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Nov 12, 2012 21:23 |  #9571

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I thought you shoot Canon? ???

I use both, lately a lot more with a D800.




  
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Nov 12, 2012 21:46 |  #9572

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I don't know about the D300s having a better AF, the AF on the D7000 is great. Since you have held off this long (I know, I bought a D70 not long after it was introduced) I would hang on. The D300s and D7000 are overdue for replacements and it looks like the fantastic 24MP sensor will be in them.

I'm pretty sure the difference will be the build and weather sealing.

Yeah but if it's like $1400+ I don't see the point plus I haven't looked on anything in regards of the sensor changes if I had glass that was good enough for spending that amount then I would have no problem, but just a sigma 70-200mm F2.8 and the 18-70 lens I really haven't picked up much else, I did have a 50 mm F1.8 but I ended up selling that awhile back.




  
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Nov 12, 2012 21:59 |  #9573

rick_reno wrote in post #15238951 (external link)
I use both, lately a lot more with a D800.

Good man.


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Nov 12, 2012 22:21 |  #9574

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Yeah but if it's like $1400+ I don't see the point plus I haven't looked on anything in regards of the sensor changes if I had glass that was good enough for spending that amount then I would have no problem, but just a sigma 70-200mm F2.8 and the 18-70 lens I really haven't picked up much else, I did have a 50 mm F1.8 but I ended up selling that awhile back.

My point to hang on is that we really don't know yet what these new cameras will look like. The D7000 isn't going to suddenly start producing junk images when the replacement is announce but the price will drop making the price to performance ratio very appealing for those on tight gear boxes.

Also, knowing the lenses that were available at the time of the D70 I would avoid any of the lower end bodies without AF drives.


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Nov 12, 2012 22:24 |  #9575

Started a "project" for my street photography. I've chosen the first image to publish...

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Nov 12, 2012 22:28 |  #9576

Do you ever have problems doing that kind of photography? Whenever I've walked around with a 'big' camera on sidewalks people act very strange and I had one guy in downtown Richmond tell me not to shoot his picture 'or else'.


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Nov 12, 2012 22:31 |  #9577

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Do you ever have problems doing that kind of photography? Whenever I've walked around with a 'big' camera on sidewalks people act very strange and I had one guy in downtown Richmond tell me not to shoot his picture 'or else'.

Nope. I've yet to have an incident and I've been doing this since 2010ish. I'd say 95% of the people don't know I'm there. But I'm using my 28mm lately for street photos instead of my trust 50mm (I'm getting bolder)...

I get in and get out. I don't "work" a shot. Either the shot is there or it isn't. I can maybe get 1 to 3 snaps at most. When you start taking 20 shots of the same person/people, you'll get their attention...You do not want this.

edit: I do wish I had a Leica M9 and 35mm Summicron (or a Zeiss to help me out with the cost...) though. Would make it much easier. One day...one day...


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Nov 12, 2012 22:40 |  #9578

K6AZ wrote in post #15239112 (external link)
My point to hang on is that we really don't know yet what these new cameras will look like. The D7000 isn't going to suddenly start producing junk images when the replacement is announce but the price will drop making the price to performance ratio very appealing for those on tight gear boxes.

Also, knowing the lenses that were available at the time of the D70 I would avoid any of the lower end bodies without AF drives.

You do have a point and I would never get a body without the AF screw drive.

But it does have me thinking I don't think it's worth it to keep buying DX lenses?




  
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Nov 12, 2012 22:49 |  #9579

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edit: I do wish I had a Leica M9 and 35mm Summicron (or a Zeiss to help me out with the cost...) though. Would make it much easier. One day...one day...

What about the Fuji X100 to partner up with your FF DSLR? XP1's with manual lens are great too. And the new XE1 ... it's almost as small as the X100 with the same IQ, high ISO quality, and ability to change lenses of the XP1 for only $999.


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Nov 12, 2012 22:52 |  #9580

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What about the Fuji X100 to partner up with your FF DSLR? XP1's with manual lens are great too. And the new XE1 ... it's almost as small as the X100 with the same IQ, high ISO quality, and ability to change lenses of the XP1 for only $999.

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Nov 12, 2012 22:54 |  #9581

Razeus wrote in post #15239137 (external link)
Nope. I've yet to have an incident and I've been doing this since 2010ish. I'd say 95% of the people don't know I'm there. But I'm using my 28mm lately for street photos instead of my trust 50mm (I'm getting bolder)...

I get in and get out. I don't "work" a shot. Either the shot is there or it isn't. I can maybe get 1 to 3 snaps at most. When you start taking 20 shots of the same person/people, you'll get their attention...You do not want this.

edit: I do wish I had a Leica M9 and 35mm Summicron (or a Zeiss to help me out with the cost...) though. Would make it much easier. One day...one day...

There are a lot of historical buildings downtown I want to shoot but they're alrways surrounded with foot traffic. As cramped as the streets, sidewalks, and buildings are I need 20mm or wider. The 16-35 is a great lens but it gives off the 'big camera' look. I'm going to look at options for this kind of shooting though, there is a lot of stuff I want to do down there.

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You do have a point and I would never get a body without the AF screw drive.

But it does have me thinking I don't think it's worth it to keep buying DX lenses?

I have a 17-55 I picked up at less than half the new price. I'm hanging onto it and assuming that DX is not dead. I see a lot of people dumping them and other great DX lenses on FM dirt cheap. If you know you will stick with DX you can sure build an affordable set of lenses on the FM FS board.


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Nov 12, 2012 23:00 |  #9582

Incorporate the people into your photos...juxtaposition between the small people and big buildings could work in your favor...


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Nov 12, 2012 23:02 |  #9583

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Incorporate the people into your photos...juxtaposition between the small people and big buildings could work in your favor...

I'll try it again when I get to feeling better.


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Nov 12, 2012 23:08 |  #9584

I hear ya.

I'm just trying to grow. That's the main reason for my project.

Plus, sticking to the 28mm instead of the 50mm gives my photos a new look. Switching from black and white to color as well. Trying to "see" differently.


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Nov 12, 2012 23:10 |  #9585

I've been thinking about a Fuji X100 for street photography. I never have an issue with my D800 even with a grip on it. I love street photography. I can't wait for the new Sigma 35mm 1.4 to come out so I can try that out for it. I've been using my 50mm 1.8G. I've never had any issues with people saying stuff to me about taking their picture.


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