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February 01, 2011 @ 04:02:41 AM
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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?


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 01, 2011 @ 16:32:03 PM
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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 01, 2011 @ 16:43:34 PM
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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

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February 02, 2011 @ 08:59:04 AM
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Location: Goonville, FL
Does anyone on here shoot medium format? Ive been looking in to purchasing a Bronica sq.
February 03, 2011 @ 00:24:20 AM
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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 03, 2011 @ 15:02:51 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Originally posted by Inactive User
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 05, 2011 @ 02:57:52 AM
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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 05, 2011 @ 20:23:12 PM
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Location: In a city with money rolls, cars and clothes, 'cause thats how all my ♥♥♥♥&#
Anyone know a good ext. Flash you can get for the Canon AE-1?
February 07, 2011 @ 17:17:09 PM
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Location: Toranta
Originally posted by Inactive User
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 09, 2011 @ 00:03:50 AM
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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 09, 2011 @ 00:08:02 AM
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definitely get the 50mm first.
February 09, 2011 @ 00:39:38 AM
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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:
Originally posted by Inactive User
definitely get the 50mm first.
February 09, 2011 @ 10:47:39 AM
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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

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February 09, 2011 @ 12:14:35 PM
Drewbacca
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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 09, 2011 @ 12:38:31 PM
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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 09, 2011 @ 15:08:30 PM
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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.
February 10, 2011 @ 01:38:13 AM
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get the Canon 24mm f/1.4L
February 10, 2011 @ 15:23:55 PM
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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?
February 10, 2011 @ 19:36:26 PM
Drewbacca
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haha beary i dont have money like that

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February 11, 2011 @ 13:20:43 PM
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Thinking about purchasing a micro four thirds camera any suggestions?
February 11, 2011 @ 13:28:11 PM
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Thinking about purchasing a micro four thirds camera any suggestions?


gf1

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February 12, 2011 @ 04:18:17 AM
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Location: SPtoSJ
gf1


GF2 is suppose to drop sometime in the first quarter of 2011.
February 12, 2011 @ 07:00:28 AM
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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 @ 14:47:26 PM
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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 @ 15:14:31 PM
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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 @ 18:05:54 PM
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Maybe consider the d90? Its bigger and more pro. Its the older version of the d7000.


I have been considering this.

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February 13, 2011 @ 15:48:55 PM
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can anyone recommend some editing software. i have cs3 right now.

lightroom, cs5, elements 9?
February 13, 2011 @ 15:51:59 PM
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Def go with lighroom if you shoot in raw.
February 13, 2011 @ 19:05:46 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
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 @ 19:32:11 PM
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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.
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