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Anyone else here into photography/cameras?

I started off with a Canon T2i after a few compact Canons back in 2011. After a few years of not knowing what I was doing and collecting rather crappy kit lenses (Canon EF-S 18-55mm kit, 55-200mm kit, Sigma 75-300mm Macro OS lens, Sigma 10-22 f/3.5-5.6) I finally took someones advice and bought a Sigma 18-35mm Art lens. After that I started to figure out what the heck I was doing and how Aperture/shutter speed/ISO affect the image.

I sold my T2i and got a Canon 100D a couple years ago because I wanted something lighter, but realized the Sigma Art lens was just too heavy. Went to an Olympus E-M1 and fell in love with it. Also had a Sony RX-10 (great camera but just didnt really feel right - too electronic) and an LX-100 for walking around (the LX100 is a great camera too!).

Kind of interested to see what others have, and maybe went they wish they had :D
 

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Was wondering when this thread was going to get started!

I started on Nikon cameras but just felt the Canon's of the same price were better.

Currently, I have a Canon EOS Rebel SL1 and I love it. Currently have a 40mm lens, a 24mm (I think, I'd have to look) lens and the standard kit lens. Used to have fisheyes for the Nikon and whatnot but sold those when I moved to Canon.

Sample Images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/xjg/

 
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Ah I forgot when I had the 100D (SL1 by another name) I also picked up the 40mm pancake and Nifty-Fifty. The 100D always gave me issues with autofocus, especially when shooting wide open on the Nifty-Fifty and Sigma Art. The !00D+40mm pancake seemed to have no trouble hitting though. That was a really really great combo for walking around, crazy light and compact.

The second image is with the fisheye on Nikon I take it?
 

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Ah I forgot when I had the 100D (SL1 by another name) I also picked up the 40mm pancake and Nifty-Fifty. The 100D always gave me issues with autofocus, especially when shooting wide open on the Nifty-Fifty and Sigma Art. The !00D+40mm pancake seemed to have no trouble hitting though. That was a really really great combo for walking around, crazy light and compact.

The second image is with the fisheye on Nikon I take it?
You are correct with the fisheye! Was taken during a trip in Japan. I haven't had any issues with my SL1 yet. It's about 100x better than the Nikon I had originally that's for sure! You have any images with your current camera?
 

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I can pitch in to this. I own an Olympus OM-D E-M5, which I purchased a few years ago in anticipation of a trip to Nepal. It's a Micro Four Thirds camera, and better yet the body is actually dust and weather-proof - handy when traveling, though you have to pair it with a similarly-rated lens whenever you're depending on the durability.

My online gallery is a mix of camera and smartphone photos (iPhone 4S and 6 Plus), but all the photos from Nepal (and most of them generally) are from the E-M5. You can see some example photos (all unretouched) in the "Photography" dropdown of my website - a few example photos would be below, though these are compressed, so bear that in mind:







Olympus has since updated the line, and I'm not sure what the camera landscape looks like presently - but I am a big fan of the camera, and recommend it highly! One of the best purchases I have ever made.
 

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I shot most of my pictures not related to documenting casemods or hardware with a Canon Powershot G10 which was remarkably good for it's size:


Don't remember where in Portugal


Lisbon


Last year I bought an upgrade in the form of a Sony A6000 with kit lens and macro lens:


Doge


Buzz buzz buzz

I'm eyeing for a new default lens, because the 16-50mm kit lens is terrible in image quality. I wish they had good pancakes but they are terrible too. So probably I'll be getting a Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens in the future.

Way before these cameras I also had a Sony Cybershot F828 and before that a Sony DSC-P72 so I've been clicking digitally for a while.
 
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all of my article review shots are taken with a $50 Nikon point and shoot, propped up on a box or handheld... Yeah

a better camera is due at some point this year, not sure when though, there are a few changes that affect my budget coming soon.

edit: This camera or one very similar (im on the bus heading to work at the moment so cant confirm!) http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/coolpix/a/a100/
 

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Trying to edit at least one photo a day to post to my flickr since I have thousands in my archives I've never touched for some reason. Hasn't been going so well lately, I'm probably averaging 3-5 photos a week, if that.

Eyes of theCity was taken in Tokyo while I was there in 2012.
Smoke And Wide Lines was taken at MSP, a race track in the Aomori Prefecture in Northern Japan.
 
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I just like scrolling through great photos random people have taken.

It's also really neat to just consider all the places we seem to have been, collectively, with our digital eyes.
 
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all of my article review shots are taken with a $50 Nikon point and shoot, propped up on a box or handheld... Yeah

a better camera is due at some point this year, not sure when though, there are a few changes that affect my budget coming soon.

edit: This camera or one very similar (im on the bus heading to work at the moment so cant confirm!) http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/coolpix/a/a100/
Don't forget good lighting.
 

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The bridge is a famous one in Chengdu, JiuYuanQiao (9 hole bridge) and one of the older buildings in the city. I think it was built during the 1600 or 1700s. It's a pretty easy bridge to take pictures of because it has long open boardwalks along the sides of the river and is lit up so well.
 

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You all make me want to travel so much! XD Oh well. I would just take a Fujifilm X70 or a Ricoh GR with me if I did.
 
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A photo from a friends party

And another towards the end of the day!

And lastly, A N64 controller that I pulled apart and cleaned with q-tips and alcohol for 2 hours :D The OCD is real hahah.
 

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This thread is dangerous...luckily I've already been full circle on the buying L lenses and FF bodies and now realize that 300 bucks can make timeless pictures so long as 2/3 of that is allotted to light modifiers :)
 

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Just picked up a 25mm Zhongyi Mitakon f/0.95 lens. Will post pictures this weekend :D

The purple fringing is pretty horrific, and the bokeh is a bit busy. We'll see how it does in normal use!
 

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That's got to be a challenge to use on the go and without autofocus.

Samyang is picking up momentum, they have a 14mm f/2.8 with autofocus for the Sony E-mount scheduled for september, I'm hoping the price is OK.