1. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony My gear plan for professional action pet & portrait pet photography

    Hello, I have hinted on this for some time on the forum here and there. I have been doing lots of research, started watching tutorials and guides to professional work and pet photography (and will continue to do so). In simple terms, by summer 2023, I want to offer action and portrait...
  2. Alf

    Fuji The trouble with gear, once.

    You know you have a problem when the shiny new gear looks very much like the shiny old one. Or not: case in point, my old GX9 was afraid of the dark, even with good lenses, and I jumped ship looking for a sensor to follow what I like to shoot. So this week I went to evening time concerts...
  3. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2022 - gear shots

    Since quite a few have already shown their gear: Why not put together a little collection of this year? Add one or more images of your chosen gear to this thread. M.
  4. MoonMind

    Fuji New Fuijfilm gear ...

    Fujifilm's making a serious attempt to knock it out of the park: Let the drooling begin ;) I for one don't mind admitting that I'm impressed by more or less...
  5. Brownie

    Borne of the Acquisitions thread, "I have my Dad's (Mom's, Uncle's, Grandpa's, etc.) Camera Gear"

    @MountainMan79's post and responses from @JensM and I in the Acquisition thread got me to thinking. Many of us had parents, grandparents or other relatives that were into photography. And like us, some were heavily into it while others were casual users. The result is that a few of us have been...
  6. L

    Leica Interesting Video: Sold all his gear to switch to Leica

    I like the parallel between Leica cameras and his Air Jordans: the shoes don't make him a better player, but he has more fun playing. Personally, I think, I too have gotten to the point of having too much gear ( :oops: ) and it either sits unused or gets in the way...
  7. mike3996

    GAS What was your best purchase of 2021?

    A mixture of acquisition/gear review! I scanned a topic of this sort on a photo forum somewhere, but I can't now remember what forum and where. So, looking back to 2021. What single piece of gear that you bought was the highlight purchase of the year for you? To me it was the 175 € Fuji...
  8. M

    A gear joke - What's a Pirate's favorite Sony body?

    Some think it's the R. But it's really the C. Happy Holidays everyone!
  9. Kevin

    Are there any current examples of high-end photography gear being white labeled by a less expensive brand?

    The Film - Words Have No Meaning Anymore thread got me thinking about the early days of digital photography where there was a lot of brands out there licensing products from well known camera vendors in order to 'white label' them with putting their own branding on it. Walking into stores back...
  10. mike3996

    GAS GEAR: Please Share your Latest Disposals Big and Small

    I sold the PanaLeica 15mm f/1.7 today. It's a fine lens and was an object of desire for a long time. But in my hands I couldn't meaningfully make it work for me.
  11. kyteflyer

    Pentax Broke out the old gear.

    Doo doo doo lookin’ out my back door :) K200D + Tamron 70-300.
  12. doobs

    Selling gear

    With the X-Pro2 that Santa bought, I've decided I'm going to sell my X-Pro1 and X-T1. I'm exceedingly ambivalent about the 'bay nowadays, with the plethora of horror stories from sellers of camera gear. I see there is a for sale forum here, but was wondering what's currently seen as the "best"...
  13. Kevin

    Hot Deals! Amazon Prime Day 2020 Photography Gear!

    It's Amazon Prime Day 2020, time for bargains! 💸 Most of the deals are for limited times so grab them while you can. :D Here's the link to the "Camera & Photo" section of Prime Day 2020 listing all of the items as they become active...
  14. mike3996

    Here's my system for tracking personal gear history

    Begin End Buy Sell System Type FL equiv Gear 2006-Dec 0 Compact 35-140 Canon PowerShot A530 2017-Jun 2019-Sep 3000 (2750) Compact 28 Leica Q 2019-Sep 2020-Jan (2350) 1900 Canon EF ILC Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 2019-Sep 2020-Jan (150) 140 Canon EF Lens 40...
  15. mike3996

    Matt Granger 'That Nikon Guy' selling his Nikon gear

    Alongside Ming Theins announcement, this was another impactful bit of news on my feeds this week. So Matt has decided it's a good time to change gear he uses professionally. You may know he shoots pretty much all gear for review/youtube purposes but Nikon DSLR has been his professional core...
  16. agentlossing

    Oh My Gosh, I'm Such a Nerd... (Knives and Books)

    So an outdoorsy forum I'm also one has a thread titled "Knives and Books" and it's what you'd think, photos of a knife and a book together. It's just so nerdy that I had to participate, and I figured I'd post a few here as I make them. This is truly the height of internet culture. But I'm going...
  17. Biro

    Fuji X-Pro3 and My Fuji Gear

    Well, I surprised myself this week. I pulled the trigger on a barely used X-Pro3. It's due to arrive this weekend and I am looking forward to working with the camera - and comparing it to my X-Pro2. But my almost-impulse decision to jump on the deal (the price was just too good) has kicked...
  18. Jonathan F/2

    Gear consolidation - Anyone else thinking about it?

    Currently my main kit consist of Sony A7III mirrorless bodies and Nikon D750 DSLR bodies. I feel fortunate being able to run two separate systems, but eventually I want to consolidate due to the current pandemic. Currently I use my Sony bodies for portrait work and my Nikon bodies for event...
  19. rflove

    Leica Organizing gear

    When I moved into my condo, I had the closet designed & built and I'm generally happy with it. However using the shelves to store lenses, accessories, etc. proved to be a frustrating exercise. I order to find something, one needs to empty the shelf to see what's in the back and out of sight. The...
  20. grebeman

    Philosophy The Obsession with "gear"

    Just why do so many of us seem to acquire more and more "gear" in pursuit of photographs? Lets just look at one of my favourite photographers, James Ravilious. Although he studied at art school (under an assumed name since he was the son of a famous engraver Eric Ravilious) he was a self taught...
  21. bilzmale

    My camera gear rationalization strategy is under way (again!).

    About 3 or 4 years ago I decided to get out of mirrorless and just use fixed lens cameras. I settled on a Sony RX10 III for versatility and a Fuji X100T for its style. This was driven largely by my developing Parkinson's Disease and the resulting clumsiness - a sound decision. In the last...
  22. MoonMind

    What I've learned from owning "too many" cameras ...

    Man-in-the-middle attack ... I know the title may sound click-bait-y, but please bear with me for a moment if you, like me, are susceptible to the affliction we call "GAS" ... For us photography enthusiasts, chasing gear is almost as common a tendency as feeling dissatisfied with what we...
  23. depscribe

    Fuji Two pieces of equipment Fuji should make

    There are two things that Fuji could easily make (or, for that matter, a third party, with Fuji in mind) which would make life easier for us. The first is an X-E battery pack/grip. The camera is just too small for grownups to hold. I have grips for both of my X-E2s and for my X-Pro1, and...
  24. Armanius

    Gear head lover website!

    I just came across a website called Shotkit today where various photographers covering different types of photography discuss what gear they use, why they use it, and provide a little background about themselves. For the gear porn lovers, the photographers also post a photo of their gear (along...
  25. theoldsmithy

    Film Shoe-mounted light meter options?

    Hi all it would be quite nice to get a light meter that fits in the accessory shoe on my Zorki. The only ones I have seen on eBay are pretty expensive. Does anyone know of a cheaper option (say under £50)? Edit...turns out there are loads of cheap options. I just had to phrase the search correctly!
  26. theoldsmithy

    Sony New a6000 owner

    As per my thread on the UK Photography Show, I now have an a6000 with the 16-50 kit lens. I've also got an adapter to fit my old Russian Jupiter-8 50mm f2 lens so that should be fun! First couple of test shots below. Nothing fancy but the 16-50 gets closer than I thought it would, and seems...
  27. theoldsmithy

    Random thoughts from The Photography Show 2017

    I went along to Birmingham on Sunday to have a good look at all the cameras I haven't been able to try out. My main aim was to find a smallish camera with a largeish sensor :) My main criteria were: clarity of viewfinder and display; build quality; ease of accessing controls; weight and comfort...
  28. theoldsmithy

    Film Dynax 5

    Not bad for £12.52!
  29. Reciprocity Images

    Fuji Stolen FujiFilm XT-2 + Lenses (Rotterdam, Netherlands) PLEASE HELP!!!

    Hi fellow Fuji shooters… Yesterday morning (September 15) my camera bag with my entire kit was stolen from the Grote Markt outside of the Markthal in Rotterdam. My brand new Fujifilm X-T2 and five Fujinon XF lenses, Lee filters, etc were inside of a LowPro Event Messenger bag. All of my gear...