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Oct 11, 2010 @ 17:09
i'm looking into buying a camera to start taking some photos. i always admire the simplicity of things when taken. i'm looking for a good beginner camera that can capture vibrant colors and paint the image vividly. my budget is in the range of 500-800 and need the best bang for the buck. hope you guys can help.
Oct 11, 2010 @ 17:38
i'm looking into buying a camera to start taking some photos. i always admire the simplicity of things when taken. i'm looking for a good beginner camera that can capture vibrant colors and paint the image vividly. my budget is in the range of 500-800 and need the best bang for the buck. hope you guys can help.


Nikon D80 Used - $300/400
http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-10-2MP-Digital-Camera-Body/dp/B000HGMX5M

pair that with

Nikkor 35m f1.8 - $200
http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-35mm-AF-S-Digital-Cameras/dp/B001S2PPT0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1286836603&sr=1-1

or Nikkor 35mm f2 - $350
http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Wide-Angle-Nikkor-Digital-Cameras/dp/B00005LE72/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1286836653&sr=1-1

or Sigma 30mm f1.4 - $440
http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-30mm-Nikon-Digital-Cameras/dp/B0007U0H06/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1286836694&sr=1-1
Oct 13, 2010 @ 14:23
best point and shoot camera for under $200? looking to give it as a gift
Oct 13, 2010 @ 17:16
any canon or panny, as a good, simple p&s
Oct 14, 2010 @ 08:24
ive been asked to shoot at a Halloween nightclub event here.

any tips/advice?

this has been pretty helpful http://photo.net/learn/concerts/mirarchi/concer_4.htm but just wondering if anyone had any experience

thanks

www.nagoyayom.com

Oct 16, 2010 @ 19:56


fucking finally, and got it days early!!
Oct 17, 2010 @ 00:58


fucking finally, and got it days early!!


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Oct 17, 2010 @ 02:20
ive been asked to shoot at a Halloween nightclub event here.

any tips/advice?

this has been pretty helpful http://photo.net/learn/concerts/mirarchi/concer_4.htm but just wondering if anyone had any experience

thanks


no one?

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Oct 17, 2010 @ 08:25
no one?


Yom when I shoot nightlife I just shoot on manual and constantly play with the settings. Its difficult cause there is smoke, stage lights, strobe lights ect. There are so many variables. I usually just keep on a 17-55 2.8 lens with the iso cranked up as high as I can without it being noisy so I can capture wide crows shots and tight performer shots without having to swap lenses. I also try not to use flash as much as possible, timing strobes or using the house lights to capture the subject. I really dont have any tricks, I'm just constantly playing with settings all night.
Oct 17, 2010 @ 08:34
appreciate that koor

i'll post up the results

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Oct 17, 2010 @ 12:41
Any of you guys had experience with either the G9 or LX5? I have been debating between the 2 as my top 2 choices. I am currently leaning towards the LX5 since I have heard of the bad low light shooting with the G series. Money isn't too big of an issue, as the difference between the two is like 50-60 between them
~Lefty
Oct 17, 2010 @ 13:22
no one?


I interned at this club over the summer and I used the shutter drag technique a lot. A normal nights settings would range from 1/10-1/25, f3.5-f4, iso 800-1600. Normally I would bounce the flash off a wall or ceiling, but it depends on your venue. My biggest gripe was the lack of space to get an adequate distance to shoot, so my .02 would be get a decent zoom, unless you feel like switching lenses all night and being uncomfortable. I used my kit lens the whole internship, a zoom with a f1.8 stop would be preferred. Lastly, if you do decide to use a flash, get a diffuser, the Omnibounce diffuser works wonders and isn't a distraction nor is it bulky.

All in all, just have fun with it, you're gonna meet a shitload of people, some will love the picture, some will hate it. Just take an ample amount of pictures to pick and choose the best out of the set. You can check out my flickr for examples, I took hundreds of pictures a night and would only choose like the best 60. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kshank

http://kevinshanklin.com/ IF YOU HAVE A FFFOUND.COM INVITE MSG ME

Oct 17, 2010 @ 17:20
Dope atmosphere shots Shank. Good fuckin shit. Yeah Yom, take alooooooooot of shots. I might shoot 2000 shots a night and use 100. It's def a hassle, and space is usually extremely limited. I feel like live event(non sports) shooting is one of the most under-appreciated forms of photography nowadays. Dark spaces with black walls and ceilings and a subject thats always moving coupled with lack of space and inadequate lighting. Check my flickr if you havent already Yom
Oct 17, 2010 @ 18:21
I interned at this club over the summer and I used the shutter drag technique a lot. A normal nights settings would range from 1/10-1/25, f3.5-f4, iso 800-1600. Normally I would bounce the flash off a wall or ceiling, but it depends on your venue. My biggest gripe was the lack of space to get an adequate distance to shoot, so my .02 would be get a decent zoom, unless you feel like switching lenses all night and being uncomfortable. I used my kit lens the whole internship, a zoom with a f1.8 stop would be preferred. Lastly, if you do decide to use a flash, get a diffuser, the Omnibounce diffuser works wonders and isn't a distraction nor is it bulky.


lol, zooms only go down to 2.8 at the most
Oct 17, 2010 @ 19:46
Heh, shows how much I know. I figured f stops were universal with both zooms and prime lenses.

http://kevinshanklin.com/ IF YOU HAVE A FFFOUND.COM INVITE MSG ME

Oct 18, 2010 @ 18:00
Shooting concerts is super challenging, but i enjoy it alot. I prefer using a 50mm lens for shooting in these conditions, although a zoom would be practical at times... You can see some of my shots here http://www.flickr.com/photos/51756771@N08/sets/72157624974904226/ These are all shot with either the Sigma 30mm 1.4 or Canon 50mm 1.8.


On a totally different note: Should i bother buying a 7d when i don't have the money to buy a lens that "matches" its high standard?
Oct 18, 2010 @ 19:53
Someone tested the new Sigma 85 f1.4? half the price of the 85L &)
Oct 19, 2010 @ 10:38
meh, third party lenses almost never par up to the originals. ^
Oct 20, 2010 @ 02:19
Shooting concerts is super challenging, but i enjoy it alot. I prefer using a 50mm lens for shooting in these conditions, although a zoom would be practical at times... You can see some of my shots here http://www.flickr.com/photos/51756771@N08/sets/72157624974904226/ These are all shot with either the Sigma 30mm 1.4 or Canon 50mm 1.8.


On a totally different note: Should i bother buying a 7d when i don't have the money to buy a lens that "matches" its high standard?


worry about glass before body
Oct 20, 2010 @ 02:30
ive been asked to shoot at a Halloween nightclub event here.

any tips/advice?

this has been pretty helpful http://photo.net/learn/concerts/mirarchi/concer_4.htm but just wondering if anyone had any experience

thanks


Gear-wise. Don't use flash, it ruins the vibe. Carry backups supplies, CF/SDHC cards, batteries, body, etc.

If your shooting with fast primes, as you should because of low-light, don't swamp lenses. You might lose out on a shot, or worse: dropping your lens. Carry two bodies with different lenses.
Oct 20, 2010 @ 18:24
think you can make some pretty dope pictures with flash on a nightclub.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=895331&highlight=nightclub&page=66
Oct 21, 2010 @ 10:59
^Exactly, there's a lot of fun to be had with flashes.



Took this one of DJ Manifesto, one of my personal faves.

http://kevinshanklin.com/ IF YOU HAVE A FFFOUND.COM INVITE MSG ME

Oct 23, 2010 @ 15:19
i'm hard stuck between the d5000 and the canon t2i

opinions or suggestions?
please and thanks
any insight would be greatly appreciated, i'm leaning towards the t2i right now.

note: i probably won't be buying any additional lenses for a bit

9 to 5 is how to survive, i ain't tryin' to survive. i'm tryin' to live it to the limit and love it a lot

Oct 23, 2010 @ 20:10
I think the T2i is much better at high ISO ?!

I think the D5000 Is on the level with the T1i ? not sure
Oct 25, 2010 @ 03:01
t2i, no question

it was split between the 5000D and the t1i, but with the t2i, canon's stepped it up

check dpreview:

Originally posted by Inactive User
In terms of both still and video capture, the 550D (T2i) is currently the best camera of its type on the market.
Oct 25, 2010 @ 05:17
looking for a hot VR for Nikon?
Oct 25, 2010 @ 20:10
I have a d5000. I was wondering should i get the 50mm f1.8 from Nikon, or the 35mm f.18, the 35mm has autofocus, but the 50mm doesn't.

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Oct 25, 2010 @ 21:56
I have a d5000. I was wondering should i get the 50mm f1.8 from Nikon, or the 35mm f.18, the 35mm has autofocus, but the 50mm doesn't.


get both.

if you can only afford one, get the 35mm. 35 on crop body makes it a 52.5 normal lens
Oct 25, 2010 @ 23:31
I have a d5000. I was wondering should i get the 50mm f1.8 from Nikon, or the 35mm f.18, the 35mm has autofocus, but the 50mm doesn't.


35 is an overall better lens. Get the 35 and save some money for the 50 1.4G down the road.

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Oct 25, 2010 @ 23:39
get both.

if you can only afford one, get the 35mm. 35 on crop body makes it a 52.5 normal lens


Probably should get the 35 you can at least get a tad closer to your subject since the 50 on a crop body acts as a 75mm. You would have to take the picture hella far, unless you like to use it as a mini tele.
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