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All discussion and questions related to gear should take place in this exact thread.
Redirection to this thread for questions is encouraged.

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>>3464713
You can try it, but do a lot of example shots in tricky lighting (read: not perfect studio light or sunlight). If the issue comes out it looks like inconsistent AF, some are in focus, some are not. If the shots are not completely consistently in focus then it is most likely a lemon, it is impossible to adjust.
I'd suggest going for the Tamron 15-30 instead, even if it is only f/2.8.
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I'm looking to move from a Canon 70D to a mirrorless setup soon- the two cameras I'm between are the Sony A6300 and the Fuji XT20. Does anyone have experience with both? My biggest gripe with the 70D is that the AF is not good enough for fast action shots (and I just want a smaller camera)- I know the Sony is supposed to be really good for that, but I definitely like the controls on the Fuji more.
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>>3464807
Sony has not released a lens for apsc format in half a decade.
Fuji has no 3d party lenses, thanks to them being bitches about af support.
Pick your poison.
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>>3464771
Thanks for the thoughtful reply. I found out it’s online purchase only but it has a 30 day any reason return policy + a year warranty (which I think I would be able to argue shit autofocus as a reason) for 450 I pulled the trigger and will just ship it back if it’s shit.
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>>3464807
>with the 70D is that the AF is not good enough for fast action shots
You do realize that fast action shots as in sports, wildlife and whatever needs practice and a good technique regardless of gear? Instead of looking for excuses to buy new gear you will use the same shitty way you should be concentrating on improving your technique.
The 70D is more than capable of many tricky shots.

tl;dr: git gud, scrub
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>>3464807
your 70d will be better than any mirrorless for sports thanks to a bigger PDAF sensor
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>>3464552
bump
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since you just mentioned autofocus, i have sort of a general question about it.

i have a number of eos film cameras from 1987 up to a 5D of 2005. with each year and generation they add more and more af points.

am i doing something wrong by turning all of them off except for the center one? that's how i'm used to shooting with basic film cameras and with multiple af points they sometimes lock onto a branch or something blowing in front of the subject.

am i missing out on something by turning them all off, and what would be the scenario where you would use all 9 of the 5D for example?
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after visiting the local store its even harder for me to decide between the x100f and the xe3 fuck my life
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>>3464714
At which point do you decide to spend a grand on a slightly better prime lens than what you already have?
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>>3464872
The moment the slightly better things will change a lot for you.
Or when you are a gearfag.
What are the differences?
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>>3464831
>>3464833
You guys are absolutely right, however I'd still like to go for one of those two for the size benefits- the 70D is just too big for me to take around as often as I'd like.
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>>3464881
>You guys are absolutely right, however I'd still like to go for one of those two for the size benefits- the 70D is just too big for me to take around as often as I'd like.
I'd take a Fuji over a Sony. I find Fuji cameras to be a lot less frustrating to use than Sonies. But I don't think either of them are going to give you autofocus performance that'll work better than a 70D.
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>>3464847
>am i missing out on something by turning them all off, and what would be the scenario where you would use all 9 of the 5D for example?
The extra AF points are mainly useful for two things:
1. Shooting at narrow depths of field
2. Continuous autofocus tracking

So, for instance, if you're shooting f/2.0 on a tight headshot, being able to put your autofocus to focus right on the subject's eye where it is in the frame rather than focusing with the center point and then recomposing will give you a better hit rate on in-focus shots. Focus-and-recompose necessarily changes the plane of focus slightly when you move the camera (by changing the angle you're pointed at mainly, but also by giving your body a little extra time and motion to sway out of perfect focus). So you'll always have better focus if you focus right where you want to focus.

And it helps AF tracking because there are more focus points that can track your subject to keep it in focus.

If you don't often shoot moving subjects or shallow DoF shots, you're fine just using the center point. Especially on a camera like the 5D where the extra points are (a) kinda shitty non-cross-type AF points, and (b) all clustered pretty close to the center AF point anyway.
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What would you recommend for a hobbyist just starting, I'd like to shoot in RAW so I can try editing, and play with depth of field, and shutter speed etc, Will be shooting landscapes, canals, architecture and street.
I'm currently using a phone and practising composition
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>>3464904
Your phone can shoot RAW. On Android you need the Camera2 API enabled and iPhone has had it for a while. If your droid phone doesn't have Camera2 Api enabled you can turn it on by flashing a custom bootloader. Use Open Camera on Android and whatever meme app iPhone uses then use RAW+Jpeg. Dump the images into photo editor of your choice and play about.
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>>3464904
Mirrorless crop, kit lens + adapt some ancient shard, twist focus ring, become a gearfag hipster.
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>>3464888
why do tripfags tripfag?
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>>3464904
do you want point and shoot or a real camera
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>>3464915
Smartphone killed the point and shoot star.
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>>3464914
4chan provides a small percentage of ad revenue to any users whose posts drive traffic to the site, but you have to use a secure trip code to take advantage of that because otherwise there would be too many ways to game the system. I usually make around $10-20 per month from it which, sure, isn’t much, but it’s enough for a few beers down at the local pub.
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>>3464881
Get a premium compact as an always carry
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>>3464847
I use my DSLR with center point only 99% of the times, there is nothing wrong with it.
Also the center point is usually the most sensitive and most accurate on fast lenses.
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>>3464921
Better than being a janitor.
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>>3464921
>>3464933
Isn't it sad, tripfags are paid but janitors aren't
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>>3464921
>4chan provides a small percentage of ad revenue to any users whose posts drive traffic to the site

wait wat

am i taking the bait or is this real because we live in hellworld
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>>3464915
>I'd like to shoot in RAW so I can try editing, and play with depth of field, and shutter speed etc
One that does what I mentioned and cheap
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>>3464921
lol are you getting 20/month? that's good. My top was 12

when I convert to brland moneys, it can afford me some good beer or even some snacks.
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>>3464855
I have an x100t and I love it. But I also have a D750 with professional glass throughout the focal range. It's a nice side camera, one you'll bring with you everywhere. But it's not preferable in every circumstance. AF is slow as hell compared to a proper DSLR. Takes a few seconds to turn on. Shit battery life.

But fuck, it's fun as hell to use.
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>>3464855
I had exactly the same dilemma. I ended up going for an xe-3 and a 27mm pancake lens. It was the best option for me since I also have some old pentax lenses that I like to adapt. I also found the little delay for the EVF on the x100t long enough to annoy me. Also ergonomics aren't as good. The only thing i miss is the in built nd filter and the flat 35mm equiv lens. Otherwise I'm pretty happy with my decision.
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>>3464955
Your phone. No point buying a shitty p&s for what you already have in your hands 24/7.
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>>3464987
My phone can't do those and it's cumbersome to change white balance and iso etc
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>>3464916
and yet point and shoots are better than they've ever been
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>>3464987
You must be joking right even point and shoots are way way fucking better than a phone and no normal person is going to root their 800$ phone just to shoot raw and still have a shit camera interface with limited control and no physical controls.
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>>3464955
Just looking around as i dont really get into point and shoots but this looks like a pretty nice camera for the price good reviews and meets your criteria.
Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 300$ on B&H
It even has standard full DSLR style controls including full manual and built in flash
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How much does shutter count matter when buying used?

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Just a heads up Ebay is doing 24month financing for 2 years but it has $2 min. interest for purchases over $600. So that's $48 in total extra overtime.
Any idea why the hell canon released the SL3 if the Canon M50 exists?
Did they do it to stop people from REEEING about how DSLR is better than Mirrorless?
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>>3465015
>why the hell canon released the SL3 if the Canon M50 exists
Because Canon, watch them repackage same camera but turn on 4k dpaf and call it 80D mark ii next
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>>3465015
>Any idea why the hell canon released the SL3 if the Canon M50 exists?
Because they believe they can make a profit selling both models of camera. Shouldn't this be in the /sqt/?
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>>3465041
>>3465038
Based
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Best EF-S lenses to try out on my new Techart III adapter for my a6000? Already getting the Canon 24mm. Have Sigma 16m and Sony 35mm for E-Mount already.
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>>3464904
Lumix LX100 II
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>>3464991
Most people don't need to root their phones to enable RAW. It became standard with Android Lollipop which was years ago.
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>>3465145
>buying a new phone for a software update
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>>3465003

Shutter count is like mileage on a car. The lower it is the more you can sell for. For example, I sold one of my 5DIIIs for $1500 with 70k and then one with 150k for $1000.
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>>3465162
Lollipop came out in 2014, how old is your phone? Jesus.
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I would like to try out macro photography but I don't have much of a budget to spend on a lens. Using my D3500, 50mm f1.8D and an extension tube, is it possible to "get started"?

I noticed the tube takes away a ton of light so if I get into it, where do I go from there?
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>>3465168
Macro takes away light, that is how it is. Use a macro flash or longer shutter speed and tripod
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>>3465003
That thing's beat.
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Hello friends,
What's the best lens wrench?
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>>3465174
It's still okay for hobby shots, probably gets a little bit inconsistent with exposure on high shutter speeds.
Since it is a high end body it was rated for this much and more, and there is surely replacement available
If it's cheap then I'd get it.
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>>3465175
The one you have with you
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>>3465168
Don't worry about the light. Worry about the depth of field. If you are doing high magnification macro you are going to be at like f16 either way. The extension correction is a very small part of the light loss when you look at it that way.
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>>3465003
A high end camera can go beyond that easily. A lot of them hit 150k in just their first year alone. I'd trust a D300 to go more than 150k, wouldn't worry too much about buying it.
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are cheap Kodaks worth buying?
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>>3465224
How cheap is cheap?
New it's going for around 150€
Kinda struggling to find any proper specifications for it though

Apparently it's a JPEG only camera, so no RAW
You could definitely get a used (or maybe even New) bridge camera with a richer feature set.

Really for the money you could get an older DSLR along with a kit lens

I don't think there's anything too wrong with Bridge cameras, but no RAW would be an absolute dealbreaker for me
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>>3465224
Only if you can get it for like $15 at a thrift store.
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>>3465226
>Really for the money you could get an older DSLR along with a kit lens
Is any used DSLR around that price tag good enough, or is there something more specific to look for (or to avoid)?
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>>3465172
>>3465203
Thanks bois.
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>>3465232
Avoid getting one with 100k's of actuations or one that's been dropped.

10 megapixel is plenty, look for robustness and ease of use. Maybe a D300 with lens.
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>>3465246
>>3465232
Seconded on the older Nikons
I myself am coming from a Bridge camera and looking towards upgrading to one of those

So far I've found D80, D300 and D3000 all in the 150€ price range

I do have a question about actuations.
How much is considered to be a lot? Most of these adverts claim to be in the 15k-20k range.
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>>3465249
I have a D3100, should probably have bought the D300, seems better made for a similar price.

Manufacturer publish an estimated life expectancy. Entry level Nikon lasts about 100k.
If it's not beaten up, 20k is more than alright.
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D750 or 5D MkIII?
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>>3465259
As a 5D Mark III owner, I'm a huge fan of the 5D Mark III. So I'd recommend that. It's the only camera I've ever used that never gets in the way of me taking pictures.

That being said, the D750 definitely has a few bells and whistles that I wish the 5D3 had (tilty screen and wifi being chief among them).
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>>3464881
The 70D is a great camera, an XT20 or A6300 would be a complete sidegrade. If you want a compact, get a compact, APS-C mirrorless is still not small enough to fit into a jacket pocket. You may find yourself disappointed with what mirrorless is actually like once you've already spent all that time and effort swapping over. I sure was. Went back to Canon but up to FF immediately thereafter.

>>3465137
You bought an expensive AF adaptor to use Canon EF-S lenses on your Sony. Why?! EF-S lenses are pretty unremarkabe and the FF lenses are wasted on your APS-C sensor.
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>>3465279
>and the FF lenses are wasted on your APS-C sensor.
Goddamn you're dumb
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>>3465224
rebadged shit with weird specifications 24-1008mm 1:3.0-6.8? No raw? Bridge cameras are pretty universally shit.
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>>3465271
That wifi is shit, you are better off with an Eye-Fi card, which works on a 5D3 as well. The tilty screen is boss, my MX-1 has it and it is the way to go with modern cameras IMO. Flippy screens are shit
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>>3465259
the d750 is a cheaper body with worse build quality but offers more, the 5d3 is a pro level body but offers less.
I think the question here is what ecosystem you want to buy yourself into.
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>>3465259
Pentax K-1
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I am looking to retire from cosplaying and would like to move towards doing cosplay photography in the future.

So far I have absolutely zero experience with photography.

I am looking to purchase a DSLR that doesn't suck ass but isn't too fancy or expensive.

I have no problem with buying used if there is enough of a supply (I'm in Europe).
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>>3465344
Stay the fuck away from /cgl/, I tried looking over there for tips and they photoshop the fuck out of everything and make people's faces look matt
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>>3465347
I stay away from cgl for years now, but thank you for the input :>
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>>3465344
Any mid range APS-C DSLR: Canon 70D/80D, Nikon D7100/7200, Pentax K-3/K3II/KP
A 50/1.4 for portraits and a 24-70/2.8 FF equivalent for events (16-50/2.8, 16-85, 17-55, Sigma 17-50/2.8 etc...)
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>>3465300
>the question here is what ecosystem you want to buy yourself into
I just can't commit, both have pros and cons, I'm suffering from information overload at this point.
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>>3465377
flip a coin. Both will do what you need.
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>>3465376
Thank you for your response.

Hope you have a nice day.
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>>3465377
Then just listen to me, a confirmed canon fanboy: get the Canon.
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>>3465379
No fucking doubt dude. The fact that the holy war is eternal means that basically any ecosystem between Sony, Canon, and Nikon are all basically equal.
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>>3465377
Then just listen to me, a confirmed Sony faggot: get the Canon.
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>>3465377
well, which one looks nicer?
I like nikon bodies more but the lenses look god awful compared to canon lenses which are pure sex.
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>when your cheap compact has option for manual focus, a focal length adaptive hyperfocal setting and full manual mode
Damn. I just got a cheap GR.
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>>3465484
>sensorlet
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>>3465486
>when a set of features automatically make you think about gear instead of taking photos
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>>3465488
I think of gear AND of taking photos.

Checkmate atheists.
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>>3465486
APS-C is a pretty good size
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>>3465502
Actually it is a 1/1.7 sensor. But the lens is boss, f/1.8-f/2.5
And the sensor is BSI.
And the camera fits into my pocket.
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>>3465175
>>3465187
Pls lads
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>>3465377
Nikon's turning to cheap Thai/Chink shit.
Go Canon.
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>>3465279
>expensive
it was like $100 on ebay
>Why?!
EF-S 24mm STM. Sony has no equivalent. I already bought and am selling the 20mm because it's fucking trash
>EF-S lenses are pretty unremarkabe
the 55-210mm has some great review, almost universally better than the sony equivalent. I also would like to try out some more expensive Sigma lenses only available for EF and, if they don't work on techart, then I'll sell the techart and buy the MC11 and manually hack my EF-S 24mm to fit it. this video sold me on it BTW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U74uFswGztg
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>>3465506
you talking about the x100f?
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>>3465592
My MX-1 arrived :3
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Anyone have experience with the Ricoh GR III? Debating on upgrading from a Ricoh GR I to either the II or III because I want the wifi feature.
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>>3465634
If you only want the wifi then it does not worth an upgrade. built-in wifi never does, I don't know why but camera manufacturers just can't seem to do it right.
You are better off with a wifi card like the Eye-Fi or Flucard, the GR I probably supports the Eye-Fi. It is fast, reliable and easy to work with.
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>>3465591
EF-S is for APS-C bodies only, you're gonna get crazy vignetting on a FF Sony body you dolt
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>>3465645
I have an a6000 retard. Where did I say anything otherwise?
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>>3465659
Why is your a6000 retarded?
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>>3465411
>tripfag
>loves Canon
Nikon it is.
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>>3465729
That's fine. The Nikon is a great camera too, from what I've heard.
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>>3464714
Any thoughts on the Nikkor 200-500 5.6?
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whats a cheap ef mount slr? my eos 650 works but drains the battery even when off so fuck dat ting.

pic unrelated
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>>3465773
it's a pretty long lens
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>>3465779
For u.
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Just got a sigma 120-300, seems bretty good to me.
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>>3465784
I'm looking for longer than 300mm
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>>3465786
How long exactly do you need?
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>>3465789
Long enough for a big guy
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>>3465789
I'd be for wildlife on a D810, so 500-600 would be best. Also kinda thinking there 300mm f/4+1.7x tele (the f/2.8 is out of my budget, which is around $2k).

Just started looking today, so I haven't really checked out 3rd party options yet.
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>>3465791
Ahh, you need a sigma 200-500,
or if you don't mind the quality and want something a bit more subtle a Nikon p1000
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Should i give sony a thousand gbp for 70-200/4 or wait until tamron makes one? I want auto focus 70-200.
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>>3465792
honestly I would really suggest just saving up longer and going for the sigma + its 1.4 TC
I have shot on it and did not fall in love with it. I shoot a D850 and have generally stuck with Nikon, but they seem to have issues with longer lengths.
I love my 24-120 F4, but I have shot with basically every Nikon telephoto and they are good, but not the best.
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>>3465798
oh or, the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S which is 200 dollars of from sigma right now which is a really nice lens but not quite fast enough for me.
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>>3465798
The Sigma 300mm prime?

Is it af, iq or what that makes you say that?
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>>3465800
No I don't love the nikon 300mm prime f4, I prefer the sigma 120-300 f2.8 over it.
Look at >>3465799 this lens if you want the reach.
The sigma 120-300 is Stabilized AF .
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>>3465801
Ah, wasn't sure which sigma you were recommending in the post I replied to. Thanks for the options. I'll probably rent them next week and see which works best.
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>>3465804
Renting is always a good option, though what state are you in as there are some rental houses that don't necessarily show up on google that are better than lensrentals.
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>>3465805
Alabama
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>>3465806
Ahh pity, I am west coast so I can't speak to Alabama.
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>>3465807
There's not really shit in the South. About every third decent sized town has a camera shop and there's only a handful that rent in the region. Best thing we have going is up in Huntsville there's an unclaimed baggage store where you can get deals from time to time.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-bZCUdN5MI
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>>3465249
I'm this person & I'll be probably buying into Nikon fairly soon

Anyways, I've browsed around and found a D80 for 100€, It's old and all, but it's ~150€ cheaper than anything else
Gonna go have a look this Saturday, obviously not set on getting anything until I see how it is and even then I may just browse some more for something a bit more this decade.

Regardless if I get this one or not, I'm pretty set on Nikon because they seem to have the most established ecosystem in my country, judging by the used market at least

I've been looking at some lenses and the naming notation confuses me a tad

Is a Tamron AF Asphetical LD 28-200mm f/3.8 - 5.6 (IF) any good?

I definitely want something around 200mm and this one absolutely stands out at just 50€ with everything else being much more expensive
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>>3465830
Also as I browse through the adverts, a lot of the lenses have fungus in them

Is that really that common? How big of an issue is it and how do you resolve it
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>>3465833
Fungus loves eating your lens.
It's delicious.
It's nice inside, the UV filter protects from deadly sunlight.
It can't be helped, lenses have fungus.
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Recommendations for speed lites for a Panasonic camera? Want to do real estate photography
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>>3465830
>28-200mm f/3.8 - 5.6
So, some stuff just from these numbers:
If you see a lens that has more than around 3x zoom (the longest focal length divided by the shortest, so this is 200/28 which is around 7x), it's a super zoom.
Super zooms are basically universally shit. They have to compromise a lot on image quality for that long of a zoom range, possibly even to the point that no point in the range will be worthwhile.

When you see a range for apertures instead of a single aperture number (like f/3.5-5.6 instead of f/2.8), that generally indicates the lens is lower quality. It doesn't mean it's a bad lens, just that it's on the not as good side of the range.
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>>3465836
I mean that used to be true, but the sigma 150-600 50-600mm F5-6.3 but that is a modern production super zoom.
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>>3465836
Right
Soo I'm looking for something with a smaller range of focal length then

If I were to get a D80 I'd get an 18-55 with it anyway

And the 28-200mm I'm fairly sure I'd be constantly using fully zoomed in
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16-55mm Fuji vs 18-55

Which?
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>>3465834
This is why I always throw away the UV filter the idiots give for "free"
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>>3465838
And if iq is important to you, over half of those zoom ranges are often unusable, especially if there's any kind of contrast to the scene to pop the fringing out.

You can make good super zooms, they just weigh 50+pounds and cost $100k.

>>3465845
The 200 for portraits? Maybe find like a 200mm f/4 D prime
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Is a Canon EOS M50 a worthy upgrade from a Canon Rebel T5/1200D?

I might take some videos, but my main focus (90%) would be stills.

Right now I can't stand the T5 due to its old autofocus more than anything else, though it's also quite bad in low light.
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>>3465835

Anyone?
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>>3465860
If you want to switch to another system try Fuji X-E series
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>>3465858
No, both the tamron and sigma super zooms have good enough image quality that your average consumer is not going to notice and even then you really need to pixel peep to see any issues.
Is it comparable a 500mm prime? no, but those are also 3x the cost.
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>>3465858
I'm on a bridge camera right now with an equivalent focal length of 38-380mm & I'm often times wishing I had just a little bit more

So I suppose I should look for something in the 300 range then?
I've been enjoying the little bit of macro photography, but I suppose I'm open to trying other things

The 28-200 just stood out because it was cheap
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does anyone know if the pocket 4k can output 4k60 over hdmi? i want to use it for streaming
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>>3465871
time for the nikon p1000
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>>3465869
Dude, godawful fringing isn't "good enough" and doesn't require pixel peeping.

Also $2k lens is above "consumer" level.
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>>3465878
*extends barrel*
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>>3465871
I kinda want to tell you to forget about long lenses, just get a 35mm or 50mm and zoom with your feet. Add in some cheap extension tubes to play with macro and you're good to go.
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>>3465878
Want to shoot the moon?
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>>3465886
Have you ever actually shot with the sigma? I the fringing is basically non existent.the tamron has some problems but it is still usable.
Are you one of those basic bitches that shoots with nothing but primes because, Muh pixel peeping shows some super minor color fringing in extreme situations?
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>>3465871
Try a 70-200 and just crop if you want tighter? What was the physical zoom range on that bridge camera?
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>>3465892
I suppose minimum focus distance plays a part in it too
On my bridge fuji it's 90cm with macro mode, though realistically it seems to be more along the lines of 130cm

If I could get in closer with a shorter focal length I'd probably get better results

And I'm working with a 5MP sensor right now, I'd have a bit more room to crop in with a DSLR
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>>3465896
*extends Lens barrel*
Nothing personal kid
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>>3465902
That's what the extension tubes are for.

https://digital-photography-school.com/extension-tubes-close-up-photography-lesson-2/

Not as good as a true macro lens, but still capable of getting great results
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>>3465905
It's kind of gamble unless you know that certain lens renders sharp close ups with extension. You can also reverse adapt manual normal prime to get poor mode macro.
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>>3465854
Depends on what you want to use it for.

I use the 16-50 XC, it was dirt cheap but gives great IQ for the price and weighs next to nothing. A bunch of the gearfags on diaperreview prefer it to the 18-55 but I don't have any personal experience with that lens. I'll probably upgrade to the 16-80 if it's decent though.
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>>3465725
Lol. Gottem.
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>>3465838
Yeah, the 150-600 is nice.
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>>3465899
I’m with this anon. I never have fringing issues with my sigma.
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>>3465729
newfags like you literally can not go wrong with Nikon or Canon. Can not.
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>>3466036
unless you need to do astrophotography go sony.
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>>3465856
Hot tip. Thanks anon
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>>3466037
I've never heard that. Why is that?
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>>3466040
Sony has some inbuilt long exposure nr that eats stars. It does not eat all the stars but for those astro nerds it is a huge problem as it eats any single-4 pixel star.
But if you don't need that sony is basically the way to go right now. I shoot Nikon because it is what I am used to and can be asked to change, but the Sony stuff right now is really excellent quality.
That being said be careful with it in harsher conditions as the weather sealing is not the best.
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>>3464714
just picked up two cameras for 6 bucks
Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
Nikon Coolpix S202

any one ever use these models?
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About to drop $700 on new omd em10 mark II with 14-42mm IIR and 40-150mm f 4.0-5.6.
Can anyone tell me if the EZ lense is worth? All i've read is that it becomes a pancake lense, but the IIR has better image quality according to some people.
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>>3466057
I have the SD1200 IS, and just installed CHDK on it. I'm a noob, so I'm not really sure how evaluate technical characteristics like dynamic range and color accuracy or whatever. but it seems to offer similar sharpness to my iphone se, takes like 3 seconds to save a raw, and is super noisy. Though I have more fun shooting with it than I do with a phone, due to the viewfinder and it having a shutter button.
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>E mount can't do fast apertures
>0.95 lens out

kek, nikon boys DOA
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>>3465376
>Any mid range APS-C DSLR: Canon 70D/80D, Nikon D7100/7200, Pentax K-3/K3II/KP

Would the Canons EOS 200D be too cheap/bad?
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>>3466134
>needing an electron microscope to focus
No thanks
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>>3466135
You have to understand that Canon and Nikon low end cameras are seriously gimped. The 200D is good for a somewhat better vlogging camera but not for serious photography.
You will want the better AF and better bright pentaprism viewfinder of the mid range models.
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>>3466139
I see, so anything below 70/80D levels would be a waste?

760D/77D or 750D/800D for example
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>>3466139
also thank you for your reply*
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Can anyone recommend me lenses for my 70d that won't break the bank? I have a 50mm and two shitty zoom lenses I got with it 18-135 and 18-55
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>>3466139
what features are missing?
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>>3466139
LOL, way to mention two of the least important features of low end versus high the cameras.
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>>3466173
What are the most important ones then?
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lets talk real for a second
can I justify selling my whole dslr setup and switching to aps-c fuji (instead of full frame sony) because "its more fun to shoot with" and it has the "cool retro look" and "the jpgs out of camera look so good"
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>>3466146
what are you looking for? zooms? primes? tele? wide?
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>>3466149
Dual control wheels, non-plebshit oriented UI (read: UI is designed for work efficiency and easy workflow), more precise AF, more AF points, better control of AF points, viewfinder is bright and large instead of the dark tunnelvision pentamirror of the low end, body is built for durability, has weather sealing (needs a weather sealed lens for a complete seal, but it won't brick if the dew or light rain is setting on it)
Basically the low end is designed for introduction into photography and not designed to last, not designed for easy workflow either, so you have to upgrade to continue. It is better to start with mid level bodies so you don't waste your money on the low end.
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>>3466177
>it's more fun to shoot with
it's fun to shoot with my DSLR as well, I don't see the point

>cool retro look
can work to your advantage, people will be more open to some with a cool retro looking camera, streets and portraits of strangers are much easier. Basically you lose the creep look, just don't act creepy, no amount of retro look can make you look good if you give off the creepy vibe

>the jpgs out of camera look so good
no real point here, post processing RAWs will always beat in-camera JPEGs. Can work with strangers if you can send some "cool looking" instagram tier photos of them right away just don't forget to shoot in RAW+JPEG
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>>3466047
>Sony has some inbuilt long exposure nr that eats stars.
Note that you can disable that, but of course, back comes the noise.
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>>3466192
That's literally the big deal, you can't disable it.
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>>3466192
What is laughable is Pentax also has a mandatory baked in noise reduction that doesn't eat up stars.
How hard could it be to not fuck up this badly?
Sony couldn't be arsed to fix it in its more recent cameras let alone giving out a software update fix or just the ability to turn it off completely. Shows how much they care about their userbase.
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>>3466139
>>3466186
Would you consider any of the Rebels in that same category? Even T6i or T7i?
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>>3466186
Dual controls are a fucking meme, I have 100D and 5DmkI and prefer ergonomics of the rebel where I can just hold a button to modify the setting wheel is changing.
AF joystick on the other hand is quite useful
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>>3466182
I feel like I need all of the above
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What do you guys use to edit photos? I've been using a laptop but with brushing and healing I feel like it'd be really nice to have a Wacom tablet or maybe an iPad with a stylus. I definitely want the whole system to slip into a backpack.

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>>3466206
>Dual controls are a fucking meme
You are the only person in the world who feels that way.
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>>3466206
They're super useful. The held button to modify can affect both wheels as well like this
>hold ISO button
>rear wheel adjusts ISO
>front wheel toggles ISO auto or manual
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I would like to use my Rokkor 58mm 1.2 on a digital fullframe. Is a used A7 (first model) a reasonable purchase for that specific purpose?
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>>3466236
>Rokkor on A7 y/n
Yes. I'm not a huge fan of the A7 line, but most of my issues with it disappear when you mount manual focus glass on it, and it's cheap as heck and your only other options for that lens are an EOS R/RP or Nikon Z6/7 which are a lot pricier.
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>>3466205
As someone who started with mid range and saw a lot of plebs going with the cheapest option then complain they need to upgrade after a month but now have no money, I highly recommend buying a mid range body. Look at the used market, there are good bargains to be found, just be sure to check the background of the seller. Photographers generally take good care of their stuff. I got my whole system used or B-stock, for less than a new premium lens on a Canon/Nikon system.
Also to add to the above feature list: flip out screen is a big no-no, tilting screen is boss
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>>3466214
A good wired mouse and the intelligent brush in LR is all you need.
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>>3466214
have a look at the surface pro line from microsoft. i gave mine to my brother for his uni stuff but used it some time to edit photos and it was pretty nice, although slow sometimes (mine had only 4gb ram)
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>>3466255
Lenovo yogas tend to be a better value
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Im thinking about finding myself a zuiko 85 f2 to complete my OM lens lineup/adapting and to have something in that focal length/speed. Anybody can tell me what is the bargain price on these? Everywhere I look prices tend to be quite high for even those in almost shitty state. Also are they worth it? Maybe 135mm 2.8 Zuiko for portraits?

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>>3466348
85mm and 100mm are always some of the most pricey lenses for any mount, especially for vintage lenses. Since they can be used for commercial portrait work, weddings, and other ventures they're pretty valuable still. Wide angles tend to be pricey too.

Your best bet is staying on the hunt and keeping your eye out for auctions for more than one week instead of giving up. Eventually you'll get one for a decent price but don't expect a real bargain. Just save up in the mean time.
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>>3466349
Yea, but the price + shipping to Easter Yurop+taxes makes me think to just go with 75-150f4 that I have and save some more for sigma 85 art series lens instead
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I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a blackmagic pocket cinema camera 4k, I just have a few questions:

1)So I understand it's only usb 3.0 so it can't record raw to an ssd? what sort of cfast cards and prices would I be looking at then?
2)I want to use it for photos as well but I understand it doesnt have preview and the sensor gets cropped to 8MP? Would I still be able to pull off good images with it that are comparable to to something like a gh5 or a7iii (Im pretty sure it's no contest)
3)Any word on the battery expansion packs release date?
4)Just how bad is the autofocus on it? I know it doesn't do tracking focus which kinda sucks.

5)Does anyone own onr and have anything they'd like to share about it, or if possible some images they've taken with it (preferably macro)?

Thanks
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>>3466348
>>3466349

One good option for a cheap 135mm is the Nikkor Q f2.8, I think i paid $40 for mine and it's great. Pleasant smooth rendering and super comfy colors since it's only 4 elements. It also has a built-in collapsing hood and sexual build quality. Richard Haw did a pretty good article on it.

https://richardhaw.com/2016/04/21/repair-nikkor-q-135mm-f2-8/
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>>3466368
Bmpc4k is serious vid cam, primarily inteded for fixed, and rigged shooting with constant manual focus. You will need to spend plenty of cash money to get the most out of it, and it's not suitable for many vid genres, including photography.
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>>3466403
Photography is a vid genre?
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>>3466244
Shoot. Guess I have more pondering to do.
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>>3466244
But thank you though. I appreciate the anecdote.
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6D or D610?
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How the fuck do you suppose the guy who names the Canon models hasn't been fired yet?
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>>3466471
Huh? It's far more straight forward than Nikon.
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>>3466472
It’s about equally insane as Nikon. Or Sony for that matter.

Fuji is off to a nice start with their scheme, although if there’s more than 9 X-T cameras, it'll get fucked up when the new high-end X-T10 overlaps the first-gen midrange X-T10.

I’m confused as to why literally no camera makers have ever just gone with plain old <camera line><integer> without the whole “you have to count the digits and check the first number to know where it relates to other cameras, and sometimes higher is better but other times lower is better and you just sort of have to know and memorize it” bullshit.
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>>3466469
they're both shit, the d800 is 10% more expensive
someone give him the canon equivalent as well
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>>3466472
Are you kidding? All their low end stuff has completely different names in different regions. That shit is wack.
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>>3466478
have you still not understood it yet?
if they have order and sense with just numbers e.g 12d-25d it'll just feel like the same and they can't advertise it as new.
see; iphone x, windows 10 and adobe CC.

they are doing it on purpose
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>>3466489
I think if it were a marketing ploy, it would be marketed in a less confusing way than the numbers now.
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>>3466487
They do that to combat the grey market, which makes me wonder: Does anyone even deal grey market gear anymore, at least in the U.S.?
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>>3466495
just for one second, imagine buying a nikon d36 which is the 36th full frame prosumer camera they've made, but it's brand new right?
it'll sound like it'll be "outdated" very quickly
now, if they made a namechange to something like a d01 it'll sound like the hottest new shit to most people, it'll sound different and that's what they're trying to achieve. it's to make it sound new and different.
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>>3465175
I've managed to remove a couple of these rings by covering the ring in gorilla tape to give it some grip, then pressing a rear lens cap onto it and twisting. Probably wouldn't do this on a lens I really cared about but it hasn't caused damage for me so far.

There are some wrenches on amazon that are cheaper than your pic related, but I haven't tried any of them either.
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>>3466469
>>3466486
5DS R

maybe 5DMKIII, age-wise
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>>3466403
its not good for moving around / amateur work? i know its got no stabilisation but it it that bad?
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Looking for a good travel camera am tossing up between:
Fujifilm X-T30 vs Sony A6400
Any thoughts? I had also considered the Ricoh GR III but felt like the fuji and sony won over that.
Looking for:
Compact (Smaller than big dslr)
Good for low light photography
Under $2000 for body
*Dont really care about video capabilities
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>>3466535
5Ds R isn't at the same price range as 6D and D610 tho
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>>3466469
>>3466535
>>3466538
yup, it's pretty much a tossup between a 5d3 or d800
take your pick
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>>3466537
I think you should look at the lens selection, if you haven't already. I personally didn't like the E-mount aps-c lens selection, and wasn't really interested in buying the bigger, costly FE lenses.
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What sort of mft lenses should i be looking at? i want a cheap one for close ups and a bit more expensive for normal shots
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>>3466537
Lenses are all that matter. I never understand this hyper focus on the camera body. Look at the lenses, buy the body that allows you to use the lenses that excite you. I bought into Fuji because of the f2 trinity. Other people are excited by the Sigma trinity on e-mount. Camera bodies come and go every other year but lenses stick with you for years.
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>>3466557
Exactly right. Also the sigma trinity lenses are really huge and heavy, so the 6400 looks/feels kinda goofy on it.
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So here's my current situation:
I own two bodies (Sony a6300 + Canon 6D) + 3 lenses (18-105 f/4/ for the Sony and 24-105 f/4 + 70-200 f/4 for the Canon)
I mostly use the Sony for video (which I shoot mostly these days) and the Canon for photography.

Instead of lugging around two bodies all the time, I was thinking of just selling both and getting an a7III, which I could use for pictures and videos.

Should I do it? Not having a backup body is kind of worrying but I want to travel a lot next year and having all that extra weight could get annoying
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>>3466557
>>3466542
What lenses do I need in my kit? I usually just use a prime/standard (35mm or a 50mm) and a wide (14mm)
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>>3465271
b-but daddy Northrup told me the nikon is superior in every single way
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>>3466630
is that why he uses canon?
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>>3466707
White cyclorama. Duh.
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Currently working with a Canon t3i with EF 18-55 and a 10-18. Kinda want to go smaller for more mobility but don't want to sacrifice quality. Was thinking mirrorless for more control or a good point and shoot for travel. Any reccs? (Was looking at 80D for DSLR upgrade, but that can wait if I find others)
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>>3466710
I wish I had the space for that.
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>>3466725
Get a premium compact, LX-100, Pentax MX-1(, Pentax Q and Nikon 1) are quite cheap and have good image quality for an everyday carry
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>>3466725
You can get a Canon M mirrorless body, which has the advantage that you can get an EF to EF-M adapter that'll give you full use of the lenses you already have. Downside to that is that the future of M is a wee bit iffy, although compatibility with EF-S/EF-M lenses (with the adapter) mitigates that somewhat.

Other options include:
1. Sony, which also has the advantage that there's an upgrade path from an a6x00 series camera to full frame if you switch over to Sony entirely. And you can even get adapters to mount your Canon lenses on the Sony with... some compatibility. Depending on how much you pay for the adapter, ranging from "Not bad" to "Absolute shit, so you'll have to use it in manual focus mode". Also, I personally hate Sony's user interfaces and find their cameras super frustrating to use.
2. Fuji. Great user interface, great controls and ergonomics, but I don't think there are any decent EF-S to Fuji adapters as of yet, and Fuji glass is priiiiicy.
3. Go balls-out and drop $1300 on an EOS RP. Sell your lenses and get new ones, either EF or RF. All the advantages of the 80D and then some, plus it's smaller than your T3i, plus FULL FRAME, plus it's the most likely mount to survive the current mount shakeup that Canon's going through.
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I have been redirected to this thread. As I have said in my thread. I run a campus newspaper. Meaning im a student, i.e. I am broke. But I want to upgrade from my shitty phone camera and up the quality of the newspapers, my employer for whom I also work for wants me to start taking pictures.
Now again I am broke which means that there aint much green in my pocket. I have 3 used cameras in my budget, but I dont know which one to choose. They are all the same price. If you HAD to choose between a Sony Alpha A350, Canon 1000D or Olympus E-510 which one would it be and why? They all come with factory paired lenses except the Sony which comes with a Minolta 35-80.
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>>3466891
Canon, but don't go below the 1100D. Maybe try to get a used SL1/100D
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>>3466891
Which market are you working with and what's the budget you're on?

On my specific market a Canon 1100D by some stretch of logic actually averages higher in price compared to a Nikon D7000

Look around a tad more desu, you can probably dig out a mid range camera deal somehow, a lot of people in the used market seem to price according to how old the camera is rather than the tier it's supposed to take up.
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Any reccs for gimbal heads?
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is the anon who recently got the 45mm 1.8 Tamron here?
how're you liking it so far? How's the corners, color and sharpness?
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Should I get a used Canon 6D with two batteries and charger for $750 as a first camera? Haven't asked about shutter count or specifics about care and previous usage, but it looks to be the only reasonable deal around my small city.
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>>3466956
That's not a bad price if it's in good shape, but personally I'm not a fan of the full frame rebel... Rather have essentially any newer prosumer crop.

I'd tell you to wait/look more, but the camera is just fine. It's perfectly functional, but be warned, that era of Canon sensor sucks at low light and the raws have very little latitude. You'll have to get good with exposure.
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>>3466956
don't bother getting a entry level full frame when these two are just a tiny bit more expensive used >>3466540
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>>3466964
Ah shucks I missed it was full frame. nvm
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>>3466968
you might as well get full frame when you're starting out, get a cheap 50mm 1.8 as a starter lens
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>>3466972
So many mixed messages, cuz.
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>>3466974
well what lenses were you going to pick up? and why are you reluctant to buying full frame?
if you're just starting out and unsure if you want to get into photography get an old prosumer APS-C with a 18-55mm lens, won't be that expensive that way but leaves something to be desired.
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>>3466977
I don't know, man. Flexible kit lenses that come with bundles seem like reasonable starts for street and some portrait.
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>>3466982
the best start for photography is a single 50mm or 50mm equivalent lens, that'll force you to get good while at the same time giving you extremely good low light and image quality but it doesn't beat versatility of having a standard zoom lens.
a lot of street photographers shoot 35mm or 50mm only because it's perfect for street photography and photography in general in my opinion.
if I were in your shoes I'd get an APS-C camera with a 35mm lens(which turns into a 50mm equivalent in a crop sensor) and then starting to practise, I did the mistake of getting a 18-135mm lens a long with a 18-55 when I was new and I got a 35mm instead and never looked back, kit lenses leave a bad taste in your mouth.
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One more before I give up hunting local for the night -- Here's a T5i with three lenses, Canon EF 50mm, EFS 55-250mm, and EFS 18-55mm all for $400. Seems like a fuck of a deal.
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I'd love taking this kind of photos using myself as model. what's the best way to shoot this kind of self-portrait? i have a Sony A7

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I'm trying to upgrade from a D3000.
Is a new d5x00 a good idea? I mostly do portrait and tend to shoot in low light
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Fast 35 full frame lens that fits Sony mount or can be adapted? I make video during the night time and I'm looking for something better than my nifty fifty
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>>3466991
fuck no
used d7100/d7200 or a $700-800 full frame body if your budget allows for it
glass is much more important for low light but the d3000 is using extremely old sensor technology that anything new will help
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>>3466999
Any data on used cameras in spain? Cant find anything from here
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>>3467000
dunno but just buy internationally from ebay even if shipping might be expensive sometimes
just follow the guidelines of buying used equipment on ebay and you'll be fine
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>>3466956
Get a used Pentax K-1 and FA 50/1.4
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>>3467014
I wish pentax was more successful, the K1 is such a great camera, would've been perfection with good autofocus
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Tl;DR: What would be a good (used) upgrade to a T2i & 40D for someone that has been renting 5D Mark IVs under $1000 USD?

Longer: I'd like to get my sister a new camera.

She has been renting for quite awhile for weddings, maternity, and couples shoots. Probably 5 weddings a year on big boy gear. Most of the time she's using a 5d Mk IV, but the costs are adding up. It's unsustainable even though her contracts have equipment rental fees. Plus, this limits photography to these events only - no chance to develop more outside of contracted events.

Her personal cameras are a T2i and a 40D. I shoot on an a7r II mostly just for fun, but second shoot for her when she needs help. I let her use my camera the last time we were out and she produced some pretty magic stuff.

She's got a $300 giftcard to Samy's. I'd like to help her out but don't really know what a good middle ground is. She has an 85mm 1.4, 50mm 1.2, 70-200mm II, and a couple other lenses so switching to Sony mirrorless would be harder since I'm sure she'd need to adapt. Her bread and butter is at 85mm, and the Sony isn't THAT expensive, so it's a thought. Ideas?
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>>3466141
If you’re just starting out I don’t see why one of those wouldn’t be just fine, especially if you’re not doing wildlife/sports/other kinds of shooting that are more demanding. Some of my favorite images I captured with my 750D. I say get a less expensive body and put savings from that towards better glass.
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>>3467063
70D or 80D would be the obvious upgrade from what she has.

Looks like the 5D Mark III has finally hit sub-$1000 prices on the used market, if only barely: https://www.keh.com/shop/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-22-3-megapixel-digital-slr-camera-body-only-black.html
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>>3466206
I own cameras with both control layouts, and I do think you have a point.
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>>3467078
those prices are absurd, you have way better luck on ebay
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>>3467078

That is kind of what I was thinking, though more 5D mk II - figured the III wasn't that low yet. Thanks!
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>>3466991
D7100 can be had for under $400
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>>3466991
>Is a new d5x00 a good idea?
Nope. A d5x00 is barely an upgrade, even if it's the latest and greates. Like >>3466999 and >>3467101 said, D7x00 series or splurge for full frame. You can get an older model full frame Nikon like a D600 or D800 for under a grand. Little bit pricier than a new d5600, but much better camera, especially for portraiture and low light.
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>>3464714
Do Nikon telescoping hoods lock in place?

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where is tamron telephotato for sony fe?
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>>3466629
We can't tell you what lenses YOU want. What I want is going to be completely different than what you want. Review what's available and if there's more "oohh that's cool I'd like to use that" in one system than another, go for it.
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>>3467244
No
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>>3467059
It does have good autofocus. The older ones, the K-3/3II and the K-5II had good autofocus as well.
Stop spamming this bullshit meme!
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my uncles old point and shoot camera broke, can you recommend me another cheap one?
he was using Nikon Coolpix L10, he wanted the exact same, but maybe I could get him something better
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>>3467315
see >>3466778
plus Olympus XZ-2
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>>3466047
just don't use out of camera jpegs, retard
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>>3467343
It is baked into the RAW, it's not just SOOC JPEGs
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>>3467360
>noise reduction built into the RAW
do you have a single fact to back that up?
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>>3467365
Not him, but:

https://petapixel.com/2017/05/04/star-eater-issue-no-longer-recommend-sony-cameras-astrophotography/

It's a pretty well-documented problem. That being said, might be gone with the A7 III: https://petapixel.com/2018/06/08/sonys-star-eater-problem-has-been-defeated-in-the-a7-iii/
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>>3467295
Well darn, so they just flop around?
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are any gimbal tripods worthit or are hey best seperate
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>>3467511
Title of your sex tape.
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>>3464714
Thinking of buying a macro lens, either the canon 35mm 2.8 or the 100mm lens but which one should i get and whats the difference? Its mostly for food or jewelry photography, care to help a dumbass out?
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>>3464714
Hi guys. I'm relatively new to DSLR photography (been getting the most out of my smartphone until now) and have been playing around with my friend's D7200 with a 35mm f/1.8 prime and I really did enjoy using it, especially with the dual dials and the focus points. (Found it super hard to get sharp focus with the lens wide open)

What budget DSLR should I go for? Restricting my choices to Nikon and Canon, I've narrowed down to the dual lens versions of D5300, D3500 , D5600 from Nikon and 1300D/1500D from Canon. I didn't find the 200D to be competitively priced with the D5300 in my country. So between the 3-4 choices above, what would keep me going the longest before hitting an upgrade wall? Any key features I'm going to be missing if I go low?
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>>3467365
>>3467343
>being a /p/ and not knowing every single thing about every camera maker.
Get out of here new fag this board is for patrician gear fags only.
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>>3467532
The D7100 is not that different from the D7200 but still goes for much cheaper on the used market

Have you looked for that?
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>>3467535
>>3467532
In my specific market the D7100 is in the same price range as D5300 and D5600

The key difference between it and the D7200 is the buffer size, you can take more consecutive photos with the D7200 than you can with the D7100
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>>3467532
I would get a D7000. It is cheap because idiots price them based on how old they are instead of actual features and performance.
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>>3467080

True, Samy's is insanely overpriced as well. Kind of a bummer. Unfortunately Samy's doesn't stock older stuff, a 5D mk II or 6D would be perfect
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Anon, I'm going to buy my first camera, in particular a mirrorless. I was sure to buy a canon eos M50 but I realize it has no image stabilization, while the only camera around my budget which has is the Olympus E-M10 but it's characterized by a smaller sensor. What to choose? Is image stabilization so important so I need to renounce to a bigger sensor?
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>>3467532
Sony
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>>3467642
I'd go for the M50, it should be better at low light (high iso). Besides, stabilization is most useful when shooting in longer focal lengths of the kit lens and on telephoto lenses. Kit and telephoto lenses usually already have IS.
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>>3467244
Some do, can't speak for that version but my pre-AI 135 2.8 locks. On the other hand my 200 f4 doesn't but it's machined well enough that it just stays in place anyway.
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>>3467545
It's the same in my country. I can get the D5300 with the dual kit lens for the price of a used D7100 with a single kit lens.
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When is Pentax going to release an HD version of the 100mm WR macro?
They have the HD 35mm but the 100mm is the older SMC coatings.
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>>3467807
Between the two I'd go for a D7100

Personally I'm saving up for a D7000 though, 7100 still a tad out of my budget

D7000 seems to be the best bang for your buck here
D90 can be had for 150€, D7000 in the 250€ range and D7100 are bumped up to around 450€
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>>3467832
There is nothing wrong with the SMC coatings. I prefer to look for SMC versions because the difference is minimal but the SMC coating is cheaper
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I use a d7100 and really like it but im considering buying an eos rp reasons not to/something else better in the price range?
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>>3467842
i think you could probably go for a better mirrorless/full frame system than the rp. especially coming into it with no preexisting collection of canon glass. i know it's somewhat tempting as an affordable entry into the mirrorless/full frame world, but canon seems to have the worst sensors when compared to nikon/sony (i'm saying that as a canon shooter btw), so i don't know if i'd tie myself to one of their very early entries into mirrorless full frame if you're starting fresh with a new system either way.
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>>3467807
>>3467836
>>3467842
D7100 takes really sharp photos with great colors. My only issue is that the viewfinder gridlines correspond to 4ths instead of 3rds. You can turn them off and figure out an approximation based on the more sparse remaining lines rather easily but then you lose most of the vertical gridlines.

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is the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II good?

my gf wants something for travel/vacation, she asked me if this compact camera is good or if she should get a dslm

I myself use a dslr, she wants something "easier" to use..
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Is a Nikon 35mm f1.8g a good upgrade from kit lens? Using a D3500 at the moment. I find the kit lens not sharp, and I thought since I don't have a lot of dough, might as well get a prime lens because apparently prime lens are sharper?

I mainly wanna take general stuff, landscapes, close ups ... Don't need any crazy zoom stuff.

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>>3467864
see >>3467331
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>>3467869
wouldnt it be better to get something like sony alpha 6300 in auto mode?
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>>3467859
nikons mirrorless ffs are to expensive and dont even have a screen that flips out and ive heard alot of bad things about the menu design on the sonys
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>>3464714
Is 700$ for an 85 1.2 II from Canon too good to be true? What should I look for except scratches and working af? Are there know defects that this lens could have?
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>>3467873
Why would you buy that if you can buy a premium compact for literally 1/5th of the price of an ILC and a lens?
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>>3467917
I thought a premium compact camera costs like 500 euros, and a sony alpha 6x00 with kit lens is only like 100 euros more or am I wrong
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>>3467866
I got a D5300 and since I got the 35mm 1.8 I never used my kit lens again
you cant even compare these two in terms of sharpness imo
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>>3467981
Those I listed cost ~$200-300
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>>3467864
The difficulty of using a powershot like that is going to be basically identical to the difficulty of using a real DSLR or mirrorless.
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>>3464714

Hi /p/

My wife runs a photo studio, and her old 2011 MBP finally died. She has a capable PC for editing, but she needs a laptop for tethering during shoots and light editing work.

What are the minimum specs / best cheap option for basic photo-work laptops? I'm guessing PS and lightroom are memory hogs, so probably 16GB ram is important? Do they actually make use of the graphics card?
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Hey guys i just got pic related, but i don't know what SD card to get for it.
Can anyone redpill me on SD cards?
I want to max out the specs, but not go overboard if the camera can't use the card to it's full potential.
From what i gathered, 1080p 60fps highest detail is 77Mbits/s (olympus website), and the burst is 8fps.
Seems like everyone just sticks a Sandisk extreme pro in their cameras.
Wat do?
Thanks in advance.

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>>3467866
Yes
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>>3468199
>Sandisk extreme pro

This works with everything but I guess you could check their compatibility list. I'd still go with the Sandisk though.
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>>3468212
I originally had the Kingston Canvas React 64gb at $15, but the New 170mbps Sandisk Extreme pro is $20 at amazon.
What do you think, is kingston worth the risk, i keep reading its rebranded 2nd tier sandisk.
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>>3468188
Get her another MBP, so you don't have to deal with her issues "because it wasn't like this in previous laptop, and it's all your fault".
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tfw I'm poorfag with an old aps c dslr
a friend of mine liked my pictures so she spent over 2k on a sony full frame to get into photography
>doesnt know anything, doesn't look up basics, shoots auto
>she says she doesnt know how to shoot in the dark so she is sad
>shoots random snapshit portraits on insta of her friends for a month and got 2k followers
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>>3468222

cosmic karma fucking you in the ass for not teaching her when she got the camera
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>>3468222
does she have a good eye at least? show us her snaps!
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>>3468226
this
also her feet
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>>3468221
Not to mention Macbooks are inherently better for productivity, they are not designed for immature lolgayming children
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>>3468298
NEW THREAD
>>3468298



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