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    Canon S95. The most I want to invest time wise and money wise into cameras at the moment.
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    Pentax K10d and Canon G11. The Canon gets most of the KKF picture duty, as the K10d really needs a bit more light then I get in my kitchen (I've been too hesitant to pick up some faster lenses due to cost; they make knives seem inexpensive)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildBoar View Post
    Pentax K10d and Canon G11. The Canon gets most of the KKF picture duty, as the K10d really needs a bit more light then I get in my kitchen (I've been too hesitant to pick up some faster lenses due to cost; they make knives seem inexpensive)
    I'm with you on that. My Canon S90 gets most knife photo duty, but I did pick up one fast lens for my K10d. It was more for photographing my kid though.

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    my 30mm 2.8 macro was my go to for knife work but now i have the zeiss and am not doing as much true macro work
    i still think i need a 35mm or 50mm 1.4 or the like for low light

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    Quote Originally Posted by l r harner View Post
    ...i still think i need a 35mm or 50mm 1.4 or the like for low light
    Mine is a 50mm 1.4.

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    50 f/1.4 and 85 f/1.4 for me :-) 24 f/2.8 isn't too bad either for low light.

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    Nikon D5100 with the standard lense plus a 200mm lense. Nikon FM with a 105mm and a 200mm lense. I don't use cell phone cameras because of the fuzzy resolution and use the D5100 for everything. The FM is retired after a hard life.

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    I have a Canon 60D and 50D with too many lenses to count, and to travel lighter I have a micro 4/3rds kit as well. And a few point n shoots that rarely get used

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    Dang, you guys are making me feel like the kid with hand me down clothes and retread sneakers...

    Canon Xsi with the stock 18-55 lens, along with a 55-250(?) zoom lens and 50mm prime. Oh, and a Speedlite 580 EX II, which seemed like a great idea at the time, but now seems like total overkill for what I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    i find that idea to be so strange. as a long time Nikon user, i love the fact that everything is right at your fingertips. i guess it's time for a flame war!
    Well, as a Nikon fan, the feeling of things being strange and confusing should be quite familiar to you!

    Haha, kidding of course... just couldn't resist. I think that Canon, and Nikon obviously both make perfectly awesome cameras and the differences between them / reasons from choosing one over the other really comes down to the preference / feelings of the user more than any virtues of either system.

    Also, once you've mastered either system, trying to use the other will certainly feel starnge and confusing and like everything is in the wrong place.

    Years ago I did a lot of photography and used lots of different 35mm film SLR's made by Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Pentax, Rioch. But then, due to time and budget, I spent over a decade without anything more than a P&S of my own. When I was camera shopping, I walked into a big box retailer that had most of the Canon and Nikon models that I was considering and spent about an hour playing with all of them. Right off they bat, I noticed that the Canon bodies just fit my (very large) hands much better: grips where larger, button and dial layout seemed easier / more comfortable to reach and I was able to figures out all of the settings (both hardware/ button-driven and menu driven very quickly). Within 20 mins of picking up the 7D, I could easily adjust shutter, f-stop, iso, metering, af mode and matrix, and WB all without taking the camera more than a few inches from shooting position or changing grip... and it many cases without even taking my eye away from the viewfinder.

    I originally planned on the 60d, but ended up taking the small step up in price to the 7D in order to get the benefit of the larger, more rugged, dust & weather-sealed, full metal chassis and improved AF. The flip-out screen on the 60D is nice in many ways, but it does come at the expense of durability and the sacrifice of button real-estate for the hinge. It's also not full-frame.

    For glass I've got:
    -a kit 18-135mm - which is actually not too bad if you've got enough light.
    -the awesome Canon 50mm 1.4 (equivalent to 75mm on my aps-c sensor camera) - I think, It's is one of the only non L-lenses that has the L-like weather sealing.
    -Canon 16-35mm f2.8L MK II USM (eq, 24mm-52mm) - my favorite lens, probably my favorite lens that I've ever used. The difference between L-series and "regular" lens is like the difference between a Shigefusa and a Forschner.
    - I also have a macro extension ring with the pass-through connectors so the lens' AF still works, but it really makes the DOF very thin; I think my next glass purchase will be a good, used 100mm maco. Unless they either drop price on the 24-70mm f2.8L or they release an update first.

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