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Unread 03-02-2008, 12:13 AM   #46
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hahahah awesome! glad to hear you were finally able to get it.

im also jealous

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Unread 03-02-2008, 12:29 AM   #47
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i was wondering if someone could go to my flickr site and look in the Random set and tell me what kinds of sets i could create with the pictures in there. im not really sure what to catagorize them as
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Unread 03-02-2008, 12:42 AM   #48
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i was wondering if someone could go to my flickr site and look in the Random set and tell me what kinds of sets i could create with the pictures in there. im not really sure what to catagorize them as

I'd call them "art" or "artistic" or "artsy" or something along those lines.
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Unread 03-02-2008, 12:47 AM   #49
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thanks! ill go ahead and change that around

Edit: its nice to finally have a pro account on there. it feels so much more organized
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Unread 03-02-2008, 08:03 AM   #50
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The vignetting is a problem with that Nikon lens. Here is a pretty comprehensive review that mentions the problem.
http://www.bythom.com/55200lens.htm
For $250 you get what you pay for. Just like anything else, to get pro results, you have to drop some serious coin on pro gear. My cheapest lens cost nearly $1K.
Or buy some used manual focus gear from the 1980's, learn how to focus and set an aperture and enjoy pro quality results at a discount.
Here is a shot I just took of my dog Scout. I used a Nikon D2hs digital camera with a 105 f/2.5 Nikkor lens circa. 1984. 1/500 shutter at f/5.6, 400 ISO. That particular lens is considered one of the sharpest, brightest lenses ever made.


This is shot on fine .jpg mode and worked with basic levels and scaled down a bit with iphoto.
There are a lot of good quality used Nikkor lenses on ebay and in camera stores and pawn shops everywhere.
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Unread 03-02-2008, 09:05 AM   #51
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Here is what to look for in used Nikkor glass. They need to be AI or converted to AI. That means aperture indexed. If it's not AI, it will not fit correctly. The faster the lens, the more versatile it is, so look for lower f-stops-(1.8/2.0/2.8). I would start with a 50mm f/1.8 lens. Then add a 105 f/2.5 and a 180 f/2.8 for telephoto. When you want wider look for a 35 f/2.0 or a 24 f/2.8. Fixed focal length lenses are much sharper than zooms. Changing position for the right framing makes you look at your subject differently and can lead to better composition. In my opinion, zoom lenses make lazy photographers if you let them. Nothing can substitute getting your feet in different positions. What I call the foot zoom.
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Unread 03-02-2008, 12:41 PM   #52
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Or buy some used manual focus gear from the 1980's, learn how to focus and set an aperture and enjoy pro quality results at a discount.
Listen to this man, he gives good advice.
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Unread 03-03-2008, 03:24 AM   #53
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ill have to poke around at the pawn shop tomorrow

i also thought of a cool series to do and i have nothing to write with so im posting here to remind myself. i wont post exactly what it is though

LT (if you can guess it ill tell you what it is)
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Unread 03-03-2008, 01:09 PM   #54
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The money goes into the lenses, not the body. A body is disposable, so to speak, but the lenses last decades (if not longer). Once you have a nice lens collection, then go for the nicer bodies. Not to mention that the higher end bodies will show all the faults in the cheaper lenses.

I read this quote somewhere and it really holds true: If you put a $100 lens on an $8000 body, it will perform as well as a $100 camera, but if you put an $8000 lens on a $500 body, it'll blow you away.

A lot of things go into producing a good image, but if your glass is bad, you might as well kiss the photo goodbye.
true but 3k for a camera setup to take pictures of your kids? thats way over kill. she could spend half as much and still get wonderful results.

you are somewhat on the right track with the my new project.
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thanks for recomendation. ill let her know tomorrow when i see her.


id say you were closer with your first guess. whats Lomographic Tendencies???

this project may actually have a name already for all i know. but when i tried finding things on it i couldnt
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oooooooooooooooooh ok ive seen alot of that. very cool stuff. never knew how it was done. i was going to go shoot the prairy dogs today but its still cold tomorrow its suppose to be ~60 out
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Unread 03-03-2008, 08:12 PM   #57
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So I was wheelin' this weekend and a question came to mind. I let one of my buddies take some shots of my Jeep with my camera. I know it isn't a problem this time, but who do the photographs technically belong to since he took the pictures?

I also have the same lens that you have, and it does the same thing with the lighting! You can see it really good in this picture. I thought I was doing something wrong. Which I am still not ruling out.

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Unread 03-03-2008, 08:14 PM   #58
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id say that the pictures he took belong to him from a legal point of view but im no laywer so what do i know
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So I was wheelin' this weekend and a question came to mind. I let one of my buddies take some shots of my Jeep with my camera. I know it isn't a problem this time, but who do the photographs technically belong to since he took the pictures?
He does, why do you ask? Are you selling them? If not, it doesn't really matter.
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He does, why do you ask? Are you selling them? If not, it doesn't really matter.
Nope,,,that is why I said it isn't a problem this time.

I really doubt I'll ever have pictures that are that good, but if I lent my camera to the right person!!
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