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Setup #3 by GTX-Media Setup #3 by GTX-Media
New camera. More gear. New shot. Why not?

Wallpaper: [link] by ~CorruptionSolid
[link] - Setup #2
[link] - Setup #1

Starting from Left:

Sony CCD-TRV98
Panasonic HDC-SDT750
Kodak C743
Chinon CP-5s Twin Program
Canon AE-1 Program
Nikon D300 with BP-D10 Battery Grip
Panasonic ZS8 (Not Pictured)

Sigma Zoom-A-III 35-135mm 1:3.5-4.5 (Attached to Chinon)
Sigma Zoom-A-II 70-210mm 1:4.5
Rokinon MC Auto Macro 80-200mm 1:4.5
Nikkor AF-S 35mm 1:1.8G
Nikkor AF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6G
Canon 50mm 1:1.4 (Attached to Canon)
Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G (Attached to Nikon)

Dolica WB-3592 Camera Case
Panasonic VH-VH04 Holster
SigmaLC-8 Lens Case
Nikon SC-BZ Black Camera Case
KATA 3N1-30

Dynex DX-SW040 Monopod
Sunpak Platinum Plus 7500 Pro Tripod

Panasonic VW-VBG130
Panasonic VW-VGB6
Sony NP-F330
Sony NP-F550
4x Power2000 AA
4x PowerEX AA
8x Energizer AA
4x No-Name AA
x2 Nikon EN-EL3e
Nikon EN-EL9
Nikon EN-EL9a
Panasonic DMW-BCG10 (Not Pictured)

Power2000 XP-333 AA/AAA
La Crosse Tech. BC-700 AA/AAA Charger
Sony CH-05C11
Panasonic DE-A65
Nikon MH-18a

52mm Rocketfish UV Filter (x2)
67mm Rocketfish UV Filter

Nikon Speedlight SB-600 (Attached to Nikon)

Transcend x400 32GB Compact Flash
x2 SanDisk Ultra 16GB SD (+1x Not Pictured)
x3 Patriot 1GB SD
Kingston 16GB SD (In camera used to take photo)
SanDisk MicroSD Adapter with 2GB MicroSD card.
Delkin Devices SD/Micro SD Card Case.

Panasonic VH-VH04 Adapter (Between Dolica bag and Chinon)
Panasonic N2QAE Wireless Remote
Panasonic Hotshoe Clip
DSLR Hand Grip (Attached to Nikon)
x2 Kodak MAX 800 35mm film
Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens
Sunpak Tripod Adapter (x2)
Nikon Speedlight Adapter
Black Sharpie
Gel Pen (x2)
General Mini Screwdriver Kit
Dynex SD/MicroSD USB Card Reader
HP LPS Charger Adapter
Eclipse PEC-PAD Cleaning Solution

Not Pictured
x4 Sony 8mm HI8 Cassete Tape
Targus Digital TG-BGD40
Nikon MH-23 Charger
Rayovac PS8 AA/AAA Charger
Sony VTR RMT-708 Remote
Nikon ML-L3 Remote
Energizer CHFCV AA/AAA Charger
Canon Remote Shutter Adapter

Other items include cables, cable extensions, cables, video adapters, cables, RCA cables, cables, extension cord, cables, and cables.
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EROCKERTORRES Oct 11, 2013  Student General Artist
GTX-Media Oct 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
EROCKERTORRES Oct 11, 2013  Student General Artist
dude that is an insane amount of gear! lol
GTX-Media Oct 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Not REALLY, actually. It's three cameras, two of which are older film cameras, each with their own set of lenses that are very old. My main camera, the Nikon D300, has three lenses in total, none of which are actually all that great of quality, plus the SB-600 flash (the most expensive accessory I have for it. Yes, the flash is more expensive than the three lenses. My 35mm was $199, the 70-300mm was $149, and the 18-55mm came with the camera, but by itself it's $115. The flash was about $240.)

I pale in comparison to many other photographers, but it's not about the amount of gear. It's the quality of the gear and the skill of the user.

This is kindof a mid-range for gear for some photographers. I've seen some run with less, and others run with more. This will most likely be the max I'll carry for quite some time unless I can afford a second DSLR as a backup/secondary.
EROCKERTORRES Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist
still thats a lot of gear lol
RaptorArts Dec 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ok thats just way too much gear...
GTX-Media Dec 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
I am expanding it as time progresses. I've actually just bought another batch of accessories from work today... lol
RaptorArts Dec 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow you must be loaded like bill gates! Share the wealth? Tis the season for giving XD :)
Seriously though why do you need so much stuff? All anyone needs is a good SLR camera with filters and lenses and then a video camera with the same. Im lucky to have a pocket camera and my old 35mm camera which I never use due to cost of film.
GTX-Media Dec 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Actually, I'm insanely broke. Much of this equipment holds very little value. That D300? It's a $2000 camera. I got it for $750 used. Those lenses? Probably $400 tied up in all of them, as several are being borrowed. The bags? Sales, hand-me-downs, etc...

Excluding some of the accessories, none of this stuff was bought new. While you look at about $5,000 worth of potential value here, you're really only seeing about $1,500 spent over the course of three years.

And to start off, much of the stuff has been upgraded and serving a dual purpose. Having a massive bag to carry everything is great to put all the stuff in at once, and having a smaller bag is nice for when I go on trips where I need very little. For example, going to a local State Park for foliage photos means I need the DSLR without a flash and one or two lenses. That's it, so I will load it up into a small bag. However, my week long trip to D.C. requires a lot more than that for a lot more situations, so I need to take most all the gear, and a large bag is good for that, then have the small bag for short event hops.

Tripod is good for extended setups. Monopod is excellent in situations where a tripod would be obtrusive, obstructive, or cumbersome (concert hall, for example).

The other things you mentioned: Filters, batteries, memory cards. Three filters are in the picture, far less than some people I've seen. 20 AA batteries: For the flash kit, which eats batteries alive. All the chargers for rapid charging. When I have 20 AA batteries, I can't afford to only charge 4 at a time. I need to charge as many as possible as quickly as possible. Spare batteries for all the cameras, because going offline even for a few minutes means a missed shot. Cleaning supplies are a must, as dirt and dust are photo killers (or time wasters, fixing it post-processing). Do I need those two film cameras? No, but I am learning how to use them. I have never taken all three photo cameras anywhere. It's always my DSLR and ONE of the film cameras. Same goes for the video cameras: I really have no use for the 8mm: It's a nostalgic counterpart, but it has been used. The smaller pocket-cameras are very useful in areas where a DSLR is impractical (or I'm not allowed to take on). The new Panasonic has replaced the Kodak in the image.

Something here compliments something else, and preparation is key. I don't run out of battery power, even if I can't charge for several days. I don't run out of memory, again if I can't offload for several days. I'm not caught in the event going "UG I wish I brought <item>." I try to always have what I need.

Real photography does not have a "One for all" type of deal. It's like fine tuning the engine of a car: Road courses need one tuning, ovals need another, and then weather determines your tires, and etc... With photography, you have ALL of that with you, because you never know what might be next.
RaptorArts Dec 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
*ack* Is crushed under all the txt and supplies.
Wow didnt expect that. Good run down of the stuff and explanation though. Thanks :)
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