May 22, 2011 @ 03:36 AM
cjizzer

Post: 11

Join Date: May 2011

Location: Cerritos, CA

Any suggestions on lenses to upgrade from the standard Canon 18-55mm? Rule out: Tamron 17-50mm & 50mm f/1.8. Those are already on my hit list. Thanks.
May 22, 2011 @ 06:24 AM
malaujai

Post: 512

Join Date: Feb 2006

^ Sigma 30/1.4 or 85/1.8

The 30/1.4 will be an overlap in focal length but the larger aperture justifies it IMO. The 85/1.8 is a good lens too.
May 22, 2011 @ 01:29 PM
bacontaco

Post: 262

Join Date: May 2011

Location: ATL

Any suggestions on lenses to upgrade from the standard Canon 18-55mm? Rule out: Tamron 17-50mm & 50mm f/1.8. Those are already on my hit list. Thanks.


it depends on what you want to do. like if you're shooting lions frolicking in the sahara, you should probably get a telephoto lens. if you're doing video or something, you should probably get a 28 or 50mm prime.

http://kylekukshtel.com

May 22, 2011 @ 02:59 PM
cjizzer

Post: 11

Join Date: May 2011

Location: Cerritos, CA

@malaujai thanks for the suggestions!

it depends on what you want to do. like if you're shooting lions frolicking in the sahara, you should probably get a telephoto lens. if you're doing video or something, you should probably get a 28 or 50mm prime.


I was going to use the 50mm prime for video and the tamron for a walk around. i'd like a decent wide angle lens that's not too pricey but worth the bang for its buck. thanks!
May 22, 2011 @ 03:12 PM
maziranx

Post: 9

Join Date: May 2011

Location: 1

Thank you. has been very good.
May 22, 2011 @ 09:17 PM
bacontaco

Post: 262

Join Date: May 2011

Location: ATL

@malaujai thanks for the suggestions!



I was going to use the 50mm prime for video and the tamron for a walk around. i'd like a decent wide angle lens that's not too pricey but worth the bang for its buck. thanks!


dude if you're going for that, get the 28mm 2.8
www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/12096-USA/Canon_2505A002_Wide_Angle_EF_28mm.html

and if you feel like dropping some extra, the 28mm 1.8
www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/102851-USA/Canon_2510A003_Wide_Angle_EF_28mm.html

that 1.8 is the only lens i have, but i use it for nearly everything. check my sig, all the video on that website was shot with it. especially for doing night time stuff, having a 1.8 is heaven. 1 stop may now seem like a lot, but when you're in a dimly lit club, you saving yourself whatever noise bumping up the iso may cause. yeah it was expensive, but i've never looked back.

http://kylekukshtel.com

May 23, 2011 @ 04:36 PM
cjizzer

Post: 11

Join Date: May 2011

Location: Cerritos, CA

@bacontaco just checked out your videos and the 1.8 does help out alot. i'll look more into it but so far that might be on my list of lenses to get. thanks! it really helped me out. smile
May 23, 2011 @ 08:38 PM
uEih

Post: 343

Join Date: Jan 2008

Those who have or used Magic Lantern before, can you tell me if it changes the layout of the screen? Or does it just only add on? I don't want anything changed apart from default/stock camera but i'd like the add on.
May 28, 2011 @ 06:20 PM
jspookz

Post: 25

Join Date: May 2011

i know malaujai said to get a 50mm, and he's kind of right. you should get a solid 50mm lens, but with the crop factor on the 60d (x1.6), you should go with something like a 28mm, so you effectively have a 50mm. Otherwise that 50mm you buy will look like what an 80mm looks like on a full frame sensor from the same distance.


GREAT ADVICE!, i'll put this into consideration. Thank you. cool
May 31, 2011 @ 09:33 AM
Shanklin

Post: 9605

Join Date: Nov 2006

So my grandad is sending me his old canon 35mm cam and a bunch of old film from vietnam era....Now my question is, will the film still be usable? Like it's obviously older than me, but I still want to try anyway.

http://kevinshanklin.com/ IF YOU HAVE A FFFOUND.COM INVITE MSG ME

May 31, 2011 @ 12:10 PM
Lloyd

Post: 556

Join Date: Mar 2009

Location: Norway/Nor. Cal

They might be too old, but just give one roll a try and see. Might come out all extra vintage hipster looking.
June 1, 2011 @ 02:26 PM

Inactive

info on camera
June 1, 2011 @ 02:28 PM
Moment1990

Post: 2

Join Date: Jun 2011

Thanks a lot..
June 2, 2011 @ 12:18 AM
cjizzer

Post: 11

Join Date: May 2011

Location: Cerritos, CA

Figured I'd try asking anyones take on lens fungus. Recently purchased a Minolta X-570 w/ a Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4 lens. Saw that it had mild fungus but since it was fairly cheap, I decided to pick it up. Now I want to know if its reasonable to take the lens to a respectable lens cleaner/repairer , if there are any methods to for DIY, or ditch the lens and buy a new one. Im currently using the camera to see if the fungus affects the picture quality.
June 2, 2011 @ 12:26 AM
DE LUCKS

Post: 528

Join Date: Jan 2008

recommendations on any cheap point and shoot film cameras?
June 2, 2011 @ 12:06 PM
cjizzer

Post: 11

Join Date: May 2011

Location: Cerritos, CA

recommendations on any cheap point and shoot film cameras?


Yashica T4, Contax T2, Olympus Stylus Epic 35mm f/2.8, Canon Autoboy I or II.
June 2, 2011 @ 02:19 PM
whenarichniggawantU

Post: 1557

Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: San Diego

Might come out all extra vintage hipster looking.


this. expired film is always interesting though 40+ years is a long time.
June 5, 2011 @ 09:57 PM
Radular

Post: 137

Join Date: Jan 2010

can anyone with a t1i help me out?

whenever I shoot video and edit it on the computer then upload it to youtube or vimeo it never fits the whole screen. why does it do this?
June 5, 2011 @ 10:27 PM
Shanklin

Post: 9605

Join Date: Nov 2006

How are you importing the video and what program?

http://kevinshanklin.com/ IF YOU HAVE A FFFOUND.COM INVITE MSG ME

June 5, 2011 @ 10:29 PM
Radular

Post: 137

Join Date: Jan 2010

im using adobe premiere cs3 but it did this on windows movie maker also

and im just copying and pasting the files from my t1i to the computer
June 7, 2011 @ 10:47 AM
internet

Post: 905

Join Date: Sep 2008

Location: Des Moines

Nikon d90 or Leica D-LUX 4?

halp.
June 7, 2011 @ 11:20 AM
Shanklin

Post: 9605

Join Date: Nov 2006

im using adobe premiere cs3 but it did this on windows movie maker also

and im just copying and pasting the files from my t1i to the computer


Hmm...what are your settings for video? I have a t1i aswell, and I think the best settings to use are 128x720. You get 30fps but but it's still 720p. Sounds like you have it on 640x480.

http://kevinshanklin.com/ IF YOU HAVE A FFFOUND.COM INVITE MSG ME

June 7, 2011 @ 10:11 PM
nico

Post: 337

Join Date: Apr 2010

Location: SEA / SD

I currently have a Canon 50mm 1.8 (XSi) and I want a little more flexibility, preferably on the wider side.

My choices:

1) Canon 28mm 1.8 USM
2) Sigma 30mm 1.4, I've heard there a lot of bad copies out there?
3) Tamron 17-50mm 2.8, unsure about this one, is it worth it? Are there bad copies?
4) Canon 17-40mm f4L, slower lens but I'm assuming the sharpest out of all my choices.

suggestions?
June 8, 2011 @ 01:43 AM
Shanklin

Post: 9605

Join Date: Nov 2006

Fuck the f4. That's stupid slow. I'd rather get a canon 28mm out of all those choices. I personally like prime lenses too...

http://kevinshanklin.com/ IF YOU HAVE A FFFOUND.COM INVITE MSG ME

June 8, 2011 @ 02:16 PM
tehcake

Post: 780

Join Date: Oct 2010

Location: Uniqlo

Tamron if you don't want to switch lenses. It's sharpness is almost as sharp as the canon 17-55 f2.8. Otherwise I'd go for the 28 or the sigma 30 1.4

nyannyanpartycat.tumblr.com/

June 8, 2011 @ 02:40 PM
julian.

Post: 3297

Join Date: Mar 2008

Location: LA.

Sigma > 28
the extra ~half a stop is far superior to the 2mm.

Also that video camera up there is probably a Canon XHA1

julianxberman.tumblr.com /

June 9, 2011 @ 12:28 PM
windkick

Post: 60

Join Date: Sep 2010

Location: Houston

I want to shoot some videos of some ideas that I have.

What's a good camera to shoot video with? I heard the Nikon D90 is good (even though I am accustomed to using Canon not Nikon), while most the high end point and shoots tend to not be 1080p from what I understand (If not I would get a Fuji x100).

If I have around 1,000-1200 to spend (at the most, not saying that's exactly what I want to spend), what would be a good weapon of choice?
June 9, 2011 @ 02:55 PM
DE LUCKS

Post: 528

Join Date: Jan 2008

t2i or d5100
June 9, 2011 @ 04:35 PM
windkick

Post: 60

Join Date: Sep 2010

Location: Houston

About the t2i, I would be getting it body only. What would be the best recomended lens to get with it?
June 9, 2011 @ 04:40 PM
Hypnotizedd

Post: 622

Join Date: Sep 2009

I currently have a Canon 50mm 1.8 (XSi) and I want a little more flexibility, preferably on the wider side.

My choices:

1) Canon 28mm 1.8 USM
2) Sigma 30mm 1.4, I've heard there a lot of bad copies out there?
3) Tamron 17-50mm 2.8, unsure about this one, is it worth it? Are there bad copies?
4) Canon 17-40mm f4L, slower lens but I'm assuming the sharpest out of all my choices.

suggestions?



get the 30mm. its sharp, has a good build, and is fast.

the only thing is some tend to have focusing issues. but if you do have that problem just send it to sigma and they calibrate it for you.




I want to shoot some videos of some ideas that I have.

What's a good camera to shoot video with? I heard the Nikon D90 is good (even though I am accustomed to using Canon not Nikon), while most the high end point and shoots tend to not be 1080p from what I understand (If not I would get a Fuji x100).

If I have around 1,000-1200 to spend (at the most, not saying that's exactly what I want to spend), what would be a good weapon of choice?



get a 60D or a 7D




t2i or d5100



t2i




About the t2i, I would be getting it body only. What would be the best recomended lens to get with it?



what do you plan on shooting and whats your budget

Please login first to reply.
Back To Top