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December 25, 2010 @ 12:21 PM
Shanklin

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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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December 25, 2010 @ 12:40 PM
YDNA

Post: 1416

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Location: Philly

Hoya Filters cool

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.
December 25, 2010 @ 12:42 PM
Shanklin

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Whoa 200 bucks for a fucking filter?! Lol damn I had no idea they were that expensive....

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December 25, 2010 @ 06:09 PM
MF CHEUNG

Post: 1105

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Location: Canada

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!
December 26, 2010 @ 12:49 PM
Shanklin

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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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December 26, 2010 @ 06:33 PM
vinsanityy.

Post: 1125

Join Date: Jan 2010

Location: swag

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
December 27, 2010 @ 04:16 AM
be@rywh!te

Post: 290

Join Date: Jun 2006

Location: SPtoSJ

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.


if you want something that will do it all, Canon 18-200mm. will get the job done and you won't have to carry multiple lenses. not the sharpest or the fastest but most well rounded.


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.


i like B+W filters, have polarizer and uv and built quality feels solid. if you want to keep your lens "crisp and pristine", a UV will probably do, don't really need a polarizer. when you should with a polarizer, make sure your glass is fast and/or theres adequate light, using a polarizer is like shooting two stops slower.
December 27, 2010 @ 09:01 PM
wtfHarsh

Post: 850

Join Date: Dec 2007

Thanks a lot everyone for all your help! I genuinely considered all the options you guys have given me and decided to wait and save up some money to buy the 17-55 f/2.8

Until then I want to get a nice 50mm for portraits etc. so now I have another question...
I'm looking at the Zeiss 50mm f/2.8 and the Canon ef 50mm/1.8 af II, which one do you think is the better buy? They're both very similar in price so I'm not worried about that. I particularly want better sharpness and overall image quality.

I should also mention that the Zeiss comes with a m42 adapter and the canon comes with a Hoya UV Filter. Thanks in advance :D
December 28, 2010 @ 04:21 AM
Mrama

Post: 71

Join Date: Dec 2010

I have a Sony Alpha a330
I was wondering if there were any tips/suggestions you could give me for the camera, such as Lenses, filters, etc.
Thank you
December 28, 2010 @ 05:00 AM
vinsanityy.

Post: 1125

Join Date: Jan 2010

Location: swag

Thanks a lot everyone for all your help! I genuinely considered all the options you guys have given me and decided to wait and save up some money to buy the 17-55 f/2.8

Until then I want to get a nice 50mm for portraits etc. so now I have another question...
I'm looking at the Zeiss 50mm f/2.8 and the Canon ef 50mm/1.8 af II, which one do you think is the better buy? They're both very similar in price so I'm not worried about that. I particularly want better sharpness and overall image quality.

I should also mention that the Zeiss comes with a m42 adapter and the canon comes with a Hoya UV Filter. Thanks in advance :D


buy a 17-55 2.8 from a third party brand if u are on a budget, quality isnt that far apart.
i wouldnt get either of those 50mm, the canon one is pretty much useless from 2.8 down due to the lack of sharpness
December 29, 2010 @ 02:01 AM
emdzey01

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Join Date: Mar 2008


Until then I want to get a nice 50mm for portraits etc. so now I have another question...
I'm looking at the Zeiss 50mm f/2.8 and the Canon ef 50mm/1.8 af II, which one do you think is the better buy? They're both very similar in price so I'm not worried about that. I particularly want better sharpness and overall image quality.

I should also mention that the Zeiss comes with a m42 adapter and the canon comes with a Hoya UV Filter. Thanks in advance :D


canon, cause you'll be manually focusing if you get the zeiss. the extra light will also come in handy with the f/1.8
December 29, 2010 @ 02:50 PM
tehcake

Post: 780

Join Date: Oct 2010

Location: Uniqlo

Is the Sigma 18-200m f/3.5-6.3 OS HSM a good lens?
I've been seeing mixed reviews for it, i have a D5000 and currently trying to replace the stock lens with a good walk around lens, the Nikon 18-200 is out of my budget.

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December 29, 2010 @ 06:32 PM
vinsanityy.

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Location: swag

lol those 18-200 lenses or anything like that are complete ass
December 29, 2010 @ 08:23 PM
tehcake

Post: 780

Join Date: Oct 2010

Location: Uniqlo

Should i just get the Nikon f/1.8 35mm instead then? And a new flash? The built in flash sucks balls, i wanna be able to bounce light off the ceiling.

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December 29, 2010 @ 10:46 PM
vinsanityy.

Post: 1125

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Location: swag

pick a 17-50 from tamron or 18-55 from sigma
both f2.8

or a 15-85 from canon
December 30, 2010 @ 12:24 AM
be@rywh!te

Post: 290

Join Date: Jun 2006

Location: SPtoSJ

Thanks a lot everyone for all your help! I genuinely considered all the options you guys have given me and decided to wait and save up some money to buy the 17-55 f/2.8

Until then I want to get a nice 50mm for portraits etc. so now I have another question...
I'm looking at the Zeiss 50mm f/2.8 and the Canon ef 50mm/1.8 af II, which one do you think is the better buy? They're both very similar in price so I'm not worried about that. I particularly want better sharpness and overall image quality.

I should also mention that the Zeiss comes with a m42 adapter and the canon comes with a Hoya UV Filter. Thanks in advance :D


zeiss lenses are manual focus if i'm not mistaken but they are suppose to be good glass tho.



Is the Sigma 18-200m f/3.5-6.3 OS HSM a good lens?
I've been seeing mixed reviews for it, i have a D5000 and currently trying to replace the stock lens with a good walk around lens, the Nikon 18-200 is out of my budget.


i would not buy a Sigma 18-200mm, a friend of mine had the Canon version and had some issues with it. the Nikons go on fredmiranda for like $550-600. you should just save a little longer for it.



lol those 18-200 lenses or anything like that are complete ass


while i agree with your statement, i took his question as asking for a "good walk around lens" as a good all in one lens. in that case the 17-50 or 18-55 won't be much more versatile than the 18-55.



Should i just get the Nikon f/1.8 35mm instead then? And a new flash? The built in flash sucks balls, i wanna be able to bounce light off the ceiling.


the built in flash does suck but consider how much are you really going to use your flash. its pretty intrusive to use in public places and i find myself using the flash less than i expected. I have the 35mm and I like it a lot.
December 30, 2010 @ 01:24 AM
wtfHarsh

Post: 850

Join Date: Dec 2007

I don't mind manually focusing, I actually like it better and hardly ever auto focus...

Now I'm also looking into a Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 omg the possibilities confused
December 30, 2010 @ 04:37 PM
tehcake

Post: 780

Join Date: Oct 2010

Location: Uniqlo

I think i"ll get a Nikon 18-105mm and f/1.8 35mm. I just wanted a bit more reach then i get with the stock lens.

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December 30, 2010 @ 06:00 PM
Mrama

Post: 71

Join Date: Dec 2010

I just got a Canon FT from a thrift store perfect condition. Good/Bad Find?
also if you could suggest a good film to shoot with that would be great also
January 1, 2011 @ 04:54 PM
CanvasO8

Post: 888

Join Date: Jan 2010

Location: Whales Vagina

I think i"ll get a Nikon 18-105mm and f/1.8 35mm. I just wanted a bit more reach then i get with the stock lens.


I have the 18-105 lens and it's a decent all around lens, but dont stress how much telephoto capabilities a lens has. I don't think that i've shot i photo i was happy with on that lens anywhere over 85mm. "if your pictures arent good enough, youre not close enough."
January 1, 2011 @ 04:56 PM
CanvasO8

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Location: Whales Vagina

January 1, 2011 @ 04:57 PM
tmwtg

Post: 3096

Join Date: Jun 2009

Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF (the one that doesn't AF on D40) (www.amazon.com/Nikon-50mm-Nikkor-Digital-Cameras/dp/B00005LEN4)

Cop or not?
January 1, 2011 @ 07:57 PM
k-nock k-nock

Post: 3770

Join Date: Dec 2006

im having trouble with the video recording on my canon 60d. it keeps stopping after liek 5 seconds.
January 2, 2011 @ 02:19 PM
tmwtg

Post: 3096

Join Date: Jun 2009

Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF (the one that doesn't AF on D40) (www.amazon.com/Nikon-50mm-Nikkor-Digital-Cameras/dp/B00005LEN4)

Cop or not?
January 3, 2011 @ 12:33 AM
tehcake

Post: 780

Join Date: Oct 2010

Location: Uniqlo

I'd go for the 35mm if you don't have autofocus built in.

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January 3, 2011 @ 02:06 AM
be@rywh!te

Post: 290

Join Date: Jun 2006

Location: SPtoSJ

Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF (the one that doesn't AF on D40) (www.amazon.com/Nikon-50mm-Nikkor-Digital-Cameras/dp/B00005LEN4)

Cop or not?


its a good cheap lens but thats just market value. they run like $90-100 on fredmiranda or craigslist
January 4, 2011 @ 02:20 AM
.sm.

Post: 579

Join Date: Apr 2008

Location: california.

im having trouble with the video recording on my canon 60d. it keeps stopping after liek 5 seconds.


Make sure you have an sd card with class 6 or higher.
January 4, 2011 @ 03:58 AM
ReZ

Post: 3241

Join Date: Dec 2007

Location: 510

Deciding on a compact cam: s95 vs. LX5
January 4, 2011 @ 04:44 AM
ekziled

Post: 189

Join Date: Apr 2009

Location: Hong Kong

s95
January 4, 2011 @ 06:31 PM
wtfHarsh

Post: 850

Join Date: Dec 2007

im having trouble with the video recording on my canon 60d. it keeps stopping after liek 5 seconds.


I dunno if you mean on the camera or on the computer but I'm having the same problem with video files I record on my 550d then try to view on my computer, they stop after 5 seconds and continue, it's kind of like a lag. I'm using windows movie maker...

Is this happening because I need better software to work with these files?
Does it simply mean I have a shitty computer?
I really don't understand :/

Also if anyone could help me download vegas or premier for free? Lastest versions would be best, thanks guys smile

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