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#21 Genisis X

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 04:11 PM

Brand new eos 50D and the two lenses it came with, canon 18-55 and 55-250
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And my point ans shoot fujifil s8000:
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#22 SquallStrife

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 08:21 PM

I thought the 50D was a full-frame body, not APS-C? Or is that the 5D? Just wondering, because those are EF-S lenses, which I guess answers my question.

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#23 Oomph

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 08:33 PM

The 5D/5D Mark II is full frame. There's speculation of a Canon 60D already lol

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:00 PM

And here's my contribution.

It's nothing spectacular unfortunately. Taken with a Sony Cyber-shot (look at the lens distortion!). And no it's not mine...it belongs to my brother lol

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:09 PM

And here's my contribution.

It's nothing spectacular unfortunately. Taken with a Sony Cyber-shot (look at the lens distortion!). And no it's not mine...it belongs to my brother lol

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What's the number on the front of your D80? Do you end up using your F80 much?
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#26 Oomph

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:38 PM

That'd be the 50mm f/1.8 with an Ebay rubber hood ($5 :P) The F80 I haven't used in years! It says it's got 2 shots left though it's probably expired by now. Least happy about the 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 as rubbing vaseline on the sensor would give you a sharper picture than using that lens. I found a softening filter for it (dad must've bought it)...don't know why you'd need it though lol.

#27 SquallStrife

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:01 PM

The F80 I haven't used in years! It says it's got 2 shots left though it's probably expired by now.


You should finish the roll off and get it processed. Film doesn't disintegrate instantly on its expiry date.

As long as the camera hasn't been in direct sunlight for days, the film should still be OK.

Also, if you haven't used that F80 in a while, how much would you want for it? ;)
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:12 PM

Also, if you haven't used that F80 in a while, how much would you want for it? ;)


Heh, I was just thinking that : D. Still in good nick? PS, if you hate that 24-120, I've got an 18-135mm you could replace it with. It doesn't have VR, but you can't accuse it of not being sharp.
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#29 Oomph

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:37 PM

You bunch of hungry bastards :P hahah Yeah the F80 is in great condition, so much so it looks like it's never been used. Still got the box :) I think dad wants to hang onto it though...sentimental value? *shrugs* He used it more than I did lol. Isn't the 18-135mm a DX lens?

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:59 PM

Isn't the 18-135mm a DX lens?


Yep, but that'd be fine on your D80. I got it as a kit lens with my own D80, and it served me faithfully for shots like these:

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Not saying buy mine in particular, but if you're looking for something affordable in that range it's not a bad lens to go with.
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#31 Oomph

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 04:09 PM

Not saying there's anything wrong with it :) Great photos btw! Goes to show that it's the person behind the camera that's most important lol And I haven't seen much news on the 10-24mm Nikon?

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#32 orinjuse

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 04:43 PM

Not saying there's anything wrong with it :) Great photos btw! Goes to show that it's the person behind the camera that's most important lol

And I haven't seen much news on the 10-24mm Nikon?


Cheers! I'd like to think I've got a bit better since those were taken, but I know my equipment has : ). Haven't had a chance to shoot any fires recently, though : (.

I haven't really looked at the 10-24mm. It's not a range I want to use that much.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 10:26 PM

Goes to show that it's the person behind the camera that's most important lol

Fuck, is THAT what I'm doing wrong?

I knew it. /wrists

While I'm posting, does anyone have any recommendations for a resource I can use to learn about lenses? I see a lot of numbers and acronyms thrown around here, and they mean nu-zing :P

--edit-- to me

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 10:51 PM

Although I don't exactly like referring to Ken, here we go:

http://www.kenrockwe...on/nikortek.htm


Edit: Found this on the way :P
http://www.bahneman...._Rockwell_Facts

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#35 orinjuse

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 11:05 PM

Although I don't exactly like referring to Ken, here we go:

http://www.kenrockwe...on/nikortek.htm


Edit: Found this on the way :P
http://www.bahneman...._Rockwell_Facts


A warning for Tak - most photographers think Ken Rockwell is a knob. Take what he says with a grain of salt.
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 12:29 AM

Cool, that lens tech page will come in handy.

I'm still struggling with the focal length descriptions, though. For example, what I know of macro photography is that it's intended to produce images life size, or magnified. Like taking extreme close ups of insects. Right? But then this is apparently a macro lens, and it's listed as 200mm. I have a 55-200mm lens, and that's a zoom.

What do these focal length measurements mean, and why are they seemingly arbitrary between different lenses? (I know they're not, but it seems that way.)
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#37 SquallStrife

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 07:38 AM

Technically, macro refers to having the subject replicated at 1:1 on the sensor.

At some point in the 90s, the lens companies decided that "macro" now extends to having the subject replicated at 1:1 on a standard print. So you get a lifesize print, as opposed to lifesize on the sensor (or film frame). This is largely irrelevant with digital, but the bastardisation of the term continues.

A true macro lens with a long focal length means you don't need to be as physically close to your subject to get the 1:1 magnification.
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#38 SquallStrife

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 07:39 AM

Although I don't exactly like referring to Ken, here we go:

http://www.kenrockwe...on/nikortek.htm


Edit: Found this on the way :P
http://www.bahneman...._Rockwell_Facts


A warning for Tak - most photographers think Ken Rockwell is a knob. Take what he says with a grain of salt.


Isn't he the left-handed-Nikon guy?
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#39 orinjuse

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 08:23 AM

Cool, that lens tech page will come in handy.

I'm still struggling with the focal length descriptions, though. For example, what I know of macro photography is that it's intended to produce images life size, or magnified. Like taking extreme close ups of insects. Right? But then this is apparently a macro lens, and it's listed as 200mm. I have a 55-200mm lens, and that's a zoom.

What do these focal length measurements mean, and why are they seemingly arbitrary between different lenses? (I know they're not, but it seems that way.)


To add to what Squall said, the difference between your 200mm lens and that macro 200mm lens is the macro is able to focus a lot closer to the subject. Most lenses, especially longer focal lengths, can't focus very close. FYI, Nikon calls their range of macro lenses 'Micro'.


Although I don't exactly like referring to Ken, here we go:

http://www.kenrockwe...on/nikortek.htm


Edit: Found this on the way :P
http://www.bahneman...._Rockwell_Facts


A warning for Tak - most photographers think Ken Rockwell is a knob. Take what he says with a grain of salt.


Isn't he the left-handed-Nikon guy?


Not sure, but I know he says the D40 and 18-200mm lens is all anyone ever needs, and if you have more expensive equipment you're an idiot and you're trying to compensate for being a bad photographer.
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#40 SquallStrife

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 08:38 AM

Just found it. He is:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/index.htm
http://www.kenrockwe...about.htm#lefty

He's a bit of a douchebag, but there is some useful info on his site. Just set your bullshit sensor to ISO 12,800.
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