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Old 01-15-2008, 04:30 PM   #76
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BTW what do you guys think of Hoya CPL or ND filters? Are they worth buying? The prices seem to be pretty decent as seen on Best Buy.
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:47 PM   #77
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:13 AM   #78
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here's my camera. Samsung NV10. the back buttons are touch sensitive also.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:07 PM   #79
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nice collection.. tried the D300..it's an amazing camera.. considering the ISO performance on it.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:11 PM   #80
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Old 03-14-2008, 02:32 AM   #81
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The D300 is an awesome consumer camera, a couple people have them at work. I'd love it just for sequence shots using the 8fps.
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:30 AM   #82
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I have a Canon XT for artisty and travel landscapes and an SD1000 for tourist/party/random photos and videos.

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Old 03-16-2008, 10:48 AM   #83
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Went from a canon 7e (35mm) to a sony dsc r-1 (sold) and then to a canon 1D mark 2 (sold).

Now i'm looking at the new Rebel XSi, or I might get another 1D2.

The body is not nearly as important though as a the lenses, especially good quality primes.



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Old 03-16-2008, 03:29 PM   #84
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The body is not nearly as important though as a the lenses, especially good quality primes.

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Why primes over a good zoom? For example a 17-35mm f2.8 or a 28-70mm f2.8, instead of a a few primes? Sharpness?
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mainly the f-stop is the biggest difference. e.g. the 35mm f/1.4 has 3 f-stops wider aparature which allows you to shoot indoors wihtout a flash. The other main benefit of primes is you can have a nice bokeh effect due to the smaller depth of field. Makes the subject stand out with the background nicely blurred. (e.g. The picture above is with a 50mm f/1.8 prime shot wide open)

here's a good site that dones excellant reviews of lenses (its geared towards canon though...):

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...s-Reviews.aspx

They also have the interactive comparison of lenses on a ISO resolution cards:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...ple-Crops.aspx

Which demonstrates sharpmess at various position on the image accross all f-stops (center and diaganal).

The neat part is that you can choose two different lenses and then if you mouse-over the picture it will toggle to the other lens.

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It all comes down to application though... for studio work primes are hands down the best way to go. But if you're doing photo-journalistic type photography (e.g. weddings, other events), you don't necessarily have the time to use your legs to work in place of the zoom.

For amature-photographers, primes are generally better too since they teach you to focus more on the composition of the picture, and you can always, walk up-to or away from a subject

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Id agree. Plus, primes are VERY forgiving for shooters in low-light situations since they have wide apertures to shoot, but the downside is they have to learn how to focus/compose with that narrow DOF.
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hi guys, i just bought my Canon EOS 40D/ ef-s 17-85 IS usm kit, damn had a really good deal for it so why not....and Im loving it! I had a Canon EOS 300 from Japan back in 99. It was a gift from my dad until it got stolen from school in 01'...I decided not to pursue photography because of the price tag it carries and now I think im going back in the game! I'll be taking classes this summer after my wedding, and oh boy, it's been a while..

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Old 03-30-2008, 03:28 PM   #90
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i got a sick deal on the xti forgot to mention, $674.99 body,lens, and 8gb cf card
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