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Registered: ‎10-18-2016

Old Gear Challenge

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Every now and then I challenge myself to delve into my personal museum of camera gear and go out to shoot to see if I still have the ability to make an image without depending on the new tech.  After all, at the time, these cameras and lenses rendered some really excellent images.

 

I went out with 2 x Canon EOS 60D's (circa 2010) and one each of the EF-S 18-55 STM and 55-250 STM lenses attached.  I had intended to just shoot some images of the pre-Christmas shopping rush, but frankly it was a non-event, and I just got images of the Christmas decorations in shops hoping for people to spend up large.

 

Then, on the way back to the bus, I chanced upon an event at the local art gallery, which is holding a season of traditional and modern Maori art.  I got to see a fantastic piece of modern dance with a very unique Maori slant - it was beautiful and enchanting -  in fact I stayed for the second performance to get a better location to shoot from.  This was one of the few times I wish I was set up for video on a serious level, but the name of the game was shooting stills with older gear.  So here are the results:

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#1: Canon EOS 60D, EF-S 18-55 IS STM@55mm, f/8, 1/100sec, ISO-120

 

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#2:  Canon EOS 60D, EF-S 55-250 IS STM@109mm, f/7.1, 1/1000sec, ISO-200

 

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#3:  Canon EOS 60D, EF-S 55-250 IS STM@79mm, f/7.1, 1/400sec, ISO-200

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#4:  Canon EOS 60D, EF-S 55-250 IS STM@155mm, f/7.1, 1/1000sec, ISO-200

cheers Trevor

"All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris
"A good swordsman is more important than a good sword" Amit Kalantri

Technique will always Outlast Tech - Me
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Registered: ‎10-18-2016

Re: Old Gear Challenge

Well... when it comes to using old gear to take photos I don't have a patch on this venerable gentleman from Afghanistan:

cheers Trevor

"All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris
"A good swordsman is more important than a good sword" Amit Kalantri

Technique will always Outlast Tech - Me
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Registered: ‎09-01-2014

Re: Old Gear Challenge

Thanks for sharing the video! Simply amazing.

 

Newton

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