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Dec 12, 2010 @ 06:01
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.
Dec 12, 2010 @ 08:35
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?
Dec 12, 2010 @ 09:32
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.
Dec 12, 2010 @ 12:34
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
Dec 12, 2010 @ 19:03
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.
Dec 13, 2010 @ 16:55
Dec 13, 2010 @ 19:41
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?
Dec 15, 2010 @ 19:41
tamron(for nikon) 17-50. VC or non vc?

Or what else do you reccomend. Mostly going to be doing shoots of cars.
Dec 16, 2010 @ 19:00
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.
Dec 17, 2010 @ 01:45
Looking for a good entry level SLR camera. Any suggestions? And some recommended lens or flashes for the model?
Dec 17, 2010 @ 21:08
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 $200
Dec 18, 2010 @ 20:35
my cybershot broke -_- so im looking to purchase a nikon
im looking to purchase a d70/80/or 90 and ive seen a couple of d80 on craigslists going for 300-400$ (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
Dec 20, 2010 @ 14:17
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,
Dec 20, 2010 @ 17:48
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.
Dec 20, 2010 @ 17:53
best fisheye on a crop body canon?
Dec 21, 2010 @ 03:20
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.
Dec 21, 2010 @ 15:13
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
Dec 21, 2010 @ 15:17
best fisheye on a crop body canon?


cant go wrong with the canon 15mm
Dec 21, 2010 @ 21:32
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.
Dec 22, 2010 @ 03:54
Any suggestions on great SLR's on sale?
Dec 24, 2010 @ 10:57
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 blushing cost 250
Dec 24, 2010 @ 18:38
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.
Dec 25, 2010 @ 09:04
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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Dec 25, 2010 @ 09:48
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+
Dec 25, 2010 @ 12:21
Do you guys use polarizers and such? What brand ones are reliable? I'm getting a new lens soon and it's fairly expensive, so I want to keep it crisp and pristine.

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Dec 25, 2010 @ 12:40
Hoya Filters smokeyface

If a filter doesn't cost more than 150-200 bucks its 98% of the time trash. Polarizers are dope if you are doing glass shots or trying to get rid of reflections.
Dec 25, 2010 @ 12:42
Whoa 200 bucks for a fucking filter?! Lol damn I had no idea they were that expensive....

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Dec 25, 2010 @ 18:09
Thoughts on Nikon's 18-200mm? Planning to buy a new all in one multipurpose lens. Either that or may upgrade my D40 to a D90!
Dec 26, 2010 @ 12:49
Anyone know where stores sell steadicams? I know I can look on ebay and amazon and other various online places, but I really want this thing TODAY so I can get a feel for it and be ready to shoot a video on the first.

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Dec 26, 2010 @ 18:33
best fisheye on a crop body canon?


tokina 10-17mm
tamron(for nikon) 17-50. VC or non vc?

Or what else do you reccomend. Mostly going to be doing shoots of cars.

non-VC ftw.

a super wide angle for cars would make some very interesting photos too
something like a canon 10-22
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