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Dec 03, 2008 16:26 |  #31

adam8080 wrote in post #6804198 (external link)
Sigma 24-60 f/2.8 ($200 new) with a 430EX.

I'll second this option.


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Dec 03, 2008 16:46 |  #32

Option 4. Adding a 430EX with the ability to bounce the light has totally changed what I can shoot around the house.


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Dec 03, 2008 18:07 |  #33

kindollfamilly wrote in post #6807519 (external link)
Just ordered a 430EX II. I am really stoked. Should be here tomorrow!!! Just gonna try to use the flash for now and save a little dough for a new lens later.

Right choice. Learn how to bounce the 430EX all over your house. Save for a fast zoom.


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Dec 03, 2008 18:28 |  #34
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Dec 03, 2008 18:40 |  #35

kindollfamilly wrote in post #6807519 (external link)
Just ordered a 430EX II. I am really stoked. Should be here tomorrow!!! Just gonna try to use the flash for now and save a little dough for a new lens later.

I also ordered a Nikon DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece so I am curious as to how that will help.

Thanks everyone for the advice and I am sure I will have tons of flash questions in the coming days.


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Good choice. A flash makes all the difference for indoor, around the house stuff. Have fun bouncing!


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Dec 03, 2008 19:01 |  #36

Once you get your flash bouncing down there will be no stopping you ;)


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Dec 03, 2008 19:39 |  #37

You need a flash, it will make a huge difference indoorrs. I find 50mm to be too long indoors, unless you only want upper body shots or you have a huge house - I can't get full body shots of my daugther (say opening birthday presents or something) in my family room with the 50mm - I can only back up as far as the wall, and that's not far enough. That's not to say the 50 1.8 wasn't useless, though, I've enjoyed learning how to use a prime and dealing with shallow DOF on it. You might look into the 28mm 1.8 instead - it's on my wish-list of lenses. It's quite a bit more than the 50 1.8, but you could get the flash now and the lens in a few months.

Oh, and my husband won't listen to me anymore, either - he gets the same glazed over look about photography as I get when he starts talking golf.


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Dec 04, 2008 00:13 |  #38

A good flash opens a new door in photography.... you won't even need the 50 f/1.8. If your budget is really type, get the 430 flash and try it out with ur current lenses then re-evalulate =)




  
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Dec 04, 2008 04:59 |  #39

Glad to hear you got the flash. For indoor work, lighting is WAY more important than lenses. With proper lighting, you can produce nice shots with almost any lens. Just learn how to bounce your flash, etc. and it'll make a world of difference,




  
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Dec 04, 2008 06:55 |  #40

I think you might want something a bit wider than what you are looking at. 50mm is pretty narrow on a crop body. I also agree the tamron is a no go. Maybe look into the canon 28mm USM. Decently wide and very sharp.




  
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Dec 04, 2008 09:56 |  #41

I love 50mm on a crop, for around the house shots of the little one. I dont care for the 30-35mm for people unless you are wanting to include alot of background.


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Dec 04, 2008 15:24 as a reply to  @ post 6803993 |  #42

I just sold my 50 1.4 and it was a great lens, but for shots in the house trust me you will need a flash.


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Dec 04, 2008 17:08 |  #43

The 18-55 + 430EX is a great idea, probably the best. With kids, you need to versatility of a zoom and everyone needs a good off camera flash. The 18-55IS is a GREAT lens, and when used with a bounched flash at f5.6, it's a killer. You wouldn't be able to much the tell difference between a 24-70L +430ex, 17-55 2.8 IS + 430EX, 18-55 IS + 430EX shots.
The 18-55 will also fill a niche for other walkaround/landscape sort of shots.


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Dec 04, 2008 17:30 |  #44

Some of the best portrait shots I've ever made were done with 50/1.8 (stopped to about 2.8) and an external flash bouncing off the ceiling. This is a killer combo. Nifty is very cheap and sharp, and flash really helps with autofocus.


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