GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Aushiker, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Aushiker

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    Andrew
    There is a popular thread over at our sister forum where folks share what photography gear (and related) they have brought in the past week. I find it great or not so great depending on the state of my credit card and thought something similar here might be good. My quick and dirty search didn't find anything but if I missed a thread please let me know.

    To get the ball rolling this arrived at my door yesterday ...

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    Mindshift Gear Trailscape 18L Backpack
    by Andrew Priest (Aushiker), on Flickr

    Received my Mindshift Gear Trailscape 18L backpack yesterday from B&H. Initial impressions are very positive: nice and light (1.3 kg); heaps of room for my kit; light the zippers with their large pulls, and the pockets for small things. On the downside would have like the raincover to be attached to the bag aka LowePro and for some reason I thought this was a rear opening bag, it is not. Not the end of the world but a lesson in research properly. It turns out the Mindshift Gear Backlight 26L is the one with rear opening. It is much bigger but at 26L and 1.8 kg.

    Now seriously considering a Mindshift Rotation 180 Horizon 34L or a Rotation 180 Panorama 22L as looking to complete Wainright's Coast to Coast walk in the UK and will need a way to carry my camera gear and walking gear.
     
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  2. tonyturley

    tonyturley SC Top Veteran

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    Lumix G1 with 14-45mm lens. GAS has no limits, it would seem . . .
     
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  3. Burkey

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    A Leica M-E.
    . . .David
     
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  4. drd1135

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    Steve
    Domke FX5B
     
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  5. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Steve - an excellent bag.
    . . . David
     
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  6. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

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    Garry
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Luke
    where are the photos.....don't you people have cameras?
     
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  8. Aushiker

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  9. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    For me they allow the option of releasing the shutter with the soft part of my finger instead of the end of the finger. I have a very bad habit of "jabbing" the shutter anyway. These seem to help even if I'm using the tip of the finger. Besides, they look oh-so-cool. :rolleyes: My favorites - Beep - Boop - Bip - Bug . Good luck.
    . . . David
     
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  10. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    I suppose. . . :rolleyes:
    Leica M-E (1 of 1).
     
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  11. Aushiker

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  12. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Andrew - very nice bag. My wife recently got a similar pack for her GoPro she uses for mountain biking. These types of bags appear to be getting very popular. I'm still living in the "canvas generation". ;-)
    . . . David
     
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  13. kyteflyer

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    Jan 31, 2011
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    Sue
    I'm very proud of my efforts to resist GAS. I have not acquired any new camera gear since the LX100, and that was late last year or early this. Cant remember. I have C.R.A.F.T.
     
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  14. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

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    Texas
    Don
    Two weeks ago, but first new equipment since... a while...
    Leica 21mm Super-Elmar-M f3.4
    DSC_2483.
     
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  15. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

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    Don
    That is a really nice looking camera!
     
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  16. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    alright, you Leicaphiles can stop posting photos. You win.
     
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  17. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus Subscribing Member

    Dec 25, 2010
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    Marlof
    A few months ago, I bought aan Olympus 60 2.8 Macro. I had been eyeing that one for some time to dabble in macro photography (doh...), but didn't bite until it came at a discount. Instead of a picture of the product, I'll show one taken with it.

    F6103458-XL.
     
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  18. Chris2500dk

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    I just (re)purchased a Sigma DP3 Merrill. Figured I'd get one while it was still possible.
     
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  19. Burkey

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    Don, that is a very fine looking lens you have there!
    . . . David
     
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  20. bluzcity

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    Bought a Fuji XPro 2 yesterday. Now the wait:whistling:
     
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