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03-19-2010, 10:59 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
Like others have written, I change lens when I need to However, I find that more and more, I try to work with what is on the camera. It makes me explore angles that I would not have tried otherwise.
That's one of my basic habits. I may have the FA100-300 or a manual 200mm on my K20D; the Ameribag may hold the DA 10-17, FA50/1.4, and manual 24/2.8 and 35/2.8; and 85/2, or 90/2.8 macro if I'm bug-hunting, or 135/2.8, or 500/8 mirror. (I hate vests, they make me sweat, especially in Guatemala.) Whatever lens is on, I use it as much as possible until impelled to do something different.

QuoteOriginally posted by Urkeldaedalus Quote
I don't know if this is an option for you, but using two cameras does help limit the number of times you need to change lenses.
And sometimes my ZX-M will be also be around my neck, with its default 21/3.5 hyperfocused for maximum DOF. And my good 5mpx Sony DSC-V1 is handy, ready for stills or video.


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03-19-2010, 11:05 AM   #17
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As far as thee bag goes, I use Lowe Pro Slingshot 100AW. It takes K10D+grip and all 5 lenses if needed.
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I typically have 5 lenses with me: 15, 28, 40, 70, and 135. I carry them (and my camera) in a Kata DC 439, which is about the physically smallest bag that can accomodate them all. It requires some stacking of lenses, so I try to kee the ones I expect to need in any given setting on top.

As for how often I change lenses, that's a hard question to answer. Depends on my whims. I can and do choose to not change at all, just make what I have on work. Or I'll pick two lenses and switch betwene them periodically, shooting with one until I get tired of it, then switching to the other. Prime users certainly don't change lenses as nearly fast as the average zoom user might imagine (eg, every time a zoom user would turn the zoom ring). I don't know, if I'm at a place a couple of hours and shooting on and off during that time, maybe half a dozen lens changes on average (sometimes less, sometimes more).
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QuoteOriginally posted by rustynail925 Quote
I think zooms are a must for photojournalists
different subjects and sometimes the subjects are moving away from them
And yet, go figure, newspapers and magazines managed to print photos for decades before zooms became viable.

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Go to see the movie "College of Our Life", which is about the photography.

In this movie, the character carry with the Canon NF-1 with 3 lens, 50mm 1.4 on the camera, 35/2 and 135mm in the pocket.

Change them into a ASP-C size, I think 21mm, 35mm and 100mm Macro will enough for all situations.

If Pentax would release a FF D-SLR, I'd recommend FA 31, 43, 77, these 3 princess lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
And yet, go figure, newspapers and magazines managed to print photos for decades before zooms became viable.
Peter Parker managed to get INCREDIBLE photos of Spiderman with a totally manual SLR and slow 50 2.8.

As a matter of fact, he was able to do this even before SLRs were invented.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
And yet, go figure, newspapers and magazines managed to print photos for decades before zooms became viable.
It's not 1974 any more.
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QuoteOriginally posted by StephenMerola Quote
Do you have the k-7 grip? If so, does it fit in the Nova?
No, I don't have the grip. I don't believe it would fit in the bag.

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It's not 1974 any more.
You obviously haven't seen my haircut.
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You obviously haven't seen my haircut.
In 1974 I still had hair.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
In 1974 I still had hair.
In 1974 I was getting all of mine cut off. (Joined the Army, eh?) But I digress.

Last year, in an eBay frenzy no longer possible due to lack of funds, I bought a shoulder-bagful of stuff previously owned by a pipe-smoking midsize-city Midwestern newspaper photographer. The assortment of gear is instructive.

There was an M42 Fujica ST-701 body. There was the tank-like M42 Argus (Chinon) CR-3E body. There were M42 lenses: Sigma 24/2.8, Vivitar (Tokina) 35/2.8, Argus (Chinon) Auto-Cintar 55/1.7, Vivitar (Komine) 90/2.8 macro, and Suntar 135/2.8. Also a M42 Vivitar 2X TC.

There was the Yashica GSN Electro 35 rangefinder with 45/1.7 lens. Also a Sekonic light meter, two Vivitar flashes, pro neck straps, misc other stuff (filters, etc). That's a pretty complete working kit. Averaged, the bodies & lenses & bag & meter & flashes cost me US$3 each. THREE BUCKS EACH! I use them.

What does that line-up mean? He probably had Plus-X in the Fuji, Tri-X in the Argus-Chinon, and Ektachrome in the Yashica. He's set to cover many kinds of stories -- he had wides (24 and 35) for tight spaces, a Fast 50 for low light, the 90 macro doubles for trinkets and portraits, and he can reach with the 135 and TC. The Yashica is for Sunday magazine shots.

Translate those for APS-C: 16/2.8, 24/2.8, 37/1.7 (35/2), 60/2.8 (58/2), 90/2.8, and a 2x TC. And a P&S with a fast, wide-normal lens. There's your working kit.

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