Home · Register · Search · View Winners · Software · Hosting · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username   Password

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | Canon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1
       2       3       4       5       end
  

Archive 2013 · A minimalist kit...
  
 
anthonygh
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #1 · A minimalist kit...


I have been on this site for a few years now and I am continually astonished at the amount of kit some people have...some put my local camera shop s/h dept to shame.

Some posters, in my opinion, are clearly boasting about what they can afford...others seem to 'need' some genuine exotica.

So...for something different...how about a minimalist thread...what is the least amount of kit needed to create decent images? And be happy?

As it happens..I am just charging up the batteries on the grip for my EOS 3 and I will probably be using it with a 5D and 50mm 1.4 plus 85mm 1.8 plus the 14-40L for a studio shoot on monday.....I could get out some MF gear as well but this will do fine......I am hoping for a set of A3 prints...mainly B+W.

Just to put this in context...what I am using is a small part of my gear as well.....I really need to downsize and get back to basics....I know it however...not that I like it. Parting with stuff will hurt...I still have the two Canon SLRs I bought in the late 60s when at art school...they still work! I might even use one on the Monday shoot...



Mar 31, 2013 at 02:27 AM
gome1122
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #2 · A minimalist kit...


I'm pretty sure I could do good with a 10D and a 50 f/1.8. Not saying I'd love it but I could work it.


Mar 31, 2013 at 02:54 AM
alexdi
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #3 · A minimalist kit...


My kit is a 5D II, 16-35/2.8, and 100/2. There are other lens, but if they all disappeared I wouldn't notice. It's a pity there's not a 50-135/2.

For a real minimalist kit, I'd get rid of all this heavy crap and buy a Sony NEX.



Mar 31, 2013 at 03:44 AM
Ben Horne
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #4 · A minimalist kit...


I've shot the vast majority of my images over the past 4 years with a wooden box and just two lenses. It doesn't take much folks....


Mar 31, 2013 at 03:45 AM
EB-1
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #5 · A minimalist kit...


anthonygh wrote:
I have been on this site for a few years now and I am continually astonished at the amount of kit some people have...some put my local camera shop s/h dept to shame.

Some posters, in my opinion, are clearly boasting about what they can afford...others seem to 'need' some genuine exotica.

So...for something different...how about a minimalist thread...what is the least amount of kit needed to create decent images? And be happy?


That depends tremendously on the variety of subjects one shoots.

EBH



Mar 31, 2013 at 04:04 AM
Gochugogi
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #6 · A minimalist kit...


I carry around an Oly E-P3 with 17mm pancake everyday. Sorta an iPhone on steroids but without iTunes or Siri...


Mar 31, 2013 at 04:06 AM
Pixel Perfect
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #7 · A minimalist kit...


FF + (16-35 + 24-70 + 70-200) f/2.8


Mar 31, 2013 at 04:13 AM
Access
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #8 · A minimalist kit...


The two I use are either the OM-D with the 14mm f/2.5, 20mm f/1.7, 45mm f/1.8; which is the smallest, or a FF body with the 40mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.8 (which is maybe twice the size). Both of these are fine for when I want to be as mobile as possible.


Mar 31, 2013 at 04:22 AM
loosh
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #9 · A minimalist kit...


Some people have huge kits because they like it. It's like buying a $60,000 boat to bass fish - you don't need it, but it sure is fun.


Mar 31, 2013 at 04:30 AM
erikburd
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #10 · A minimalist kit...


I have a modest kit, but I could easily live with my 450D + 18-55mm lens if needed. I've done this for many trips.

I recently rented a 6D + 24-105L for a trip to Kauai - that was a beast by comparison! At least the IQ made up for the added weight.



Mar 31, 2013 at 04:45 AM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



ComicDom1
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #11 · A minimalist kit...


Honestly it depends what you shoot, but for years when we shot film, a lot of us started with a 50mm lens and that was it! We zoomed with our feet and learned to use what we had.

Today, if you want the minimum to get buy but take good pictures I would suggest the 24-105mm L F4 IS lens and the 70-200mm F 2.8 mm L IS lens. These to lenses should give just about anyone wide range of coverage with decent quality.

Jason



Mar 31, 2013 at 04:48 AM
James Taylor
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #12 · A minimalist kit...


5DMkIII + 35L + 85L = Just about the perfect portraite kit.


Mar 31, 2013 at 05:24 AM
stan23
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #13 · A minimalist kit...


90% of the time, I just carry my Sigma DP2s. Nothing simpler.


Mar 31, 2013 at 05:38 AM
Gunzorro
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #14 · A minimalist kit...


How happy?

I can't really draw a line in the sand and say that I'd be happy at that point. But at what point could I cover most eventualities and be satisfied? I'd say a 5D2 with 24-105 and 580EX II is the bare minimum at this point.

I'd prefer to keep the 16-35L II, 24 TS-E II, 50/1.2L, 100L macro, and maybe the 100-400L, with a 1Ds3 as second camera.

Then again, the 16-35L II, 50/1.2L, and the 28-300L IS would be pretty sweet to cover it all. Almost.

I seriously don't know if I could be happy.

I might have a problem.

All I know is that I'm happier and happier with my photos the more quality gear I've acquired and learned how to use. Keeps things fresh and exciting.

Edited on Mar 31, 2013 at 05:44 AM · View previous versions



Mar 31, 2013 at 05:41 AM
ultimaterowdy
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #15 · A minimalist kit...


my kit is just what I need. 5d3 + 24-70 + 70-200/2.8 + 1.4x + 50 1.8.

ok I wish I had the 100L macro. and that lamp shade. that's all I need.



Mar 31, 2013 at 05:42 AM
voltaire
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #16 · A minimalist kit...


Canon G12 if I don't feel like carrying the pro bodies. Looking forward to an SL-1 with a 35mm 1.4 or 50 1.2 or worse case with the 24-70 f/2.8 II.


Mar 31, 2013 at 05:58 AM
15Bit
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #17 · A minimalist kit...


My walk around is a Fuji X10, and reckon I've taken more shots with that in the last few months than with my SLR.

Funnily enough I regard my SLR setup as expensive, but everything I have cost less than some lenses. Its just about perspective.



Mar 31, 2013 at 06:27 AM
StillFingerz
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #18 · A minimalist kit...


Other then my 1st camera, each basic kit Film/MF, Film/AF and Digital/AF has initially included 3 primes, a 24 or 28, 50 and 100 macro...after near 4 decades I'm sure happiness could be found with any of those combo's without many tears.

Today Canon's G12 would be more then usable and so far it's IQ has made me pretty happy. It and a few accessories stuffed in a Retrospective 10, a few granola bars and water bottles, are a pretty nice setup

Now completely spoiled, my 'really happy kit' consists of a Domke F2, 40D, EF-S 10-22, 50 f1.4, 100 f2.8L IS and a 70-200 f4L IS, 1.4x TC, 12/25mm tubes and a 580EX II. Substitute a 6D for the 40D, 17-40 f4L for the 10-22 and I'd be just fine

So all I really need to do is pick-up a 6D



Mar 31, 2013 at 06:37 AM
nWmR12
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #19 · A minimalist kit...


Depends upon what I am doing for travel it would be, 5D3 24-105 + 35 1.4 + 85 1.8 (also depends what I plan on shooting on the trip)
Casual shooting 5d3 + 5dc + 35L + 135L



Mar 31, 2013 at 06:49 AM
jj_glos
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #20 · A minimalist kit...


I shoot far too wide a range of subjects to be happy with a minimalist kit. I actually need to add a a long lens at the moment. I'll only take what I need for a trip, and I guess overall I could drop to a kit of FF, 35, 85, 135 and a 70-200 mkII with both mkII extenders, but would I be happy?....


Mar 31, 2013 at 08:49 AM
1
       2       3       4       5       end




FM Forums | Canon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1
       2       3       4       5       end
    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username   Password    Retrive password