July 26, 2011 @ 06:10 PM
uEih

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if you want the background, maybe bring it down to around f8 - f16?

but yeah, when i first got the nifty fifty years ago, i didn't bother with my kit lens anymore - was such a good cheap lens


Oh my bad, maybe i wasn't clear but i was just wanting a wide angle lens since the nifty fifty is so close i can't get much of a background unless i backup a lot. But yea i really like it, probably will not bother with the kit lens unless i need wide angles.
July 26, 2011 @ 07:37 PM
SupraRZ

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@ uEih, I have a canon 28 1.8 which is a lot better focal length to work with than the 50mm. It's also a wide angle so maybe that's something you should look into.

Sigma 30 1.4 is also another option. Cheaper and faster but I've heard a lot of bad copies are floating around.
If money isn't an issue, the canon 35 1.4 is what I would get.

But the 30/35 aren't wide angles.
July 26, 2011 @ 07:44 PM
SupraRZ

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@ uEih, I have a canon 28 1.8 which is a lot better focal length to work with than the 50mm. It's also a wide angle so maybe that's something you should look into. 35 f2 doesn't sound too bad either. Which is still a wide angle.

Sigma 30 1.4 is also another option. Cheaper and faster but I've heard a lot of bad copies are floating around.
If money isn't an issue, the canon 35 1.4 is what I would get.

But the 30/35 aren't wide angles.
July 26, 2011 @ 08:26 PM
calintz

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uEih, uh ok, must of not read it proper

in anycase, if you're willing to spend abit more, SupraRZ's recommendations are good
July 26, 2011 @ 09:00 PM
Argh.T

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If you have the money i've heard good reviews about the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 if you truly want a wide angle lens.
It's a zoom lens obviously so it also gives you the flexibility.
But, if you're talking about a lens just wider than the 50mm then the 35mm will give you a lot more room to work especially on the t2i. Plus, it's cheap.
July 26, 2011 @ 09:45 PM
realignant

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recommend me fast, sharp, quality prime lenses for canon 40D, thanks.








p.s. budget under 500$
July 26, 2011 @ 10:47 PM
KDL323

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recommend me fast, sharp, quality prime lenses for canon 40D, thanks.








p.s. budget under 500$


Have you thought about the Tamron or Sigma 17-50 F2.8? I think you could find some for around that price?
July 26, 2011 @ 10:52 PM
realignant

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i already have a 17-40 f4 as my walkaround, i just want a good prime lens w/o putting a hole in my pockets
July 26, 2011 @ 11:05 PM
Hypnotizedd

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i already have a 17-40 f4 as my walkaround, i just want a good prime lens w/o putting a hole in my pockets


Canon 28 f/ 1.8
Sigma 30 f/1.4
Canon 50 f/ 1.4

use your 17-40 and try and get a feel of what focal length will best suit you, since your on a crop sensor i say go with the sigma.
July 26, 2011 @ 11:18 PM
realignant

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i was thinkin of the sigma, but im upgrading my body to a 5d mk2 before 2011 ends
July 26, 2011 @ 11:49 PM
uEih

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SupraRZ and calintz thanks for the help, appreciate it. I looked at those and maybe they're out of my range at the moment but i'll keep that in mind when i'll buy a new lens. I think this 50mm will hold me for now.
July 27, 2011 @ 12:57 PM
Hypnotizedd

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i was thinkin of the sigma, but im upgrading my body to a 5d mk2 before 2011 ends



if you plan on going full frame get a 50 1.4 it will be kind of tight on your current crop though.
July 30, 2011 @ 02:02 AM
Unreachable

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Hey guys, avid digital photographer, but I want to get a film camera as a side-project. I shoot Nikon and the only lens I would be using is my 50 1.8, what would be a good, inexpensive film camera? I was thinking the N2000
July 30, 2011 @ 06:48 AM
!@#$%

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What do you guys think would be the best fisheye for the T3i for under $400 or are they all shit.
August 1, 2011 @ 01:15 AM
DE LUCKS

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anyone use yuongnuo speedlites?
August 1, 2011 @ 02:43 AM
Shiri

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anyone use yuongnuo speedlites?


I've used em. Nothing wrong with em for the price. Just try to get one with remote sync because you'll end up wanting to use them for off camera flash eventually.

What do you guys think would be the best fisheye for the T3i for under $400 or are they all shit.


Pretty much yeh. You get what you pay for with lenses. Having said that, fisheye lenses are a bit of a gimic anyway (to me) and image quality/sharpness ain't a deal breaker in having a shot. The Samyang 8mm is cheap as chips and will let you experiment with fisheyes.

http://blog.careyciuro.com

August 2, 2011 @ 06:49 PM
kurrupt

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is the t3i worth getting over the t2i? if not is there anything better but in the same price range as the T2i? and is it better to buy just the body and leave out the 18-55 kit lens?

thanks
August 2, 2011 @ 08:22 PM
SupraRZ

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personally, I don't think so. Unless you care for a swivel screen which imho could come in handy in some situations.
If not, just get the t2i. I'd highly recommend going for a 60D if you got a little bit of extra cash.
Unless you can get a t2i/t3i for a steal deal.

As for the kit lens, depends. That lens isn't the best but it's great for people first starting out.
If you already own quality glass I don't see the point of getting it though.
August 2, 2011 @ 10:08 PM
KDL323

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anyone use yuongnuo speedlites?

Which one are you looking at? Im debating between the YN-460II or YN-560. I can get a direct mount for my sony for the 460II, but I would need a hot shoe adapter if I get a 560.

I went ahead and ordered both ahaha! I figure I could use the 460II for daily use and 560 off camera during photoshoots.
August 3, 2011 @ 01:05 PM
hooper

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why are you using a 460II on camera? you know that's a manual flash right? what you were looking for would probably be a YN-468 (not sure if they make that for sony mount), but a 467 would work well too.

personally, I don't think so. Unless you care for a swivel screen which imho could come in handy in some situations.
If not, just get the t2i. I'd highly recommend going for a 60D if you got a little bit of extra cash.
Unless you can get a t2i/t3i for a steal deal.

As for the kit lens, depends. That lens isn't the best but it's great for people first starting out.
If you already own quality glass I don't see the point of getting it though.



the 60D is kinda overrated to me (especially upgrading from a 50D) since there's no micro-adjustment, and the body isn't made of magnesium alloy like the 50D, 40D, etc. i'd rather invest in a T3i, and save the rest towards some glass.

but i agree with you on the kit lens statement.
August 3, 2011 @ 04:20 PM
snaV

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does anyone have either a canon 28mm f2.8 or a 35mm f2, or both? how do you like it?
August 3, 2011 @ 04:26 PM
Truetalk

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does anyone have either a canon 28mm f2.8 or a 35mm f2, or both? how do you like it?


I've got the 28mm f2.8 and i love it. I haven't really been using anything else lately.
August 3, 2011 @ 04:30 PM
snaV

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I've got the 28mm f2.8 and i love it. I haven't really been using anything else lately.


you got a flickr or something? i can't decide which one to cawp, and i'm going to try both sometime next week.. and also what camera are you using?
August 3, 2011 @ 06:13 PM
August 3, 2011 @ 11:24 PM
hooper

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^ careful buying off eBay, as you can accidentally buy a 'grey market' camera, which you can't get a US warranty for (through canon).

the first one MIGHT be good, but i'm pretty sure the one you posted in the 2nd link is a grey market (since most grey market ones are sold bundled with other items).
August 3, 2011 @ 11:47 PM
DE LUCKS

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so is this legit/ a good price?

cgi.ebay.com/Canon-EOS-Rebel-T3i-600D-18-0-MP-Digital-SLR-Camera-/190561870264?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item2c5e5f61b8

and how come this comes with so much more?

cgi.ebay.com/Canon-EOS-Rebel-T3-1100D-SLR-w-75-300mm-Lens-III-Kit-/390324718529#vi-content

thanks



yo man pay attention, youre close to getting fucked in the butt.
the first one is an okay deal, you'll definitely be able to find better deals for a t2i/t3i on craigslist depending on your area.

the second listing is for A T3 not a t3i, huge difference, if you don't know then look it up.

if you're considering a t3i, i would also look into the t2i, the only differences mainly being that the t3i has a swively screen which can come in handy, but may not be worth the price for you.
August 4, 2011 @ 12:43 AM
kurrupt

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haha wasn't gonna buy, thanks for the feedback i'll hold back before i buy. might skip the t3i and just grab a t2i since the difference is just the swivel screen.
August 4, 2011 @ 12:44 AM
DE LUCKS

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i think the t3i also has some sort of digital zoom, so essentially any lens you have turns into a zoom lens. this can be cool i guess, but it'd be shaky as fuck.
August 4, 2011 @ 12:59 AM
kurrupt

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ah okay, well i just missed a t3i + kit lens + 55-250 + 75-300 deal on amazon so i guess ill wait a bit to see if anything else pops up sometime soon, thanks.
August 4, 2011 @ 01:44 AM
KDL323

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Has anyone ever shot with Sony/Minolta before? Has anyone tried the Minolta "Mini Beercan" 35-70F4?

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