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October 05, 2010 @ 04:07:28
best buy for the money? Need help choosing a prime lens. I'm thinking about going something similar to the Sigma 30mm 1.4, the Canon 28mm 1.8, although i'd highly prefer something way cheaper.
October 05, 2010 @ 18:27:17
i think im gonna go from a cannon s95 because im new to photography. transition to a dslr.

any tutorials I should look for in terms of photography in general.
October 05, 2010 @ 21:02:41
i think im gonna go from a cannon s95 because im new to photography. transition to a dslr.

any tutorials I should look for in terms of photography in general.

theres no tutorial for photography lol you can do some reading on general rules of composition and u should get a d40, it's a beginners camera and a point and shoot won't do you any good.
October 06, 2010 @ 03:21:11
i think im gonna go from a cannon s95 because im new to photography. transition to a dslr.

any tutorials I should look for in terms of photography in general.


you wont learn much from a point and shoot. i recommend the d40, pair it up with a cheap 35mm 1.8. learn from practice and other's experiences.
October 06, 2010 @ 21:46:20
Has anyone ever used a Nikon N5005? If so,is it any good?
October 08, 2010 @ 11:15:20
you wont learn much from a point and shoot. i recommend the d40, pair it up with a cheap 35mm 1.8. learn from practice and other's experiences.


alright so you guys are saying that a d40 is my best bet to start with to get into photography?
October 09, 2010 @ 20:47:06
what are your guys' thoughts about parsons? I'm thinking of appyling but i don't feel like doing this "parsons challenge," idk if it's worth it lol
October 10, 2010 @ 19:10:40
i currently shoot with only a 35mm 1.8, i want another prime lens with a little more zoom to do some more detailed product shots. would a 50mm 1.8 be a huge difference? i just don't want to spend the money if it's going to be basically the same thing.

thanks.
October 11, 2010 @ 00:12:24
i currently shoot with only a 35mm 1.8, i want another prime lens with a little more zoom to do some more detailed product shots. would a 50mm 1.8 be a huge difference? i just don't want to spend the money if it's going to be basically the same thing.

thanks.


50mm would give you a tighter shot, but not a huge difference. i prefer 85mm or 105mm
October 11, 2010 @ 00:12:37
i currently shoot with only a 35mm 1.8, i want another prime lens with a little more zoom to do some more detailed product shots. would a 50mm 1.8 be a huge difference? i just don't want to spend the money if it's going to be basically the same thing.

thanks.


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.

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October 11, 2010 @ 00:39:34
Recommendations for filter to get for my Nikon 35mm 1.8?

Just copped it from Adorama NYC.

Hoya? Tiffen?
October 11, 2010 @ 00:44:17
Recommendations for filter to get for my Nikon 35mm 1.8?

Just copped it from Adorama NYC.

Hoya? Tiffen?


avoid both since they are both contain ground glass. look for filters which contain precise glass
October 11, 2010 @ 00:47:11
avoid tiffen. i perfer no filter but hoyas are nice


also avoid "ground glass" filters
October 11, 2010 @ 11:27:49
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 @ 17:09:08
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 @ 17:38:50
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
October 13, 2010 @ 14:23:25
best point and shoot camera for under $200? looking to give it as a gift
October 13, 2010 @ 17:16:13
any canon or panny, as a good, simple p&s
October 14, 2010 @ 08:24:28
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

October 16, 2010 @ 19:56:46


fucking finally, and got it days early!!
October 17, 2010 @ 00:58:39


fucking finally, and got it days early!!


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October 17, 2010 @ 02:20:19
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?

www.nagoyayom.com

October 17, 2010 @ 08:25:22
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 @ 08:34:46
appreciate that koor

i'll post up the results

www.nagoyayom.com

October 17, 2010 @ 12:41:13
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 @ 13:22:40
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
October 17, 2010 @ 17:20:48
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 @ 18:21:43
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 @ 19:46:53
Heh, shows how much I know. I figured f stops were universal with both zooms and prime lenses.
October 18, 2010 @ 18:00:51
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?
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