1. Post #1
    dai
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    [release]Talk about stuff that isn't stuff you'd talk about elsewhere, etc etc
    Previous Threadlock due to Garry[/release]


    I've gotten back into digital painting as a side hobby and I'm doing lots of thinking about how to apply methods and techniques to my photography without things being blatantly noticeable

    alternatively, photography applied to painting for a surreal effect


    hmmm
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    Been photographing with my kit18-55 for quite awhile, next stop is a 50mm 1.4 right?


    right?
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    Could anyone tell me if theres a way that costs little or no money to attach a 62mm lens hood to a 49mm filter thread?
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  4. Post #4
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    Anyone heard good things about opteka? Looking to buy a cheap fisheye lens.

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  5. Post #5
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    Someone on my facebook go one for her Canon ‎400D I'll get the picture she posted

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  6. Post #6
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    Someone on my facebook go one for her Canon ‎400D I'll get the picture she posted
    Ahh cheers, do you know if that's the 0.2mm fisheye or the .35mm fisheye?
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    Ahh cheers, do you know if that's the 0.2mm fisheye or the .35mm fisheye?
    All I know is its the kit lens.
    Probably the cheapest one.
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  8. Post #8
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    November 2008
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    can't wait to get the adapter for these bad boys!


    old school lenses!! by onesizeonly, on Flickr
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    Been photographing with my kit18-55 for quite awhile, next stop is a 50mm 1.4 right?


    right?
    If you want I guess, but I'd get a 50mm 1.8. Much cheaper.
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  10. Post #10
    dai
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    Someone on my facebook go one for her Canon ‎400D I'll get the picture she posted

    unless you're doing skateboard videos of your friends at the local park, I'd never recommend a filter adapter fisheye

    here's some examples I found from the 0.35x opteka



    so much distortion and aberration, even close to the center
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  11. Post #11
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    What a great way to start off the new year. Actually a can of whip cream exploded in my car while driving, not fun. It's actually pretty funny.

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    Currently trying to take a decent startrail photo.. harder than I thought. D:
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    unless you're doing skateboard videos of your friends at the local park, I'd never recommend a filter adapter fisheye

    here's some examples I found from the 0.35x opteka

    so much distortion and aberration, even close to the center
    Which fish-eye lens would you recommend for under $400?
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  14. Post #14
    soy un perdedor
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    I had a Samyang 8mm a few years ago. I got mine for around $300. There's one that's practically the same from Bower, too.
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    quick question guys: what is the technique behind star trails? I'm eager to create some
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    quick question guys: what is the technique behind star trails? I'm eager to create some
    Multiple long exposures (15-30 seconds) layered on top of each other in your photo manipulation program of choice.
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    Multiple long exposures (15-30 seconds) layered on top of each other in your photo manipulation program of choice.
    I figured it was a long those lines but wasnt 100% sure, thankyou!
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    In case you guys haven't heard, there's going to be a meteor shower tonight! (Viewable in at least Michigan for all I know)

    What settings would you guys recommend for a night time meteor shoot like this? I've never tried shooting stars (or moving meteors before).

    I was thinking something like high f-stop (around f11 or f22ish), low iso (around 100), low shutterspeed (around 10, 15, 30 etc), and auto wb off. Would a 18-55 lens be good? Or should I use a zoom lens and focus on one part of the sky?
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  19. Post #19
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    November 2008
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    There are so many things I want to buy. I don't know whether to get a 50mm 1.4 or a xbox. And to go along with that, I need a new bag, a new tripod head, I would like a microphone and I need to sell all the old lens I have that don't fit my camera. (Including that P/KA adapter mount I got for free. Maybe sells for upwards of $100?! http://www.ebay.com/itm/PK-A-PKA-P-K...#ht_3459wt_983)
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    fucking garry
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  21. Post #21
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    There are so many things I want to buy. I don't know weather to get a 50mm 1.4 or a xbox. And to go along with that, I need a new bag, a new tripod head, I would like a microphone and I need to sell all the old lens I have that don't fit my camera. (Including that P/KA adapter mount I got for free. Maybe sells for upwards of $100?! http://www.ebay.com/itm/PK-A-PKA-P-K...#ht_3459wt_983)
    *whether

    Also you have some major first world problems there.
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    guys i need your help, i really can't sort out the wb on the subject of this photo.




    heres a smaller original

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    *whether

    Also you have some major first world problems there.
    Okay, thanks.
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  24. Post #24
    soy un perdedor
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    guys i need your help, i really can't sort out the wb on the subject of this photo.


    Also this, if you want to preserve that purplish white on everything else.
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  25. Post #25
    dai
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    you could just composite together a version with the guy properly WB'd with the rest of the scene WB'd how you like
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  26. Post #26
    hyper-articulate
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    Stuck in Schiphol for 6 hours.
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  27. Post #27
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    Stuck in Schiphol for 6 hours.
    Yesterday we had nice weather, eh?
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  28. Post #28
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    I'm back in Edinburgh.

    Woop.

    Edited:

    Yesterday we had nice weather, eh?
    I miss yesterday's Dutch weather, compared to what we have here.
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  29. Post #29
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    What is Nikon's equivalent to Canon's 5D Mark II?
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    What is Nikon's equivalent to Canon's 5D Mark II?
    D700 from what I understand.
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    D700 from what I understand.
    It's the closest Nikon to the mkII, but I wouldn't call it an equivalent because there is a significant difference between the Nikon's 12mp sensor and the canon's 21mp sensor.
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  32. Post #32
    dai
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    pay attention to sensor quality before sensor size, though shooting the 21 obviously has more potential for sharpness when scaling down.
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    pay attention to sensor quality before sensor size, though shooting the 21 obviously has more potential for sharpness when scaling down.
    Wise words. I work at best buy in the digital imaging department (cameras, camcorders, etc.) and I have to explain the concept to idiot customers all day.
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  34. Post #34
    churboi austin
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    just read DPreview's review of the Nex 7, and they said it has the best image quality of any APS-C sensored camera to date. that's a pretty good thing for sony.
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    just read DPreview's review of the Nex 7, and they said it has the best image quality of any APS-C sensored camera to date. that's a pretty good thing for sony.
    Now if only they made a single lens I would want to put on that camera...
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  36. Post #36
    churboi austin
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    yeah the lens selection is pretty bad unless you are adapting glass.
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    Also I've been booked for a photo gig on the 10th, some 15 year old's going away party. Anyway it's 5 days away and she still doesn't know where it actually is, she just says that "The DJ is organising that, he's a little slack". If she thinks she can get a venue booking this time of year in 5 days she must be mentally disabled or something.
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    just read DPreview's review of the Nex 7, and they said it has the best image quality of any APS-C sensored camera to date. that's a pretty good thing for sony.
    I'm not sure if it was DPreview but wasn't the high ISO quality a big step back due to the megapixel count? I think all the other pros would outweigh it, just that the 5N was superb with high ISO quality.
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  39. Post #39
    churboi austin
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    well the more megapixels definitely means the image was noisy at the full 24mp, but if you scale it down to the 5N's resolution of 16.1 then the image will be pretty much exactly the same in terms of noise performance. plus with handheld twilight high iso images aren't much of an issue anyways.
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    Good point. I find the 16mp I work with to be a bit too much. Publish them online in full size to Flickr as a means to back them up with my pro account. I emailed Grays of Westminster (who are Scientologist Nikon overlords I'm not kidding GOOGLE IT!) and MPB Photographic for a rough sum I could get for my current gear. Whatever I do my SB-700 is going, I never use it.
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