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Mar 09, 2011 12:14 |  #1081

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you're comparing a $1500 lens to a $300 lens, of course the nikkor's going to be a bit better, lol.

No I'm comparing a zoom I paid $800 for to a prime I paid $300 for with almost two stops difference wide open. Maybe that's still an unfair comparison but it shouldn't be; primes are supposed to be better than zooms.

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Yes it's stopped down a lot :D Your 17-55 may in fact be sharper but at f8 the difference will be minimal although a gratifying nod towards the 17-55. It does do wide open fairly well though.

Yeah my disappointment is more than just the Tokina wide open, I'm willing to accept that it's good at f8 and above. I was actually trying to replace the 17-55/2.8 with three primes; the Tokina 17/3.5, Nikkor 24/2.8, and Nikkor 50/1.8. The reason was the weight of the zoom, but these three lenses combined weigh about 150gm more than the zoom. :( The Tokina has excellent build quality, but is not light. Add to that the 24/2.8 is a really crap lens and it was a real failure project. :cry:


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Mar 09, 2011 13:22 |  #1082

Chippy569 wrote in post #11986485 (external link)
portrait and wide angle usually don't go together very well.

Some portraits are wonderful with wide angle, it just depends on what you are shooting, and full body portraits can be quiet stunning in wide angle.


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Mar 10, 2011 00:05 |  #1083

Thanks for the advice guys!
And two years ago on this day i bought my first Nikon <3 a d60




  
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Mar 11, 2011 08:21 |  #1084

so i've officially listed the sigma for sale and was wondering whats next, i think i need a zoom more than a prime so i've been looking at the Nikon 55 - 300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR II whats ya'lls opinion on that lens. I know anything with a length off 300 in the canon serious is sub standered unless its an "L" so i was wondering if the 55-300 would be a good choice or skip it and look for a nifty-two fifty nikon version. budgets around 300.


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Mar 11, 2011 08:52 |  #1085

4.5-5.6 is slow, hope you don't need to shoot at night.


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Mar 11, 2011 08:56 |  #1086

jetta-the-hut wrote in post #12000628 (external link)
so i've officially listed the sigma for sale and was wondering whats next, i think i need a zoom more than a prime so i've been looking at the Nikon 55 - 300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR II whats ya'lls opinion on that lens. I know anything with a length off 300 in the canon serious is sub standered unless its an "L" so i was wondering if the 55-300 would be a good choice or skip it and look for a nifty-two fifty nikon version. budgets around 300.

What are you looking to do again? The Nikon 75-300 3.5 5.6 VR is awesome


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Mar 11, 2011 09:37 |  #1087

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What are you looking to do again? The Nikon 75-300 3.5 5.6 VR is awesome

well my daughter plays soccer and softball and then once a year we go to disney and every year i've wanted a long lens, last year i had the 55-250 on my t1i and loved it but i still found times i wanted a little more length.

no night shots for me even if i do i'm looking at picking up the 85mm later this year so i'll have a decent prime with a good length on it too.


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Mar 11, 2011 10:04 |  #1088

I bit the bullet and order a YN-460ii and YN-RF602 last night. Hopefully this will be fun!


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Mar 11, 2011 14:47 |  #1089

Chippy569 wrote in post #12000766 (external link)
4.5-5.6 is slow, hope you don't need to shoot at night.

I can shoot F5.6 at night, I just end up using higher ISO or adding light.


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Mar 12, 2011 09:20 |  #1090

jetta-the-hut wrote in post #12000987 (external link)
well my daughter plays soccer and softball and then once a year we go to disney and every year i've wanted a long lens, last year i had the 55-250 on my t1i and loved it but i still found times i wanted a little more length.

no night shots for me even if i do i'm looking at picking up the 85mm later this year so i'll have a decent prime with a good length on it too.

I'd try the 75-300. That said, I think a good economy zoom kit would be that and the 24-120 3.5-5.6. VR on both if I recall correctly and good IQ.


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Mar 12, 2011 10:57 |  #1091

Not bad for the 85 1.8.
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Mar 12, 2011 13:44 as a reply to  @ post 11971389 |  #1092

Mr. Clean wrote in post #11981747 (external link)
Eff. Just traded/sold my Sigma 85 for a Nikon 85 1.8. Egads. Gotta put money on bills though. The 1.4 kills the 1.8 though and I just know it's going to suck :lol:

Nooooooo Mike. Nooooooooooo :lol:




  
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Mar 12, 2011 20:59 |  #1093

I know man, I know :(

On the positive side, I sold my Lens Align tool :D For some odd reason, I just don't need it anymore :o


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Mar 13, 2011 11:10 |  #1094

Mr. Clean wrote in post #12006400 (external link)
I'd try the 75-300. That said, I think a good economy zoom kit would be that and the 24-120 3.5-5.6. VR on both if I recall correctly and good IQ.



im not going to have enough now, my budget went to 200, I have seen a few 24-120's for under 200 but whats the difference in that and the 18-105 i already have? its not all that much more length.

i found the 55-200 VR at wally world for 249 last night but found them used for 170ish. i might just get that one since my budgets been cut.


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Mar 13, 2011 12:38 |  #1095

Okay guys, I have a D7000, I used it to shoot in a classroom w/ ambeint light for candids on friday. I was trying to shoot in manual but it was getting hard with the varying light, so I swapped it out to A mode and set it to 2.0 to keep the shutter speed up as much as i could.

When I would chimp I noticed a lot of over-exposure, even on the face! I tried it in 2 different meter modes (the tiny pin and the I think evaluative all over one) and BOTH over-exposed some shots. It was very odd. I was very surprised and went back into M mode. I don't normally work in A, maybe somehow exposure compensation was set, but unless it's easy to do that on accident, I don't ever do that and don't even know how.


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