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If you have treated yourself to some holiday or post holiday goodies, post em here.

I ordered the following Last Week:

Lowepro COMPU TREKKER All Weather camera backpack
Vivtar 285hv flash
One wireless Transmitter and two receivers for off camera flash
Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
2 - 7 foot light stands, 2 - swivel flash mount umbrella holders and
2 - 32" reflector or shoot through umbrellas.

I am on the hunt for a Nikon Speedlight now.

Holy Crap that is allot of stuff, It will be like Christmas all over again waiting for the packages in the mail.
I actually got a good deal on all of it, it pays to hunt some times.
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peteSwede PRO 10 years ago
i bought a sigma 30mm f/1.4 right before christmas and ordered a new Lowepro Nova 4 bag earlier this week. My sister gave me tripod money for a gift and am on the hunt for a good deal.

I'm kinda waiting for the buyer of my 10d body to get her moneys together so I can meet them.

Otherwise i'm on the lookout for mk3 jetta fenders and a door so i can get my car back together after being hit while parked twice during December.
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Randall Cottrell Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Randall Cottrell (moderator) 10 years ago
i got my sigma 15-30 in the mail yesterday and holy crap it is huge! a little bigger/heavier than i expected, but oh well...i'm not complaining. i'll post some pics with/of it soon, as i have just about 200 pics and no pro account yet.

now, all i want to buy is a new tripod, cs3, and a ps3. but that's not too much $, only about 1k lol

dub...how's the 30mm?
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peteSwede PRO 10 years ago
i used it pretty much for all my christmas stuff and a ton at the wedding i was at last weekend. Much more usable for people than the 50 for that stuff. pretty sharp at 2 or 2.2 i thought.

Sigmas are heavy. i know.
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Akatzmarkphotography 10 years ago
"One wireless Transmitter and two receivers for off camera flash"

Oh did you get a good deal here.. I am looking for these
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I am waiting for my new 580ex flash to be delivered today.

I really, really want to order a Canon remote control timer and some back round equipment for portraits, but alas, I need to stop spending money for awhile. A long while.
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Akatzmarkphotography 10 years ago
yeah that to the spending money!
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
Oh did you get a good deal here.. I am looking for these

Yeah, I bought the Gadget infinity V2s Cactus setup
aka "Poverty Wizards"
One transmitter and One receiver for $32 then I added an extra receiver for $16. Total came to about $58 with shipping.

www.gadgetinfinity.com/product.php?productid=16766&ca...
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Nope but I plan to get the following this year:
1) Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC
2) Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC (although I head it has bad Auto focus problems)????
3) Nikon MB-D200 Multi-Power Battery Pack
4) Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Telephoto Zoom

Now I need the money????
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Sweetlake 10 years ago
I bought a Pentax 50mm/1.4 before christmas and love it. f1.4+iso800 makes for nice indoor shots.

I want the 10-20 sigma but don't know what path to walk (canon,nikon or pentax) This isn't an invite to help me in that department.
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"This isn't an invite to help me in that department."

LOL. We are an opinionated group, no?
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Sweetlake 10 years ago
Don't want a flame war.
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Akatzmarkphotography 10 years ago
Poverty Wizard! Thats histarical! Do they work good though .. I am tired of buying crap!
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
I have heard the V2s version works good, but the V1 had mis firing issues.
If you can afford it go for the pocket wizards or skyports.
Alien Bees offers a wireless setup as well

I am just learning so i can't justify purchasing $200+ PW's
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
OK. Are you guys made of money? Or what? I agonize over spending $5 extra on 100 feet of film.

Jason
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We thought about naming the group Duluth Millionaire Photographers Guild!
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I am not made of money in the slightest. Quite the opposite actually. However, I am trying to get a photography business off of the ground so my camera expenses lately have been an investment for me that will hopefully bring me a return eventually. If I wasn't planning on starting a business then there is no way I would be spending what I am on equipment.
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Sweetlake 10 years ago
I'm with jnovek. I tend to be a little tight because this is strictly a hobby for me (until someone wants to pay me), but katzmark06 is right, buying crap is tiresome.

I also hate buying stuff that gets used once and sits in a box.
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Akatzmarkphotography 10 years ago
I to am working on my business.. Its already proven to be a good investment..
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Drew C 10 years ago
i dont have much of a problem spending more than my car on photography...

its a passion and my life. my roommates think i'm crazy and ask why i have more than one camera... (they dont get it)

that being said. i'm soon going to treat myself to another infrared conversion (sold my first (self done d70) for christmas presents}... and maybe an ultra-wide 12-24... and eventhough i have perfectly capable tripod stuff, i think i wanna go with arca-swiss style plates...
by the way... anybody know who stole my 60mm macro? anybody have a shady friend that 'out of nowhere' picked one up... mine is VERY distinguishable...

i'm also an art student so these are basically school supplies to me.... like my roommates $300 chem books... or my other roommates $200 bio-lab equipment
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Randall Cottrell Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Randall Cottrell (moderator) 10 years ago
haha we should all add up what we've spent on camera stuff in the past yr...

ams..."If I wasn't planning on starting a business then there is no way I would be spending what I am on equipment." i like to say the same thing, but my only justification for just buying the 15-30 was that i wanted it lol...

oh katzmark...did you ever get that wii? there was one in the tribune classified ads this last weekend...probably a bit late, if you can even find the paper haha but just thought i'd mention it

peace


yo. i also got a sweet camcorder style strap for my d80 today, a belated prestent so i'm not treating myself, but i thought i'd share. i need the extra support for that 15-30 beast
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Akatzmarkphotography 10 years ago
"haha we should all add up what we've spent on camera stuff in the past yr..."

HAhah no we shouldnt!

And no i never did find a Wii, i am just waiting until its easy
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JulesAmeel PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by HBRstudios (admin) 10 years ago
dude, im a gear junkie, i will splurge any time i get the money. my d2hundo i got instead of a car and my first camera i got instead of an n64...sacrifices had to be made

next purchases

Alien Bee 800 with masssssssive octabox

holga lomo maybe

70-200vr when i can get the money, most likely this summer, instead of months of rent
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
I've got too much stuff the way it is. With that said, I have a wish list on B&H like 30 items long.
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Akatzmarkphotography 10 years ago
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Nice, that looks like fun.

Yesterday I bought:

Sigma 24mm 2.8
Skylight filter
Sony F36 Flash
Cactus wireless flash transmitter thing
2 rolls b&w, 3 rolls color for my new Pentax

The flash was for my mom but I get to use it until she can make it up here to pick it up. It's pretty fun : )
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
What film didja grab?

Jason
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Karl W. 10 years ago
Katzmark-

my friend and I were at best buy and they had like 8 Wii there and they were sold out in like 10 minutes. We got one of course. : )
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Akatzmarkphotography 10 years ago
lame;) Did you get it for me, lol...
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
snapshot.jpeg

25mm Lens with focus locks. Massive depth of field even at wide apertures, so I can jack up the shutter probably all the way to 1000 in sunny conditions and not need to worry much about focusing. Doubt that I'll be able to work faster with anything else I own.

And some love for Beards McGee
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
What film didja grab?

Jason

Whatever they have at First Photo, Regular 400 ISO B&W

The color is Kodak ISO 400 from Target. If someone could process these for me when the time comes, I do work for one of the pizza franchises in Duluth and Superior ; )
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My holiday treat was a used d80 and an 18-70mm lens, bag, and memory. Not quite the d300 I was hoping to buy, but the price was right. :)
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
"I do work for one of the pizza franchises in Duluth and Superior ; )"

I'm game. Is the B&W film an Ilford film? Probably HP5+. I think FP also carries Tri-X and Ilford XP2 (which isn't a true B&W) in ISO 400.

I should toss you a roll of expired Provia to try your hand at shooting for cross processing.

Jason
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Kip,

Focus lock? Never heard of such a critter. That's pretty tight.

Beards
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Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
last night i just ordered this backpack from ebay. and cactus v2 wireless flash triggers from www.gadgetinfinity.com/home.php
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Randall, did you order a flash?
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Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
watching a few and waiting on ebay...
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
I'm game. Is the B&W film an Ilford film? Probably HP5+. I think FP also carries Tri-X and Ilford XP2 (which isn't a true B&W) in ISO 400.

I should toss you a roll of expired Provia to try your hand at shooting for cross processing.

Jason

Yeah it's the HP5+. I plan on doing the B&W myself. I feel color is more difficult?
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
The process is a bit trickier, but not much. The hardest part is maintaining the correct temp; color chemicals need to be kept as close to 102 degrees as possible to avoid color shifts (unless you want color shifts; might be good with your Lomo stuff). I achieve this by floating the bottles in hot water until I'm ready.

My first C-41 kit was this one:
www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_prod.php?cat_id=1001&pid=10...
You can also get film on the cheap at freestyle or B&H.

It's not super hard, but you should be sure that you're comfortable with B&W process first.

Anyway, let me know if you want me to develop any rolls for you.

Jason
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maxcaven 10 years ago
I bought myself a sb-25 last week, now I need a sb-26 to go with that and the 24 lolz. The sigma 30mm is on my list of next purchases, hopefully next paycheck I should be able to get it.

Hey jules check this for a 70-200
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Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
isn't the 80-200 2.8 a ton cheaper?

but you're losing vr of course...
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Akatzmarkphotography 10 years ago
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maxcaven 10 years ago
The 70-200 is like one of the sharpest lens Nikon makes. It's such a sick lens.
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
ill get rid of mine for like 750$ or best offer? (80-200)
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Randall Cottrell Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Randall Cottrell (moderator) 10 years ago
i never go much past 50mm...although the 85 1.4 has been tempting me for some time...but the 30 1.4 will come first
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Sweetlake 10 years ago
www.tristatecamera.com/lookat.php?refid=8&sku=PENK10DK
k10d w/18-55 $630... Lots of camera for that price!
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Got my eye on a 50mm 1.7 on eBay. Not the most exciting, but it's pretty dang cheap. Hope I can pull the trigger fast enough this time around...
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That pentax is really spendy at best buy. Amazon has it for Like $600 before the $100 rebate.
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Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
ya the $699 i paid for my d80 body is seeming like less and less of a good deal lol

but i still love it....
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I just bought this bad boy

Pentax SMC DA* Series 16-50mm f/2.8 www.amazon.com/Pentax-16-50mm-Angle-Digital-Cameras/dp/B0...
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Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
i'm about to treat myself to an extra 2gb of ram and a 250gb hard drive...fun stuff
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Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
*shawn...that lens looks awesome!
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maxcaven 10 years ago
Yeah I was just gunna say that looks like a sick lens Shawn
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Thanks guys,
It is one of Pentax's Flagship lenses and I have been drooling over it since it was introduced.
I am desperately hoping it arrives tomorrow a.m. instead of the afternoon, so I can have it for the Boxing shoot tomorrow night.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Oh, i have picked up some things here and there, but I really want to get some "Poverty Wizards"! I only have one 580ex right now, so the basic set up should do me. It will be very nice to get that flash off of my camera!

And I splurged yesterday and spent 15 dollars to make my remote switch a little bit longer. It comes with a 3 foot cord, which does not help for self portraits. But with a simple mod, I can make it any length I want by plugging in any stereo 1/8 male to female cord. Right now i only have a 20 foot m/f cable, but i guess there is no need for a 10 footer.
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