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Aug 04, 2011 @ 21:30
I wanna buy a new camera tough, still cannot decide whether it is gonna be a DSLR or a bridge.
Nikon D7000 or a D90.

I am mainly using this camera for street photography or some potraits. and shooting food of course haha.
I have a Nikon D5000 with a 18-105mm and 50mm 1.8 (no AF, cannot use it) atm, but these af-lenses are so expensive.

edit> or how about a leica dlux5?


Well I would suggest getting a D7000 since the D90 will not be much of an upgrade from your D5000. The only different is you will have a built in AF motor on the D90. The D7000 is pretty much an upgrade of the D90 and you will have the upgraded sensor and 1080p video.
Aug 04, 2011 @ 22:33
dunno if there's any point in upgrading from a D90 to a D7000 - what specs do you want that the D7000 offers that the D90 doesn't?

for street shots - get a micro four thirds camera or a x100 - smaller cameras are more discreet and can get some dope candid street shots
Aug 05, 2011 @ 03:10
Canon head here. I'm looking for an all-purpose, walk-around lens that's sharp. The kit lens isn't doing it for me, and I already have the Nifty-Fifty, which is a hassle taking pictures with 'cause you have to take like 20 backwards paces just to take a decent group shot.

I don't care if it's prime or zoom, although I'd prefer a zoom lens, just 'cause it has a very diverse focal range.
Aug 05, 2011 @ 03:13
^ i shot with sony/minolta before (my first DSLR).

their prime lenses are nice for beginners/some hobbyists (i had the 50mm f/1.7, which was what got me into portrait photography). but any other 'cheap' lens with sony cameras i've had bad experiences with, which was why i ended up switching to canon.

anyways, here's a link of users with the 50mm i had:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/674961@N21/pool/page1/

i bought mine used for around $100 back when i was in high school (a little over three years ago), not sure how much they go for used now.
Aug 05, 2011 @ 12:56
dunno if there's any point in upgrading from a D90 to a D7000 - what specs do you want that the D7000 offers that the D90 doesn't?

for street shots - get a micro four thirds camera or a x100 - smaller cameras are more discreet and can get some dope candid street shots


the x100 is still expensive. can you recommend a good alternative?
Aug 05, 2011 @ 13:48
^ i never had or used a micro 4/3 camera, but i think the best ones are the panasonic GF-series, or the olympus pen e-p series.

i think the newest models currently are the GF3, and the E-P3.

but if you save up for a X100, its honestly the best camera i've ever owned. i use mine more than my dslr.
Aug 05, 2011 @ 14:27
Canon head here. I'm looking for an all-purpose, walk-around lens that's sharp. The kit lens isn't doing it for me, and I already have the Nifty-Fifty, which is a hassle taking pictures with 'cause you have to take like 20 backwards paces just to take a decent group shot.

I don't care if it's prime or zoom, although I'd prefer a zoom lens, just 'cause it has a very diverse focal range.


Tamron 17-50 f2.8 ~$400
Canon 28 f1.8 ~$500
Sigma 30 f1.4 ~$450
Canon 35 f2 ~$285
Tamron 28-75 f2.8 ~$400
Canon 24 f2.8 ~$350
Canon 28 f2.8 ~$250
Tokina 12-24 f4 ~$500
Sigma 18-50 f2.8 ~$200?

@nekovilln

Aug 05, 2011 @ 14:40
^ i heard good things about the tamron zoom (never had any experiences with it though).

but i did have the 28 f/1.8 though, and it was really nice. they go used for around $400.
Aug 06, 2011 @ 04:41
Has anyone printed any photos to hang in a room? I was thinking about printing some for my room and my dorm but have no experience with this. I was thinking something about the size of shanks actual picture (not pink) but I don't know the size. Would this size look good in a dorm?


Also I would be printing with bayphoto.com because I've read some good reviews about them. Does anyone have any experience with them?

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Aug 06, 2011 @ 10:58
Originally posted by Inactive User
^ i never had or used a micro 4/3 camera, but i think the best ones are the panasonic GF-series, or the olympus pen e-p series.

i think the newest models currently are the GF3, and the E-P3.

but if you save up for a X100, its honestly the best camera i've ever owned. i use mine more than my dslr.


i wouldnt even consider a GF3 - smaller camera, more touchscreen, less buttons, basically same internals as the GF2
looks ugly too, imo

the best m4/3 at the moment is the E-P3, but with the 12mm f2 lens, it costs more than the X100...
Aug 07, 2011 @ 01:23
need a compact camera so i'm looking to buy a digital one. any suggestions? looking to spend around $150 at most on it. thanks.
Aug 07, 2011 @ 01:45
Tamron 17-50 f2.8 ~$400
Canon 28 f1.8 ~$500
Sigma 30 f1.4 ~$450
Canon 35 f2 ~$285
Tamron 28-75 f2.8 ~$400
Canon 24 f2.8 ~$350
Canon 28 f2.8 ~$250
Tokina 12-24 f4 ~$500
Sigma 18-50 f2.8 ~$200?

Dang, thanks a lot, man! Good stuff.

I'm leaning towards copping the Sigma 18-50 f/2.8, just 'cause it's relatively cheap and I've heard some pretty positive reviews. I'll check out the other lenses, though.
Aug 07, 2011 @ 01:49
Has anyone printed any photos to hang in a room? I was thinking about printing some for my room and my dorm but have no experience with this. I was thinking something about the size of shanks actual picture (not pink) but I don't know the size. Would this size look good in a dorm?


Also I would be printing with bayphoto.com because I've read some good reviews about them. Does anyone have any experience with them?

i say just go to a camera shop that also develops photos and ask. or go to kinkos lol
Aug 07, 2011 @ 09:11
Tamron 17-50 f2.8 ~$400
Canon 28 f1.8 ~$500
Sigma 30 f1.4 ~$450
Canon 35 f2 ~$285
Tamron 28-75 f2.8 ~$400
Canon 24 f2.8 ~$350
Canon 28 f2.8 ~$250
Tokina 12-24 f4 ~$500
Sigma 18-50 f2.8 ~$200?


Where are you getting that price for the sigma?

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Aug 07, 2011 @ 13:32
Where are you getting that price for the sigma?


I mixed it up with the f2.8-4.5 version, lol.

@nekovilln

Aug 07, 2011 @ 14:20
Ok, 24-70 2.8L, or 35mm 1.4L?

I was going to get the zoom lens, but I am thinking the prime will be better and since I am using a crop frame (not full), it will be equivalent to 57mm which isn't bad. I will also be switching to a FF body hopefully when the Mark III comes out. Or is there another lens I should be looking at?

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Aug 07, 2011 @ 15:30
I'd get the 24-70 for all rounder,but thats just me. Try em out in a camera store near you before purchasing,or rent the lenses and try em out for like a few days.

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Aug 07, 2011 @ 15:45
thanks, I am thinking I will wind up going with the 24-70. 35 was just a thought as I am trying to keep my horizons open on what I want, and what I will be happy with. I don't know if I can try it out though anywhere unless anyone knows a place on LI that has a camera shop that you are allowed to try lenses.

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Aug 07, 2011 @ 17:23
Wassup fellas. So I kinda want to start taking photography more seriously and what do you guys think would be essential in my camera "bag."

Shooting a D40 with a 18-55 and a 28-105. I was thinking a 35mm f1.8

Also have a sb600
Aug 07, 2011 @ 22:47
is a minolta 125ex a decent film camera? i just got one givin to me and know nothing about it. thanks!
Aug 07, 2011 @ 23:06
Wassup fellas. So I kinda want to start taking photography more seriously and what do you guys think would be essential in my camera "bag."

Shooting a D40 with a 18-55 and a 28-105. I was thinking a 35mm f1.8

Also have a sb600


35 1.8 is a good choice. I'm not much of a prime guy, but it's extremely worth it's value.

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Aug 08, 2011 @ 04:02
Ok, 24-70 2.8L, or 35mm 1.4L?

I was going to get the zoom lens, but I am thinking the prime will be better and since I am using a crop frame (not full), it will be equivalent to 57mm which isn't bad. I will also be switching to a FF body hopefully when the Mark III comes out. Or is there another lens I should be looking at?


yeah, i'd say 35L if you were using full-frame for sure. i have the 24-70L, and it's great (even though i use my primes over it mostly
Aug 09, 2011 @ 21:31
How many are you using Manual Lenses on your cameras? I recently picked up an Minolta 135F3.5, but I'm not to sure on what adapter to get for my Sony?
Aug 10, 2011 @ 02:05
I'm sorta new to photography ... and I'm looking into buying a canon ae-1 ...
a guy is offering me

Canon AE-1 35mm SLR film camera. Mint Condition
Speedlite 177A Canon Flash.
With Canon 200mm telephoto lens and lens case.
Mint Condition, no scratches or scuffs.
Canon 52mm SKY 1-A lens filter.

all for $100 ... it sounds like a good deal
can anyone give me a lil info on what's special about telephoto lens
Aug 10, 2011 @ 03:00
I'm sorta new to photography ... and I'm looking into buying a canon ae-1 ...
a guy is offering me

Canon AE-1 35mm SLR film camera. Mint Condition
Speedlite 177A Canon Flash.
With Canon 200mm telephoto lens and lens case.
Mint Condition, no scratches or scuffs.
Canon 52mm SKY 1-A lens filter.

all for $100 ... it sounds like a good deal
can anyone give me a lil info on what's special about telephoto lens


i dont know the value of SLRs but sounds like a good deal to me?
the telephoto would be good for sports/ nature or any time you wanna get the shot from far away.


i have a d80, 18-200, 50mm 1.8, yn 560. can you guys suggest a lens for me? i like shooting pretty much everything.

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Aug 11, 2011 @ 02:59
best and cheap lens for a gf1?
Aug 11, 2011 @ 03:37
I'm sorta new to photography ... and I'm looking into buying a canon ae-1 ...
a guy is offering me

Canon AE-1 35mm SLR film camera. Mint Condition
Speedlite 177A Canon Flash.
With Canon 200mm telephoto lens and lens case.
Mint Condition, no scratches or scuffs.
Canon 52mm SKY 1-A lens filter.

all for $100 ... it sounds like a good deal
can anyone give me a lil info on what's special about telephoto lens


hey i'd do it. i just lost an ae-1 that my dad gave me and i didnt even get to finish the 1st roll of film smh
Aug 14, 2011 @ 21:40
Edit: nvrm, just going to return it will make more sense then.

jacobskoglund.com

Aug 15, 2011 @ 00:58
I'm sorta new to photography ... and I'm looking into buying a canon ae-1 ...
a guy is offering me

Canon AE-1 35mm SLR film camera. Mint Condition
Speedlite 177A Canon Flash.
With Canon 200mm telephoto lens and lens case.
Mint Condition, no scratches or scuffs.
Canon 52mm SKY 1-A lens filter.

all for $100 ... it sounds like a good deal
can anyone give me a lil info on what's special about telephoto lens


sounds good but the deal i got on my ae-1 p was for $120 and that included

sunpak flash
4 lenses (wide angle,zoom,etc.)
a winder
one of those shutter cord thingys
and a bag

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Aug 16, 2011 @ 00:45
Anyone have experience with the Nikon D3100 ?
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