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Sep 24, 2011 @ 02:59
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.
Sep 24, 2011 @ 22:09
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:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/688754-REG/Polaroid_PIC300B_300_Instant_Film_Camera.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/657176-REG/Fujifilm_15950793_Instax_210_Instant_Film.html
Sep 25, 2011 @ 01:46
Originally posted by Inactive User
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?
Sep 25, 2011 @ 02:27
Nah man I actually ended up just selling all my Nikon shit, and switched to a 7d
Sep 25, 2011 @ 13:28
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.
Sep 25, 2011 @ 13:52
Does anyone have a flash for sale? The pop up one on my T1i just isnt cutting it anymore

take pictures and shit

Sep 25, 2011 @ 19:58
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?
Sep 25, 2011 @ 23:08
^ 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.
Sep 26, 2011 @ 07:28
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.
Sep 26, 2011 @ 09:40
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:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/688754-REG/Polaroid_PIC300B_300_Instant_Film_Camera.html

http://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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Sep 27, 2011 @ 09:05
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
Sep 27, 2011 @ 20:24
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
Sep 27, 2011 @ 23:14
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?
Sep 28, 2011 @ 01:07
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.
Sep 28, 2011 @ 01:13
There's been rumours of a D400 to replace the 300s i've heard. Not sure if they are totally accurate though.
Sep 28, 2011 @ 04:55
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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Sep 28, 2011 @ 15:19
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?
Sep 28, 2011 @ 16:55
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
Sep 28, 2011 @ 17:44
I have a Nikon D5100 and what do you guys think of this?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/247091-GREY/Nikon_2137_Normal_AF_Nikkor_50mm.html
Sep 29, 2011 @ 14:16
I have a Nikon D5100 and what do you guys think of this?
http://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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Oct 15, 2011 @ 03:43
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?
Oct 15, 2011 @ 03:49
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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Oct 15, 2011 @ 04:20
guys i am looking for a good simple camera to snap good pictures like those quality of lookbook.nu, just high quality pics. any suggestion?
Oct 15, 2011 @ 04:47
if you're not seeking any of the features that dslr's offers, you should just stick to point and shoots, it'll save you from breaking the bank and the initial complications that come with a DSLR. testing out a bunch from a local electronics store is the best way to get your answer. i am familiar with the Canon G-Series though, they are compact point and shoots that have similiar qualites and controls of a DSLR. The G-Series are definitely not a turn in the wrong direction for you.

flickr.com/leavetownrightnow/

Oct 15, 2011 @ 05:31
<p>if you’re not seeking any of the features that dslr’s offers, you should just stick to point and shoots, it’ll save you from breaking the bank and the initial complications that come with a DSLR. testing out a bunch from a local electronics store is the best way to get your answer. i am familiar with the Canon G-Series though, they are compact point and shoots that have similiar qualites and controls of a DSLR. The G-Series are definitely not a turn in the wrong direction for you.</p>


yeah i am not into those photography and all that, i just want my pics to look sharp and clear. mostly just taking pics of me showing of my clothes, shoes and all that, so the g seriesis my best bet?
Oct 15, 2011 @ 06:00
there could be others that will perform better for you, but what I am familiar with, the Canon G-series are my favorite PnS cameras

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Oct 16, 2011 @ 18:11
Canon 600D or 60D?
Oct 16, 2011 @ 22:01
What are you going to be using the camera for?

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Oct 17, 2011 @ 12:11
I wanna start a business once I have the experience and a portfolio. Event photography,
portraiture as well as music videos and short films. Until then i need it to be my every
day camera.

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Oct 18, 2011 @ 19:06
Do anybody know where to get those big rolls of paper, that you can unroll and use as a background?
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