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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2010, 6:31 pm Thread Starter
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breaking the ice

I will break the ice on this forum category.

I am currently using a Pentax K-7 with 18-55 lenses. Plan for future is some telephoto zoom 55-200 / 55-300 lenses. Pretty expensive but I really need those.

I post pictures at http://picasaweb.google.com.au/baiazid/

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2010, 9:11 am
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I wonder how many people here are photographers?

Baiazid, something with too large of a range will usually have some distortion at the ends of the range. Depends on if you notice it or even care about it though. Also, what conditions do you shoot in? you could just get a teleconverter with something like a 55-120 lens. you'll get a better quality lens for the same price, and probable lower f/stop from the better lens will make up for the f/stop increase in the teleconverter.

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Nikon D90
Nikkor 35mm 1.8 DX lens
Nikkor 18-200 VF DX lens

Wanting to get a good 12mm fixed, but don't have the cash for that yet... I think I'm better off getting a flash unit first

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The gear I carry depends on whether the wife is along for the ride.
I always carry my Canon Elph in the tank bag or somewhere handy.
If I can carry the camera bag it's usually:
Canon 5D MkII
24-105 f/4 Zoom
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A few from the 92nd Annual Livermore Rodeo this past weekend.
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Most of the time I just keep a Canon Powershot in my jacket pocket, but after looking at some of the photos over at the ADV site, I've been thinking about upgrading to an EOS and getting a little more serious about my road photos.
And K13 I hope you weren't riding those things!

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Firenailer... Ha, ha... NO! gettin' bounced of a steer a time or two is one thing, gettin' grenaded by one of those bad boys is a whole nother ball game !!!

Well this morning was a "BUELL" kinda day so I went up one of my favorite local twisties - Mines Rd. When I got up to the Junction, about 35 miles from home, this was parked out in front. And while I was talking to the old gentleman that restored the '78 R, this matching, his and hers, pair rolls up. Pics were taken with a little Fuji A360 that I carry in my tank bag.
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I wonder how many people here are photographers?

Baiazid, something with too large of a range will usually have some distortion at the ends of the range.

You are right. I did my studies lately and I have a conclusion: Need a 17-50 f2.8 band. That is so expensive But need because my 3.5-5.6 is not good in low light

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Depending on what you're taking pics of if a higher ISO won't cut it, you can try just using a tripod, external flash unit, or a lens w/ image stabilization.

However, if you want to shoot high speed in low light, that's the price you have to pay. Or try a fixed focus wide-angle lens, those are cheaper. With a high enough mp, you can just crop the excess.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2010, 5:38 am Thread Starter
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Finally got a Canon EOS 7D with Sigma 17-50 f2.8

And Yes, pictures are better. Now I have to learn about manual shooting photography.

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