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March 6, 2011 @ 09:38 PM
Swagging

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If you're a Micro 4/3s shooter (Panasonic "GF" series, Olympus "EP).. the sharpest lens you can possibly buy for under $400 is the Contax G 45mm F/2 Zeiss Planar. It's sharper than my friend's L primes and is, in relative terms, extremely cheap.


45 Planar is one of the sharpest lenses available.

Behind the Mamiya 80mm F/4
March 8, 2011 @ 02:17 PM
w)entandrew

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I need a external led light for my 7d for video. anyone know whats good?

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March 8, 2011 @ 06:16 PM
AG1Life

Post: 208

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Location: Arizona

What is the difference between the Nikon d60 and d3000? Anyone care to explain? smile
I'm not to familiar with cameras since I am just getting into photography
March 8, 2011 @ 06:36 PM
Koven

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What is the difference between the Nikon d60 and d3000? Anyone care to explain? smile
I'm not to familiar with cameras since I am just getting into photography


No real difference. They share the same 10mp sensor as the d80. The d3000 is just slightly newer.

If you're choosing between the two id definetly get the d60. The d3000 has a retarded menu system. I loved my d60 when i owned it, perfect starter cam.

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March 8, 2011 @ 10:30 PM
SprNtrl

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Location: The Athens of the Do...

I need a external led light for my 7d for video. anyone know whats good?
I think Canon just release a few new flashes, one of which has a light for video recording.
March 9, 2011 @ 09:58 PM
KDL323

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Is anyone with a Nikon/Canon shooting with a Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5? I plan on upgrading my kit lens on my Sony to one. I'm already using a Sony 35mm F1.8 and Minolta 50mm F1.7
March 9, 2011 @ 10:00 PM
Koven

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Is anyone with a Nikon/Canon shooting with a Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5? I plan on upgrading my kit lens on my Sony to one. I'm already using a Sony 35mm F1.8 and Minolta 50mm F1.7


That doesent seem much better then the kit lens. You need an 18-50 with a constant 2.8 apeture.

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March 9, 2011 @ 10:54 PM
chadd

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Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: San Diego

been looking for a nice a film camera.

any thoughts on this?

sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/pho/2248433882.html
March 9, 2011 @ 11:18 PM
Gutts

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That Minolta is alright. But that price is a little steep. And the meters suck on those so you would need to get a light meter. Almost every thrift store in my area has Srt series minoltas and they sell em for like 5 bucks.

I would recommend a canon ae-1
March 10, 2011 @ 12:57 PM
KDL323

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That doesent seem much better then the kit lens. You need an 18-50 with a constant 2.8 apeture.


Thanks, I'll look into something with a constant aperture.
March 10, 2011 @ 02:18 PM
SprNtrl

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Thanks, I'll look into something with a constant aperture.
Expect to pay much more for a constant aperture versus a variable one.
March 10, 2011 @ 03:38 PM
KDL323

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Expect to pay much more for a constant aperture versus a variable one.


I already know what I'm expecting. Time to wait for deals. Hopefully the 35 and 50 suite my needs for awhile. I just get crammed shooting once in awhile when I go to places with limited space to move around.
March 10, 2011 @ 06:36 PM
Gary Oak

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Join Date: Mar 2011

Location: Pallet Town

i just got a rebel xs with the kit lens and i'm trying to find some features in the camera itself. any suggestions? btw i'm more interested in landscape shots that anything else.
March 11, 2011 @ 01:37 PM
SprNtrl

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I would suggest you first read the manual front to back. You can also download the manual from Canon.

Some features are explained here: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos1000d/page14.asp
March 11, 2011 @ 09:03 PM
KDL323

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Are there any Sony shooters on this thread?
March 14, 2011 @ 11:29 AM
Shanklin

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I'm curious...Could I still record video on my T1i with a FD lens and an adapter? I know I can take pics without AF and shit but will the video option work?

edit: also what are the pros and cons of a FD adapted lens vs the normal AF one? the price difference between the models make the FD seem evermore appealing.

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March 14, 2011 @ 01:03 PM
SprNtrl

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I just looked into that recently as well. From my quick research it is possible, but it's a bit of a pain in the ass. One recommendation I've seen is to use an F to EOS adapter for manual Nikon lenses (albeit said lenses are usually more expensive than Canon FD).

Video should work regardless of lens.
March 14, 2011 @ 02:46 PM
Shanklin

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^Thanks man I might use this as option for the future. The price of all the modern Canon lenses are a bit too expensive for my wallet right now.

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March 19, 2011 @ 11:48 AM
Yuichisuke

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Can anyone recommend a decent quality/ decent price stand for use with a 47' octabox?
March 21, 2011 @ 07:51 PM
365Hustle

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Guys I'm shooting videos on my T2i and have been hired for music videos more often now.
I have a 50mm 1.8 but the crop factor is 1.6x its too much.

I was thinking a 24mm 2.8 but then I lose some low light functionality. I saw someone else shooting with a 50mm 1.4 and doing a great job. Which one should I get?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtyhxO5NOj0&feature=channel_video_title << This was shot with a 50 1.4 on a Panasonic Lumix

I'm thinking of getting the same thing for my t2i (50mm 1.4) and selling my 50mm 1.8 because me and this guy shot on the same night and his quality is a lot better - what do you think?

24mm 2.8 or get a 50mm 1.4 (I'll be shooting a music video in a party soon)
March 21, 2011 @ 08:42 PM
w)entandrew

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365 what are you editing with?

and im about to buy the sigma 30.. anywhere i can get cheaper than 450?

and shank, you cant autofocuswhile shooting anyways, so it shouldnt matter

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March 21, 2011 @ 09:00 PM
365Hustle

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Dr Ew that isn't my video thats a friend/rival of mine. He used Adobe Premiere pro to edit that.


I use Final Cut Pro
March 21, 2011 @ 09:04 PM
365Hustle

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Is a 50mm F1.4 FD with an FD to E0S Adapter a viable option? Considering I mainly want to shoot video? it would save me
March 21, 2011 @ 10:29 PM
w)entandrew

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fasho. im having trouble trying to recompress my 7d files to be used on final cut pro. im tired of using imovie somebody help me

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March 22, 2011 @ 05:02 AM
365Hustle

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use mpeg streamclip and encode them with apple intermediate codec
March 23, 2011 @ 04:52 PM
Shanklin

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365 what are you editing with?

and im about to buy the sigma 30.. anywhere i can get cheaper than 450?

and shank, you cant autofocuswhile shooting anyways, so it shouldnt matter

Word I know, I just wanted to see if the quality would be affected, the only thing I know of is that i'll lose an fstop or two with the adapter.
Guys I'm shooting videos on my T2i and have been hired for music videos more often now.
I have a 50mm 1.8 but the crop factor is 1.6x its too much.

I was thinking a 24mm 2.8 but then I lose some low light functionality. I saw someone else shooting with a 50mm 1.4 and doing a great job. Which one should I get?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtyhxO5NOj0&feature=channel_video_title << This was shot with a 50 1.4 on a Panasonic Lumix

I'm thinking of getting the same thing for my t2i (50mm 1.4) and selling my 50mm 1.8 because me and this guy shot on the same night and his quality is a lot better - what do you think?

24mm 2.8 or get a 50mm 1.4 (I'll be shooting a music video in a party soon)


Fuck both of those and get a 28mm 1.8, the canon version is roughly 500 bucks, but there is a sigma version that's about 50 bucks cheaper. I was going to shoot a video at a party as well and I often find that the 50mm on a crop body is way to close for my liking in doors.

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March 23, 2011 @ 05:00 PM
Koven

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Sigma 30mm 1.4 is the GOAT on a crop sensor.

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

March 23, 2011 @ 05:05 PM
Hypnotizedd

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Sigma 30mm 1.4 is the GOAT on a crop sensor.


What would you say is GOAT on FF 35L?
March 23, 2011 @ 06:56 PM
TTHX

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Location: Ontario, Canada

Sigma 30mm 1.4 is the GOAT on a crop sensor.


word. if you're on crop don't even bother with the canon 28 1.8

http://tonyhoangphoto.com

March 24, 2011 @ 12:01 AM
Shanklin

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Why not? Sigma has a shady rep with "bad copies". Idk I just prefer keeping my glass within Canon.

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