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  1. #81
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    Yeah ... a $6000 lens on a $350 body. Makes perfect sense to moi!
    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.

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  2. #82
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    lol we've all seen that don ! i've seen guys shooting a 200/2VR on a d40, looked hiarious...until i saw the images...
    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
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  3. #83
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    i was at the butterfly conservatorium and say a guy with a XS and 70-200/2.8L
    Canon EOS 7D

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  4. #84
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha82 View Post
    i was at the butterfly conservatorium and say a guy with a XS and 70-200/2.8L
    In the Canon forums it seems like a lot of people shoot with Rebels and "L" glass. I think some fairly serious photographers, like local portrait professionals, stick with the Rebel bodies, especially people with smaller hands.
    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

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  5. #85
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    that tiny grip with a heavy lens would just kill my fingers!
    can't say much cause the new alpha's have a much lesser grip now.
    Canon EOS 7D

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  6. #86
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    Yeah, I didn't like the grip on the Rebel at all. I saw an original Rebel in the store the other day, it had a real grip on it. They just started that gimp grip the the XT.

    I'm borrowing a friends Pentax ME-Super right now. Very nice camera, it was their compact series to compete with the Oly OM models. Even has a couple of very small Pentax-M lenses to match, which I think would still work on even the K-7.

    But shooting this gives things a little perspective. So many great shots I admire were shot on a camera similar to this. Many of the features we worry about on modern cameras basically didn't exist. There is no grip at all. Like I said before, the new Sony design is really similar to these old manual focus cameras, with the shutter on top. We complain about only having one wheel, but the system on the A300 was way quicker to adjust than having to spin an aperture wheel on the lens. This thing has buttons to take shutter speed up and down. (My Minolta 5000 did too.) And FPS! Ha. With some practice I might could crank and punch the shutter about 1.5 FPS. Although there was a motor drive that did about that.

    Now what is funny is that these ancient lenses are probably a world sharper than so many super expensive lenses today. Back then you didn't worry about having the "kit" lens because it had perfectly good optics.

    What is funny is that these Pentax-M lenses are smaller than most DT lenses.

    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

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  7. #87
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    lol i have an Oly OM-10 sitting right beside me with a 50mm prime on it.
    i used to have a Ricoh KR-10 Super as well.
    Canon EOS 7D

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  8. #88
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    Too right, Jason. How did we ever manage to take decent pics with them, I wonder???

    Here's my old SR7, not my oldest but this was cutting edge technology in it's day (early 60's); the first SLR camera with a built-in CdS light meter.

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  9. #89
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    Using this thing has me considering picking up an X-700 or XD-11/7/5. All look to be fine cameras for cheap, and Rokkor lenses have quite a good reputation.
    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

  10. #90
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    Ah! Nostalgia. Great Camera (quite small) Rokkors too are excellent.
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