Your dream kit

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  1. William Petruzzo

    William Petruzzo TPF Noob!

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    Lets say you had unlimited money and resources, what would be your dream equipment kit/set-up?

    I think mine would be a nice big, 50' x 50' empty studio with high ceilings, packed with lots and lots of strobes all on rails. I'd want some full-frame DSLR (I'm not too picky about which one, maybe that sweet new 5D mk2), 70-200 IS and a 24-70L and I think I'd be set. Oh, and lots of excited, willing models and subjects.
     
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    djacobox372 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My kit would definitely include a hasselblad 50mp digital SLR:

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    Leica M8. The big is all well and good, but if I had loads of money I'd finally buy something small!
     
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    A couple years ago a guy came into the restaurant I used to work at one day to take some fresh photographs of our new interior and he was using an earlier model of that camera. I just sat down a few yards away fantasizing about how I might be able to get my hands on that camera.
     
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    Lets dream then (although I prefer to say "plan" rather than "dream" :mrgreen:):

    1. dSLR setup


    • Bodies: 2x Nikon D700s with Battery Grips

    • Lenses: Nikon 14-24mm F2.8, Nikon 24-70mm F2.8, Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 VR, Nikon 35mm F1.4 (not out yet, but one can hope...), Nikon 85mm F1.4, Nikon 105mm F2.8 Micro VR, Nikon AF-S 600mm F4G ED VR

    • Other stuff: Nikon SB-900x2, Nikon 1.4 and 2.0 Teleconverters, a few nice bags and a nice Gitzo tripod and monopod with a good head, some filters etc.
    2. Digital Rangefinder - Leica M8 and some nice lenses.

    3. Film setup - A 8x10 large format view camera (probably Chamonix) + accessories. A darkroom for contact printing. If I go crazy one day a bigger rail camera also sounds interesting.

    4. Studio - 4-6 six strobes should do. A LOT of storage space for props is much more important.

    I only need to win the lottery now... :er:
     
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    hmm seems I have smaller dreams than some ;) but then I have not been in this game long enough I think ;)

    Bodies:
    Canon 5DM2 - because it does have video! (yes I am choosing a DSLR partly based on its video feature!)
    Canon 1Dsomething (really I have not looked much since they are far of the scope currently

    Lenses
    Sigma 10-20mm
    Canon 50mm f1.4
    Sigma 70mm macro
    Canon 300mm f2.8
    Canon 500mm
    Canon 800mm (just for fun ;))

    Other stuffs:
    Wembly tripod head
    Way too much camo gear and hides and stuff
    remote control tripod head
    remote laser trip shutter release
    remote CCTV system (for tracking watching a spot for subjects)

    Probably loads of stuff I can add to this list - but there are the bare bones of it
     
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    I don't dream much perse, but I do plan a lot. My "dream" setup is coming together in a few months:

    - Either a D3 or D700 (still undecided)
    - 10-20mm (have it)
    - 18-50mm (have it)
    - 14-24
    - 24-70
    - 70-200 (have it)
    - 105mm F/2.8 macro (have it, it's ok that its Sigma and not Nikkor)
    - 85mm F/1.4 (have it)
    - 30mm F/1.4 (have it)
    - Flashes? All that I am missing in battery powered ones are perhaps 1 more SB-800 (already have 1 X SB-800 and 2 X SB-600, a metz C45-1 and a couple 110v studio strobes)

    I'm not all that far away if I think about it.

    I suppose that if one was to dream big, just toss in a nice $25,000 certificate for some Prophoto equipment... lol
     
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    It'd be a lot easier to list what I WOULDN'T want on my list can I please just have one of each? Studio space would be really nice (more for darkroom work than anything else.).
     
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    If Leica delivers and the S2 is up to par with expectations, I'd take an S2: Larger than 35mm, 37mp, autofocus, Leica glass. The competitor to the digital Hassy in a package similar the size of a Canon 1-series DSLR.

    With that said... I'd have to be freakin rich (and out of my mind). Even if I could "afford" it, I could not even justify such a purchase. It would be a waste in my hands... I'd probably end up renting it out as a side business. I am VERY happy with what I already have available in my bag. If I had unlimited resources and itching to burn some cash, I'd buy back all the Canon L primes that I recently sold.. not because of sellers remorse... not because I need them.. I'd do it just because I could.

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08092301_leica_s2.asp
     
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    Landscape
    Arka-Swiss Misura

    Travel
    Leica MP
    Voigtlander 40mm f/1.4 Single Coat
    Voigtlander 21mm f/4
    New Olympus Micro 4/3 thingy if it actually happens

    Modern SLR System
    2x Canon EOS 5D mkII
    1x Canon EOS 1V HS
    17-40mm f/4L (have it)
    24-70mm f/2.8L
    14mm f/2.8L
    24mm f/1.4L
    35mm f/1.4L
    TS-E 45mm f/2.8
    50mm f/1.4 (have it)
    85mm f/1.2L
    70-200mm f/2.8L IS (have it)
    400mm f/2.8L IS

    Medium Format
    Mamiya 7II w/ 43mm f/4
    Hassleblad 500cm w/80mm f/2.8

    Flash Equipment
    10x Vivtar 285HV (I'll think of a use for this many.)
    11x Pocket Wizard Plus II

    Well that was a fun waste of 15 minutes coming up with that list!
     
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    1DsMkIII (MkIV?)
    16-35L
    24-70L
    70-200 f/2.8L IS
    100-400L (500?)
    400 f/2.8L
    600 f/4L
    800 f/5.6L
     

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