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Old 11-08-2014   #11
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This is so cool! It made me think about the 9 pieces of equipment (not software, etc.) that I treasure the most and don't regret paying a pretty penny for. I didn't include other accessories such as my loved tripod and camera bag...
Nikon D4
Nikon 7100
Nikkor 80-400
Nikkor 85
Nikkor 100 micro
Nikkor 24-70
Nikkor 17-35

and of course the great filters!!!!
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lets keep my wallet light by adding a few new people to this! i really like this post, i've got most of everything already, but lately amazon has been calling my name - between then and this post i finally pulled the trigger on a D810, and today had to get all new memory cards for it so i didn't get the dreaded error message....they (the cards) worked find on my 700, but oh well, now i have a ton of cards for both cameras...lol...just want to keep this one going!
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Mitakon Lens Turbo [Speed Booster clone] $150

Sony A-to-E adapter LAE2 $150

Extra batteries for all my digital bodies $whatever$

Grip for 5DmkII with AA adapters $125

Canon EF-S 10>18mm f:4.5>5.6 $175

Both Canon Pancakes [24 and 40] $260 the pair

Off brand remotes for Canon $15

Zoom H-1 digital audio recorder [very small, use as video mic] $50

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question from someone who does basically zero video: do you have to manually marry up the zoom h-1, or does it automatically do that? and what is a turbo clone?
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Most uses accessories are:
* iPhone 6 plus (for - fuji remote, Triggertrap, LUMU light meter, NDtimer etc....)
* Triggertrap
* LUMU light meter
* Markins L bracket X T1
* Gorilapod SLR +head
* Lexar 32GB UHS-II 2000x
* Match technical Thumbs up (X Pro1 & X100T)
* match technical release knop (X Pro1 & X100T)
* Sugru for adjusting the d-pad from the X T1
* and mutch more
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question from someone who does basically zero video:
do you have to manually marry up the Zoom H-1, or does
it automatically do that? and what is a turbo clone?
We're not so different you and me. I don't care much about
video but music is a big part of my life, so the video image
is just accompaniment to the recorded sound [as opposed to
the usual vice versa]. Therefor I use an accessory mic rather
than the in-camera mics. I know so little about video that I
have no clue what you mean about "marry up", but here's the
deal anywho ....

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Before the H1, I'd just plug the 1/8" TRS plug from a stereo
recording mic into the matching 'mic input' on the camera.
Then I do a sound check and set the audio recording level in
the camera menu [manual control] and never change it during
that performance.

In the above protocol, the mic allows no adjustment of its
sensitivity nor of its output level. Whatever the mic delivers
you set the camera's audio recording level accordingly. With
the H1 in Record Stand-by, you can adjust its recording level
in the usual manner, ignoring the camera and just reading the
metering screen on the H1.

Next thing is the output level of the H1 which is the "volume
control" for it's headphone monitoring jack. Same jack is also
its line level output jack. Now the camera is involved. Maybe
and expert will say I should adjust things differently, but by
seat-of-pants-rule I set the camera to around the middle of its
recording level range, and then ... also during sound that same
sound check ... adjust the output level of the H1 so as to get a
favorable reading from the camera's dancing audio level bars.

IOW, the camera is now receiving line level audio, not simply
raw mic signal. Conveniently, the H1 is very small, and is in
Record Stand-by as soon as you power it on. It's a very simple
handheld field recorder, but any of handheld field recorder
can do this if you don't mind a bit larger device and a bit less
simplicity of controls.

I spoze you can set the camera's audio record level to the
automatic mode, I think it would not matter that incoming
signal is line level. I just never use the auto method due to
the dynamics of my sonic subject matter.

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And yes, if you want to, the field recorder can be recording
to its SD card while serving as a mic, so now you have two
audio recordings, one is the usual wav or mp3, and the other
integral to your video recording. In my book, thaz cool.

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The Mitakon Lens Turbo is a cheap knock off of the Metabones
Speed Booster. Both are available for mirrorless Fuji and Sony
APSC as well as Micro 4/3 cameras for adapting various Nikon,
EOS, K-mount, and many more mounts, of FULL FRAME 35mm
lenses to those mirrorless bodies. A "reverse tele-extender" is
built into the adapter barrel, which restores the original full
frame field of view. Just as a tele-extender COSTS you some
lenses speed, the reverse device INCREASES lens speed. You
don't get 100% of the original angle of view, but very close, as
it's over 90% for APSC bodies and about 70% for Micro 4/3. But
in all cases it fills the camera frame, and increases speed equal
to one full f-stop. IOW, set f/2.0 and you're shooting f/1.4, or
set f/16 and be shooting at f/11. A 20mm FF lens on an APSC is
no longer equivalent to being a 30mm FF view, but it's not all
of 20mm ... it's about 22mm equivalent FOV. On M43 that same
lens WITHOUT the Turbo/Booster would have a 40mm FOV but
the Turbo/Booster gives a 30mm FOV ... and the full f/stop of
speed increase as well.

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