1. Post #521
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    October 2007
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    Don't degrade this into a camera make war.

    They're all pretty much the same as for what you get.
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  2. Post #522
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    Yes.
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  3. Post #523
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    I think he was being satirical.
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  4. Post #524
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    So it was a plot from the start.

    AW NO HE DIDN'T!

    Jiro = manly Nikon Nirish master race!
    This is a true gentleman!
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  5. Post #525
    DD's 10 year old
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    Maybe he was.
    Just remember that it's not the camera, that makes a good photographer.
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  6. Post #526
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    January 2008
    834 Posts
    I finally got my Canon 60D


    Camera:
    Canon 60D

    Lens:
    Canon 50mm 1.8

    Other Stuff
    I also have a few various filters.
    A 16 GB Class 10 SD card.
    Velbon tripod
    Canon 200DG camera bag
    Canon RC-6 Wireless remote
    Cleaning stuff


    The next thing I'm going to get is a definitely going to be a flash.
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  7. Post #527
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    Don't degrade this into a camera make war.

    They're all pretty much the same as for what you get.

    listen to bopie more


    get some primal scream up in here
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  8. Post #528
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    October 2007
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    listen to bopie more


    get some primal scream up in here
    It's hard to tell with you.
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  9. Post #529
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    I just got a 100 share from that competition me and my friend won.
    Should I buy a 50mm 1.8 now or save up for 2 months in order to buy a Tamron 17-50 2.8 (or 30mm 1.4)?
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  10. Post #530
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    30mm 1.4.
    I want one so bad.
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  11. Post #531
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    sigma 18-50 2.8
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  12. Post #532
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    I can safely say the sigma 30 1.4 is seexxxyyyy
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  13. Post #533
    DD's 10 year old
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    I would go for the 30 1.4.
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  14. Post #534
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    Wouldn't I find the 30 1.4 difficult for general use? Also it's 80 more expensive, so I would have thought a 17-50 2.8 and 50 1.8 would be a better combination for that price.

    Edited:

    sigma 18-50 2.8
    The Tamron 17-50 2.8 is sharper and focuses faster.
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  15. Post #535
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    Go for the tamron then
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  16. Post #536
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    What I'm mostly wondering is if I should buy a 50mm 1.8 first or save up and get a 17-50 and get a 50 1.8 later if I ever need it.

    Edited:

    Would it be worth saving up even more for a 30 1.4 and chosing it over a 17-50 2.8 with a 50 1.8?
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  17. Post #537
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    17-50 covers more range so I would think you would get much more use and it would be handier but then again having a prime makes you move around more if you can which I like. Best to try em out!
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  18. Post #538
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    I already use a 58mm 2.0 MF lens as my primary lens so I already move around quite a lot, I never use my kit lens.
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  19. Post #539
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    whilst watching the chase jarvis live shoot last night, he ended up using for a short while at the end a limited edition ruby red hasselblad 503CW



    (an assembled regular one)



    dat hass
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  20. Post #540
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    Just received my Tokina 28mm f2.8 (FD) for which I've been waiting for 3 weeks and the focusing ring is broken. (Won't change focus)
    Fucking. Great.
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  21. Post #541
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    August 2005
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    Where did you buy it from? If its a company, holla up WITH ANGER.

    Did some looking at user reviews for D7000, man some people got unlucky and had loads of bad batches. Pick was it you that had problems with yours?
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  22. Post #542
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    January 2010
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    I bought it through eBay, seller has 100% feedback so obviously didn't even dream of someone being wrong. Meh, sent a message to him, see what he says.
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  23. Post #543
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    Where did you buy it from? If its a company, holla up WITH ANGER.

    Did some looking at user reviews for D7000, man some people got unlucky and had loads of bad batches. Pick was it you that had problems with yours?
    Yeah. The flash stopped popping up, but it seems to have fixed itself. I have no idea how...
    Also, I can't work out if it's my lens or camera, but my 50mm prime always focuses off by about 10cm when shooting a person fully in the frame. Annoying.
    I've been autofocusing, then taking a series of shots while moving the focus ring a tiny bit to either side.
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  24. Post #544
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    Yeah. The flash stopped popping up, but it seems to have fixed itself. I have no idea how...
    Also, I can't work out if it's my lens or camera, but my 50mm prime always focuses off by about 10cm when shooting a person fully in the frame. Annoying.
    I've been autofocusing, then taking a series of shots while moving the focus ring a tiny bit to either side.
    No dead/stuck pixels? I think you can adjust for back/front focusing with the D7000? Focus has always been difficult with my 50 as well but I could only manual focus.
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  25. Post #545
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    Yeah, I have a few dead pixels, but they only seem to show on videos in low light. I guess at that resolution, they tend to be engulfed by the surrounding pixels in a photograph.

    What do you mean by adjusting for back/front focusing?
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  26. Post #546
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    I read a amazon.com reviewer went through 5 replacement D7000s and had dead pixels in everyone of them. Wonder if our other D7k bros have this problem? If its only on videos in low light, do you mean when you view it on the display, say watching it on your computer does it show?

    Post on dpreview posted:
    The D7000 manual states on page 246:
    AF tuning is not recommended in most situations and may interfere with normal focus
    and
    The camera may be unable to focus at minimum range or at infinity when AF tuning is
    applied.
    This does not instill confidence in using AF fine tuning.
    AF Fine Tuning, I would feel better taking the lens and body to Nikon.
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  27. Post #547
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    I read a amazon.com reviewer went through 5 replacement D7000s and had dead pixels in everyone of them. Wonder if our other D7k bros have this problem? If its only on videos in low light, do you mean when you view it on the display, say watching it on your computer does it show?


    AF Fine Tuning, I would feel better taking the lens and body to Nikon.
    Yeah, it shows watching it on the computer.
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  28. Post #548
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    September 2007
    425 Posts
    I figure that this is part of photographers gear. I'm looking for getting a photo printer. I don't know which one is good or really anything about them, but I want to print mostly A4 sized photos and smaller. I don't really care about price, both printer or per print I just want a printer that prints well (good dpi, colors, etc.) anyone have some good suggestions?
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  29. Post #549

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    I figure that this is part of photographers gear. I'm looking for getting a photo printer. I don't know which one is good or really anything about them, but I want to print mostly A4 sized photos and smaller. I don't really care about price, both printer or per print I just want a printer that prints well (good dpi, colors, etc.) anyone have some good suggestions?
    PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II or maybe the 9500 if your going to print a lot of monochrome
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  30. Post #550
    Sometimes i fall down :(
    green bandit's Avatar
    July 2008
    3,200 Posts
    You guys will probably laugh at me, but I bought an Olympus VR-310, because I needed something better than my old Canon
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  31. Post #551
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    July 2008
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    It's probably OK for a point and shoot but you will struggle to get creative with it.
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  32. Post #552
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    It's probably OK for a point and shoot but you will struggle to get creative with it.
    u obviously have never watched pro photographer cheap camera

    Edited:

    or have looked at falselogic's pictures
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  33. Post #553
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    I have seen it, you may have noticed how difficult it was.

    Edited:

    I said it's difficult not impossible.
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  34. Post #554
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    July 2010
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    It goes like this:


    - A camera won't take pictures on it's own. -

    --------------
    An Amazing photographer shits out gold with any camera.
    --------------
    A good photographer takes amazing photos with best gear.
    A good photographer takes good photos with cheap gear.
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    An okay photographer takes good photos with best gear.
    An okay photographer takes shit photos with bad gear.
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    A shit photographer shits out shit with any camera.
    --------------

    There is a romanticized cliche of the 'underdog' camera making great pictures in the hands of a genius photographer. While it happens, the average photographer needs something that they can learn with and have control over. Yes, a good camera doesn't automatically take good pictures, but it sure as hell won't hurt.

    I'll take it a step further with a car analogy; A racecar driver can drive your mom's minivan better than your dad can drive his porsche, but he probably won't win any races in it.
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  35. Post #555
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    I'm thinking of getting a lens to replace my kit 18-55mm, what's a good all rounder to get? Camera is a Canon EOS 500d.
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  36. Post #556
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    July 2010
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    I'm thinking of getting a lens to replace my kit 18-55mm, what's a good all rounder to get? Camera is a Canon EOS 500d.
    50 1.8
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  37. Post #557
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    "arte"
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    Been shooting this weekend with my old Nikon FE and my new 50mm 1.8, some awesome results from my first batch of film, now shooting in b/w :buddy:

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  38. Post #558
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    Hot damn that's a nice camera, its Ken Rockwell's favourite too!
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  39. Post #559
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    November 2006
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    Just bought the Tamron 70-300 f4-5.6 SP VC USD etc etc

    It's awesome! But I forgot to take my SD card with me so don't have any shots yet.
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  40. Post #560
    dai
    "arte"
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    Hot damn that's a nice camera, its Ken Rockwell's favourite too!
    to answer your question from facebook since you logged off 2 seconds before I answered, it was my mom's.
    She HAD a bunch of lenses but the neighbor kids when she was younger (high school) stole a bunch of her crap, so all I got was its old 50mm 2.8 and a really craggy old leather case.
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