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January 27, 2011 @ 07:24 AM
Tom E. Sivertsen

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Location: Norway

Example if you read in a photo magazine or on the web there are many who say that 85mm is the "perfect" focal length for portraits ( head/shoulder ), as it can be quite useful to know on a crop, you must have 50mm to get the same perspective ( canon 1.6x ). as most people refers to the true focal length from the old film days ( 35mm )
January 27, 2011 @ 02:12 PM
Koven

Post: 3577

Join Date: Aug 2009

just copped a d300s. The s is for swag. The d90 is for sale.



The gf1 is my everyday camera. The d300s is my serious cam and the Fm2 is my romantic film camera.

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

January 27, 2011 @ 05:51 PM
twinpixx

Post: 1

Join Date: Jan 2011

Location: Russia

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January 27, 2011 @ 10:09 PM
calintz

Post: 2010

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Location: sydney

that's a dope pairing - D300S and a GF1

its what i would rock if i was more serious in photography
January 28, 2011 @ 11:08 AM
Dopeski

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Full frame or go home ~~ =_=
January 28, 2011 @ 11:59 AM
Koven

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Full frame or go home ~~ =_=


I'm not at that level yet.

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

January 28, 2011 @ 12:13 PM
w)entandrew

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fasho thanks beary

Forum Administrator • @HOYITSDREW

January 28, 2011 @ 12:22 PM
chadd

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Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: San Diego

Full frame or go home ~~ =_=


if i had a few grand laying around id say the same thing.
January 28, 2011 @ 02:31 PM
Dopeski

Post: 362

Join Date: Jul 2007

I'm not at that level yet.


hahah just fuckin with you man. In DUE TIME! I am waiting for that announcement this year. Be it D4 or a d700 upgrade I will be on that shit quick time~
January 28, 2011 @ 09:37 PM
pfortades

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What is the point of an external flash? What's the difference between an external flash and the crappy internal flash that comes with the camera?

http://www.pfotography.tumblr.com

January 28, 2011 @ 09:46 PM
calintz

Post: 2010

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Location: sydney

with external flashes, you can direct your flash away from the subject
January 29, 2011 @ 01:32 AM
be@rywh!te

Post: 290

Join Date: Jun 2006

Location: SPtoSJ

What is the point of an external flash? What's the difference between an external flash and the crappy internal flash that comes with the camera?


External flashes are much more versatile. One of the first things you'll notice with external flash is the ability to bounce flash opposed to your on camera flash that just shoots direct flash. bounce flash allows you to bounce the flash off ceilings or other objects to fill the room with light and not just the subject.

Also external flashes are more powerful than on camera flash and allow for more versatile usage. You can change the power output, timing, etc.

External flashes are great but remember your equipment is only as good as you are willing to lug it around. More expensive equipment is usually heavier and more hassle to carry around.
January 29, 2011 @ 01:45 PM
TTHX

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Join Date: Feb 2010

Location: Ontario, Canada

What is the point of an external flash? What's the difference between an external flash and the crappy internal flash that comes with the camera?



http://strobist.blogspot.com/

http://tonyhoangphoto.com

January 29, 2011 @ 02:50 PM
pfortades

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Thanks!

http://www.pfotography.tumblr.com

January 29, 2011 @ 06:48 PM
julian.

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Location: LA.

thinking of biting the bullet on a 5d2.

estimated price for selling the
d90 body.
50mm.
10.5 fish (these things just went up in price didn't they? )
sb600.

thinking of just starting off with a 24mm f/2.8, comfortable focal length for me, and i probably cannot afford any L glass after breaking the bank.

y/n?

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January 29, 2011 @ 07:28 PM
realignant

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yes, but wait when the 5d3 comes out, price will go down for the 5d2
January 30, 2011 @ 12:15 PM
Dopeski

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Usually when something new is coming out the older models sell out quick. I would probably just get it now than risk not being able to get it at all. - 24 is okay if you shoot wide, but I would stick to the normal portrait primes that canon has to offer.
January 30, 2011 @ 01:39 PM
Yuichisuke

Post: 91

Join Date: May 2008

Can anyone recommend a good backdrop stand thats affordable but good?
Also what size backdrop stand would you guys say is good for group portraits?
January 30, 2011 @ 04:28 PM
TTHX

Post: 755

Join Date: Feb 2010

Location: Ontario, Canada

Deciding between the Ccanon 28mm 1.8 or Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC. I've researched both extensively, but no local stores have them in stock to try out in person.

How's the AF on the Tamron? I hear it's noisy and slow and has trouble in low light situations. This is my gripe since I do tonnes of low light shooting.

And my gripe with the 28mm is that it's $689 where I'm at. Expensive.

http://tonyhoangphoto.com

January 30, 2011 @ 05:00 PM
vinsanityy.

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Location: swag

lol a 28mm 1.8 from canon for 700 bucks? lololololol
choice is clear
January 30, 2011 @ 05:03 PM
Lloyd

Post: 537

Join Date: Mar 2009

Location: Norway/Nor. Cal

I shoot concerts with my tamron 17-50. Works fine.
February 1, 2011 @ 02:16 AM
be@rywh!te

Post: 290

Join Date: Jun 2006

Location: SPtoSJ

lol a 28mm 1.8 from canon for 700 bucks? lololololol
choice is clear


quick google search had em for like $400-500
February 1, 2011 @ 04:02 AM
senornigel1256

Post: 298

Join Date: Oct 2008

thinking of biting the bullet on a 5d2.

estimated price for selling the
d90 body.
50mm.
10.5 fish (these things just went up in price didn't they? )
sb600.

thinking of just starting off with a 24mm f/2.8, comfortable focal length for me, and i probably cannot afford any L glass after breaking the bank.

y/n?


If you do decide to pull the trigger, sell me the 50! I'm actually in the market for a decent prime right now.

Like Dopeski said, you may be hard-pressed to find a 5d2 if you don't pull the trigger right when the 3 comes out.
February 1, 2011 @ 04:32 PM
bobby

Post: 701

Join Date: Apr 2010

decided to finally just go in on a dslr. i was able to get a year old d40 w/ everything that came with it for $250 off craigslist. we're meeting on sunday. what should i do to inspect the camera to make sure everything works?
February 1, 2011 @ 04:43 PM
Koven

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Join Date: Aug 2009

decided to finally just go in on a dslr. i was able to get a year old d40 w/ everything that came with it for $250 off craigslist. we're meeting on sunday. what should i do to inspect the camera to make sure everything works?


Just take some pics and enlarge them in the lcd to examine them. If they look legit then your good to go.

Congrats on the purchase

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

February 2, 2011 @ 08:59 AM
Smooth-E

Post: 131

Join Date: Jul 2010

Location: Goonville, FL

Does anyone on here shoot medium format? Ive been looking in to purchasing a Bronica sq.
February 3, 2011 @ 12:24 AM
Cobra Kai

Post: 12

Join Date: Oct 2010

can somebody hook me up with how much of a difference these two lenses are. besides for the price and 4mm's?


Tamron SP 28-75MM F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)



Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
February 3, 2011 @ 03:02 PM
emdzey01

Post: 25

Join Date: Mar 2008

can somebody hook me up with how much of a difference these two lenses are. besides for the price and 4mm's?


Tamron SP 28-75MM F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)



Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras


image quality-wise, they aren't too different from each other. the 4mm difference on the short end is negligible, then extra 5mm on the long end isn't noticeable either. of course the canon wins on overall picture quality, but it's 3-4x the price of the tamron which is close to 90% of what the canon is.

what sets it apart from each other is the presence of USM on the canon. USM stands for ultrasonic motor, which is canon technology-speak for a faster and quieter focusing motor. you can look up videos on youtube for the sound that the tamron makes when it tries to focus, and compare that to the almost non-existent sound that the canon makes.

if you need the very best, get the canon. if you're willing to sacrifice 10% of the picture quality but only pay 30% of the price, get the tamron.
February 5, 2011 @ 02:57 AM
TALIBAN

Post: 765

Join Date: Sep 2010

Location: SFC

^^ what he said.

I think the biggest difference between the two lenses is the image quality. If price isn't really a factor for you then go for the 24-70mm. Most pros use that lens and i've had experience with the 24-70 by borrowing my uncles and it's amazing. Much faster af too. All in all, the 24-70 is much better if you're focused on IQ and focusing but if youre on a low budget and need a nice walk around lens, then the 24-75 is the way to go
February 5, 2011 @ 08:23 PM
DuncanPinderhughes?

Post: 1306

Join Date: Nov 2010

Location: In a city with money...

Anyone know a good ext. Flash you can get for the Canon AE-1?

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