Have any of you used the Nikon 12-24mm f/4 or Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 ? I'm not too interested in what I've seen from third parties, too much sample variance reported and the Nikon lenses are the only ones I can extensively try before buying without major hassle. The Tokina, as highly regarded as it is, doesn't have a good range of zoom.
Oh man, I'd love a wide-angle so much.
Never had anything wider than 18 and I think the candid stuff I could get with something wider would be a lot of fun.
I'd recommend the Sigma 10-20mm, either the f/3.5 version or the f/4-5.6 version.
The build quality is excellent and the optics are excellent, especially for the price you're paying.
The Sigma 10-20mm is sharp wide open.
I have some extremely nice A3 prints from it, some shot fully open.
Sure there's sharper wide open, but it's already good enough as it is.
Yeah, you can always send it back if you get a dud, but that's very unlikely.
I've been looking at upgrading to a Pentax K-r from my old Pentax *ist DL. Looking on dpreview's interactive comparison, the camera seems to produce better images than the competition.
I enjoy some macro photos, but mostly enjoy landscape, especially urban-scape. I don't do much ultra-low light, but I'd like to be able to. I especially enjoy Black and white, but that's something I apply in Photoshop anyways.
Is this camera recommendable? Will it be a significant upgrade form my *ist? I'm an amateur, but I'd like to eventual earn money through photography. Will this camera keep up?
I've also been looking at some rebels, the Nikon 5100, and even the Fujifilm x100 (due to it's smaller size, so it's not so awkward taking urban-shots.)
UPDATE! I bought a K-r. Went to the photo shop today. I'm happy!
So i'm looking for a camcorder to support my t2i since it suffers from overheating in dusty places and when im switching between filming and taking pictures. I'm going to use it for Urban Exploring so it needs to have excelent low light capabilities and most of the main functions should be accessible with buttons since im wearing gloves I can't really use a touchscreen.
It would be nice if it has good manual controls when im only walking around but also full manual contols when i breakout my slider/tripod.
I was looking at the Canon HV40 but since it lacks buttons and most of the options have to be accessed true the menu I was more going for a used Sony Z1/Canon XL1/Panasonic DVX100B they are not that big and feature full manual controls and work great in low light they also record on DVTape which is great since it's one of the strongest storage devices.
So do you guys have any suggestions or what do you think about this?
Christ the night, I haven't a friggin clue what to look for in Tripods. I know Manfrotto and Gizmo are quality, but I can't spend more than £100 for a travel friendly but sturdy tripod + good head. Can Anyone suggest travel friendly ones or advice on shopping for tripods? I bought a Vista Voyager last year for home use, decent tripod but a brand I'll avoid.
okay I forgot, can the canon L lenses be mounted on full sensor and cropped bodies?
so would a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro work with my Canon 7D?
yes, EF works on both, EF-S is specifically for crop-sensored ones
I have a question for you guys:
I've always wondered how my video camera could shoot in bright daylight with 1/50 shutter speed with no problems, while a DSLR would need an ND filter to achieve the same thing. Does this mean that camcorders and compact cameras have ND filters built in, somehow?
Try shooting at a smaller aperture or lower your iso. Are you shooting in full manual?
Would a canon 600d with a EF 50mm F1.8 II be a good start? As in, for a absolute newbie.
that would be more than adequate
you're welcome! it definitely has a lot of room to grow, you'll learn more about photography from the camera and it has good auto modes. make sure you read up on how iso, shutter, and aperture affect exposure to get the most out of it.
A 50 will last you much longer in your photography life than a kit lens. Eventually you'll grow out of a kit lens, but a standard 50 is always useful.
I guess this is off topic, but is there a detailed description onto how cameras work down to the bone? I don't get the whole lenses things and everything.