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post #106 of 2651
how about this site:
nikonians.com
post #107 of 2651
I'm officialy a canon owner now > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=320129762288

I decided to get the starter package, but still thinking to get 50mm f1.8 for low light shots. After some time, I will sell the kit lens and move to tokina 17-50 2.8...

Thanks guys!!!
post #108 of 2651
Congrats! Yeah, it looks like you scored a good price so that you have enough money left over for that 50mm 1.8

Sorry about your wallet!! Avoid the L (they get addictive)
post #109 of 2651
Thread Starter 
Welcome to the club!

Hmm... microdrive. Anybody ever had one of those fail? It is a harddrive afterall.
post #110 of 2651
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Originally Posted by GAD View Post
My favorite out of all of them? The 135 f/2L hands down.
It's just too long unless you're using full frame IMO. So I went for the 85 1.2 instead.
post #111 of 2651
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Originally Posted by Sh0eBoX View Post
even though the kit lens has that distance covered, the nifty is kinda like the KSC-75 of the photography world.
Well, not quite. The 50 can do a lot of things the kit lens can't. Like...shoot 50mm at anything under f/5.6

But yeah, whatever you do always put aside $70 and pick up the 50/1.8. Everyone should have one in their bag.
post #112 of 2651
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Originally Posted by Davesrose View Post
Depends on what you mean by "well" They do make converters for nikon lenses (so that they would mount on a Canon. The problem is that most of the good Nikon lenses do not have a focus motor in the lens (unlike the EOS system). So, you lose any AF functions, and you may have to set aperture manually. At least they don't need optics like some converters do.


But in short, it's easiest to just stick with Canon or Nikon...and not mix the two

http://www.bobatkins.com/photography...focus_EOS.html
Well there are a couple of lenses Nikon makes that Canon doesn't have. The Nikon 200mm f/4 macro, for one, is a lens that I wouldn't mind having at my disposal, even if I do shoot Canon. And since it's a macro lens, AF isn't really important. I would probably have one right now if it didn't cost so damn much.
post #113 of 2651
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Originally Posted by cotdt View Post
how about this site:
nikonians.com
Although this is probably just a troll post (in the tradition of cotdt), I do find myself browsing Nikonians every once in a while. It's a very informative site, especially when trying to look up stuff about third party lenses, which span across both Nikon, Canon, and other mounts. Also, photography is photography, and some great general shooting tips can be found there, too.
post #114 of 2651
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Originally Posted by Mrvile View Post
Well there are a couple of lenses Nikon makes that Canon doesn't have. The Nikon 200mm f/4 macro, for one, is a lens that I wouldn't mind having at my disposal, even if I do shoot Canon. And since it's a macro lens, AF isn't really important. I would probably have one right now if it didn't cost so damn much.
Canon does make a EF 180mm f/3.5L : a little less macro, and a little faster. I would do that over spending a lot for "iffy" results on a lens with different mount. At f/4, I would probably even get the EF100mm 2.8 and stick an extension tube on it even. Heck, with the Sigma 150mm 2.8, you have even less light fall off from a smaller extension tube if you wanted to go bigger in magnification still.
post #115 of 2651
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Originally Posted by Davesrose View Post
Canon does make a EF 180mm f/3.5L : a little less macro, and a little faster. I would do that over spending a lot for "iffy" results on a lens with different mount. At f/4, I would probably even get the EF100mm 2.8 and stick an extension tube on it even. Heck, with the Sigma 150mm 2.8, you have even less light fall off from a smaller extension tube if you wanted to go bigger in magnification still.
The Sigma 150/2.8 Macro is an awesome lens, and a real bargain to boot. I use mine a lot.The Canon 180 is also an amazing lens, but very expen$ive and heavy. Way out of my price range, or at least what my wife will allow me to spend on a lens.

The Nikon 200/4 macro is very likely not 200mm at 1:1; many lenses of this type change the focal length slightly as you focus closer to 1:1. Not that it makes any difference, 1:1 is 1:1.

I still own the Canon FD 200 f/4 macro, which was the 180/3.5 L's predecessor. It's still an amazing hunk of glass, even before they made it an L lens. One of my all-time favorite lenses.
post #116 of 2651
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Originally Posted by Ooztuncer View Post
Probably most of you already knew about this forum but I just found out 2 hours ago and thought that I should share with my fellow head-fiers: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=141406

I really like the idea of merging all lens threads under one. And, I set my goals (all used parts):

350d
bg-e3 grip
tamron 17-50mm 2.8 OR nifty 50 (contingency plan)
2gb compact flash
?? bag

range: $600 - $950 (depends on lens and bag)

sounds like a plan to me, agreed? Thanks!!
I don't know how I got away with my BG-E3 grip+battery for $60 shipped since POTN has them selling almost daily at >$100. But Definitely look on POTN for one.

As for a bag, I'd recommend the Crumpler bag. I'm ordering a 6 Million Dollar Home bag as we speak. =] I debated getting a 4 MDH for walk around and a 7 MDH for storage, but I don't see myself filling out the 7 MDH for awhile, so 6M MDH is my compromise, and when/if I do get that much gear, I'll just buy a new bag. =]

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Originally Posted by Sh0eBoX View Post
yep, i'm a regular at this forum. i always throw it out around here but i don't know if anyone actually goes there... no one ever says anything hahaha, but anyway. are you going to get the 350d with kit lens? if so, do that and then get the nifty 50. even though the kit lens has that distance covered, the nifty is kinda like the KSC-75 of the photography world. everyone needs to have it at least some point in their time. many will upgrade to the 1.4 or even the 1.2, but it's okay you might like it enough to not want to upgrade!
I browse the forum daily, but I don't post much. Still getting comfortable with the camera.
post #117 of 2651
I checked out the lowepro, domke, and crumpler bags; for my taste, none of them was the correct combo of functionality and aesthetics.

Researched more and voila! kata h-14 > http://www.kata-bags.com/Item.asp?pi...d=4&ProdLine=4

and a review here: http://www.cambags.com/canon/350d/ho..._h-14_desc.htm

it's a bit expensive though, $80 + shipping

EDIT: good thing is, perhaps I can put my iriver,microdac,xenos, ety4p set one of the side bags...
post #118 of 2651
That might be good for your current setup, but if you start collecting lenses, it'll get too small.

this is my walkaround bag that I use all the time. It's getting way more use then my $350 Tamrac bag

don't let Amazon's price fool you....the thing is wonderful for the insanely low price that it is!

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-2400-SLR...3057215&sr=8-2
post #119 of 2651
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Originally Posted by laxx View Post
I don't know how I got away with my BG-E3 grip+battery for $60 shipped since POTN has them selling almost daily at >$100. But Definitely look on POTN for one.

As for a bag, I'd recommend the Crumpler bag. I'm ordering a 6 Million Dollar Home bag as we speak. =] I debated getting a 4 MDH for walk around and a 7 MDH for storage, but I don't see myself filling out the 7 MDH for awhile, so 6M MDH is my compromise, and when/if I do get that much gear, I'll just buy a new bag. =]



I browse the forum daily, but I don't post much. Still getting comfortable with the camera.
Where did your purchase your 6MDH? Also, what color did you get? I realized recently, when contemplating a flash purchase, that if I add any more gear to my "collection" then my bag won't have room for it, so I'm thinking about getting a bag. the 6MDH seems nice but I feel like I might fill that up quick too. But the 7MDH seems a little big for me to want to carry around all the time. And I found an awesome deal on a black 6MDH
post #120 of 2651
I just bought a 6 MDH in brown for $82.29 shipped to NYC. The 7 MDH comes out to $102 and change, but I feel that extra 6"x4" is more than I want at the moment. I know when it comes down to it, I have friends who can use the 6 MDH if I ever want to get a 7.

How much was your awesome deal? I bought mine from www.photocous.com.
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