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Old 01-18-2011, 02:48 PM #295
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I'd get t2i just for manual controls. I'd skip the t1i. Also, if you can scrounge it up I'd get the 60d if you are really thinking about doing a lot of video + photos.
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:54 PM #296
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no, thats facebook telling you that you dont need to watermark your images.
but they look cool watermarked and it would promote bussiness, and i want my images protected. I dont think facebook protects them do they?
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:23 PM #297
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your images are never protected on the web. there is always print screen and photoshop, unless you completely deface your image, i can get rid of the watermark in less the 5 minutes. sometimes less then a minute. but you're not going to get that super of a print with a sized down 72dpi image so you don't have much to worry about
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:42 PM #298
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I want to get some new glass for a bit longer range and wondering what peoples suggestions are.

I'm a novice (at best) and mainly just do nature/landscape shooting.

Current set up is Canon T1i, sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3, canon 50mm f1.8, and sunpack 423px tripod.

Im considering the canon 400mm f5.6L and the sigma 120-400mm f4.5-5.6

The Canon 400mm is a bit more then I'd like to spend and doesn't have IS where the sigma has IS (OS) but i've read its softer at the 400mm range.

Or should I just say screw it, sell my sigma 18-250 and pick up a Canon 70-200mm f4L IS USM and get the canon teleconverters?

Other suggestions?
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:57 PM #299
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Just got my first DSLR, and I'm looking to get some UV filters to protect my shiny new lenses.

-58mm
-How much am I going to care about multi-coated filters?
-Cheaper is good

Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:36 AM #300
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Cheaper filters will eat the light. You must buy good UV filter. But personally I prefer not to use UV at all. 2 years on my primary lens no scratches.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:07 AM #301
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Cheaper filters will eat the light. You must buy good UV filter. But personally I prefer not to use UV at all. 2 years on my primary lens no scratches.
this is what i do. Why buy nice lenses then put ****ty glass infront of them. Just use lens hoods and they will be fine, unless you are horribly clumsy
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:43 AM #302
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this is what i do. Why buy nice lenses then put ****ty glass infront of them. Just use lens hoods and they will be fine, unless you are horribly clumsy
Or why not spend that little extra money and buy nicer filters rather then putting a cheap filter on. Sure you can use just the hood but when you gouge your front element... Well lets just say its cheaper to replace a filter then the lens itself or getting it repaired.
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:55 AM #303
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I'm definitely buying UV filters.

My question is how much I should be paying for them, and what I will or won't notice in terms of image quality.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:17 AM #304
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Look into Hoya or B+W filters. They are a tad pricey, but you won't notice any difference in image quality. Calumet MC filters aren't bad for the money either. Your looking $35ish for the basic filters in a 58mm. Stronger filters/other options will run you a bit more.
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Canon 70-200 f4L or Canon 70-200 f4L IS????

Is the IS going to make that big of a difference for me? I manly shoot nature (landscape, scenery, animals) and split my time with tripod and held about 50/50

Right now Im shooting with a Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3 OS so I am used to having the stabilizer. Im just deeply compelled to get a Canon 70-200 lens. I dont know why I just am LOL
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:19 PM #310
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if you can swing the extra for IS i'm sure it won't hurt. is the 2.8 too much for you?
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:35 PM #311
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unless ure doing video, i dont see IS being needed so much. buy a good monopod instead
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:53 PM #312
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if you can swing the extra for IS i'm sure it won't hurt. is the 2.8 too much for you?
Yes the 2.8 is well out of my range (for the IS version). Plus I see myself stopping it down so the extra money for the larger aperture would probably be wasted for me as well.

If I do get a Canon 70-200 I'll probably sell my Sigma 18-250 and also get a Canon 28mm or 35mm lens for wider angle shooting (already have a 50mm f1.8)

To bad I also want the Canon 400mm f5.6L
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well do you find yourself using IS a lot on the sigma? If not, then just go with the non-IS. and good luck with your lens addiction, it happens to the best of us hahaha

btw, the 28mm is a pretty good lens. i have the f/2.8. It's nice and sharp. some people say it's an awkward focal length, but i haven't had any problems with it, i think they were on full frame tho. this photo was taken with it, i actually think this looks sharper full size.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:27 PM #314
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well do you find yourself using IS a lot on the sigma?
I honestly never turn the IS off on it so I have no clue, LOL. I had a Canon 75-300mm a while back without IS and I remember having issues with that so I'm thinking IS would probably be best. Just sucks that its damn near twice as much



So get the 70-200 f4L or hold off on that and get the 400mm f5.6L now and get the 70-200 later?
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:46 PM #315
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Im looking to get a Dell GX280, 3GHZ and 2GB of RAM. Would this beable to run multiple (possibly hundreds) of images in lightroom and photoshop smoothly.I know almost nothing about computers haha
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