Im sure i speak for everyone here when i say, new toys are the greatest!
Anyhoo, these are my two newest toys. The Kahr Mk9 elite, used, compliments of a great deal from a super nice THR member, ElCapitan. I qualified with her last week, and shot got shot a whole lot today, what a nice gun. I have a highnoon holster on order, and i can wait to start carrying her.
The sebenza comes, brand new, from a great guy, SuperD over at Ramanon.
I busted out the old giant Sony Mavica for this photoshoot, and I am darn glad i dusted her off. Even with my brand new Canon, nothing does close up work like the 5 pound dinosaur Mavica. Oh, and the mirror thing is a royal pain in the rump for photography...but the results are striking when they turn out right. I still think the secret to photography is to take as many pictures as possible...you MIGHT get 2 or 3 you like. And even with all of this work, i still cant compete with the great ones (lunde, im talking to you):rolleyes:
Those pics came out really well. I think you are really close (or the same) to other people's quality, I think you get bonus points for using the ol' Mavica. :D
March 29, 2004, 02:02 PM
Keep taking pics like that and you'll force me to go out and buy a camera.:D
March 29, 2004, 02:06 PM
Wow. You some how made the Kahr look tempting!
March 29, 2004, 05:10 PM
Take a look at the canon A60...i have one of those too, and while it doesnt do close up stuff as well, it is a great deal. I have one, and i think they are like 99 bucks at circuit city right now with some sort of rebate.
do a search on circuit city.
i have taken a lot of goodies with that one too, just need a tripod for close work....such as:
March 29, 2004, 06:01 PM
I've been looking at a SONY Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera so I can cool:cool: pics of my p239 and M40.
This picture theads just mae me want to spend $:(
March 30, 2004, 03:24 AM
all of the sony stuff is top notch, but they are expensive.
March 30, 2004, 01:35 PM
Arin those are some very nice photos. Congrats on the new gun. You are a better photographer then I am. I would love to see some shots of your Steyr on the mirror.
My wife has a little bit older Cannon the S220 she loves the small size and ease of use. We used to have one of the Sony CD cameras. We sure miss it, it took the best macro shots. The downside was that it is a big bulky camera. I am thinking about picking up another Sony for taking gun pics, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I have been too busy spending money on guns. What is your secret for getting the lighting so nice???
March 30, 2004, 01:43 PM
You're making me miss my MK40 Elite :(
March 30, 2004, 02:04 PM
Nice work Arin .. guns AND pics!!:)
March 30, 2004, 02:06 PM
I just bought a digital cam (and I do photography for a living, including photos of guns and such), and I found the digi-cam to be far superior and more flexible (especially for closeups) than the 35mm system. The resolution and color accuracy might even make my Pentax 6x7 obsolete, too!! I see a second digi-cam in my future.....! ;)
Nice to see someone else using mirrors as a base. I do it now and again, too. (I sold my P-239 some time ago, but not before I'd put Hogues on it. Nice.) The subtle finish on the Sig really photographs well, I've found..... :cool:
March 30, 2004, 02:18 PM
sturm, i personally use a stick lamp that has 4 100 watt bulbs on seperate swiveling heads. That, coupled with a white sheet draped over like a tent, to evenly disperse the light. When using artificial light such as that, make sure the white balance on the camera is properly set to the tungsten setting or equivalent...so that the pics dont look yellow.
I think im going to take some Steyr pics tonight...It hasnt been the subject of a photoshoot for a long time...way before i starting getting decent at photography.
Thank all of you for the nice comments.
March 30, 2004, 02:21 PM
Ditto what Zundfolge said. Makes me wish I still had mine.
March 30, 2004, 02:34 PM
Jeebus, Heraclitus, what where we thinking? :(
March 30, 2004, 02:49 PM
ya, what WERE you thinking? Seems like a perfect full caliber carry piece. Even though it is heavy, it is still lighter than my other full caliber pistols. It may not be the MOST pleasant to shoot, but it isnt horrible either. Much more pleasant than my 32 caliber autauga.
March 30, 2004, 08:18 PM
Your pics are great. The mirror ones rock. Nice Kahr BTW.:)