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Aug 06, 2013 04:34 |  #3586

Yeah it's a limited edition Domo I got at best buy


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Aug 06, 2013 06:06 |  #3587

finally you got the 100L. now shoot the minions. lol.


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Aug 06, 2013 06:07 |  #3588

Dennis,

Thanks for serving the U.S.A. Goodluck and may God protect you and everyone.

nice shot.


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Aug 06, 2013 08:26 |  #3589

It's TUESDAY AGAIN! Lets get networking and support each other on my page www.facebook.com/dalla​slilyrosephotography (external link)!


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Aug 06, 2013 10:08 |  #3590

Opinions please. I'm hobbyist, relatively new to the whole canon dslr thing. I am on a 60D. I currently am shooting mostly on a kit 18-135STM. I also have an older non IS 70-300. In researching a ultra wide landscape lens i keep reading how wonderful the 15-85 is for image quality. I'm OK with, but not wowed by, the image quality of the STM but some of the images I see in here with the 15-85 just blow me away. It is of course quite possible that that is operator skill difference. Would I be better off keeping the 18-135 or selling it for the 15-85 as a walk around. I have the length in the other lens so I guess it just comes down to relative image quality. How much wider is 15 than 18 on the wide angle?
I also plan to pick up a used tokina 11-16 or a sig 10-22 or if money comes in the mail maybe a canon 10-22 at some point in the not too distant future. Anyways thanks in advance for sharing your superior knowledge with a noob.


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Aug 06, 2013 10:21 |  #3591

I would recommend, since you are new, that you keep what you have for now. Get good at using the equipment you have and also at processing the photos. I got caught up in buying new equipment at first, too. I ended up making purchases that I regretted or learning that it was the equipment that was limiting me, but my lack in skills with both taking and processing the photos.

Just my 2 cents, though, fwiw.


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Aug 06, 2013 10:30 |  #3592

I agree with Brenda. When I first got my kit and a Nifty 250, I didn't realize just how capable the 250 really is if you learn how to use it. I suppose the same could be said for other lower end glass.

However, a fairly cheap way to go wide is the Tokina 11-16mm 2.8. You could probably find a used copy for around $400-ish. Excellent lens.

For the mid range, you could look at the Tamron (non VC) 17-50mm 2.8 for around $350.

Two relatively cheap lenses with excellent quality and performance. If you are persistent enough, you could probably find both for roughly the same cost as the 15-85 alone.

All depends on how much you want to invest, money-wise. There are photogs that can make magic with any glass.



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Aug 06, 2013 10:52 |  #3593

jamaeolus wrote in post #16185528 (external link)
Opinions please. I'm hobbyist, relatively new to the whole canon dslr thing. I am on a 60D. I currently am shooting mostly on a kit 18-135STM. I also have an older non IS 70-300. In researching a ultra wide landscape lens i keep reading how wonderful the 15-85 is for image quality. I'm OK with, but not wowed by, the image quality of the STM but some of the images I see in here with the 15-85 just blow me away. It is of course quite possible that that is operator skill difference. Would I be better off keeping the 18-135 or selling it for the 15-85 as a walk around. I have the length in the other lens so I guess it just comes down to relative image quality. How much wider is 15 than 18 on the wide angle?
I also plan to pick up a used tokina 11-16 or a sig 10-22 or if money comes in the mail maybe a canon 10-22 at some point in the not too distant future. Anyways thanks in advance for sharing your superior knowledge with a noob.

If you want wide go for the 10-22. Not really sure you'll really notice anything on the 15 vs. 18 side and you'll end up with two lenses with basically the same range. Spend the money on something you'll notice a good difference with. My 10-22 was the second lens bought and would do it all the same again. The canon version, if I remember right has a UD element in it which is what they use in their L series and have noticed great IQ from it, so pretty sure if you're looking for IQ this will do the job. If you're talking strictly just better IQ from a walk around lens I have no input on the 15-85 since I've never owned one. I do know that a 10-22 can be had for a fairly cheap price, my buddy found one here locally and picked it up for $350 with a focus ring problem, took it to a local authorized canon shop and had it fixed for $75. Had another find one on the same local site and got his BNIB for $450. The 10-22 and 70-200 are basically the only 2 lenses I use. Almost everything I shoot is with those 2 lenses. Here is my flickr, just know that anything shot wide is with the 10-22 and anything long is with the 70-200. http://www.flickr.com/​photos/drdphotos/ (external link)

On the other hand like NC said learn your equipment and you'll be happier with the results. I'd suggest if you don't have LR get that and start to play with editing. It's a cheaper route compared to a lens and it'll make a world of difference. But, if you're set on a lens get one that you'll see a difference.


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Aug 06, 2013 11:21 |  #3594

Hey guys could you please go give me some input? Asked a question over in another thread about printing and want to get some votes on what one to print. Thanks!
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1320548


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Aug 06, 2013 11:29 |  #3595

jamaeolus wrote in post #16185528 (external link)
Opinions please. I'm hobbyist, relatively new to the whole canon dslr thing. I am on a 60D. I currently am shooting mostly on a kit 18-135STM. I also have an older non IS 70-300. In researching a ultra wide landscape lens i keep reading how wonderful the 15-85 is for image quality. I'm OK with, but not wowed by, the image quality of the STM but some of the images I see in here with the 15-85 just blow me away. It is of course quite possible that that is operator skill difference. Would I be better off keeping the 18-135 or selling it for the 15-85 as a walk around. I have the length in the other lens so I guess it just comes down to relative image quality. How much wider is 15 than 18 on the wide angle?
I also plan to pick up a used tokina 11-16 or a sig 10-22 or if money comes in the mail maybe a canon 10-22 at some point in the not too distant future. Anyways thanks in advance for sharing your superior knowledge with a noob.

I was in the wrong boat when I first started out. Instead of learning what I had, I kept buying more and more thinking it was the gear, nope it's greatly just user skill. I would suggest in picking up Lightroom 5, maybe a tripod, and a 430 EX II over getting a new lens. The 18-135 is a great walk around lens and the 70-300 to add to the reach if needed (zoo/candid/portrait). A lot of powerful photos to me come from composition, the right lighting, time and day and a lovely background to add to it.


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Aug 06, 2013 11:40 |  #3596

Agree with everyone above.

For a while, I always admired what others had and wanted it myself.

I started just shooting with what I had, rented for what I didn't.

Overall, after just shooting, I learned what I needed(wanted) for what I shoot.

It'll probably be great to shoot with what you have and possibly fill in the gaps later if it's missing.

Like Vix, a flash and a good tripod will go a long way.


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Aug 06, 2013 12:37 |  #3597

Carrying on the theme of learning with what we have...

Do I have enough? My only lenses are the 8mm and the 40mm. I feel like I should add a zoom in so that I can experiment more.

Can anyone suggest a way to experiment and learn with what I have? Or would you suggest picking up a zoom?

Right now I've got an 85mm 1.8 or a 15-85 on my mind, but I suspect that's mostly just a want, not a need.


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Aug 06, 2013 12:50 |  #3598

First questions, what do you typically like to shoot, and what is your budget?


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Aug 06, 2013 13:04 |  #3599

I agree it's all about how you use it. I've basically only got the 60d kit 18-135. I do have a nifty fifty that I've used twice in the last year. If you go to my site and see some of the early car show stuff I did it's garbage compared to what I'm churning out this year. It was all about learning what to shoot, how, and when. I think I'm doing pretty decent now and with minimal post processing. That is just a preference for me though because I think the automotive photographers on this site way over process their images. In fact I think there is very little photography involved in what most are doing here with cars. It's kind of gross IMO.

I'm not going to get caught up in the race for more gear either. I thought maybe someday I'd like a full frame but why? L glass, don't need it. My readers don't care about any of that stuff and judging by the emails I get through the site most think I'm a photography God anyway. Which is funny since I still pretty much suck.

I say shoot what you got and have fun with it. Hanging around POTN will make you think you always have to have the latest and greatest. You don't. The best automotive photographer I know still shoots with a 20d and on piece of L glass. I'll take his work over anything anyone is doing on POTN and it's because he knows how to use his gear.


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Aug 06, 2013 13:05 |  #3600

Over the last couple of years, my interest in the hobby subsided. I would only shoot my niece (now 2yrs old) indoors with the 50mm. I also used the fisheye as a tourist lens, which meant architecture and friends/family here and there.

I want to start shooting again. I just got my 60D.I find myself interested in street photography and people, but haven't done a lot to confirm. Maybe my 40mm would be good for that.

Budget is probably about $300. Obviously stretching it for the 15-85, but think I can get one for less than $500 where I live.

Part of me thinks I should just get the 18-55 and 50-250, or the 18-135 and experiment. But having already had the kit, I can say that I only used it when traveling.


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