term loans (external link) just to buy that camera. I just fell in love with it when I saw it.. That's why I didn't waste anytime to buy it.. I've invested a lot in it, then that bad stuff happens. It's really sad.. I guess the moral lesson here is, don't trust too much. Anyway, still trying to save up for a new camera.

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Dec 04, 2012 11:35 as a reply to  @ tina214's post |  #24

My medium format film gear, for some reason I find shooting with it was easier than all my new digital gear. Maybe I just don't do change well.:oops::lol:

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5DIII, EF 50 1.4, EF 40 f2.8, EF 24-105L IS , EF 70-200 f4L IS, 580EX ll

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