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What did you buy at the Photography Show?

RobL
Posted 28/03/2017 - 18:27 Link
Looking for a backpack to take the 150-450mm plus K-1, or alternatively the landscape kit and got as far as the counter with a Manfrotto backpack reduced by 50 but chickened out because I wanted to test that the lens fitted. Good job really because it would have been a struggle to carry with the rest:
A Dorr tripod bag for the Manfrotto 055 (19.99)
A Dorr directional microphone (35.00) for when I try video
The Lee Filters SW150 kit plus soft grad filters from SRB at a reasonable reduction
A sumptuous book on bird photography by three Scandinavians who seem to spend their lives half buried in snow or waist deep in freezing water under a floating hide.

I realised later that Leica had no stand which was probably a good thing! So who else came away with goodies?
stu62
Posted 28/03/2017 - 20:30 Link
crumple bag for the other half (pain in the neck) because i bet in a couple off weeks she will say i dont like it and a tripod for her as well
manfrooto slingshot backpack for me
and debating on what to replace my 17/70 with i want to replace it with somthing about 5 grand but someone dont agree
Mag07
Posted 28/03/2017 - 20:40 Link
Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and touch, small, loving it. Most likely would not have gotten one at this time otherwise, Happy I did. It has a steep learning curve, mainly in regards to training your muscle memory; but it's an unbelivable improvement over mouse for retouching/masking/brushing in Photoshop.
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)
tperris
Posted 28/03/2017 - 22:40 Link
Nothing but after visiting and playing with the K1 and KP, spent the rest of the show playing with(and falling for it must be said) another brand. I know people are touchy here so will just say it begins with the letter `O`!
bwlchmawr
Posted 29/03/2017 - 07:21 Link
tperris wrote:
Nothing but after visiting and playing with the K1 and KP, spent the rest of the show playing with(and falling for it must be said) another brand. I know people are touchy here so will just say it begins with the letter `O`!

Looking at these is bad enough but picking on up is fatal. And expensive.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
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RobL
Posted 29/03/2017 - 08:09 Link
tperris wrote:
Nothing but after visiting and playing with the K1 and KP, spent the rest of the show playing with(and falling for it must be said) another brand. I know people are touchy here so will just say it begins with the letter `O`!

This is turning into a quiz! I spied with my little eye something beginning with H; didn't dare ask.
Mag07
Posted 29/03/2017 - 09:16 Link
That's the main thing with other brands....you need a bag of gold. Per Pound spent, I am yet to see/try better gear and I do have friends with all sorts of gear that drool over images from the K7+limiteds combos of one us. There is some absolutely beautiful, capable equipment out there; lighter, better in some aspects, but once you start looking at assembling a set equivalent to that of your Pentax; it suddenly does not look so rosy; just the camera bodies can cost the world.

Another thing I love about Pentax; fancy a 'new' lens? No problem, hop on Ebay, spend 50 quid and off we go. Oh wait, this one is fantastic, too And yes, to an extend it's possible with other brands as well but you hardly meet many Canikon+ photographers raving about old school glass - you mention M42 and some think it's a Russian machine gun or at best, correctly associate it with the Great Orion Nebula

Back to the OP, I did also buy a spare battery for my now quite old 'O' haha as I will be lending it to a friend for a while.
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)
ilovesaabs
Posted 29/03/2017 - 09:47 Link
I was looking at the 150-450, and thinking of trading the K-5 in for it. in the end the LCE deal was so poor that I could still get the lens on one of Chris's special offers, and keep the K-5 and still be 250 better off. The K-1 kit deal was good though.

Got a Lee Super stopper for 90, wish I'd got the Little Stopper at the same time. Having bought a 36MP FF DSLR at the Calumet stand (I already had the K-1:wink I bought 2 32GB SD Extreme cards for 14 (total).
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff
pgweber
Posted 29/03/2017 - 11:08 Link
ilovesaabs wrote:
Having bought a 36MP FF DSLR at the Calumet stand (I already had the K-1:wink I bought 2 32GB SD Extreme cards for 14 (total).

Beginning with 'N'?
Peter

Pentax K5
Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, 55-300 Mk1, 35 f/2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm
Edited by pgweber: 29/03/2017 - 11:08
johnriley
Posted 29/03/2017 - 11:22 Link
A Nova Dura 100 insert was our only purchase. At 20, the insert on its own is sturdy enough to carry all our reserve lenses whilst travelling, and it's certainly cost effective.
Best regards, John
Unlocker
Posted 29/03/2017 - 12:30 Link
Went with a 2k+ budget to spend on lenses and bought a coat!
pgweber
Posted 29/03/2017 - 13:51 Link
A Pentax FF for 1500.

(Pence! - A used MZ6 for 15 from the Disabled Photographers charity stall)
Peter

Pentax K5
Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, 55-300 Mk1, 35 f/2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm
Edited by pgweber: 29/03/2017 - 13:52

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