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Weekly Photography Challenge Thread

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Blackdawg, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Dec 19, 2016 at 10:22 PM
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    Taco16Jessy

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    What you don't like dead batteries and waiting for the lens to defog? lol
     
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  2. Dec 19, 2016 at 10:23 PM
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    That's only if you bring it inside.

    Supposed to keep the spare battery in your pocket at all times.
     
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  3. Dec 19, 2016 at 10:27 PM
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    True. I don't keep mine in my truck for the pure cost of my body and glass. lol I'm not about to risk someone feeling a little stealerish.
     
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  4. Dec 19, 2016 at 10:44 PM
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  5. Dec 19, 2016 at 10:49 PM
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    Oh not that much! just a couple g's. My 6D upgrade from an old t1i was a birthday/yay you're finally off my health insurance and this camera is only half of what I spend in a year; present from my Dad. The lenses though- man Over the last 8 years I've spent too much. Now it's been moving on to quality light equipment. Would be nice if someone would hire me so it doesn't hurt so much when I finally buy new gear.
     
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  6. Dec 19, 2016 at 10:53 PM
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    I've got quite a lot more than that spent on mine. Keep it near me at all times and never leave it in the truck.

    What kind of lighting gear are you looking at?
     
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  7. Dec 19, 2016 at 11:26 PM
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    Just some simple stuff right now. I've had a 480 ex ii for 7 years. It still suits my needs okay.

    In the last year I bought some China cheap transmitters, terrible unsteady boom stand, and Godox 40"box. Thank god I didn't spend over 100 because I can't stand any of it. The box is quality build and diffuses beautifully but just way too big for what I like to do.

    I Have a yognuo speedlite, Manfrotto compact stand, and a 22" beauty dish on my Christmas list. Will be buying pocket wizard triggers to replace the China ones after a few more truck parts.
     
  8. Dec 20, 2016 at 12:15 AM
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    I have a SB-910 and a SB-600 that work great. You can't beat the flagship strobelites. Also have a Flashpoint 320M monolight that has been pretty nice.

    Modifier wise I have 2 regular size umbrella's and the Westcott 7 ft. Parabolic. I've been happy with them. I love the way the parabolic wraps the light around. For the stands I'm using RPS Studio 13' air cushioned Heavy Duty stands. I really like then and haven't had the first issue out of them. https://www.amazon.com/Impact-Heavy-Light-Stand-Black/dp/B004U5F3BC

    Umbrella adapters took me a second try to get it right along with having to have something worth a crap to hold the big umbrella. Bought this and from here on out won't have anything else. http://www.adorama.com/bg2905.html

    For wireless I went with Radiopopper Nano's. Pocket wizards were just too pricey for what they were. I bought mine on Black Friday at B&H for $40 a piece. Does the exact same thing as the Pocket wizard plus x's. I spent $120 and got two receivers and one transmitter. Never had a single issue out of them either.

    Receiver: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/997567-REG/radiopopper_nano_r_nano_receiver.html

    Transmitter: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/997566-REG/radiopopper_nano_t_nano_transmitter.html


    Currently in the market for a softbox. Don't know what the hell I want. I love the big modifiers but I also want something maybe in a smaller platform. Considering the Westcott 28" or the Westcott 50" Apollo.

    Beauty dish eventually but it will be for a monolight.

    Have also been eyeing those damn Profoto Acute b 600 kits. Not a bad price used.
     
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  9. Dec 20, 2016 at 5:39 AM
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    Garage. Mine is heated but just barely above freezing and makes a perfect transition zone. Not that I worry about keeping my gear in my truck where I live, the transition zone helps prevent issues with condensation and fogging going either way. And it is 2 spare batteries on the inside jacket pocket cold eats them like candy. Now if I could only remember to charge them all ahead of time..
     
  10. Dec 20, 2016 at 10:21 AM
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    So with all this fancy gear you guys have, can we expect some submissions this week? :)
     
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  11. Dec 20, 2016 at 10:23 AM
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    DAFUQ? Speak English will ya!
     
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  12. Dec 20, 2016 at 11:26 AM
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    The language of photog is one that takes years to master. I can translate some if you wish. Haha
     
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  13. Dec 20, 2016 at 11:51 AM
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    DAFUQ is photog?!

    Forgot until last night when I dug out my macro lens that I broke the hotshoe connection on my ring flash :-( never sent it in for repair. Have only taken snow flakes macros LOL, and for the most part only used it as a trigger to a flash in a bucket under the flakes. But this may be a good time to try something else, if time allows this week.
     
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  14. Dec 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM
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    Does sound like a good time to get creative.
    Photog-raphy....me being lazy typing. Or a trendy millennial. You choose, lol.

    Must be a quality ring if you're willing to send it in for repairs. Is it completely broke off, or just one of the pins thingies broken? I've seen people fix that themselves before. Not myself tho.
     
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  15. Dec 20, 2016 at 12:08 PM
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    Your ring flash TTL?
     
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    It had pictures what else do you want?

    How I feel in the backpacking thread. :)
     
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    Here's a tip I ran across over the years when bringing your gear in from the cold during winter shooting. Wrap the camera and lens you use outside in a hoody. It insulates the camera from the heat indoors and lets it slowly warm up without getting the condensation buildup on the camera and lens. It's works, I use it every time when I bring my gear in. In the truck I'll leave it in the backpack zipped up while transporting so the heat in the truck won't get to the camera. I also keep silica packs in the backpack.
     
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    Ok. We're even!
     
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    Yeah I see it a lot anymore I was just busting on you :anonymous:

    It is a Pentax AF160 they go for more than $500 but I picked it up used but almost like new for $200. It has a full set of ring adapators but the primary is matched perfectly to my FA 100mm f/2.8 macro they were kind of made for each other. Broke off right at the base, and the use of super glue or other cyanoacrylate has crossed my mind. Have a feeling factory repair is not going to be cheap. But might be worth it.

    Pentax has to be different :mad: and uses P-TTL. Which is why I shoot in manual so much with the flash. Some speed lights would certainly be worth it and they have come down a LOT lately. I know that I should get some more and am reminded of it this time of year when it is dark so much of the day. And the sun is low on the horizon when it is around!
     
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  20. Dec 20, 2016 at 6:54 PM
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    Oh boy, well let's see....

    Canon 6D
    Canon T3i

    (Next camera by this spring will be a 5Dmk4)

    Canon lenses:
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    50mm f1.2 prime
    24-70mm f2.8
    70-200mm f2.8

    Two Einstein 640 Strobes with 22" and 16" beauty dishes
    Two Flashpoint Xplore600 strobes
    2 LS lighting studio strobes/constant light
    1 k5200 superlight with 8 foot umbrella reflector
    1 Godox AD 360 monolight with battery back
    1 36x30 softbox
    1 24x70 stripbox with grid
    1 36" octobox
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    4 30" white umbrellas

    1 backdrop stand 10 feet tall by 12 feet wide
    1 white cloth backdrop
    1 black cloth backdrop
    1 green screen backdrop
    1 50% grey backdrop

    1 backdrop stand 8 feet tall by 10 feet wide
    Same backdrops

    8 lightstands
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    1 30" x 48" oval multi reflector/diffuser


    Yeah, that is about the majority of the stuff I use on a regular basis. LMAO
     

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