June 8, 2011 @ 02:40 PM
julian.

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

Also that video camera up there is probably a Canon XHA1

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June 9, 2011 @ 12:28 PM
windkick

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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

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

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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

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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
June 9, 2011 @ 05:28 PM
golfwangkai

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any advice for a 1st camera - just one thats better than an iphone 4 and not to expensive, maybe something to post tumblr pics
June 9, 2011 @ 05:58 PM
DE LUCKS

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


i would get a good fast prime lens

sigma 30mm 1.4
nikkor 35mm 1.8
June 9, 2011 @ 07:43 PM
Hypnotizedd

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any advice for a 1st camera - just one thats better than an iphone 4 and not to expensive, maybe something to post tumblr pics


you looking for a dslr or point and shoot? and whats your budget looking like. if your looking for a point and shoot a canon s95
June 9, 2011 @ 08:30 PM
windkick

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Location: Houston

what do you plan on shooting and whats your budget


t2i is $700 bucks with body only on this site which isn't so bad

www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/675617-REG/Canon_4462B001_Canon_EOS_Rebel_T2i.html

I could spend as much as $1,000-$1,200 on the lens. So if there was ONE lens to have, what is it? I plan on experimenting with the shooting. Maybe do some shoots of my friends dancing and interviewing them and trying to make small documentaries and editing them later.
June 9, 2011 @ 08:51 PM
whenarichniggawantU

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50mm 1.2. thing sees in the dark.
June 9, 2011 @ 08:53 PM
windkick

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50mm 1.2. thing sees in the dark.


I couldnt find that made for the Canon?
June 9, 2011 @ 09:54 PM
Hypnotizedd

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t2i is $700 bucks with body only on this site which isn't so bad

www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/675617-REG/Canon_4462B001_Canon_EOS_Rebel_T2i.html

I could spend as much as $1,000-$1,200 on the lens. So if there was ONE lens to have, what is it? I plan on experimenting with the shooting. Maybe do some shoots of my friends dancing and interviewing them and trying to make small documentaries and editing them later.



i recommend a Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

its probably the best lens for your situation, but will run you alot, if you dont want to spend that much look into the tamron 17-55 2.8 which is about half the price, and spend the other cash on a Sigma 30mm F1.4
June 9, 2011 @ 10:26 PM
olusumh

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Thank you for sharing. good work.
June 9, 2011 @ 10:30 PM
windkick

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i recommend a Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

its probably the best lens for your situation, but will run you alot, if you dont want to spend that much look into the tamron 17-55 2.8 which is about half the price, and spend the other cash on a Sigma 30mm F1.4


This one?

www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/425812-USA/Canon_1242B002AA_EF_S_17_55mm_f_2_8_IS.html

It's good for low depth of field?
June 9, 2011 @ 10:47 PM
Hypnotizedd

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This one?

www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/425812-USA/Canon_1242B002AA_EF_S_17_55mm_f_2_8_IS.html

It's good for low depth of field?



Yes the constant 2.8 apeture is good for a small dof. you can check this, some sample shots with the lens.

www.flickr.com/search/?q=canon+17-55+2.8&f=hp
June 10, 2011 @ 09:44 AM
will 1 am

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Advice
Hi all,

I will be attending art school next year & will need a camera for it. I want a point & shoot style camera because after all I will be at a University & will be on the move a lot so I need something pocketable w/o losing picture quality etc.

I started researching & so far my top pick is the Leica D-LUX 5 at the the highest-end in my price range.

Any advice? Opinions? Recommendations?

Thank you!
June 10, 2011 @ 10:11 AM
windkick

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Yes the constant 2.8 apeture is good for a small dof. you can check this, some sample shots with the lens.

www.flickr.com/search/?q=canon+17-55+2.8&f=hp


Are there a good Fish Eye lens you would recomend?
June 10, 2011 @ 02:22 PM
Lloyd

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Not to be an asshole or anything, but you seem to be pretty new to photography. I wouldn't worry so much about lenses just yet.F ocus on learing the basics, then get some new gear when you know what you're doing.
June 10, 2011 @ 05:46 PM
windkick

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Not to be an asshole or anything, but you seem to be pretty new to photography. I wouldn't worry so much about lenses just yet.F ocus on learing the basics, then get some new gear when you know what you're doing.


lol no worries, I had a Rebel XT for years but then got rid of it for a canon s95. I know my stuff I was just asking for some advice because I am conflicted on what to get next since like I said earlier I am interested in something that has good video on it
June 10, 2011 @ 07:11 PM
Shanklin

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This one?

www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/425812-USA/Canon_1242B002AA_EF_S_17_55mm_f_2_8_IS.html

It's good for low depth of field?


If you're going more for video I would definitely get that. Like hypnotized said, the constant 2.8 aperture is gonna be sex. You can have a good DOF at all lengths, and in the long run, it'll save you money rather than buying a bunch of prime lenses.

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

June 10, 2011 @ 10:07 PM
Hypnotizedd

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Are there a good Fish Eye lens you would recomend?


since you have a 1.6x crop, you need to be really wide because of the crop factor. i would go for the Sigma 8mm F3.5
June 11, 2011 @ 12:41 PM
DE LUCKS

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so i just bought a nikon d5100 with the kit lens, and also a nikon 35mm 1.8
i didn't do enough research prior to purchasing, and found out that i did not have full manual control for my video options. and ever since i got it i've been hearing how canon is so ahead in terms of video on dslrs. so my question is, should i sell my d5100 and lenses before they depreciate even more, and get a canon body?
and also, do you think it's a good idea to get a really high end camera like the 5d mark II and really take the time to learn how to use it, or just get something like a t2i and then upgrade the body down the road?
June 11, 2011 @ 01:08 PM
Rockwe11

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Quick question: How are the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8? Or the other Lumix? The price seems right to me. Is it any good?

I am NOT a photographer by any means. I have a DSLR that I don't know how to use but I need something dummy proof and small to carry around.
June 11, 2011 @ 01:15 PM
bacontaco

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This one?

www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/425812-USA/Canon_1242B002AA_EF_S_17_55mm_f_2_8_IS.html

It's good for low depth of field?


The only thing is that you need to consider how much actual ZOOMING you would be doing with that lens. yeah, it's a solid range of focal lengths, but what's stopping you from just buy a good 28mm prime and when you need to get closer for something, you simply move closer. The way space is distorted around an object varies depending on how you adjust your field of view. If you use the lens zoom, you get the crappy "homemade video" look. If you look at nearly any movie today, chances are you will see zero zoom in shots. Everything will most likely be done with a fixed focal length lens, mounted on top of tracks or a glidecam. Your eyes act more like that set up than just zooming in on an object, so thats why they opt for actually moving the camera, zooming in and out looks cheap. and with a prime lens, you generally would get a shallower depth of field, which definitely contributes to the "feel" you would want to go for in a narrative film.

in short, go for a prime. i've got a 28mm, and i've never once wished I had a longer focal length lens. if your camera is full frame however, go for a 50mm. I got the 28 due to the crop factor on my 60D.

http://kylekukshtel.com

June 11, 2011 @ 01:27 PM
SupraRZ

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I have a canon 17-55 and ^ he's right.
Zoom is nice, but if you don't need it/don't mind physically moving forward save yourself the extra cash and go prime.
Also, the lens is pretty heavy. Buzzkill carrying it around.

Don't get me wrong though, I love that lens to death and is mounted on my camera 99% of the time.
Expensive but don't regret spending the dough one bit.
Only complaint is the weight, but what can you do.

Just depends what you're looking to use it for.
Main problem with primes for me is it being too close.
Especially if you're in a crowded room with limited space to move like restaurants/parties.
That's why I prefer being at 17mm but again that's just me.
June 13, 2011 @ 08:41 AM
Rema

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DE LUCKS If you really can't live with the D5100 then yea sell it and do some
research on the canon T2i and T3i. If you shop around you might be able to get
the T2i with kit and 50mm 1.8. Similar set to your Nikons.

Rockwe11 For that sort of money i would also look at the Nikon p300 I would also
read the user manual for your DSLR and if your still confused sell it and get a better
point and shoot like the lumix lx5.
June 13, 2011 @ 11:11 AM
Rockwe11

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Rockwe11 For that sort of money i would also look at the Nikon p300 I would also
read the user manual for your DSLR and if your still confused sell it and get a better
point and shoot like the lumix lx5.


Thanks! I appreciate the help. I'll look at the P300. I understand the theory of the DSLR and it's functions, but I just can't remember when it comes time to use it. Maybe I'm just a bit slow. Thanks for the help though!
June 13, 2011 @ 04:46 PM
Rema

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If you haven't given up on the DSLR you could try shooting in Auto mode
it should be as simple as pointing and shooting

.
June 13, 2011 @ 08:12 PM
bacontaco

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Thanks! I appreciate the help. I'll look at the P300. I understand the theory of the DSLR and it's functions, but I just can't remember when it comes time to use it. Maybe I'm just a bit slow. Thanks for the help though!


best site i ever used to learn that stuff
www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm

http://kylekukshtel.com

June 14, 2011 @ 02:49 PM
will 1 am

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Hi all,

I will be attending art school next year & will need a camera for it. I want a point & shoot style camera because after all I will be at a University & will be on the move a lot so I need something pocketable w/o losing picture quality etc.

I started researching & so far my top pick is the Leica D-LUX 5 at the the highest-end in my price range.

Any advice? Opinions? Recommendations?

Thank you!


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