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Cameras & setups

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Re: Cameras & setups

Post by ramjam69 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:38 am

I have a Nikon D500 and use either a Nikon 200-500mm or 70-300mm AF-P to shoot with. I tend to shoot manual to get the aperture and shutter speeds I require and adjust the ISO to suit

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Re: Cameras & setups

Post by Fibrous Freddie » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:49 pm

5D3 sigma 150-600C and use back button focus.
Still have old 450D, removed IR filter for Halpha astro images

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Re: Cameras & setups

Post by Crossbow22 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:07 am

Bought my first DSLR this summer. Had a bonus from work so opted for Canon 5DmkIV, it came as a bundle with the 28-105 F4 L IS. I bought a Canon 100mm macro, a 1.4x converter, battery grip and spare batteries and a Canon 100-400 L IS II...... I really fancy a 300 F2.8 this year but will have to see how ££ goes....

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Re: Cameras & setups

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:09 am

I must be in the wrong job :lol:

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Re: Cameras & setups

Post by Mark » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:08 am

Nighthawke wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:09 am
I must be in the wrong job :lol:
Me too Chris, its taken 20 years to accumulate my kit.. :'(
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Re: Cameras & setups

Post by Gary » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:13 am

I would take what crossbow22 say's with a pinch of salt. It's a temporarily banned user trying to circumnavigate their ban and get enough posts to get access to Heads up etc

'Lazy' staff 2 banned member 0 :lol:

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Re: Cameras & setups

Post by b1gbob » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:31 pm

canon 650d and tamron 150 - 600mm for me
bit heavy though

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Re: Cameras & setups

Post by CalumM » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:17 pm

I use the Canon 80d with a Sigma 150-600mm contemporary lens.

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Re: Cameras & setups

Post by Pune » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:50 pm

I have two Canon 5d Mk 2's with battery grips, a Canon 100-400 L series and 17-40 L series, taken a long long time to get them, have a tripod and gimbal along with filters.
That'll do for now, unless Lenny Lottery comes along :Wow:
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!

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Re: Cameras & setups

Post by Yunglee » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:35 pm

The core kit I currently use is a Nikon D500 with Tamron 150-600mm G2 or Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR (first generation) with or without the 1.4x extender/ teleconverter.

I also have a Nikon D5300 (which my son now uses) paired with the very much underrated, but excellent Nikon 55-300mm. There's also a Nikon D3400 I use for air show statics and light weight kit for travelling etc.

Probably my favourite camera I no longer own is Nikon D300s. In decent light and ISO's below 400 it was brilliant and still is today. Until last year I had a pair of D7200 that I sold to buy the D500.

My next purchase (depending on how much I can save) will be a used second body for RIAT 2020.

In my opinion all these modern camera are excellent, the more featured (and more expensive) just make it a bit easier and are more assured with action shooting. However my Nikon D3400 or D5300 with the Nikon 55-300mm is an excellent setup and relatively light weight.

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Re: Cameras & setups

Post by fester » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:42 pm

I'm part of the soft image side of things, that's what nikon users will tell you anyway :lol:

Canon 5DIII & 100-400mm II here (previously 300mm f4 that I also rated.)
35L is my general walk around lens.

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Re: Cameras & setups

Post by Peachy00 » Fri May 01, 2020 11:33 am

I use Canon 7Dii with a Canon L 100-400. I light allows i also have a 1.4 extender but not good with really fast moving things.

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Re: Cameras & setups

Post by roughcutter » Mon May 04, 2020 8:35 pm

Well since the 2020 Air show season is set to be a complete write off and there's nowhere to go, I decided to take the plunge and indulged in a "cheeky little" EF 300 2.8L IS from MPB (used of course) :whistle:
... and a fair haired slightly balding Bobby Charlton to kick off!

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Re: Cameras & setups

Post by BatFlanker » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:02 pm

I'm looking to purchase the Sigma 150-600 C - does anyone have any good recommendations as to where to buy it from? Been looking at various places online all seem to be around the same £700-800 mark.

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