Home News Buyers Guide About Advertising
 
 
 
   
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 35
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Raleigh, NC, USA
    Posts
    788
    Now that I have reached a stable point after the recent round of new gear, I did a What's in my camera bag shot for flickr, and kinda made it a review of the Tamrac at the same time.

    Check it out here.

    I'm sending you to flickr because of the notes capability there.
    Jason Hamilton
    Selective Frame

    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

    Gear List flickr

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Ohio, USA.
    Posts
    1,161
    So Don a 200-500mm side arm eh be pretty tough for a smooth draw I think, and ain't no way your gonna car carry like that. But interesting enough i had wondered about that use the lowepro case and belt carry the 200-500 If your going to use it most likely your are outside, at some kind of event, likely standing and walking in a crowd sounded like a good idea to me. The neoprene wet suit like drawstring bags work out well inside a carry bag.
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
    http://flickr.com/

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Des Plaines, IL
    Posts
    9,560
    I try to case all my lenses, inside or outside of the backpack. The main reason is to keep the lens caps and hoods intact and keep them from clattering around with one another. Also, casing each, allows me to rapidly relocate the lenses I need from one tote to another.

    Everyone has their way of doing things ... no one way better or whatever from another. It's just the way you do things. One thing I will NOT do is use that darn 70-200mm f/2.8 default drawstring case for anything heavy. Right now, I keep the Gary Fong WhaleTail flash head kit inside of it. There are a crap load of little parts for it and it holds it all, quite nicely.

    Normally, I kept the 200-500mm f/5-6.3 in the center of my backpack, but it takes up almost all the space. Riding on the outside ... that will allow for several of the smaller lenses or the two elex flash ('36 & '56) units.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-10-2009 at 03:05 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Des Plaines, IL
    Posts
    9,560

    Red face A better place for your stuff ...

    Delivery Day ... yes!

    The new LowePro LC5 arrived ... and the TAMRON SP AF 200-500mmm f/5-6.3 Di LD went right in.
    To give you and idea of the padding involved, I took this shot. You need to know that TAMRON spared
    no room when they designed their "skin" for the lens. It's snug.

    Unfortunately, as an exterior backpacking case ... I feel the original TAMRON case's surface is too "slick"
    and it is dangerous to try and bungee it on. The LC5 was designed to grab on to the backpack in a
    variety of ways and I definitely breath a lot easier with the lens securely inside of it.

    Name:  lens-case-5-vs-orig-200-500-case.jpg
Views: 32
Size:  364.8 KB

    So, you wind up with a TAMRAC Velocity 9 Sling Bag (on steroids!) + LC4 + LC5

    Name:  Velocity-9-on-steroids.jpg
Views: 112
Size:  376.1 KB

    Contents:
    Tamron SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD (in LC5)
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (in LC4)
    (Remainder in Velocity 9)
    Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD
    SONY AF 50mm f/1.4
    SIGMA 10-20mm f/4-5.6 mounted on DSLR
    (α100 w/vertical grip or α700 w/ vertical grip)
    SONY HVL-F36AM
    SONY HVL-F56AM
    Slik Mini-tripod
    1' & 16' electronic wired release
    replacement 'rechargeables' & other photographic support stuff


    That should get you through the day (or night)
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-14-2009 at 04:49 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Raleigh, NC, USA
    Posts
    788
    Your carrying the 28-75 and a wide angle and skipping the 17-50? Is that more how you are leaning these days?
    Jason Hamilton
    Selective Frame

    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

    Gear List flickr

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Ohio, USA.
    Posts
    1,161
    How does it carry when loaded up Don? do you get a list or titlt to one side? Also when you sling it do you wear a chest belt or waist belt anything like that? I am a pretty big guy, unfortunately wider rather then taller! I wonbder how something like that would wear on me.
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
    http://flickr.com/

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Des Plaines, IL
    Posts
    9,560
    Sean ... I also am of substantial "girth." My fighting weight days are long gone ... now I am Dad/GrandDad weight. I am still narrow enough to use the provided waist belt ... which offers slide control when I have it slung on my back. The lens cases are behind my arms, but hang high enough to make for a comfortable ride. It is actually a lot easier to use the two lens cases than just one. They counter-balance and compliment each other, since the lenses weigh nearly the same.

    Basically, if I am carrying the wide-angle (which I do not all of the time, usually outdoors) then the 28-75 makes more sense, over the 17-50. I can certainly change them out for one another. Also, I am still considering buying the TAMRON SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di-II LD, which closes the gap even further with focal length and aperture.

    Name:  Velocity pack-out.jpg
Views: 27
Size:  122.0 KB

    I may go over to the post office and weigh the whole shooting match ... just to get an idea. Bathroom scales aren't all that accurate under twenty pounds. I will say it seems a lot lighter than the full backpack, but that may just be a perception.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-14-2009 at 07:53 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Raleigh, NC, USA
    Posts
    788
    I'm just starting to think mating the upcoming 10-24 with a FF range mid zoom sounds like a better and better idea. I guess the downside is losing some speed on the wide end.

    I guess it all depends on your shooting style. Something like the 16-80 range on the CZ is perfect, but you sacrifice quite a bit in speed. But without that I'm having a hard time deciding if I want to go with the 28-75 or 17-50.
    Jason Hamilton
    Selective Frame

    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

    Gear List flickr

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Des Plaines, IL
    Posts
    9,560
    When I consider all the lenses I have used, Jason, the 17-50mm f/2.8, by itself, got the call. It is a great lens and quite light.

    I use the 28-75 (~ equal size and weight) to replace it when I have the ultra wide-angle with me and the 28-75 is able to meet up right up with the 70-200mm, but then again, I always have that option. If I had to have only one lens, it would be the 17-50mm. In fact, that was the case, up until recently (July 2008). Having both, though, is great, I have to admit.

    I used to have a TAMRON SP AF 28-105mm f/2.8 LD (Canon-mount) for my EOS 20D (sold). Now you would think,"Man, what a terrific range!" but, it also weighs 35 ounces. It was like walking around with a mill-stone around your neck ... I mean, it just hurts. I loved the focal length option ... but, the tote-price was just unbearable.

    The fact is that the 17-50mm on an APS-C sensor camera (A100, A200, A300, A350, A700) is effectively the same focal length performance that you get with the 28-75mm on the full frame A900. So, since 28-75 was great on the 35mm-film cameras (or full frame), the 17-50mm was made to give the APS-C cameras the same effective focal length performance. It is a very usable range, to be sure, and a lot more "bearable" than that darn monster, the 28-105mm f/2.8. (Remember: Max aperture is a ratio between the first lens element and the focal length. The longer the lens, the bigger the first element has to be, to maintain that constant f/2.8 aperture. The bigger that first element, the more the lens weighs.)

    Anyway, I hopes this helps you go forward in your decision. Just a piece of history and experience.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-14-2009 at 08:15 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Ohio, USA.
    Posts
    1,161
    I have been thinking about the lowepro aw 300 sling bag but it just doesn't seem like it would set up well or ride well with external packs on it, Then also thinking the velocity 9x or the new 10x that I havent seen in person yet. at some point I need a larger back pack or something if I want to pack it all up and take with me. Outside in the field or in my case on the field I would have the camera, the 70-200, the pending 200 - 500mm. the 17-50, maybe the 80-400mm or i could swap it back and forth with the 200-500? and I would still have room for a couple of other lenses, and a flash if I am correct?
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
    http://flickr.com/

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •