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    The 50mm f1.8 is the best bang for buck lens in the whole canon range


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    If you love it keep on doing it if not Scram

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    • Originally posted by eastcoastdrifter View Post
      The 50mm f1.8 is the best bang for buck lens in the whole canon range


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      true that only thing you have to note is its build quality, small ,light and fragile, personally prefer the 1.4 for canon doesnt really cost that much more above the 1.8 , 330 opposed to the 150 of the 1.8 , not to say that the 1.8 is bad, it produces grade A shots but at a price....just gotta rly take care of that lens
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      • Your Camera Gear!

        Wow I paid 80 for mine in Hong Kong haha
        If you love it keep on doing it if not Scram

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        • Been looking at cameras for several months, but between paying debt and other priorities it became more window shopping than anything else. A few days ago I was flipping through the local CraigsList ads and found this little gem. Originally the plan was to save up $300 - $500 for a decent used/refurb entry level DLSR, but instead I spent less than half of my lower goal.

          Literally 48hrs ago I purchased my FIRST DSLR. A Canon EOS Digital Rebel with kit lens (efs 18-55mm 3.5-5.6)

          I have to say it's awesome to have so much control, but honestly I prefer shooting in full-auto where I can worry about the composition, angles, and lighting instead of how to set up the camera and get good exposure. Then, when I want it to look a certain way I can flip to manual mode get the shutter speed or DoF I really want.


          Got a little itch while I was checking the oil today

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          • Congrats on your purchase!

            Auto is good to start out with and you can still get some decent photos out of it. However, before too long, you'll want more! Manual isn't that hard once you start using it.

            I keep the f stop on the lowest number as to create as much DoF as possible. This changes when you zoom anyway.
            Move focus point to what you want to focus on.
            Scroll the exposure meter so it sits in the centre of the bar.
            Half press the shutter to focus.
            Complete the rest of the shutter.
            Done.

            If there's not much light, up the ISO.

            If your in unusual light situations (dusk, fluro, etc) change the white balance.

            There's obviously heeeaps and heaps more you can do on them but that's the general rules I use when needing to take some decent photos without taking 5 mins to set up the shot

            Went to a wedding on the weekend and took the D5100 with me. Here's some unedited pics I took using the above -



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            • So far I have got:
              - Canon 60D
              - Canon 10-22mm
              - Canon 50mm f1.8
              - Jessops 360AFD
              - Tamrac expedition 5x
              - Manfrotto tripod head

              Saving for
              Sigma 30mm f1.4
              Sigma 24-70mm f2.8

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              • Bodies
                Canon EOS 450D
                Canon EOS 650 (35mm)

                Canon Powershot G9
                Canon Powershot A530

                Glass
                Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD IF (Non-VC)
                Sigma AF 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM
                Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX AF 11-16 mm f/2.8
                Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM II
                Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
                Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
                Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS
                Tamron AF 18 - 200 mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD IF
                Canon EF 75-300 1:4-5.6 II
                + a few other M42 mount lenses - 28/2.8, 55/2.0, 135/2.8, 200/4 tele-converters

                Accessories
                Nissin Di466 Speedlite
                Crumpler 6MDH
                Bagman backpack (very crumpler-ish)
                Bunnings Foe-Pelican case
                Generic tripod
                Generic Gorillapod
                Generic Grip
                Cable, IR shutter releases
                Various ND/CPL filters. Pro1D UV filters on the better lenses.
                Holux 1000C for geotagging
                Adobe Lightroom 4

                Next on the list
                New body - tempted to just grab a cheap 600D / 650D / 60D / 7D (or wait for the next crop - current Canon sensors are getting a bit long in the tooth). Video and better high ISO would be nice.
                Invest in a more sturdy tripod
                Sell off some of my less awesome lenses - I'm looking at you 18-200, 75-300
                Possibly downgrade (/sidegrade?) to the Canon 70-200 f/4. As awesome as 2.8 is on the Sigma - it is insanely bulky!
                Maybe give medium format film a go
                Last edited by SenorClean; 19-12-2012, 09:03 AM.

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                • i am a bit of a Minolta 35mm whore, haha. current digital body is an Olympus OM-D E-M5


                  Gear by fwa2500, on Flickr

                  everything is labeled in that pic on flickr

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                  • Thats a great collection of old lenses! Ive been looking for those older macros.
                    Canon 1Ds 24-105mm f4L
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                    • Originally posted by fwa2500 View Post
                      i am a bit of a Minolta 35mm whore, haha. current digital body is an Olympus OM-D E-M5

                      "Crap load of cameras and lenses"

                      everything is labeled in that pic on flickr
                      You sir have too much money

                      I added another camera to my collection the other day.
                      Got my first dslr, its a Canon 1100D which came with a 18-55mm and a 75-300mm lens.
                      Im having a heap of fun learning what all the options do. Can see myself taking a heap more pics at car meets now
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                      • too much money? no, misplaced priorities? yes, very much so. besides, those minolta lenses can be had for around $30-40us each (and they are damn nice quality), same with most of the minolta bodies. three of the bodies and 6 of the lenses were my dad's that he he gave to me when he went to digital, the rest i have slowly acquired over the last 5 years so its not like i went out and bout everything at once

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                        • Nikon D3000 with:

                          18-55mm with cpl
                          75-200mm
                          60mm (macro)
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                          • Nikon D3100 (Black)
                            Nikon 18-105mm 3.5-5.6 VR
                            Emolux DLP filter
                            Lexar 8GB 6 sd card
                            Lowepro bag
                            Tripod

                            recent trip to Japan (at the time I had the standard 18-55mm that came with the d3100)



                            Hoping to get a 35mm or 50mm 1.8 prime before I go to Goodwood Festival of Speed next yeeaarrr!
                            Last edited by MadeinJapan; 27-12-2012, 10:16 PM.
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                            • Your Camera Gear!

                              Bought some new gear in Akhiabara yesterday

                              24-105 USM lens
                              speed lite 2 flash

                              And my new "point and shoot"

                              Sony nex6 with 16-50 and a 250mm lens super sexy camera but I think I might go back into town and search me a fisheye lens

                              I also saw a 600d in yodabashi for 12000 yen
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                              • Got a 24-105mm lens cup haha

                                More seriously, found a Yangnuo 560 flash in a cemetery (no joke), never heard of the brand, seems alright though, just a speedlite knockoff.
                                Last edited by ndh795; 27-12-2012, 02:35 PM.

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