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February 7, 2011 @ 05:17 PM
Unreachable

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Location: Toranta

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


The main factor is image quality. You'll really notice the difference between the two side by side. If you have the money for the Canon, then go for it. Take into account that if you do get the Canon, you'll probably never replace or flip it. With the Tamron, you'd probably sell it in the future.
February 9, 2011 @ 12:03 AM
soulamazing.

Post: 5500

Join Date: Jan 2008

Location: Adverse City.

So I just started shooting about a month or two ago and finally got the hang of it and learned terms and concepts about a month ago. I'm currently using a Canon Rebel XT with the standard 18-55mm kit lens and a Tamron 55-200mm/4-5.6. Right now, I'm just shooting as a hobby; nothing too serious (usually just pictures of friends and family and the occasional "artsy" close-up).

For a while now, I've been meaning to pick up a new lens, since I'm getting pretty bored of alternating between the macro and kit lens. I want a lens that'll look sharp and could be used on a regular basis.

I've been wanting to cop a fisheye, and I finally found one that is somewhat within my budget (I was ecstatic when I saw the price, since most fisheye lenses I saw went for $400-1000):
Rokinon FE8MC 8mm/3.5



I've also heard good things about the Canon EF 50mm/1.8 lens



So what do you guys think? Which lens should I cop? The fisheye is about $100 more than the 50mm/1.8 lens. Any other suggestions?
February 9, 2011 @ 12:08 AM
araw at bituin

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Location: SFxAZ

definitely get the 50mm first.

http://instagram.com/qyel

February 9, 2011 @ 12:39 AM
calintz

Post: 2010

Join Date: Jan 2008

Location: sydney

For a while now, I've been meaning to pick up a new lens, since I'm getting pretty bored of alternating between the macro and kit lens. I want a lens that'll look sharp and could be used on a regular basis.


between those 2 choices, this:
definitely get the 50mm first.
February 9, 2011 @ 10:47 AM
Koven

Post: 3593

Join Date: Aug 2009

Hey i have that fish eye lens, I love it. Mine looks exactly the same but its by a different company


all of the lights by MrEllis, on Flickr

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

February 9, 2011 @ 12:14 PM
DREWKKAKE

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quick google search had em for like $400-500


sigma 30mm 1.4 or canon 28mm 1.8

ready go

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February 9, 2011 @ 12:38 PM
Lloyd

Post: 549

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Location: Norway/Nor. Cal

Canon, because Sigma still hands out bad copies of the 30mm.

Wasn't there one guy in here that just recently got the 30milli and hat softness issues? Seems like that happens to like 80% of the people that get them, me included. (Provoking as fuck, get it together Sigma)
February 9, 2011 @ 03:08 PM
TTHX

Post: 755

Join Date: Feb 2010

Location: Ontario, Canada

both are great lenses. i had to do a lot of micro adjustment tests to finally get it right. mine needed between -4 and -3. it's spot on and sharp as hell. i'm genuinely really impressed by this lens and i'm considering getting the 50mm 1.4 as well.

the canon 28 is also good. it's less sharp and a couple of stops slower. quick and snappy autofocus though much like with most USMs. the sigma autofocus is actually great too, but it just works differently from canon's so it feels different. it's quick, but it's not the same snap. i dunno hard to explain lol.

sigma has a 62mm filter diameter which is less common while the 28mm has a 58mm which is more common in case you have other lenses with the same diameter.

the sigma has fantastic colours, great contrast and the bokeh is fuggin awesome.

bonus sigma has a long ass warranty included.

http://tonyhoangphoto.com

February 10, 2011 @ 01:38 AM
be@rywh!te

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Location: SPtoSJ

get the Canon 24mm f/1.4L
February 10, 2011 @ 03:23 PM
deegee

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im planning to get a t2i in the near future

would it be better if i were to buy it brand new or should i try searching craiglist before considering purchasing?

http://www.prevailco.com

February 10, 2011 @ 07:36 PM
DREWKKAKE

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haha beary i dont have money like that

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February 11, 2011 @ 01:20 PM
RawShack

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Thinking about purchasing a micro four thirds camera any suggestions?
February 11, 2011 @ 01:28 PM
Koven

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Join Date: Aug 2009

Thinking about purchasing a micro four thirds camera any suggestions?


gf1

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

February 12, 2011 @ 04:18 AM
be@rywh!te

Post: 290

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Location: SPtoSJ

gf1


GF2 is suppose to drop sometime in the first quarter of 2011.
February 12, 2011 @ 07:00 AM
calintz

Post: 2010

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Location: sydney

i'd still rate a gf1 over a gf2

touch screens and no 20mm pancake on kit?
plus the gf1 is cheaper these days
February 12, 2011 @ 02:47 PM
tehcake

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Location: Uniqlo

Okay, i was wondering.

Should i sell my D5000 and wait for a better nikon body?

I currently own Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 50-200, Nikon 50mm f/1.4 for lenses.
Would this be a smart choice? Because i honestly don't like the feel of the D5000 as i did before, and when i used my friends D7000 for the day, the feel and weight of it was greaat.

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February 12, 2011 @ 03:14 PM
Koven

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Okay, i was wondering.

Should i sell my D5000 and wait for a better nikon body?

I currently own Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 50-200, Nikon 50mm f/1.4 for lenses.
Would this be a smart choice? Because i honestly don't like the feel of the D5000 as i did before, and when i used my friends D7000 for the day, the feel and weight of it was greaat.


Maybe consider the d90? Its bigger and more pro. Its the older version of the d7000.

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

February 12, 2011 @ 06:05 PM
tehcake

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Location: Uniqlo

Maybe consider the d90? Its bigger and more pro. Its the older version of the d7000.


I have been considering this.

nyannyanpartycat.tumblr.com/

February 13, 2011 @ 03:48 PM
araw at bituin

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Location: SFxAZ

can anyone recommend some editing software. i have cs3 right now.

lightroom, cs5, elements 9?

http://instagram.com/qyel

February 13, 2011 @ 03:51 PM
Gutts

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Def go with lighroom if you shoot in raw.
February 13, 2011 @ 07:05 PM
Koven

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can anyone recommend some editing software. i have cs3 right now.

lightroom, cs5, elements 9?


CS5 and light room 3

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

February 13, 2011 @ 07:32 PM
RawShack

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i been looking for a tripod for under the $200 range? any suggestions?
The Adorama Flashpoint tripods look cool but i don't know the quailty.

edit:
I need it to withstand my Hasselblad & D700.
February 13, 2011 @ 07:57 PM
TTHX

Post: 755

Join Date: Feb 2010

Location: Ontario, Canada

^ i just picked up a manfrotto 7301YB for $150. it's really compact and it supports up to 7.7lbs. quality is good for its price point and comes with a carrying case.

http://tonyhoangphoto.com

February 14, 2011 @ 04:12 PM
bobby

Post: 704

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my earlier deal of the d40 plus kit lens for $250 fell through, but I was able to get a d40 with kit & 55-200mm lens for $350 shipped...should i keep both lenses?? Or sell & cawp a 35mm jawn?
February 14, 2011 @ 05:26 PM
Koven

Post: 3593

Join Date: Aug 2009

my earlier deal of the d40 plus kit lens for $250 fell through, but I was able to get a d40 with kit & 55-200mm lens for $350 shipped...should i keep both lenses?? Or sell & cawp a 35mm jawn?


Id keep the 18-55 until you can afford a better wide angle zoom, you never know when youll need it. But definitely sell the 55-200 and definitely cop that 35mm.

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

February 14, 2011 @ 08:13 PM
unknown force.

Post: 3969

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Location: san diego

i'm looking at a nikon d3100 for $480 right now after tax and everything from sears. good deal? its a floor model but that doesn't really bother me much since its not that old anyways.

gotta use up my sears discount before my last day this week cool

gonna be my only camera and something i can mess around with. i know i want a canon or nikon since they have so many lenses and options.

soooo

nikon d3100 for $480 out the door
deal or no deal?
February 14, 2011 @ 09:45 PM
tehcake

Post: 780

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Location: Uniqlo

If there are NO FLAWS, then it's a steal.

nyannyanpartycat.tumblr.com/

February 14, 2011 @ 10:11 PM
Legionnaire

Post: 423

Join Date: Dec 2007

Location: Seattle, WA

So I just started shooting about a month or two ago and finally got the hang of it and learned terms and concepts about a month ago. I'm currently using a Canon Rebel XT with the standard 18-55mm kit lens and a Tamron 55-200mm/4-5.6. Right now, I'm just shooting as a hobby; nothing too serious (usually just pictures of friends and family and the occasional "artsy" close-up).

For a while now, I've been meaning to pick up a new lens, since I'm getting pretty bored of alternating between the macro and kit lens. I want a lens that'll look sharp and could be used on a regular basis.

I've been wanting to cop a fisheye, and I finally found one that is somewhat within my budget (I was ecstatic when I saw the price, since most fisheye lenses I saw went for $400-1000):
Rokinon FE8MC 8mm/3.5



I've also heard good things about the Canon EF 50mm/1.8 lens



So what do you guys think? Which lens should I cop? The fisheye is about $100 more than the 50mm/1.8 lens. Any other suggestions?


try and get the old 50mm, the mk1, the focus ring and construction is wayyyy better
February 15, 2011 @ 12:59 AM
Koven

Post: 3593

Join Date: Aug 2009

Coping the dirty 30 (sigma 30mm) tommorow.

Been reading posts about it all over the net and couldnt resist. I regret selling my old 35mm 1.8 and I cant afford the nikkor 35 1.4. Hopefully mine wont have any problems but I know that with the d300s you can adjust how the lens focuses.

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

February 15, 2011 @ 01:16 AM
TTHX

Post: 755

Join Date: Feb 2010

Location: Ontario, Canada

^ nice man i hope you get a good copy. you're really gonna love it! been using this lens a lot and it is just great. people say the auto focus is pretty slow, but in real world shooting its actually really fast and quite reliable. also the bokeh and colours from this lens are fantastic.

http://tonyhoangphoto.com


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