with great power, comes great responsibility.
Frag what's a good price for an FD 24mm f2? There's one on shopgoodwill and I figure I'll never actually own the Zeiss 24mm I want so this is good enough
It's a great lens and most people even say it's even better than the FD 24 1.4L.
Last one i saw went for a lot of money because it's quite a rare lens (i mean, the 24mm 2.0 was new with the New FD lineup, and it was even more expensive than the 20mm 2.8 and 17mm 4.0 back then, so it wasn't that popular.)
Depending on what you want to spend on it, I would say about a 200 to 250 usd maximum.
I know that's a lot of money, but this lens is definitely worth it.
Here's 2 reviews of it just fyi: http://www.fdreview.com/lens-review.php?itemid=62
And another very big review that compares every 24mm canon FD lens: http://home.comcast.net/~starka/24mm/24mmIntro.htm
For our Dutch FP'ers: there's a Canon EOS 3 on Marktplaats.nl for 85 euros.
Good deal? Yup.
I've read stellar things about it so the price doesn't actually sound that bad. Especially considering the only real competition is the e mount Zeiss at $1k lol. Much appreciated
Finally bought a 16mm zenitar. I've been meaning to get one for ages
I've used one before and it's awesome
a friend of mine and his girlfriend were out taking pictures for the girl's class, and their neighbor noticed her film camera and asked if they collected antiques. They said yes, thinking of me, and asked why he asked. Apparently, the guy caught another neighbor looking to throw out an old film camera, so he picked it up and apparently wanted to find it a home.
Turned out to be a minolta SRT 101 body and its original leather case, but no lens. Neat
I fixed up a 101 and a 201 for a friend a short while back, so I'll have a pretty good idea of how to fix it up if need be
holy shit, neat
Nobody ever throws interesting stuff away around here :c
i found a dvd player in the trash but the pawn shop wouldn't take it because it didn't have a remote
Silly question, but when is the right time to use a flash?
flash is also useful for close-mid range outdoor photography where the difference in shadows and highlights is huge, so you can accurately expose the shadowy areas without blowing out the highlights.
in my experience (using a point and shoot) it is NEVER the time to use frontal flash
well yeah it will look bad, but they can't handle indoor lighting very well and the i-auto features will usually favor slow shutter over upping the iso so everything is blurry unless you use a frontal flash. not saying it looks good, but lots of times you can't do without it unfortunately
I don't mind a flash when the guy knows how to diffuse it right, I remember seeing some shots a while back that were done with the built in flash on the T1i and it surprised me. I try and not use flash but when I am only using the kit lens there are time when it is a necessary evil.
yeah the stock flash isn't the best example of good flash. if you take one of those opaque film canisters and put it over the flash it will look much nicer. just a tip
Do I have to look for a certain mount for a flash? Or are the universal?
well the general hotshoe should work with most all camera. then there's the minolta/sony one which will have a little plastic thingy clipping it in, and the bottom will look weird.
here's the receivers
bottom of the flash will look something like this
For example, I've used my 1957 Diacord L with my brand new wireless flash sync system and with a Nikon SB-600 flash, it had a proper mount with the single contact on it, albeit the mounting direction was backwards (slide on from the front), but that doesn't matter if your flash has a swivel head, or is simply a wireless transmitter and has no direction in the first place, heh.
hmmm, i'm looking for a replacement for my broken EOS 1N (the lens detection pin in the camera broke off while in my bag, how strange...).
I have the choice for either the Canon EOS 3 or the 1V.
Both come with a Powerbooster PB-E2, but as i already have a NIB PB-E2, that's not a selling point.
I'm wondering what one to buy.
Any opinions here about this choice? What would you choose?
1V, it's superior to the EOS 3
Yeah, it's superior in almost every way, but the EOS 3 does have a feature that could be nice that the 1V doesn't have: Eye Control Focus.
Okay, maybe this is a gimmick, but it could be a really cool thing, if it actually works though. Anybody here have any experience with the eye control focus on the eos 3? Does it actually work or is it just a gimmick? To be honest this is my only reason why i am in doubt between these 2 camera's.
Bopie has an eos 3 afaik, try asking him.
My tv-production teacher picked up two of these today.
(To my knowledge) They're called muse lenses.
They take pictures like these.
They automatically give the image that weird stretched look, but by turning it you can make it focus on different parts of your shot(not just the center). But to focus you need to pull it back or push it out. Haven't used it yet, but I plan too.
That lens you have creates a tilt-shift effect in the photos without, paying thousands for professional tilt shift lenses, with the purpose being a creative rather than a technical intent.
He(my teacher) showed us some he took. The first two were outside and over exposed(possibly because the focal point was in the upper part of the frame catching the sun). The others were just plain out of focus, out of 16 images he took he was only happy with one.
Among the collection of equipment he/we/the school has there's also a tilt shift lens. I'd love to take tons of pictures and share them with you guys (we have canon 5ds), but it's a video oriented class so I'm not sure it'd be right to share what I've done here.
On another note, I'll be using a canon 5d and a 35mm lens to create something like this.
I found a program which does the same thing. The guys in the video modified their cameras internally to do some technical magic. I've already done a few light paintings but they're nothing special.
nice, I'm currently searching for stores where I can get supplies/parts for building lightpainting-tools. We only have like one big retailer for stuff like LEDs but the prices are ridiculous.
Maybe I'll get the stuff shipped from Hong Kong or something...
My new lens arrived the other day its a 28-80mm f/3.5-4.5 distributed under the Bell & Howell name
hey frag i'm winning the auction on the 24mm f2 right now! at like $152. super excited.
i hope it's not bigger than my 50mm 1.4 lol
Alright I can live with that. Just wish I knew what time zone the auction ended in
oh wait figured it out. 40 minutes left fingers crossed
my internet wasn't working but i put a bid for $175.23 max right before it went out ahhhh so excited.
jesus that's a lot of money lol. still super excited.
Have any of the Canon users ever received the "Error 70" message?