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Discussion in 'Picture gallery' started by Fube, Dec 20, 2007.

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  1. pDc-2121

    pDc-2121 Banned

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    The equivalent of a DX 18-55mm in FX format is approx 28-70mm, which is both pretty wide and quite zoomy. but if you need a lot wider and a lot more zoom, a better choice for you would be to buy a wide angle lens, and a zoom lens seperately.

    I suggest a 11-16mm f/2.8 tokina for the wide end

    [Broken External Image]:http://www.onestop-digital.com/catalog/images/tokina11-16.jpg

    and a 50-135mm f/2.8 tokina for a zoom

    [Broken External Image]:http://bursa.fotografer.net/images/photo/36570-foto1.jpg

    I have both and they are great.
     
  2. dinedgc

    dinedgc Elite Member

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  3. pDc-2121

    pDc-2121 Banned

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    Why amazon? That 50 you posted won't auto focus on your D3000.

    Buy this as a 50mm for a cheap as fuck option, manual focus though, some are even on ebay for like $40:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-Nikkor-50...era_Lenses?hash=item3357a7cb50#ht_4323wt_1167

    or if you have cash for an auto focus 35/50mm equivalent:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-35mm-f-1-...iewItemQQptZCamera_Lenses?hash=item2ea95ace78

    And yeah, that zoom's ok but I doubt you'd ever use it. Buy a zoom once you can afford a constant f/2.8 zoom and shoot enough portraits for you to have a proper use for it.
     
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  4. dinedgc

    dinedgc Elite Member

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    good call on ebay man, definitely gonna go that direction, that 35mm f/1.8G AF-S looks niiiiice, and cameta camera on ebay stores has some other good deals too
     
  5. ShIfTeD

    ShIfTeD Elite Member

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  6. ShIfTeD

    ShIfTeD Elite Member

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    just made a nice purchase to a white and black muslin backdrop, and the stand as well

    ...making a few stops around the city tomorrow to get familiar with lighting and ill probobly make that purchase later this week, not quite sure if i wanna go for continuous lighting or strobes with a modeling light, either way im gonna go for translucent umbrellas and bounce panels

    im pretty excited
     
  7. pDc-2121

    pDc-2121 Banned

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    Just buy flashes yo.
     
  8. ShIfTeD

    ShIfTeD Elite Member

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    but i want the modeling light yo


    i plan on banking off people, therfor i gotta look "profesional"...feel me?

    im gonna but that 4 unit remote flash later on for outdoor shit, but studio lighting trumps flashes for indoor portraits, the lightings too harsh, yeah they have diffusers and soft boxes, but it doesnt compare...and theres soo many options for diffusing your lighting for studio lighting
     
  9. ShIfTeD

    ShIfTeD Elite Member

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    i sure wish ak was still around
     
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  10. weak0ner

    weak0ner Moderator

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    i recently got my hands on a Sony Cybershot DSC-H9, thoughts on this camera and is there a program out there that i can use to change the shutter settings?!
     
  11. ShIfTeD

    ShIfTeD Elite Member

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    thoughts on the camera: pos, sorry...

    for the price tag you could have bought an slr, the d40 sits at just about $100 more than that

    you can probobly set the shutter speed a bit faster or slower than your default setting and you can change the iso
     
  12. pDc-2121

    pDc-2121 Banned

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    huh?
     
  13. pDc-2121

    pDc-2121 Banned

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    I feel buying studio lighting at this stage would be a bit silly. using strobes with umbrellas works a charm for softening light.
     
  14. IlikePie

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    The only way I can see you being able to mess with your shutter speeds is changing the setting from like sports, which is a high speed, to like nightshot, or fireworks, which is lower.
     
  15. weak0ner

    weak0ner Moderator

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    ahh shit oh well ill figure something out, for a camera i got for free it isnt THAT bad lol.
     
  16. UpstateHate585

    UpstateHate585 Elite Member

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    lol wut?

    im planning on making my own studio lighting and buying flashes and shit. making the lighting doesnt look hard or expensive. i just want my damn camera already
     
  17. -Empty-Can-

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    So a D40 would be better than a D3000? They're the same price.

    So if I get a fisheye for one of those camera I would have to manual focus it everytime?


    edit

    and why are Aspherical Fisheyes alot cheaper than the circular ones?
     
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  18. otis nixion

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  19. Jenkins.

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    This is a stupid question but could someone message me and let me know how to change the shutter speed on the d40? im having trouble with night shots.
    Thanks
    -H
     
  20. UpstateHate585

    UpstateHate585 Elite Member

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    u just gotta tell it to change speeds in a nice calm voice.


    haha just playing im sure i will have tons of questions when i get mine