Austin's Great Big Camera Lesson

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Re: Austin's Great Big Camera Lesson

Postby Ryki » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:16 pm

Wonderful post here! I may have my wife asking questions as she had gotten an entry DSLR to take pics with here recently, Canon T3i with the 55-200 lens as well or at least I believe.
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Re: Austin's Great Big Camera Lesson

Postby Yoshi » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:23 pm

I got the highest model Rebel T3i for the wife too :)

Forget what lens it came with.
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Re: Austin's Great Big Camera Lesson

Postby Nsquared97 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:37 pm

Most likely just the 18-55mm kit lens unless you got one of the bundle deals.
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Re: Austin's Great Big Camera Lesson

Postby Yoshi » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:40 pm

yea that sounds about right
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Re: Austin's Great Big Camera Lesson

Postby ten2doyle102 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:34 pm

18-55mm... junk! Put some decent glass on that thing and you'll be so much happier! :)

Nice write up Austin. I need to get another decent prime lens. I keep going back and forth on what I want to get but it's between the Sigma 85 F1.4, New Sigma 35 F1.4 or the Canon 135 F2L. All are awesome pieces of glass.... but only moneys for one.
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Re: Austin's Great Big Camera Lesson

Postby Yoshi » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:42 pm

it'll work for now. lenses are freaking expensive!
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Postby ten2doyle102 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:11 pm

Yes sir.. :) Gotta pay to play. :) An awesome upgrade general purpose lens for the T3i would be the 17-55 2.8is. Great lens.
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Re: Austin's Great Big Camera Lesson

Postby Ryki » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:50 pm

Larger aperture for low light? I've been trying to see but her stock lens is doing well and the one we got with it does AMAZINGLY for outdoor shots. Hopefully I can get some stuff of German, "Oh yeah, there's a castle on that hill" was my touring experience lol!
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Re: Austin's Great Big Camera Lesson

Postby AustinR » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:30 am

ten2doyle102 wrote:Nice write up Austin. I need to get another decent prime lens. I keep going back and forth on what I want to get but it's between the Sigma 85 F1.4, New Sigma 35 F1.4 or the Canon 135 F2L. All are awesome pieces of glass.... but only moneys for one.


I have the Canon 85 1.8. If you don't already have an 85 I'd recommend one. I love mine.

I just got a Canon 28 1.8. Haven't had a lot of time to play with it yet so I can't tell you exactly what I think of it. Haven't even been outside with it yet. It's a bit wider than I was expecting (for some reason? I'm dumb haha). I am used to shooting with either my 50 or 85 though, so that's probably why.
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Postby ten2doyle102 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:18 am

28 is relatively wide... (Try a 10-22 sometime...) but still very useable.

I have debated many times on the 85 1.8, but I hear a lot of complaining about the ca issues. I wish I could afford the 85 1.2... Mmmmmmm bokehlisous
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Re: Austin's Great Big Camera Lesson

Postby AustinR » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:55 am

Weird. I would regard my 85 as my most sharp lens. I haven't noticed those problems.

85 1.2? TT TT I need a full frame before I bother with that kind of glass.
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Postby ten2doyle102 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:50 pm

The 85 1.8 is very sharp, but chromatic aberrations are more pronounced in area of high contrast.

Agreed on the full frame with the 1.2... But I just can't justify the change now since my lenses are Ef-s only. I'd like to go for a 7D soon.
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Re: Austin's Great Big Camera Lesson

Postby Delanoso » Thu May 16, 2013 4:16 pm

Ha!

I feel like a tard now--didn't realize there were actual photographers here. I just posted a bunch of crappy phone pics of my car because I dropped my camera off at the shop to be cleaned and couldn't wait to get some photos up. I'll post some better ones soon, especially once I get the car running.

It's funny how style affects your visual perspective. I mostly shoot lanscape and close action. I have a full frame body and I've been shooting a 28 but felt like it wasn't wide enough. Just coughed up the cash for Canon's 16-35 2.8L because I'm going to the beach for vacation in a couple weeks.
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Re: Austin's Great Big Camera Lesson

Postby Yoshi » Thu May 16, 2013 5:15 pm

"actual" is a loose term sir lol.
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Postby ten2doyle102 » Thu May 16, 2013 5:44 pm

16-35? Nice glass! :). Doesn't compare, but I just got another prime... Just a 100 f2. ;).
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