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The DSLR thread !

Advised by Jules , I created this thread for all sluts that are into the DSLR thing ! Let's discuss our "optical gear" . Everyday I can relate it more to audio gear . SO I will start telling you my gear :
A canon 7d . Lenses : tokina 11-16mm f2.8 , Canon 28-135mm f3.5 , Canon 50mm f1.4 , Zeiss Contax 50mm f1.4 & 135mm f2 and finally a Samyang 35mm f1.4 .
I am more interested in the filming thing (a la Phillip Bloom) but love photography the same way !
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Will post my stuff soon..!
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Amature Canon 5D MKII guy here...kit lens 24-105 L,Sigma 50mm 1.4.Purchased in 2009 for capturing family reunion.I'm a noob.Alot of fun but kind of a pain to use coming from a point and shoot mentality.There is no perfect camera.I have alot of learning to do to work quickly...and the 5dII is not for the noob as I have learned.It is an instrument.On the other hand,I love the gimmicky long range zoom telephoto canon point and shoot models.I also have a Lieca D-lux 4 which is my fav point and shoot for quick sharp pictures in low light.Love the black and white mode.Tried a friends M9 but $$$$ I'm not sure what the point of that camera is.Everything is manual only....but thats a diffrent topic for another day.
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Amature Canon 5D MKII guy here...kit lens 24-105 L,Sigma 50mm 1.4.Purchased in 2009 for capturing family reunion.I'm a noob.Alot of fun but kind of a pain to use coming from a point and shoot mentality.There is no perfect camera.I have alot of learning to do to work quickly...and the 5dII is not for the noob as I have learned.It is an instrument.On the other hand,I love the gimmicky long range zoom telephoto canon point and shoot models.I also have a Lieca D-lux 4 which is my fav point and shoot for quick sharp pictures in low light.Love the black and white mode.Tried a friends M9 but $$$$ I'm not sure what the point of that camera is.Everything is manual only....but thats a diffrent topic for another day.
These guys have amazing info about DSLR filming .
Philip Bloom - DP, Director, Filmmaker
Learning DSLR Video | Learn How To Shoot HD Video With A DSLR
DSLR Film Noob
The best book so far for the topic is this one :
DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Video: Kurt Lancaster: 9780240815510: Amazon.com: Books
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Have:

Canon G11 (slightly kaput, aperture / speed select wheel...)
2 x Canon 430 EX II flash guns
1 x Canon ST-2 hotshoe infrared multi flash trigger / focus assist
Nikon 21mm wide angle + extender tubes for G11

Plan to get:

Canon T4i (650D UK)
18-135 STM kit lens (for smooth & near silent video focusing)

I have had a hand on it for a short time in a store, I like the iPhone like touch screen. And the 4 shot / low light HDR results seem amazing from an example I have seen online.

I am a HUGE flip out LCD fan, mostly for getting down low for shots of my toddler kids but also for sneaky candids (it looks like I am reviewing shots or adjusting the camera - but I am taking shots and no one is really aware I am doing it)

The idea that you can touch the screen on the T41 / 650D to nominate a focus point (say at the edge of the shot) and touch screen picture taking also seems great.

Want:

Canon 40mm STM
Canon 70-200 2.8 IS II (but will try just renting when I need it - school plays etc)

In my dreams:
Everything Leica makes
a Hasselblad H4D + all lenses

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I'm a Nikon guy here.

D5100 and D3200 (need 2 cameras for filming purposes which I have to do occasionally 'professionally' - although I don't much like the video results from any DSLR cameras!)

At the moment if I had to have just one camera of the two it would likely be the 5100 as that's the one I use the most for stills. The 3200 has great resolution but the 5100 has slightly better noise performance and a "Jules Approved(TM)" LCD screen that flips out and around...

Lenses: Nikkor DX 18-55mm, DX 35mm 1.8, FX 50mm 1.4 and FX 85mm 1.8.

Sundry accessories such as a Manfrotto LED panel and Nikon ME-1 top mic...

Hoping the D600 rumours pan out - if it is indeed a small/compact body I may ditch all the DX stuff in favour of that - would pick it up and an FX 28mm 1.8 and then see what else I need/want...

Sadly, the D3200 would probably have to be the "backup" because of that filming bugbear - it does it better than the 5100...
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I stated photography when I was about 13 years old .
Bought a Zenit TTL SLR and a used Zenit enlarger , then built my own darkroom .
Left photography alone for years music , girls etc , came back to it about 4 years ago , and bought a used Canon 400d .
Since then I moved to the Canon 550d (didn't want or need 600/650) , mainly for the higher pixel count and ISO/noise performance , certainly NOT the buffer depth !
I have the 18-50 IS kit lens , a 70-200mm F4 L , 400mm F5.6 L , these are the best value lenses in the Canon "pro" line up IMHO .

I like to shot wildlife , get into the middle of wild moorland before the sun rises and creep about in camo !
Have had some success and getting better (learning field-craft) .
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Canon 40mm STM
Canon 70-200 2.8 IS II (but will try just renting when I need it - school plays etc)
It's on the top of my list ! Recently i had some money to spend ... but i bought the BAX EQ instead ... that's why we're firstly GS !

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although I don't much like the video results from any DSLR cameras!)
Cool to see a Nikon guy here ! Regarding the filming you should definitely check out what some guys are doing with DSLR video ! It's all over hollywood lately Google Phillip Bloom (UK filmmaker) you will be astonished !

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I have the 18-50 IS kit lens , a 70-200mm F4 L , 400mm F5.6 L , these are the best value lenses in the Canon "pro" line up IMHO .
A 70-200mm F 2.8 makes all the difference for me , because having some F stops more , helps hugely when you are filming in low light . But indeed , for photography your set up is wicked !
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Another Nikon guy here.

D7000, Tokina 11-16 f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, 18-105 f/3.5-5.6, Nikkor 70-200 VRI f/2.8, Sigma f/2.8 150mm macro.

I just bought a Markins Q20 ballhead for my tripod. What great piece of kit! It makes using tripods so much easier. Unfortunately it doesn't make carrying them any easier!

Next on the list is probably a Nikkor 17-55 (unless I buy a Hairball 1176 Rev D kit first)
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, Nikkor 70-200 VRI f/2.8
if it's cheaper than the canon and works with a proper EOS mount to my Canon 7D , it sounds interesting! Im gonna give it a google .
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nevermind .. just checked it's about the same price !!!
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For now:

Canon EOS 550D (T2i)
Canon EF 17-55 3,5-5,6
Canon EF 50mm 1.4
Canon EF 70-200 F/4L
Tamron 17-50mm 2.8
Canon Speedlite 580 EX
Off-brand speedlite copy
PS Productions DSLR Rig
Flash trigger/remotes
Bunch of stands and accessories.

Trying to break into video to offer as an additional service on top of the audio stuff. I use my 550D on every gig and recently taped a gig with it and a 5D Mk II. The plan is to purchase a 5D Mk II within a couple of weeks for the live gigs that require video.

Are you guys using and DSLR rigs for video? I plan on getting a PS Productions DSLR rig (Complete DSLR Rig Package, follow focus,15mm rods,tripod mount,articulting arms. | eBay) for better stability and follow focus. Looking for opinions.

Update: Just bought myself a PS Productions DSLR rig, articulating arm, follow focus and matte box, a new 70-200 F/4L lens, filters, a new battery grip and some more things, this vid thingie is growing on me! Next up, a new camera (EOS 5D Mk II/III or Blackmagic Cinema Camera).
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My Recordings/Credits

In addition to producing/recording/mixing, I also shoot music videos in the Pittsburgh area and work with a high-end wedding cinematography company.

We use all Canon DSLRs, and I personally have:

5d II
T2i
Tokina 11-16mm 2.8
Rokinon 35mm 1.4
Canon 85mm 1.8


Here's a few music videos we've done







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I'm a canon t2i user. I'm planning to purchase the newly announced Nikon D600! Heres a bit of my work



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Another Nikon user here

started with an F3 + 50mm f/1.4 ai-s (first ever camera) and now use a D90 + 35mm f/2 AF-D lens (i use both with both tho...). I seem to like being minimal with my lenses (not much choice tho!), as it makes me think more!

I love digital but i'll never give up on film; it's just got such a lovely character to it :D

thinking of trying to get into a bit of stock photography - not easy it seems!
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Updated kit:
-canon 7d
-2x speedlight 430ex , 4 youngnuo flash remote control
-tokina 11-16mm f2.8 , samyang 35mm f1.4 , contax-zeiss 50mm f1.4 , contax-zeiss 135mm f2.8 , canon 20-105mm f4 L IS
-7" lilliput monitor HDMI , cheap eyecup viewfinder
-Manfrotto 701hds fluid head with a manfrotto tripod
-chinese DSLR rig (shoulder mount + accessories )
-chinese variable ND (couldn't afford to buy flagship yet)
-Softbox continuos light (5 daylight colored bulbs) ,pair Impact tungsten lights (300w each ) , 5-in-1 reflector/diffuser 43 inch disk
-Lightroom 4 , Final Cut Pro X (it sucks but it's what I've got) , Photoshop CS5 , After effects CS5
I think that's it !
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Here's a few music videos we've done
Awesome !!! Are you guys using cinestyle ?
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Canon 60D here, I use Premier to edit.
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Canon 60D here, I use Premier to edit.
I will say , i am so pissed of with FCP X ... I had to even install a software that trashes its preferences before I launch FC . A lot of annoying bugs !!!
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Vaguely related...

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I will say , i am so pissed of with FCP X ... I had to even install a software that trashes its preferences before I launch FC . A lot of annoying bugs !!!
Thats a shame! It was buggy for me a year or so ago, but now is rock solid on my imac and macbook air!
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I made this one , it was very quick , although I made it all by myself with nobody to help :( . It's my recording studio actually ;-)
Fossari Studio 2k12 - YouTube

(I was trying to embed the video here , but I couldn't ... I am not sure what's wrong!)
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recommend stand

hi,
can someone recommend a tripod for dslr?
not too prof.just for beeing able to film in the rec.-studio.
pref. something i could get in germany.

i have canon 600d with tamron.

thanks cem
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Get one of those Manfrotto Carbon tripods. They are sturdy and easy to carry plus they dont cost a fortune. Make sure it has a head that can carry your cams weight with the heaviest lense...

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Minolta Maxxum 7 for film
Sony Alpha 700 and 900 for digital.

28-135mm f3.5-4.5/ 70-200mm f4/ 50mm f1.4 / 50mm f3.5 macro / 100mm f2


I started shooting in '87 at the age of 13 with a Minolta Maxxum 7000 so my entire lens collection is Minolta. Most of it I bought in the very early 90s but they're built like a tank so I keep shooting with the same lenses.

By the time I hit 17 I realized I couldn't maintain both Photography and Music as both are demanding so I chose music as my career and kept photography as my stress relief from music! Still shoot regularly.

I ended up with a Sony Alpha 700 and 900 as Sony took over Minolta so that's where my lenses work.

The majority of shooting I do though is still film based with digital only about 20% of the time.


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What a nice thread!

well: shooting for years:
Leica M6 and an old Summicron 50mm Dual Range
as well as CV 35mm Nokton 1.2 (1st Batch)

Medium Format:
Rolleiflex G 80mm Carl Zeiss Planar 2.8
Rolleicords
Mamiya 7
Pentax 67 +105mm Takumar 2.4 (the Arnold Schwarzenegger of cameras)
Mamiya 6x7

Canon F1 film
Canon 30D EOS DSLR +17-40mm F lense

Currently shooting:
Nikon D700 for weddings and assignments
Fuji X100 (epic cam!!) for travel and private stuff.

Currently selling a Hasselblad 500 C/M with 80mm CZ 2.8 T* Planar as well as a Rolleicord Va II. (Hit me up if interested)

As you can see, I have serious GAS for photographical equipment.
I just love the workflow and the contrast to the music biz though its also hard earned money.
But I am struggling to fit everything into my daily schedule....so I guess I'll have to decide for photography OR rockstardom...damnit....
Done a lot of fashion shots, editorials, but I just love the style of classic reportage-photography.

You can check out some of my work here:
photograhphy

As for videos, I don't film, have and probably will never use this function on any of my cams...
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Another nikonuser here as well. Bought the D800, which Im insanely happy with. And shooting with the 24-70/2,8 lens. Planning on buying the 80-200/2,8 soon.
Other that that, i got a Contax 167mt, 50/1,4 Carl zeiss, a 100-300/5,6, dont know brand. 135/2,8, zeiss. Got a Canon s95, just awesome.
Mamiya C220, 80/2,8.
Canon 20D with 28-70/2,8 that had for a loong time.
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Canon 550D
Canon 18-200 f3.5-5.6 IS/70-200 f4 L USM/50 f1.8 II

Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod/701HDV head - Glidetrack slider - LCDVF Loupe - Cokin & Hoya filters - Canon 430EXII flash

Love photography but busy with video; lesson learnt - don't get the sensor dirty, next lesson - avoiding moire. Very grateful to all the educators.

Link to short film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dNTtaf5vRw&feature=plcp
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Here is our latest concert video...

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