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Old 10-10-2012, 10:48 PM #1681
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After finally buying a 50mm 1.8, I think everyone should own a 50mm.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:04 PM #1682
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After finally buying a 50mm 1.8, I think everyone should own a 50mm.
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Definitely a good, inexpensive lens.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:10 PM #1683
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After finally buying a 50mm 1.8, I think everyone should own a 50mm.
That is a very good lense, I have the canon one and for the price tag, everyone should look into them.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:44 AM #1684
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ok so i'm most likely getting the T3i

so the 50mm 1.8 is basically just a true image at 1.6X zoom with the APS-C?

so a lense like this is basically it's versatility but no zoom? shooting in lower light situations and general shots but decreased background quality?

What would a lense like Canon-EF-S-18-55mm-f-3.5-5.6 be? another general use with zoom? but these lenses are not great in low light? i belive that what was on my friends older rebel
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:15 AM #1685
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50mm is considered a "normal" focal length that is near the same as what you see with your eyes. On a cropped sensor, such an ASP-C sized sensor, you'll see less at the edges of the frame compared to a larger sensor. Things don't actually look closer. The advantages of a "prime" or fixed-focal-length lens are that they are usually less expensive than zooms, have wider, fixed apertures, and are usually better constructed and less complicated. However, you trade this in not being able to adjust focal length and must move the camera or subject to change framing.

Specifically, the 50mm f/1.8 from Canon is one of the least expensive, smallest, and is decently sharp for the price (less than $120). However, it's largely considered cheap, being mostly plastic and having a loud and slow focusing motor. It is still going to be sharper at 50mm than the 18-55 and also has a wide, fixed aperture that the 18-55 lens lacks.

The 18-55 is another inexpensive lens (AKA "kit lens") that usually comes with low-tier camera bodies and is also considered a cheap piece of plastic that's noisy and slow. It's only able to open up to f/3.5 at the 18mm wide end of the zoom range and drops to f/5.6 at the 55mm end. What it makes up for all that is that the 18-55mm range is rather wide and can accommodate landscapes to portraits when used appropriately.

When put head-to-head, get the 18-55 if you only get one, and get both if you can barely afford both. The 50 isn't an entirely bad lens, but it can quickly leave you wanting more in quality, versatility, and/or wideness. It can be constrictive on a crop body and often have you backing into walls trying to get a wider shot that's sharper than the 18-55 kit. Skip it at first and see how you end up using the kit zoom and come back with questions about a more specific need or focal length. For just a couple hundred dollars more, you can get a better quality lens than the 50, whether it's wide, normal, or zoom.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:28 PM #1686
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Much appreciated, the 18-55 is the one that comes with the T3i, so getting those two lenses would probably be a good start to screw around with?
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:22 PM #1687
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Yeah, they'd be a good start for messing around and what not.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:12 AM #1688
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if you guys had the choice over T3i VS T4i at around $120 more at like $699, is it worth it for a begginer, i'm the type of person who can pick things up very quickly if they continue to interest me and i'm very technically savy/electronics so will i run into a time where i'm held back with a T4i as a casual/moderate user?
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:37 AM #1689
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No. While I generally suggest a used 30D or 40D over a new consumer SLR, you're not going to be 'held back' by a Rebel. I know quite a few people with a good eye and excellent artistic drive that produce much better images with a Rebel and good glass than I do with a 1D and 5D.

Concentrate less on the gear and more on learning the fundamentals of photography and what goes into a good image. The key advantage of an SLR is it's ability to let you expand your creativity while creating an image. It doesn't automatically grant you access into the world of great photos.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:43 PM #1690
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Been lurking on here since I joined pbn and have been using a 35mm slr for a few years and have found a local photographer selling a D200 on CL.

So D200 still worth buying?
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:50 PM #1691
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I've been thinking about buying a 200 since Jim still shooting a d70, but I'm still unsure.

On another note. I really need a faster telephoto. Suggestions for decent 300mm lens for Nikon?
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:37 AM #1692
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I've been thinking about buying a 200 since Jim still shooting a d70, but I'm still unsure.

On another note. I really need a faster telephoto. Suggestions for decent 300mm lens for Nikon?
there is none. Except for the 300 f4 @ $550ish for the old version. Only other thing is the 2.8 or a 3rd party lens like the Tokina. I've wanted long glass but there's nothing made by Nikon that is like the 300 f4 IS or the 400 5.6

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Old 10-25-2012, 06:31 AM #1693
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Question for anyone that works with remotes, pardon my terrible wording I'm still half asleep.

Say I'm working with a pair of 5D on continuous, and I want my remote camera to fire on a slight delay, grabbing a shot in between shots on my primary (staggered fire I guess...?). Would I need a multimax at every position, or would a single multimax work with a +II/+III receiver on the remote camera?
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:07 PM #1694
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So I've been reading up on the differences between T3i and T4i and the two that stand out to me that the T4i has that the 3 does not are the stereo microphone as opposed to mono, as well as continuous auto focus in video while the 3 is all manual focus?

Seems like these two features alone are kind of worth the extra dough if I'm going to be taking much video with the camera no?
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:21 PM #1695
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I believe the continuous AF for video only works with STM lenses, so that's just two lenses at the moment, but there are probably more on the way. The more significant feature of these is the reduced sound the focusing motor makes during focusing, regardless of the focus speed. If you're anticipating getting serious with video, you'll be using external audio anyway, so I doubt the stereo microphone will make a difference except when you leave your external behind.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:50 PM #1696
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so the jump from mono to stereo would not be that noticeable in average video?
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:01 PM #1697
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Hey, all. Other than ebay adorama and craigslist any recommendations on where I can buy/sell photo gear? Thx
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I have a Nikon D3000.. Bought it as a starter camera. I'd like to get a better zoom lens, what do you guys recommend?
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:21 PM #1699
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so the jump from mono to stereo would not be that noticeable in average video?
You'd probably not notice much of a difference other than having more than one channel of audio with little difference in quality. The microphones built in are designed to get any audio they can, not necessarily good audio. You'll need to get an external microphone if you want better audio.

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B&H and Amazon. B&H and Adorama usually will price match each other and both carry a similar selection of gear (with different names for their house brands) and both offer a lot of good instructional videos on Youtube that I highly recommend. Many manufacturers will also sell their products on Amazon, which is handy for cheaper shipping if you have Amazon Prime.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:38 PM #1700
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Camera Safety(Case)

What is a good way to completely protect a camera?

The reason I ask is my dad invested in a Nikon D7000 and his D60 is just sitting around. I would like to use it but as it always is "It's unsafe for the camera".. After all paintballs are rather messy.

Is there a camera case for the Nikon D60 that would work for paintball?

And I know the tricks of using an empty case of paint... It will not pass for him.

I would get my own stuff but being 16 and being busy 7 days a week with 2 jobs , school, and other stuff I do not have the time to justify the purchase of a new camera. My money could go to better things.

Even me just buying a lens could be $600 for a low end Nikon lens.

Does any one have any suggestions?

BTW I did look through stickies and could not find anything relating to this.

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What lens will be used with the D60?
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