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Jun 18, 2012 10:30 |  #256

Vixen89 wrote in post #14594835 (external link)
tis black the color of sex. >:D

EDIT: Also having a hard time deciding 300mm f/4 IS or the 400mm f/5.6 non IS. lol :(

I'm having same dilemma Vixen!!! I'm also considering the Sigma 120-400.


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Jun 18, 2012 10:33 |  #257

In terms of the tripod, if you aren't ready to plop the money down now, just take long exposures from steady objects you can put your camera on! Before spending some money on my tripod, I really experimented with some landscape and long exposures before picking a decent tripod up.

I also think theres this little bean bag that people buy that acts like a miniature tripod! If anyone can chime in on that.


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Jun 18, 2012 10:43 |  #258

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Thanks for posting this here! :)

Was just wondering if i really need one, im just a beginner and exploring the possibilities. At the moment though am just usually taking photos of the family and other things that i find interesting.. But yeah, sometimes i get really slow shutter speeds so i just crank up the iso to compensate..

Would it be really ideal to invest in a good and sturdy tripod as i really want to improve in photography.. :)

If you're not ready to drop a bunch of money on a tripod I would recommend buying this one http://www.amazon.com …ef=oh_details_o​03_s00_i00 (external link)
it works great and it cheap...I had one and it was very nice.


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Jun 18, 2012 10:45 |  #259

Mircom wrote in post #14595429 (external link)
I'm having same dilemma Vixen!!! I'm also considering the Sigma 120-400.

AHHHHH!! It's splitting hairs isn't it!? I'm leaning towards the 300mm f/4 IS after a long debate though, just having IS sounds great ...whereas the 400mm f/5.6 doesn't support it yet ...then there's teh Sigma 50-500 too..*in the corner going crazy


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Jun 18, 2012 10:51 |  #260

Vixen89 wrote in post #14595502 (external link)
AHHHHH!! It's splitting hairs isn't it!? I'm leaning towards the 300mm f/4 IS after a long debate though, just having IS sounds great ...whereas the 400mm f/5.6 doesn't support it yet ...then there's teh Sigma 50-500 too..*in the corner going crazy

Oh i know the feeling, yes that 50-500 is pretty amazing lens to from what i've seen in the lens samples here. This has been going on for me for just over a month now lol. I to am leaning more towards the 300 f4 because of the IS and can still use the 1.4 tcon if needed more reach. If the 400 had IS it would be an easy decision but... I think i'm gonna have to rent these and just decide from there.


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Jun 18, 2012 11:12 |  #261

Just found this thread wondering where everyone had went..Random shot from my friend's backyard over the weekend

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Jun 18, 2012 11:13 |  #262

Vixen89 wrote in post #14595502 (external link)
AHHHHH!! .... ...then there's teh Sigma 50-500 too..*in the corner going crazy

well I think the siggy 150-500 OS is better - great shots in that thread - really shines at f/8 and f/9


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Jun 18, 2012 11:41 |  #263

Mircom wrote in post #14595525 (external link)
Oh i know the feeling, yes that 50-500 is pretty amazing lens to from what i've seen in the lens samples here. This has been going on for me for just over a month now lol. I to am leaning more towards the 300 f4 because of the IS and can still use the 1.4 tcon if needed more reach. If the 400 had IS it would be an easy decision but... I think i'm gonna have to rent these and just decide from there.

That's what I'm thinking of doing too running to the camera store after work today to see for myself. >_<

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Just found this thread wondering where everyone had went..Random shot from my friend's backyard over the weekend

welcome back doogle!! haha :D

Immaculens wrote in post #14595644 (external link)
well I think the siggy 150-500 OS is better - great shots in that thread - really shines at f/8 and f/9

150-500? Is it any different from the 50-500? Why are super telephotos so hard to decide on..LOL

EDIT: Okay I gotta stop looking at zooms. I want that prime sharpness. xD


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Jun 18, 2012 12:19 |  #264

todmac wrote in post #14595489 (external link)
If you're not ready to drop a bunch of money on a tripod I would recommend buying this one http://www.amazon.com …ef=oh_details_o​03_s00_i00 (external link)
it works great and it cheap...I had one and it was very nice.

i second this. it's a little heavier than any of the nicer (and way more expensive) carbon fiber tripods, but is pretty dang good, especially for <$40. Put a new ballhead on it, and it's even better. It also comes with a nice bag/carry case that some consider worth the price of admission alone.




  
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Jun 18, 2012 16:57 |  #265

Looks comfy in here! :)


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Jun 18, 2012 17:03 as a reply to  @ Rivest's post |  #266

It is! Pull up a chair ;)

welcome & welcome back ~


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Jun 18, 2012 17:05 |  #267

Welcome back David. Very comfy in here :)


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Jun 18, 2012 17:41 |  #268

Thanks guys, looks like I have some reading to do!

Anything important I missed?


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Jun 18, 2012 17:41 as a reply to  @ Mircom's post |  #269

Immaculens wrote in post #14594430 (external link)
Regarding the 'tapping of the shutter - I use this technique because too many times its happened where I've followed a bird - half-pressing the shutter for focus- only to realize that it actually was not exactly in focus and missed all my shots. But occassionally tapping the shutter re-engages the focus for micro-focus-adjustments given better probability of locked perfect focus. It helps me anyways... been burned too many times :mad:

yup. I do the same thing but with the back button. Its called pumping the focus.

I just found this thread. Does this mean the other 60d thread is dead?



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Jun 18, 2012 17:46 |  #270

Not dead my friend! This is just a supplement where we can shoot the s*i* and have some fun with OT BS!


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