AK, I got that jupiter-8 in the mail today. Got the test roll hanging up in the bathroom to dry. Nothing special on it, but it seems like the focus might be off. Basically a test roll to make sure the focus is good, because if it is I'll be taking it on a shoot this weekend for some band's album or something. Feels great actually using this thing, the meter is perfect, and it's way easier to use then the electro.
Loading film is a pain in the ass, though.
so i got 1200 to spend on an xmas gift. possibly a bit more. what do i do? i am digging that x100 but i could use that money on a dope lens and a new flash system and studio stuff. i was gonna spend it on subs for my car and a remote start but idk now haha.
you'll regret spending money on a car. buy glass. or an m2.
why would i regret it? i need the remote start. winter blows here. and idk if i wanna do film. i do want to upgrade from my d40 tho.
on a photography thread people are gonna tell you to invest in camera shit over your car. a lens will probably depreciate in value alot slower than your car will.
true, but i dont think i really have enough to get what i really want. i can get a d300s but i wanted a d700. i know saving money makes sense but it's a gift from my mom and she likes to have actual things not money to give me. new flash shit would be cool. or a diff focal length. but i love my car too. being a 2010 i have a lot of time to spend with it haha
Last edited by UpstateHate585; 12-08-2010 at 12:50 AM.
being from the north, i say get the remote starter...its such a bitch to get in your car and still having to wait for it to heat up.
its such a good investment and we both know it.
then, get w.e. photography equipment you want.
I think I would rather have that girl in the video, she's banging.
Go for the remote start if you live in snow it will save your life. Im thinking about getting a 50mm 1.4 for christmas...
Might have a chance to snap public enemy when they come over here...
why upgrade from your d40? if anything just go to a d40x maybe...then get a new lens for it...its a decent dslr...well the d40x has never failed me....
I feel kind of limited by the d40. i would like to not have to use af-s lenses and have a bit better iso range. higher frame rate would be cool as i might get into paintball photography a bit. i think im gonna hold out on the camera at least until january and get a sb-900 or 2 vivitar 285s, a new strap or bag, light stands, a meter, a softbox and a lens probably. idk what lens to get though. i have my 35 1.8 and its all i really use. if i need to get wider, i have the kit lens and i have a 55-200.
Haha, no offense but if you feel limited by your d40 you should check monkeys flicks and see how limited you really are by your camera.
i have seen his stuff and it's awesome. but we do different things i guess. idk i guess im just bored with the camera. i decided to just get a lens and lighting equipment for now. but i cannot decide on a lens at all. i have the kit lens, 55-200 (never use it), and the 35 1.8. im not sure what i should go for next. i dont think i would use a fisheye a lot. but it might be worth having one for shows.
edit- here's what im asking for (i think) let me know if any of its junk
sigma 10mm f2.8 hsm lens
2 vivitar 285hv flashes
2 light stands
2 receivers for my trigger
Last edited by UpstateHate585; 12-08-2010 at 07:59 PM.
good call upstate, unless you're getting paid to take pics every day, there's no point in upgrading your body. Glass is everything, lighting is everything.
Investing in lenses and lighting is good because you can keep that stuff when you do need to upgrade or replace your body.
Also, is the sigma a fisheye or no? you're gonna love 10mm either way.
tonight I tried to take a candid pic of santa claus while he was waving to some people, but as soon as I snapped it, this fucking guy walked right infront of my camera and I let out a pretty loud "god damnit." but, santa was kind enough to do the exact same pose for me to get the pic. It probably isn't going to be as good as it could be if I got it right the first time, though.
Lets talk about funny photo stories/mishaps
Last edited by kmcdon3960; 12-08-2010 at 08:28 PM.
yeah its a fisheye. i only hope i dont regret getting a dx lens. i dont think im gonna go full frame but i might eventually. i think the d300s is my next body though. but lighting and glass will outlast bodies.