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Forum: "What to buy?" & "New to Me!"

Having trouble with your first purchase? Just pick up something new? This is the section for you. Ask for help in here or come here to brag about your new purchases.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: The GND and ND buyers Guide:

    Yes we had an old stickied thread in here that covered the same topic, but the confusion in that thread is why I've gone ahead and made a new thread...

    Started by jacobsen1, 05-19-2011 03:14 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Welcome to the "what to buy" and "new to me" board!

    Doing a little forum cleanup, it seems most people are doing their bragging here:...

    Started by jacobsen1, 12-11-2007 04:28 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: The Beginners Section!!

    So I decided it would be helpful to some of those who are starting out, by listing some basic starter equipment that I feel would be beneficial to...

    Started by subimatt, 11-30-2007 04:06 PM
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  1. Ditch the kit and get something else?

    Hi all, just looking for some thoughts. I've been talking with wifey, and we're considering changing things up, going from the Canon kit I've got...

    Started by thechickencow, 04-21-2014 10:41 AM
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  2. So... what to buy? Nikon D300 to... ?

    So I'm 'retiring' my awesome D300 after many years of faithful service. So what to replace it with? I'm leaning toward full frame. I mostly...

    Started by martel, 06-11-2014 11:23 AM
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    02-10-2017 08:54 AM Go to last post
  3. Panasonic's in-body IS + Oly lenses?

    Has anyone tried this? are they close to Oly's ibis? I'm looking to replace one or both of my kits with something that has better video, and i...

    Started by mordy, 01-23-2017 05:15 PM
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  4. Little strappy things for my camera

    I am looking for a wrist strap, something light but strong and not much more than a loop I could put over my wrist if I want or just grab it by hand...

    Started by thechickencow, 10-22-2016 03:04 PM
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    11-01-2016 08:43 AM Go to last post
  5. New to me (and Hello, it's been a minute)

    Hey everyone, are forums still a thing?I haven't checked in for a few, looks like there are still a few people posting. Anyway, I wanted to brag....

    Started by JERM, 10-05-2016 06:59 PM
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  6. Tamron 70-200 VC

    finally picked one up used off FM. my 1st fast 70-200 ever. i've been missing out. DSC_3467 by magspipes, on Flickr

    Started by migs, 04-30-2016 03:38 PM
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    05-02-2016 08:40 AM Go to last post
  7. Macro for the A7Rii Which one?

    So the options are to get the native FE 90mm which is excellent, but $1000. I'm also looking at a Sony 100mm f/2.8 for $450-500, Tamron 90mm USD for...

    Started by ppower, 02-01-2016 06:40 PM
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  8. Should I sell my Sony kit?

    Posting so that I can think out loud here and maybe get some input. The Nikon DL18-50 hasn't even been released, yet it has effectively shaken up...

    Started by ppower, 02-27-2016 04:40 PM
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    03-03-2016 08:41 PM Go to last post
  9. i think i got this nailed down... maybe...

    so. new camera time, wanna go team canon. 7D MkII (body only) Sigma 17-55mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM as my standard everyday lens Sigma 8-16mm...

    Started by nawoj, 02-21-2016 12:23 AM
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  10. Bag for NEX-5N

    I'm selling my big gear and downsizing to a NEX-5N. I figure I'll end up with 3 or 4 small lenses. I know nothing about the smaller bag options...

    Started by brian1971, 10-27-2011 05:19 PM
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  11. Wanted a film body I would keep forever...

    ...and here it is! Black Paint M6 TTL NSH #201 of 400. I added a Leicavit and paired it with my Konica M-Hexanon 50 f2. Just had to share.

    Started by Whitford, 08-14-2015 09:12 PM
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  12. MF short list (what to buy)

    So this Sony thing is almost set in stone (come on Ben!) Anyways, I was looking for suggestions for Manual focus lenses. I don't care too much...

    Started by a.hoglen, 08-03-2015 05:30 PM
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  13. Let's talk telephoto lens options...

    ok, this is something that's been on my mind since before I left canon... It's the same on most systems (some just have more choices). What do you...

    Started by jacobsen1, 12-20-2014 10:20 AM
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    12-27-2014 10:04 PM Go to last post
  14. Icon Question HELP???

    Hi everyone, it's been a long time since I've posted. You know how life gets; anyway, I really need some advice. So, yesterday my 30D broke.:diaf: It...

    Started by Rowan611, 03-03-2014 10:07 AM
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  15. Sony NEX 5t or Samsung NX300. Help decide

    Have my choice narrowed down to these to. Can get a great deal on both through BH Photo. Just can't decide which one. Was told about the forum from...

    Started by 22engine, 11-24-2014 04:44 PM
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    11-26-2014 07:46 PM Go to last post
  16. Overwhelmed

    On my off days I ran up to scope out some cameras. I didn't find any legitimate camera shops so I was stuck with Walmart and Best Buy. I wanted to...

    Started by TankerYanker, 11-19-2014 10:11 PM
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    11-20-2014 10:07 PM Go to last post
  17. Icon Question The Panasonic LX100?

    The reviews are in and it looks like a nice camera. Sure, its expensive, but if you take a good M4/3 body and add anything close to a wide and fast...

    Started by mordy, 11-19-2014 03:00 PM
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    11-20-2014 09:05 PM Go to last post
  18. G12 a good buy?

    My mom is taking me to Italy for three weeks in Sept. The whole trip is being paid for by my step dad cause he doesn't want to stay in hostels. He...

    Started by Bleufire, 07-31-2014 03:41 PM
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  19. Travel Setup

    Just booked flights to New Zealand (S. Island) and Australia (Cairns to Brisbane). Spending 30 days living out of a backpack. Thus begs the...

    Started by Damon, 06-03-2014 01:25 AM
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    06-08-2014 08:14 AM Go to last post
  20. wtb: dslr chest harness case.

    Like the title says. I'm looking for a dslr chest harness/case that I can put my camera in when I go for rides. I want to shoot more but I don't...

    Started by Bone, 07-26-2013 06:03 AM
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  21. M4/3 Users...Ideal Gh3 Setup?

    Ok. I have been having lots of fun with the NEX-5T and the Panny G6. Lot's to love with both and now I am seriously considering. going over to a...

    Started by rkane, 04-18-2014 12:58 PM
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    04-21-2014 05:21 PM Go to last post
  22. Anyone with Arca Swiss stuff they don't need?

    This may be a crazy question, but anyone have some Arca Swiss stuff kicking around that they don't need? I'm thinking a plate for a camera you don't...

    Started by Idjiit, 02-17-2014 09:09 PM
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  23. Icon Bigsmile Used OM-D EM-5

    I picked up a used EM-5 body for under $500 off ebay. I've dying to to play with one of these MFT bodies. I didn't want to go full boat since the 70d...

    Started by Drew84, 03-11-2014 11:48 PM
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  24. Anyone have experience with cheap stabilizers?

    This is what i am looking at. ...

    Started by rkane, 03-20-2014 07:49 AM
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    03-20-2014 09:16 PM Go to last post
  25. Icon Question Canon Bag vs. Fuji System

    Hey all, So I've been fortunate enough to be hired by a band going on tour this summer and I am having trouble deciding what exactly to bring with...

    Started by Whitford, 03-17-2014 11:15 PM
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  26. waving kitty GF1 Having issues, what to do?

    Do I pay Panasonic $310 to fix it? or do I get something else? There are so many Micro 4:3 options these days, my head spins. HALP!:wave:

    Started by The Monster, 03-11-2014 05:17 PM
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  27. Looking to switch to Sony from Canon

    So I have a Sony A7, A7R, FE 35mm FE 55MM, 24-70 and grip coming in a few days. Was interested to see the increases in MP and DR in the studio as...

    Started by edssti, 03-05-2014 11:04 AM
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  28. Cheap assed square filters - yay or nay?

    So, I've got a a couple things going on right now that point to needing a more sophisticated filter setup. I'm shooting more video and I'm gearing up...

    Started by Idjiit, 01-27-2014 09:08 PM
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  29. P&S to go skiing with me:

    OK, I've been headed this way for a while now, but I'm looking for a good P&S to take skiing with me. In the past I've skied with my 5D/5Dii/5Diii...

    Started by jacobsen1, 01-02-2014 11:44 PM
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  30. Christmas Photo Gadget Suggestions!

    Whether you're buying for yourself or forwarding this list on to people who need ideas for you.... ;) I figured I'd put together a list of the top...

    Started by jacobsen1, 12-01-2013 08:34 PM
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  31. Holiday Buying Suggestions (for non Photo people):

    This is the thread where we share ideas for our non photo gear headed friends for Xmas presents. I know I get asked quite often for suggestions as...

    Started by jacobsen1, 11-27-2013 09:29 PM
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  32. Am I crazy (vests again)???

    :diaf: OK, I've wanted a photo vest for a long time. I actually own one of those cheap humvee options from B&H (because they're $20 and I wanted...

    Started by jacobsen1, 11-17-2013 08:16 PM
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  33. New Studio!

    I have moved into my new space, and am pretty excited about it. I will be setting up my holiday sets this weekend, and am ready to book family and...

    Started by Mrs.COS, 11-15-2013 04:33 PM
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    11-19-2013 02:43 PM Go to last post
  34. Help me pick a long lens...

    OK, I've been struggling a bit with my long lens. I LOVE my 70-300 (tamron), especially for the money. But it's got no lens collar which has become...

    Started by jacobsen1, 06-03-2012 09:51 PM
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  35. Which Fuji?

    Due to a variety of recent events and my general dissatisfaction with photographing for money (some jobs notwithstanding), I'm very close to selling...

    Started by Markitos, 09-19-2013 05:37 PM
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  36. Picked up a new iMac

    27" baby, oh yeah. What an improvement over my 17" iMac from 2007. :cool:

    Started by Drew84, 10-22-2013 09:15 AM
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  37. sigma 85 1.4 vs nikon 135 f2

    looking for a longer prime. what would you do? current lenses 35 f2, 50 1.8d, 18-200

    Started by migs, 10-02-2013 01:26 PM
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  38. Pre ordered a 70d

    I said F*** it, the 50d has been acting up. Shutter hanging up during bursts, A/F acting all weird. Time to upgrade.

    Started by Drew84, 07-02-2013 01:52 PM
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    08-29-2013 09:19 AM Go to last post
  39. Which camera for the wifey?

    I am looking to get a new camera for my wife. Right now, she's using my old original Canon digital rebel. I have my 30D and we want to stay in the...

    Started by Berg, 08-18-2013 02:20 PM
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  40. Next Lens purchase

    So i'm getting rid of my 24-70 and I was planning on replacing it with a Sigma 35 1.4 and 85 1.4. But I am also kind of considering getting a...

    Started by a.hoglen, 08-19-2013 09:29 AM
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  41. Which is the best holster

    I need a bigger holster for larger the pro bodies. I had a think Tank, and liked it. But figured I'd see if there was something you guys like better.

    Started by BobbyT, 07-26-2013 05:43 AM
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  42. switching to Sony. Am I cray?

    I've been with Nikon since I got into the DSLR world 4 years ago with my D90. It is time to make some upgrades, and I've struggled and flip flopped...

    Started by ppower, 12-17-2012 10:28 AM
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  43. I need a laptop

    I'm leaving to go overseas in a few weeks. I am in need of a laptop to hold some photos and do some lightroom duties. How much am I looking to pay...

    Started by ModernMuseum, 06-03-2013 03:23 PM
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  44. Sachtler FSB-6 or Ace L - both 13LB max weight? Which one?

    Which one would you get? Sachtler FSB-6 or Ace L (new one with the carbon sticks) - both 13LB max weight??? They have the same max weigh limit. Ace...

    Started by haring, 05-16-2013 01:48 PM
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  45. Sachtler fluid head + tripod below $1800? Is it realistic?

    Is there a Sachtler fluid head + tripod below $1800? Is it realistic? I would like to use it for wedding cinematography. The weight load would not...

    Started by haring, 05-14-2013 10:07 PM
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  46. Sachtler Ace L TT 75/2 CF C Tripod, do you recommend?

    I am considering buying the new Sachtler Ace L TT 75/2 CF Carbon Fiber Tripod? Anybody using it? It has a new tripod leg which may be more...

    Started by haring, 05-14-2013 03:54 PM
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  47. Recommendation for one tripod for Photo and Video? hybrid solution? Which one?

    I am looking for a solution for a tripod system which I can use for photography AND videography for HDSLRs... I would like to shoot photography and...

    Started by haring, 05-09-2013 09:38 PM
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    05-11-2013 02:02 PM Go to last post
  48. 45mm Tilt Shift

    A guy here locally has a like new 45mm TS for $900. Was considering grabbing it for building and cemetery stuff. But I've never had a TS lens. I...

    Started by BobbyT, 04-26-2013 05:34 PM
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    05-09-2013 07:11 PM Go to last post
  49. WTB: gopro

    anyone selling a gopro let me know please. Or similar device...

    Started by Bone, 04-09-2013 10:59 AM
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  50. B&W 110 vs Lee Big Stopper

    Ok, I might just be "special" but I have a super hard time screwing the B&W 110 onto my lens in the field, and then getting the Lee adapter ring onto...

    Started by Katie47n, 04-02-2013 01:52 PM
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    04-03-2013 08:50 PM Go to last post

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