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Location: Montpellier France
Jan 20, 2008 23:43 as a reply to  @ post 4745966 |  #961


  • 10D My first DSLR, almost retired now.
  • 5D Financed by a research project on Photogrammetry. A wonderful camera. I'm just waiting for the MkII to upgrade.
Zoom lens:
  • 24-70 2.8 L My first lens. I love everything in it. luminous, sharp, and versatile. I would upgrade it with IS though.
  • 70-200 2.8 IS L My second lens. Purchased on ebay. A very positive experience with a nice guy, a pro photographer in the advertising business. He bought it for shooting one image, and selled it right after. Versatility, brightness, bokeh, contrast, DOF, I love everything in this lens. I'll sell my house before I sell my 70-200.
Prime Lens:
  • 14mm 2.8 L My second ebay purchase. Also to a professional photographer. Was a nightmare. I love this lens, but it took me time to adapt. It created some of my best images.
  • 24mm TSE 2.8 L I use this lens for techncical photography only. Not the best IQ ever (by far). I'm just glad Canon has one. There is barely no equivalent in the market.
  • 35mm 2.8 L A wonderful lens, and the one I prefer for street photography, and whenever one second is too much to compose the image and shoot. 35mm full frame is the one I feel the most comfortale to
  • 50mm 1.4 Rarely used beside technical shots where I cannot shoot zoom. perhaps I should.

Gear list. Photoshop tips and tricks I've learned here at POTN.
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2,751 posts
Likes: 24
Joined Dec 2005
Location: SoCal
Jan 21, 2008 01:05 |  #962

Canon 5D mkIII, Canon 1Dx
300mm 2.8 VerII
24-70L ver II
70-200mm 2.8L IS II
17-40mm 4L
24mm TSE II
85mm 1.8
100mm macro L, and non L
MP-E 65
50mm 1.4
Canon TC's
other small bits n pieces.....

300mm 2.8L IS
17-55mm 2.8 IS
24-70 f2.8
Canon Mark IIN
Canon 5D Mark 2
Canon 40D
Sigma 30mm 1.4
Canon 70-200 f4
Canon 70-200 f2.8
Sigma 150 macro (owned several copies-> all were amazing. Killer lens)
Canon 24-70L
Canon 100-400
Canon 20D
Canon XTi
Canon 24-70mm

Gear List
Flickr (external link)

I feel like such a square
2,178 posts
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Joined Jun 2007
Location: UK
Jan 21, 2008 09:01 |  #963

5D w. grip, 40D. 24-105 f4 L, 70-200 F2.8 IS L, 50 F1.4,Ex tube EF12 II, Off cam shoe OC-E3, 100mm Macro F2.8, 580ex x2



42 posts
Joined Jan 2008
Jan 22, 2008 03:34 |  #964

Current Bodies:
1Ds Mark III
1D Mark III
30D Dedicated IR
10D w/grip
EOS 3 Film (B&W mostly)
2 EOS 1n Film (IR film)

Current Lenses:
Canon 50mm F1.2 L
Canon 500mm F4.5 L
Canon 17-40mm F4 L
Canon 24-105 F4 IS L
Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS L
Canon 100-400 IS L
Canon 180mm F3.5 Macro L
Tamron 14mm F2.8 SP

Memory cards:
Mostly Sandisk Extreme III and Lexar. Ranging from 1gig to 12 gig. Totaling approx 56 Gig of Cf and 12 Gig of SD

Tripods and heads:
3 Acratech heads and QR plates on all bodies. The best Head I have ever used, and best value $ for $ and pound for pound!!!!!
Wimberly Head
5 tripods, including Manfrotto, Gitzo, nikon and more.
2 Monopods with Acratech QR plates on them

Accessories and Flashes:

Canon 1.4 EX II extender
Canon 580 EX II
Canon 540 ez
Canon MT 24ex Twin tube Macro flash
Canon WFT-E2A wireless transmitter for Mark 3s
B+W UV filters for all lenses, and 2 Heliopan uv filters as spares. Also Circ. Polarizers B+W, and red 25 filter.
3 Spare Canon batteries for Mark 3s
4 spare Canon bp511 batteries.
3 Canon remote release cords.
2 Pocket Wizards II with remote release trigger cables
Garmin pocket GPS unit for marking good shooting & wildlife sighting spots.
several waterproof mem card storage units
Several Filter holders by Tamrac.

Too Many, but I like my Nat. Geo Lg backpack, Velocity 8 bag, and ThinkTank Airport Addicted best and use them the most!!!

Ilford B&W mostly. Kodak IR HEI, Efke B&W and IR, Bessler, a little bit of Kodak TriMax

Previous owned bodies and lenses:

Bodies: Canon 5D w/grip, 20D w/grip, 30D w/grip, Elan, ae-1
Lenses: Canon 35mm F1.4 L, 50mm 1.8, 50mm 1.4, 15mm Fisheye, 17-85mm IS, 100mm 2.8 macro, 16-35 F2.8 L, 70-200 F4 L, 70-200 F2.8 L, 70-200 F2.8 IS L, 100mm f2, 300 F4 IS L, 100-300mm, Tamron 180mm SP Macro, Tamron 75-300

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My detailed Gear list
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Cream of the Crop
6,920 posts
Joined May 2006
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
Jan 22, 2008 16:01 |  #965

Canon 40D and Canon digital rebel XT
Canon 400L f/5.6,
Canon 1.4X II Extender 18-55mm ,Canon ef 28-80mm,Tamron ef 100-300mm.
Reversed Kit lens with homemade
macro adapter, homemade telescope adapter for astrophotography.
Crappy tripod, Cheap monopod, a gear bag that is too small shoved inside a cheap dufflebag.
AHH but someday......

Trevor Wadman

Canon 40D/350D Canon 400L F/5.6, Canon 70-200L F/4 non IS. Tamron 100-300,Canon 18-55 Kit Lens. Canon 1.4 II Extender, Canon 430EX speedlight.
http://s41.photobucket​.com/albums/e286/bromm​/ (external link)

1,778 posts
Joined Dec 2005
Location: Montpellier France
Jan 24, 2008 20:36 as a reply to  @ OL9245's post |  #966

I have learned very, very, very much at editing your images, you POTN mates. Some were edited out of any request from the OP, just for practicing and because I loved the image and wanted to play with. Other times I tried to do my best to reply usefully to a precise question. I always got very supportive response from you.

I thought of creating this topic to reward the community of what I have learned here. I gathered links to some of the edits and other stuff I have done with step by step instructions to redo the same. I will be adding links from time to time, so please come back once in a while if you like it, and have any use of this stuff.

BW conversion
the black channel of a CMYK conversion can make a very nice high key portrait, like HERE on a wonderful image from martinsjc in THIS thread. The good of the K channel for portraits is: there is no black on the skin, and there is a lot on the eyes, eyelashes and eyebrows. if you are not after a high key portrait, you still can use the K channel to blend it in an existing BW conversion to bring more depth.

Color correction with a channel mixer layer
I found very difficult to do color correction and white balance with levels and curves, and still end with nice looking, natural and clear colors. A channel mixer layer is a very powerful alternative, especially in the two following situations:

1/ When a strong color cast is affecting the entire image
Channel mixer is more respectful of original colors when correcting strong color cast,
like HERE in THIS thread, on an awesome self portrait from Garrinn
like HERE in THIS thread on fotojoem's son portrait done with a wrong WB settings. No details explanation in this edit though: just the channel mixer layer formula (nothing more was needed to correct this great image :))

2/ When the white balance is okay but skin tones need correction, Then the channel mixing has no competitor: if all your formulas have a total of 100%, you have absolute guaranty that your neutrals remain neutral while you work on the color tones.
like HERE in THIS thread, on a moody and delicate senior portrait from stepatee.
HERE in THIS thread from Geo, editing was challenging since Geo had already posted an excellent edited image. From the original, I firstly corrected the WB with a curve (the color cast was not strong, so a curve was okay). Then, once the neutrals were okay, I used a channel mixer layer to work on skin tones. I reproduced the same skin tones as Geo did with more classical tools. With the channel mixing method, the image gained in vibrancy, and clarity.

How to smooth skin and still keep the freckles
HERE (with blend-if technique) and HERE (with masking technique) on THIS thread by MikeZip007

More technical Photoshop stuff
On THIS thread, I demonstrate why a curve adjustment will change the saturation of your image. Such a side effect may or may be not welcome. I explain how to get control on it.
On THIS thread, I demonstrate how USM sharpness filter is changing colors in an undesired way, and how to limit this side effect.

don't expect learning anything useful here, here, here, here, here, here, here , here, and definitely here in this hilarious thread

Bottom note: I hope all these links are welcome by their original posters. Most of the time I have informed the OP ang got granted the permission to link here. If any of you wish to the link withdrawn, PM me and I'll do it. In all cases, Thanks very very much everyone for allowing me to post my edits of your images :D

Gear list. Photoshop tips and tricks I've learned here at POTN.
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Senior Member
697 posts
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Joined Jul 2007
Location: Singapore
Jan 25, 2008 21:26 as a reply to  @ OL9245's post |  #967

My Stuff

Canon Kiss Digital X

EF 16-35L MkII F2.8
EF 24-105L F4
EF 70-200L F4 IS
EF 15 F2.8 FE
EF 85 F1.8
EF-S 18-55 IS
EF-S 55-250 IS


Manfrotto 190XPROB
Manfrotto 488RC2

Filters: Nikon NC, Hoya/Kenko Pro1 D Protectors, Rodenstock.

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Senior Member
315 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Aug 2005
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Post edited over 7 years ago by dangles.
Jan 25, 2008 23:09 as a reply to  @ post 1266390 |  #968

Canon 5D MKIII

Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS L
Canon 50mm f/1.4L

Canon Speedlite 600EX
Canon RS-80N3

Oklahoma City, OK (external link)
Gear List

125 posts
Joined Jan 2008
Location: New England
Jan 26, 2008 14:16 as a reply to  @ dangles's post |  #969

Canon EOS 40D

EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM w/hood and hoya UV
Ef 50mm f/1.8

Sandisk Extreme III CompactFlash 4GB
Canon Speedlite 430EX II
2x OEM Battery Pack BP-511A
Sanyo eneloops
Canon 200EG
Tarmac explorer 4
Amvona At-828bl tripod

7D | EF 24-105 f/4L | 70-200mm f/4 L | 50mm f/1.8 | 430ex |

Junior Member
23 posts
Joined Jan 2007
Location: Lowdham/Nottingham
Jan 28, 2008 09:00 |  #970

Body :
2 * Canon EOS 400D DSLR
+ 2 * Canon Battery Grip BG-E3
+ 7 * Canon E160814 Batterys

Glass :
Canon 17 - 85 IS USM
Canon 100 - 400 IS USM

Flash :
Canon 580EX II Speedlite

Back Pack :
LowerPro SlingShot 200 AW

Memory :
Kingston 2GB * 3

Tri-Pod :
Jessops Tri-Pod
Jessops Mono-Pod

Accessories :
Canon RC-1 Remote

Cheers James

My Gear List

ed ­ rader
"I am not the final word"
23,369 posts
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Joined May 2005
Location: silicon valley
Jan 30, 2008 01:50 as a reply to  @ James_RScos's post |  #971

-- 1Ds Mark III
-- powershot s95

-- 16-35L II
-- 24-70L
-- 70-200L f4 IS
-- 100-400L
-- 50 1.4
-- 15mm FE (Sigma)

-- 580ex II

-- Gitzo 1541 + Markins Q3 (tripod)
-- Benro MC-66 m8 + RRS B2 AS II Clamp (monopod)

-- Domke F1-X
-- Domke F-802​draderphotography/ (external link)
5D4, 80d, 16-35L F4 IS, 24-70L II, 70-200L F4 IS II, 100-400L II, sigma 15 FE, sigma 14 f1.8 art, sigma 28 f1.4 art, tc 1.4 III, 430exII, gitzo 3542L + markins Q20, gitzo GT 1545T + markins Q3T, gitzo GM4562

Senior Member
850 posts
Joined Jan 2005
Location: Lexington NC
Jan 31, 2008 09:26 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #972

Canon 5D
Canon 20D
Canon 7E (w/ about 20 rolls of out dated film in the frig)
AT-1 Program

Body Accessories
Canon BP 300
Kingston ELITE PRO 2GB
(7)SanDisk Ultra II 2GB
RS-80N3 Remote switch
POTN Neck Strap
Rocket Blower

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 USM
Sigma APO 50-500
Canon EF 28-90
Promaster 19-35 f3.5-4.5
Tamron 1.4x TC
Sigma 2x TC
50mm f1.8 FD
50mm f1.4 FD
85mm f1.8 FD

Speedlite 580EX
Promaster FTD 7000M
Photogenic (2) PL-1250DR UV w/CASE/UMBRL/STND KIT
Novatron 1000 3 Head Pro Kit
(2)Patterson/Interfit 250

Lighting Accessories
5’ Octagonal Light softbox w/grid
Sekonic L-358 Flash Meter
40x60" All-In-One Oval reflector
22"& 32" All-In-One Circular reflector
Canon off shoe cord 2
LumiQuest Promax System
Gary Fong Lightsphere II
Pocket Wizard Plus Transmiter/Receiver set
Stroboframe RL 2000 Flash Bracket
Barn doors for novatron head
(2)Photoflex 36x48" LITEDOME Q39
(4)Photoflex Umbrella ADH 45"

Bogen / Manfrotto 3021BPRO Tripod Legs (Black)
Bogen / Manfrotto 3265 Grip Action Ballhead
Bogen / Manfrotto 682B (3230) Professional Monopod (Black)
Bogen / Manfrotto 3047 Deluxe 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head with Quick Release
(2)Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand - Black, 13'
DBS-B Pro Boom by DynaTran
Impact Background Support System Including Stands, 12' 4-Section Crossbar, Bag

(3) Rolls Savage 107"x12 yds. Paper (one day I‘ll get them out them tubes)
(16) Various Cloth

Tamrac Super PRO 14
Promaster Backpack

Wish List (incase anyone want to donate)
EF 85 F1.8 USM
A Studio
A Few Million Dollars

Daniel W. Smith Photography (external link)
Mayhem (external link)

Cream of the Crop
6,907 posts
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Joined Jul 2007
Location: NE Ohio
Post edited over 1 year ago by namasste. (2 edits in all)
Jan 31, 2008 14:06 as a reply to  @ DSMITH131's post |  #973

IPhone 11 Pro (seriously, its as good as a point and shoot)

Body Accessories
Rocket Blower
Sensor Swabs and Eclipse Cleaner

Canon EF 100mm f/2
Canon EF 24-105 f/4 IS L
Sigma 120-300 f/2,8 OS
Canon EF 2x TC MkII
Sigma 1.4x TC

Canon 580EX
Vivitar 285HV (2)
Pixel TD-381 battery pack
Manfrotto SuperClamps
Elinchrom Skyport Universal Triggers
Bogen HD flexarms

Filters and Miscellaneous Stuff
Hoya Super HMC UV's on all glass
Hoya CPLs
Cokin P Series Stuff
Kata E-702-4 Raincover
Sandisk Extreme III cf2 gb (4)
Lexar Platinum Pro II cf 2gb (4)
Sandisk Extreme III 16gb sd
Western Digital 160 portable hd
Western Digital 250 portable hd

SystemPro NS Monopod
Dynatran AT-A103T CF Base Legs
Redged TSA-424 Base Legs

Lowepro 15L backpack
Crumpler Barney Rustle Blanket

Used to Own
Canon 20D
Canon 30D
Canon 40D
Canon 1D MKI
Canon 1D MkII
Olympus OMD-EM5II

Canon 17-35 f2.8 L
Canon 17-40 f4 L (3x)
Canon 24-85
Canon 28-105
Canon 24-105 f4 L (3x)
Canon 50 f1.8 (metal)
Canon 85 f1.8 (3x)
Canon 135 f2 L(2x)
Canon 100 f2 (2x)
Canon 200 f2.8 MkII
Canon 70-200 f2.8 L non-IS (2x)
Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS
Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II
Canon 300 f2.8 non-IS L (sobs)
Olympus 75mm f/1.8
Olympus 45mm f/1.8
Olympus 17mm f/1.8
Panasonic 14mm f/2.5
Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8

Sigma 15 f2.8 FE
Sigma 15-30 f/3.5-4.5
Sigma 10-20
Sigma 24-60 f2.8
Sigma 24-70 f2.8
Sigma 120-300 f2.8

Kata R-103 Backpack
Domke F2

Scott Evans Photography (external link)
SportsShooterProfile (external link) l MaxPreps Profile (external link)
Gear List

1,953 posts
Joined Nov 2005
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 31, 2008 19:41 |  #974


- Canon EOS 50D (with grip)
- Canon EOS 20D Body
- Canon EF 17-40 F4L my first L (drowned)
- Canon EFS 17 - 85 IS USM
- Sigma 70-200 F2.8
- Sigma 24-70 F2.8
- Sigma 1.4 tc
- Canon "nifty" 50mm 1.8II
- Canon 430EX II
- Canon i9950 printer
- Manfrotto 679B monopod w/ 234RC tilt head
- manfrotto 190PROB Tripod
- cheapo Chinese remote trigger
- several custom made roll cage mounts

Wish List
- Canon 1DSMKIII
- Canon EF 85 F1.8
- Canon EF 24-70 F2.8L
- Sigma 120-300 f2.8

*Simon* gear list | devolution photography (external link)
"No amount of clever technology takes a great shot, great shots are taken by people" - one day I may be able to take some :) -

151 posts
Joined Aug 2007
Location: Seattle
Feb 02, 2008 11:15 as a reply to  @ forsaken's post |  #975

1D Mark IV x 2

Prime Lenses:
EF 35mm F/1.4L USM
EF 50mm F/1.2L USM
EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM
EF 200mm f/1.8L USM
EF 300mm f/2.8L USM
EF 400mm f2.8L IS USM

Zoom Lenses:
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
Sigma 300-800mm DG

1.4x II Extender
2.0x II Extender

580EXII Speedlite x 2


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