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Old 10-12-2008, 08:49 PM   #61
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Thanks for the input. Do you recommend any other lenses for landscape shots or good forums I can check out?
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:04 PM   #62
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What kind of camera do you have? Canon? And what lenses do you already own?

I think Tamron also has a pretty well regarded mid-range zoom - I think it's a 28-75mm f/2.8-4 or something like that. It's supposed to be extremely sharp. My most used lens cover the range from 10mm to 200m, and that usually gives me all the coverage I need for landscapes. Occasionally I want a little more reach, but the Canon 10-22mm never leaves me wishing for more on the wide end.

As far as photography forums, my favorite one is fredmiranda.com - the caliber of photography on that site is really impressive - definitely gives me inspiration if I need it.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:08 PM   #63
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Diemen I am loving the D200 So I have the 50-200mm and I just bought 18-50. I was looking at a 200-500MM or should I go for the 100mm-300mm. Which would you recommend for Portraits or Landscape. Mofo if you can give me advice too it would be appreciated. About to start on my next project.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:12 PM   #64
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Ok another thing you guys which Lenses are a must for photographers such as your selves? I currently have for my Canon Digital Rebel XT. An 18-55mm, 18-200 and a 70-300. I am trying to buy some lenses for my Nikon D200 now and I might buy some other lenses for my Canon. Any Ideas? I uses Tamron and have had great results with their lenses.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:19 PM   #65
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The 200-500 isn't very well suited for portraits - that's more a lens for wildlife photography where you want to get a decent shot of something that might not be that close to you. The 18-50 and 50-200 cover a pretty good range for you. I'd consider getting a prime lens like a 50 f/1.8 or an 85 f/1.8. They'll be much sharper than your zooms, and the large aperture will help you isolate the subject from the background better (better background blur), plus let you shoot in lower light while still getting sharp shots. The 50 1.8 is pretty cheap too (both the Nikon and Canon versions).

My 3 must have lenses for landscapes are my Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.5, 24-70 f/2.8L, and 70-200 f/4L. For portraits I find myself using the 24-70 most of the time because, while it's not as sharp as the 50 or 85 that I have, it's sharp enough and the zoom range is very convenient.
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Ok so there is my Canon Digital Rebel XT. With my 18-55, 18-200 and my 70-300. I shot the picture with my Nikon D200 with the attached my Nikon 50-200mm lens. Also in the picture are my 18-50 and my Tamron 70-300. I have 3 batteries for each, Lens hoods, 4 Sandisk cards. 2 Flashes 1 for each camera. Filters, lens cleaner a blower to remove any dust.
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:36 PM   #67
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Justin wouldn't it be better to stick with one brand, you'll be spending a lot in glass!!
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True, but I the Canon is the first SLR camera I bought and It has sentimental value. I have not purchased a new lens for that camera in a while.
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Diemen I am loving the D200 So I have the 50-200mm and I just bought 18-50. I was looking at a 200-500MM or should I go for the 100mm-300mm. Which would you recommend for Portraits or Landscape. Mofo if you can give me advice too it would be appreciated. About to start on my next project.

like Diemen said a 200-500mm isn't exactly for portraits or landscape, more like wildlife or sports, I would recommend the 70-200mm with IS, the 2.8 or 4,
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The Nikon as I mentioned I got recently from a family friend who gave it to me as a gift.
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are tamron and sigma compatible with canon and nikon?, I can't remember

oh and nice lens collection
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Yes they are. Hey Mofo I checked out your website. Great photos. I am in the planning stages of making my own webpage also. How long have you been a Professional Photographer? Did you go to school or did you learn on your own?
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thanks!! I really really need to update my page, it's been like that since august of last year, but I'm taking to long in choosing the pictures

as a professional photographer in Jan it will be my 2nd year, I took a couple of basic classes but mostly it's been from experience I can't believe what I knew when I started from what I know now.
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The Nikon as I mentioned I got recently from a family friend who gave it to me as a gift.
Which one do you prefer, Justin? I'm guessing the D200's the more capable camera. I'd consider selling the Canon gear. The money would get you some nice lenses for the Nikon.
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As far as technical terms go I am not to great at that, it's like with school never really good at it. I started in 2003 with a simple kodak point and shoot now I have these two cameras. I like you learned from experience. I do read some books and read up on forums or get advice from others. I had taken I beginning black and white photography class, that's it. When I get my page up, maybe we can exchange links, if that's cool with you?
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