already have 3 watchers on my K-r whooo
already have 3 watchers on my K-r whooo
The only drawback I find is that taking photos as RAWs, the thumbnails it shows back on the camera are already processed JPEGs so a shot may appear darker than it is.
Sold my K-r, gonna try to ship it out today so that there's a chance evil-Bay will allow me to use my money sooner than 21 days
Its a bloody evil thing paypal added
Make sure you add tracking to the package. I forgot that last time, had to wait 21 days on $400 even though it was there in 3 days. Tracking gets you money quick
I'd try and get a weather sealed one, I don't know anything about that lens specifically but it should be a great lens, much better than an 18-55. Versatile, and covers a good range while being a good aperture range. If not that one, pentax probably supports aps-c better than any other company.
Is it possible to find a decent flash for $200 or under? Just something for taking senior pictures and general things.
Probably, you might have to get a manual meter one and not TTL. I got a really nice Olympus flash from goodwill one time, it doesn't TTL but manually meters properly. I will look at the model and send it to you, it shouldn't run for more than $70 on eBay.
Im in the same market, a nice manual flash to learn with. Borrowed a 480EXII and have no idea how to use it manually, any pointers? I dont understand how it relates to shutter speed, etc.
Like this. (more Google)
It will also limit your maximum shutter speed to something like 1/200, depends on the camera, because of the way the curtains work. example
Just choose a reasonable aperture (sweet spot for sharpness or something) and tweak the flash power, 1/2, 1/4, ..., 1/64
For finetuning you can move the flash closer to the subject or further away
Ok awesome, thanks for your help! Time to do some reading.
Guys, I have this Albinar 100MDT Twin flash, and I barely use it.
Would it be safe to use on my Rebel T3?
TTL is important if you don't know what you are doing. It's a great way to easily use flash, but not necessary.
Also the flash I have is called an Olympus FL-40, it is a tele-wide, with a nice pivot head. Should be pretty cheap online as it doesn't TTL on modern Olympus cameras.
Also shutter speed doesn't matter much for flash. Instead flash power takes place. Shutter speed will only impact ambient lighting, as amount of light is the same and only fired for short amount of time anyways.
TTL is very important because it's easy to judge necessary flash level from lighting alone (without a meter) but judging distance accurately is bloody difficult.
(Source: doing party photos)
I'm just wondering if anyone either has the 7dayshop pro tripod Quick Release plate, or if they have a spare tripod head with a 3/8" tripod mount on the bottom.
Hey guys, Really exited to order my 600D tomorrow! I will post a few day 1 shots when I get it.
I am definitely going to buy a 50mm lens too. probably the canon f1.4 but I will have to save up again as I am spending all my money on this 600D + 18-55mm kit tomorrow! I know I wont regret it.
Anybody got any suggestions of good / cheap equipment that is worth getting? I like to be creative with my shots.
Just need some advice on a more adventurously designed camera, I have a Sony Alpha 330 at the moment but when I go climbing I'm in constant fear of dropping/ scratching it..
What do you guys think of the Pentax Optio WG-1?
Meike Battery Grip and its a really fantastic accessory. Had mine for like 6 months and it really really improves the grip. (Note: I have a 550D, should be the same.)
EDIT: Find a place NOT shipping from Hong Kong btw. :P I think they have the same Meike grip on the 'Zon without the extra aftermarket battery.
Got my 20-35mm 2.8L in. This thing is awesome, except for the loose rubber zoom strap thing. The replacements are 30 bucks each on eBay. Any ideas? Also gonna be putting a few rolls through the EOS-1N it came with.
I also need to get a new tripod (As the one I have is build for compact cameras) and a carry bag to keep my stuff in, but these are pretty inexpensive so I shouldn't have a problem getting my hands on them.
I don't think ive been this excited for a product since the game boy I got for Christmas when I was 5!
It's rumored that canon is redesigning their 50mm f1.4 lens, which means possible price drops soon. If you don't mind waiting, see how that one pans out, could save you a decent sum of money.
YES! Once that occurs, I don't mind picking up the 50mm 1.4.
Not mine, but my aunt has used a film SLR for as long as I know, from my baby pictures to a few weeks ago. It's a 1982 Canon AL-1. It just impresses me how durable that thing is, despite I think her telling me that the batter compartment is broken.
Anyone here thinking of buying an EOS M?
I'm not getting one myself, but from handling one at work I am pretty impressed. Especially considering that the body kits come with the adaptor for standard Canon lenses.
I'm saving for my OM-D though. Very very impressed with that from playing around with it.
Might even consider converting my G3 to an infrared or full spectrum.
Going to save up and get a Canon EOS 450D and 24-70mm f/2.8L, both second-hand. My guess is it's going to cost around 900 euros.
Just ordered the 600d 18-55mm kit, got it for a decent price "£465" new. Could have got it for cheaper but I didnt want to order it from hong kong, and I wanted the 600d model rather than the kiss x5 (Even though there isnt any difference, I just wanted the UK model)
I have around £50 spare, so I will probably get a tripod or camera bag and then get a 50mm 1.4 if the price drops.
Could anybody explain the advantages of a battery grip besides making you look 'pro', having more battery and looking extremely awkard to hold?
Better vertical grip?
2-3 times the battery life is pretty useful
If you find yourself shooting in portrait orientation a lot, it might help. Otherwise, it just makes your camera look chunkier and gives you extra battery life.
It actually helps vertical and horizontal grip on my diminutive T2i. Without it my pinky and ring finger fall limply off the side when holding it horizontally.
just look at the sony LA-EA1 and 4/3rds to m4/3rds adapters. These are probably the most criticized accessories ever (leading sony to inventing a new adapter based on their SLT system to give good autofocus speed), and i don't see why Canon is getting praise for releasing basically the same thing.
Better grip.. What? My hands aren't really sliding off my camera.
I get stupidly over paranoid about things. so I just want to clear something up..
I got told recently about "Shutter Actuations" or "Shutter count" on DSLR camera's.. meaning that after a certain amount of shots the shutter breaks / Needs repaired..
This probably sounds really REALLY dumb but is this something I need to be weary of? Because I can see myself taking tons of pictures but I don't want to wear my camera out quick, or break the shutter.
As dumb as this sounds, If I didn't ask it would always be at the back of my mind and I would probably get really paranoid about taking too many pictures..
You'll exhaust the camera before you exhaust your shutter. Just don't be a shutter bug and take like 1000 pictures a day.
The first thing to go on a modern DSLR would be the shutter, the rest of the camera should hold up much longer.
I think you mean to say you'll be done with a camera before it (specifically the shutter) wears out. It'll be old and outdated and you'll probably have upgraded.
How much is the kit there? Here it is $850 for the cheapest kit (22mm and body), which is ridiculously expensive but doesn't at all surprise me. So you would be looking at $1000 to awkwardly use EF lenses