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#391 J_HUI

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 12:34 PM

View PostRolled Cambers, on 13 April 2011 - 04:06 PM, said:

So.. no to the $250 mark? :(

The only way to really get a quality macro lens cheap is, if you struck gold in an Ebay bidding or Gumtree ad.
Or in my case, I was lucky enough to buy a 100mm macro for $350 off a mate last month, Rrp $700 :P

But either you'll have to make a slightly bigger budget (Canon 50mm F2.5 Macro's are $350 on ebay ), or... you can buy a 50mm F1.8 ($120) and a reverse adapter plate ($5-15 a piece of plastic), people say this works but I've never tried it.

So something like this.
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#392 Rolled Cambers

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 06:06 PM

Hey man yeah, I've had a go at reverse rings. Quality isn't the best, have a look at my portfolio the macro type shots were from reversing my lens, not the greatest, but achievable. You have a very very limited DOF 1mm movement screws everything up.

I'm looking at a 50mm from JB, you think I should sell one of my lens's and get the 50mm? (Not the macro)

#393 Siddr20

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 08:50 AM

Why not just get a basic slr jay?
or 2nd hand 450d or similar? But then im guessing you will be tempted to buy more things?

#394 Rolled Cambers

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 03:22 PM

I struck gold on old as lens' !!!
About 20 or so of them, all old school, they won't fit on my 60D will they? Their all various brands, old school cool school lol
Found a OOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD cam, film type, has aperture settings printed on the back, like what lighting to use which aperture on haha!

#395 Siddr20

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:33 PM

Royal wedding: Spot yourself in our hi-def crowd picture:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13200114

#396 Siddr20

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:49 PM

Actually it will be interesting to know the lighting setup for that shot: http://www.flickr.co...157626613171058

Looking by the shadows and no light spill on the carpet im thinking just one huge ass light modifier on camera right.
Looks at the shadows under the chin.. To me it looks like one light source plus available light coming from behind to light up the side of the face a little.

Post up your thoughts :)

#397 Rolled Cambers

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:47 PM

Wow! That is well lit!
Sid, I don't think there's a light source from behind. Look at the Queens chair, front leg, where William is standing. There are 2 shadows, So I'd say, one on left, center, and right.

#398 Rolled Cambers

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 12:08 PM

Thread needs to be revived!!!
I finally done heaps of research on aperture and DOF, and my lord, if you don't know how it works, you guys should seriously research it!!
I've always thought F5 was the best stop to shoot, but once learning more, I've been using anywhere between f1.4 - f22 haha.
It's magical!!

#399 Rolled Cambers

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:18 PM

Come on people! Post in this thread, comment on anything, ask any questions, feel free!

I bought a lens hood for my lens' really makes a difference!!
Also bought a macro lens reverse kit, one that fits on the front, and reverses another lens to it, waiting for arrive and test it out, can't wait!!

Also, whats peoples opinions on the 320EX Speedlite? Went into teds last night, they had them on special! Really couldn't resist it, but thought I'd ask in here first.
Has inbuilt LED where its constantly on for doing video. Really neat, really liked it, but I have to ask before I buy lol!

Also thinking about buying the 50mm F1.8, it's down to 149!! :woot:
Should I buy off ebay? Or stick to a camera store where I can get warranty and close to home, etc?

#400 Old Mate Willis

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 06:44 PM

Great to see your excitement man!

I've always preferred buying from the shop instead of ebay, I like the idea of supporting the stores so they are there to seek help from and see the gear instead of a purely online based system. But I've never been a huge online shopper in the first place.

I just picked up a 580EX secondhand and am starting to learn how to use it, it's my first flash purchase so I can't really help you with whether the 320EX is a good buy or not, but I say check reviews and comparisons online, you should be able to find out exactly what you're missing if not getting the 580EX II and you might find the extra features are mainly for professioal use anyway so the 320EX is probably a good start.

p.s. the 50mm f1.8 is the best value lens you'll buy, you'll love it!

#401 Rolled Cambers

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 07:11 PM

Sweet as, thanks willis. I found cheap ebay flash which im thinking of buying, like 30-40 bucks.
I think, what I want to do, before I buy expensive, propper stuff, I'll learn how to use the flash in heaps of different scenarios and then later on get the good stuff.

Something like this

What you think of it? 43 bucks.. Fits canon.. Good to learn on or?

#402 ClubKs

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:38 PM

View PostRolled Cambers, on 02 June 2011 - 08:18 PM, said:

Also thinking about buying the 50mm F1.8, it's down to 149!! :woot:
Should I buy off ebay? Or stick to a camera store where I can get warranty and close to home, etc?
2 months ago I got a canon ef 50mm 1.8 II for $110 at JBHiFi

#403 Siddr20

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 05:26 PM

A cheaper alternative to the 580exii is a Yongnuo YN-560. I got one as a backup. Great flash at the fraction of the cost.

#404 Rolled Cambers

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:55 AM

So the yongnuo are decent aye Sid?
Thought they were a cheap crap chinese copy, but they have heaps of different designs and styles.
So thought, they won't be that bad would they?

ClubK, How is it 110 at jb? I went in yesterday and it was still at 149 :S You must of got it discounted?

#405 ecr-033

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:48 AM

just ask them to go cheaper, jb usually knock off a fair amount from the listed price

#406 Siddr20

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:17 AM

No complaints from the Yongnuo YN-560 flash. Its a great flash and for under 100 bucks (i think from memory) you cant go wrong.

Offcourse not full ettl and other fancy stuff from a 580exii but flash output is just as good.

Lots of people are using them. Im going to buy a few more and use them as my light fill when lighting up receptions.

#407 RandomguyLite

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 03:20 PM

Girlfriend trashes guy’s lenses in angry rage!

#408 Rolled Cambers

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 03:46 PM

View Postecr-033, on 10 June 2011 - 12:48 AM, said:

just ask them to go cheaper, jb usually knock off a fair amount from the listed price

Sweet man, might do that! :D
And.. see how much they knock off a 3d tv lol

View PostSiddr20, on 10 June 2011 - 08:17 AM, said:

No complaints from the Yongnuo YN-560 flash. Its a great flash and for under 100 bucks (i think from memory) you cant go wrong.

Offcourse not full ettl and other fancy stuff from a 580exii but flash output is just as good.

Lots of people are using them. Im going to buy a few more and use them as my light fill when lighting up receptions.

Yeah, I expected less options.
I'll order one, it's only 50 or something, plus I've decided not to jump into high priced equipment.
Start off small and learn my way up.

#409 ecr-033

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 02:00 AM

ask for a free gift. My gf's parents got a free $300 cabinet with there tv, and instead of giving them a series 6 LCD they gave them a series 8 for the price of a 6 :D

In other news, I just unboxed my D7000 :D :D :D :D

#410 51MPL

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 01:23 AM

How much did you pick up the d7000 for if you dont mind me asking?

Store/Online/Overseas? PM me if you like ^-^

#411 ecr-033

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:35 AM

got it from JB for $1450 Body only. Honk Kong does them for $1200 but no Aus warranty.

#412 green_pea

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:04 AM

View Postecr-033, on 12 June 2011 - 11:35 AM, said:

got it from JB for $1450 Body only. Honk Kong does them for $1200 but no Aus warranty.

so how is it? loving it i bet.

good to hear you bought the body here with aus warranty, would def be a pain to send back overseas if you had an issue

#413 ecr-033

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 12:35 PM

yeh the gf is anoyed that I spend more time playing around on the camera than I do with her Posted Image
I was soooo tempted to get a Honk Kong deal, but risking that much money and having to send back and forth to fix a problem didnt add up. an extra $250 is well worth the peace of mind.

#414 sp180

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 04:04 PM

Anyone else short sighted?
Been trying to work manual focus more lately on my D60 but with been short sighted despite adjusting the little slider thing on the eye piece I find that what looks in focus to me is actually out of focus once I review it on PC. Even reviewing on the camera I don't notice it.
I'd wear my glasses but I find it uncomfortable and I don't have contact lenses.
Pretty nub question but has anyone got a another suggestion?

#415 ecr-033

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 04:27 PM

when i first tried manual focus i would get it to what i thought was focused then take a few shots changing the focus slightly, put them up on the computer and figure it out then.



#416 Rolled Cambers

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 04:23 PM

What exactly does warranty cover?
I have 4 yrs from jb + 1 from canon, or 3 and 2.
Does it cover lens's ? Cause I think my lens is acting up, never been dropped though.

#417 ecr-033

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:21 PM

the canon warranty should cover the lens. Im not 100% on how it all works but i feel alot safer buying from a shop i can walk into rather than sending e-mails back and forth. Yelling has more of an effect when its face to face and not just caps lock

#418 ecr-033

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:57 PM

haha sounds like you have done this before..

#419 Rolled Cambers

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 06:25 PM

:lol:

#420 green_pea

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:20 AM

Anyone go to the PMA show in darling harbour on the weekend??





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