• Gear discussion thread v. "I own more nifty fifties than cameras they fit"
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oh yeah i guess i didn't take into account the larger prism. and i know it's not necessary, it's just a bit cheaper than radio trigger (but then again you probably have money to spend if you have a mark 3 in the first place). do the rival nikons have popup flash or is the 7D like the highest end camera with a popup
What's a Nikon D40 with the kit lens (18-55mm) worth? There's one on craigslist for $250, I could probably get it for 180-ish
[QUOTE=Trogdon;34900296]oh yeah i guess i didn't take into account the larger prism. and i know it's not necessary, it's just a bit cheaper than radio trigger (but then again you probably have money to spend if you have a mark 3 in the first place). do the rival nikons have popup flash or is the 7D like the highest end camera with a popup[/QUOTE] Only the 'full size' flagships don't have a pop up flash. The D3 has no flash, but the D700 does, the size of the viewfinder in the D700 is a bit smaller.
A person I know on facebook is selling an EOS DS6041 I've been meaning to get a dslr for a while, and I've had my eye on a d5100, but I could get this from him for probably under $200 Is it worth it? Or should I just wait until I can get the d5100?
[QUOTE=NeoTurtle;34906564]A person I know on facebook is selling an EOS DS6041 I've been meaning to get a dslr for a while, and I've had my eye on a d5100, but I could get this from him for probably under $200 Is it worth it? Or should I just wait until I can get the d5100?[/QUOTE] From a creative point of view, you can make art with either, but from a technical point of view, the D5100 is generations ahead of the 300D and so has a lot better image quality (modern Canon equiv of the D5100 being the 550D/600D).
I'm only a few weeks away from having enough to get the D5100, so it's worth the wait then. Thanks.
[IMG_thumb]http://i.imgur.com/g2n2I.jpg[/IMG_thumb] Never posted my gear, shot using a point and shoot. I have so little equipment I included a tri-pod I use for film. The glorious camera in the center(still working, just waiting for film to ship) is a no 1a pocket kodak, then my Olympus Om-1 with 50mm lens. Original leather case missing an o (says lympus), and in the lens case next to it a 135mm. I dislike the point and shoot I used, something seems off. Don't let the image mis-guide you of my skill, this was done simply to share what I have.
Didn't the 3100 have a better cost-to-benefit relation compared to the 5100? It's fairly new aswell.
[QUOTE=latin_geek;34911670]Didn't the 3100 have a better cost-to-benefit relation compared to the 5100? It's fairly new aswell.[/QUOTE] 5100 trumps the image quality of the 3100
Honestly, 5100 is a pimped up 3100 with extra filters and some fiddly things like HDR, selective coloring etc I've used both and the 3100 is better in my book especialy for the price -edit- Only thing I consider better on the 5100 is the sensor but still, the image quality difference isnt big
the 5100 has a much better sensor than the 3100, and the price difference isn't even that huge and if you want to do video, there's no contest, 5100 hands down
my friend has a 5100, I have a 3100. In terms of photos, the only thing I've noticed is that he can get away with higher ISOs which is kind of nice, but for video his is amazing because of the flippy screen and microphone jack. For just pictures though I think it would be more worth it to get a D3100 with kit and a 50mm lens or something
[QUOTE=Alcapwne;34931280]my friend has a 5100, I have a 3100. In terms of photos, the only thing I've noticed is that he can get away with higher ISOs which is kind of nice, but for video his is amazing because of the flippy screen and microphone jack. For just pictures though I think it would be more worth it to get a D5100 and a 50mm lens or something[/QUOTE] I'd get the kit lens. It has VR, The [Nikon] 18-55 is sharp wide open and it's far more versatile than being stuck at 50mm. A 50mm f/1.8 G (yay autofocus) would be a nice purchase once you "grow out of" the 18-55 and want to try some new techniques that incorporate a shallow depth of field.
[QUOTE=Roll_Program;34931503]I'd get the kit lens. It has VR, The [Nikon] 18-55 is sharp wide open and it's far more versatile than being stuck at 50mm. A 50mm f/1.8 G (yay autofocus) would be a nice purchase once you "grow out of" the 18-55 and want to try some new techniques that incorporate a shallow depth of field.[/QUOTE] ah I meant D3100 with kit and 50mm as opposed to D5100 with just kit, mistype :P
i have too many lenses, thinking about selling some and trying to consolidate down to nicer lenses, plus i hardly even use them. i want to sell my Minolta 7000 with 50mm f1.7 (oily aperture) Vivitar FD 500mm f8 mirror Vivitar FD 28-200mm 3.5-5.3 Canon FL 100-200mm 5.6 Canon FD 70-150 f4.5 Canon FD 50mm f1.8 Canon FL 35mm 3.5 Canon FL 28mm f3.5 i want to save money for a contax 35mm f2, i wonder how much i could get for all of these. i know the mirror and the minolta lenses would score me the most cash. ebay would be tedious though :/
Silly beginner question about how to identify a lens/name one. example: Canon FL 28mm f3.5 <Brand> <?> <length of lens> <?> What does FL and FD stand for, and what does the end bit represent?
<Brand> <[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_FL]mount[/url]> <length of lens> <[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperture#In_photography]maximum aperture[/url]>
FL and FD describe the mount of the lens, the f stop represents the maximum aperture. none of them are spectacular lenses, and i realized that i don't use a lot of them so i have no use for them. only keeping my mom's old ones because they are sentimental, and my 55mm f1.2 because it's a fantastic portrait lens on my aps-c sensor. [editline]29th February 2012[/editline] oops i'm late
-snip- My merge :(
[QUOTE=credesniper;34932743]Silly beginner question about how to identify a lens/name one. example: Canon FL 28mm f3.5 <Brand> <?> <length of lens> <?> What does FL and FD stand for, and what does the end bit represent?[/QUOTE] FL and FD are referring to the type of mount the lens has. The bit that says f3.5 is referring to the aperture of the lens. Stupid ninjas!
we have a lot of informative ninjas here haha. but hoping i can get around $200 for all of them (the minolta will go for at least $60 and the mirror lens for $80), i'll put it towards a new lens eventually. in my crop category i have (the equivalent of) a 24mm, 35mm, 85mm, and a 300mm so i just need a good 50mm equiv then i'm done with lenses for a very long time. got all my lenses listed, heres hoping i get some sales!
I'm still not sure whether to get the D5100 or the D3100. While video isn't a priority of mine, I'd definitely like to have that option open. And when I choose, I'm not sure whether to get just the camera with a kit lens or something like [url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-D5100-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-18-55mm-G-VR-DX-AF-S-Zoom-Lens-Kit-USA-/200715073193?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item2ebb8cf6a9#ht_5179wt_1139]this[/url], which comes with: [quote] 1. Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera & 18-55mm G VR DX AF-S Zoom Lens - Factory Demo 2. Nikon Starter Digital SLR Camera Case - Gadget Bag 3. Transcend 16GB SecureDigital Class 10 (SDHC) Ultra-High-Speed Card 4. Vivitar 52mm UV Glass Filter 5. Zeikos ML-L3 Wireless Shutter Release Remote Control for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras 6. Precision Design PD-57TR Photo/Video 57" Tripod with Case 7. Precision Design USB 2.0 SecureDigital (SDHC) High-Speed Memory Card Reader 8. Precision Design 6-Piece Camera & Lens Cleaning Kit 9. Precision Design Memory Card Storage Wallet 10. Digital Camera/Camcorder Universal LCD Monitor Screen Protectors 11. ImageRecall Digital Image Recovery Software 12. Free Prints from Clark Color Labs[/quote] It seems like it'd be handy to have things like the tripod, SD card and wireless trigger, especially since this bundle is only like $60 more than just the D5100
wow thanks for suggesting me the d3100 over the d5100 like a week ago and now flipping your opinion turnways forum!!!!11 Still getting the D3100, because it's cheap as fuck and from the samples I've seen audio in videos is pretty good besides I just know i'd force and break that moving screen thing
also I found out you can't use wireless triggers on the D3100 the hard way, keep that in mind if you care [editline]1st March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=NeoTurtle;34941101]I'm still not sure whether to get the D5100 or the D3100. While video isn't a priority of mine, I'd definitely like to have that option open. And when I choose, I'm not sure whether to get just the camera with a kit lens or something like [url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-D5100-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-18-55mm-G-VR-DX-AF-S-Zoom-Lens-Kit-USA-/200715073193?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item2ebb8cf6a9#ht_5179wt_1139]this[/url], which comes with: It seems like it'd be handy to have things like the tripod, SD card and wireless trigger, especially since this bundle is only like $60 more than just the D5100[/QUOTE] don't get that, half the stuff you'll never use and the rest you'll be able to get cheaper individually most likely
Oh yeah that's a con in like every review I can buy a $5 one from DX and give it a longer cable, or maybe wire an intervalometer to it. Too bad it uses a proprietary plug, if it didn't I wouldn't even have to buy the thing.
A little backstory, my dad left my family about 9 years ago. I learned that he was a photography enthusiast when he was young so I decided to go into the attic and try to find his old equipment. I found his old studio equipment! I played around with the stuff and holy god was it fucking hard to carry it down, it weighs around 80 pounds if I had to guess. The studio light case had 3 tripods, 3 lamps, 4 hoods, an umbrella, a diffuser box, a bunch of wires, and light filters. All of these stuff are pretty old, my dad stopped getting into photography after I was born. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/ndetZ.jpg[/IMG] Took me like 3 hours trying to figure out how to make this work haha... I've never had experience with studio equipment before. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/yecfZ.jpg[/IMG] The 80 pound case on wheels. My aunt also told me my dad had a Hasselblad and a Nikon F4. So far, I found a Zero Halliburton suitcase and in it has one or the other. I just don't know the combination... and neither does anyone else in the family... So if anyone knows how to break a Zero Halliburton suitcase call me up :). I did find his Nikon F4 box and in it had a bunch of medium-format film. My first experience with medium-format film, it's really awesome. I'm hoping to develop them myself. I already develop my own film. I don't think medium-format film is that much different. I'll post pictures of his cameras when I find them... As for me, I own a Canon T2i with a Sigma 50mm f/1.4, Canon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5, and 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6. But I'd rather dedicate this post to my dad. EDIT: I finally cracked open the case by starting from 000 and working my way up. Very very tedious work. But I finally got it open! Lo and behold it was my dad's Nikon F4 and not the Hasselblad, so it's hiding somewhere around the house... in another locked case... But that's besides the point, when I picked up the F4 I found white crust around where the battery pack is. Which means the battery has leaked and dried for a good 12 years and now I can't open the battery pack up because it's jammed with good ol' white crust. This is probably a stupid question but is there any way to open up the battery pack of an F4 besides the switch? I really want to get it working again.
You'll probably have to have it fixed and restored, don't leaking batteries pretty much destroy the device?
[QUOTE=Salkyne;34952803] EDIT: I finally cracked open the case by starting from 000 and working my way up. Very very tedious work. But I finally got it open! Lo and behold it was my dad's Nikon F4 and not the Hasselblad, so it's hiding somewhere around the house... in another locked case... But that's besides the point, when I picked up the F4 I found white crust around where the battery pack is. Which means the battery has leaked and dried for a good 12 years and now I can't open the battery pack up because it's jammed with good ol' white crust. This is probably a stupid question but is there any way to open up the battery pack of an F4 besides the switch? I really want to get it working again.[/QUOTE] You can very delicately use vinegar (light corrosion) or a baking soda solution (heavy buildup) to dissolve that crust... I would try that. But (obviously) be gentle, don't wanna mess that thing up.
It's a really heavy buildup if I had to guess and I tried putting a bit of WD-40 on the lever where you open the pack up but it doesn't seep through the cracks so I don't think the baking solution will work either. This is looking to be hopeless :(.
Send it to a store or something [IMG]http://www.ojodigital.com/foro/content/attachments/86260d1281428180-nikonf4_01.jpg/[/IMG] that thing looks sexy as fuck and it would be a shame to have it unable to shoot pictures
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