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General Category => General Photography => Topic started by: GvilleRick on April 06, 2008, 01:59:14 AM

Title: My Kit
Post by: GvilleRick on April 06, 2008, 01:59:14 AM
I see this section is still empty so thought I would create a post with my equipment list. I picked up a Pentax K10D a few months back after having used a Pentax *ist DL for some time. I still have the *ist as a backup along with the kit lens, Pentax FA 50-200, and a Pentax 70-300. All that stays in the backup bag.

I got a Quantaray 70-300 lens when I bought the K10D for free and intended to sell it since I already had a 70-300 Pentax lens but after using it some like it well enough to keep it. A month or so ago I bought the new Pentax DA* 50-135 f2.8 lens and love it. I shoot a lot of events at the school where I teach and it is a great lens for events in the gym or auditorium when I need to shoot without a flash.

I just bought the battery grip for the K10 which does help balance the camera when using the DA* lens. I also got a Sigma 18-50 f2.8 Macro lens to replace the kit lens and a Pentax FA 50mm f1.4 prime. I'll have to upload some pics from a recent trip to a zoo that turned out well and plan to take a trip to a local arboretum soon to play with the new lenses.
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Carlj on April 06, 2008, 10:29:09 AM
Welcome to CC, Rick.

Nice to see a pentax owner - too many canikon's around  :doh:

The istDL was a very good, easy to use compact dslr - we've just got rid of ours for a Sony A200 (I'm an a-mounter, and my partner wants to use my lenses), but we've some good shots from the Pentax. I loved the handling too.
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: loveclose on April 06, 2008, 01:08:38 PM
Well that's interesting about the Pentax's - a very good friend of mine wants to buy her first dslr, and being a Nikonite I recommended the D40 or D60 (within budget, especially the D40)  Wanted something not too bulky and heavy.

Having read your comments on the Pentax, I'd recommend her to look there as well.

My gear?

Nikon D200 with 18-70 lens
Nikon 70-300 ED lens
D70 back up (18-70 lens came with this cam originally)
Nikon SB600 flash
Metz digital flash 76 MZ-5  :D(soo nice to have a Metz back in the armoury - the SB600 rarely gets a look-in now)

Would like the battery grip for the D200, (MB-D200), but the price is extortionate!! Could get a non-nikon version from e-bay, but haven't heard if the gear is reliable or not.  Even the Nikon originals from Hong Kong or China are pretty pricey, even though they are sold with one or two batteries.  Jessops - £140 for the MB-D200 - way too high!! >:(
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Carlj on April 06, 2008, 03:39:03 PM
The A200 may be a better bet there though, because the price is astounding for new kit, and in specs, more than matches (even betters in AF performance) the D60.
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: GvilleRick on April 06, 2008, 08:29:08 PM
Yeah, the ist DL worked well for me. I had a Pentax ME film camera years ago and thought I still had a couple of lenses in storage. When a local chain store ran them on sale for $520 (and there was a $100 rebate offer) the price became too good to pass up. The only problem I ever had with it was that sometimes it showed that the battery was low even when I put in new batteries. Never happened if I used rechargables, though.

I did upload some shots I took at the zoo to the gallery. All were taken with the K10D and with either the DA* 50-135 lens or the Quantaray 70-300 lens.
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Mick on April 06, 2008, 10:29:13 PM


I did upload some shots I took at the zoo to the gallery. All were taken with the K10D and with either the DA* 50-135 lens or the Quantaray 70-300 lens.

Hi Rick,

Yep noticed your pics, but wondered why they weren't showing on the latest uploads page of the front page and forums.   Just noticed you have password protected your album, and set it to "album can be viewed by (Album Owner (GvilleRick) Only".   :doh:

No one apart from me can see them.  ;)
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: GvilleRick on April 06, 2008, 10:55:52 PM
Been a while since I uploaded in Coppermine. I've modified the album so it should be visible now. :)
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Mick on April 06, 2008, 11:03:27 PM
Thanks, it's fine now.  Nice pics, and now everyone can see them.   :tup:
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: loveclose on April 07, 2008, 07:09:50 PM
The A200 may be a better bet there though, because the price is astounding for new kit, and in specs, more than matches (even betters in AF performance) the D60.

Thanks for the tip. :tup:

Will get her to check it all out.
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: alan1572 on April 08, 2008, 06:58:06 PM
my kit
D300
nikon 12-24 lens
nikon 18-70 lens
nikon 70-200 3.5 vr :tup:
nikon 2x tele converter
jessops heavy duty tripod
slingshot 100 bag (now to small need the 200)
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: vxisme on April 08, 2008, 11:30:20 PM
Olympus E3
Zuiko 35mm lens
Zuiko 14-45mm lens
Sigma 10-20
Sigma 55-200mm lens
Tripod
Manfrotto grip and ballhead
Macro lens 2/4/6/10.
Cokin A series filter holder, dark grey grad. light grey grad, tobacco filter, blue filter, 0.6 nd filter, Cpl pol x 3.
Formatt nd grad set, 100x150 filters. and holder.
Remote control,
Lowpro 200 sling bag..getting a wee bit small now,
E3-battery grip..in use
E3- system backpack.. in use .


Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Jonathan on April 10, 2008, 09:08:06 AM
my kit

Ooo is this a free for all boasting session?  :D

I have a little old D70 with far more frames on the clock than the manufacturer would recommend.  And a busted Siggy 18 - 50.

I think that's pretty much it.

Oh I have some old primes that I play with now and again.  Maybe a zoom or two that isn't broken.   8)
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Mick on April 10, 2008, 06:03:07 PM
my kit


I have a little old D70 with far more frames on the clock than the manufacturer would recommend.  And a busted Siggy 18 - 50.

I think that's pretty much it.



Yeah, we believe you.  Not.  :)
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: alan1572 on April 10, 2008, 06:40:22 PM
my kit

Ooo is this a free for all boasting session?  :D

I have a little old D70 with far more frames on the clock than the manufacturer would recommend.  And a busted Siggy 18 - 50.

I think that's pretty much it.

Oh I have some old primes that I play with now and again.  Maybe a zoom or two that isn't broken.   8)

if you need any help to make the most of your kit, let me know ;D
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: loveclose on April 11, 2008, 06:37:13 PM
Think you've been tumbled, Jonathan..... ;) ;D
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Hinfrance on February 06, 2009, 06:38:45 AM
I can post here without it being off topic. I know no-one has been here for ages, but there you go.

Pentax K20D (took me a while too save up for that, but worth it, I think)
PentaxK10D
Siggy 10-20
Pentax 18-55 II
Tamron 28-300

Anyroadup, a friend of mine was just hovering between a D60 and the K200D, and in the end plumped for the Pentax because it felt more solid and is weathersealed (his first trip with it will be to Sri Lanka).

Now all I need is flashgun, some decent lenses, a studio lighting kit, a decent tripod, a lottery win for CS . . and just everything. ::)
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: stevebedder on February 06, 2009, 12:43:46 PM
Didn't see this thread....as you re-ignited it Tringle I shall join you.....

Canon EOS 10D
Canon 28-80mm
Canon 75-300mm
Tamron 17-35mm
Benbo Trekker Mk3 Triopd with quick release head (which I love)
Set of 3 Kenkoo extension tubes (12, 20 & 36mm)
Canon Remote Switch
Canon Speedlite 380ex (with off shoe cord)
Various filters

I inherited the 10D body and flash off my father in law when he upgraded to a 40D about 18 months ago. Prior to this I had been using a Kodak bridge camera but had been wanting to get into more serious photography. This gave me the opportunity to do so without having to spend a huge amount.

The problem now is that I have a serious photography bug and find myself browsing websites for new lenses & kit on a regular basis but am thinking of upgrading to a 50D.......if I can perseude my wife  :-*

Steve
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on February 06, 2009, 01:16:15 PM
 :-[ :-[ :-[
I thought I had contributed to this thread a lonnnng time ago.
Had better join in before admin scold me ;D

Started building up kit ready for retirement in hopefully 3 yrs time whilst I can still pay for it

Nikon D50
Nik 50mm f1.4.
Nik 50mm micro (30 odd year old)
Nik 17- 55
Nik 70 - 300 vr
Siggy 10 - 20
Tokina 10-17 fisheye
SB 400 flash

Panasonic fz8
Nik P50
Triopods x 3 (long story)
Monopod

selection of filters, reflectors etc

Still learning how to get the best out of it all.

If oldboy is going to list his gear, then we need to open a new site completely :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: guest4 on February 06, 2009, 02:55:05 PM
Hmmm, lets see

Sam sung GX10 body

Sam sung 18-55mm kit
Sam sung 10-17mm fisheye

Sigma 10-20mm
Sigma 70-300mm
Sigma 600mm mirror

Pentax DA* 16-50mm f2.8
Pentax A 70-210mm f4
Pentax M 28mm f2.8
Pentax M 50mm f1.4
Pentax M 100mm f2.8
Pentax K 200mm f4

Lensbaby 2.0

Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro

Sam sung AF 36 flash.

Motley collection of bags, filters, tripods gadgets etc.

(I dunno, setting the swear filter to change Sams ung to Samsung, how VERY immature....) (http://www.mazeguy.net/silly/fryingpan.gif)
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: spinner on February 15, 2009, 08:34:15 PM
Nikon D200
Sigma 50-500mm
Sigma 60 mm Macro
Nikkor 50 mm
Nikkor 28 mm
Nikon d50
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Colin on February 16, 2009, 07:48:03 AM
Canon 20D
Sigma 17-70
Canon 70-200 f4 L
Canon 50mm f1.8 mk1
Sigma 1.4x conv
Sigma EF530 flash
Bags, tripod, monopod, extension tubes etc

Edit 30th July 2009

Canon 20D now sold and replaced with

Canon 40D.  :)
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: GBOBM on March 16, 2009, 12:12:20 AM
Nikon D300
Nikon D50
MB-D10 Battery Grip
Nikon 10.5mm f2.8 Fisheye
Sigma 18-50mm f2.8
Nikon 50mm f1.8
Nikon AIS 55mm Micro f2.8
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR
Kenko 2x convertor
Monfrotto 190probx with 486rc2 head
Monfrotto Monopod


Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Oldboy on March 16, 2009, 10:31:45 AM
:-[ :-[ :-[

If oldboy is going to list his gear, then we need to open a new site completely :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

The problem is trying to remember what I've got!  :2funny:
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on March 16, 2009, 06:36:02 PM
:-[ :-[ :-[

If oldboy is going to list his gear, then we need to open a new site completely :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

The problem is trying to remember what I've got!  :2funny:

Well if you want to "lend" me some gear, then forget who you lent it to, you are more than welcome to send me some stuff -  :tup: :tup: ;D ;D :D
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Oldboy on March 17, 2009, 07:50:50 PM
:-[ :-[ :-[

If oldboy is going to list his gear, then we need to open a new site completely :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

The problem is trying to remember what I've got!  :2funny:

Well if you want to "lend" me some gear, then forget who you lent it to, you are more than welcome to send me some stuff -  :tup: :tup: ;D ;D :D
I would feel guilty doing that, incase the weight of carrying these lenses caused you a heart attack!!!!  ;D :legit:
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: anglefire on May 09, 2009, 07:08:27 PM
Just found this threaad too.

Bodies
EOS 5D
EOS 350D
EOS-1D Mark III

Lenses
EF85mm f/1.8 USM
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
EF17-40mm f/4L USM
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
EF70-200mm f/4.0L USM
EF400mm f/5.6L USM

Accessories
Speedlite 420EX
Speedlite 580EXII
Ring flash adapter
Manfroto 055B Tripod
Manfroto 3Way Head
Manfroto Monopod
Manfroto ball head.
Elinchrom Dlite 4 2head kit

And some other stuff!

Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: stevebedder on May 09, 2009, 07:51:28 PM
What a kit list!!

 :tup:
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Carlj on May 09, 2009, 11:52:49 PM
Sony A300
Minolta 5D (semi-retired)

Minolta/Sony 18-70mm
Vivitar 1.4x tcon
Sigma 70-300mm
Sigma 105mm macro
Tamron 200-500mm

Sony F36am wireless flash

Backache when carrying all the above...
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: jimthetrain on May 10, 2009, 08:13:13 PM
Wasn't going to comment in this thread but as everyone else is doing so here goes, ::)

Canon 40D + grip
Canon 1D mk ii
Sigma 28-300 f3.5-6.3 DG macro (not used anymore)
Sigma 70-200 f2.8 APO EX DG macro (not used anymore)
Sigma 1.4x convertor
Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6
Tamron 17-50 f2.8
Canon 50 f1.8 mk ii
Canon 100 f2.8 macro
Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS USM
Canon 430ex speedlite
Two tripods,monopod,bags,polarisers,various filters,remote cable,off camera flash cable etc.

Would like a big prime but even train drivers can't afford them. :D

  EDIT...    Ha Ha been messing with the swear filter have we ??
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Oldboy on May 10, 2009, 09:27:07 PM
:-[ :-[ :-[

If oldboy is going to list his gear, then we need to open a new site completely :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

The problem is trying to remember what I've got!  :2funny:
OK. Here is the shorter version.  :-X
Minolta RD3000 plus three lenses.
Nikon D70, D200 and D3.
Nikon lenses:
12-24mm F4
14-24mm F2.8
18-70mm F3.5-4.5
24-120mm F3.5-5.6 VR
50mm F1.4
60mm F2.8 Macro
70-200mm F2.8 VR
70-300mm F4.5-5.6
80-400mm F4.5-5.6 VR
105mm F2.8 VR Macro
300mm F4
400mm F2.8
Nikon 1.4 and 2x Converters
Sigma Lenses
17-35mm F4
55-200mm F4-5.6
70-300mm F4-5.6
50-500mm F4-6.3
Tokina
28-70mm F2.8

Nikon 600SB flash
Four Tripods, Monopole, Quantum Turbo compact battery, extra batteries for the D70, D200 and D3. Various screw-in filters and a square filter system. Six various size bags upto LowePro Trekker II. Plus other bits and bobs.
I sure there is some I might have forgotten.  ;D
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Mick on May 10, 2009, 09:40:22 PM
WTF, I must be in the wrong job or something.   :o

Here's my long list.  :-[  :'(

Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: moonlustie on May 12, 2009, 07:20:07 PM
Oh my word how inadequate do I feel  :2funny:

Fuji Finepix S6500fd
Nikon D40 with 18-55mm kit lens
Velbon monopod

Just been given my Dad's old cameras but wouldn't have clue whether they are usable or how to  :D

Kodak Brownie 127
Regal Miniature (made in USA)
Sanwa - Mycro III A
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: greypoint on July 30, 2009, 06:57:57 AM
After a bit of ebaying, down to

Nikon D300
Sigma 17-70mm
Nikon 70-300mmvr
 Nikon 70-210mm
Tokina 400mm
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Chris P on August 03, 2009, 09:51:07 AM
Nikon D90
Nikon MB-D80 Grip
Nikon 18-105mm VR
Nikon 70-300 VR
Nikon 35mm f/1.8
Sigma 10-20mm
Calumet 7300 Tripod
Nikon cable release
Various Formatt/Kood filters
Crumpler Muffin Top 7500
Lowepro Nature Trekker II AW
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: picsfor on September 01, 2009, 10:33:04 AM
Oh go on then...

Canon 5D MkII + Canon 30D in reserve
17-40 f4L
24-105 f4L IS USM
70-200 f4L IS ISM
50 f1.8 mkII
100 f2.8 macro USM
2x converter
Extension Tubes

580 exII
Studio Light Set with 3 heads
Studio Backdrops

Nikon Coolpix 7900 + Underwater Housing for snorkelling and scuba diving. Also good for walking along a beach. Waterproof hoousing almost small enough to fit in a pocket but waterproof enough to save a camera that falls into the water!

looking to upgrade 30D to another 5D MkII and get the 100-400L - but wife wants holiday, new furniture, clothes, possibly a healthy extension to her redundant and not keen to go back to work status.

Could get ugly in our house  ;D

All we need now is that guy form the UEA who has almost everything Canon are producing...
Oh yeah and for Jonathan to come clean...
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: SimonW on September 01, 2009, 11:23:27 AM
I love my K10D, the way it handles and has all the options I need (not being interested in scene modes or video), with the kit 15-55 lens and the 50-200. The pop-up flash is sometimes handy, but a more powerful one is on my wish list.

However, I still like my 2003 vintage Canon Ixus 400 too, for easy carrying everywhere, and parties where the SLR might be too obtrusive. It's "only" 4Megapixels, but I can use a 100% sized crop of part of the image for web publication with no visible noise - something my wife's Fuji Z5D is not capable of even in bright light.
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Tommo on September 01, 2009, 02:11:59 PM
Here's my kit, might be dangerous if I were any good! :-\

Sony A300
Sony 18 - 70 (kit) F3.5-5.6
Sony 50 f1.8
Minolta 70-210 f4 (beercan)

Filters, spare batteries lowpro slingshot 200 & a dixon's special tripod.
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Jonathan on September 01, 2009, 03:15:40 PM
I sure there is some I might have forgotten.  ;D

3 bodies and 17 lenses?  Amateur......... :)
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Bigbill on September 01, 2009, 03:22:15 PM
Bodies
d50,d80,d300
lenses
50mm prime,85mm prime,Siggy70mm Macro,Tammy70-300 ,Siggy 10-20mm-18-35 kit,Nikkor 18-70mm,

Sb800 flash,RayFlash ring flash,

few filters etc etc

3 tripods(lost a few as well)

And a bag thats had cakes in ???

Shine On
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Nemesis on September 01, 2009, 03:32:03 PM
Crikey, haven't done this in a while...

Panasonic G1 + 14-45mm and 45-200mm lenses (newly acquired at the weekend)
Panasonic FZ28
Canon 300D  + various Canon, Sigma and Tamron lenses (this kit will now largely be retired from active service)
Canon G7
Canon A560
Olympus Mju-Mini
Fuji S9500
Fuji S602
Sherpa Tripod*

Yep, brand loyalty is everything to me!  TBH for my interests and needs I cannot see myself ever going down the DSLR route again.

* Not to mention 3 Jessops bipods, if only I had bought the same model I could have rebuilt two working tripods!
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Spiritflier on September 01, 2009, 05:28:39 PM
Lifted straight from my Flickr profile...

Canon EOS 40D + BG-E2N grip
Canon EOS 400D + BG-E3 grip
Canon G9 Powershot + 58mm adapter for filters etc.

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II
Sigma EX 30mm f1.4
Sigma EX 10-20mm f4-5.6
Sigma EX 18-50mm f2.8
Sigma EX 70-200mm f2.8
Sigma APO 150-500mm f5-6.3 DG OS
Canon EF 70-200mm F4 L
Canon EF-S 18-55 IS
Lensbaby 2.0 + macro lenses
Jessops Auto-extension tubes

Canon 430EX II Flash
Canon 430EX Flash
Metz AF-48 Flash
Canon ST-E2 Flash Commander
Marumi Ring Flash

Various umbrellas, reflectors, accessories and light stands

***

Olympus E400
Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6
Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6
Zuiko 35mm f3.5 Macro

Olympus OM1n and Zuiko 50mm f1.8 - The first 35mm SLR I ever owned!
Giottos MTL8350B Carbon Fibre tripod and Giottos MH1302-652 Series II Ball Head
Manfrotto 190XProB & 804RC2 and 484RC2 heads

Too many different camera bags to lug it all about in!
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Malcolm1938 on September 01, 2009, 08:00:14 PM
Olympus E510
Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6
Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6
Zuiko 35mm f3.5 Macro
Zuiko 70-300mm F4-5.6
Zuiko 50mm f1.8 with adapter

Canon S3 IS

Calumet 7100 Tripod
Small Studio Flash set up made up of Samples purchased for next to nothing from Far Eastern manufacturers
( ask for details )

All in a rather large Birthday present bag

What do I want next?  - Nothing really except some super photo opportunities...

Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Oly Paul on September 02, 2009, 08:55:41 AM
Ok I'll play :)

Bodies
Olympus E-1 + Grip
Olympus E-30 + grip
Olympus E510
Olympus E-420

Lenses

ZD 11-22   f2.8-3.5
ZD 14-42   f4-5.6
Zd 40-150  f4-f5.6
ZD 70-300  f4-5.6

Zd 50mm Macro f2
ZD 35mm Macro f3.5
ZD 25mm Pancake f2.8

FL 36 flashgun
Studio lights and backdrops(very old)
Two tripods
And a partridge in a peartree ( I'm not listing accesories)  :)


Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: wendoureecat on September 02, 2009, 10:20:08 AM
I'll join in the fun cause with what everyone else got I'm in the poorer section  ;D

Nikon D70s - which I love to bits but am saving for a D300
Tamron 18-200 lens
Tamron 90 macro
Sigma 10-20
Benbo Trekker Mk3 Tripod
Set 3 Kenko extension tubes
Polarising filter, ND filters, batteries, remote control
and a Minolta Dynax 500si which I keep loaded with b&w film with a 35-70 lens

It is all very well used and very loved  :tup:
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Simple on September 02, 2009, 11:57:44 AM
Nikon
n5005, D70, D300+MB-D10,
18-70.
50 f1.8
SB-800 flash
Sigma
 30 f1.4
 10-20
 50-500
Tamron
90mm macro
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Hybridphotog on September 02, 2009, 01:58:00 PM
Great, a thread for gearheads to turn up in their Relian Robins, and gawp at the mass of Ferraris. ;)

Here's my meagre list of equipment being (or having been) used, shamelesly copied from my weblog site..:
Digital
Canon 350D (no intention of upgrading it)
Canon 18-55 "kit" lens (*sigh*)
Canon 75-300 USM mk3 (*sigh* x2)
Sigma 18-125 (faulty focussing)
Sigma 105mm macro
Nokia N95-8GB cameraphone
Epson 4490 scanner
GIMP art package
Homebuilt PC (Ubuntu Linux operating system)

Film bodies
1938 Leica Standard
1946/1947 Leica IIIc
1974(?) Zorki-4K
Black FED-2 type-3
FED-4 type-2 (sluggish rangefinder mechanism)
1938 FED-NKVD type 1c
1964 Kiev 4
1975 Kiev 4a (surprisingly faultless)
1953 Kiev 2 (faulty shutter)
1976 Zenit E
Olympus OM-1 (missing rewind crank)
Olympus FTL

Misc film cameras
1963 Minolta Autocord twin lens reflex (stiff focussing lever, a common fault)
1934-36 Zeiss Ikon 850/16 “Coffeecan” twin lens reflex
Holga 120N (yessir, the king of the toy cameras)
Kodak Brownie 127 mk3
Olympus Trip 35
Olympus 35SP

Film lenses
1974 Jupiter-8 50mm M39 mount
1979 Helios 44-2 58mm M42 mount
Industar-61 (2.8/52) M39 mount
Industar-61 (2.8/53) M39 mount
KOMZ Industar-22 M39 mount
1960 5cm Russian Industar-22 lens M39 mount
1937 3.5cm uncoated Leica Elmar M39 mount
1964 53mm Jupiter-8M (also a 1975 version) Zeiss/Contax/Kiev mount
1959 5cm Jupiter-8 Zeiss/Contax/Kiev mount
Olympus 28mm f/2.8
Olympus FTL 50mm f/1.8
Olympus FTL 35mm f/2.8
Olympus FTL 135mm f/3.5
1938 FED 50mm f3.5 (only useable with early FED-NKVD bodies)

Accessories
KMZ/Russian multi-turret viewfinder
Leica Chrome VIDOM viewfinder (early reversed image)
Weston Master V lightmeter
Olympus extension tube 7
Olympus extension tube 14

I'll spare you the list of the darkroom equipment I've used, (or tried to, at least). ;)
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Graham on September 02, 2009, 05:18:58 PM
  Ooh, I see you have a Minolta Autocord!
                                                       I've just sent a film off to be dev & scanned. I think mine's a little older than your's :P. The focus lever seems fine to me. It came with a hood, polarising filter, instruction book and one of those "Neverready" cases (Which needs re-stitching.).
                                                       I paid £50.00, ok tell me I was robbed! >:(. I think it was worth it just to put on the shelf and look at.
                                                       If the film comes out ok I'll be picking your brains about light meters. ( you've been warned!)
                                                                       Graham. :)
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Hybridphotog on September 02, 2009, 11:00:58 PM
  Ooh, I see you have a Minolta Autocord!
Yup. My first TLR, and I bought it in the Bolton camera club annual auction night. I think I paid £35 for it, and had to out-bid the club president who's a collector of TLR cameras.
                                                       I've just sent a film off to be dev & scanned. I think mine's a little older than your's :P. The focus lever seems fine to me. It came with a hood, polarising filter, instruction book and one of those "Neverready" cases (Which needs re-stitching.).
The other problem the Autocords suffered was that the focussing lever was made from a soft metal, and was prone to snapping off... beware of this, eBay buyers!

One thing about the Autocords though, rumour has it that Minolta used a Rolliecord as the design template, and improved the design for the Autocord. The biggest improvement was that the film fed from top to bottom, so as to stop the common problem of mid-frame film kink that some (most?) Rolliecords had.

You can get a rough age of the camera by visiting http://www.wctatel.com/web/crye/a-cord.htm (http://www.wctatel.com/web/crye/a-cord.htm).
                                                       I paid £50.00, ok tell me I was robbed! >:(. I think it was worth it just to put on the shelf and look at.

                                                       If the film comes out ok I'll be picking your brains about light meters. ( you've been warned!)
                                                                       Graham. :)
No problem. :)
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Graham on September 03, 2009, 05:46:05 AM
  Thanks for that Dave. :tup:
                       Graham.
PS  1961  according to that link.
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Sandy on September 06, 2009, 10:05:25 PM
Glad to see there are some other Pentax cameras I have the new Pentax K7 I upgraded from a Pentax K10D and I have a few lens. Pentax 16-50 F2, Pentax 50-135 F2, Tamron 90 and a sigma wide angle 12-24

Sandy
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: minky_monkey on September 13, 2009, 02:00:55 PM
Current kit:

Canon 40D + Grip
Canon 350D + Grip
Nikon P5100 compact
Sigma 10-20
Tamron 28-75mm 2.8
Canon 50mm 1.4
Canon 70-200 F4 IS L
Canon 100-400 IS L

ND 8,4
ND Grads 8,4
Welding glass (£1) ;D
2xCPs

Manfrotto 055 xbpro
Lightweight Manfrotto tripod
And a Man.  Monopod.

CS4 with variious plugins.
Elements 5
And DPP
Epsom R265
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Hybridphotog on September 13, 2009, 08:05:16 PM
[...]
Welding glass (£1) ;D
[...]
Welding glass? A sort of makeshift ND filter?
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: minky_monkey on September 13, 2009, 08:16:30 PM
That`s the fella!  There was a group of us that bought a very dark welding mask glass, they`re roughly the same size as a cokin filter. Bought as a novelty item really, they give a very strong colur cast to the shot but give some interesting long exposures.

Cheaper than a 10stop B&W!! 
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: CML-1591 on September 21, 2009, 03:26:17 PM
My Kit:

400D
28-105mm II 3.5-4.5
Battery grip and Hannel battery
Jessops Extension tubes
Giottos tripod and ball head

Borrow off dad:

5D
siggy 24-70 2.8 Macro thingy
17-40 L USM
100mm 2.8 macro
430 EX flash
flash cord
70-300

Laying around the house:

Zorki-4
Lubitel 166 TLR  (Anyone know how to work such a thing?)
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Hybridphotog on September 21, 2009, 06:01:55 PM
[...]
Lubitel 166 TLR  (Anyone know how to work such a thing?)
Yup. ;)

The prongs and stuff scattered around the taking lens is possibly the most intimidating thing you'll see. Have a read of the manual found here (http://www.butkus.org/chinon/russian/lubitel-166b/lubitel-166b.htm) for the "166B", or here (http://www.butkus.org/chinon/russian/lubitel_universal_166/lubitel_universal_166.htm) for a PDF for the "166 Universal".

Trust me... looking at a manual is much easier for this camera, than having someone telling you via text. :)
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: CML-1591 on September 21, 2009, 08:49:07 PM
[...]
Lubitel 166 TLR  (Anyone know how to work such a thing?)
Yup. ;)

The prongs and stuff scattered around the taking lens is possibly the most intimidating thing you'll see. Have a read of the manual found here (http://www.butkus.org/chinon/russian/lubitel-166b/lubitel-166b.htm) for the "166B", or here (http://www.butkus.org/chinon/russian/lubitel_universal_166/lubitel_universal_166.htm) for a PDF for the "166 Universal".

Trust me... looking at a manual is much easier for this camera, than having someone telling you via text. :)

Thanks Dave
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: spinner on September 23, 2009, 11:50:08 AM
Found an old Kodak Instamatic in the drawer over the weekend. Has film in it too. Local photo printer says they don't have the equipment to process the cartridges anymore.  :'( Oh well I'm thinking of buy a couple of display boxes and mounting the camera as "memorabilia". That one and my KM D5 that I cooked the sensor on.  :'(
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: Jonathan on September 23, 2009, 03:56:43 PM
Other people know more about this than me......but if it's a 126 Instamatic you may be in luck.

IIRC it's similar to 35mm enough that you can IN THE DARK (like a changing bag) smash open the cartridge, wind it right onto the spool and put it in a film pot.  Then tell the lab to drop it in C41.

But there's a chance I'm wrong on that.  Or that it's a 110 Instamatic.
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: jimthetrain on September 23, 2009, 06:10:12 PM
Cleared out the garage yesterday and found my first real film camera. A Rank Aldis. It has a fixed lens but you can screw in filters on the front. Used to be my fathers and I've had it for 35yrs at least.
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: krennon on September 25, 2009, 03:48:10 PM
My Kit

Kodak CX330 3.1mp compact (my first digital camera) and love it, used it do a wedding shoot with {don't freak Jonathan  ;)} and got a very very decent 10x8 out of it that I converted to B&W then sepia toned and that went in the front of the B&G album as well as the other 30-40shots I printed gave them a disk as well with all the shots on though)

Sony A350
Sony 18-70 3.5-5.6
Sony 70-200 4 - 5.6
Sandisk Extreme III 4gb CF card
Hama Tripod (Birthday pressie from the wife)
Manfrotto Monopod (free when I subscribed to DC Mag)
Centon Bag
Elements 5

and now just got a "White Balancer" from this weeks AP, am still waiting as well for a reflector which was free when I subscribed to Photography Monthly....might have to look into where I stand on that as technically I am sure they are in breach of contract...different issue though
On the wish list- more memory, another battery (or 2), a flash gun, battery grip, cable remote, wireless remote, a rucksack type bag, a circ pol (may be an issue though as the focusing ring on the Sony's is on the front of the lens) and an upgrade to Elements 7 (as CS4 is waaaaaay out of my price range) and if there's any left over maybe some Cokin/Lee type filters and if I really had money the 70-400 f2.8 (£1229.00 at the moment)
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: minky_monkey on October 01, 2009, 08:49:23 PM
Current kit:

Canon 7D
Canon 40D + Grip
Canon 350D + Grip
Nikon P5100 compact
Sigma 10-20
Tamron 28-75mm 2.8
Canon 50mm 1.4
Canon 70-200 F4 IS L
Canon 100-400 IS L

ND 8,4
ND Grads 8,4
Welding glass (£1) ;D
2xCPs

Manfrotto 055 xbpro
Lightweight Manfrotto tripod
And a Man.  Monopod.

CS4 with variious plugins.
Elements 5
And DPP
Epsom R265

Now with added 7D...
Title: Re: My Kit
Post by: chris@seary.com on October 02, 2009, 08:40:27 PM
Nikon D60
Nikon FE
Nikon F60
50mm 1.8 AF-D
35mm 1.8 AF-S
85mm 1.8 AF-D
135 3.5 (AIS)
35mm 2.5 (Series E)
100mm 2.8 (Series E)
18-70 DX
55-200 DX
70-300 Siggie
SB600
SB900

Funny, I was thinking about buying myself some kit after my last client paid me. Believe it or not, I couldn't think of anything to buy!

Now, will OldBoy need a separate thread for this one?    ;D