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Nov 20, 2009 02:04 |  #1

The only lens I have at the moment is the 17-55. Right now I'm up in the air on whether I should pick up a UWA such as the Tokina 11-16 or a 580ex II strobe. We all know that the Tokina is hard to find these days and having a flash is also useful. So what you guys think would be handy at the moment. Should I pick up the lens or the flash? Thanks in advance




  
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Nov 20, 2009 02:05 |  #2

580exII for sure!


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Nov 20, 2009 02:07 |  #3

You need light or you need UWA? Only you'd know. Either is good.

By the way, I'm new to Texas, just got to Dallas this week. What exactly is a Texas Pancake?




  
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Nov 20, 2009 02:18 |  #4

Whichever is more important to you. What will get more use?


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Nov 20, 2009 02:29 |  #5

I will probably get both but which should i get first.




  
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Nov 20, 2009 02:30 |  #6

Actutally I'm not from texas... I thought it sounds kinda cool.

Todd Lambert wrote in post #9048692 (external link)
You need light or you need UWA? Only you'd know. Either is good.

By the way, I'm new to Texas, just got to Dallas this week. What exactly is a Texas Pancake?




  
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Nov 20, 2009 02:37 |  #7

Well, bummer. I was thinking it was some sort of special pancake.. and I like pancakes.

Pffffttt.

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Nov 20, 2009 02:59 |  #8

Get both like I did. hehe

Actually, now that I have the 11-50 range covered, I'm wanting something longer.
I think an 85mm will be my next lens, even though I want a 70-200.


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Nov 20, 2009 03:05 |  #9

Yeah I'll probably get both but which should i get first ;)




  
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Nov 20, 2009 03:29 |  #10

Todd Lambert wrote in post #9048756 (external link)
Well, bummer. I was thinking it was some sort of special pancake.. and I like pancakes.

Pffffttt.

;-)a

You'll get to a restaurant and the menu will say 'Texas Pancake', you will ask the waiter what it is because you were told it didn't exist. They will point to a large circle on the wall and say it's that big ;)




  
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Nov 20, 2009 10:53 |  #11

get the flash first, but if you're getting both anyways, why does it matter which you get first?


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Nov 20, 2009 12:06 as a reply to  @ maximus96's post |  #12

It's all about the light. A flash is the only piece of gear that I would contend will instantly improve your photography.

Without question, get a flash first.


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Nov 20, 2009 12:13 |  #13

If you ever use the pop up flash, then your answer is 580EXII. It will do more for your images. UWA are vey nice to have and useful, but only you will know how much will actually use it.


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Nov 20, 2009 12:14 |  #14

thanks guys for your advice. i appreciate it.




  
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Nov 20, 2009 12:18 |  #15

Jethro790 wrote in post #9050846 (external link)
It's all about the light. A flash is the only piece of gear that I would contend will instantly improve your photography.

Without question, get a flash first.


Well, I'd actually argue a tripod before a flash, but that's me. Also the OP didn't mention tripods, so I'll shut up. ;)




  
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