Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ideal Equipment

On my 101 Things to do in 1001 Days list, I have as #042. Put together ideal equipment situation. Maybe you're wondering why, since I'm already doing all the photography. Well, last year, I sold some of my equipment to help someone pay rent...and I MISS IT. As I've been scheming how to get it back, I've run into other options. There are some really great, sort of point and shoot cameras on the market. Cameras that are light and easy to carry. Cameras that are a little slimmer than my DSLR.

I use my iPhone A TON for all kinda things. But when I'm shooting portraits, it sits in my bag, being all neglected. I've pulled it out at a wedding reception and it just doesn't do what I need. Action photography is a limitation of the iPhone. So I still need to build a new kit anyway. Right now, I'm all about the 18-55mm kit lens. (SHH! Don't tell anyone!)

So I went on the line and gathered some screen shots of my dream kit, you know, in case you win the lottery and just wanna gift me some shit! But really, these are goals, honestly. I supposed, when I'm done saving for all the traveling I want to do and my wedding, and all the tattoos I want, I'll save for this stuff. Or I'll intersperse it with all the other things I need to save for...or I'll get rich! Anyway, to knock another item off my list, this is my ideal equipment situation...added to my Canon 50D with its kit lens, my tripod, my bounce flash, and my fabulous iPhone.

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  1. Yay! I got lucky and was gifted a Nikon D300 (I already had a D80) and lots of lenses. I just haven't gotten the opportunity to go out somewhere and just play with them, uninterrupted. I never planned to upgrade, honestly, I still kind of live by what a professor taught me, that the camera doesn't make the good photo, the photographer does. Then again, I understand the need for fitting equipment. Once Marion is a little more independent I'm breaking out ALL THE FILM cameras, some of which I have to make film for, and maybe I'll finally shoot with my glass plate camera. Ahh, dreams...

    Have you checked pawn shops? Josh is a photographer and sold a LOT of equipment at a pawn shop and it's a pretty common thing to find around here. Might could get something good really cheap.

    1. There are some reputable shops in NEOhio where I'd be comfortable buying used. Their prices are usually not worth buying used, though. I'd buy film cameras from them, but I would buy my equipment online.