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December 08, 2010 @ 18:17:16 PM
Post: 771
Join Date: Jun 2009
I'm probably just paranoid right now but.. i bought my dad a canon rebel t1i for Christmas and left it in my closet (which is cold 20-30 F)for about a week in the delivery box and everything. I don't want to open it all and check, could anything have happened to it? Thanks!
December 09, 2010 @ 15:56:23 PM
Post: 4095
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kingsbridge BX NYC
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?
December 09, 2010 @ 16:31:59 PM
Post: 28
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Illinois
Originally posted by Inactive User
i'm pretty sure my sb600 flash is fucked [doesn't fire]. should i cop another one? or am i better off spending my money on something else?

currently have a d80, 50mm 1.8, 18-200mm vr


Check the warranty if you haven't already. If that does nothing upgrade to the SB800.

I bought a used Nikon 50mm f/1.8, every once in awhile after taking a few shots the lens starts to get really squeaky when focusing and even more when I take the picture. Is this something worth checking out? Also the seller said that the lens had a few not very noticeable dead pixels, but I always thought that dead pixels happened inside the camera. Can someone explain that to me?
December 09, 2010 @ 16:37:23 PM
Post: 1395
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Philly
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 cant stand the build quality on tamron, feels junky to me. I was gonna go with the nikkor 17-55 2.8, but opted to get the 14-24 instead. 17-55 is a solid pro grade lens, the only drawback, and what personally made me go for something else was its for DX only. I cant see paying that much for a DX lens, unless you plan on staying DX for a long while or just got guap...
December 09, 2010 @ 18:19:07 PM
Post: 4095
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kingsbridge BX NYC
^^

Well I mean the deal is I can get one from a shop that trained 4 employees with it. It was used like 20 times and its mint. I can cop for 950 and they go for over a grand well used so even if I upgraded my body in the future I should still be able to get about what I'm paying if not more when the time comes. Unless they release a new model, but I havent heard shit about that.

And I feel you on the shitty Tamron build quality, the Nikkor just feels like quality, amazing piece.
December 10, 2010 @ 02:24:01 AM
Post: 967
Join Date: May 2006
I'm probably just paranoid right now but.. i bought my dad a canon rebel t1i for Christmas and left it in my closet (which is cold 20-30 F)for about a week in the delivery box and everything. I don't want to open it all and check, could anything have happened to it? Thanks!


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.
December 10, 2010 @ 07:15:44 AM
Post: 235
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norway
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?



ive heard it hunts pretty bad in low light, but its a very sharp lense! ( tamron )
December 10, 2010 @ 07:20:05 AM
Post: 235
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norway
I just got a 50mm Nikkor f1.8 and when I take really low light/dark pictures they come out noisy. I set my iso at 2-400 knowing that it'll be grainier at a higher ISO. What can I do to improve my photos? I shoot with a D50.


get a tripod for still shoot. If you shooting things that moves, then you just have to live the the high iso noise ( maybe get a flash ) or you can upgrade you camera body.

oh, you can do some noise reduction in like lightroom or photoshop.
December 10, 2010 @ 09:36:25 AM
Post: 219
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 @ 12:12:44 PM
Post: 101
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 @ 22:27:01 PM
Post: 771
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 @ 15:02:03 PM
Post: 101
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 @ 21:33:27 PM
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 @ 05:35:13 AM
Post: 235
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 @ 06:01:34 AM
Post: 523
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 @ 08:35:28 AM
Post: 219
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 @ 09:32:23 AM
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 @ 12:34:04 PM
Post: 4095
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 @ 19:03:15 PM
Post: 523
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 @ 16:55:57 PM
Post: 4095
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kingsbridge BX NYC
December 13, 2010 @ 19:41:12 PM
Post: 101
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 @ 19:41:49 PM
Post: 185
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 @ 19:00:38 PM
Post: 523
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 @ 01:45:46 AM
Post: 49
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 @ 21:08:28 PM
Post: 942
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: California
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 $200
December 18, 2010 @ 20:35:10 PM
Post: 310
Join Date: Dec 2008
my cybershot broke -_- so im looking to purchase a nikon
im looking to purchase a d70/80/or 90 and ive seen a couple of d80 on craigslists going for 300-400$ (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 @ 14:17:10 PM
Post: 316
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 @ 17:48:32 PM
Post: 942
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: California
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 @ 17:53:55 PM
Post: 1498
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Diego
best fisheye on a crop body canon?
December 21, 2010 @ 03:20:38 AM
Post: 843
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.
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