BMW 1-Series Forum (F20) 135i - 1Addicts.com > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Photography/Videography > **official Photography Chat Thread**
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-18-2009, 02:55 AM   #67
TWiTCHY
Colonel
TWiTCHY's Avatar
United_States
269
Rep
2,506
Posts

Drives: '13 AW E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: WA

iTrader: (6)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jh valley View Post
just out of curiosity, how much do you guys think youve invested into photography (hardware, software, classes, books, etc)
I don't even want to say, this stuff is expensive!
Appreciate 0
      08-18-2009, 10:32 AM   #68
vachss
Captain
36
Rep
816
Posts

Drives: Z4 Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ventura County, CA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jh valley View Post
just out of curiosity, how much do you guys think youve invested into photography (hardware, software, classes, books, etc)
Less than my Z4 cost, but a whole lot more than I got for my old car.
Appreciate 0
      08-18-2009, 10:42 AM   #69
rodi
. . .
109
Rep
2,400
Posts

Drives: your FACE!
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Atlanta proper

iTrader: (-1)

oy. my insurance is currently covering $15k of gear. doesn't include insurance costs, studio costs, rental costs, maintenance, computer, blah blah blah.

i think it's time for a yard sale.
__________________
2009 135i | space grey | sport | navi | hifi | heated
dinan stage 2 software | bmw performance exhaust
kw v2 | hotchkis front sway | vmr v710

Appreciate 0
      08-18-2009, 03:21 PM   #70
TL
Brigadier General
TL's Avatar
United_States
156
Rep
3,103
Posts

Drives: Happy on H&R coil overs
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Hub

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2008 335xi  [0.50]
What kind of tripods would you guys recommend/have? I'm looking at getting a Manfrotto by Bogen Imaging 190XDB 3-Section Tripod w/ 390RC2 Pan/Tilt Head...thoughts?
Appreciate 0
      08-18-2009, 03:39 PM   #71
Vudoo4u2
Night Sh1ft
Vudoo4u2's Avatar
171
Rep
2,950
Posts

Drives: F10 M5
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: It's bobsled time

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2011 BMW E90 M3  [5.00]
I have the 190XB with 486RC2 ball head

get a ball head...and get one that holds some weight if you ever plan on using some bigger lenses/bodies...youll thank yourself

the only comments I have about this tripod is that its a beast, good for stability bc of its weight, but if you plan on bringing it, its a bit heavy...so make sure you want to use it when you bring it out or youll curse it.
__________________
"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. ― Henri Cartier-Bresson
Appreciate 0
      08-18-2009, 03:59 PM   #72
TWiTCHY
Colonel
TWiTCHY's Avatar
United_States
269
Rep
2,506
Posts

Drives: '13 AW E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: WA

iTrader: (6)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vudoo4u2 View Post
I have the 190XB with 486RC2 ball head
486RC2 FTW
Appreciate 0
      08-18-2009, 04:35 PM   #73
vachss
Captain
36
Rep
816
Posts

Drives: Z4 Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ventura County, CA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TL View Post
What kind of tripods would you guys recommend/have?
You'll never go wrong with a carbon fiber Gitzo. Either a 2-series as a do everything or a 1-series for hiking and a 3-series for heavy lifting. Personally I went with option 2 and have an 1128 for general use and a 1325 for the big guns. Lots of these are on the used market and will save you a bundle vs. new...
Appreciate 0
      08-18-2009, 04:48 PM   #74
TL
Brigadier General
TL's Avatar
United_States
156
Rep
3,103
Posts

Drives: Happy on H&R coil overs
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Hub

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2008 335xi  [0.50]
Thanks guys for your input....my budget for an tripod is $100 - $150 range as i want to spend more for lens.
Appreciate 0
      08-18-2009, 05:59 PM   #75
TWiTCHY
Colonel
TWiTCHY's Avatar
United_States
269
Rep
2,506
Posts

Drives: '13 AW E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: WA

iTrader: (6)

If you're willing to go $200, I got my carbon fiber tripod complete with a pan-head at my local Best Buy. Of course there's tax, but it's still a great price for a great set of CF legs. The pan-head is a little difficult to use, but use it until you get the funds for a good ball-head. Great tripod for the traveler.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1173577949568

It's called the Velbon ElCarmagne 530. It goes for $270+ on other sites like Adorama and Amazon. Weird, for the first time I found a bargain at my local retailer!
Appreciate 0
      08-18-2009, 08:56 PM   #76
Vudoo4u2
Night Sh1ft
Vudoo4u2's Avatar
171
Rep
2,950
Posts

Drives: F10 M5
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: It's bobsled time

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2011 BMW E90 M3  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by vachss View Post
You'll never go wrong with a carbon fiber Gitzo. Either a 2-series as a do everything or a 1-series for hiking and a 3-series for heavy lifting. Personally I went with option 2 and have an 1128 for general use and a 1325 for the big guns. Lots of these are on the used market and will save you a bundle vs. new...
mmmm gitzo
__________________
"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. ― Henri Cartier-Bresson
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2009, 02:31 AM   #77
TWiTCHY
Colonel
TWiTCHY's Avatar
United_States
269
Rep
2,506
Posts

Drives: '13 AW E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: WA

iTrader: (6)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vudoo4u2 View Post
mmmm gitzo
mmmm empty wallet
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2009, 11:51 AM   #78
rodi
. . .
109
Rep
2,400
Posts

Drives: your FACE!
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Atlanta proper

iTrader: (-1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TWiTCHY View Post
mmmm empty wallet
what else is new? ;]
__________________
2009 135i | space grey | sport | navi | hifi | heated
dinan stage 2 software | bmw performance exhaust
kw v2 | hotchkis front sway | vmr v710

Appreciate 0
      08-19-2009, 01:16 PM   #79
UdubBadger
Banned
No_Country
497
Rep
24,713
Posts

Drives: '04 330i ZHP
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chicago Burbs

iTrader: (22)

Garage List
2004 BMW 330i ZHP  [4.75]
2011 135i  [3.73]
2008 328xi  [4.38]
Quote:
Originally Posted by TL View Post
What kind of tripods would you guys recommend/have? I'm looking at getting a Manfrotto by Bogen Imaging 190XDB 3-Section Tripod w/ 390RC2 Pan/Tilt Head...thoughts?
I just snagged this modo maxi off eBay last week... its pretty sweet.

http://modo.manfrotto.com/
Appreciate 0
      08-21-2009, 02:14 PM   #80
TL
Brigadier General
TL's Avatar
United_States
156
Rep
3,103
Posts

Drives: Happy on H&R coil overs
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Hub

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2008 335xi  [0.50]
Quote:
Originally Posted by UdubBadger View Post
I just snagged this modo maxi off eBay last week... its pretty sweet.

http://modo.manfrotto.com/

nice...thanks for the info

FYI - i found out there's a $25 rebate if you buy any manfrotto tripod by Aug 31

http://www.bogenimaging.us/webdav/si...04_01_2009.pdf
Appreciate 0
      08-30-2009, 01:50 PM   #81
TWiTCHY
Colonel
TWiTCHY's Avatar
United_States
269
Rep
2,506
Posts

Drives: '13 AW E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: WA

iTrader: (6)

Supah bump,

cause I like this thread.
Appreciate 0
      08-30-2009, 03:25 PM   #82
BillLee
Major General
BillLee's Avatar
United_States
447
Rep
5,395
Posts

Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: HTX

iTrader: (21)

Garage List
09 E92 M3  [4.50]
thinking about getting a SB-600 for my d40. is it already a wireless flash or would i have to buy a cord or something? or should i get a SB-900 since i'm going to upgrade to a d90 in a few years?
Appreciate 0
      09-02-2009, 11:56 PM   #83
cagenicolas121
Banned
0
Rep
44
Posts

Drives: BMW E36
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (0)

thats great...it really look nice
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2009, 12:16 AM   #84
InsaneSkippy
Lieutenant Colonel
InsaneSkippy's Avatar
52
Rep
1,598
Posts

Drives: 135i
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Florida

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to InsaneSkippy Send a message via MSN to InsaneSkippy
Just rented a 24-70 L, this lens is sex!
__________________

Appreciate 0
      09-04-2009, 07:22 AM   #85
Dr_Jones
Major
44
Rep
1,027
Posts

Drives:
Join Date: May 2008

iTrader: (0)

im suprised no one has brought up the 7d? how cheap will the 50d get?
__________________
Just like Indiana...I love my whip

Appreciate 0
      09-11-2009, 10:50 AM   #86
Vudoo4u2
Night Sh1ft
Vudoo4u2's Avatar
171
Rep
2,950
Posts

Drives: F10 M5
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: It's bobsled time

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2011 BMW E90 M3  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr_Jones View Post
im suprised no one has brought up the 7d? how cheap will the 50d get?
probably....wont move much in price since the 7D is slotting above it..canon seems to like to move prices up instead of down.
__________________
"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. ― Henri Cartier-Bresson
Appreciate 0
      09-11-2009, 12:29 PM   #87
ichiban
Colonel
ichiban's Avatar
64
Rep
2,012
Posts

Drives: 08 135i
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (2)

why are Leica cameras are so darn expansive. The S-system costs close to 40k!?!?
Appreciate 0
      09-11-2009, 02:21 PM   #88
Vudoo4u2
Night Sh1ft
Vudoo4u2's Avatar
171
Rep
2,950
Posts

Drives: F10 M5
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: It's bobsled time

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2011 BMW E90 M3  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by ichiban View Post
why are Leica cameras are so darn expansive. The S-system costs close to 40k!?!?
Their glass is top notch, their sensors are top notch, the build quality is top notch....well, you pretty much get what you pay for, even if the cost is outrageous

you ever seen their noctilux F .95 50mm lens!?....yeesh...*drool*, faster than the human eye
__________________
"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. ― Henri Cartier-Bresson
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:45 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST