February 12, 2009 @ 04:23 PM
Flatland Funk

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^yesss. i was gonna preorder the other night but does amazon like charge the $199 immediately or when it ships?
February 13, 2009 @ 12:00 AM
Edirty

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Just wondering on everyones thoughts towards the 18-200mm opposed to the 17-85mm as an 'all purpose lense'. Which would you recommend as they are both very similarly priced
February 13, 2009 @ 12:39 AM
Hamez

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^i have never used or really researched the 18-200 but generally speaking lenses which cover that many mm lose sharpness.
and as i've said many times, i use the 17-85 IS and love it.
February 13, 2009 @ 12:44 AM
Edirty

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^i have never used or really researched the 18-200 but generally speaking lenses which cover that many mm lose sharpness.
and as i've said many times, i use the 17-85 IS and love it.


Thought that might be the case, haha ok you have convinced me. I'll purchase that and a prime lense as well.
February 13, 2009 @ 01:00 AM
Hamez

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^ ha you dont have to take my word for it, you can look it up on flickr and see what the results are
February 13, 2009 @ 11:18 PM
malaujai

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Quick question for all my Canon lens users. I currently use a 24-70mm f/2.8L but i want about 2 more lenses to complete my collection. I was thinking about getting a the 50mm L or super wide. I general just shoots city stuff and people but the occasional party. What 3 must haves do you think are essential to have in your arsenal?


The 24-70L is one of the best lenses, especially in terms of zooms.

That said, you could always go with a 70-200 (wide selection depending on how much u wanna spend... and they are all pretty good anyway)

Another lens you could consider is the Sigma 12-24 DG HSM... It is meant for FF (so it doesnt have the APS-C restriction) and performs quite well... I've got this one on a crop sensor but i've heard its great on both systems... an alternative is the 16-35L/2.8 II but it cost more...

That said though... if you're looking at primes (I'm assuming you're on FF) I would look into the 85L... legendary bokeh on this beast... I wouldn't go for the 50L because I think the 50/1.4 is suffice, but that's really up to you.

Another good prime is the 35L and the 135L (for FF systems... otherwise I think it'd be a bit too long).

Also, if you're looking into primes you could take a look at the new Zeiss EF-mount lenses... the 85/1.4 sounds interesting, but I haven't really seen any reviews on it yet.

Really though, I think it depends on which route you wanna take... primes or zooms... If you want pure zooms, the 16-35/12-24 and a 70-200 combo would be great... If you're looking into purchasing primes, I would go for the 35L, 50/1.4 (there are tons of options at this focal length though), 85L and maybe even 135L. If you DO want to go primes, I would still keep the 24-70 though because it is just a great walk-around lens...
February 14, 2009 @ 09:59 AM
Drebrooklyn

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thanks kid, the 85L is one lens i will def. by in the future. i rented that thing and didn't even want to give it back
February 14, 2009 @ 10:28 AM
indirectdelete

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In response to a couple of questions and comments:

The Canon 18-200 is a great lens. A friend of mine owns one and is consistently surprised at how sharp it is. I would definitely get that instead of the 17-85mm.

And I'm so fucking pumped for the 35mm f/1.8.
February 14, 2009 @ 10:43 AM
Eugene K.

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I'm really considering getting rid of my Canon 17-55mm f2.8. Shit is too big and well since having the 30mm Sigma, I have found little need for a zoom and one with a relatively short zoom length as well. But the shit is sharp for sure though.
February 14, 2009 @ 02:23 PM
MF CHEUNG

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Debating on either the Nikon 18-105mm VR or the 18-200mm VR. Thoughts?
February 14, 2009 @ 02:40 PM
malaujai

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I'm really considering getting rid of my Canon 17-55mm f2.8. Shit is too big and well since having the 30mm Sigma, I have found little need for a zoom and one with a relatively short zoom length as well. But the shit is sharp for sure though.


That's not something you hear everyday haha...

Primes are the way to go though cool
February 14, 2009 @ 02:51 PM
Eugene K.

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It's not all that good of a lens in retrospect. I don't regret buying it but

-big (especially with lens hood)
-heavy
-L - prices but non-L quality
-APS-C and I'm PRETTY sure I will move to FF eventually

However, you won't find an equivalent lens that I could replace it with if I WAS going to FF.
February 14, 2009 @ 03:21 PM
malaujai

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It's not all that good of a lens in retrospect. I don't regret buying it but

-big (especially with lens hood)
-heavy
-L - prices but non-L quality
-APS-C and I'm PRETTY sure I will move to FF eventually

However, you won't find an equivalent lens that I could replace it with if I WAS going to FF.


Really? I don't have one and I'm not opposing what you're saying, but I've heard many say it IS L-quality... It has its problems though, I know... Like dust and the IS f-ing up.

I think the "equivalent" lens for FF is really the 24-70. 24-70 isn't really suited for APS-C, and 17-55 certainly can't be used on FF.
February 15, 2009 @ 03:42 AM
Eugene K.

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^^^ Sorry I meant build-quality isn't L, optic quality is on the L level. But in honesty I've had little experience with L lens but the comment of it being on the L level for optics is something I've heard very often.

It's pure plastic, doesn't feel well built at all.

The one thing about the 24-70 is that it lacks IS, the 24-105 has IS but is f4.
February 15, 2009 @ 09:18 AM
malaujai

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^^^ Sorry I meant build-quality isn't L, optic quality is on the L level. But in honesty I've had little experience with L lens but the comment of it being on the L level for optics is something I've heard very often.

It's pure plastic, doesn't feel well built at all.

The one thing about the 24-70 is that it lacks IS, the 24-105 has IS but is f4.


Spoiled by the 17-55 razz

Really though, I don't think IS is that necessary... It'd be nice to have, but practically, the 24-70 "brick" would be fucking massive and even heavier...
February 15, 2009 @ 10:01 AM
Eugene K.

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I'm not sure how useful IS is and it's something hard to test (you're never going to go from IS to IS-off in the field). It's probably one of those things you inadvertantly don't notice but when it's gone or not activated you'll see a difference especially at night.
February 15, 2009 @ 05:17 PM
indirectdelete

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Debating on either the Nikon 18-105mm VR or the 18-200mm VR. Thoughts?


18-200 is better than the 18-105 by a long shot.
February 16, 2009 @ 08:57 AM
~~~~

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Hey guys, I'm selling my 17-40 f/4L and 70-200 f/4L.

If interested, drop me a PM.
February 18, 2009 @ 11:59 PM
KEMP

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whats everybody's opinion on sony's line of dslr's???
February 19, 2009 @ 03:04 AM
Homeless

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i heard theyre not bad but not too wide of a selection of lenses
February 19, 2009 @ 07:45 AM
Eugene K.

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I think the dominance of Nikon/Canon in itself would be enough to steer away from Sony. I don't think there's a price advantage either?

The only reviews I read regarding Sony were in relation to their top of the line vs. the equivalents from Nikon and Canon and the N&C shit on the Sony.
February 19, 2009 @ 04:26 PM
malaujai

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Sony isn't as bad as everyone thinks...

You've got a whole line of Minolta lenses you could try out and theres also those damn nice Zeiss lenses.

Sony doesn't get the respect it deserves. That said, Nikon/Canon definitely have the stranglehold on the market and they most likely ARE the better choice, in general. Sony's not bad, but Canon/Nikon is generally better...
February 19, 2009 @ 10:40 PM
L.A.R.93

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I own a sony.

Depends which model you look at specifically, you cannot really generalize a camera as the brand itself but rather try out the model and see which one you like more.

Sony DSLR's are essentially Konica Minolta products with the Sony name on them.
February 20, 2009 @ 12:53 PM
indirectdelete

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Spend a bit exra and get an SB-600.
February 20, 2009 @ 04:35 PM
be@rywh!te

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Spend a bit exra and get an SB-600.


x2



you can find sb600 on CL for like 150.
February 21, 2009 @ 11:03 PM
hongy

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Hey I've got a d40 and I was wondering what would be good lenses for Macro shots. I'll be using my camera for macro shots and portrait shots and was wondering if anyone could recommend me some lenses. Please and thank you.
February 22, 2009 @ 01:50 PM
womb2datomb

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?
Hey ya'll. I was looking into:

Nikon D60 Digital SLR Two-Lens Outfit
(18-55 VR & AF-S DX 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED)

Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital SLR Camera Outfit w/ EF-S 18-55mm / 55-250mm Two-Lens Outfit

Any thoughts?
February 22, 2009 @ 02:48 PM
Flatland Funk

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Get a D40 over the D60 and an XS or XTi over the XSi. You'll save a lot of money.
February 22, 2009 @ 03:22 PM
Flatland Funk

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oh my fucking god. why are all the prices going up on everything? a month or two ago the SB-600 was 165 new on amazon. Now its 200...
February 22, 2009 @ 09:02 PM
tofumonzter

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50mm


50mm won't AF on the d40

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