October 11, 2010 @ 11:27 AM
lawlercon

Post: 632

Join Date: Nov 2008

Get the 50 1.4g, don't bother with the 1.8. Great for portraits or product shots. If you got gwap though, go for the 85mm 1.4 aka the Cream Machine.


holy mother of god. i need.
October 11, 2010 @ 05:09 PM
thatxo.

Post: 54

Join Date: Sep 2010

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.
October 11, 2010 @ 05:38 PM
jamestapoz

Post: 978

Join Date: Feb 2009

Location: California

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
www.amazon.com/Nikon-10-2MP-Digital-Camera-Body/dp/B000HGMX5M

pair that with

Nikkor 35m f1.8 - $200
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
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
www.amazon.com/Sigma-30mm-Nikon-Digital-Cameras/dp/B0007U0H06/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1286836694&sr=1-1
October 13, 2010 @ 02:23 PM
shakintheD

Post: 2413

Join Date: Jul 2009

best point and shoot camera for under $200? looking to give it as a gift
October 13, 2010 @ 05:16 PM
calintz

Post: 2010

Join Date: Jan 2008

Location: sydney

any canon or panny, as a good, simple p&s
October 14, 2010 @ 08:24 AM
Yom

Post: 2055

Join Date: Apr 2008

ive been asked to shoot at a Halloween nightclub event here.

any tips/advice?

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

thanks

www.nagoyayom.com

October 16, 2010 @ 07:56 PM
Kingkoor

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Location: Kingsbridge BX NYC



fucking finally, and got it days early!!
October 17, 2010 @ 12:58 AM
YDNA

Post: 1416

Join Date: Feb 2008

Location: Philly



fucking finally, and got it days early!!


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October 17, 2010 @ 02:20 AM
Yom

Post: 2055

Join Date: Apr 2008

ive been asked to shoot at a Halloween nightclub event here.

any tips/advice?

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

thanks


no one?

www.nagoyayom.com

October 17, 2010 @ 08:25 AM
Kingkoor

Post: 4219

Join Date: Aug 2006

Location: Kingsbridge BX NYC

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.
October 17, 2010 @ 08:34 AM
Yom

Post: 2055

Join Date: Apr 2008

appreciate that koor

i'll post up the results

www.nagoyayom.com

October 17, 2010 @ 12:41 PM
Podge

Post: 1959

Join Date: Oct 2006

Location: Brooklyn Muthafucka

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
October 17, 2010 @ 01:22 PM
Shanklin

Post: 9609

Join Date: Nov 2006

Location: Atlanta

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. www.flickr.com/photos/kshank

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

October 17, 2010 @ 05:20 PM
Kingkoor

Post: 4219

Join Date: Aug 2006

Location: Kingsbridge BX NYC

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
October 17, 2010 @ 06:21 PM
vinsanityy.

Post: 1125

Join Date: Jan 2010

Location: swag

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
October 17, 2010 @ 07:46 PM
Shanklin

Post: 9609

Join Date: Nov 2006

Location: Atlanta

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

October 18, 2010 @ 06:00 PM
Lloyd

Post: 556

Join Date: Mar 2009

Location: Norway/Nor. Cal

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 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?
October 18, 2010 @ 07:53 PM
Tom E. Sivertsen

Post: 243

Join Date: Jul 2007

Location: Norway

Someone tested the new Sigma 85 f1.4? half the price of the 85L &)
October 19, 2010 @ 10:38 AM
ekziled

Post: 189

Join Date: Apr 2009

Location: Hong Kong

meh, third party lenses almost never par up to the originals. ^
October 20, 2010 @ 02:19 AM
jamestapoz

Post: 978

Join Date: Feb 2009

Location: California

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 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
October 20, 2010 @ 02:30 AM
jamestapoz

Post: 978

Join Date: Feb 2009

Location: California

ive been asked to shoot at a Halloween nightclub event here.

any tips/advice?

this has been pretty helpful 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.
October 20, 2010 @ 06:24 PM
Tom E. Sivertsen

Post: 243

Join Date: Jul 2007

Location: Norway

think you can make some pretty dope pictures with flash on a nightclub.

photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=895331&highlight=nightclub&page=66
October 21, 2010 @ 10:59 AM
Shanklin

Post: 9609

Join Date: Nov 2006

Location: Atlanta

^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

October 23, 2010 @ 03:19 PM
thenorthside

Post: 3255

Join Date: Aug 2009

Location: Toronto

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

October 23, 2010 @ 08:10 PM
Tom E. Sivertsen

Post: 243

Join Date: Jul 2007

Location: Norway

I think the T2i is much better at high ISO ?!

I think the D5000 Is on the level with the T1i ? not sure
October 25, 2010 @ 03:01 AM
calintz

Post: 2010

Join Date: Jan 2008

Location: sydney

t2i, no question

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

check dpreview:

In terms of both still and video capture, the 550D (T2i) is currently the best camera of its type on the market.
October 25, 2010 @ 05:17 AM
BBD

Post: 32

Join Date: Oct 2008

looking for a hot VR for Nikon?
October 25, 2010 @ 08:10 PM
tehcake

Post: 780

Join Date: Oct 2010

Location: Uniqlo

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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October 25, 2010 @ 09:56 PM
jamestapoz

Post: 978

Join Date: Feb 2009

Location: California

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
October 25, 2010 @ 11:31 PM
Koven

Post: 3593

Join Date: Aug 2009

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.

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com


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