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post #91 of 2699
I thought the choice between 1d and 5d were if you were if you care more for fps (1d) or less noise with higher iso (5d).
post #92 of 2699
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Originally Posted by Dimitris View Post
I got a Canon 10-22mm and I have been enjoying getting wideangles back in my life. I am checking out the used market and I see some 1DS bodies go for less than $2k. Would you guys recommend this body over a 5D or is the new body a better IQ deal?
The 5D has better high ISO quality (because of its processor). It also has slightly higher resolution. The 1Ds has the 1D AF system, weather sealing, and audio notation capabilities. Then of course there's size/ergonomics. Do you want smaller and more portable, or do you want a vertical grip built into the camera body? Certainly one is not better then the other....
post #93 of 2699
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Originally Posted by laxx View Post
I thought the choice between 1d and 5d were if you were if you care more for fps (1d) or less noise with higher iso (5d).
1DS doesn't have high fps, that's only 1D. I would go 5D given the prices are around the same ballpark.

Ooztuncer, there aren't any cheap f/2.8 zooms around $300 new. Zooms are not the best in low light given the fastest they come in is f/2.8. Your range is rather wide spread and the compromise there is quality and speed. So basically what you're asking for is not possible in one lens even if you had no monetary limit.

I recommend getting one lens for now and saving for another lens later. The other fellas already recommended some lenses.
post #94 of 2699
DIY optics anyone?

post #95 of 2699
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Originally Posted by GlendaleViper View Post
DIY optics anyone?
Yessir.

post #96 of 2699
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Originally Posted by Dimitris View Post
I got a Canon 10-22mm and I have been enjoying getting wideangles back in my life. I am checking out the used market and I see some 1DS bodies go for less than $2k. Would you guys recommend this body over a 5D or is the new body a better IQ deal?
I would get a new 5D if I had to choose. While the 5D isn't weathersealed, it is still built to professional standards and a very capable camera in itself with image quality second only to the 1DsmkII.
post #97 of 2699
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Originally Posted by Mrvile View Post
I would get a new 5D if I had to choose. While the 5D isn't weathersealed, it is still built to professional standards and a very capable camera in itself with image quality second only to the 1DsmkII.
and it's the cheapest FF canon body too (i think)! and oh yeah, if you decide to get a FF camera... you'll have to ditch the 10-22 if you're not already aware... very sad

i'm debating picking up an external flash (looking at the Sigma EF-500 DG Super). anybody here have this flash? I'm looking at either this or the 430EX (don't need the power of the 580EX, and it's too pricey). the EF-500 DG Super has more features than the 430EX, but a poorer build from what i've read. I don't even know if i'll use it that much, as i don't really take enough pictures as it is (when i'm not on vacation and whatnot) but for $150 it's almost hard to pass by
post #98 of 2699
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Originally Posted by Sh0eBoX View Post
i'm debating picking up an external flash (looking at the Sigma EF-500 DG Super). anybody here have this flash? I'm looking at either this or the 430EX (don't need the power of the 580EX, and it's too pricey). the EF-500 DG Super has more features than the 430EX, but a poorer build from what i've read. I don't even know if i'll use it that much, as i don't really take enough pictures as it is (when i'm not on vacation and whatnot) but for $150 it's almost hard to pass by
The Sigma 500DG Super was my first external flash unit. I absolutely loved it. To have the freedom of a flash you can swivel and point introduces countless opportunities into your photography, and honestly, any flash with swivel/bounce is better than no flash.

I later picked up a 430EX to use as a slave flash. When I realized I didn't really need two flash units, I had to choose between the two and ended up selling the Sigma. Why? While the Sigma is more powerful, the 430EX is enough to cover most lighting applications, and in those situations where the 430EX wouldn't be able to handle, like trying to bounce in a ballroom, the Sigma wouldn't do much better. Also, the Sigma does feature master mode, which is important if you are using more than one flash, but I didn't need more than one flash so what was the point of having a master. I liked the Canon more because it didn't feel like I was going to break it (the Sigma scared me), it was smaller and more compact, and Canons seem to hold their value better. The 430EX is also ergonomically eons ahead of the Sigma, which had slightly confusing controls and other little nuances that could be pretty annoying, like separate buttons for bounce/swivel.

Anyway, the bottom line is that it doesn't really matter what flash you get. The Sigma is just as capable a unit as the Canon, and vice versa, and either will provide the lighting opportunities that is the magic of a flash unit.

Oh and btw, make sure you pick up the Canon off-camera cord. Just do it.

Good luck!
post #99 of 2699
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Originally Posted by Mrvile View Post
The Sigma 500DG Super was my first external flash unit. I absolutely loved it. To have the freedom of a flash you can swivel and point introduces countless opportunities into your photography, and honestly, any flash with swivel/bounce is better than no flash.

I later picked up a 430EX to use as a slave flash. When I realized I didn't really need two flash units, I had to choose between the two and ended up selling the Sigma. Why? While the Sigma is more powerful, the 430EX is enough to cover most lighting applications, and in those situations where the 430EX wouldn't be able to handle, like trying to bounce in a ballroom, the Sigma wouldn't do much better. Also, the Sigma does feature master mode, which is important if you are using more than one flash, but I didn't need more than one flash so what was the point of having a master. I liked the Canon more because it didn't feel like I was going to break it (the Sigma scared me), it was smaller and more compact, and Canons seem to hold their value better. The 430EX is also ergonomically eons ahead of the Sigma, which had slightly confusing controls and other little nuances that could be pretty annoying, like separate buttons for bounce/swivel.

Anyway, the bottom line is that it doesn't really matter what flash you get. The Sigma is just as capable a unit as the Canon, and vice versa, and either will provide the lighting opportunities that is the magic of a flash unit.

Oh and btw, make sure you pick up the Canon off-camera cord. Just do it.

Good luck!
haha thanks for the info... basically you hit the nail on the head as far as what i've read so far. i haven't been able to find the 430EX for as cheap as this EF-500 DG Super though... which is mainly the reason i'm considering it. I've never had an external flash unit before, and i am wary to buy one because i feel like i don't give my camera as much use as it deserves, especially when i'm in school... it rarely leaves the bag . so now, it all comes down to whether or not i think i will use it enough or not. decisions, decisions!

also, if i do end up getting it, i will probably get a sto-fen omnibounce diffuser and probably an off-shoe cord.

cameras are too darn expensive! and i thought headphones were a money pit! hahaha
post #100 of 2699
Do Canon DSLRs work well with Nikon lenses? What kind of adaptor would I need?
post #101 of 2699
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Originally Posted by cotdt View Post
Do Canon DSLRs work well with Nikon lenses? What kind of adaptor would I need?
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
post #102 of 2699
there's some nice manual focus nikon lenses that are pretty cheap, but unfortunately manual focus lenses won't meter on my Nikon D50 =(. I heard that they would meter on the Canons though. To be honest I'm not satisfied with the Nikkor lens selection because the lens I want are all so expensive.
post #103 of 2699
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!!
post #104 of 2699
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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!!
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!
post #105 of 2699
I shoot a Canon 1DsM2. I have also used the 1DM2, 30D and XT.

I have owned the following lenses:

17-40 f/4L
16-35 f/2.8L
24-70 f/2.8L
70-200 IS f/2.8L

35mm f/1.4L
35mm f/2
50mm f/1.4
85mm f/1.2L
135mm f/2L
200mm f/1.8L (Yes - that one).

My favorite out of all of them? The 135 f/2L hands down.

GAD
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