1. Post #121
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    So tell me - what advantages does MF bring?
    Adding on to what haze said, it also gives you less DOF.

    For example, on a normal camera, 105mm gives you more bokeh than 50mm, but you get a tighter image and a smaller field of view. Medium format makes the 105mm field of view roughly equivalent to 50mm, but still gives you 105mm-bokeh. This is extremely useful for me because its not how much bokeh there is, its how far away and big my subjects are while still being able to blur out the background slightly.

    It's the same thing as saying "35mm gets less DOF than 1.6", except on a larger scale.

    This is what 105mm looks like on a 35mm camera, or full frame sensor.



    This is what 105mm looks like on medium format (6x7)



    I brought these two images to the same size on your screen to show you what the final difference looks like (posting on the internet at 500px wide). If you took those same images and posted them at their original resolutions, the medium format would be significantly larger. You can look at H4Z3Y's post to see the difference. I also have this:

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  2. Post #122
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    Wow, thank you.
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  3. Post #123
    Dennab
    July 2010
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    Not sure if this is the right place, since it's the photography section. Does anybody know of any good camcorders? Looking for something at least 720p. Price range around 150-200 USD

    or even better, i'll spend a little more for something that is a good regular camera that can record good video
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  4. Post #124
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    Not sure if this is the right place, since it's the photography section. Does anybody know of any good camcorders? Looking for something at least 720p. Price range around 150-200 USD

    or even better, i'll spend a little more for something that is a good regular camera that can record good video
    For camcorders I'd look around www.indymogul.com, since it's an amateur movie making site, they'd probably have a good idea in their videos or on the forums.
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  5. Post #125
    How sharp is the Sigma 30 1.4 compared to a Canon 50 1.8?
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  6. Post #126
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    What's a good DSLR that can take portraits, landscapes, and macros for under $400 CDN?
    It doesn't matter if it's used or not.
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  7. Post #127
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    So, you want a camera?

    Get a used Nikon D5000 and a Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5.

    Edited:

    Or get a used Nikon D60, that camera was awesome.
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  8. Post #128
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    How sharp is the Sigma 30 1.4 compared to a Canon 50 1.8?
    I have both lenses and though I haven't tested them head to head, the sigma is a lot sharper wide open than the canon. Don't know how they fare stopped down(probably won't notice a lot of difference) but the sigma is a great lens. The canon too though
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  9. Post #129
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    For camcorders I'd look around www.indymogul.com, since it's an amateur movie making site, they'd probably have a good idea in their videos or on the forums.
    lolnope

    Edited:

    So, you want a camera?

    Get a used Nikon D5000 and a Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5.

    Edited:

    Or get a used Nikon D60, that camera was awesome.
    or get a canon eos 1000D, 400D, 450D, 30D
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  10. Post #130
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    They're all pretty low on features, and the 30D is too complex for beginners.
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  11. Post #131
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    Has anyone got a 30 1.4, 50 1.8 or 17-50 2.8 they could sell to me in the UK?
    Gotta be someone.
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  12. Post #132
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    Gotta be someone.
    When do you need it by?
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  13. Post #133
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    They're all pretty low on features, and the 30D is too complex for beginners.
    and a D5000 and D60 aren't?
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  14. Post #134
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    They're entry level cameras, cueball.
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  15. Post #135
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    What about the D3000? There's a used one at the store i'm at now for $299 CDN
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  16. Post #136
    Does anyone know a good lens for macro photos? (Nikon D5100)
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  17. Post #137
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    When do you need it by?
    Looking to buy when my exams are over after the 8th of June. Are you selling yours?
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  18. Post #138
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    Looking to buy when my exams are over after the 8th of June. Are you selling yours?
    Well I bought it on a whim - and although it has outstanding quality I just really hate being tied to 50mm. I also need a new phone :L I'm going to take it out properly on Friday and give it a bash - if I still don't want it I'll let you know and it's yours if you want it. It's a day old.
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  19. Post #139
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    Do you guys think the Canon 100-400mm IS USM L F/4,6-5,6 is a good choice for for instance polar bear photography on a budget?

    Edited:

    (A friend asking lol, a budget...)
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  20. Post #140
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    Does anyone know a good lens for macro photos? (Nikon D5100)
    105mm f/2.8G AF-S VR Micro NIKKOR

    Edited:

    Do you guys think the Canon 100-400mm IS USM L F/4,6-5,6 is a good choice for for instance polar bear photography on a budget?

    Edited:

    (A friend asking lol, a budget...)
    Yeah, if he's using a tripod.
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  21. Post #141
    In a snow landscape where the sun don't even set I'd say it's way bright enough to take photographs hand held.

    Edited:

    Or do you think the 400mm EF USM F/5.6L prime is a better choice, even without image stabilizer?
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  22. Post #142
    105mm f/2.8G AF-S VR Micro NIKKOR
    800€ :O
    That's... a whole camera! :P
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  23. Post #143
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  24. Post #144
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    €800 is a really good price for a 105mm f/2.8 G Micro.
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  25. Post #145
    Okay, well I think I've landed on the Canon 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L then. I'll buy it some time next week.

    Edited:

    And, uh, one more question that's a matter of opinion - what's the best possible prime between 35 and 75mms for 2000 or lower (About 3000 USD)
    Must also be for Canon & full frame.
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  26. Post #146
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    Question, what's the difference between this:


    Nikon D3000

    and this:


    Canon Powershot S5 IS

    Which is better etc?
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  27. Post #147
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    Okay, well I think I've landed on the Canon 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L then. I'll buy it some time next week.

    Edited:

    And, uh, one more question that's a matter of opinion - what's the best possible prime between 35 and 75mms for 2000€ or lower (About 3000 USD)
    Must also be for Canon & full frame.
    85mm 1.2
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  28. Post #148
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    February 2009
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    Question, what's the difference between this:


    Nikon D3000

    and this:


    Canon Powershot S5 IS

    Which is better etc?
    Powershots don't have removable lenses like DSLRs do (like the d3000)
    I don't feel like going into the details, but DSLRs are an incredible about better.
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  29. Post #149
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    One has an automatic photographer mode so you can show everyone how artistic you are via facebook profile images.
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  30. Post #150
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    One is an SLR and one is a bridge.
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  31. Post #151
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    The canon has a tilty twisty screen
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  32. Post #152
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  33. Post #153
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    50 1.2 if you are already getting a 100-400.
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  34. Post #154
    Dennab
    July 2010
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    lolnope

    Edited:




    or get a canon eos 1000D, 400D, 450D, 30D
    if indymogul is bad, then what do you suggest?
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  35. Post #155
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    if indymogul is bad, then what do you suggest?
    He's only going to suggest Canons. Some people are like that, and should be ignored. DSLR's are great (And Canons have superb video), but they can't beat a dedicated camcorder. They'd have a pretty good idea if you ask on the forums.
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  36. Post #156
    Dennab
    July 2010
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    He's only going to suggest Canons. Some people are like that, and should be ignored. DSLR's are great (And Canons have superb video), but they can't beat a dedicated camcorder. They'd have a pretty good idea if you ask on the forums.

    i'd like something that has quality similar to this, but his camera is like, 2 grand, so I'm probably fucking crazy for wanting something similar to that for only like 200 bucks.
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  37. Post #157
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    200 bucks.
    Yeah, you'll have a lot of trouble finding something like that for anything less than a thousand because of it's depth of field. Spend a little bit more and you could probably find something with similar clarity, though.

    edit

    You might be able to pick up something a little more 'pro' if you don't mind using tape or film cameras. I think there are a few good quality models that sell for almost nothing.

    editttyyy

    But, to be honest, it's probably best you buy something just under what you can afford (Say, 150) and practice heavily. Then save up, if you can.
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  38. Post #158
    Dennab
    July 2010
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    Spend a little bit more and you could probably find something with similar clarity, though.
    How much more are we talking? I just want something that looks nice and clear. Like... something that has that "HD" look. If that makes any sense. I'm pretty inexperienced, so I don't really know correct camera terminology.
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  39. Post #159
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    shallow depth of field in video?
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  40. Post #160
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    I think it's impossible to find a camera for under 200 that shoots in HD, has a shallow depth of field and manual controls.
    As suggested earlier, getting a camera that shoots tape is probably the only option you have if you want to go near 'pro' level cameras.

    Edited:

    He's only going to suggest Canons. Some people are like that, and should be ignored. DSLR's are great (And Canons have superb video), but they can't beat a dedicated camcorder. They'd have a pretty good idea if you ask on the forums.
    And I don't really know on what factors you think dedicated camcorders are better than canons videomode, but their videomode is superior and even comes close to cameras like the RED. in functionality I agree, they suck. But the pure image quality is amazing
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