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Nikon D3000 w/ 18-55mm Kit Lens, a cheap but fairly reliable tripod. Gonna get a 50mm 1.8 as soon as I can save the cash.
Kodak EasyShare C1013, i saw a camera like the OP's at a old/pre-owned items shop. It was $200 tho. Anyway here is a picture that i got of Google, how can i take a picture of my camera without a camera? And i don't want to be in the picture so Mirror is a no. [img]http://images04.olx.com.au/ui/2/70/18/32816218_1.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=cmrna;28267738]Nikon D3000 w/ 18-55mm Kit Lens, a cheap but fairly reliable tripod. Gonna get a 50mm 1.8 as soon as I can save the cash.[/QUOTE] The 50mm 1.8 won't auto focus on your camera, in case you didn't realise. I would go for the 35mm 1.8, my friend uses it on his D5000 and it's really nice.
Plus the 35 will basically be a 50mm on the crop sensor. Go for the 35mm.
But the priceeeeeeeee. It's 400 to the 1.8's 140. I'm also aware of the lack of autofocus, but I have always heard that the 1.8 was the best choice for a first lens off of kit. Besides, does the 35mm autofocus with my body?
Yes, the 35mm is an AF-S lens, meaning it has a built in focus motor. AF lenses require a body with a built in motor for auto focusing, which is noisy and omitted from low end Nikon bodies. [editline]25th February 2011[/editline] [url]http://www.digitalrev.com/en/nikon-af-s-35mm-f1-dot-8-dx-prime-7585.html?category_id=0&search_string=nikon+35mm+1.8&search_category_id=0&match_type=1&time=1%2C2%2C3%2C4%2C5%2C6%2C7%2C8%2C9[/url] [editline]25th February 2011[/editline] It's also quiet and fast when focusing due to the USM/SWM/whatever motor, which also allows for full time manual focus so you don't have to switch it to manual when you want to adjust focus.
I got the 50mm 1.8 and I can deal with manual focus fine, sometimes I just have to take a bunch of photos first before I'm happy with it. 50mm is restricting in tight spaces so depending on how you like to shoot a 35mm 1.8 might be a better choice, albeit PRICEY!
I've never auto-focused with my 50mm.
[QUOTE=cmrna;28273772]But the priceeeeeeeee. It's 400 to the 1.8's 140. I'm also aware of the lack of autofocus, but I have always heard that the 1.8 was the best choice for a first lens off of kit. Besides, does the 35mm autofocus with my body?[/QUOTE] No it isn't. [url]http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-35mm-AF-S-Digital-Cameras/dp/B001S2PPT0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1298667201&sr=8-1[/url] Also basically here's how autofocus works on Nikon cameras. Being the cheap-asses that they are, anything below the D90 doesn't have an internal autofocus motor. This means that regular AF lenses won't focus on your camera. Regular AF lenses work by using the camera's autofocus motor (which is basically a screw that drives the lens). AF-S lenses, however, have built in autofocus motors, which means it will focus on your camera regardless of internal motor or not. The 35mm 1.8 is AF-S so it will autofocus on your camera. The 50mm 1.8 is simply an AF lens meaning it needs to be driven by the internal motor on the camera, which you lack so it won't autofocus. You could always pick it up and use manual focus, but I wouldn't really recommend that. [editline]25th February 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=MisterM;28274540]I got the 50mm 1.8 and I can deal with manual focus fine, sometimes I just have to take a bunch of photos first before I'm happy with it. 50mm is restricting in tight spaces so depending on how you like to shoot a 35mm 1.8 might be a better choice, albeit PRICEY![/QUOTE] Shit I can not manual focus to save my life. Well I can, but if given the choice, manual focus forever and live or autofocus and die right now, I'd choose death. Manual focus always gives me poor results, and I'm not fast enough to keep up with moving targets.
I haven't manual focused on anything moving except for trying to shoot dirt I was kicking into a river today but that was difficult for other reasons, like trying not to fall in and having a slow burst/buffer rate. I found it difficult at the start but you soon get used to it. I still make mistakes like today where some things seem okay on the camera but on screen a bit blurry. Shoot lots of one thing to get it right. My 50mm 1.8 likes to CA out the arse which isn't nice. Would love me a 35mm 1.8.
Yeah with me it's more of a lack of practice than anything else, but I have neither the need nor desire to substitute autofocus. Only times when I do go manual is when the AF fucks around and doesn't select what I want or when it's too dark for AF to work properly.
Nikon D3100 and the 18-55 mm kit lens. After using a point and shoot for years, it's awesome. This summer I'll probably pick up a lens that could zoom a bit farther, but the kit lens is good enough for the moment. I still have a lot to learn about lenses, but I'm sure a few minutes of Googling can help me there.
Camera: EOS 550D Lenses: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm with image stabilizer and a Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM. Flash: Canon Speedlite 430EZ Memory: 4GB and 8GB cards This is the stuff I use.
[media]http://www.deviantart.com/download/174669416/My_Camera_by_Kieranoleary.jpg[/media] Left -> Right... 1. Flash 2.The Camera (30 year old olympus OM-10 SLR camera) 3.(resting against the camera) Polarising lens cover/filter 4.3 filters are the back:Warm, Sunset & Diffuser Lens 5. Wide angle Lens (will get details) 6. Makinon 80-200mm zooming lens 7.Lens covers(backround) 8. Fitting rings and holder for filters I preference use of 200 ASA film...
Guys, I have a problem I need your help with. I'm using a Nikon D60, which has no internal way of triggering a strobe. I've received a Nikon SB-900 speedlight as a gift and I'm tired of using it on the camera hotshoe. Can you recommend me a reasonably-priced wireless trigger? (the D60 has no PC jack either) Reasonably priced is somewhere under 40 bucks or so.
[QUOTE=Adbor;28321801]Guys, I have a problem I need your help with. I'm using a Nikon D60, which has no internal way of triggering a strobe. I've received a Nikon SB-900 speedlight as a gift and I'm tired of using it on the camera hotshoe. Can you recommend me a reasonably-priced wireless trigger? (the D60 has no PC jack either) Reasonably priced is somewhere under 40 bucks or so.[/QUOTE] something like this? [url]http://www.amazon.com/ProMaster-Deluxe-Camera-Cord-Nikon/dp/B0030S83E4[/url] it's not wireless but gives some extra room or [url]http://www.amazon.com/CowboyStudio-NPT-04-Wireless-Receiver-cowboystudio/dp/B002W3IXZW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1298826543&sr=1-1[/url] found these just by searching a little...
Some fag dissed my olympus last night :saddowns:
Did you let him get away with it?
Yeah, because I know my olympus is a marvelous camera I don't let things like that get to me though, but wtf I was minding my own buisness and he was all like "LmoA whyD u Get oLMYpus"
I love my dads E-500. [editline]27th February 2011[/editline] The Zuiko lenses are great.
Aye, they're not bad for kit lenses at all The fact that it's all lightweight and small really is a + in my books
[QUOTE=Roswell34;28322669]something like this? [url]http://www.amazon.com/ProMaster-Deluxe-Camera-Cord-Nikon/dp/B0030S83E4[/url] it's not wireless but gives some extra room or [url]http://www.amazon.com/CowboyStudio-NPT-04-Wireless-Receiver-cowboystudio/dp/B002W3IXZW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1298826543&sr=1-1[/url] found these just by searching a little...[/QUOTE] Thanks. I know you can find a thousand of them by searching, I was asking for personal input, maybe someone has some experience. I've heard good things about Yong-nuo triggers, can anybody confirm this? What I'm looking for, by the way, is a way to perform proper outside lighting conditions - filling shadows and balancing the ambient, along with a reflector. Therefore I need some range (way more than that puny cable Roswell showed me.
Camera: Minolta X-370 Lenses: Gemini 80-200 MM Minolta 49 MM Minolta 52 MM Flash: Gemini 2202
I'm using a Holga 135, which uses 35mm film. My Flash is a Holga 15B, with little color cards on the front that I guess you can put in front of the flash to capture a different color in the image you are capturing. And I'm using a fish-eye lens. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v625/you666/IMG00409.jpg[/IMG]
I've got your back, fellow hipster. (referring to all the people about to call you one) :v:
I've been called that a lot, but I'm not a hipster. I actually didn't even realize that the website I bought the camera off of was a hipster website. I got the camera just to take fucked up looking pictures, I think they look cool.
That blue color, and the fish eye, triggered my hipst-o-meter.
The fact that it's a holga alone = hipster. And I'm just poking fun, don't get so defensive. I have some pretty glaring hipster-tendencies myself.
I'm not trying to come off as super defensive, just explaining my reasoning. And I can't really claim if I'm hipster or not, since I don't know the true definition of it. But by what I've seen people call hipster, and describe hipster as, I don't fit the description too well.
Meh, it's not like you're rubbing your ~artsyy skilzz~ into our faces.
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