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August 17, 2008 @ 01:47 PM
kickpush

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Join Date: Jan 2008

only problems with the nikons below the D80 are the lack of an internal motor which just means that only AF-S lenses can auto focus with them. They're not bad cameras, they just aren't compatible with some of the older or higher end lenses.
August 18, 2008 @ 09:51 AM
indirectdelete

Post: 1900

Join Date: Nov 2007

Location: Brooklyn, NY

only problems with the nikons below the D80 are the lack of an internal motor which just means that only AF-S lenses can auto focus with them. They're not bad cameras, they just aren't compatible with some of the older or higher end lenses.

They are completely compatible, you just have to manually focus.
August 19, 2008 @ 12:09 AM
STNDRD

Post: 1119

Join Date: Aug 2007

Location: Chicago

Yeah. I'm confident with my basic photography skills. The xt is perfect for me and the price is right so that is what i'm planning on getting. Thanks for the help.
August 19, 2008 @ 09:59 AM
-NegRepBandit

Post: 1363

Join Date: May 2006

Location: Los Angeles

i have a d40... and i feel like my canon ae-1 is slightly better... hahaha.

its great for beginners.. but as soon as u learn the downright basics, you'll quickly outgrow this camera, and realize you want something else.
August 19, 2008 @ 10:19 AM
malaujai

Post: 512

Join Date: Feb 2006

lack of an internal motor on the d40/d60 may leave you disgruntled/outgrown of the camera quicker than the other alternatives...

furthermore, from the best of my knowledge, the nikkor 50/1.8 and 50/1.4 both are not AF-S lenses... these are probably the most useful and widely owned lenses for any system.

when first starting out, you may not realize the difference... but as your variety and collection of lenses grows you will find yourself constrained and you will quickly outgrow the body... probably faster than other bodies..

some may argue that having to manual focus is not too big of an issue.. for this it really depends on what you plan on shooting. if you are doing anything highspeed like sports, the AF will be sorely missed...

despite all this, however, the advantages of not having this internal motor means that the body will ultimately be lighter along with its smaller size... oh and if you have large hands (as my friend does) you may want to head over to the shop and grip it first to see if it is comfortable
August 19, 2008 @ 01:38 PM
kickpush

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They are completely compatible, you just have to manually focus.


i meant compatible in terms of auto focus, but yeah.

as far as camera bodies go, the technology is so new that they're releasing bodies a lot faster than what is usually expected. i'm sure you can always sell your old body on craigslist or to someone else who is starting out
August 19, 2008 @ 04:07 PM
Peter Lawford

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k sorry for the dumb questions but im a super noob with this photography shit so here i go lol..

basically im a film student, and i know for my upcoming class im gonna have a couple of projects where i have to use a 35mm camera (to take pictures with, not film). thankfully i have an old pentax zx-50 or somethin lying around, and this has all resparked my interest in photography.

so basically what is a good type of lense to start out with, and what kind of film is good to use?

my camera has the lense it came with, i just wanna know what kind of lense/film i have to use to make my pictures look like i know what the hell im doing lol.

im not really trying to take badass didgital shots eaither, just actual pictures from film. thanks alot.
August 19, 2008 @ 04:48 PM
Peter Lawford

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i pretty much have a film (not digital) slr and wanted to get some advice on a good lense and good film. im not really into shooting digital, just interested in film right now. thanks.
August 19, 2008 @ 06:33 PM
AW

Post: 981

Join Date: May 2006

omfg. i dont know how all that shit got into my camera =(
is it dust?
would most camera stores be able to clean this out??

(and yes, im sort of freaking out right now.)
fuck...talk about overreacting...but sad

help!!

August 19, 2008 @ 06:41 PM
MOH

Post: 667

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Location: Bay Area

I clean my own lens ummmm but yes they can clean it for you don't trip out homie
August 19, 2008 @ 06:44 PM
MOH

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Location: Bay Area

I want to buy a 70-300mm Sigma lens its fairly cheep from a friend Yes or No?
August 19, 2008 @ 07:52 PM
AW

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Join Date: May 2006

^ i dont think its on the lens cause i wiped that stuff like super clean.... i actually think its IN the body of my camera...

and as to the 70-300mm...personally i dont think its a good lens overall (pretty slow)...
but i guess its a lens to just simply play around with...
a new one is super cheap right now though...so id say go for it if you just want a basic beginner's lens?

what camera are you using? (cause a new one's actually pretty cheap...peep the links smile
nikon:
http://www.adorama.com/SG70300DGNKA.html?sid=121919300884514

canon:
http://www.adorama.com/SG70300DGEOS.html
August 19, 2008 @ 10:33 PM
-NegRepBandit

Post: 1363

Join Date: May 2006

Location: Los Angeles

^ i dont think its on the lens cause i wiped that stuff like super clean.... i actually think its IN the body of my camera...

and as to the 70-300mm...personally i dont think its a good lens overall (pretty slow)...
but i guess its a lens to just simply play around with...
a new one is super cheap right now though...so id say go for it if you just want a basic beginner's lens?

what camera are you using? (cause a new one's actually pretty cheap...peep the links smile
nikon:
http://www.adorama.com/SG70300DGNKA.html?sid=121919300884514

canon:
http://www.adorama.com/SG70300DGEOS.html


its not in ur lens, its most likely dust in the body.

just blow it with compressed air.

if u dont want to risk anything, bring it to a cleaner.
August 19, 2008 @ 11:13 PM
malaujai

Post: 512

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do NOT blow it with compressed air..

it releases chemicals that will get onto your sensor..

if you want to clean your sensor, you will need to buy a kit and read up in your manual on how to deal with the mirror...
August 21, 2008 @ 12:53 AM
AW

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thanks for the help guys,
ya im gna try and find a good cleaner and probably bring it there.
just dont want to screw up my camera.
August 22, 2008 @ 01:49 AM
fistyourbitch

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should i get the nikon 50mm 1.8 or 1.4?
August 22, 2008 @ 04:04 AM
LOOK KOOL

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Location: a small island

^1.4...why go for a 1.8 if you can go for a 1.4...?
August 22, 2008 @ 10:35 AM
SaVaGeDrIfTeR

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Location: North Las Vegas, NV

^^^True, but if you're on a budget, get the 1.8. Besides there isn't much difference between 1.4 and 1.8. I say just get 1.8 and use the money you didn't spend on some other camera accessories, or to save.
August 22, 2008 @ 10:13 PM
fistyourbitch

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^^^True, but if you're on a budget, get the 1.8. Besides there isn't much difference between 1.4 and 1.8. I say just get 1.8 and use the money you didn't spend on some other camera accessories, or to save.


thanks, that's what i meant. my fault for not saying that im on a budget.
August 23, 2008 @ 06:30 AM
LOOK KOOL

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Location: a small island

thanks, that's what i meant. my fault for not saying that im on a budget.


^go for the 1.8 then, but there is a lot of difference I believe.
August 23, 2008 @ 03:25 PM
indirectdelete

Post: 1900

Join Date: Nov 2007

Location: Brooklyn, NY

So, I'm having trouble deciding what to buy next. My current list of things to buy is a Sigma 10-20mm, Nikon SB-600 flash and possibly a battery grip. At the moment I have enough money for the flash or battery grip, but not the lens. At the moment my thoughts are to buy the flash and save the rest of my money, or wait and get the lens first. What would you guys suggest? Just for reference, I have around $300. The flash is ~$180, and the lens is ~$500. My current gear is as follows:
Nikon D40
18-55
50mm f/1.8 (Supreme Hype, get the 1.8. It's a wonderful lens and is half the price of the 1.4)
August 23, 2008 @ 03:33 PM
LOOK KOOL

Post: 184

Join Date: Jul 2008

Location: a small island

So, I'm having trouble deciding what to buy next. My current list of things to buy is a Sigma 10-20mm, Nikon SB-600 flash and possibly a battery grip. At the moment I have enough money for the flash or battery grip, but not the lens. At the moment my thoughts are to buy the flash and save the rest of my money, or wait and get the lens first. What would you guys suggest? Just for reference, I have around $300. The flash is ~$180, and the lens is ~$500. My current gear is as follows:
Nikon D40
18-55
50mm f/1.8 (Supreme Hype, get the 1.8. It's a wonderful lens and is half the price of the 1.4)



buy the flash !!! - btw...no hype but the 1.4 is much much better!!

buy the sigma 10-20 later. you will have more fun with the flash. be creative!!! smile
August 29, 2008 @ 07:03 PM
kickpush

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i'd get the flash if you have a use for it. i think flash units can be handy in many situations, but then again it all depends on if you actually use it or have a need for it.
August 29, 2008 @ 08:00 PM
MF CHEUNG

Post: 1106

Join Date: Apr 2008

Location: Canada

how do yall feel about the AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D


It's a good beginner lens. I prefer my 18-55mm kit lens though.

Edit: I'd save and get the lens first then the flash. But really, if your shooting needs the flash more then I would get which one's more important to you.
August 30, 2008 @ 03:13 PM
snaV

Post: 950

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Location: best place on earth

i have a noob question..

will a vivitar 35 auto dedicated flash work on a rebel xti?
August 31, 2008 @ 03:59 PM
Brosef

Post: 1248

Join Date: Feb 2008

thinking of getting a wide angle. I have a nikon D40 whats a decently priced wide angle with good quality.
September 2, 2008 @ 11:02 AM
philippeee

Post: 98

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Location: NC

Nikon Coolpix P80 for the kid above me. 18x optical zoom. Beat that with a stick.
September 2, 2008 @ 01:54 PM
philippeee

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Location: NC

Coolpix P80 is $300...
September 3, 2008 @ 09:24 AM
picn!k

Post: 198

Join Date: Dec 2006

I am a tattoo artist and have been having trouble taking pictures of tattoos for my portfolio. Right now I use a Sony cybershot (or something) that cost me 200 bux that I bought about a year ago. This camera seems to invent artificial light sources and every picture is blurry. It is a struggle to take a clear picture, the slightest hand movement blurs the whole thing. This camera is shit.

Now I have no problem investing 500+ into a camera since it is for my career. I really have no clue about cameras though.

If you guys could recommend me some options. That would be great. I was reading that lots of people have canon XTi's or Nikon's.

I NEED a camera that takes clear shots.
September 3, 2008 @ 10:55 AM
arkitekt

Post: 452

Join Date: Jun 2006

Location: So cal

need advice....

Should I sell my canon xsi and get the nikon D90? I've always been partial to nikons, but I had gotten the xsi as a gift.

any suggestions?

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