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Don't you hate it when you see people using decent DSLRs for shitty mirror shots? Really pisses me off. Saw this on my facebook wall. First comment was kind of a sarky joke, but she (orange) was kind of annoying me. I was talking to her boyfriend (blue) anyway. [img]http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/7159/allmyrage.png[/img]
Of course, NOW I get snow...
[QUOTE=latirCole;34019532]Anyone heard good things about opteka? Looking to buy a cheap fisheye lens. [url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Opteka-Panoramic-Fisheye-Digital-Cameras/dp/B00281IQRI/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1325540380&sr=1-2][img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41AOjg3ggYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/img][/url][/QUOTE] I just made my own fisheye! Took a lens converter, used a hacksaw to chop it in half, used sticky tape to stick it on the front of my old 18-55 - voila! Fisheye! It's fun to fuck around with, nothing special though. SOOC: [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwinquast/6689488475/][img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7025/6689488475_a107853ffc_z.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwinquast/6689488475/]EDQ_9813[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/edwinquast/]edwin.quast[/url], on Flickr
[QUOTE=Kaburorne;34191416]Don't you hate it when you see people using decent DSLRs for shitty mirror shots? Really pisses me off. Saw this on my facebook wall. First comment was kind of a sarky joke, but she (orange) was kind of annoying me. I was talking to her boyfriend (blue) anyway. [img]http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/7159/allmyrage.png[/img][/QUOTE] Shit like this is unavoidable, just bear with it
so i just taught my neighbor how to use photoshop, and he let me borrow his fisheye converter for my nex and omg what do i take pictures of the quality is nice as hell i just don't know what to take pictures of
Any specific brand of grips I should consider for my Canon 60d? Just has to function, as I am not paying $160 just for a canon brand.
Hear Meike is a good brand for camera grips. Not really sure though
I thought about getting a non branded one. But when i get round to it I'm going to get a canon one. I don't see the point of risking it IMO.
The Canon is magnesium alloy and matches the body perfectly both aesthetically and in weight/ergonomics. I've heard horror stories about 3rd party grips bricking 5D2's, but I'm sure it's rare and rumor spread by fanboys. It just depends on how much you're willing to spend, really. I thought it was a good investment and got the ~authentic~ one.
AHhhhhhhhh. I'm leaning towards the canon one now. It's just hard to spend $170 when I could get one similar for $35.
meike made the grip I use for my D7000, but it's actually a rebranded zeikos. Zeikos-specific stuff is very chunky looking, and kinda square in the hands- [t]http://resourcer.mydakis.com/67540410-a0ef-012e-877b-20cf30bab63e/500/500[/t] (I can't find a picture of the actual button-side of this model but it's the common one. Have this for the D5000, it does its job) but the one I bought as meike for my 7000 looks identical to the nikon-branded one, save for a joystick-style navigator instead of a D-pad, but I love the stick [img]http://nikonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/nikon_d7000_battery-grip-mb-d11.jpeg[/img]
[QUOTE=daijitsu;34213704]meike made the grip I use for my D7000, but it's actually a rebranded zeikos. Zeikos-specific stuff is very chunky looking, and kinda square in the hands- [t]http://resourcer.mydakis.com/67540410-a0ef-012e-877b-20cf30bab63e/500/500[/t] (I can't find a picture of the actual button-side of this model but it's the common one. Have this for the D5000, it does its job) but the one I bought as meike for my 7000 looks identical to the nikon-branded one, save for a joystick-style navigator instead of a D-pad, but I love the stick [img]http://nikonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/nikon_d7000_battery-grip-mb-d11.jpeg[/img][/QUOTE] Where can I find one with a joystick?
may have just been a specific design choice on it, haven't heard of it before this one dig around for reviews of grips on amazon, I'm sure people will mention actually, looking at the grip for your camera, I don't think it has a second navigation pad at all [url]http://www.amazon.com/Quality-Battery-60D-Digital-Camera/dp/B004IYBN1Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326583585&sr=8-1[/url] also I was wrong, my grip wasn't zeikos renamed to meike, it was meike renamed to [URL="http://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Vertical-Battery-D7000-Digital/dp/B0050F2Z4Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1326583663&sr=8-2"]neewer[/URL] [t]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41tm9WG5V3L.jpg[/t] only thing I can complain about is that the AE-L/AF-L button's lettering wore off since my thumb rests comfy on it, but I do not care at all. I know what it does.
Camera cleaning and repair, where can I get it done (doesn't matter if I need it shipped) and how much I am looking to throw down? Need to clean and fix some of the mechanicals of a Pentax K1000.
[QUOTE=Edthefirst;34214830]Camera cleaning and repair, where can I get it done (doesn't matter if I need it shipped) and how much I am looking to throw down? Need to clean and fix some of the mechanicals of a Pentax K1000.[/QUOTE] Repair specialists in your area or state should do the job. Price all depends on how big of a task it is to repair. I'd like to look about cleaning my sensor. Not that I notice its dirty in photos (atleast I think so anyway) but its gonna cost £30 for an hour of cleaning. Do you guys clean or pay for your sensors to be cleaned often? My 35 1.8G seems to be pretty good, a nifty fifty in the full frame sense isn't as particularly wide as I expected but most of my photos have been shot around 30-40mm anyway. Just anxious to ask for family portraits.
i clean my own sensor it was $20 for a pack of 20 sensor swabs, and they each give your sensor a good cleaning. a great investment, has worked absolute wonders for me without actually damaging my sensor (you can be pretty careless with them). the brand i use is opteka
Would you say you have steady hands? Mine aren't too bad, but I'd rather have someone else do it who knows what they are doing.
i don't really. but the whole process isn't too meticulate, it's like cleaning a lens but it's flat. just take a picture stopped down of the sky, and then the dust spots are flipped on the sensor. you just scrub it away, and go back and forth until it looks clean.
Is this a good buy? [IMG]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518RNByJR%2BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/IMG] ♦ 1) Vivitar - Vivitar DF-293 TTL LCD Bounce Zoom Swivel DSLR AF Flash (For Panasonic) ♦ 2) Zeikos - Zeikos 3pc Lens Cleaning Kit ♦ 3) Vivitar - 4 AA High Capacity NIMH Rechargeable Batteries & Rapid A/c D/c Charger ♦ 4) Zeikos - Zeikos ZE-TR26A 50" Professional Photo & Video Tripod w/ Deluxe Soft Case For $129.95~£85 [URL="http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Capacity-Rechargeable-Batteries-Cleaning/dp/B0046CDE10/ref=sr_1_18?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1326562035&sr=1-18"]http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Capacity-Rechargeable-Batteries-Cleaning/dp/B0046CDE10/ref=sr_1_18?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1326562035&sr=1-18[/URL]
quite a ripoff
[QUOTE=cueballv2themax;34222383]quite a ripoff[/QUOTE] thankyou, just wanted to get an opinion because I haven't the faintest of idea about external flashes which is what I was looking to buy, just saw this with tripod etc and thought it might be worth it
From the Dakar rally: [img]http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/dakar_2012/bp5.jpg[/img] Extreme point and shoot photography.
prolly felt good
How much do you guys think i'd get in instore credit if I traded in my old Canon Powershot S5 IS and 430EX speedlight? The camera is in pretty decent shape, lens needs to be cleaned though, and the speedlight looks and performs almost as if it was brand new save for a bit of dust on it.
I'm sorry for using photobucket for these but I made a Film USB drive [URL=http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff400/CommunistCat/?action=view&current=DSC00011.jpg][IMG]http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff400/CommunistCat/th_DSC00011.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff400/CommunistCat/?action=view&current=DSC00010.jpg][IMG]http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff400/CommunistCat/th_DSC00010.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
Still can't get the confidence to ask family for a portrait, fear of rejection or something? Not sure how to start again as I haven't shot anything particular with the 35 1.8 I got.
[QUOTE=MisterM;34227821]Still can't get the confidence to ask family for a portrait, fear of rejection or something? Not sure how to start again as I haven't shot anything particular with the 35 1.8 I got.[/QUOTE] they're your family, i'm sure they would help you out.
[QUOTE=MisterM;34227821]Still can't get the confidence to ask family for a portrait, fear of rejection or something? Not sure how to start again as I haven't shot anything particular with the 35 1.8 I got.[/QUOTE] You'd probably be better off just going out with some friends and snapping some stuff. That said, just take it easy and be like "hey come outside right quick I wanna try something with this lens." Keep it light and casual, the more you make it a 'thing' the more uncomfortable it is for everyone, including yourself.
[QUOTE=/B/rother;34227845]they're your family, i'm sure they would help you out.[/QUOTE] I know, could be my way of dealing with things which they'd acknowledge. I'll wait a few days and see since I'm not going back to London for a week.
Hey I'm doing a new college project and the unit is "what does extreme mean to you" I was just wondering what peoples thoughts on what it meant to them are? So far i've gone with a post apocalyptic theme but i'm not sure what else i could do.
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