Post your photography skills! (self-gloss)

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  1. AKMetal

    AKMetal Active Member

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    this is very good.
     
  2. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    ^
    Thanks.


    I figured I learned something from watching "Zwartboek," aside from the fact that Carice van Houten had an awesome rack.

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  3. Szeph el raton

    Szeph el raton Senior member

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    What kind (mm & f) of lenses do you guys own and really use? I gave back the 50mm I've had borrowed and now I'm not sure if my selection is ideal.
    Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
    Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 (APS-C only)
    Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro

    I was now considering to sell my Tamron 17-50 and get something with EF mount (so I can also use it on the EOS 3) to cover the wide angle. I looked at a lot of stuff and ran into some problems. Basically my priorities are somewhere between f/1.8 - f/4 (I really dislike using flash), preferably USM. IS is a plus but not necessary.

    If I look at primes that leaves me with
    Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
    Canon EF 35mm f/2

    Considering zooms I looked at
    Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM (ridiculously expensive)
    Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
    Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM (very expensive again)
    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM (once more exceeding what I'd want to spend)

    I'd like to have as few lenses as possible as I take my DSLR on journeys but I feel like that collides with what I like to do. For the money one of the quality zooms costs me I could pick up the 28mm f/1.8 and the 70-200mm f/4 together.

    I guess the cheapest and most reasonable idea would be to go with:
    Canon EOS 3 + 85mm f/1.8 + 28mm f/1.8
    Canon EOS 500D + 17-50mm f/2.8
     
  4. Kas

    Kas Senior member

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    Nikon 18-55 f/3.5 - 5.6 VR - kit lens. Don't really use this one anymore.
    Nikon 55-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR - my go-to zoom lens for far-away shit. Great for zoos, etc.
    Nikon 35 f/1,8 - favourite lens
    Nikon 50 f/1,8 - nice for portraits

    I've got a crop-sensor camera, so effective focal length is x1,5.

    Szeph el ratón: what was wrong with the 50mm? If you sell the 17-50 (effective focal length 29-80mm?), I would guess that the 35mm prime would be your best option.
     
  5. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Some industrial decay stuff from the weekend. This is the underside of a bridge... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Very nice, Trini. The strong contrast and colours work very well, IMO.
     
  7. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Kas, do you have some photos you've taken with the 35mm? I've been thinking of going that route since I use my 50mm right now as a walk-around lens.
     
  8. EMY

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    Nikon 18-55 f/3.5 - 5.6 VR - kit lens. Don't really use this one anymore.
    Nikon 55-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR - my go-to zoom lens for far-away shit. Great for zoos, etc.
    Nikon 35 f/1,8 - favourite lens
    Nikon 50 f/1,8 - nice for portraits

    I've got a crop-sensor camera, so effective focal length is x1,5.

    Szeph el ratón: what was wrong with the 50mm? If you sell the 17-50 (effective focal length 29-80mm?), I would guess that the 35mm prime would be your best option.


    do you find the 35 and 50 to be redundant? I want to get the 35, but feel that the focal length is too close to 50.
     
  9. il ciclista

    il ciclista Senior member

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    it is close but looks alot farther away when looking through the viewfinder.

    I currently have and use a
    nikon 35mm 1.8
    nikon 50mm 1.8
    tamron 28-75 2.8
     
  10. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Which do you use most, il?
     
  11. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    One more: [​IMG]
     
  12. Kas

    Kas Senior member

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    do you find the 35 and 50 to be redundant? I want to get the 35, but feel that the focal length is too close to 50.
    Yeah, I don't use the 50mm much but to be honest that's mostly because my crappy D3000 doesn't have its own internal motor so it doesn't autofocus. D'oh. Anyway, that's among the reasons why I want to upgrade to a D7000 but moving to London in September will be expensive - on the other hand, it will allow me to take better pictures when I'm there. To be honest, the 35mm coupled with the 55-300 does make the 50mm slightly redundant, but it's nice for portraits and was pretty cheap anyway. All pics taken during my trip to Gothenburg, Sweden and most from Holland were taken with it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/npmeijer/tags/35mm/
     
  13. il ciclista

    il ciclista Senior member

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    Which do you use most, il?


    the 35 for sure. It does pretty well all around..some shots I can't get indoors with the 50
     
  14. il ciclista

    il ciclista Senior member

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    ^^can't see anything. the 35 can get in really close to the subject unlike the 50. [​IMG] BTW free slurpee day!! [​IMG]
     

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