Hot New Photography Toys?

Discussion in 'Photography Board' started by WDWFigment, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. WDWFigment

    WDWFigment Owner of Disney Tourist Blog

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2007
    Messages:
    2,226
    Back in the glory days when Mark B. and Jeff F. were posting all the time, it seems like they shared the hot new toys around here.

    I'm curious...what do you all view as the hot photography gadgets and gear for this season? I've been told I need to start putting together my Christmas list, and would love to steal some ideas from you all.
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. Animagic!

    Animagic! Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Messages:
    170
    Hmm... well I'm a Sony user so I've been watching the new Full Frame NEX camera. Seems people like it so that will probably sell well during the holiday season. As far as Sonys go there are two new A-Mount bodies that are to be released "early next year," a 24MP APS-C replacement of the A77 and a 36MP Full Frame replacement of the A99. Given the tech improvements Sony has made in the past two years or so a refreshed A77 or A99 would make for nice upgrades for Sony shooters. I can hear the new A77 calling my name...

    Personally, I have a Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 on preorder so I'm just waiting for that to ship. Otherwise I've already blown through my photography budget long before the holiday season. :P
     
  4. havoc315

    havoc315 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    4,468
    The "hot" Sony holiday item will be the Sony A7/7r.... Though I'm not switching mounts. I will tip my hat to the technology and the cameras.
     
  5. WDWFigment

    WDWFigment Owner of Disney Tourist Blog

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2007
    Messages:
    2,226
    Anyone care to aim a little lower? Not sure how many relatives of mine would be interested in buying me a full frame camera. ;)
     
  6. Animagic!

    Animagic! Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Messages:
    170
    Well how much do your relatives love you? Do they love you enough for a new lens? ;)

    Hmm... I know nothing about new/up-and-coming Nikon equipment. However I would recommend the Holdfast Money Maker camera harness system. It's a piece of equipment that is practical, very well made, and has definite "cool" factor (Like if Indiana Jones carried a camera instead of a Webley revolver). I bought one of these and took it to the parks and it was a hit! Got a many compliments on it and had a lot of people ask where to get one. Two readily accessible camera bodies was nice, with the option of a third. Of course you'll have to pack light unless you want to wear your camera pack over it.

    http://holdfastgear.com/?products/money-maker.htmlhttp://holdfastgear.com/?products/money-maker.html
     
  7. nbaresejr

    nbaresejr Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    322
  8. Daisy14'sDH

    Daisy14'sDH DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,535
    nb, THOSE LOOK NICE! Tom have you considered the Cactus Laser Triggers? BTW, I'm glad that you finally got a new podcast up!
     
  9. mabas9395

    mabas9395 I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,263
  10. Momfoaj

    Momfoaj Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Messages:
    22
    Not new at all but my husband is having a lot of fun playing with manual prime lenses on our Sony dslr :) I have found some great buys on ebay on a few lenses. Now I am shopping for new camera bag to hold all the new lenses, it will cost far more than the lenses :rotfl2:

    The sony A77 is on my wishlist.
     
  11. wiigirl

    wiigirl DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Messages:
    15,980
    :thumbsup2
     
  12. havoc315

    havoc315 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    4,468
    How about software?
    I've been beta testing OnOne Perfect Photo Studio 8 -- being released in November. It's pretty nifty.
     
  13. MICKEY88

    MICKEY88 <font color=purple>if you keep falling off of the

    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,467
  14. Animagic!

    Animagic! Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Messages:
    170
  15. havoc315

    havoc315 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    4,468
    The rx100 is very well executed. You mean the qx100?
     
  16. WDWFigment

    WDWFigment Owner of Disney Tourist Blog

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2007
    Messages:
    2,226
    Interesting stuff, guys. I really do need to get ahold of some new lighting toys. Every year I tell myself this is the year I'm going to learn lighting, and every year I fail. 2014 is my year!!! ;)

    As for the QX100...it's awful. But sounds like some of you already know my opinion on it!
     
  17. Animagic!

    Animagic! Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Messages:
    170
    Yes! My apologies.


    The RX100 is supposed to be excellent.

    The QX100 is not.
     
  18. chrisney

    chrisney Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 1999
    Messages:
    134
    I don't know about "hot", but I'm really excited about the gimbal head I got recently! Rotates a full 360 on the horizontal and around 180 vertically with absolutely no effort. Good for tracking if shooting wildlife, and also good for event photography.

    For fewer dollars, I have both the Black Rapid single camera and two camera straps and they're great. I can no longer hang a camera around my neck (bad disks...blame too many years of hanging cameras with heavy lenses) and they're my salvation.

    ProShow, Photofusion and Portrait Professional are three relatively inexpensive programs that are good for different purposes. And while I use Photoshop and Lightroom, I also use NIK filters extensively though they aren't inexpensive.
     
  19. MICKEY88

    MICKEY88 <font color=purple>if you keep falling off of the

    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,467
    I'm curious, what manual primes work on a sony dslr
     
  20. MICKEY88

    MICKEY88 <font color=purple>if you keep falling off of the

    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,467
    oops, didn't realize the video showed both, I'm intrigued by the QX 10

    is that equally as bad.. where do I find the blog
     
  21. havoc315

    havoc315 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    4,468
    If you mean Sony A-mount, only A-mount lenses work. Those are primarily auto focus lenses, though there are some manual Rokinon lenses and others. (They aren't necessarily cheap).

    If you mean E-mount -- The Sony A7/7r.. you can use almost any lens ever made, including lenses from pre-auto focus days, but you need adapters to use the lenses.
     

Share This Page