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January 24, 2011 @ 13:25:45 PM
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It can be fixed, but it still sucks to get one that needs to, and having to prove its not working as it should and sending it back and all of that. But people love it, and it's without a doubt a great lens. I guess i just got fucking annoyed with having to deal with all the hassle of getting it fixed.
January 25, 2011 @ 00:02:34 AM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
i use the 28-135 kit lens on my 7d.

soooo should i get a sigma 30mm 1.4 or canon 50mm 1.4

vin almost has me sold on the sigma because of the crop sensor.

help?


I wasn't so impressed with the Sigma 30mm. its a good lens but like others said the focus wasn't that great. I've read it's pretty hit or miss. either you get a good copy and its sharp or its a bad copy and its not. The 50mm is cheaper than the 30mm, but what I think it really comes down to is which focal length you think you'll be using more. Personally never liked 50mm focal length on a crop body.
January 25, 2011 @ 11:00:02 AM
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lighting
I'll be shooting video with my DSLR at night quite often. I need some type of LED light.maybe a ring light or something? I have a canon t2i/550d - It would need to be on its own battery power preferably.
January 25, 2011 @ 14:55:49 PM
Drewbacca
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I wasn't so impressed with the Sigma 30mm. its a good lens but like others said the focus wasn't that great. I've read it's pretty hit or miss. either you get a good copy and its sharp or its a bad copy and its not. The 50mm is cheaper than the 30mm, but what I think it really comes down to is which focal length you think you'll be using more. Personally never liked 50mm focal length on a crop body.


yeah thats what vin was saying about the crop body. with a 30 it will damn near end up being close to 50mm right?

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January 25, 2011 @ 15:39:42 PM
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canon crop factor is 1.6 x 30 = 48mm
January 26, 2011 @ 02:36:25 AM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
yeah thats what vin was saying about the crop body. with a 30 it will damn near end up being close to 50mm right?


canon crop factor is 1.6 x 30 = 48mm


crop factor really makes no difference unless you ever shot film or full frame. all you know is that a 30mm is "really" a 48mm but what difference does it make to you? when you put the 30mm on your crop body, what you see is what you get so why sweat what the crop sensor does to your len's focal length?

the 30mm is 48mm, the 50mm is 80mm. when it comes down to it, crop factor is just a useless number that tells you how much smaller the crop body sensors are to full frame sensors.

my advise, pull out your 18-55mm kit lens. go to 30mm, try it out. go to 50mm try it out. whichever you like to shoot more with, get that lens. all else is pretty negligible.
January 26, 2011 @ 13:59:33 PM
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does make a difference. you should know what focal length lenses actually give you when on a crop sensor.

if you don't know how much frame a focal length can give you then you're totally mislead on when you buy lenses. if you buy a 30mm expecting it to give you a certain field of view, and it doesn't, well then that sucks.
January 26, 2011 @ 16:01:42 PM
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does make a difference. you should know what focal length lenses actually give you when on a crop sensor.

if you don't know how much frame a focal length can give you then you're totally mislead on when you buy lenses. if you buy a 30mm expecting it to give you a certain field of view, and it doesn't, well then that sucks.


i get that if you buy a 30mm but open the box and its a 50mm i'd be unhappy but do the people talking about crop factor actually know what a TRUE 30mm or 50mm is. most of the lenses will have different stampings to tell you what the lens is optimized for (ie. DX or FX for nikon). my argument is crop factor does not affect what you get when put the 30mm lens on your crop body lens. (unless you've shot film or full frame)
January 27, 2011 @ 07:24:14 AM
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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 @ 14:12:08 PM
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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.

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January 27, 2011 @ 17:51:29 PM
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January 27, 2011 @ 22:09:55 PM
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that's a dope pairing - D300S and a GF1

its what i would rock if i was more serious in photography
January 28, 2011 @ 11:08:25 AM
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Full frame or go home ~~ =_=
January 28, 2011 @ 11:59:43 AM
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Full frame or go home ~~ =_=


I'm not at that level yet.

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January 28, 2011 @ 12:13:26 PM
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fasho thanks beary

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January 28, 2011 @ 12:22:47 PM
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Full frame or go home ~~ =_=


if i had a few grand laying around id say the same thing.
January 28, 2011 @ 14:31:03 PM
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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 @ 21:37:06 PM
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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?
January 28, 2011 @ 21:46:12 PM
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with external flashes, you can direct your flash away from the subject
January 29, 2011 @ 01:32:20 AM
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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?


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 @ 13:45:34 PM
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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://strobist.blogspot.com/
January 29, 2011 @ 14:50:36 PM
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Thanks!
January 29, 2011 @ 18:48:47 PM
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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 @ 19:28:25 PM
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yes, but wait when the 5d3 comes out, price will go down for the 5d2
January 30, 2011 @ 12:15:05 PM
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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 @ 13:39:02 PM
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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 @ 16:28:41 PM
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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.
January 30, 2011 @ 17:00:29 PM
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lol a 28mm 1.8 from canon for 700 bucks? lololololol
choice is clear
January 30, 2011 @ 17:03:17 PM
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I shoot concerts with my tamron 17-50. Works fine.
February 01, 2011 @ 02:16:21 AM
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lol a 28mm 1.8 from canon for 700 bucks? lololololol
choice is clear


quick google search had em for like $400-500
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