October 13, 2008 @ 08:54 PM
indirectdelete

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Look around www.adorama.com, www.bhphotovideo.com and www.ritzcamera.com. If you find it cheaper than it is at any of those sites it's almost guaranteed to be a scam.
October 16, 2008 @ 07:51 PM
hools

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indirectdelete ftw
October 16, 2008 @ 09:44 PM
indirectdelete

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smile
October 18, 2008 @ 10:45 PM
sneeakpeak

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Location: san diego

trying to buy first camera, so what do you think is better
nikon d60 or sony alpha a300?
or what would you suggest?
October 19, 2008 @ 10:19 PM
indirectdelete

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Neither, get a Nikon D40 or a Canon Rebel. You're paying more for the D60 because it has more megapixels and a sensor cleaner(correct me if I'm wrong...), which are trivial. The d40 will produce almost identical images for much cheaper. The Sony is a nice camera, but you will be limited as far as lens and accessory choices go. Nikon and Canon will have anything you'll ever need available as a dedicated product for your camera.
October 20, 2008 @ 08:15 PM
un19

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I'm looking to spend roughly 300 to 400 dollars on a nice camera, I'd like an SLR...recommend me some good make & models, I don't know shit about cameras I just want to be able to take some high quality shots since I travel a lot. thanks.
October 20, 2008 @ 08:28 PM
-NegRepBandit

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anyone selling a med format film cam?
October 20, 2008 @ 08:53 PM
indirectdelete

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I've been looking into getting a medium format system as well. Check out the Mamiya M645, or a refurbished Kiev. Check out www.keh.com and www.araxphoto.com. I also made a topic in a Flickr group that you might find helpful...

flickr.com/groups/mediumformat/discuss/72157607804018849/
October 22, 2008 @ 08:16 PM
loong

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Location: Richmond, B.C

what would everyone buy?

17-85IS + 50 1.4 or 17-40 f4L or a used 24-105 f4L
October 22, 2008 @ 10:20 PM
TyraCute

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what's ur current lens set up??
October 23, 2008 @ 12:56 AM
loong

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just a 18-55 kit, im looking to spend just under a grand for something useful. i mostly photograph cars and food, and i was considering the 10-22 but i figured it wouldnt be as versatile. so i've sort've narrowed it done to these choices. the 17-85 will be for exterior shots, and the 50mm could be for engine/interior shots. but im really interested in seeing what can be produced with the 17-40 f4L and i can find a cheaper 24-105 f4L. so all those are pretty much in the same price range, its just about which ones i can get the most out of and not regret spending the money on.
October 23, 2008 @ 06:10 AM
TyraCute

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i say get a tamron 17-50 f2.8 ...as that would be better for interior shots with the lower aperture...it's a great alternative to the 17-55 f2.8 canon version...it is very highly recommendd ...the 17-85 just doesn't have a very high IQ(image quality)...the 17-50 goes for around $300-400 used...then you can get a 50 1.4 for $350 used..so that gives u with another 200-300 to spend...and you can get a 85mm 1.8 for portrait..for another $300
October 23, 2008 @ 06:00 PM
MF CHEUNG

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Hmmz, should I buy a Sigma 10-20mm or keep saving for a Nikon 18-200mm VR for a D40? Or should I buy the sigma first then save up for a new body then decide to buy the telephoto?
October 23, 2008 @ 06:34 PM
indirectdelete

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Which do you think you'd use more? What do you usually tend to shoot?
October 23, 2008 @ 06:51 PM
MF CHEUNG

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Hmmz, good question. I usually just shoot whatever I see interesting I guess. Wide angle would be fun to play around with and the telephoto for it would be my ultimate walking around lens lol.
October 23, 2008 @ 07:39 PM
indirectdelete

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Yeah, the 18-200 is an amazing lens. I personally would get the 10-20mm over it, but that's only because I'm really into landscape stuff. I guess if you're having trouble deciding get the 18-200. You'll rarely find the need for anything more.
October 23, 2008 @ 08:05 PM
MF CHEUNG

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Alright thanks! I'll think about it then.
October 23, 2008 @ 09:51 PM
Flatland Funk

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forgive me for not going thorugh the previous 45 pages haha. But are sigma and tamron lenses good quality? My friend wants to get 18-200 but she doesnt know if these are good. Id like to know for myself as well
October 23, 2008 @ 10:06 PM
MF CHEUNG

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Sigma and Tamron are both good brands but I prefer Sigma over Tamron though lol. Which brand of 18-200mm is your friend trying to get? Sigma or Tamron(Don't know if they make it)? Personally, if she shoots Nikon then she should get the Nikon 18-200mm because overall it's an ultimate walking around lens ahaha!
October 23, 2008 @ 10:25 PM
Flatland Funk

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She wants to get the nikkor 18-200mm haha. i was trying to save her some money. she got a d80 for her first cam and hardly knows how to use it. she'll learn though lol. I was reading some reviews of the sigma 18-200mm and some were bad and some were good so idk
October 24, 2008 @ 07:28 PM
indirectdelete

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I wouldn't bother with 3rd party lenses except for a few very specific ones. Tell her to get the Nikon lens.
October 24, 2008 @ 10:22 PM
TyraCute

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i say get a prime =)
October 25, 2008 @ 12:46 AM
AW

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are primes not limiting?
i dunno why, when i think abt buying a lens set at just one focal length, it seems restricting cause you have to move around so much just to get something in or out of a frame : (
October 25, 2008 @ 07:15 AM
TyraCute

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yes primes are limiting...but if you get one in a focal length that you shoot most often it wouldn't be limiting...

primes have better image qualities compared to a zoom lens. They also have faster apertures so they would be great for low light picture taking. The best thing about them is they get that great background blur =)
October 25, 2008 @ 05:48 PM
-NegRepBandit

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primes are great for portraits.

if your planning to shoot fast moving objects, primes arent advisable.
October 25, 2008 @ 11:58 PM
TyraCute

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hmm primes are good for fast moving objects...like 85mm is awesome for indoor sports
October 26, 2008 @ 07:58 PM
Flatland Funk

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I wouldn't bother with 3rd party lenses except for a few very specific ones. Tell her to get the Nikon lens.
trueee.

I wanna know what you guys think of the SB-400 vs the 600. I dont see the need to spend over 150 dollars on a flash right now as I'm a beginner. I read reviews on kenrockwell and he says they pretty much do the same thing =X. And i can always flip the 400 later to upgrade
October 26, 2008 @ 09:00 PM
indirectdelete

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I chose to get the SB-600 over the 400 because it has horizontal rotation as well as vertical rotation. I find myself using the horizontal rotation a lot to bounce light of walls.
October 27, 2008 @ 03:23 PM
nike sb'd

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Location: boston

i manily need a lens for scenic portrait shots and automotive/landscape shots. i'm thinking about getting the 17-40 f/4.0L for my canon 350. is there any other ln comparison that has the quality of the L series and is also a little bit faster or has a lower f/stop for around that price range?
anyone here have pics taken with this lens?
October 27, 2008 @ 03:46 PM
TyraCute

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get the tamron 17-50 f2.8 it's even cheaper than the 17-40L
it's very well liked at POTN
you can check picture images here
photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=209580&page=50

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