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November 25, 2008 @ 10:50 PM
Homeless

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Can someone give me hints or tricks on how to get the correct exposure using the flash?
November 26, 2008 @ 01:43 PM
Flatland Funk

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Just play around with it. Eventually you'll know what works in different lighting situations...
November 26, 2008 @ 04:13 PM
jay tee

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Location: Winston-Salem, NC

i'll add my two cents for the next few who will undoubtedly come to this thread asking what camera to buy when starting out. I see a lot of talk about the d40, but having started with one myself (i still own it and carry it as a backup for my backup) i really cant bring myself to recommend one. when you first make the move from point and shoot to dslr photography, the learning curve is steep, but the advancements come so quickly that an entry level camera such as the d40 will soon feel limiting. its only personal opinion, of course, but my advice is to save your money until you can invest in an enthusiast level body such as the d80. i think that in the long run, you will be happy that you waited.
November 27, 2008 @ 01:46 AM
be@rywh!te

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i'll add my two cents for the next few who will undoubtedly come to this thread asking what camera to buy when starting out. I see a lot of talk about the d40, but having started with one myself (i still own it and carry it as a backup for my backup) i really cant bring myself to recommend one. when you first make the move from point and shoot to dslr photography, the learning curve is steep, but the advancements come so quickly that an entry level camera such as the d40 will soon feel limiting. its only personal opinion, of course, but my advice is to save your money until you can invest in an enthusiast level body such as the d80. i think that in the long run, you will be happy that you waited.


i think although the d80 is a good camera it is old technology. if you're looking to buy a nikon dx camera, personally i would only buy D40 (if you're on a budget), D90 (if you want more features), or D300 (if you know what you are doing)

i think often times people are too quick to blame their gear when they can't get the shots they want. you can get plenty good shots with an entry level d40 and i don't think too many people can truly even use a d40 to it's true potential before they go ahead and buy another camera. i wouldn't recommend picking up higher level camera without learning some basic photography concepts.
December 1, 2008 @ 12:49 AM
Flatland Funk

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^very true.

This isnt a camera/lens question but i want to get prints of my pics so i can put together a book or w/e for my first 6 months or year seriously shooting. A lot of my pics are cropped or collaged and i want to know is there i way i can get them printed in the true sizes and not just a 8x10 lets say??
December 1, 2008 @ 03:32 AM
Yom

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whats a good second lens to get?

ive got a Canon Kiss Digital X with the boxed 18-55

ive got a ltd budget, but can find some good second hand stuff here

looking for something thats good for scenery pics, not worried about close ups etc

any advice would be appreciated smile

www.nagoyayom.com

December 1, 2008 @ 09:00 AM
Homeless

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wide angle

canon 10-22
tokina 11-16
sigma 10-20
December 1, 2008 @ 04:57 PM
be@rywh!te

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^very true.

This isnt a camera/lens question but i want to get prints of my pics so i can put together a book or w/e for my first 6 months or year seriously shooting. A lot of my pics are cropped or collaged and i want to know is there i way i can get them printed in the true sizes and not just a 8x10 lets say??


maybe resize them to the proper resolution of the page before putting it on the page. when i made a book with blurb, it came out kinda weak cause it cropped my pictures and i couldnt resize them within their program.
December 1, 2008 @ 05:04 PM
Flatland Funk

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Well i was gonna put them onto a CD then take them somewhere maybe. I downloaded that blurb and saw that it was cropping a lot of pics. Maybe ill do what you said and resize them to fit if i dont end up using something else.
December 1, 2008 @ 05:41 PM
malaujai

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wide angle

canon 10-22
tokina 11-16
sigma 10-20


add the sigma 12-24 to that list!
December 1, 2008 @ 07:17 PM
Yom

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wide angle

canon 10-22
tokina 11-16
sigma 10-20


add the sigma 12-24 to that list!


many thanks

ill go and have a look around today

appreciate the info smile

www.nagoyayom.com

December 1, 2008 @ 07:54 PM
Flatland Funk

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Get the sigma 10-20 yom and when you do think of me! lol
December 1, 2008 @ 08:29 PM
indirectdelete

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

Just get the Canon lens for a Canon camera. It's almost always a better idea to stick to the dedicated company.
December 2, 2008 @ 08:04 AM
philippeee

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Location: NC

Just got a Nikkor 50 mm 1.4! Pumped, just had to tell someone. It's manual focus but fuck it, for 60 I can deal with it.
December 2, 2008 @ 08:26 AM
Saftis.

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Location: oslo - norway

what are good flashes for my eos 350d? pref not too damn expensive
December 2, 2008 @ 08:32 AM
TyraCute

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canon 430ex...should be able to find them for like $150US
December 3, 2008 @ 06:48 AM
malaujai

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^ misconception.

you aren't limited to EF-S lenses at all. if anything, rebel users are the ones who CAN use EF-S and not the other way around...

that said though, some EF-S lenses are VERY VERY good (17-55 f/2.8 IS)
December 4, 2008 @ 12:52 AM
hongy

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I was looking into purchasing a dslr and I've narrowed it down to either a nikon D40 or a cannon XSi. It will be my first dslr. Thank you for anyone that can help me.
December 4, 2008 @ 01:06 AM
be@rywh!te

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I was looking into purchasing a dslr and I've narrowed it down to either a nikon D40 or a cannon XSi. It will be my first dslr. Thank you for anyone that can help me.


the nikon will probably be cheaper but you'll probably get a bit more with the XSi. the differences are debatable and to be honest, either will get the job done. both will get the job done. make sure you go to a camera store and play with both and see which you like the feel of more.
December 5, 2008 @ 01:32 AM
hongy

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^^ thank you lol in another fourm I posted the same question and I got flamed at like crazzzzy. Does anyone have a olympus e-520? I heard it's a good entry level started dslr.
December 5, 2008 @ 05:06 AM
be@rywh!te

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olympus. wtf is that? in my world only nikon and canon exist.



[SIZE="1"]jkjk. i dont know anything about olympus cameras.[/SIZE]
December 5, 2008 @ 06:58 AM
indirectdelete

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

It's a good camera, but a Nikon or Canon would be a better investment. Olympus does not have as many lenses and accessories as Nikon and Canon do. Nikon and Canon are also the top dogs in the digital photography world, they've been at it for a lot longer than Olympus.
December 5, 2008 @ 07:44 PM
goodwinmok

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yehh got for nikon or canon,
they would also have a higher value later if you want to sell it.
its up to you actually
because i have been using canon for a while now and i wouldnt want to change to nikon
but yehh try find some friends who have it and try them.
December 6, 2008 @ 11:48 AM
owensA

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Been using a D40x for a lil over a year now, quite happy with it but im looking into a lens upgrade, currently have the stock af-s nikkor 18-55 which is fine but i've got some money to burn and want a nicer lens but still versatile, ill shoot anything from ppl to landscapes, any advice? I know this is vague but any input would be greatly appreciated, thx
December 6, 2008 @ 01:05 PM
indirectdelete

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

The 50mm f/1.8 is an incredible lens. It won't autofocus on the D40/D40x/D60, but I've never had a problem with having to manually focus it. It's great for low light work and portraiture because of it's large aperture, and it definitely makes you see in a different way when using it as an all around lens. It's much better quality than the 18-55mm, producing super sharp images. You could also go for a telephoto lens, like the Nikon 55-200mm, which only runs for around $150. A superwide angle lens would be good for landscapes, but are expensive and somewhat hard to use well. The cheapest ultra-wide lens for Nikons is the Sigma 10-20mm, which I just purchased for $370 in like new condition. You can get one for around $450 new. Try and try a few lenses out and see which you think you'd use the most.
December 9, 2008 @ 04:03 AM
be@rywh!te

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The 50mm f/1.8 is an incredible lens. It won't autofocus on the D40/D40x/D60, but I've never had a problem with having to manually focus it. It's great for low light work and portraiture because of it's large aperture, and it definitely makes you see in a different way when using it as an all around lens. It's much better quality than the 18-55mm, producing super sharp images. You could also go for a telephoto lens, like the Nikon 55-200mm, which only runs for around $150. A superwide angle lens would be good for landscapes, but are expensive and somewhat hard to use well. The cheapest ultra-wide lens for Nikons is the Sigma 10-20mm, which I just purchased for $370 in like new condition. You can get one for around $450 new. Try and try a few lenses out and see which you think you'd use the most.


depending on how much you have to spend. nikon is putting out an AF-S 50mm and should drop in the next couple weeks or so. if you want something versatile but still crisp, i'd say the 18-200mm is probably the most all around lens you can get. i'd stick with the Nikon AF-S one over the Sigma/Tamro ones. 55-200mm is alot cheaper but its tough shooting from 55mm. the 18-200mm is pricier but will get the job done for most situations.
December 11, 2008 @ 12:26 AM
closetm0nster

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i have a sony a200k wit the 18-70 kit lense but i want to start doing more portraits dose anybody know what lens i should get?
December 11, 2008 @ 01:00 AM
AW

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wow, sony...
i dont think a lot of people on here works with one
but...
a prime? lol
December 11, 2008 @ 05:10 PM
CONQUISTADOR

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Location: Northside, Chicago

Sonys are bomb. I heard they make cannons sensors? Only reason i didnt buy one is cause my nose kept fuckin with the auto-auto focus
December 11, 2008 @ 05:11 PM
malaujai

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i have a sony a200k wit the 18-70 kit lense but i want to start doing more portraits dose anybody know what lens i should get?


you have a great selection in Zeiss glass but it may be out of your price range.

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