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Hey B
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post

 A good way to learn is to question and find out for yourself, not just take someone's word for it. I studied to become a photographer in college, but I ended up in the film business The one thing I've learned in my 40 years of amateur photography is that the quality of a photographer is not determined by the price of the camera hanging around his neck. When someone tries to convince me that they know what they're talking about because they happen to have (rented) a very expensive camera, I'm not surprised when they're afraid to show their work.

Here are a couple of my photos. These were particular shots were taken with the camera in my iPhone.








Hey Bigshot. I can tell by everything you've been saying that you shoot from experience and first hand knowledge. I hate reading digital photography forums because of all the hacks that "think" they've learned whats important about photography. But it all comes down to whos driving the car. the camera and lenses today exhibit a degree of optical quality we rarely saw back in the film days. more than enough for just about anyone. except that photography for some is about the performance of the gear and not how it applies to what is was originally designed for. taking pictures. there is no true perfect anything. what may work for one may not work for another. ie shooting a wedding with primes. I can do it. I'd want 3 bodies but life would be so much easier with zooms. I actually feel the people who are overly concerned with " Bokeh, Cromatic Abberation,MTF ect ect will have bigger heavier gear and lighter wallets. In my humble opinion its all about what you can do with the image. the equipment is secondary. I'd rather have a very experienced photographer shoot my wedding with average gear than a noob with the best digital camera and lenses money can buy.
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Thanks for checking in, Musubi1000.

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seeing how great the sigma 35mm 1.4 is, it makes me want to sell my 50mm and forgo getting an ultrawide.  Stitching several shots into one image is pretty simple enough using software.  When I was looking at my engagement shooters RAW files, i was very surprised he was using mostly 35mm and 50mm.  Very rarely he used the 24mm and 135mm.  I will probably not get the Sigma 35 yet since it's still quite expensive.. I'll wait a couple years until it inevitably drops by a couple hundred or more dollars.

 

Anyway, I guess I have just one more question of advice:  Would a manual focus 14mm f/2.8 lens be usable at a wedding?  I was first under the impression that it'd be hard to get anything OUT of focus, but I could be wrong.

 

 

full size here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyogen82/8455416534/  I actually stitched a few shots in JPEG mode and then processed it... I probably should have processed the RAW file first. 

 

A few I took with the 50mm 1.8D.  I recently upgraded to the G version for the faster AF and circular bokeh highlights :D  Loving the D600


Edited by hyogen - 2/18/13 at 1:40pm
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A 14mm lens would not be particularly flattering for people shots, although it would make the church look nice.

 

Edit: I forgot to mention why... distortion.


Edited by bigshot - 2/19/13 at 10:36am
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bigshot won this thread. I'm out. Have a nice photography life!

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Originally Posted by Mattimis View Post

haha its not worth beating a dead horse anymore.
The facts are out there for those who strive to improve in every way possible, and just like with most things you get what you pay for.

A magni will never out preform  a mjolnir if you get what im saying.

I guess ill have to start shooting with a d200 instead of the H5D-50 :P
Hey Mattimis can you show us a pic of your H5 and set up in your studio?
Edited by musubi1000 - 2/19/13 at 1:10pm
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Haven't been by in a while, but it's nice to see the flames still burn with passion on this thread.

 

Here's a few recent shots from my D800:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"Flying Home"

 

 

 

 

 

NIKKOR*ED   300mm 1:4.5 Serial # 226203

I also own Serial # 229493


Edited by Redcarmoose - 2/19/13 at 6:38pm
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Great work! Especially the second one


Edited by bigshot - 2/19/13 at 6:37pm
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Tanganan Village Princess 

 

NIKKOR*ED   300mm 1:4.5 Serial # 226203

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Haven't been by in a while, but it's nice to see the flames still burn with passion on this thread.

 

Here's a few recent shots from my D800:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those are great shots and I enjoyed your website. Very talented

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Tanganan Village Princess 

 

NIKKOR*ED   300mm 1:4.5 Serial # 226203

Excellent shot great detail. 

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Finally.

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Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer View Post

Haven't been by in a while, but it's nice to see the flames still burn with passion on this thread.

 

Here's a few recent shots from my D800:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful!  Mind if I ask how you got those shots or any tips?  In AZ we have a lot of views like this but I'm never in the right places at the right times.

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I am curious what lens and f stop were used. Did you shoot manual? What were the settings? Some pro like Tony Sweet shoots Aperture Priority.  I shoot most of my sports events like track and Field on AP at the lowest setting with an iso of 1000 to give me the higher shutter speeds and its working out well for me. landscape I use all manual settings and msot of my shots are with my 10-24MM lens.

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