Z1000

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Gregster, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. lmyamen

    lmyamen Been here awhile

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    Southwade I need to get out in the evenings and do some long exposure shots like you.. I despise the 18-55 kit lens that I have haha. I am picking up a 35mm f/1.8 this month for the new camera.

    couple from last night

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  2. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Most of my night shots are done at f8 or f11...

    The kit lens is fine for that.

    Any particular reason you want the 35mm over the 40mm pancake?
  3. ///Monster

    ///Monster Does it have wheels?

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    You guys are making me jelly with your nice camera talk. My camera still doubles as a phone.:wink:
  4. lmyamen

    lmyamen Been here awhile

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    The pancake is f/2.8 and for my personal style with photography I like shooting wide open. So I like having the option of using a larger aperture of 1.8 vs the 2.8. Just personal preference. The 18-55 is def fine for the long exposure shots I want the 35 for day time shooting and low light situations where I can go to f/1.8 and just bump up the iso and not do an extended shutter speed.

    oh and the 40mm pancake lens is for Canon I have a Nikon at the moment lol.
  5. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    ew.

    Just kidding. :evil
  6. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Also:

    I love my big Ventura Mistral touring bag so much,

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    I decided to get the little sport pack for everyday stuff.

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    I'll post more pics when it gets here.:deal
  7. lmyamen

    lmyamen Been here awhile

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    Hahaha. Funny thing is I am a Canon guy I got a really good deal from BH photo on a used the d5100 so I ended up buying it as my motorcycle camera To keep and my tank bag
  8. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    You should follow his tumblr. Talk about long exposure. :lol3
  9. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  10. ///Monster

    ///Monster Does it have wheels?

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  11. apgamer

    apgamer n00b

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    Hey guys,

    Anyone need a stock z1000 shock? I swapped it out for a zx6r shock, it's in great shape.

    Free to a good home, you pay shipping. I also have the stock taillight if anyone wants it.
  12. lmyamen

    lmyamen Been here awhile

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  13. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Fine shots of a fine looking machine!
    I have a 35 1.8 that lives in my bag as a spare. Very sharp. Very inexpensive. You'll love it.
    Lyle
  14. Leystone

    Leystone Adventurer

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    Damn I miss my Z
  15. O-man21

    O-man21 Adventurer

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    Cell phone pic from my ride today:

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  16. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Oh look another green one! :freaky
  17. robfilms

    robfilms Been here awhile

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    i have the baby bro to the z1k, a 2006 z750s.

    it has been a rock solid, very fun ride for the 10 months/3k miles i have owned it.

    after not riding for 35 years, the z750s was exactly what i needed.

    :clap

    yup yup.

    i use the bike to commute into manhattan 2-3 times a week and do solo runs up and back into the hudson valley north of nyc.

    if i could figure out how to post pictures, i'd share some very unprofessional pix.

    (southwade has REALLY raised the bar on z1k pix!)

    ymmv.

    be well.

    rob
  18. cantseejack

    cantseejack woop woop

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    Sweet pic; keep lusting after radial brakes on my 03.
  19. lmyamen

    lmyamen Been here awhile

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  20. aclimbatize

    aclimbatize Adventurer

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    Well, pulled the trigger and traded in my Versys for an (almost) new 2012 Z1000 with 722 miles on it. Got a great deal on both the trade in value of my Versys and the price on the Z. Got 4K for my Versys, which is 300 less than what I paid for it when I bought it from a guy on CraigsList a few years ago. The price for the Z was set at 8,499. So all told I ended up getting an OTD cost of 4,800 with tax and whatnot.

    I'm super happy with it. Smooth, planted, torquey, comfortable, and all around fun. Excited to spend my summer on it and my WR250X :clap


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