1. Post #321
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    March 2006
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    This nifty little lens arrived just on time. I've got the perfect gig for it tomorrow.


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  2. Post #322
    churboi austin
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    October 2007
    12,862 Posts
    found a mint Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm 1.4 (55mm thread, so 2nd version) at goodwill for $12, wonder how much it'll go for on ebay
    they had a shitload of gear today. There was one of these but with a 2.8 lens
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Perfex-Fifty...item53e7eb9fe2
    canon fd 50mm f1.8, olympus film 50mm f1.8, a pentax m42 camera with a takumar 55mm f2, a 28mm f2.8 m42 lens with some m name, and a couple zooms. but i got the best value, hoping it'll flip for enough money to get my 24mm repaired
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  3. Post #323
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    Just bought a Nikon 35mm f/2 and Canon 28mm f/2.8 off Keh for $100. I'll post some footage when I get a chance, but so far they've been great lenses. The focus rings are nice and smooth and the 35mm f/2 has nice bokeh.
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  4. Post #324
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    cmrna's Avatar
    March 2005
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    I just bought a Nikon 35mm f/1.8, and it's my first lens after getting a nifty fifty, I hope it'll be useful to me. I always felt the 50mm was about to tight to work with sometimes.
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  5. Post #325
    Whats a good cheap camera lens? I've been living with a Canon 24-105 L for a while now, would love to get a little wider. I also have a budget of $1500 and under.
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  6. Post #326
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    January 2007
    467 Posts
    Whats a good cheap camera lens? I've been living with a Canon 24-105 L for a while now, would love to get a little wider. I also have a budget of $1500 and under.
    Depends on the camera you have.

    If you have a crop sensor camera you might want to try the Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 if you want a nice fast lens or a Sigma 8-16mm 4.5-5.6 if you want the widest thing you can get.

    If you have a full frame camera perhaps a Samyang 14mm 2.8 (manual focus only but being a wide angle pretty much everything will always be in focus) is cheap and if you correct the somewhat weird distorsion is also quite a good lens considering the price, if you want the widest possible try the Sigma 12-24mm 4.5-5.6, wider than that you will only find fisheye lenses but they of course are not rectilinear.

    Otherwise you have the Canon alternatives if you want to stick to Canon lenses only (10-22mm 3.5-4.5 and maybe the 14mm 2.8 if you find a used one in your price range).
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  7. Post #327
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    September 2011
    868 Posts
    Not really sure where to post this but does any one have any good recommendations for a vlogging camera?
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  8. Post #328
    churboi austin
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    October 2007
    12,862 Posts
    well you could buy one of those zenitar lenses that jaanus bought and adapt it.
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  9. Post #329
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    Not really sure where to post this but does any one have any good recommendations for a vlogging camera?
    Do you mean something like a webcam, or a camera you can walk around with handheld?
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  10. Post #330
    Wickerman123's Avatar
    February 2009
    3,272 Posts
    Can anyone suggest any cheap, good alternatives to Pocket Wizards. There's loads of wireless flash shoes on Amazon but I don't know which one is the best to go for.

    Help.

    Thanks.
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  11. Post #331
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    September 2011
    868 Posts
    Do you mean something like a webcam, or a camera you can walk around with handheld?
    Something I can use anywhere.
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  12. Post #332
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    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HW7E6K
    Nothing fantastic, but it'll do just fine for vlogs and home movies. If you're really strapped for money, you can go the Sony Bloggie route, but they're not as comfortable to hold and you can expect some really shaky movement out of them.
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  13. Post #333
    Isn't the sony bloggie total shit according to reviewers
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  14. Post #334
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    July 2007
    621 Posts
    I got a Canon T80 with a AC 35-70mm lens and it's original neverready case.
    Too bad the camera does not work...
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  15. Post #335
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  16. Post #336
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    February 2006
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    I just bought a Nikon 35mm f/1.8, and it's my first lens after getting a nifty fifty, I hope it'll be useful to me. I always felt the 50mm was about to tight to work with sometimes.
    That's exactly how I felt about the fifty. My 35mm should be here on Monday.
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  17. Post #337
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    March 2005
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    That's exactly how I felt about the fifty. My 35mm should be here on Monday.
    I bought mine from a local shop to try and support a local business and when I went in I found out it was cheaper there than the national chain stores, plus they had for 30 bucks off, plus they included a free lens hood and carrying case. SCORE
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  18. Post #338
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    February 2007
    3,669 Posts
    Sometimes I wish I didn't have a Pentax K-x
    Finding cheap lenses is near impossible.
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  19. Post #339
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    Sometimes I wish I didn't have a Pentax K-x
    Finding cheap lenses is near impossible.
    you can get old K-mount pentax lenses for it can't you?
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  20. Post #340
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    August 2005
    1,083 Posts
    Seeing as you guys really dig old school cameras, my Minolta 7000 won't turn on anymore. When I first turned it on today the display was just blinking for a while so I figured the batterys were getting empty. I put in new ones but now the camera won't do anything at all. I already tried different batterys but it just stays off. :\


    Also, I only got one lens for it but I really like the lens (Sigma 28-200mm), should I get a Minolta to EF/EF-S Converter?
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  21. Post #341
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    March 2011
    635 Posts
    Can anyone find a guide on how to put the blades back together on a Pentacon Auto 50mm?

    I can't figuire it out.
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  22. Post #342
    churboi austin
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    October 2007
    12,862 Posts
    Can anyone find a guide on how to put the blades back together on a Pentacon Auto 50mm?

    I can't figuire it out.
    pretty sure you put them underlapping each other. like each one goes under one, and has one going underneath it
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  23. Post #343
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    February 2007
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    you can get old K-mount pentax lenses for it can't you?
    Yes but they are still pricey like the 30mm and such
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  24. Post #344
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    February 2009
    22,881 Posts
    What are some good tripods?
    my old one finally broke (it was from the 1940s), and I need a new one
    I prefer ballhead ones, but I don't really mind other kinds
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  25. Post #345
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    February 2009
    3,272 Posts
    Can anyone suggest any cheap, good alternatives to Pocket Wizards. There's loads of wireless flash shoes on Amazon but I don't know which one is the best to go for.

    Help.

    Thanks.
    Hello?

    Edited:

    What are some good tripods?
    my old one finally broke (it was from the 1940s), and I need a new one
    I prefer ballhead ones, but I don't really mind other kinds
    I dont own this Model, but i know someone who does, and its a brilliant little thing. Anything by Manfrotto is good.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manfrotto-05...2692857&sr=8-1



    Edited:

    You can change the heads too.
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  26. Post #346
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    March 2011
    635 Posts
    Buy the 7dayshop Pro tripod, It can hold a Zenit Securely (and its pretty damn cheap) and its amazing quality for the price

    http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/prod...ucts_id=113304
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  27. Post #347
    churboi austin
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    October 2007
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    Yes but they are still pricey like the 30mm and such
    well yeah, 30mm is a difficult focal length because it has to be retrofocus. not many systems have a good cheap 30mm or 35mm (nikon and sony are the only name brands iirc). the best you could do would be getting an m42 to k mount adapter, and getting one of these
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...All-Categories
    most of the time 35mm lenses are expensive because they are full frame, retrofocus, and have become in demand due to the APS-C sized sensor. I'd recommend Takumar lenses if you decide to go this route, but the 35mm f2 is a bit pricier than the 35mm f3.5, but the latter is not fast in the slightest.
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  28. Post #348
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    October 2006
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    I'm also looking for a decent, but cheap tripod; mine just broke too. I would prefer to keep it between $10-$50. I don't use a tripod often, so I prefer something that is stable and efficient.
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  29. Post #349
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    February 2007
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    well yeah, 30mm is a difficult focal length because it has to be retrofocus. not many systems have a good cheap 30mm or 35mm (nikon and sony are the only name brands iirc). the best you could do would be getting an m42 to k mount adapter, and getting one of these
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...All-Categories
    most of the time 35mm lenses are expensive because they are full frame, retrofocus, and have become in demand due to the APS-C sized sensor. I'd recommend Takumar lenses if you decide to go this route, but the 35mm f2 is a bit pricier than the 35mm f3.5, but the latter is not fast in the slightest.
    Thanks man! I sorta forgot about the adapter haha. These are alot cheaper for the most part.
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  30. Post #350
    churboi austin
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    October 2007
    12,862 Posts
    you're welcome dude! glad to be able to help. but yeah m42 was pentax's old mount, so the lenses should work pretty well on the k mount.
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  31. Post #351
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    September 2008
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    Beginner question time, starting with a small story.

    So far I've just been making sure my photos are in focus and getting the proper amount of light(told via the light meter). To accomplish the later I've been moving a ring attached to the camera. I believe that the numbers on this ring indicate how xth of a second the aperture(?) sill stay open, is this correct?
    The other ring I've been moving is the further away from the body. (not my image)

    The ring that has the 50mm marker on it. What is the name of that ring and what is it controlling?
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  32. Post #352
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    October 2007
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    Beginner question time, starting with a small story.

    So far I've just been making sure my photos are in focus and getting the proper amount of light(told via the light meter). To accomplish the later I've been moving a ring attached to the camera. I believe that the numbers on this ring indicate how xth of a second the aperture(?) sill stay open, is this correct?
    The other ring I've been moving is the further away from the body. (not my image)

    The ring that has the 50mm marker on it. What is the name of that ring and what is it controlling?
    That is the aperture ring, it controls how much light passes through the lens by opening/closing the blades, lower numbers allow for faster shutter speeds and also create shallower depth of field.
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  33. Post #353
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    Are those numbers associated with a unit of measurement?(feet, meters, etc)
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  34. Post #354
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    October 2007
    181 Posts
    Are those numbers associated with a unit of measurement?(feet, meters, etc)
    No, just read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperture, it explains it much better than I can at the moment, I'm fairly inebriated.
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  35. Post #355
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    October 2006
    9,197 Posts
    I just ordered a battery grip for my 1100D and a few spare batteries for my trip up through Italy into Germany. I also got a viewfinder eyecup that will block out some of the excess light always sneaks in; this means no more nose smudges on the LCD as well. (YAY!)
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  36. Post #356
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    September 2006
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    It pains me to say this, But I must sell my T2i. Super sad face...

    I am not saying good bye from photography for good but times are hard so it must go for right now.
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  37. Post #357
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    October 2006
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    It pains me to say this, But I must sell my T2i. Super sad face...

    I am not saying good bye from photography for good but times are hard so it must go for right now.
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  38. Post #358
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    September 2006
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    I know it kills me, but I will have one again. Who knows maybe the t4i will be out by then :D I actually wonder if their will be a T4i...
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  39. Post #359
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    February 2009
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    they really dont make tripods the same as they used to
    m grandpa's tripod was this tiny skinny thing with 3 free legs
    i could bring it anywhere and set it up on anything, and it was so light and perfect
    i cant find any good light tripods now, they all seem to be huge, or really cheap
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  40. Post #360
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    April 2011
    3,165 Posts
    It pains me to say this, But I must sell my T2i. Super sad face...

    I am not saying good bye from photography for good but times are hard so it must go for right now.
    I know I'm not going to be able to afford it, but how much are you asking? Or do you already have a buyer?
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