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Oct 28, 2010 16:02 |  #76

sth_ wrote in post #11183070 (external link)
I don't think it's as bad as you think. Just use the 60mm f/2.8 for the concert and don't be afraid to use ISO1600.


That depends entirely on what you're shooting, could even be a single prime lens.


"More versatile" in terms of optics either means "worse image quality" or "much more expensive" (or both).


You shouldn't. You can already cover a lot with the 18-55 and the 60mm macro (which doubles nicely as a portrait lens). If you want a cheap telezoom, get a 55-250mm IS.
I wouldn't bother with the 50mm f/1.8 when you already have the 60mm.

thanks for the info. I haven't been sure if I could focus with the macro lens (haven't really tried much other than close ups with it) but it seems like a lot of people are saying it should be ok. Hopefully 1600 ISO will work too.




  
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Oct 28, 2010 16:45 as a reply to  @ Buggie's post |  #77

See my signature line--with me since day 1 here.

Whoever said gear doesn't make the photographer must not shoot sports under the lights--LOL ;)


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Oct 28, 2010 16:49 |  #78

Stir Fry A Lot wrote in post #11181812 (external link)
I sell crack and steal from people.

Ok, that made me laugh.

I think the answer for most people is s l o w l y... ;)


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Oct 28, 2010 17:31 |  #79

dave kadolph wrote in post #11183463 (external link)
See my signature line--with me since day 1 here.

Whoever said gear doesn't make the photographer must not shoot sports under the lights--LOL ;)

haha with my joke of a career and ridiculously expensive education, I'll be lucky if I make it to age 40, let alone be able to afford toys!




  
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Oct 28, 2010 17:56 as a reply to  @ Buggie's post |  #80

My other hobby is horses so I have almost no extra money for equipment. That is why I am starting out with a Canon 20d !! Luckily for me photography is just a hobby and I never intend to go professional so my equipment will be fine for a while.............you just do the best with what you have.




  
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Oct 28, 2010 18:41 |  #81

Buggie wrote in post #11183246 (external link)
I haven't been sure if I could focus with the macro lens

Don't worry, the 60mm focuses fine all the way to infinity. It's a real gem of a lens!
And if the camera struggles to focus correctly in low light, use the central focus point.


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Oct 28, 2010 18:46 |  #82

Get them one at a time. Back in my "poor" days, I only had a few lenses. Now, I have basically all I want (for now). Sure, there's always a wish list...

One goes slow. If you buy a lens you don't like or don't use, sell it and try another. That's what I did, and still do!

It wouldn't be any fun if you could order every lens you wanted immediately. Nothing new to look forward to!


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Oct 28, 2010 19:37 as a reply to  @ richardfox's post |  #83

I sold off all my Pentax stuff, a Taylor guitar, and a Great River preamp...


(don't ask how I could afford all my Pentax stuff, a Taylor guitar, and a Great River preamp... :lol: )




  
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Oct 28, 2010 19:39 |  #84

richardfox wrote in post #11184004 (external link)
It wouldn't be any fun if you could order every lens you wanted immediately. Nothing new to look forward to!

Yep! I love the anticipation of getting new stuff. And then you get it, and you're like "ok, what should I get next?"

Last new lens I bought was my 24-70L in July 2009, preceded by my 100-400L about a year earlier. I think it's time to go shopping again!




  
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Oct 28, 2010 20:04 |  #85

I steal from the wifes grocery money.



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Oct 28, 2010 20:37 |  #86

I'm middle aged with no mortgage and my family is grown up. Some women buy shoes and handbags (and some of those things cost more than lenses - unbelievable). When I was younger and poorer and had a family to support I had to save up for months just to buy a 4 megapixel point and shoot. I'll never be much good as a photographer but I love it and I'm getting better (slowly) so I buy what I like.

My son thinks I'm mad for having so many lenses. Who's he to talk? He has 11 surfboards. :-)

As to getting paid for your photography, the son of a friend of mine started out taking photos at dance parties and so on. The bands (and dancers) got to see them, liked them and he's starting to make a name for himself that way.


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Oct 28, 2010 21:01 |  #87

The top 20% of Americans own 86% of the wealth. The bottom 20% of Americans own 0.2% of the wealth.

If you are anywhere near the bottom 20% of Americans, it can be hard to understand how anyone can afford even one lens.

If you are in the top 20% you just buy one of each.


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Oct 28, 2010 21:21 |  #88

sth_ wrote in post #11183977 (external link)
Don't worry, the 60mm focuses fine all the way to infinity. It's a real gem of a lens!
And if the camera struggles to focus correctly in low light, use the central focus point.

is it? I've always wondered if I made the right decision getting that lens. I mean I really like taking macros, but it was like $500 and maybe I should have gotten something more versatile.




  
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Oct 28, 2010 21:38 |  #89

JeffreyG wrote in post #11184763 (external link)
The top 20% of Americans own 86% of the wealth. The bottom 20% of Americans own 0.2% of the wealth.

If you are anywhere near the bottom 20% of Americans, it can be hard to understand how anyone can afford even one lens.

If you are in the top 20% you just buy one of each.

Oh, stop the whining! If the "bottom" 20% didn't waste all their money on cell phones, big screen TV's, digital cable, beer, wine and lottery tickets, they wouldn't be in the "bottom 20%". I see it EVERY DAY, and don't even want to hear that it isn't true!

I like the girl that posted on what lens to buy the other day. Her husband works, she doesn't and "they're behind on everything". Uh, when you're "behind on everything", why did you just buy a digital camera and why are you looking for a lens? This is the biggest problem - brainless people!


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Oct 28, 2010 21:55 as a reply to  @ post 11182246 |  #90

Marry well.:cool:


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