• Gear discussion thread v. "I own more nifty fifties than cameras they fit"
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Got a LensPen.. 'tis godly for keeping my lenses cleaner than a nuns vagina.
[QUOTE=Dumb User;35696681]Got a LensPen.. 'tis godly for keeping my lenses cleaner than a nuns vagina.[/QUOTE] I have a couple on the way :) They are awesome.
the stuff I thought was condensation inside the lens appears to be solid, so I can't gently clean it like I hoped by unscrewing the front elements and getting in there, gotta remove it completely to work on stuff . Probably would look OK if I shoot with it, sans weird speckles inside bokehspheres
"bokehsphere" sounds like another one of those terrible terms like blogosphere :v:
Can somebody reccomend me a good DSLR wrist strap? Thanks in advance :)
I literally now own three 50mm 1.4s. Thread title challenge accepted, and accomplished.
I'm thinking of a 35mm 1.8G for my D5100 since it's a crop sensor...
Just got the X10, wow, I've never owned a good camera before, the thing just exudes quality, I'm going to enjoy this.
[QUOTE=Dumb User;35709388]I'm thinking of a 35mm 1.8G for my D5100 since it's a crop sensor...[/QUOTE] Chromatic Aberration can be quite bad at times and the bokeh is hit or miss. Its a very sharp lens regardless and a fun one to use on crop as its closer to 50mm. I bought a Hasselblad 500 C/M. Couldn't resist one that's in good shape and recently serviced. Should arrive in a week. That's me sorted now!
[QUOTE=Uber|nooB;35709015]"bokehsphere" sounds like another one of those terrible terms like blogosphere :v:[/QUOTE] I prefer "Bokeh Balls" myself. It's better if you read it in Kai Man Wong's voice. [sp]"Booowkeh Booowls!"[/sp]
BOOOHHRRRKAEEEEHH [QUOTE=Kill coDer;35709364]I literally now own three 50mm 1.4s. Thread title challenge accepted, and accomplished.[/QUOTE] but can you take on the final boss
This may be useful to some of you. It's a negative scanner. [url]http://bensoutlet.com/products/kodak-4x6-scanner[/url]
okay guys, i am trying now to make the ultimate film solution. so a couple weeks ago i sold my minolta 7000 with my faulty 50mm and after getting prints back, i have decided that i miss the fuck out of it because none of my other film cameras work as well as it did. so someone on craigslist is selling a 7000 with a 28mm 2.8, 70-210 f4 (main reason i'm interested), and a 35-70mm f4 for $160. i totaled it up and ebay would run around $300 i would also like a better body, and i'm looking at a minolta 9xi with a 50mm 1.7 for $140 on ebay (lens runs around $90 and body for $60 separate, so good deal) because the shutter is 1/12000 and has pentaprism vs pentamirror so in total i'd be spending $300 which is about 2 weeks of work, but i'd get a sweet body and 4 lenses, should i take the plunge? i can offset the cost by selling my olympus om1n with the 50mm 1.4 for over $100 on ebay, as i believe i have a working canon body now so my manual film stuff is covered just want to know some opinions, because after getting my roll of film back i realized this is something i want to do more, and the minolta is a better way to future proof myself as i plan to stick with sony as my digital system (backwards compatible with all minolta A lenses)
I finally managed to summon the patience to bring out nearly all the cameras and the courage to show them of! I hope I'm not being "that guy" I feel a bit weird by showing this but on the other end I just wanted to share it with people who may appreciate this stuff. [SUB](click to enlarge, up to 4 inc... I mean the picture)[/SUB] [t]http://www.emanuelemonaco.com/images/random/sorry_for_the_crap_photo.jpg[/t] From top to bottom and left to right. ([highlight]highlighted stuff was bought by my dad[/highlight], the other stuff was bought by me) DIY Pinhole (exposes photo paper directly instead of a negative) Made by my dad in the early 70s. [highlight]Sigma 18mm f3.5 M42[/highlight] Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 Mamiya 210mm f4 (Medium format) [highlight]Beirette Junior II 35mm film (from the 60s)[/highlight] Canon 600D (I use it 95% for video) with a Pentacon 135 f2.8 M42 (I bought it used on ebay) [highlight]Polaroid Image System E (bought to replace an unfortunately lost SX-70)[/highlight] Vilia Russian plastic viewfinder camera (a gift from a neighbor) Nikon F80 with a 50mm 1.8G [highlight]Zenit E with 58mm f2 Helios[/highlight] Nikon D700 with Samyang 85mm 1.4 Mamiya M645 1000s with 80mm f2.8 Waist level viewfinder and a non metered prism (got it recently I'm loving the WLF and I also got an adapter to use the lenses on my Nikon and they are super sharp) [highlight]Yashica Electro TL X with 50mm f1.4 Yashinon[/highlight] [highlight]Nipole flash (uses one shot bulbs)[/highlight] [highlight]Franka flash[/highlight] Nikon SB900 2 * 5 roll boxes of Portra 400 (the new one) 120 [highlight]Sekonic 248 Light meter (seems to be way off lately)[/highlight] Ilford XP2 Super for 35mm Zoom H1 (usually it sits on top of the 600D with a dead cat, not literally, meow) This was shot with my dads (formerly my first DSLR) Canon 1000D with the 18-55mm kit (he also has got a Sigma 8-16mm for it which I didn't get in the photo). [B]EDIT: [/B][QUOTE=Trogdon;35734874]okay guys, i am trying now to make the ultimate film solution. so a couple weeks ago i sold my minolta 7000 with my faulty 50mm and after getting prints back, i have decided that i miss the fuck out of it because none of my other film cameras work as well as it did. so someone on craigslist is selling a 7000 with a 28mm 2.8, 70-210 f4 (main reason i'm interested), and a 35-70mm f4 for $160. i totaled it up and ebay would run around $300 i would also like a better body, and i'm looking at a minolta 9xi with a 50mm 1.7 for $140 on ebay (lens runs around $90 and body for $60 separate, so good deal) because the shutter is 1/12000 and has pentaprism vs pentamirror so in total i'd be spending $300 which is about 2 weeks of work, but i'd get a sweet body and 4 lenses, should i take the plunge? i can offset the cost by selling my olympus om1n with the 50mm 1.4 for over $100 on ebay, as i believe i have a working canon body now so my manual film stuff is covered just want to know some opinions, because after getting my roll of film back i realized this is something i want to do more, and the minolta is a better way to future proof myself as i plan to stick with sony as my digital system (backwards compatible with all minolta A lenses)[/QUOTE] I'd go for it, especially if you like shooting with it!
[QUOTE=Trogdon;35734874]okay guys, i am trying now to make the ultimate film solution. so a couple weeks ago i sold my minolta 7000 with my faulty 50mm and after getting prints back, i have decided that i miss the fuck out of it because none of my other film cameras work as well as it did. so someone on craigslist is selling a 7000 with a 28mm 2.8, 70-210 f4 (main reason i'm interested), and a 35-70mm f4 for $160. i totaled it up and ebay would run around $300 i would also like a better body, and i'm looking at a minolta 9xi with a 50mm 1.7 for $140 on ebay (lens runs around $90 and body for $60 separate, so good deal) because the shutter is 1/12000 and has pentaprism vs pentamirror so in total i'd be spending $300 which is about 2 weeks of work, but i'd get a sweet body and 4 lenses, should i take the plunge? i can offset the cost by selling my olympus om1n with the 50mm 1.4 for over $100 on ebay, as i believe i have a working canon body now so my manual film stuff is covered just want to know some opinions, because after getting my roll of film back i realized this is something i want to do more, and the minolta is a better way to future proof myself as i plan to stick with sony as my digital system (backwards compatible with all minolta A lenses)[/QUOTE] Hi, Idk what I'm doing, but I say go for it.
the guy sold the minolta and all the lenses *cue gif of shooting self in the head* guess i'll buy the 9xi in the meantime though, just wait for a sweet deal on another 70-210, and buy a maxxum 7 down the road
Found a 28-135MM f3.5-5.6 canon lens for 250 on craiglist. kind of tempting . any thoughts?
[QUOTE=PenguinKris;35748851]Found a 28-135MM f3.5-5.6 canon lens for 250 on craiglist. kind of tempting . any thoughts?[/QUOTE] Quite a nice lens. I have been searching for that lens as well quite some time now. Review: [url]http://emedia.leeward.hawaii.edu/frary/canon_ef28_135usm.htm[/url]
Just bought it. :)
Am I reading this wrong, or is the Leica M9 only £450 in China? [url]http://www.amazon.cn/gp/product/B007NUQC8Y/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&s=photo&psc=1[/url]
Price: ¥ 59,999.00 & eligible for free shipping why Temporarily out of stock, can be ordered now. (After the arrival, cash on delivery order, we will mail notice you; Super Saver Shipping, we will mail notification of direct sales and shipping ) from Amazon .
So recently I was told Ken Rockwell's site is a pile of shit Therefore I ask you, Facepunch, are there any cheap prime lenses ($250 or lower, I guess) that will allow me to take better low light pictures? I've heard wonders of the 35mm f1.8G AF-S DX. Also, are the "alternative" lens brands any good? (Tamron, Sigma and such)
Ken Rockwell's site isn't a pile of shit, Ken Rockwell is a pile of shit. :v:
[QUOTE=David Tennant;35750382]Am I reading this wrong, or is the Leica M9 only £450 in China? [url]http://www.amazon.cn/gp/product/B007NUQC8Y/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&s=photo&psc=1[/url][/QUOTE] Make that more like £6000. You converted in Japanese Yen instead of Chinese Yuan. Although a Leica M9 for £450 would have been awesome. One can always hope I guess.
Aha I see, makes sense.
Out goes my FD 600mm f/4.5 with 1.4x FD-EF Extender, in goes this beauty: [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/leevmeister/7125149581/][img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7104/7125149581_90d6875d9b_c.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/leevmeister/7125149581/]Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM Version I[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/leevmeister/]Leevmeister[/url], on Flickr With no added payment, just 1 on 1 trade. Very nice deal if I do say so myself.
Is IS a necessity when shooting video? Most of the wider angle (not L lens) lens don't have it.
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If handheld, IS is important. Else primes, or anything with constant aperture even when zoomed, with the proper filming gear (steadicam, dolly, etc.) is usually what you'd want to go with so there is no need for IS. Not a pro, or anything for that matter, but that's what I seemed to read on different websites. Feel free to prove me wrong, would help me as well.
Okay. Just curious. On to a new question. Filters. Do you guys have any filters or use any regularly? Why should I use one? What are the benefits?
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