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Old 03-06-2012, 10:09 AM   #61
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No one else shoots film, eh? : - (

Here bro, this was either my Pentax 1000 or my Nikon N60:



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Old 03-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #62
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trying to slow down the fire when my fastest lens was a 2.8. 2 flash with "fire" gels (rosco 18).

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No one else shoots film, eh? : - (
I do on occasion with a vintage Canonet GIII QL17. Lovely little camera that has a sharp, fast 40mm 1.7 lens that can get some crazy bokeh at times. I don't have any film photos on my laptop right now but here are some photos I shot a few years ago with this camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/schrackman/

And a photo of my Canonet:



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Old 03-15-2012, 09:39 PM   #64
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I refuse to buy more parts for my miata until I complete what I have, so I turned to my second hobby. Just purchased:

EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Autofocus Lens
EW-60C Lens Hood
58mm Circular Polarizing Filter
52mm Circular Polarizing Filter
Lenspen Outdoor Pro Kit
FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release
Sunpak 6200PG Tripod w/ Pistol Grip Ballhead
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Yo bros, I was about to buy the T3i and a 18-135mm EF-S lens, but I noticed the T4i will be out this month with a new designed 18-135 with fly-by-wire focusing ring. $900 vs $1200

It has a touch screen and faster focusing in liveview. Do want. http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/06...650D-Rebel-T4i
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Body: Canon EOS 40D
Lenses: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Tripod: None
Filters: UV
Flashes/Strobes: None
storage/travel bag: None
other accessories: None
Post Processing: Photoshop CS5 Extended





I'm really not a good photographer, but I try.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:57 AM   #67
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Yo bros, I was about to buy the T3i and a 18-135mm EF-S lens, but I noticed the T4i will be out this month with a new designed 18-135 with fly-by-wire focusing ring. $900 vs $1200

It has a touch screen and faster focusing in liveview. Do want. http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/06...650D-Rebel-T4i

My dad bought the T3i to replace his old 300D rebel, then returned it for the D5100. Decided to switch to Nikon, the D5100 got so much better reviews apparently and was only just a bit more expensive. Got some kit that included the 55-300mm VR lens along with the 18-55mm VRII lens, so he's all set.

He just needs to sell his 55-250mm Canon lens now. Acutally, if anyone with a canon needs a zoom lens let me know and I can work out a deal.
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I picked up my t3i a yr ago for $500... I just saw it at Fry's with the original 18-55 kit lens (scored way better) for $600. fwiw- I've been very happy with it. Got it as a vacation-carry-around to replace my 1D. It's a third the size and a quarter the weight and honestly the images are close enough, plus I get HD video. The 18-55 kit lens is a great match for both pics and video and works well if you keep in the middle for optimum performance.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:20 AM   #69
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Does Rob need a 55-250mm?
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:50 AM   #70
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Need? No. I've demoted photography to a practicality vs. hobby so I can afford other stuffs.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:46 AM   #71
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:04 PM   #72
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I sent Ken Rockwell $20 a few years ago... should probably do that again. It's like he's speaking stright to me, putting advice directly in to the right parts of my brain. I do lots of homework, but have never found his advice to be anything other than perfect for me.

Nikon D5000... bought because of Ken's quote:
"The Nikon D5000 is Nikon's best DSLR today, if size, weight and price matter.
The D5000 offers the technical image quality of Nikon's best DX cameras like the D300s and D90, with the smallest size, weight and price."
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d5000.htm

The first few months of ownership were challenging as I refused to use anything other than M (manual) mode, and was limited by the 18-55 (not enough zoom for outdoors and too slow in low light). My biggest "holy crap" moment came when I realized I didn't need to use ISO200 to take decent pics of my kids doing "kid stuff". I'm a huge fan of ISO 800-1000 to get those action shots outdoors in lower light, and still get image quality good enough for our digital picture frames and moderate sized prints. I gained new respect for the 18-55 and now realize why it's Nikons' go-to kit lens.

Nikkor 50mm 1.8G
Now that I've got the 50mm, I can take straight up stop-motion-kid-speed at dusk, it's awesome. However, being a 50mm, there are times I'm range limited. I just can't physically stand back far enough to frame what I want to shoot. I've got a birthday coming up, and the 35mm 1.8G is on my short-list.

Tamron 18-200
Debated this one for months, then made decision in about 3 seconds. I REALLY wanted the Nikkor 18-200, but they're still $800. The Tamron is $250 after rebate... and it's just for taking pics of the kids and general stuff. As I get better taking pics, my gear seems to keep up with me. This lens is everything a Dad needs to go anywhere. I even managed to get some good shots during a dance recital (at about 150mm with dark'ish inside theater lighting)... it took about 15 shots before I got everything dialed in... wish I'd have been closer so I didn't have to zoom so much. A little exposure touch-up on the backside fixed all problems.

I'll put up some recent stuff when I get home.
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Nikkor 50mm 1.8G
... I just can't physically stand back far enough to frame what I want to shoot. I've got a birthday coming up, and the 35mm 1.8G is on my short-list.

exactly why I got a 35mm f/1.8...even then I cant stand back enough sometimes.

but it is a lovely lens:



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Old 06-11-2012, 12:32 PM   #74
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Can't beat the price on the 50mm f/1.8. I have one and I really need to get the 35mm too.
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I think most beginners really overlook flashes. Mоtherfuсking flashes. Buy a good bounce flash! Point that bitch at a flat surface! Enjoy natural-looking photos.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:30 PM   #76
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yep, just the sb-400 here:





I have the sb-700 as well, no shots to really show it off. the above are both with the 35mm f/1.8 as well.
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Bounce flash is the ish, I didn't bother with one though until I was well acclimated with my body and lenses.
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Nothing I've bought in the 6+ years I've been taking pictures improved my photography more than light. I mean it is what you're taking a picture of right?

Finding David Hobby's blog and going through his Strobist 101 and 102 changed everything for me... http://strobist.blogspot.com/


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Old 06-21-2012, 11:59 AM   #79
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Canon relevant: This puts a lot of gear under used prices, which may make a 90 warranty OK for some.

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Canon refurbs: 20% off
Canon takes 20% off all refurbished Canon digital SLR and EOS cameras, lenses, and flashes via coupon code "20SLR612". Bag free shipping on orders of $100 or more via coupon code "June612"; A 90-day Canon warranty applies.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:03 PM   #80
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not bad. i bought my flash and zoom lens both refurb.
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