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    Actually after what Steelsun recommended I started googling Adidt accessories and trying to compare the products with what B&H Photo Video had to offer.

    The remote, although it needs its own power, seems to be the way to go.

    It'd make it easier to put yourself in the photos too, which is always a good thing.



    So, thegunslinger1, can we see some shots??

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    Canon EOS 10D
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    Canon 50mm f1.8
    Quantary 28-90mm (it's a piece of shart. i just use it for macros)
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    my next lens is either the canon 70-200mm f2.8L, or a sigma prime macro (105mm f2.8)

    most likely the sigma, because canon L lens are an arm and a leg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post

    So, thegunslinger1, can we see some shots??
    What would you like to see? I have posted in both of the weekly photo threads, and some other misc threads. You can link to my site in my signature.

    I do mostly urban and landscapes. Trying to branch into Macro a little more, I need to fine an afforable macro lens.
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    Weekly photo threads?? We have photo threads??

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    I'm new to photography. I am a proud owner of a Canon Rebel EXT. You can go through my photos through the link below. Hey, I was even interviewed for my photoblogging!

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    Nikon D80 w/ 18-135mm, 50mm 1.8 and 75-300

    For product photos I use the 50mm or 18-135 and a light box w/ 4 lights.

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    Canon 30D
    75-300 for my motorsport photography
    and the kit lense for my other photography.
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    I have:

    Canon 350D (Rebel XT)
    18-55 kit lens
    Canon 50 f/1.8
    Sigma 70-300 zoom
    Lensbaby

    I'm looking at getting a 100mm macro and a better lens than the kit lens to use as a my main "walkaround" lens.
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    Simon, talk about timing.
    I just picked up Canon's 100/2.8 Macro last night. Sharp and nice.
    They retail for about $475, and well worth it.
    Also functions as a great portrait lens.

    For a walkaround lens, I reccomend the Tamro 28-75/2.8 or Sigma 18-50/2.8, depending on what your main desire is (mid-zoon vs. wide angle). I have both and they are always in my bag. Pretty sharp and each can be found for about $350 used.
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    That's interesting Steelsun.

    I always found a prime normal lens to be the best walk-around lens... small, agile, needs-less-light.

    I have a wide-angle to tele-photo zoom that's convenient for action shots and taking masqueraders on the streets during Carnival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelsun View Post
    For a walkaround lens, I reccomend the Tamro 28-75/2.8 or Sigma 18-50/2.8, depending on what your main desire is (mid-zoon vs. wide angle). I have both and they are always in my bag. Pretty sharp and each can be found for about $350 used.
    I'm looking for a wide angle rather than a mid-range zoom. I was actually thinking the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8; it's been getting great reviews and it's quite cheap too (although apparently it has noisy AF and the zoom ring rotates the opposite way to Canon lenses - neither of which concerns me too much.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post
    That's interesting Steelsun.

    I always found a prime normal lens to be the best walk-around lens... small, agile, needs-less-light.

    I have a wide-angle to tele-photo zoom that's convenient for action shots and taking masqueraders on the streets during Carnival.
    A 30 mm prime will probably be next on my list (probably this time next year at this rate!). I like my nifty fifty but it's a little too tele with the crop factor on a dSLR to use all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Mackie
    A 30 mm prime will probably be next on my list (probably this time next year at this rate!). I like my nifty fifty but it's a little too tele with the crop factor on a dSLR to use all the time.

    Interesting.

    I don't know... I hate having a lens that's too wide when I'm trying to get perpendicular lines... like say if I was taking a picture with a house in the background.

    Somehow seeing the straight lines of the corners of the house at slightly un-natural angles drives me mad.

    But that's just me and my personal preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NashTax
    That looks pretty.

    I like cameras that have a nice meaty area on the side there to hold. I also prefer my camera to have a little weight to it.

    Incidentally I also say the same about cell-phones.

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    right now I've a Kodak LS753 which I've been using for about 2 years. now am thinking of getting Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50S.
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    Currently:

    Fuji S3 Pro
    18-70mm Nikon
    80-200mm f2.8 Nikon
    50mm prime f1.8 Nikon
    Opteka Fisheye attachment
    Reverse macro adapter
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    Which is better? Nikon or Canon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IT_jungle View Post
    Which is better? Nikon or Canon?
    Fuji

    Canon for video tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IT_jungle View Post
    Which is better? Nikon or Canon?
    I think in the dslr segment, Nikon has an edge over Canon
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    Quote Originally Posted by IT_jungle View Post
    Which is better? Nikon or Canon?
    I prefer Canon. But if you're going for a DSLR, I don't know that you can go wrong with either.
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    I'm getting my Nikon D40 this month . Anyone got any experience with it? It seems like a lovely camera.

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    Also a Canon person here.
    Nikon & Canon are the two powerhouses, and when it comes down to it they are about equal. It all depends on which one feels better in your hands and fits your style. Canon is usually the first with new tech, and has a larger variety of accesorries and lenses.

    Take a look at a sports game, when you see most of the pro shooters using "white" lenses, you know they are Canon.
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    Canon is definitely the choice for post sport photojournalists, I think.

    Someone once told me it had to do with the autofocus being faster on Canon than Nikon (something about the mechanism being on the lens instead of in the camera... or maybe vice versa). I'm not sure if I am remembering that accurately, but I think it's the main reason sports shooters switched to Canon in the 90s.

    Not sure how they stack up today, but I imagine Nikon has closed the gap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IT_jungle View Post
    Which is better? Nikon or Canon?
    all the Canon users will say "Nikon sux!" and all the Nikon users will say "Canon sux" Personally I use Canon, but I don't really think that either brand is particularly better than the other. If you wanted to be picky, you might say that Canon's dSLR's low light capability at high ISOs is maybe a bit better than Nikon's (less noisy) - I doubt that will be true for very long as Nikon will improve their sensors.. But I would say that really it's better to just try out the different cameras and see which suits you best.
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