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January 04, 2008 @ 08:08:29 AM
January 06, 2008 @ 17:42:04 PM
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I want to get into photography and i figured I should start off with a film slr. any suggestions of good entry level slr's? and whats the developing process for slr cameras? thanks
January 06, 2008 @ 17:47:45 PM
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January 07, 2008 @ 07:48:17 AM
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who here uses a nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens

I've got one and love it. It's a fantastic lens that takes insanely sharp pictures. The only downside(for some people) is that on the D40 and any other Nikon dSLR that doesn't have a focusing motor built in you will have to manually focus the lens.
January 13, 2008 @ 12:27:27 PM
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I need some help/ advice.

In the next couple of weeks im going to let my canon 18-55mm kit lense gather some dust as it makes way for a new lense.

I want to buy a wide angle, pref sigma (not so costly) and im willing to spend up to $700 depending on the specs.

Can someone recommend a good wide angle lense for me, ill be shooting most things/ mainly potraits and landscapes.

Can someone tell me what i will be getting for my money in terms of image quality and the differences between my lense i have now and the one i should buy.

Thanks for your time.
January 13, 2008 @ 13:31:05 PM
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I find reviews here very helpful: LINK
January 13, 2008 @ 15:43:50 PM
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I find reviews here very helpful: LINK


Thanks, i had a quick look through, it seems sigmas have problems with lens flares ! Grr.

Also, does anyone go out to photograph whilst its raining or do you hide away at home? lol.

I say this because there doesnt seem to be a day when it isnt raining in england but i still want to go out to take photographs.

Im not talking heavy rain (i dare go out if its raining alot) but a light shower, i normally bring a micro-fiber towel with me to wipe it down now and then.

Anyone have any tips?
January 13, 2008 @ 16:04:44 PM
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i was looking at pictures and coulden't figure out why you would want to take a picture in a high iso range, iso 100 alwas seemed to look like the best quality picture to me.
January 14, 2008 @ 17:21:56 PM
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I shoot must of my shots in iso 800-1600 but thats probably because i've been shooting indoors lately.
January 15, 2008 @ 22:34:53 PM
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Thanks, i had a quick look through, it seems sigmas have problems with lens flares ! Grr.

Also, does anyone go out to photograph whilst its raining or do you hide away at home? lol.

I say this because there doesnt seem to be a day when it isnt raining in england but i still want to go out to take photographs.

Im not talking heavy rain (i dare go out if its raining alot) but a light shower, i normally bring a micro-fiber towel with me to wipe it down now and then.

Anyone have any tips?


I shoot with a sigma 10-20, you barely experience any lens flare if you know what you're doing.

www.flickr.com/photos/drewjdizon

If you'd like some sample photos, i have some there.

And as far as going out in the rain, you can take the best pictures in those conditions. Esp if you like capture gloomy moments. It can get wet, just not soaked
January 16, 2008 @ 21:34:04 PM
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Anyone in here use Photoshop Lightroom?.. Well i got my border on my photograph and my sig but how do i save it to it??)
January 16, 2008 @ 23:27:40 PM
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does any know a program where i can download my raw images?
January 16, 2008 @ 23:37:12 PM
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i want some advice on Nikon lenses...
i have a 18-135 lens with auto focus

i want something for very small but detailed closeups, should i get a macro lens next?
what range would be good for vivid detailed closeups thanks

oh and btw i have a Nikon D40


The lens you have is pretty good for macros. At 55mm-135mm you should be able to achieve some good shots.
January 17, 2008 @ 04:13:13 AM
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Cheers poo on the info.

http://www.jessops.com/Store/s1222/0/Lenses/Sigma/18-200mm-f-and-35-63-DC-Lens-(Canon-AF)/details.aspx?&comp=n

Is that any good? Im willing to spend more but im not at that stage were i can fully understand how to compare lens.

Its a 18-200mm, wide angle. I thought the price looked good for what it is, correct me if im wrong.

Thanks.
January 17, 2008 @ 16:48:34 PM
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Cheers poo on the info.

http://www.jessops.com/Store/s1222/0/Lenses/Sigma/18-200mm-f-and-35-63-DC-Lens-(Canon-AF)/details.aspx?&comp=n

Is that any good? Im willing to spend more but im not at that stage were i can fully understand how to compare lens.

Its a 18-200mm, wide angle. I thought the price looked good for what it is, correct me if im wrong.

Thanks.


What camera are you shooting with if you don't mind me asking ? If you're shooting with nikon then i'd recommend getting the nikkor 18-200mm VR instead of that. It'd be faster at the 200mm range and it's just an overall better build.

But the lens you asked about wouldn't be considered a wide angle, it'd be considered a telephoto lens. It actually wouldn't be wide at all unless you shot at 18mm all the time, and it still wouldn't be too wide at that range.
January 18, 2008 @ 06:22:12 AM
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What camera are you shooting with if you don't mind me asking ? If you're shooting with nikon then i'd recommend getting the nikkor 18-200mm VR instead of that. It'd be faster at the 200mm range and it's just an overall better build.

But the lens you asked about wouldn't be considered a wide angle, it'd be considered a telephoto lens. It actually wouldn't be wide at all unless you shot at 18mm all the time, and it still wouldn't be too wide at that range.


Oh ok thanks, i shoot with a canon 400D.

I wanna get as much advice as possible as the last time i went into jessops they just seemed to eager to sell the higher priced product rather than help me with what i need.
January 19, 2008 @ 23:10:03 PM
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Tokina Super-Wide Angle Zoom AF 12-24mm f4.0 Pro DX Autofocus Lens.
or

Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens.

yay or nay for this fisheye lens?

Tokina Zoom Fisheye to Super Wide-Angle 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X 107 DX Autofocus Lens.
January 20, 2008 @ 04:04:07 AM
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It all depends what's more important to you, the extra 2mm, or the faster aperture..
January 20, 2008 @ 13:40:39 PM
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sigma is very nice, from the pics i've seen from your flickr, smokeyface.

but idk , help guys.
January 20, 2008 @ 14:34:11 PM
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I say save up for the Canon 10-22.

LINK

Here are some Tokina shots: LINK

And the Sigma: LINK

It really boils down to you and your photography skills. A good eye can take beautiful pictures with sh!t lens. I tend to stick to Canon lenses, except for the 30mm 1.4 Sigma.

It's a big investment.. take time and maybe rent the lenses first before committing. Different lenses have their own "personalities".
January 20, 2008 @ 14:49:40 PM
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thanks brokee and drew.
January 22, 2008 @ 22:22:31 PM
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Uh, so I lost my USB cable. Does that mean I have to get another cable or is there another way for me to upload my photos...? smh
January 23, 2008 @ 18:18:27 PM
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Get a memory card reader so you don't use up your camera's battery blushing
January 23, 2008 @ 23:37:01 PM
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beginer
would anyone recommend a Nikon 5 MP Coolpix for a beginer??
January 25, 2008 @ 17:23:58 PM
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Cool. Thanks for the idea!
January 26, 2008 @ 10:53:21 AM
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Oh ok thanks, i shoot with a canon 400D.

I wanna get as much advice as possible as the last time i went into jessops they just seemed to eager to sell the higher priced product rather than help me with what i need.

Jessops are crap!! They know f**k all about photography and whenever I go in there with a serious question, they either cant answer it, or tell me something I already knew!

@ Kreambeast:
I also have the sigma 10-20 4.5-5.6 and its a really nice lense, I can definitely recommend it, but it depends what you want to use it for, its not particularly suited to low light conditions (as you might expect) but its fantastic for outdoor landscape shots.
January 26, 2008 @ 20:54:51 PM
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Yes.

I was a beginner back in 2006 and used a 5.1 Fuji Finepix for 2 years. Just ask the store clerk if it has any known limitations, or glitches... or irritating features.... before you buy it. Tell them exactly what situations you can anticipate yourself using it in the most, and they'll have to give you an honest opinion whether it can handle that. I never used the particular Nikon you mentioned, but I have a Nikon DSLR now.... and I love it. I'm assuming they make their P&S cameras as convenient and well-built as their SLR's.

Go for it. Another reason I recommend you get it... is that it will make for a great back-up camera, or grab-and-go camera whenever you decide to upgrade. Good luck

Thnx.
January 26, 2008 @ 21:08:35 PM
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I have a EOS Digital Rebel, its a beginner camera for the main part and would like to upgrade, what would you suggest. Something in the 500 - 700 dollar range with alot of features, not the D40 though because I'de like the camera to have the motorized lens not the lens itself. Also exposure bracketing would be a plus.
January 28, 2008 @ 11:58:08 AM
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I have a EOS Digital Rebel, its a beginner camera for the main part and would like to upgrade, what would you suggest. Something in the 500 - 700 dollar range with alot of features, not the D40 though because I'de like the camera to have the motorized lens not the lens itself. Also exposure bracketing would be a plus.


XT? if so, get the xti. its around $579 with a lens on buydig.com

i suggest waiting it out til the xsi is out though. that shit is beautiful.
January 28, 2008 @ 13:02:12 PM
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You've already got an XT.. so there's no real need to buy an XTi kit. Pick up the body only for $514 at BuyDig. A big jump is to go for the XSi. You can pre-order the body only at Amazon for $800.

Might as well stick to Canon's if you're comfortable with the menu/button layout and have EF/EF-S lenses. The layout is pretty much standard throughout their line-up except the prosumer line has a dial instead of directional menu buttons.

Are you going to flip your XT for money towards the new cam?
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