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Old thread: >>4093693

You guys ever just feel like selling all your expensive gear and going back to basics?
All your expensive shit isn't making you any better at photography.
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As a tourist with a6400, should i get sigma 18-50 2.8 or 56 1.4?
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My cam got a bit wet last night, hope it's not too bad. It didn't rain but it was very misty

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>>4100212
No, I sold all my old gear and minimized down to one set of modern gear.
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>>4100220
What did you go for? Modern gear has hardly any soul.
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I'm currently using a Sony WX500 for a very specific use case, which is shooting pictures in aircraft museums (both indoor and outdoor) as well as some landscapes. I love how compact this camera is, the powerful zoom and the light weight, but I'm often meeting its limitations.

What could substitute it to bring me sharper pictures with more detail? I'd be willing to sacrifice some of its compactness/lightness as well as the zoom, or some of it. It would be a huge bonus if the new camera was somewhat capable at astrophotography.

I'd hovering on the 400-600€ mark, new or second hand.
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>>4100233
Have you considered the Panasonic LX100 or LX100ii? I find that it's kinda underrated and cheap for what you get.

Do you work in the aircraft museum?
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help me choose pls
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>>4100242
I'd get the Minolta
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>>4100245
ok thanks
why?
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>>4100246
Don't buy 3-digit film Canons when 2-digit models can be had for under $30
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>>4100254
gotcha
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>>4100242
Do you need autofocus? The X700 is such a based camera if not.
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>>4100215
I'd get the 18-50 2.8, would be more flexible for travel.
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kek retard
>>4098991
>>4098991

and no because i am not a release chasing snoyfag that masturbates to charts and am actually grounded in reality. reminder for all you sharpness and megapickel fags: viewing distance. print size.

>>4100216
>not a weather sealed lens
>external zoom and focus
F
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>>4100215
What do you have, and what do you intend to use the new lens for? I don't have much use for an 85mm-ish equivalent focal length, so I would get more use out of the 18-50, but maybe your needs are different from mine.
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>>4100301
>i mostly post babby sized jpegs on instagram let me tell you why you need a 60 megapickel snoy and a $4000 zeiss lens for ultimate sharpness
the only thing we should all agree on is that MFT is a pointless fashion-based decision in 2022, just use an APSC camera and crop a little, it's actually cheaper
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>>4100308
APS-C is less than half a stop off from micro four thirds. Cropping 24mp APS-C to micro four thirds yields 16mp which is a negligible difference from the typical 20mp MFT resolution (and would have about 20% less noise and still expose with a little under half a stop more light). 30mp+ APS-C cameras equal and exceed the newest micro four thirds cameras in resolution as well as everything else.

Since APS-C is receiving continued support and bodies with high end features have been released and then gotten cheaper, and there's nearly a quarter century of APS-C lenses for dirt cheap, there is no reason to shoot anything but APS-C - or full frame if you are that autistic about a negligible increase in noise or insist on yueg prints.
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>>4100235
>Do you work in the aircraft museum?

I wish! Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look into them.
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Got an ef-m camera...now i dont know if i should buy some more lenses for it or invest in a ff with better lens selection.
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How do you guys feel about using your smartphone as a monitor solely to review pictures?
Is 1080p resolution enough to look for proper focus?
Are most standalone monitors 1080p or 4k?
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Recently got a Nikon Z5 with 40mm f2 to replace my old apsc camera. I want to start shooting portraiture more often and am thinking about branching into doing graduation photos to make a bit of cash on the side. The two lenses I’m looking at are either the 85mm f1.8 or the 28-75mm f2.8 from Nikon. I’m leaning towards the 85 for the extra sharpness, speed, compression, etc. but I’m worried that I won’t have enough versatility for professional shots with the 40/85 setup. Any thoughts/recommendations would be appreciated.
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>>4100301
Das rite, wish I could afford a DA18-135

>>4100308
10MP/12x8" mustard rays

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>>4100301
Billboard can be done with 12 MP. Billboards are viewed from far away. What you really need resolution for is indoor murals. 100 MP, or better yet, drum scanned large format.

Physical size doesn’t matter, the angular size at the intended viewing distance does.
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>>4100305
I have a 20mm 2.8, so if i buy the zoom i could throw it away i guess. I just want something that won't make my photos look like they're taken with a phone, that's why i was thinking longer focal length.
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>>4100487
My favorite focal length is 50mm. I almost never take it off my camera, but I still keep a standard 24-70mm zoom, because sometimes I want something different. If I were in your position, I'd get the zoom for versatility. If you find that you typically shoot at the long end, then go for a longer prime. When I got my first camera, I was advised to start with a 50mm prime. I didn't know about aps-c's 1.5x crop factor, and I ended up frustrated, because it was just awkwardly long for do-it-all lens and I didn't shoot much until I got something shorter. On full frame, I love the 50mm. Anyway, you're not me, and only you know what you want.
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I’m used an older lens for an informal family shoot and have genuine trouble telling the 36mp raws from the camera’s 12mp high quality jay-pegs without serious pixel peeps. Is it missed focus, or is the old ass lens just not very sharp wide open?
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>>4100538
Maybe a little bit of both?
What lens is it, and are you using an adapter with a corrective lens? Sometimes those can soften the image.
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>>4100538
Shooting manual lens wide open guarantees missed focus since your focusing screen is thicker than manual focus screens, is not shimmed in properly and is missing the focusing prisms and microprisms.
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>near mint
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>>4100623
It doesn’t affect image quality
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>>4100627
What does that have to do with a "near mint" grade? That's beyond ugly, it's "as is".
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>>4100629
What is your problem? They stated “near” mint, not mint. They just didn’t specify how far it is from mint, but it is near
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>>4100631
It's very far, near mint means you need a very careful inspection to determine it's not, in fact, mint.
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>>4100640
You must be very fun at parties
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>>4100643
says the guy objecting to people saying that's not near mint
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>>4100623
All yokes aside I got a Canon P from Japan not too long ago and it's amazing to use. Great little camera.
>max file size is 5MB
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>>4100623
there are a few medium dusts
there is not a fungus
it has no basalm separation
it has a tiny crack
no problem in the shooting
>note: medium dusts are fungus
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>>4100695
is the camera worth the $200 price though?
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>>4100742
I think it is. It's my first analog camera after using my A7RIV and I find it very enjoyable. I will need to get a lightmeter though; which will come in soon.
Here's a picture as proof.

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>>4100242
I have one of those minoltas, they're surprisingly neat. If you shoot stuff with strict exposure requirements like slide film or ektar it's pretty good.
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>>4100745
good to hear
ive been very close on the buy button on one of those for a couple of weeks now
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Looking to buy an 85mm (136mm) lens for my APS-C sensor Canon R10. Was thinking of getting a used Tamron SP for $600 and then attaching it using an EF to RF mount. But now just heard about these two options:

> Viltrox 85mm f1.8 AF
Costs $399 brand new from AliExpress (they don't sell them in actual stores anymore due to legal reasons I presume). But will the AF etc still work on them even after Canon banned 3rd party manufacturers from making RF lenses? Would this take better pictures than the Tamron? Apparently the Tamron is similar in class to the f/1.2 L series Canon or the Sigma Art.

> 7artisans 85mm T2.0 CINE
This is a fully manual focusing lens but reviews seem good. Supposed to have a unique look to its images.

Last option is the 85mm Canon (either f1.8 EF or 2.0 RF). I guess Samyang/Rokinon could be put into the discussion as well.

I want great sharpness, beautiful bokeh and good autofocus (well, except in the case of the 7artisans).

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>>4100979
I wouldn’t buy chinacrap or from a chinacrap market
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>>4101061
cry about it
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>have a lens I plan to buy
>don't need it right away so just paying attention to the offers for almost a year
>2-3 available on the used market in my country at all times during that time
>want to finally buy it now
>previous offers sold, no longer shows up on the used market at all
Well, fuck me.
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>>4100979
> Viltrox 85mm f1.8 AF
Are you sure about that? All retailers in my country still have them.
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why even two /geat/ threads?
please bros >>4099905
canon p mentioned itt, any better options?
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>>4101092
>Are you sure about that? All retailers in my country still have them.
For RF though? I see the RF version as no longer available for most of my retailers. Other mount versions are fine of course.
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>>4100215
The Tamron 18-300 is the primary tourist lens.

You want images of those locations for a specific reason.
You want the background to be in focus, you will want to remember those places you visited, not to hide them in background blur.

Hence you're going to be shooting at small aperture for the most part.
And hence the Tamron 18-300 is a more perfect tourist lens than those two.

https://www.flickr.com/groups/14767251@N24/pool/

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>>4101095
Depends on what you are after honestly. Zorki 4K and Canon 7 are also good options, but are more clunky if that makes sense.
Something like a Bessa R would also be great, but those are considerably more expensive now.
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>>4101095
One has camera in OP the other is easily looked over
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>>4101112
no, RF specifically, see picture from a local price comparison website("dostepny" means available). It's mostly smaller dedicated photo stores, but it's also still available at one large electronics retailer. I googled and I see it available in different stores from Germany to New Zealand. Might just be US that's fucked.

Keep in mind you'll have to email them if you need to update the firmware since they had to remove the download from their website.
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>>4101158
bessa r is unfortunately too expensive
>>4101165
not sure i understand
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>>4100212
I've almost always later regretted selling gear. Wish I'd just held on to some stuff. There were instances when I haven't. Like selling a 35 1.4 AF-S Nikkor and downgrading to the 35 2.0 AF-D. SO much smaller, lighter, and more pleasant to use. But I miss my 20mm Voigtlander, I miss my 40mm Voigtlander, I miss all of my Ricoh GRs, I miss a bunch of random sync cables, off-shoe flash cords, cable releases, random sized filters, all the miscellany drawer stuff that eventually I needed to repurchase.

But yeah, I didn't really miss leaving the heavy 24-70 behind and going back to primes.
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Anybody have experience with the Pentax K-3? Looks like a solidly built camera with decent specs but hows the user experience? Trying to decide between that or a Fujifilm X-T2 that i found a great used deal on. The weather sealing quality is important to me because I'd like to be able to take it on hikes and the area I live in gets a lot of rain and snow.
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>>4101405
I had/have a K-3, been using it in rain and snow. What kind of photography do you have in mind?
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Just downgraded from full frame to crop sensor Canon and looking for a wide angle lens, or at least something I can use for street photography or to bring with me to a restaurant etc in case I ever wanna take a photo.

Should I get the 10-18mm STM (EF-S), the 24mm EF "pancake" or the 16mm RF? The pancake is cheaper and really small but it's 38mm. The 10-18mm is probably the most interesting but is the heaviest. With the 16mm RF I can avoid using an EF-RF converter but I heard the lens creates extremely distorted images.
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>>4101491
I'd go for the native when possible, so 16.
>but I heard the lens creates extremely distorted images.
It optically has a lot of distortion, but that gets corrected in-camera for JPG's or in software for RAW. It's a trade-off of losing a bit of performance on the edges in favor of more compact lens designs. It's not too uncommon either, I can think of quite a few with similar digital correction.
You'll only actually see it if you process RAW and turn off lens corrections.
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>>4101491
Tokina 11-16
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>>4101494
Thanks. Yeah it'd probably be the best choice. Too bad its much more expensive than the other ones. And I already have the adapter. But it would be the most convenient option.

Decisions, decisions...

>>4101495
Its better than the 10-18 Canon or the 8-16mm Sigma f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM?
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>>4101500
Definitely better than the Sigma, don’t know about the Canon
It has excellent colors especially shining during golden hour.
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>>4101503
Also it is f/2.8
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Anyone used the Saramonic SR-AX100? Want to use it with my Zv-E10 and Sennheiser MK600 just to get a safety track. Is there another way to do that?
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It's an eclectic group of cameras but please help me decide.
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>>4101526
Are you the anon who asked about the X-T2 and K-3 and I asked what kind of photography you want and didn’t andwer?
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>>4101531
Not me no. Wasn't considering the XT2 before. I just do general street and cityscapes. Weathersealing is a big plus and general versatility.
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I have an OM-1n and have noticed that 120 film is often the same price as 35mm film, per roll, at least for cheaper stuff like fomapan. What's the OM-1/K1000 (dirt cheap, reliable, all mechanical, ok lens selection) of medium format film cameras?
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>>4101536
Kiev 88?
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>>4101538
>Ruskiware
>Hipsters want bronica prices for it
Blyat.
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>>4100212
is a nikon f4 a good camera for a twit's first film camera?
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>>4100212
>You guys ever just feel like selling all your expensive gear and going back to basics?
>All your expensive shit isn't making you any better at photography.
I never bought expensive photo gear because a pro once told me, knowing how to take pictures is better than being a gear whore, so before I even bought my first camera, he advised getting a cheap point and shoot, if I can take decent shots with that, then I'll be much better off with the real stuff. Since then, I've never upgraded my shitty Canon SX620HS, in fact, I like it a lot now. Old digitals with basic optics have a film like quality to them. I suppose the only thing I did upgrade was a CDHK firmware but no lie, I've been wanting a new point and shoot
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i finally bought a flash and i'm overwhelmed

this thing has a million features and is fucking blinding. i could use this as a weapon.
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Hey /p/! Not a regular on this board, but I'm looking for some gear advice. I've got a Canon EOS Rebel T6 that I'm very happy with (pretty casual hobbiest). Only thing I can't stand is the accompanying app which just doesn't work worth a damn. I'm looking for a Bluetooth dongle to pair with my phone for remote control. Taking pictures from distance. Whatever. Is there a go-to brand or model that you really like? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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>>4101531
>>4101405
Sorry anon that was me. The T2 ended up being a bust so I'm probably going with the Pentax or possibly a Nikon D5500 with a weather cover/case, still need to research how effective they are. To answer your question from earlier I'm mainly interested in landscapes and wildlife though im not so serious that I'm going to be camping out places for hours to get the right lighting. There's a lot of other types of photography that im interested in as well so I'm basically just looking for a solidly built camera that takes a nice clear picture and has a pleasant control scheme.
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>>4101640
>Nikon D5500
Bad choice, never buy a D5x00
But the comparison is much better now, plastic gimped shit with shitty dark pentamirror vs rugged metal body, weather sealing, ibis, bright and accurate pentaprism etc…
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Anyone has the sigma 56mm for efm? Is it worth the price? Already got the 22mm and 32mm.
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>>4101693
Never had an issue with the pentamirror myself when I had a D5100. Moved to a 5D Mark III and didn't really notice the difference.
>>4101640
D5300 is the best of the D5x00 bunch
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>>4101715
You must have really bad eyesight
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Are there usually any decent deals around black friday? I mostly buy used so I didn't pay attention, but there's some stuff I want to buy new, a flash, newer lens, some studio accessories, etc.
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>>4101719
Seems some stuff has 10 or 20% discount already
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>>4101719
I have never seen as good prices I had buying used stuff. Having spared so much on ebay deals buying some stuff new seems much less of a ripoff
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Just sold my X100meme for £1250
Shall I buy this?
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>>4101729
I’d try to find a K-5II or IIs
Otherwise if you want to buy it do it. A good lens would be the 20-40 Limited or the 16-85 WR
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Is there any cheap(ish) option for a film rangefinder with exposure lock, spot metering, aperture priority mode, fast lens and usable light meter (no selenium)?
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>>4101734
The new M6 looks nice
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>>4101693
Yeah aside from a couple modern bells and whistles the main advantage of the D5500 is that I can walk into any of my local camera stores and find lenses and other gear for a Nikon camera. When it comes to Pentax theres not a store within 25 miles that sells it and I assume the same goes for repairs.
That said I'm definitely still leaning hard toward the Pentax for the reasons you mentioned.
>>4101715
What do you like about the 5300 over the other models? Also my current camera has the pentamirror and I definitely have trouble with manual focus through the viewfinder at times and especially in low light.
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>>4101865
Repairs are always mail-in stuff unless you live in NYC or something. With Nikon, unless your camera or lens was sold new in your country of residence by a nikon authorized dealer, they will NOT repair it. Period. No send-offs. No repairs. They don’t want your kind as a customer. So, be wary. Sony, Canon, Pentax, Fuji, Panasonic, and Lolympus will all repair your camera/lens no matter where it was sold. Go canon or sony.
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>>4101866
Oh thats good to know thanks anon. Do you have any Canon or Sony models in mind that fill the same niche as the Pentax? Or are you just recommending those as alternate brands if I want something widespread and accessible?
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>>4101950
For me it's the A6400.
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>>4101952
What do you like about it? I screwed around with a 6100 that was on display in best buy but I didn't really like how it felt in my hand. Not enough grip and wasn't a huge fan of the controls either.
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>>4100212
Is there a good time to buy a new Sony lens? Is there a time of year they go on sale?
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>>4102098
B&H black friday deals just started.
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>>4102098
Why tho? The old lens already take the same shots of your trashbin and chair back you snoys wank about all the time
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what external flash do you recommend for sony a6300? my only expectation is that it won't make shadow of lens - this is why im not satisfied with internal flash. also i would like it to be portable and inexpensive
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>>4101961
>small
>cheap (relatively)
>sony lens selection

>>4102113
look at godox aka flashpoint
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Anyone experience with the Samyang 75mm 1.8? Thinking of buying one for my Sony A7III because it's on sale now on amazon. Actually wanted to buy the Sony 85mm 1.8 but it would cost double. Also the 75mm is really tiny and light. Would mainly use for portraits, same narrow streets, travel and a little bit of nature. I read some reviews that say it's not so sharp wide open.. but others say it's same sharp as the Sony 85mm.

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>>4102222
That would be the perfect casual portrait lens if only they used metal barrel so you get that smooth cold metal feeling when you handle it.
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>>4102222
crazy light. get it
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>>4101961
>I didn't really like how it felt in my hand
Cameras aren't cocks faggot. It doesn't matter how they feel in your effeminate hands. How they take pictures is what matters.
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>>4102287
They take pictures in your hands, lol. And effete hands are the ones suited for handling tiny gripless cameras.
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>>4102287
You get it, all these freshly graduated art students think they need a camera with good mouthfeel or something, ridiculous.
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>>4102344
It's just posthoc rationalization for their $6000 Leica they take snapshits with
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Can someone suggest a prime lens for Sony mirrorless which would be suitable for shooting this PH video viewkey=ph584da0c539c84 ? I think I need something with a shorter focal length, but I'm afraid to go too small and make everything look distorted.
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>>4100212
anyone know if a Lexar CFExpress card reader will work with XQD Card?
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>>4102123
excuse me?

>>4102113
bump
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>>4102364
>ph584da0c539c84
PH has comments section you degenerate, fuck off with that shit here
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>>4102375
So what kind of lens is it? I'm a total amateur, but I was thinking maybe something like 15mm f/2.
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>>4102239
Are you gay?
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>>4102222
Can't decide between this or the 85mm 1.4 for more creamy bokeh
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I'm looking for a good, affordable native macro lens for fuji. I have a micro-nikkor 55/2.8 with an adapter but I'm tired of the size and it doesn't go to 1:1 unless using tubes (so more bulk). I've been eyeing the laowa 65mm but it's too expensive, what are some good alternatives that get to 1:1 and are not much worse than what I currently have? budget is around 200$
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>>4100301
>print size can be reduced to a simple megapickles chart
>t. Retard
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>>4100233
>>4100335
If you haven't already gotten a new camera, I'd say to take a look at Panasonic's ZS100 / ZS200 as well.
It's got a smaller sensor than the LX100 and 100 II, but still has a much larger sensor than the WX500, being a 1" vs 1/2.3".
Plus, the ZS100 has a 10x optical zoom compared to the LX100's 3x zoom, though both are less than the WX500's 30x zoom.
Panasonic's competing 30x compact superzoom is the ZS80, which has the same sensor size as the WX500 and likely similar image quality. The ZS80 does have a slightly larger max aperture when shooting wide, but that isn't really enough to make it a worthy sidegrade to your current gear.
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Hey guys I want to downsize. I want a "wardrobe" with Two digital cams, Two 35mm cams and Two Medium format cams.

I just gave away one of my digitals and I'm selling a whole box of 35mm cams.

My question is, what's a cool and interesting digital camera that I could replace the lx100 with? I already have a large FF workhorse, i just want something cool and interesting that's fun to shoot with. I was looking into the Leica M8 because I could maybe get a Konica Hexar RF to share lenses with. Or maybe a Pentax MX-1 as a premium compact.

Do you guys have any suggestions? I'm not really bound by size or specs, it just has to be a cool camera to use.

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>>4101543
Mamiya C220/C330? Don’t have one but would be tempted if I found a nice one. I am using a Kiev 60 with a mix of Soviet and Zeiss Pentacon glass. Good results but the thing is as heavy as a T-72. Finicky till I got her ironed out but that is half the fun. My long time go to are any of the Yashica TLRs. No interchangeable lenses but for a hike I don’t like to pack too much. I’m currently mulling a Hasselblad 500 C/M for Xmas so I am basically insane.
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N00B Q: Are dual card slots a meme?

My sister is buying a camera to start work as a photographer professionally.

Told her to buy a camera with 2 slots and she said it doesn't matter (she's never had a corruption before).

Should I insist or is she right?
I feel like if I don't I'd be letting her she shoot herself in the foot majorly.
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>>4102569
Let her learn the hard way.
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>>4102569
Yeah they're a meme for the most part. Just replace the SDs more often, usually lost pics aren't a result of SD corruption anyways.
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>>4101706
Pls
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Will a gimbal head help me get smooth panning shots of planes? I don't want to buy useless gear anymore but my tripod is begging for the suffering to stop everytime attach this setup to it.

Got my eyes on the leophoto PG-1 and the benro GH5C. Current tripod is a manfrotto befree live.

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>>4100212
ND + CPL filter or ND and CPL stacked?
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>>4102569
Ideally yes, and most "professional" level cameras have two slots anyways.
There are lots of ways to mitigate the risk like shooting with multiple cameras / cards. Not super necessary for work that's pretty easy to re-shoot, but for weddings it's almost irresponsible not to.
Cards absolutely can and do fail, it's all about how risk averse you are.
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>>4102625
False sense of security,
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>>4102631
If 2 cards is a false sense of security, then what is this line of reasoning?
>>4102575
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>>4102625
I use the two slots for shooting raw and jpeg simultaneously. A lot of the time a shot will be perfectly fine SOOC (sory snoyboys) and if you shoot an event you can whip up a slideshow of highlights in 15 minutes, just take out the correct SD card and all your jpegs are sorted out and ready to go.
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Anyone here used the Tamron 70-300 for Sony E or Nikon Z? thinking about picking it up to complement the 24-70 f4 on my Z7, wondering how people like it
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>>4102637
>sory snoyboys
y'all fucker have sony living rent free in your head 24/7 don't you?
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>>4100212
I am considering buying one of these Sony SEL18200 18–200 mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens for my a6000. I want the zoom range and lens sharpness it seems to have. Reviews and owners on forums certainly seem to like them.
https://electronics.sony.com/imaging/lenses/aps-c-e-mount/p/sel18200

Are there any other similar lenses to consider? Higher quality? I want the OSS and don't want auto zoom. I would prefer to stay with the Sony brand for full feature compatibility but may consider other brand lenses if they had better performance or other advantages. If I could go longer in the zoom up to 300mm or more I would. I have seen some Tamron lenses that fit the bill up like the 18-400mm but the reviews aren't as good as the Sony. Seems like the Tamrons are more budget lenses with less sharpness and more chromatic aberration. Some Tamrons have better weather sealing then the Sony lens which doesn't seem to have any weather sealing. This would be a plus for me as the lens will be a travel, camping and hiking lens for me.
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>>4102682
Don't do it. It's over a decade old, and from an era when Tamron was not good at making zoom lenses yet.

The current Tamron 18-300 is much, much sharper despite its increased zoom factor.
The lens design software has improved tremendously since 12 years ago.
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>>4102682
That is an excellent choice, it is not very advertised but that lens has exceptional image quality especially on the long end.
It is also a rarity and some people will tell you off, it is not every day you can have one for sale and even then at astronomical costs.
Fun fact, the image on the wide end is flat so it is ideal for panoramas and astro starscapes as well.
I say go for it, buy it as soon as you can or someone will swoop in before you.
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>>4102718
Liar.
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>>4102682
No dont do it. That lens is way to big for a tiny little a6000.
You'll be emasculated and probably embarrassed to be seen in public
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>>4102731
*blocks your path*
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>>4102732
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>>4102710
>>4102710
The OSS lens without power zoom isn't the tamron made version. Its a sony made lens. Its still made because it works better than the tamron versions with a sony badge. Post a better alternative if you think you have one.
>>4102731
Its actually not as big as you'd think. It collapses neatly and feels fine on an a6000. I tried one out in a shop. I thought it'd feel clunky but it was more balanced than I expected on the camera. Its not that heavy of a lens.
>>4102718
This is pretty much what I've read. Owners love them for sharpness and versatility. The only way to get more is to carry multiple lenses.
>>4102727
Even if they are they aren't wrong.
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>>4102741
>Post a better alternative if you think you have one
I already did.
Tamron 18-300 VXD

>>4102741
>Even if they are they aren't wrong.
Prove it. If you can prove that ancient turd is better than the Tamron 18-300, I will be improssed.
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>>4101405
The K-3 has an excellent viewfinder and the controls are very configurable and don't get in the way
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>>4102742
>the Tamron 18-300
The Tamron has the issues I posted above, lower quality, less sharp and chromatic aberration. The Sony has non of these issues. The only thing the Tamron has over the Sony is its a longer zoom.
>prove it
Do your own research. Plenty of reviewers have reviewed these lenses. What I am posting here is what they found.
>Older means LE BAD!
Childish take to be honest. The lens isn't even old. It works as good today as it did when released. That is why its still sold even though there is a new power zoom Tamron version with a Sony badge. The Tamron version simply isn't as good as the original. It just has a power zoom for users that take more video than pictures.
>I already did
You didn't post a better lens. You posted an inferior longer lens and ran your mouth. Post something superior or shut it kid.
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>>4101405
>>4102745
Don't be baited by bentax shills.

Pentax is dead.

They moved completely into overpriced limited edition lenses and bodies directions. Whatever you'll save on bodies, you'll loose on lenses.
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>>4102756
>lower, less
Prove it bro. Show me the comparisons where your 12 year old sony turd outperforms the modern zoom.
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>>4102757
if you are buying only pentax brand pentax lenses you're missing the point of buying into a mount that's backwards compatible to 1975. i'd buy maybe two of the high end lenses (definitely get the 28-105, it's very sharp) but fill the rest out with older gear. a lot of the older lenses are still sharp enough for pixel shift on the K1.
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>>4102732
what are the psychos over at pentax up to man
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So how is the weather sealing on the newer Sony cameras any better than what they used to be?
Couple of years ago this test made me not to get a Sony, but since then the AF of those cameras has gotten so good that I think I need to switch.
https://youtu.be/c7BG74w0gAw
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>>4102804
Pretty much the same. Snoy thinks that putting together two pieces of plastic is the same as having a rubber gasket between them.
The only correction they made was to change the wording in the manuals and the online description on explaining the weather sealing, essentially making you lose all warranty if you bring it outside.
This is why you get so many armchair nophoto snoys wanking over charts and trashbin pictures.
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>>4102804
Learn to focus, bro
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>>4102757
Don't listen to this obsessed anti-Pentax snoy shill, there's plenty of great affordable Pentax lenses
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>>4102485
heLLOOOOO??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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>>4100212
are there any 3rd party brands to avoid when buying camera lenses for a pentax camera?
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>>4102866
no

you can even adapt some medical optics
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What kind of lens do I need for landscape photography? I have an APS-C (Canon R7) camera. I want to go hiking and take some shots. Currently I have a 35mm, a 50mm and a 100mm prime. I assume Im gonna need a wide angle (like 16mm) lens?

But also heard that some people prefer using a standard or even telephoto lens for landscapes, because it can make things in the background look bigger/taller/closer.

Is it worth going on a hike without having a wide angle lens?
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>>4102947
A sharp one, especially on the edges and corners. Focal length is a compositional choice. Landscape shots are meant to be blown up big and have a vast effect rather than a framing effect so vignetting and corner/edge softness are your worse nightmare.
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>>4102947
Get a sharp standard zoom for now, this will allow you to learn and give you much more leeway in composition. I made the mistake of getting 24mm(full frame) lens for landscape and I barely use it because your entire scene has to be perfect, which rarely happens. If you want to walk around randomly and take good shots, a standard zoom is the way to go.
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>>4102947
pentax d fa 28-105mm the best starter landscape lens ever made

it pairs perfectly with the best dslr ever made, the pentax k1 mk1
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>>4102947
Anything from 15mm to 200mm, on FF.
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>>4102947
For that camera I'd suggest getting the EF 17-50 and the Tokina 50-135, on the EF-R adapter
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>>4102819
I know how to focus bro. I have shot events with just manual lenses and those results were good.
Knowing how to focus does not mean that I cant need a faster af for example when I am shooting sports.
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>>4102385
>lack of face distortion
it's a 50mm equivalent
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>>4102953
>>4102958
>>4102959
>>4102970
>>4102971
Thanks for the tips and suggestions, guys. I'm gonna take my 35mm Sigma Art f/1.4 (56mm on my crop) since this is my sharpest and most expensive lens. And see if I can get any decent shots. Planning on going up a mountain early morning so I can catch the blue light that comes before sunrise. Should be fun.
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>>4102385
Yeah its a wide angle lens. Makes your dick look bigger than it actually is.
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If my lens is bigger than my camera what's the right way to store it? Is it ok if it rests on the lens a little?
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>>4102758
You first queer. You're the one making the claim. Its pretty fucking obvious you are wrong. No review backs up your claims for any lens out there. Quite the opposite all info available online shows Tamrons to be inferior to Sony lenses.
Go ahead kiddo. Fling some more shit into the thread. It won't change the fact that Tamrons are low grade trash for poorfags.
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>>4103044
>You're the one making the claim.
Nah, you claimed you had seen comparisons between them.
Old Sony turds from 2012 usually aren't that popular nor good.
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Are there any tools/software that can change the look of someone on VIDEO? As in shape of the face, blemish removal etc.
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Any suggestions for a canon fl/fd lense for a pentax k mount. I saw something about infinity focus being fucked however apparently theres some adapters that correct it? ant ideas
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>>4103235
not an ideal match for adapting
you either have to use a glassless adapter in which case your focus is limited
or you use an adapter with an optical element to correct for that, in which case your image quality is adversely affected
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>>4103235
You can only use glass adapters for FD lenses. Some work with it to some extent, some doesn't. It is better to look at Takumar, M and A series vintage lenses if you want something special.
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>tfw they released the tailored-made FF body size for my needs
>they HAD to put a fucking vlogger screen instead of a standard one like in their a6xxx line
GOD FUCKING DAMMIT. And I feel an A7cII won't address this, and I can't see them implementing the A7RV solution, probably too expensive/weighty.
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I tried a Phase One XT with the 80mm 2.8 mk2 and the 150mm 4
what an experience that was
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>>4103251
>vlogger screen
that would be the a6400, swivel screen like the a7c has are the best and predate vlogging
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>>4103267
Nice, I didn't know the a6400 had a screen depicted like pic related, feels like the best of both worlds. I could still use it like on the right, and people using cameras for vlogging could use it like on the left. And this solution could be fitting right in an A7cII, as they already did it for the cheaper and smaller a6400.
You restored a bit of hope in me, anon, thanks.

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>>4103269
It's a garbage solution that collides with the hotshoe, wtf.
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What you guys think of these? I just bought this to flip but it actually seems quite nice. Going to take it to Scotland with me on the weekend.

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Any Canonfags on?

I have a 60D and some old L glass and a niftyfifty, what body do I upgrade to for around 1k dollars?
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>>4103269
This picture really makes me appreciate how pentax did the screen on the K1

Hopefully the K1-III comes out and is actually good
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>>4103355
I slurp for old canon rangefinders. Got a IID2, a IVS, a L3, and a 7 with a wack of different LTM lenses.
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>>4103362
If it is the K-1 with the K-3 III AF it is already golden.
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>>4103355
I'd say an R5 but you might only be able to afford a 6D, maybe 6DMkII
You might look for a 7DMkII but that would mean staying with APS-C and the sensor tech won't improve much.
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>>4103386
I really don't mind APS-C since my best experience with the 60D has been uber long shots with my 70-200F4 in full daylight. I know my budget excludes me from worthwhile low-light performance gains.
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>>4103355
Either the RP or the R10. The only two bodies costing less than $1000. I own the latter myself.
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Budget camera for edc: X-M1 or a5000?
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>saved your money instead of buying new gear
feels like a cope but at least I still have dosh
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I have a Canon 4000d (EOS 3000D or EOS Rebel T100 if you like) and want to use an off camera flash. However these cameras have a stripped down hot-shoe; what trigger/receiver would work?
I hear the Godox XPRO-C is an option..
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>>4103643
Unironically you’d be better off with a used 60D, that plastic turd is gimped to fuck
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>>4103646
What a pain buying entry-level gear has become, I don't think the 4000d can do a bunch of other stuff too.
Maybe I'll upgrade to a EOS 850D and keep the lenses I have, unless the 850 is also shite.
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>>4103655
Don’t go below two digit models. A used 70D will do you much better, the 850D is not that much better features wise from the one you have.
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>>4103685
>used
mpb.com?
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I've always had an interest in photography, but never actually gave much thought into buying a dslr/mirrorless camera, recently I've been having a pretty bad itch into getting one, so what would be a nice camera to get? I'm not very spendy so I'd prefer to avoid getting a thousand dollar camera only to get a gutpunch of buyers remorse, but I'd prefer not to buy a pile of expensive shit that performs worse than a flagship iphone
oh to note I have fairly decent knowledge of how to operate one and what all the terminology and settings do so I'm not entirely clueless, just never looked into the industry so I'm a bit wary on what to buy
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>>4103743
Nikon D800
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>>4103743
D7200 will provide a great experience for under 500.
t. Canon owner who once had a Nikon
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any black friday deals niggas?
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not a photographer but can you guys help me find something i can use to take videos of myself with that’d be able to pan and tilt wirelessly. remote control gimbal or something? (phone shooting btw) i really don’t know what i’m looking for here
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>>4103796
You're looking for one of those Mavic drones that can stalk the operator and pan around him.
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Can you guys recommend me any good videos to help me pick what lenses I should buy for the Nikon Z7II? I bought my first (and only) camera with 2 kit lenses (18-55mm and 55-300mm). They compliment each other nicely, but overall they don't produce the sharpest images and they don't do well in low light situations.
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Is there any reason for me to upgrade from my Nikon D5200 to something newer if I'm just a mediocre amateur photographer?
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>>4103821
Specifically, I want to get a little bit more into photography and was considering upgrading to a camera with a full frame sensor. However, I'm not sure if my money would be better spent picking up some decent lenses for my D5200 instead.
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>>4100623
It has no effect in the shooting
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>>4103790
I've seen some Sigma and some Sony deals locally but nothing cheaper than buying used so not worth it. And of course the one Sigma lens I want was not included, but I expected that because it's new.
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>>4103823
Used D610 and a 50/1.8D
Do not get the D600!
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>>4103839
What do you think of the Z6II instead? I don't have any good lenses yet, so I won't be giving up anything by switching to Z mount lenses.
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>>4103843
Massive overprice to minimal to no gains. Nikon likes to gimp its lower class cameras hard, even a used D750 will give you a good run of your money compared to the Z6II
Also
>introduce Z6 line
>leave out basic functions like intervalometer shots and bracketing to make you "upgrade" to the Z7 line
At least Snoy makes you pay for the features to work on the same camera. Bad move Nikon.
Maybe you are better off switching brands altogether.
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>>4103844
>Maybe you are better off switching brands altogether.
I have actually been considering Sony as well, but Nikon is the only brand I have hands-on experience with, so I'm a little nervous to jump ship.
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>>4103846
Nikon mirrorless is good but you have to be flush with cash to afford their glass.
Sony has its haters but its irrefutable advantage is having access to wider variety of lenses, including third party, as well as better selection of second hand gear due to the popularity of the system and longer time on the market.
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>>4103844
>At least Snoy makes you pay for the features to work on the same camera. Bad move Nikon.
I know photographers don't take smartphones seriously as cameras, but it's stuff like this that makes me think that perhaps attaching good lenses to smartphones might be the future of photography. Using Android or some other open source OS, the community could develop software which can do anything that your hardware is capable of and you wouldn't have to deal with arbitrary software limitations that only exist to force you to upgrade your hardware. I wonder how long it will take before they start making smartphones with full frame sensors and proper lens mounting systems.
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I have a D750. Nikon discontinued the 105 Macro. What is a good alternative? I was looking at the Sigma 105 2.8 HSM OS for the F Mount.
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>>4103853
>Nikon discontinued the 105 Macro
Oh shit all those lenses stopped working suddenly?
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>>4103844
>leave out basic functions like intervalometer shots and bracketing
wdym? even the Z5 has these
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>>4103855
Ok, so let's put it this way: How accurate are the condition ratings on sites like Adorama or B&H? Buying used could be good or bad. Do I really want to take a chance on someone else's judgement or do I want something new where I would get a better warranty and deal with the manufacturer rather than a reseller?
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>>4103859
I was just watching a video unboxing some used Adorama stuff and it seemed trustworthy based on that.
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>>4103859
I’ve gotten used stuff from KEH and B&H, and my experience with each has been positive. I’m not brave enough to go for the bargain items, but they’re trustworthy. You can always send it back, too.
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>>4103859
I've been buying used from Amazon, KEH and eBay with no issues so far.
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>>4103797
even though i’ll be seated most of the time? i just want to take videos of myself painting that are more than just stationary timelapse’s. would be cool to be able to pan across my desk or even get a rack focus without needing someone else there
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>discover the hasselblad xpan from that youtube video
>photos are turned into stills from a movie
>want one
>3k~ price range
>poorfag
sers...
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>>4103954
Anon, the Xpan does the opposite from turning photos into stills from a movie. You want a Pen F or another half frame camera for that, cinema cameras use film vertically. Left and right strips are from a half frame camera.

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>>4103960
uhm, but the video title told me it turns them into movie stills! And watched the video and saw how it literally does that!
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>>4103871
>>4103874
>>4103883

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/802614495-USE/nikon_2160_af_s_vr_micro_nikkor_105mm.html

Good deal?
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I want a mirrorless ff for low light situations but i also like to shoot birds.
What camera/lens(es) combo would be best?
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>>4103838
Saw 10% discount on a sigma lens i wanted. Dont know if its worth it desu. But then again history shows it never had a lower price(?). Some lenses never seem to go on sale.
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Cinema cameras truly are something else. Why do they require two operators?

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>>4104023
>Why do they require two operators?
To protect "muh jobs".

That's also why you see heavy resistance against automated camera features in this industry.
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I know there are half frame cameras that can fit twice as many pictures on a roll of 35mm film. Was there ever a "quarter frame" camera that takes four even smaller photos on the area of a single 36x24 frame? It would require complicated mechanisms to project the image on the correct position on the film. Just a fun thought

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Do you all want an edmika mount FD lens for 350? It has the same quality as a Leica lens. Respond to this and I'll give you my Skype and we can speak more of these details.
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>>4104023

There's one operator. Depending on country, production, budget, guild rules and preferences, there might be a separate operator and a DOP. However lots of DOP's like to operate themselves, though not all.

The other person in your picture is most likely the 1st Camera Assistant aka focus puller. Or could be the director since he's not touching the camera, or maybe just not touching it at that moment.

But the 1st AC is the one pulling focus and if you are doing it old school like in your picture, he's next to the camera because he's focusing the camera manually with a manual follow focus unit. No autofocus used. Depending again on production, budget, what kind of shot it is etc. etc. focus is done more wirelessly now with a monitor of some sort, but there's still plenty of old school pulling by the lens with a manual follow focus going on also. Pulling focus is probably the most important job of the 1st AC. He's also responsible for changing lenses with the 2nd AC, keeping the camera in good condition, cleaning stuff, switching stuff when needed like cables etc. 1st assistant camera is the DOP's right hand man/woman and their job is to give the DOP the time and energy to focus on the creative side of the job, while the 1st ac handles focus and lot of the technical stuff.

For example lots of DOP's might not even be close to the camera until very briefly before cameras start rolling. They might be talking to the director, talking to the gaffer about lighting etc. and they have delegated responsibilities to the 1st AC regarding the camera, like changing a menu setting, changing a lens, putting a ND filter on the mattebox etc. etc.
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>>4104023
To get the highest quality image. One person concentrates on the framing of the image and the other person concentrates on the focusing of the image. The cinematographer tells the two what the correct light reading is and how the shot should look like.
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I've got a Canon EOS 5D classic.
I know the camera isn't weatherproofed, but what exactly does that entail? I'm not going to take it out in a downpour, but should I put one of those plastic bags on if it's a heavy fog day? The kind of weather where it's damp outside and sort of misting but not raining.
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>>4102431
why not just get the official nikon PK-13 and then you can get to 1:1?

I'm reading strobist for the first time, about to buy my first flash. he recommends buying a godox tt600 but I feel like it might be nicer to have a flash with TTL instead.
the TT685 II is on sale for $100
the V860 III is on sale for $140
the V1 is on sale for $160
but, the V600 is literally $56.
it's true that the cheaper price makes it easier to buy a second matching light. you can get 2 V600 for the price of the TT685 II, the next most expensive. but I dunno. what do?

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FlashNo Flash, Compulsory
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>>4104117
I have the V1. It's worth the $100 or so I paid for it but dear god is it fucking massive. TTL is massively worth it and I wouldn't buy a manual flash.
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Guys that Zeiss 3-dimensionality/micro-contrast spammer has blackpilled me on lenses. I don't even know if a lens looks good or not anymore.
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>>4104134
Pentax and most tamron lenses have the same 3d look, but slightly less sharpness, and aren't always available in the exact same apertures and focal lengths.
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>>4104117
I went ahead and did just that, I got the M2 though as it was cheaper. Only problem is that I will lose 1 stop of light, but I plan to use flash anyway

>>what do?
get the cheapest TTL that matches the power of the one he suggests and that lets you use it in manual mode and connect to other flashes in case you want to get more in the future
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>>4104117
>these prices
I'm fucking jealous, in my shithole of a country V1 goes for $250. Godox did have a "sale" but that was $10 off and still more expensive than resellers.
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>>4104117
V2 is cool and all, I have a few, but the round head is a meme. I also bought mine after reading stronger and disagreeing with the manual flash option. It’s nice that cheap options are available so you can get a bunch of ‘em, but I’d get a TTL flash or two.
>>4104198
Seriously, where are they so cheap?
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>>4104208
>V2
That should, of course say, V1
>stronger
And that should say “strobist”, but I’m a filthy illiterate phoneposter
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>>4104134
that's what he wants. don't let him win!
>>4104188
>get the cheapest TTL that matches the power
that would be the TT685 II, which is basically an AA battery version of the V series which takes li-ion batteries. li-ion seems to have a lot of benefits, idk. I'd probably end up buying some rechargeable AA batteries and a charger to use anyway, since just buying tons of AA batteries and throwing them away seems shitty
>>4104198
>>4104208
>fucking massive
yeah, but desu compared to the other full size flashes it is kind of similar in size. they're all pretty fuckhuge.
>so cheap
b&h black friday sales. the v1 is the most heavily discounted. but yeah, that's why I'm trying to make a quick decision before the sale is over.
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>>4104234
>since just buying tons of AA batteries and throwing them away seems shitty
just get some eneloops bro, that's what I use for my flashes and I never looked back
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>>4104238
yeah. if I did though it's $28 for the batteries and the charger in your photo which brings it fairly close to the cost of the upgrade to li-ion for $40.
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>>4104234
>they're all pretty fuckhuge
lol, I'll be enjoying my RD2000 I got for $13 used from fleabay
Get a Meike MK320 if size is a concern and you absolutely must buy new.
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>>4104251
I wasn't saying they're fuckhuge as a disqualifier, just responding to what was written about the size of the V1.
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>>4104245
battery powered? if the battery dies you're shit out of luck, with replaceable you can go on forever as long as you have spares
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>>4104256
the li-ion batteries are swappable too
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Bros should i buy the 56mm sigma for efm or not.
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I'm looking for a travel setup (one lens) that also works well enough at night. I have a Canon 100D with the 24 2.8 and 50 1.8, and it's small and works reasonably well, but struggles with ISO noise, and constantly changing lenses gets old. I was wondering about something like an X-S10 or a6400 with a Sigma 18-50 2.8. I would still need to push the ISO, but the newer cameras seem to handle it better. And maybe IBIS on the Fuji would help. Those cameras and that lens look nicely small, perfect for a shoulder bag. Any better options?
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>>4104341
>one lens
Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 and whatever is the best full frame camera you can afford to go with it. Everything else is cope.
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I bought a Leica M5 back in 2016 for like $400, now they are about $1000. Is this just a bubble?
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>>4104372
All leicas are going up in price right now.
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I bought the tamron 70-300 tele-macro (472D) for my K1 and man is this a disappointment

It's a lens, but it's the first time i've seen noticeable CA and poor sharpness. Also I've learned I really wish pentax made a faster 300+mm zoom.
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>>4104417
That's a 20 year old lens. You fell for the "old is good" meme.
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>>4104425
I didn't expect it to be good (lol tamron), just not terrible. The point was to try using different parts of the zoom range on a $35 lens before starting to set aside money for a nice one. My other 20 year old lens is at least sharp and doesn't turn black hair sorta purple.
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>>4103771
>>4103774
apologies if it seems like I'm disregarding your recommendations but its just a bit out of my range I'm comfortable with, but is the sony a6000 alright? or if anything in the usual price range for it is available and performs better than it (350~400, lenses included would be nice)
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I have a GH5 that I bought when I was more into shooting video but now I'm leaning much more into photos. I want to be aware of any ceilings and limitations for stills so I can work around them and compensate for them. I don't mind a bit of noise and I'm already in the habit of exposing to the right. I don't plan on making large prints. I've got a pretty sharp and fast lens. Aside from my own skill, what is going to limit me?
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I dig up my canon 1000D with kit lens. How can i have some fun with ir?
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A lot of people focus on high megapixel sensors. What is the lowest resolution full frame DSLR?
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>>4104517
The oldest and crappiest of them are low resolution.
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>>4104517
Such as? The lowest I can find for full-frame DSLR is 12MP.
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>>4104417
Dude, that is the purple monster, named for a good reason.
What you want for the K-1 is the Tamron 70-200/2.8 IF Macro
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A7 IV
35mm 1.4 GM

Which lens should I get next? Probably looking for a second prime lens

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>>4104590
>that noise
>f/1.4
>wide open
>1/50s
>ISO 100
>noise
Why are zoomies so inept at learning basic camera controls?
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convince me not to
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>>4104590
Did you fake the exif or something? No way it'd look that shitty with these settings unless you made it look crap on purpose or these lights are like, ten times dimmer than in the tunnels in my city.
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>>4104591
>>4104623
Shitty LR preset and fake noise
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>>4104591
>learning basic camera controls
>did everything correct for that situation
I think you need some learning
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>>4104591
He tried underexposing and bringing it up in post?
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What kind of lens cases do you use? I have a bunch of Lowepro, but I don't like them, even small they end up too bulky when on my belt. I have a small pouch that came with my Sigma that is perfect, it won't protect much considering its very small thiccness, but sticc is exactly my need.
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What is the best Mic to put on a camera (under 200€) for interviews.

I own a Sennheiser MKE 600 but a shotgun mic is not optimal.

Also is the ZOOM F3 worth it?

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What the fuck is with the holy trinity meme?

24-70, ok, nice normal lens, 70-200, reasonable zoom range, not too hard to handle. Fast apertures, I get it, people like to shoot in dim light under ISO 3200. But the 15-35? When the fuck do you use this? When do you go wider than 24? Lanscape? Why not just get an 18mm prime instead of compromising with a fuckhuge, fuckexpensive lens that's hardly used? Shouldn't the holy zoom trinity be 24-70, 70-200, 200-600?
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>>4104753
I honestly don't know what's the point of wide zooms either. I just run a prime wide lens, and if I need to zoom, then I'll just crop a bit and that's it because why the fuck not, it's fucking sharp anyway.
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>>4104753
who even needs 24-70? you go from crowd shot to kind of a portrait lens but not really because lol f2.8. what's that for? it's a kit lens for rich people innit?

15 or 20 prime, 50 or 85 prime, 70-200 zoom, possibly longer.
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>>4104753
>But the 15-35
replaced by the superior 12-24
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>>4104764
>wide angles are typically for landscapes
>let's make it big and heavy and not accept most standard filter holders
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>>4104629
Use second base iso, now you can close the diafragm to 2.0 for better sharpness, even have faster shutter speed.
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Equipment I use:

Camera:
Canon T2i

Camera add ons:

Tragic Lantern
Mosaic Engineering VAF-TXi
Visioncolor Picture Profile
Shutter hack
Vivitar Battery pack

Batteries:

Vivitar batteries
Wasabi batteries
Canon batteries

SD cards:

2x PNY 16 GB
1x SanDisk 32 GB

Lenses:

Olympus OM Mount adapted to EF:
Sigma Zoom 28-70mm F/2.8
Vivitar 70-210mm F/3.5 Macro
Olympus 85mm F/2
Olympus 50mm F/1.8

Canon nFD mount Edmika adapted:
Canon 35-105mm F/3.5 Macro

Stabilizers:
Neweer Spider Steady
Kingjoy Tripod sticks
Xiletu Fluid Head

Lights:
2x Can Lights
2 ePhoto lighting stands
Comer on Camera light

Audio Recorder:
Zoom H1

Microphone:
Azden SGM-1X

Audio add ons:
Wind muff
Boom Pole
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>>4104871
Rough total equipment cost: $1750
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>>4104772
>wide angles are typically for landscapes

lel brainlet
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PC gear talk.

After having an old laptop just built a new desktop i7 13700k, benched the 2tb nvme at 7GB/sec. Laptop had SSDs, but I stored the local copy of lightroom catalogue on an external 2.5" HD, which benches at 76mb/sec red, 35mb/sec write.

Have about 1tb and dont want to clog up main fast C:/ drive with it, but thinking putting on an internal SATA drive would be the way to go as no use wasting remaining nvme slot on that.

Question is - SATA HD or SATA SSD? cheap 3.5" HD should be around 150mb/sec each, I could put a pair in RAID0 300mb/sec. But a single SATA SSD would be around 500mb/sec. I think both are enough even single HD but SATA seek time may offer best performance when I do fiddle with catalogue? I should probs go for 2tb given the 1tb size of the catalogue, but 2tb approx same cost as 1tb per tb, so I could RAID0 a pair of 1tbs for twice the speed. There would be a periodic automated backup of course.

Anyway, that would eventually fill up, so I should probably do some kind of NAS or DAS with those SATA HDs?

How do you split your catalogue to archive old stuff but still easily accessible?
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>>4104894
raid0 is a terrible idea, either drive broken results in totalndata loss
i would use the remaining M.2 slot for a 2TB drive for storage. sata ssd is also a decent option
i myself have a home server with snapraid that i use for backup and long term storage
PC is 2x2TB M.2 drives for general purpose use and a couple sata ssds and mechanical hdds for eroge/porn/"other stuff" ;)
i do also have some cronjobs running on my server that fetches files from my PC to make backups, directory trees are mirrored so the layout is the same. tar.gz and uncompressed copies both
uncompressed backup folder on the server i have remotely mounted on my PC for easy easy to access
i get around 80MB/s read/write speed on the remote folder, but thats mostly limited by the gigabit ethernet and SFTP
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>>4104900
>storage
>SSD
retard take
to store valuable information you gotta be spinning rust
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>>4104872
You could have spent that 1750 so much better
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Is it me or the FE line is still missing a good, relatively "small" and affordable ~18mm prime? Basically, the excellent bang-for-buck 12mm APS-C Samyang, but for FE. I know they did release one, but it's kinda subpar from the reviews. Though it's cheap, so maybe it's not a bad buy. Anyone here owns it?

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>>4104916
https://www.google.com/search?q=nope+engineer&source=lmns&tbm=vid&bih=718&biw=412&client=ms-android-verizon&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjtoPr9jNH7AhUGS1MKHe-QCmAQ0pQJKAJ6BAgAEAk#fpstate=ive&vld=cid:3683518d,vid:gvdf5n-zI14
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>>4104918
I'd look at the Tamron 20mm f2.8 and Sigma 20mm f2, slight difference in focal length but both are about the same size as the Samyang/Rokinon, and likely much better. The Tamron is pretty cheap too.
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>>4104894
I mostly work off an SSD on my PC. Everything gets copied to my NAS (IronWolf drives) in RAID1, as well as backed up to the cloud on import.
Occasionally I'll work right off the NAS, like if I'm going back to edit old stuff no longer on the SSD. It's doable, but not ideal.
Switching to a NAS (over just wired external drives) has been a real game changer for me in a lot of ways, as has switching to a more "session" based approach over traditional catalogs.
I usually shoot 3-4TB per year, but have started doing video eats storage like crazy, so I'll probably be upgrading the NAS (more drives, more storage, faster connection) in two years or so.
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What's the best cheap m43 compact body I can pick up right now? I have a pana g80 but its a bit big to be lugging around everywhere
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>>4104956
Yeah, I was looking at the Tamron upon looking at listings and reviews. Higher focal length than I'd want, but image quality seems higher. Subpar autofocus, but hey, for wide photography, I always used fully manual lenses. Might as well keep everything manual, though I'll miss the second ring. At such a low price, I can't complain much. Or I'll just get the Sigma for a few more $, it has everything I want.
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>>4104965
GM1 if you don't mind giving up EVF and going a bit older, GX80/85 if you want what is effectively your current camera in a smaller form factor.
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Thinking about selling my X-T1 and upgrading either to a X-T2, X-H1, or X-T3, what's the best bang for the buck? X-T2 seems to sit around $600, X-H1 about the same, and the X-T3 about $800. Is the $200 difference worth it for BSI? I shoot stills only.
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>>4103839
D600 owner here, the only reason the D600 isn't viable anymore is because Nikon discontinued their free repairs for the shutter recall. If you ask the seller and they can provide proof they got it sent in, it's basically the exact same as the D610.
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anybody have any experience with the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lens or the Sony 30mm f/2.8 Macro DT SAM A lens?
looking to pick up either to go along with the 16-50 lens the sony a6100 comes with, since I'll be taking a bunch of very closeup shots
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>>4104918
Just you. Samyang 18mm 2.8.
https://dustinabbott.net/2020/01/samyang-af-18mm-f2-8-review-sony-fe/
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>>4105129
disregard the sony lens im retarded and its for a different mounting system
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Just bought a refurbed Canon EOS R body
Already buying a 50mm f1.8 stm
Need suggestions for 1-2 additonal lenses. Looking to shoot wildlife, landscapes and sports. Also portraits (mostly outdoor). Looking for $1k-1.5k budget for these two lenses. I'm ok with EF or third party and canon refurb.

Theres a refurb EF 70–200mm f/4L IS II USM for $800, also the RF version for $1100
Also should I get a kit lens or just skip that? The kit lens on this one would be the RF24–105mm F4 L IS USM which is selling refurbed for $800... I previously had a 70D that I sold (and sold all the glass as well) and the kit lens that came with that was not particularly great but did a ok job(18-55 STM)
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>>4105164
Alright I decided on getting the EF 70-200 f4 for sure
Should I buy RF 24-105 f4 L for $800 or a 35mm and 85mm and 50mm prime for ~$680
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>>4105164
>wildlife, landscapes and sports
Ah, the money sink trio.
>Wildlife: Fast supertele zoom
>Sports: Fast supertele zoom
>Landscape: A wide angle prime and a fuckload of filters

>>4105181
Buy a single wide angle prime, or perhaps a wide angle zoom if you can stomach the additional costs of larger filters and possibly a specialized filter holder. Now buy a prime between 50 and 100mm for macro and portraits. Now for wildlife and sports, save up for a micro four thirds camera.
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>>4105183
I am both posters
>>4105181
>>4105164
So would you think a EF 16-35 f4 L and a EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro STM, RF 50mm 1.8 and the RF 70-200 L be a better mix than the 70-200 and 35,50,85 primes?
Or would you suggest another mix?
Im pretty set on the 70-200 for wildlife until I can save up for a better telephoto or the micro four thirds.
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>>4105187
35 isn't very wide for most landscape shots. I'd go with something with 24mm in the range.

>70-200 for wildlife
Ay that's some big and friendly wildlife.
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>>4105191
Yeah most of the "wildlife" ill be shooting at the moment is going to be on a nature boardwalk, birds turtles iguanas gators so I think the 70-200 should be pretty solid for that, wont be able to get the birds in the far away trees but they have a lot of closer brush that they fly into often.

I appreciate the help. Decided on RF 50mm 1.8 RF 70-200 f4 L for now and going to keep an eye out for a sale on a 24mm...
Im looking at the RF 24 mm 1.8 but seems like it gets kind of disappointing reviews, theres the Samyang 14mm 2.8 at a similar price but probably too wide angle for what I want
What do you think about the EF-S 10-22 f3.5-4.5 for street/landscape?
Or would it be better to save up for a RF 15-35mm f/2.8L or a RF 14-35mm f/4
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>>4105212
For street you want the faster lens to shoot in dim locations, for landscape fast lenses don't matter, but sharp lenses do. Try and find MTF charts like from ephotozine and pay close attention to corner sharpness.
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>>4105215
>street with fast lenses
lol nice one larper
f/8 and be there, flash if needed and crank up the ISO
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>>4105216
>not doing candid portraits and taking dramatic photos of stoplights and street signs
Dated, jew-yorkish winograndy idea of street.
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>>4105217
Candid means no time to fine focus.
Street and bokeh don't mix, you risk making art instead.
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>>4105219
F2.8 and a camera made in the last decade, broseph.
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>>4105224
Anon, we're in the 2020s. The last decade is just under 3 years. No need to consoom so hard, anything post 2008 will do.
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THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT

I have a pentax K1 and can buy a sony A7RIII for about $1k after tax. Time is passing. Opportunities are closing. Should I sell all my pentax stuff and go SNOY?
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>>4105234
>Should I sell
Nah, you can just adapt your pentax optics into the Riii
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>>4105234
>should I sell my reflex system and become a mirrorlesscuck?
the absolute state
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>>4101560
Did you 1/1 flash yourself in the face yet? Just to see what it's like?
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>>4105234
Good price for RIII, I'd cop. Like that other anon said, you can adapt your lenses if it makes sense to you, there's even an adapter that allows you to keep autofocus.
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A lot of people prefer fast sensor readout speeds to reduce rolling shutter effect, but what camera should I get if I want to use the rolling shutter artistically? Any cameras with decent quality sensor but slow readout speeds? I'm guessing something high resolution but also old will be best, but I don't know specifics.
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>>4105234
YES go full snoy, everyone else is coping because their af isn't as fast and their images aren't as clear
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>>4104591
this. i was fully expecting like ISO 3200 with the grain this guy had. must be one of the retards that adds grain in post because "le film look aesthetic"
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>great technical specs
>nice lens selection
>reasonably affordable
>all pictures they take are completely devoid of sovl
Even the black and white ones, how do they manage it?
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>>4105278
It's a psychological thing, you have been arguing with me for so many years it's made you permanently assblasted at anything Sony branded.
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>>4105256
Just lowest iso and shoot 1/15s exposures with an eShutter
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>>4105212
I have a 150mm lens with an m43 body, that makes a 300 35mm equivalent, and felt a bit limited when trying to get birds.
I recommend getting at least a 400mm adjusted to your sensor crop
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>>4105280
or, in layman's terms, this is what we call "coping and seething"
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Got the GR iiiX to compliment low light photography but autofocus is dog shit compare with other cameras I’ve owned. Looks like I’ll get an X-T2 and a 35mm 1.4 to replace it.

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>>4105278
Boring color profiles
Prolific chink glass
Zeiss involvement
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>>4105295
Shit autofocus? At that focal length? Are you sure you didn't just get a broken one?
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>>4105258
Hmm, actually, I think I won't go full snoy.
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>>4105311
40mm equivalent...?
It's much worse than my old X100F which is similar but I've read lots of accounts of pretty poor AF.
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Any bag / sling recommendations to hold a full size dslr + a big lens ? Specifically, d850 + Nikon's 24-70 2.8 VR? I just returned the 6L version of peak designs sling. It fit length wise fine but it was a little tight on the width. The 10L adds another 2 cm in width which might be enough but before dropping $170 for a bag I might return as well I wonder if anyone has a recommendation ? Just want something easier to carry just the lens + camera that I can swing around and pull out. My backpack is great but I have to set it down and open it anytime I want to get the camera out.
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ive only shot film for the past 2 years and im shitty at colorgrading + i dont know shit about digital cameras. wanna start taking videos and might get a little artsy with it so im looking for a cheap aps c camera thats good for video stuff (preferably atleast 4k30) and also very small so i can take it with me a lot. at first i was looking at the fuji xs10 since its got ibis and film simulations but sadly its way too expensive for me so if anyone got good recs sub 500€ id be thankful
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>>4105335
I have a 10L messenger bag that is slightly too big for an APS-C DSLR (K-3) with 16-50/2.8. It would comfortably fit a 70-200 or a full water bottle as well and have extra space for snacks and whatever clutter.
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>>4105335
>Just want something easier to carry just the lens + camera that I can swing around and pull out
This is not 1998 anymore, grandpa. These days we use the Peak Design Capture.
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>>4105335
check out Brevite bags. one of their backpacks could probably fit a large SLR. the backpacks have quick access pockets so you can pull the camera out of the side without taking it off.
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Are Asus Pro Art monitor worth it? Or is a normal monitor enough for light post grading work?
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What is the cheapest way to get this?

>full frame body
>24-70 f/2.8
>70-200 f/2.9
>85mm f1.4 or something similar
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>>4107079
Used DSLR.
Canon, Nikon, Pentax all have these. Depends on your personal usecase.



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