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hiyall

Member Since 13 Nov 2007
Offline Last Active Nov 30 2007 11:00 PM
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In Topic: First Lens For A D-slr?

28 November 2007 - 07:23 PM

QUOTE (Fish-Face @ Jul 22 2006, 08:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
First off, I hope this is the right forum. There doesn't seem to be a category for lenses in non-traditional photography.

Second off, I'd like to plug my camera-decision thread in the digital section!

With that over, if I decide for a dSLR, I need (obviously) a lens. The absolute very top no-more-than-at-all maximum is 300, and I'd prefer it if I could keep it quite a bit less than that. Unless of course you can woo me into buying something that will last me for ever - I expect this lens will, as a general lens, have to sacrifice somewhat on the general quality, so I don't want to spend loads. Plus, I don't have enough money to spend 500 on a lens right now smile.gif
It needs to go from normal to low/medium telephoto - although if it goes wider and longer than that, I obviously don't mind. The one problem I see is that I'd like to be able to take closeups, so the focusing distance needs to be low, and general magnification good. However, the general plan is to buy this as "good enough" for closeups, and then in a year or so, have accumulated some wealth enough to go for a decent actual-macro, 1:1 or better lens.
Quality is important, but less important than getting normal-telephoto + closeup ability. I've been looking mainly at sigma for the price, and the 18-200, 18-125, 24-135, 28-200 and 28-300 are the main ones I'm looking at.


You didn't mention a brand but I find the canon 28-135 consumer lens to be acceptable in terms of convenience and image quality.

Here is a sample taken with the lens - of course it will only be applicable to canon bodies.

http://www.flickr.co...57594520950088/

Cheers,

Mike

In Topic: Competitions- Being Fair

28 November 2007 - 01:48 PM

Ever watched crabs in a basket?

Even though it is theoretically possible for a crab to escape its confine, the other crabs won't allow it by the sheer weight of their hanging on.

Crab mongers know this and don't even bother to cap the lid.

Learning from and enjoying the works of others is worth far more than winning.

Cheers,

Mike

In Topic: Traditional Black And White Almost Lasts Forever.

28 November 2007 - 01:38 PM

Like a lot of things in life - folks just don't know what they have until it's gone.