Too many Nikons?

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Weegee
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Too many Nikons?
Dec 27, 2011

Here's an old print I found of myself with my assistant and all the "gear" I used as a working "pro". I photographed the print, that's why it isn't too good. I still have most of the Nikons and have added a few digital Nikons since then!

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In reply to Weegee, Dec 27, 2011

I think you could just do with one more back up camera...just to be safe lol
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Mark den Hartog
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In reply to Weegee, Dec 27, 2011

Nice for an Album Cover....

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William Faulkner
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I like-a the Leicas.

Often wish I had mine back.

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In reply to Weegee, Dec 27, 2011

I still have my tripod like the one on the far left. You could use that thing for a jackstand to hold up your car.

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In reply to Weegee, Dec 27, 2011

Loving the photo.

Are beards mandatory, LOL

Thanks for sharing the image

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Frank Stein
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In reply to Weegee, Dec 28, 2011

Weegee wrote:

Here's an old print I found of myself with my assistant and all the "gear" I used as a working "pro". I photographed the print, that's why it isn't too good. I still have most of the Nikons and have added a few digital Nikons since then!

This forum is NOT for the D200. Please that this bit of ego to the appropriate forum.

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Weegee
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In reply to Frank Stein, Dec 28, 2011

Glad we have you Frank Stein ( if that's your real name ) policing and fact checking the various forums on dpreview.

When I checked out your past activity on the forum, it is full of vitriolic invectives, smart alec comments and paternalistic put downs.

Guys like you ( with too much idle time in their heads )criticize everyone yet don't dare show their e-mail addresses or photos. Can you even use the equipment you "might" have? Time to put your pictures where your mouth is!
I'm writing this for all the previous posters you insulted........

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Brandon Herring
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In reply to Weegee, Dec 28, 2011

First I have to say, I love this picture. Something about it is just "cool".

I second everything you said to the "net-cop". Insults and policing bring nothing positive or informative to this forum.

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In reply to Weegee, Dec 28, 2011

Serious bit of lighting you have in the background there - so no doubt far more we can't see. Love the car-stand type studio tripods too. I can't get exited about the toy cameras, but the large format ones always hold appeal.

Fun photo, I'll resist poking fun at the beards as they may well be current : )
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In reply to Frank Stein, Dec 28, 2011

Frank Stein wrote:

This forum is NOT for the D200. Please that this bit of ego to the appropriate forum.

frank, you're a douche. you contribute nothing, unlike weegee, who has contributed a phenomenal beard to be admired for all of eternity.

now run along back to your dark hole of wankery...

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In reply to Weegee, Dec 28, 2011

Frankly I find it difficult to believe that any serious photographer could use the pseudonym Weegee. Weegee , who died over 40 years ago, was one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century anybody, in photographic circles, who pretends to be he can only be perceived as a charlatan or someone who is taking the p* s

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In reply to Weegee, Dec 28, 2011

I like the Leica table-top tripod in the middle of the picture. I used to have one, albeit with a smaller ball head on it. It was ... rad! So are the rest of your toys.

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In reply to rinsephotographic, Dec 28, 2011

rinsephotographic wrote:

Frank Stein wrote:

This forum is NOT for the D200. Please that this bit of ego to the appropriate forum.

frank, you're a douche. you contribute nothing, unlike weegee, who has contributed a phenomenal beard to be admired for all of eternity.

now run along back to your dark hole of wankery...

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dave

Oh Dave, oh Dave, oh Dave. Wake up. I'll contribute something serious when something serious is posted that actually pertains to the topic of this forum. And this thread does not. The image wasn't even taken with a D700, D1, D2, or D3. And you admire his beard? Oh please!

Until then, I'll beat back dweebs such as yourself with a stick. Now, heel.

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In reply to Frank Stein, Dec 28, 2011

Frank Stein wrote:

rinsephotographic wrote:

Frank Stein wrote:

This forum is NOT for the D200. Please that this bit of ego to the appropriate forum.

frank, you're a douche. you contribute nothing, unlike weegee, who has contributed a phenomenal beard to be admired for all of eternity.

now run along back to your dark hole of wankery...

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dave

Oh Dave, oh Dave, oh Dave. Wake up. I'll contribute something serious when something serious is posted that actually pertains to the topic of this forum. And this thread does not. The image wasn't even taken with a D700, D1, D2, or D3. And you admire his beard? Oh please!

Until then, I'll beat back dweebs such as yourself with a stick. Now, heel.

I thought you might be taking the p* s

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Weegee
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In reply to dave, Dec 28, 2011

Now that you boys got all the niceties off your chests, I'll explain what this shot was all about.

Throughout my "semi illustrious" career ( at least I made a decent living practicing my hobby ), many art directors would constantly ask me if I had the right equipment for the job! I want my stuff shot on 8 x 10, do you have an 8 x 10? How about a compound curve cyclorama? I like really soft lighting, can you do that? Etc, etc.

So, I had my second assistant ( rather my darkroom guy ) photograph us so I could send a picture of all my equipment along with my portefolio. It was kind of tonque in cheek but it saved me having to explain that "yes, I have the equipment to do the job".

For those interested, that was a 10ft. x 10ft. light box on tracks that moved throughout my studio. It had 9 Balcar fan cooled light heads with 20,000 watt seconds of power. When it used to go off, my clients thought it was Hiroshima all over again. I could get f/64 on my 8 x 10. Now I use my smallest 600ws Balcar and it's too much for most of my shooting. I have to use 3 stop neutral density filters.

On a final note, I paid $ 25,000 for that soft box. In 2006 I through it in a dumpster because I no longer had use for it and nobody wanted it. C'est la vie!

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In reply to Frank Stein, Dec 29, 2011

Frank Stein wrote:

Oh Dave, oh Dave, oh Dave. Wake up. I'll contribute something serious when something serious is posted that actually pertains to the topic of this forum. And this thread does not. The image wasn't even taken with a D700, D1, D2, or D3. And you admire his beard? Oh please!

really? that's what you've got frankie? my word.

of the hundreds of serious posts that pertain to the topic of this forum you only post bullsh*t to bullsh*t threads leading me to believe that you are indeed bullsh*t. you constantly bemoan the lack of seriousness in the forum yet contribute nothing to serious threads and in general contribute, well, nothing. you are endlessly vacuous but too inane to realize it. you deserve to have your nose hairs plucked out one by one.

Until then, I'll beat back dweebs such as yourself with a stick. Now, heel.

hahahahaha yup you got me sport! i quake in fear of your 'stick' and will now diligently heel.

please retreat to the hole of douchery from whence you came.

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In reply to Weegee, Dec 29, 2011

great story behind the photo, i love it! i really does look like an album cover, as noted by a poster above. as for your story about your giant softbox...it reminds me of getting rid of dark room equipment. ouch.

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In reply to rinsephotographic, Dec 29, 2011

It reminds me of the rear of Pink Floyd's 1969 Ummagumma album - only their's was a show of all their instruments.

Since a teenager, I've loved the shot.

Oh, smack me. I forgot to include the words D300 or D700 etc in my reply.

Oh, and with the name Ansel, I really am insulting one of the greatest landscape photographers of the 20th century

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In reply to Ansel Spear, Dec 29, 2011

Yes Ansel, hurry up and copyright that name before someone else does and starts charging you every time you say it or sign your signature! Don't laugh, that's where the world is heading! I can't photograph anything anymore without either a model or property release!

On the Pink Floyd album, I wonder if I could sue them for stealing my intellectual property? Oh,oh, they may have done their cover before I did my shot. I hope they don't check out this forum, Maybe Frank will notify them.......

Boy, this is an interesting forum. Frank Stein and rinsephotographic ( don't forget the rise well to get all the hypo out ) really go at it hammer and tong! It's what gives this forum a special kind of humor.

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