• Gear discussion thread v. "I own more nifty fifties than cameras they fit"
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hmmm, i'm looking for a replacement for my broken EOS 1N (the lens detection pin in the camera broke off while in my bag, how strange...). I have the choice for either the Canon EOS 3 or the 1V. Both come with a Powerbooster PB-E2, but as i already have a NIB PB-E2, that's not a selling point. I'm wondering what one to buy. Any opinions here about this choice? What would you choose?
1V, it's superior to the EOS 3
Yeah, it's superior in almost every way, but the EOS 3 does have a feature that could be nice that the 1V doesn't have: Eye Control Focus. Okay, maybe this is a gimmick, but it could be a really cool thing, if it actually works though. Anybody here have any experience with the eye control focus on the eos 3? Does it actually work or is it just a gimmick? To be honest this is my only reason why i am in doubt between these 2 camera's.
Bopie has an eos 3 afaik, try asking him.
[QUOTE=Ohfoohy;34794920]Is there a flash used with this? I feel like it'd be impossible to get a high enough shutter speed in that light with f/2.8 Sorry if I sound like a nub. I am.[/QUOTE] Stepped down speedlite + diffuser + 'longish' exposure. [editline]22nd February 2012[/editline] (-2/3 EV ~ 1 EV + 1/50 ~ 1/2) [editline]22nd February 2012[/editline] [img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/259862_161970273870301_135641149836547_413420_4519670_n.jpg[/img] [url]www.outloudz.com[/url]
My tv-production teacher picked up two of these today. (To my knowledge) They're called muse lenses. [img_thumb]http://store.lensbaby.com/product_images/q/436/muse_double__37815_zoom.jpg[/img_thumb] They take pictures like these. [img]http://www.emanuelechiocchio.it/Cars/Works/cat2d/472956397_yxBZe-L.jpg[/img] They automatically give the image that weird stretched look, but by turning it you can make it focus on different parts of your shot(not just the center). But to focus you need to pull it back or push it out. Haven't used it yet, but I plan too.
[QUOTE=credesniper;34808153]My tv-production teacher picked up two of these today. (To my knowledge) They're called muse lenses. [img_thumb]http://store.lensbaby.com/product_images/q/436/muse_double__37815_zoom.jpg[/img_thumb] They take pictures like these. [img]http://www.emanuelechiocchio.it/Cars/Works/cat2d/472956397_yxBZe-L.jpg[/img] They automatically give the image that weird stretched look, but by turning it you can make it focus on different parts of your shot(not just the center). But to focus you need to pull it back or push it out. Haven't used it yet, but I plan too.[/QUOTE] They're called lensbaby muse lenses (lensbaby being the name of the company that makes them). That lens you have creates a [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilt-shift_photography"]tilt-shift[/URL] effect in the photos without, paying thousands for professional tilt shift lenses, with the purpose being a creative rather than a technical intent.
He(my teacher) showed us some he took. The first two were outside and over exposed(possibly because the focal point was in the upper part of the frame catching the sun). The others were just plain out of focus, out of 16 images he took he was only happy with one. Among the collection of equipment he/we/the school has there's also a tilt shift lens. I'd love to take tons of pictures and share them with you guys (we have canon 5ds), but it's a video oriented class so I'm not sure it'd be right to share what I've done here. On another note, I'll be using a canon 5d and a 35mm lens to create something like this. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC17QW_HQZ4[/media] I found a program which does the same thing. The guys in the video modified their cameras internally to do some technical magic. I've already done a few light paintings but they're nothing special.
nice, I'm currently searching for stores where I can get supplies/parts for building lightpainting-tools. We only have like one big retailer for stuff like LEDs but the prices are ridiculous. Maybe I'll get the stuff shipped from Hong Kong or something...
[QUOTE=Fake-XM;34811377]nice, I'm currently searching for stores where I can get supplies/parts for building lightpainting-tools. We only have like one big retailer for stuff like LEDs but the prices are ridiculous. Maybe I'll get the stuff shipped from Hong Kong or something...[/QUOTE]What kind of light sources are you trying to build?
[QUOTE=Fake-XM;34811377]nice, I'm currently searching for stores where I can get supplies/parts for building lightpainting-tools. We only have like one big retailer for stuff like LEDs but the prices are ridiculous. Maybe I'll get the stuff shipped from Hong Kong or something...[/QUOTE] You are better off scavenging LEDs from cheap electronics than buying them. If you don't mind waiting like a month (less if you're in the UK) Dealextreme has cheap flashlight parts.
[QUOTE=credesniper;34812210]What kind of light sources are you trying to build?[/QUOTE] Combining programmable LED strips with an Arduino gives you a really cool tool for example, or simple things like battery powered cold-cathode lights. Never done anything though [QUOTE=latin_geek;34813543]You are better off scavenging LEDs from cheap electronics than buying them. If you don't mind waiting like a month (less if you're in the UK) Dealextreme has cheap flashlight parts.[/QUOTE] That actually sounds like a good idea
My new lens arrived the other day its a 28-80mm f/3.5-4.5 distributed under the Bell & Howell name [IMG]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--RgYFgClobs/T0VFyssIeRI/AAAAAAAAAHE/FxMJOknMl_Q/s640/DSC00009.JPG[/IMG] [IMG]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lsac5cfORuo/T0ZmCUDTA4I/AAAAAAAAAHs/fvjavGFyz7w/s640/DSC00008.JPG[/IMG]
hey frag i'm winning the auction on the 24mm f2 right now! at like $152. super excited. i hope it's not bigger than my 50mm 1.4 lol
[QUOTE=Trogdon;34834448]hey frag i'm winning the auction on the 24mm f2 right now! at like $152. super excited. i hope it's not bigger than my 50mm 1.4 lol[/QUOTE] It's not that much bigger than your 50mm 1.4. Just a bit longer, but not by much.
Alright I can live with that. Just wish I knew what time zone the auction ended in oh wait figured it out. 40 minutes left fingers crossed
[QUOTE=Trogdon;34834951]Alright I can live with that. Just wish I knew what time zone the auction ended in oh wait figured it out. 40 minutes left fingers crossed[/QUOTE] I saw it ended for 172 usd. Did you win it?
YES iwoniwoniwoniwon my internet wasn't working but i put a bid for $175.23 max right before it went out ahhhh so excited. jesus that's a lot of money lol. still super excited.
I'm scared. Have any of the Canon users ever received the "Error 70" message?
[QUOTE=Bigboy855;34836672]I'm scared. Have any of the Canon users ever received the "Error 70" message?[/QUOTE] Err 70 An image related malfunction has been detected. relates to this [url]http://www.sportsshooter.com/news/1217[/url] pretty sure Canon covers this.
[QUOTE=Trogdon;34836352]YES iwoniwoniwoniwon my internet wasn't working but i put a bid for $175.23 max right before it went out ahhhh so excited. jesus that's a lot of money lol. still super excited.[/QUOTE] Congrats. Now you have a lens that i can be jealous of :wink:
[QUOTE=Trogdon;34836775]Err 70 An image related malfunction has been detected. relates to this [url]http://www.sportsshooter.com/news/1217[/url] pretty sure Canon covers this.[/QUOTE] They do and my camera is still under its one year warranty. Unfortunately it's going to supposedly take around three to four weeks to get it fixed and sent back which sucks because I really wanted to take my camera with my on vacation over spring break.
Frag if I ever get the money for a Zeiss I'd Gladly sell this one to you, would be a long time down the road though And sorry about your camera bigboy :( that really sucks
Alright, so my compact broke like, a month ago, and even tho I'm getting my DSLR with my hard-earned money my family needs another one so my sister doesn't steal my camera and break it ten seconds later by trying to focus manually with the switch on AF or something. Can anyone recommend a point-and-shoot for around $125? I've heard good thing about the Nikon Coolpix cameras around that price. It shouldn't be too fragile and take decent pictures. For the love of god, no Sony crap with proprietary memory cards and cables and shit.
Nikon Coolpix is made of absolute shit in my opinion. The Canon Ixus models on the other hand (also in my opinion) are fantastic for a point and shoot carry-around camera - plus there's the chance of downloading the chdk hacks. And they won't break your pocket by the farthest stretch of the imagination. [url]http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK[/url]
Oh yeah, totally forgot about CHDK...
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kind of surprised they didn't add a pop-up flash for studio stuff
[img]http://images02.olx.com/ui/2/74/85/27416985_1.jpg[/img] Damnit, we absolutely [i]need[/i] that popup flash for this to fucking work! [editline]27th February 2012[/editline] Regarding no pop up though, personally I'd rather have a camera that's more sturdy and less likely to let water leak in.
There's no room for a pop up flash because of the prism. You'd sacrifice having a large viewfinder for a pop-up flash. The flash can't practically go anywhere else too.
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