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September 18, 2011 @ 01:16 PM
Hypnotizedd

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Couuld someone reccomend me a decent but not overly expencive medium format film camera. Prefferably one that makes 6 x 6 or over negs.


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September 21, 2011 @ 01:44 AM
stos

Post: 1161

Join Date: Nov 2006

should i cop a canon 28-70mm for 700? thing is. it's been used for 4 years. got to believe there's some wear there.
September 21, 2011 @ 04:14 AM
Anti-Hero

Post: 453

Join Date: May 2010

Location: San Francisco

the number of shots or years don't really matter. as long as it's well cared for. If you are buying from a professional, I'd avoid it, as they will most likely put the most wear you can ever imagine on a lens. You should inspect it in person if possible. The price is about the average price you'd find a really good copy lying around for.

Keep in mind that the lens in question is the first version of the 24-70L.

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September 21, 2011 @ 07:31 AM
laxlife1234

Post: 979

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Personally I would opt out for the 24-70. I had it for a couple of days and the lens of very perdy. But if it helps your decision a well cared for lens should last for about 10 years. Maybe longer. Otherwise if it hasn't been well cared for then you will see that it wont last as long.

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September 21, 2011 @ 09:43 PM
kurrupt

Post: 846

Join Date: Jun 2009

should i save for another lens or get a flash? using a t3i and have

50mm 1.8
18-55mm kit
55-250mm
September 22, 2011 @ 12:42 PM
Ajax19

Post: 201

Join Date: Oct 2007

Location: Vancouver, Canada

should i save for another lens or get a flash? using a t3i and have

50mm 1.8
18-55mm kit
55-250mm


Hah, got exactly what you got plus a 70-300, which I'm planning on selling. Now my question is, I do mostly video, looking at either the Rode Video Mic or another prime lens. What do you guys recommend?
September 22, 2011 @ 03:23 PM
kurrupt

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^ i sold the 70-300 and copped the 50mm haha
September 23, 2011 @ 11:06 PM
AG1Life

Post: 208

Join Date: May 2008

Location: Arizona

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens

Whoever got this lens, how do you like it?
September 24, 2011 @ 02:59 AM
DE LUCKS

Post: 528

Join Date: Jan 2008

an amazing lens regardless of the cheap price tag.

its ultra fast to focus
it's sharp as fuck even at f/1.8
it's really awesome in low light

only downside i would say is the construction/ all plastic and the copy i got, the focus ring busted within a month.
September 24, 2011 @ 10:09 PM
hools

Post: 4461

Join Date: Jul 2008

Location: California

can anyone recommend any instant film cameras? i'm looking to get one just to fuck around at outings and whatnot.


looking at these two right now:
www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/688754-REG/Polaroid_PIC300B_300_Instant_Film_Camera.html

www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/657176-REG/Fujifilm_15950793_Instax_210_Instant_Film.html
September 25, 2011 @ 01:46 AM
AG1Life

Post: 208

Join Date: May 2008

Location: Arizona

an amazing lens regardless of the cheap price tag.

its ultra fast to focus
it's sharp as fuck even at f/1.8
it's really awesome in low light

only downside i would say is the construction/ all plastic and the copy i got, the focus ring busted within a month.


Thanks! Did you buy another one when the focus ring broke?
September 25, 2011 @ 02:27 AM
DE LUCKS

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Nah man I actually ended up just selling all my Nikon shit, and switched to a 7d
September 25, 2011 @ 01:28 PM
Khaos

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Join Date: Oct 2008

Location: Queens, NY

kurrupt, I would buy a flash or upgrade a lens to maybe the 50 1.4. What other lens would you get? If you like primes more, you can get a 35 f/2 or 85 1.8 and skip the flash for now unless you need it.

Ajax19, what camera do you have? Buy a rode video mic if you want straight from camera sound as compared to external synced sound in the video. If you don't have a good prime, I would go for that first.
September 25, 2011 @ 01:52 PM
napps.

Post: 538

Join Date: Jan 2010

Location: winterfell

Does anyone have a flash for sale? The pop up one on my T1i just isnt cutting it anymore

take pictures and shit

September 25, 2011 @ 07:58 PM
Ajax19

Post: 201

Join Date: Oct 2007

Location: Vancouver, Canada

kurrupt, I would buy a flash or upgrade a lens to maybe the 50 1.4. What other lens would you get? If you like primes more, you can get a 35 f/2 or 85 1.8 and skip the flash for now unless you need it.

Ajax19, what camera do you have? Buy a rode video mic if you want straight from camera sound as compared to external synced sound in the video. If you don't have a good prime, I would go for that first.


I have a T3i. And yea I have a the 50mm 1.8, really like it so I am considering going with a wider angle prime. Any somewhat affordable recommendations?
September 25, 2011 @ 11:08 PM
Khaos

Post: 32

Join Date: Oct 2008

Location: Queens, NY

^ How wide exactly? A 35 f/2 will be an effective 50mm on your camera. A 28 will be 35 due to your 1.6 crop sensor.
September 26, 2011 @ 07:28 AM
Alexandre

Post: 181

Join Date: Sep 2008

Location: Paris

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens

Whoever got this lens, how do you like it?



it's one of my 3 lenses (all nikkors: 50mm1.4D, 18-200Vr, 35mm1.8G) for my d300s and honestly i find it pretty average. i wanted a shorter lense than the 50 to have a standard view on a Dx format and didn't have the $ for the sigma 30mm1.4 so took this one.
i find it very slow to focus and not very accurate. sharpness is ok but the 50mm1.4D is so scary sharp that i'm probably too spoiled to enjoy the sharpness of the 35. in the end it's the lense i use the less.
September 26, 2011 @ 09:40 AM
Anti-Hero

Post: 453

Join Date: May 2010

Location: San Francisco

can anyone recommend any instant film cameras? i'm looking to get one just to fuck around at outings and whatnot.


looking at these two right now:
www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/688754-REG/Polaroid_PIC300B_300_Instant_Film_Camera.html

www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/657176-REG/Fujifilm_15950793_Instax_210_Instant_Film.html


as of now, i think those two are the best on the market for instant film. just pay attention to which one you get. The 300 creates business size photos while the 210 creates a wide format photo.

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September 27, 2011 @ 09:05 AM
kurrupt

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Join Date: Jun 2009

kurrupt, I would buy a flash or upgrade a lens to maybe the 50 1.4. What other lens would you get? If you like primes more, you can get a 35 f/2 or 85 1.8 and skip the flash for now unless you need it.

Ajax19, what camera do you have? Buy a rode video mic if you want straight from camera sound as compared to external synced sound in the video. If you don't have a good prime, I would go for that first.


alright thanks man i might hold out on both for a bit
September 27, 2011 @ 08:24 PM
patelsd55

Post: 140

Join Date: Jan 2007

Selling advice
I'm trying to sell an Olympus DSLR but I don't wanna take the ebay seller hit and my town isn't really great for Craigslisting that type of stuff. I posted in the Marketplace forum on HB, but do yall have any other suggestions for where I could sell it?

Thanks for your help
September 27, 2011 @ 11:14 PM
KDL323

Post: 102

Join Date: Apr 2010

I really want to get back into shooting, so I've been in the market for looking for reasonable priced cameras I could use for now.

I found a really good deal on a Nikon D80 with a Nikon 50F1.8D and 85F1.8D for a reasonable price. He is the first owner and camera is in mint condition. All he had to do was have the camera recalibrated and installed a new shutter assembly all done by Nikon. Main reason why I'm looking into buying this package is because of the lenses.

I'll be upgrading to the D300s around November or December and my plan is to keep the 50F1.8D and 85F1.8D and sell the D80 to fund a new lens. Would this be a good buy?
September 28, 2011 @ 01:07 AM
be@rywh!te

Post: 290

Join Date: Jun 2006

Location: SPtoSJ

I really want to get back into shooting, so I've been in the market for looking for reasonable priced cameras I could use for now.

I found a really good deal on a Nikon D80 with a Nikon 50F1.8D and 85F1.8D for a reasonable price. He is the first owner and camera is in mint condition. All he had to do was have the camera recalibrated and installed a new shutter assembly all done by Nikon. Main reason why I'm looking into buying this package is because of the lenses.

I'll be upgrading to the D300s around November or December and my plan is to keep the 50F1.8D and 85F1.8D and sell the D80 to fund a new lens. Would this be a good buy?



depends on the price of this really good deal.

50mm 1.8D - 75
85mm 1.8D - 350
Nikon D80 - 400

none of them are exceptionally hot items so they're not gonna be easy to sell. I'd just save the money and get the D300s. the 50mm and 85mm are both ok lenses but not great.
September 28, 2011 @ 01:13 AM
Argh.T

Post: 162

Join Date: Mar 2009

Location: Burn

There's been rumours of a D400 to replace the 300s i've heard. Not sure if they are totally accurate though.
September 28, 2011 @ 04:55 AM
tehcake

Post: 780

Join Date: Oct 2010

Location: Uniqlo

There's been rumours of a D400 to replace the 300s i've heard. Not sure if they are totally accurate though.


Knowing Nikon, it's probably a D7000 with better AF and weatherproofing.

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September 28, 2011 @ 03:19 PM
KDL323

Post: 102

Join Date: Apr 2010

Well I didn't end up getting the camera because he sold it earlier this morning. However, I did end up just getting a Panasonic Lumix G2 and I'll be using my Minolta MD 50F1.7 and 135F3.5 on it. This is pretty much going to be my everyday camera for street photography. I got a pretty good deal on it being that it's brand new. It should suite my shooting needs for awhile until I save up enough for a D300s or D7000.

Anyone have experience with adapting other lenses to different camera bodies?
September 28, 2011 @ 04:55 PM
hools

Post: 4461

Join Date: Jul 2008

Location: California

as of now, i think those two are the best on the market for instant film. just pay attention to which one you get. The 300 creates business size photos while the 210 creates a wide format photo.


right on, i'll probably go for the 210 then. thanks for the info man, i appreciate it
September 28, 2011 @ 05:44 PM
warts

Post: 295

Join Date: Sep 2011

Location: Los Angeles

I have a Nikon D5100 and what do you guys think of this?
www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/247091-GREY/Nikon_2137_Normal_AF_Nikkor_50mm.html
September 29, 2011 @ 02:16 PM
tehcake

Post: 780

Join Date: Oct 2010

Location: Uniqlo

I have a Nikon D5100 and what do you guys think of this?
www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/247091-GREY/Nikon_2137_Normal_AF_Nikkor_50mm.html


Won't autofocus with the D5100, you need to get the 200$ AF-S version.
Unless you like manual focus.

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October 15, 2011 @ 03:43 AM
kurrupt

Post: 846

Join Date: Jun 2009

my 50mm 1.8 broke, it is jammed or some shit and it doesnt rotate. dont wanna try to fix it so i plan on returning it and upgrading to a 1.4, thoughts?
October 15, 2011 @ 03:49 AM
Anti-Hero

Post: 453

Join Date: May 2010

Location: San Francisco

That's a really common problem, you shoot canon right?

Do the upgrade, the 1.4 can be sniped on craigslist for $300 or you can order a Canon refurbished lens for $320~340. it's 3x the price of a 1.8, but infinitely better. Construction is solid and reliable, and the lens is pretty sharp wide open. However the build is a rather old design, you can play the Sigma lottery and try to get a good reliable copy of the Sigma 50 1.4. It is sharper from 1.4-2.5, but most are lemons and have horrible back/front focus issues. Getting an accurate copy of those and the pictures are identical to the Canon L series.

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