what photography related item did you buy this week?

Michael Houston

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Picked up a Panny GF7 super-cheap, partly I think because it's pink. Made, I think, for a younger girl - pretty much the opposite of me. Don't care about the leatherette as much as the image. At least, that's how I feel today. We'll see how I feel when I actually have it in my hands...
 

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Picked up a Panny GF7 super-cheap, partly I think because it's pink. Made, I think, for a younger girl - pretty much the opposite of me. Don't care about the leatherette as much as the image. At least, that's how I feel today. We'll see how I feel when I actually have it in my hands...
You could always buy a short skirt and some thigh boots, Michael. The camera won't look so silly then, surely? :D
 

Darmok N Jalad

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Picked up a Panny GF7 super-cheap, partly I think because it's pink. Made, I think, for a younger girl - pretty much the opposite of me. Don't care about the leatherette as much as the image. At least, that's how I feel today. We'll see how I feel when I actually have it in my hands...
Hey, at least you won't lose it in the tall grass.
 

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On this past Sunday's trip to the trail, I attempted (unsuccessfully) to shoot some of the hawks that populate the bluffs of the closed part of the quarry near the trail. I was shooting with the unintended consequences 20D. That's when I discovered the signs of gradeux on the sensor. TBH, I've not shot a lot of blank sky, and Oly's sensor cleaning system apparently works pretty well, because I've not seen those blobs in my images befoe. But the 20D has an unkown past, so... Which is a boring-a** lead in to having ordered an APS-C sensor cleaning kit. I stopped short of buying the lighted sensor loupe/magnifier, at least for now.
 

phigmov

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Been keeping an eye out for a Nikon 50mm f1.4 G for several years but they seem to hold their value used. Spotted this Sigma 50 f1.4 DG HSM and it had good reviews + a good price-point - figured I'd give it a crack. They weren't kidding when they said it had a big front-element! AF speed is good too. Most importantly the bokeh is buttery smooth.

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Vermont3133

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Brief 4/3 encounter.
I have been known to rashly buy photographic equipment [my wife as first witness] but this one takes the cake!
I snapped up an Oly 9-18mm 4/3 lens to give it a try! Very nice reviews and all and comments that it autofocused OK with an adapter with M43 bodies [it does...more or less]
I must have been lucky....the corners didn't turn into a mess when using a no-name adapter. The output looked OK.
About that time the fact that I already have a really really nice Fuji 10-24 started to rise to the surface of my consciousness and I thought...Hell, why not do a comparison! :doh:
The end result is that I fortunately found someone on eBay who needed this lens more than I do.
😅
 

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I placed an order for a new, bigger backdrop stand. A Walimex that rises to 400cm height and extends to 465cm horizontally. It should be handy when shooting aerial acrobatics etc. Didn't have to pay VAT so it only costed me 126 EUR.

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Walimex-190-465cm-XXL-Background-System/dp/B004FPOKYS/

I'll be selling my current, smaller stand now to make room for the new one. And try to get a few €€€s back.
 
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ektar

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Two M42 ...oddities... followed me home. The first was another rescue from the castoffs at the local shop. I chased up a front cap there, but had to scare one up for the back at home. The front was dusty (easy fix), but there was something on the rear element that didn't clean off like I expected. I wasn't sure what surface was affected, so I had to take the rear combination apart, but then it cleaned up beautiful. Focusing is good, aperture is good. Can't wait to get it out. Best part was it was one thing in an odds & ends bag that cost me $20.

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The second was straight up the product of OLAS. For some stoopid reason I started looking at M42 200/3.5s. There are a lot of them. I'd never heard of "Admiral." Loosely speaking, it appears to be Swiss for "Vivitar" or something. Anyway, this one was made under different brands, including Panagor, and maybe even Vivitar. I stumbled onto this one from an eBay seller I trust, and couldn't get it out of my head...and the seller accepted my offer.

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Edit: I couldn't take the crappy images of the Admiral, so I retook them.

Also, one of the other items in my $20 grab bag was a 55mm Hoya Alpha UV filter that looked like it had been touch-evaluated by a daycare class. Cleaned up fine and went right on the rescued Rikenon.
 
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Mountain_Man_79

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I just bought a pcmcia to compact flash adapter so I can take pictures with the other ridiculous item I just bought. A $25 Canon Power Shot 600 - Canon’s first consumer digital camera from 1996. All hail the 1/2 megapixel sensor:hail:
I need to stop watching Gordan Laing’s new retro review channel...
 

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Could not resist an original E-P1; the first Olympus Micro Four Thirds. Less than 5,000 shutter count and in very good condition. Like the scroll wheel on the back, and the way the menu is instantly recognizable, although much simpler. No Super Control Panel though. :frown: Perhaps I need to look for a 17mm 2.8 pancake for it.

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This will count as "photo related" for me.
Because it's absolutely useless for anything else.

I give you my first iPhone. The 4S. It was given to me by my brother @AJ68. Why does he hate me?

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Michael Meissner

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Could not resist an original E-P1; the first Olympus Micro Four Thirds. Less than 5,000 shutter count and in very good condition. Like the scroll wheel on the back, and the way the menu is instantly recognizable, although much simpler. No Super Control Panel though. :frown: Perhaps I need to look for a 17mm 2.8 pancake for it.
According to the fine manual, the E-P1 has a super control panel (pages 7, 23, 24, ...)
 

Erich_H

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Also got me a real camera today. Bought it for the lens. Paid $140 for the combo. Seems reasonable. Will see next week when I get it...
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