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December 10, 2010 @ 09:36 AM
365Hustle

Post: 229

Join Date: Mar 2010

Guys do I need to get a UV filter for my lenses? Or can I just put the lens cap back on?
December 10, 2010 @ 12:12 PM
KDL323

Post: 102

Join Date: Apr 2010

I wanted to get a Nikon L110, but by reading the reviews, it looks like I want more options and modes. I want to step up to a beginner DSLR camera and I cant decide between a Sony A230L and a Pentax K2000. Anyone have any inputs?
December 10, 2010 @ 10:27 PM
kurrupt

Post: 846

Join Date: Jun 2009

Might have condensation build up. Especially if you brought it somewhere warm right after that cold. This happens with my lenses when i take them out with me to shoot in cold weather and then head inside. With electronics, I just stick them in a tub/large bowl of uncooked rice as it supposedly takes out all the moisture. Seems to have worked so far, and my equipment still works.
Friends have dropped their phones in water and after maybe a night in the tube, everything's up and working again.


it was still placed in the original box, and then inside the delivery box.. so could it still build up?
December 11, 2010 @ 03:02 PM
KDL323

Post: 102

Join Date: Apr 2010

I ended up getting the Sony A290. I picked it up for a cheap price. Now I'm in the market for a flash and lens. I've heard the older model Minolta lenses are interchangeable? What about 3rd party flashes(Bower, Vivitar, Bell) or should I just end up getting the Sony HVL F20am Flash? Since the Minolta flashes are interchangeable, Im sure the flashes are too?
December 11, 2010 @ 09:33 PM
noogsahoy

Post: 98

Join Date: Nov 2008

Location: Perth

i've got a 500d/T1i with the kit lens + canon 50mm f1.8 + sigma 10-20mm f3.5
thinking of swapping the sigma for a g12?
thoughts?
December 12, 2010 @ 05:35 AM
Tom E. Sivertsen

Post: 243

Join Date: Jul 2007

Location: Norway

Guys do I need to get a UV filter for my lenses? Or can I just put the lens cap back on?


No you dont have to have one, new cameras have built in uv filter for the sun rays. The reason someone use it now its for protection.

If your gonna invest in a uv filter dont go cheap!! It will reduce the IQ with a cheap uv filter.
December 12, 2010 @ 06:01 AM
Lloyd

Post: 538

Join Date: Mar 2009

Location: Norway/Nor. Cal

Tamron 17-50 F 2.8 VC or Nikon 17-55mm 2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

Price isnt really an issue. the Nikkor is pretty dated, the Tamron is pretty new. I've heard mixed reviews on the Tamron. I need fast auto-focus especially in low light. Any input?


I'd def go for the tamron, because of the price. And i somewhat disagree with the crappy build quality thing. It find it pretty solid and heavy and well built. I've used it at a couple of concerts and it works fine. Never had much problems focusing.
December 12, 2010 @ 08:35 AM
365Hustle

Post: 229

Join Date: Mar 2010

i've got a 500d/T1i with the kit lens + canon 50mm f1.8 + sigma 10-20mm f3.5
thinking of swapping the sigma for a g12?
thoughts?


we have the same setup but i got a t2i and no sigma. How is it? why do you wan to swap it out?
December 12, 2010 @ 09:32 AM
noogsahoy

Post: 98

Join Date: Nov 2008

Location: Perth

we have the same setup but i got a t2i and no sigma. How is it? why do you wan to swap it out?

i don't really take my 500d out too much as it's a little bit, so i figure getting the g12 would mean i could snap everyday.
atm if i don't take the 500d i take dads old nikon em.
the siggy is a dope lens, i shot most of my flicks during my trip to europe with it.
December 12, 2010 @ 12:34 PM
Kingkoor

Post: 4216

Join Date: Aug 2006

Location: Kingsbridge BX NYC

I'd def go for the tamron, because of the price. And i somewhat disagree with the crappy build quality thing. It find it pretty solid and heavy and well built. I've used it at a couple of concerts and it works fine. Never had much problems focusing.


How bout the weather seals and low light auto focus? Have you used both? I rent the 17-55 nikkor alot, it's pretty much the only lens on my body when I have it, really takes some amazing photos. also lookin into a 28-75 2.8 and an 11-16 2.8 which i'll probably go tamron and tokina respectably
December 12, 2010 @ 07:03 PM
Lloyd

Post: 538

Join Date: Mar 2009

Location: Norway/Nor. Cal

I haven't tried the nikkor lens, as i shoot with canon. But anyways; if you have money to spend, i'm always a fan of going with the original products. I'd probably go for the canon 17-55 2.8 if i had the money, but i'm really happy with the tamron as well.
December 13, 2010 @ 04:55 PM
Kingkoor

Post: 4216

Join Date: Aug 2006

Location: Kingsbridge BX NYC

December 13, 2010 @ 07:41 PM
KDL323

Post: 102

Join Date: Apr 2010

I got a Sony A290 and my cousin gave me his Minolta lens. I think the Minolta lens is a kit lens too. What would be a better everyday walk around lens? The Sony Kit lens DT 3.5 - 5.6 18-55mm SAM or Minolta 28-80 f/3.5-f/5.6 D?
December 15, 2010 @ 07:41 PM
zerodragunov

Post: 189

Join Date: Feb 2010

Location: UK

tamron(for nikon) 17-50. VC or non vc?

Or what else do you reccomend. Mostly going to be doing shoots of cars.
December 16, 2010 @ 07:00 PM
Lloyd

Post: 538

Join Date: Mar 2009

Location: Norway/Nor. Cal

I've heard people saying the non-vc model is sharper... Plus it's alot cheaper, so i'd prob go for that. I've never missed vc on mine, but it probably depends on what you're used to.
December 17, 2010 @ 01:45 AM
leeto

Post: 54

Join Date: Oct 2007

Location: Winnipeg

Looking for a good entry level SLR camera. Any suggestions? And some recommended lens or flashes for the model?
December 17, 2010 @ 09:08 PM
jamestapoz

Post: 909

Join Date: Feb 2009

Looking for a good entry level SLR camera. Any suggestions? And some recommended lens or flashes for the model?


Canon t2i body $700 or Canon xs body $400
Canon 50mm f1.8 $100
Canon 35mm f2 $300
Canon 430 $275

Nikon 3100 body $550
Nikkor 50mm f1.8 $100
Nikkor 35mm f1.8 $200
Nikon sb-600 $200
December 18, 2010 @ 08:35 PM
woozie

Post: 327

Join Date: Dec 2008

my cybershot broke -_- so im looking to purchase a nikon
im looking to purchase a d70/80/or 90 and ive seen a couple of d80 on craigslists going for 300-400$ (just body with extras such as sd cards) not sure if its a good price

second, most of my pictures would be taken in events and other fast pace ish. Meaning nightlife, skating, graduations, etc. I need an all around camera/lens that would do justice for me throughout a day

much help needed
thanks, oh and excuse my ignorance
December 20, 2010 @ 02:17 PM
notyellow

Post: 331

Join Date: Sep 2010

Location: 604

I'm looking for a low-to-mid end micro four thirds camera that can shoot at 720p or higher.
Also, are micro four thirds capable of motion jpeg? Are all cameras capable of that?

If there are any recommendations on either/or, that would be great.

Thanks,
December 20, 2010 @ 05:48 PM
jamestapoz

Post: 909

Join Date: Feb 2009

my cybershot broke -_- so im looking to purchase a nikon
im looking to purchase a d70/80/or 90 and ive seen a couple of d80 on craigslists going for 300-400$ (just body with extras such as sd cards) not sure if its a good price

second, most of my pictures would be taken in events and other fast pace ish. Meaning nightlife, skating, graduations, etc. I need an all around camera/lens that would do justice for me throughout a day

much help needed
thanks, oh and excuse my ignorance


Yeah $300-$400 is going price for the D80.

A great walk around focal length; 35mm.
December 20, 2010 @ 05:53 PM
chadd

Post: 1413

Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: San Diego

best fisheye on a crop body canon?
December 21, 2010 @ 03:20 AM
wtfHarsh

Post: 850

Join Date: Dec 2007

I have a Canon EOS 550D (a.k.a the Rebel T2i), with a kit lens (the 18-55).

I wanted to buy another lens, something more well rounded and with better zooming capabilities.
I'd be using this lens for a long time as I am not exactly rich and cannot afford multiple lenses at this time. What lens can I get that won't fail me? No matter what or where I'm shooting.

Basically I want something that will do it all lol.
December 21, 2010 @ 03:13 PM
jamestapoz

Post: 909

Join Date: Feb 2009

I have a Canon EOS 550D (a.k.a the Rebel T2i), with a kit lens (the 18-55).

I wanted to buy another lens, something more well rounded and with better zooming capabilities.
I'd be using this lens for a long time as I am not exactly rich and cannot afford multiple lenses at this time. What lens can I get that won't fail me? No matter what or where I'm shooting.

Basically I want something that will do it all lol.


the Canon 17-55 f2.8 would be great. won't give you better zoom compared to your kit lens, but its well rounded
December 21, 2010 @ 03:17 PM
jamestapoz

Post: 909

Join Date: Feb 2009

best fisheye on a crop body canon?


cant go wrong with the canon 15mm
December 21, 2010 @ 09:32 PM
.sm.

Post: 579

Join Date: Apr 2008

Location: california.

I have a Canon EOS 550D (a.k.a the Rebel T2i), with a kit lens (the 18-55).

I wanted to buy another lens, something more well rounded and with better zooming capabilities.
I'd be using this lens for a long time as I am not exactly rich and cannot afford multiple lenses at this time. What lens can I get that won't fail me? No matter what or where I'm shooting.

Basically I want something that will do it all lol.



Get the 17-55mm 2.8 if you have the money. I just got the Tamron 28-75 f2.8 and its a great lens. On the 550d's cropped sensor its around 44-120mm.
December 22, 2010 @ 03:54 AM
DMics

Post: 134

Join Date: Jan 2007

Location: Detroit

Any suggestions on great SLR's on sale?
December 24, 2010 @ 10:57 AM
Brosef

Post: 1237

Join Date: Feb 2008

best fisheye on a crop body canon?


When I had a nikon I had an 8mm bower don't remember aperture, but it was good and around $400 on BH i'm sure they have one for canon.

and at wtfharsh i have a sigma 18-200mm so you got wide and tele smile cost 250
December 24, 2010 @ 06:38 PM
ForTheNguyen

Post: 347

Join Date: Jan 2010

Location: Georgia

Whats a good affordable wide-angle lens for Nikon? One that will give similar effect of fisheye without totally distorting the picture and cropping the corners off.
December 25, 2010 @ 09:04 AM
kidkorea

Post: 2647

Join Date: Jul 2007

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Best entry level dslr kit for around $300ish?, yes not very expensive but need to buy as a gift for a straight beginner who knows absolutely nothing about photography.

Refurbished is fine.

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December 25, 2010 @ 09:48 AM
Brosef

Post: 1237

Join Date: Feb 2008

Whats a good affordable wide-angle lens for Nikon? One that will give similar effect of fisheye without totally distorting the picture and cropping the corners off.


does not happen with a real fish eye lens, never have i ever had vignetting. how wide do you want to go like under 10mm? under 20mm? if it's under 10 you're looking at $600+

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