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July 21, 2011 @ 18:53:58
i'd rate the E-P3 over the current GF2/3, but not a fan of that touch screen.

imo, cop a cheap GF1, and use the extra money on some dope used leica/voigtlander/zeiss lens and converters
July 22, 2011 @ 12:13:44
need to get a camera for school, looking for DSLR's from $700-$900ish

looking at the T2i, but would like some opinions on cameras in the price range...

Any input is appreciated!
July 22, 2011 @ 17:22:21
Either the GF2 or EP3 but for that money I'd get a Dslr...


i already have a dslr and im not a fan of always carrying it around, sometimes i want a pocket size camera with dslr performance and i wont drop 1100+ on the x100, fixed lens ftl
July 22, 2011 @ 17:23:03
i'd rate the E-P3 over the current GF2/3, but not a fan of that touch screen.

imo, cop a cheap GF1, and use the extra money on some dope used leica/voigtlander/zeiss lens and converters


specs wise gf1 and gf2, is there any big difference? thanks
July 23, 2011 @ 04:29:14
from dpreview:

Originally posted by Inactive User
Here's a brief summary of the major changes between the GF2 and GF1:


Smaller and lighter body
LCD screen now touch-sensitive, with added anti-reflective coating
Fewer external controls (mode dial, drive mode lever, AEL and DOF preview buttons removed)
Completely revamped, fully-customizable Quick Menu designed for touchscreen operation
Built-in stereo microphone
1080i 60fps full HD video (from 25p sensor output)
Continuous shooting at 2.6fps with Live View
Increased maximum sensitivity (ISO 6400)
iAuto button on top plate
Variable 'Defocus Control' in iAuto and 'My Color' modes, with live preview
Full support for F-FT012 3D lens
No remote release socket
2nd curtain sync and flash exposure compensation no longer available
New smaller DMW-BLD10 battery with slightly lower capacity (7.3Wh vs 9 Wh)


basically a smaller, lighter body (doesn't feel as solid), better video and iso, lesser battery capacity and alot of touch screen...
July 23, 2011 @ 12:51:04
What think about a kodak s series s100ef?
Just cop for a dollar.
July 23, 2011 @ 20:23:25
I suggest Canon 28 f1.8 or the Sigma 30 f1.4.


I'll second the Sigma 30mm f1.4. Pretty sharp wide open.
July 24, 2011 @ 00:24:54
Do I really need a class 6 or 10 SD card to record good HD videos?
What class SD do yous use?


For HD video I would go with class 10 hands down.


not true.
http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-Class-Memory-SDSDRH-016G-A11/dp/B0012W7HQK/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1311484950&sr=1-1

i use those cards above (SanDisk 16Gb Class 4 15.0 Mb/s) to do all my video recording, and I have NEVER run into write problems writing in full 1080p at 24/30 frames, and 720p with 60 frames. Granted if you are using a RED, then these cards probably cant write 4k res at the speeds you need it to, but then again if you are using a RED the cost of an sd card whouldnt really be an issue to you. If it makes you feel better go for the class 10's, otherwise, i HIGHLY recommend the ones in that link.
July 24, 2011 @ 01:16:59
i got a 16gb class 10 sd card for 27 bucks at fry's so i mean if it's the same price or even a few bucks more i would get the class 10 over the others.
July 24, 2011 @ 15:26:54
Originally posted by Inactive User
i got a 16gb class 10 sd card for 27 bucks at fry's so i mean if it's the same price or even a few bucks more i would get the class 10 over the others.


well in that case def if you can find them on sale like that.
July 25, 2011 @ 04:08:40
Any thoughts on NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D?
July 26, 2011 @ 17:12:00
Just got a 50mm 1.8 for my t2i and loving this lens way more than my kit lens. The only reason i got this was because of the price and it seemed perfect at the moment as i rather spend my money on the trip that i'm going to take. Just one problem though i'm about to use this for my walk around lens and taking photos and stuff, it doesn't seem like a good lens for taking photos that'll include the background. I should have went with a 35mm instead huh? What are your guy's suggestions?
July 26, 2011 @ 17:58:16
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
July 26, 2011 @ 18:10:00
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 @ 19:37:59
@ 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 @ 19:44:23
@ 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 @ 20:26:10
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 @ 21:00:17
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 @ 21:45:22
recommend me fast, sharp, quality prime lenses for canon 40D, thanks.

p.s. budget under 500$
July 26, 2011 @ 22:47:08
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 @ 22:52:13
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 @ 23:05:10
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 @ 23:18:23
i was thinkin of the sigma, but im upgrading my body to a 5d mk2 before 2011 ends
July 26, 2011 @ 23:49:58
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 @ 12:57:33
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 @ 02:02:55
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 @ 06:48:50
What do you guys think would be the best fisheye for the T3i for under $400 or are they all shit.
August 01, 2011 @ 01:15:41
anyone use yuongnuo speedlites?
August 01, 2011 @ 02:43:12
Originally posted by Inactive User
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.
August 02, 2011 @ 18:49:16
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
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