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March 02, 2011 @ 21:48:30 PM
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I'm pretty much new to photography and still learning different things day by day. People are telling me to shoot in jpeg or raw mode? Can someone briefly explain to me the difference and whats better? Also with aspect ratios, which is better to shoot in? My camera offers 2:3 and 16:9. I'm still learning post processing with the pictures too. I'm shooting with a Sony A560 + 35F1.8
March 03, 2011 @ 19:30:15 PM
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Shoot RAW.

RAW is exactly what the sensor captures whereas JPEG is processed by the camera to reduce file size and therefore suffers from reduced quality. A RAW image also has a +/-1EV headroom in exposure which is extremely helpful when post-processing.

Stick with 2:3. You can always crop to 16:9.

I'd recommend a good photography and post-processing book. Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Series and Photoshop CS5 for Digital Photographers are top-notch and Scott Kelby himself is a giant in the industry.
March 03, 2011 @ 20:06:35 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
picked a 4GB PnY class 10 memory card from bestbuy for $20 with a gift card

looking for a wide lens and fish eye. no brand preference just need the cheapest till i get betters. nikon d3100 plz


hows the 3100 so far? been looking to get one. where to cop for 480?
March 03, 2011 @ 20:14:37 PM
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Which would be the better buy?
Canon 7D or Nikon D7000?
March 03, 2011 @ 22:18:53 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
7d if you plan to do a lot of video work.
d7000 otherwise.
March 06, 2011 @ 09:42:26 AM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Which would be the better buy?
Canon 7D or Nikon D7000?
You not only have to look at the bodies, but the entire system and then make your choice.
March 06, 2011 @ 11:52:51 AM
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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.

You can find an adapter (I use an adapter called 'Metabones' from a vendor named Lasjashk -- quick Google should find him) and start using it ASAP. It may be legacy, but it's a huge asset. Very sharp. Bokeh is extremely nice. Black and white photos look like they pop out of your monitor and come to life.
March 06, 2011 @ 21:11:42 PM
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I fucking want a Bronny SQ-A but it's nearly impossible to find the setup I want!
Barely any of the ones I've seen come with waist level finders. smh
March 06, 2011 @ 21:38:18 PM
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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 08, 2011 @ 14:17:05 PM
Drewbacca
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I need a external led light for my 7d for video. anyone know whats good?

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March 08, 2011 @ 18:16:49 PM
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What is the difference between the Nikon d60 and d3000? Anyone care to explain? blushing
I'm not to familiar with cameras since I am just getting into photography
March 08, 2011 @ 18:36:06 PM
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What is the difference between the Nikon d60 and d3000? Anyone care to explain? blushing
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 08, 2011 @ 22:30:08 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
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 09, 2011 @ 21:58:29 PM
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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 09, 2011 @ 22:00:20 PM
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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.

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

March 09, 2011 @ 22:54:12 PM
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been looking for a nice a film camera.

any thoughts on this?

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/pho/2248433882.html
March 09, 2011 @ 23:18:26 PM
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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 @ 12:57:43 PM
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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 @ 14:18:19 PM
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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 @ 15:38:44 PM
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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 @ 18:36:54 PM
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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 @ 13:37:17 PM
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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 @ 21:03:27 PM
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Are there any Sony shooters on this thread?
March 14, 2011 @ 11:29:24 AM
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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.
March 14, 2011 @ 13:03:47 PM
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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 @ 14:46:56 PM
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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.
March 19, 2011 @ 11:48:27 AM
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Can anyone recommend a decent quality/ decent price stand for use with a 47' octabox?
March 21, 2011 @ 19:51:56 PM
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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?

http://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 @ 20:42:11 PM
Drewbacca
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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 @ 21:00:49 PM
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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
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