#251 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -
#252 Posted by Joker369 (879 posts) -
@Pezen Thanks for the help. I'll just stick with the 18-135 mm to start out and then buy whatever lenses I feel I need based on it's limitations. 18-135 mm seems pretty versatile to start out so I think that will hold me for a bit. With Black Friday not too far off I think I'll wait and get it discounted then. Thanks again.
#253 Posted by YoThatLimp (1911 posts) -

@Joker369 said:

@Pezen Thanks for the help. I'll just stick with the 18-135 mm to start out and then buy whatever lenses I feel I need based on it's limitations. 18-135 mm seems pretty versatile to start out so I think that will hold me for a bit. With Black Friday not too far off I think I'll wait and get it discounted then. Thanks again.

That should cover 95% of what you would shoot. I have a 18-55 and a 55-210 for my Nex 5N and I use the 18-55mm with most of my photos.

#254 Posted by Poppduder (460 posts) -

I really wish I could upload photos from my mobile. A lot of these shots are super great, and even though I'm not an amateur, I'd like some of my recent work critiqued by you guys!

#255 Posted by shinboy630 (1147 posts) -

Man, this thread got necro'd pretty hard. Anyway, these are probably my favorite shots from my Boston trip last summer. Taken during the Stanley Cup Championship parade that happened to be the weekend we were there. I'm by no means a Bruins fan, just lucky timing.

#256 Posted by stryker1121 (1464 posts) -

@VipeR: Very nice shots, lots of stark beauty here. Where were these taken. I'll go out on a limb and say Norway!

#257 Edited by stryker1121 (1464 posts) -

I wrote a piece about the Jewish neighborhoods of Montreal some years back. This shot from a bagel place ended up being the cover photo for the article.

#258 Posted by VipeR (107 posts) -

@stryker1121: Close, Sweden ;)

Was out wandering the lake the whole day, so I had plenty of stuff to take pictures of.

#259 Posted by Athadam (695 posts) -

Might as well add a few of mine:

#260 Edited by Joker369 (879 posts) -

@YoThatLimp @Pezen Would you guys maybe go with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens 600D bundle for $699? I've been thinking that the 18-135mm lens may be too big and bulky for normal use. The extra cash could then be used to get a zoom lens. I could then get a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS telephoto zoom lens for $200 to bring the total to $899. The price will also probably lower during Black Friday. Would it be more comfortable to use the 18-55mm lens for average shots than the 18-135mm? If I went with 18-55mm I could just switch to the 55-250mm lens for zoomed images and have even greater versatility. Thoughts?

#261 Edited by runnah555 (148 posts) -

@Joker369:

Don't waste your time/money with zoom lenses. Unless you are spending several thousand on a good zoom lens (f2.8), you will be disappointed. Cheap zooms are great for brightly lit scenes but anything with low light or inside they are just terrible.

Get a decent lens with fast glass 18-55mm and that should be plenty.

Took this today using a 1.8 Nikkor prime
#262 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1018 posts) -

Here are few of my shots that are "popular" according to flickr...

Varying methods, but all shot with 50mm 1.4.

#263 Posted by mikethekilla (328 posts) -

A spider outside of my house, took this a awhile ago.

#264 Edited by Illuminosopher (329 posts) -

Most of my photos are on my other computer here a couple that have on hand.

#265 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -

@Illuminosopher: Nice, I like the macro in particular. Did you use tone mapping in any of them?

#266 Posted by Aslan186 (15 posts) -

Look at me! I am participating!

#267 Posted by Joker369 (879 posts) -
@runnah555 The 600D comes bundled with a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens for $699 or a 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens for $850. If I can afford it would it be best to get the 18-135 mm since it has a larger focal range? Even though they have the same aperture, do they preform the same at for example 40 mm or does having a larger range reduce quality overall? Since I'm probably going to stick with one lens for a bit it seems like the 18-135 mm would be better for me due to the versatility but if the quality drops I'll just go with the 18-55mm one.

Also, sorry about missing the PM. I have a friend the uses a Nikon D3100 and while it is very nice, the swivel screen and 4 extra megapixels made me decide on the 600D.
#268 Posted by Illuminosopher (329 posts) -

@Wong_Fei_Hung: Thanks, yes I use tone mapping on most of my photos.

#269 Edited by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

@Joker369 said:

@runnah555 The 600D comes bundled with a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens for $699 or a 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens for $850. If I can afford it would it be best to get the 18-135 mm since it has a larger focal range? Even though they have the same aperture, do they preform the same at for example 40 mm or does having a larger range reduce quality overall? Since I'm probably going to stick with one lens for a bit it seems like the 18-135 mm would be better for me due to the versatility but if the quality drops I'll just go with the 18-55mm one. Also, sorry about missing the PM. I have a friend the uses a Nikon D3100 and while it is very nice, the swivel screen and 4 extra megapixels made me decide on the 600D.

You honestly would want to replace the cheap-o bundle lens fairly quick. They aren't great. I'd buy a body and pick up a good prime lens to start you off. In terms of Canon the 50mm (Nifty Fifty) is where I started and have branched off from. Also wait til Black Friday, you'll get it much cheaper. I bought my T3i last year and paid about 25% less than what it was retailing for.

I've also only used the stock lens twice. Once was for video, the other was when I first bought my kit.

#270 Posted by mortal_sb (535 posts) -

i just post some things i just found by clicking through my folders. they're shot with either a lomo or an old nikon D40X with kit lens. i really want something new, but i don't want to spend the money right now.

this was shot with a golden half half size format camera. strasbourg, france.
and this one too.
this is somewhere in south tirol, in italy.
i like this one because of the yaks. yaks are great.
in an amusement park in the US. cedar point i think. it looks like it has been frozen in time.
this is one of the memorial rooms in the jewish museum in berlin.
fireworks.
#271 Posted by Joker369 (879 posts) -

Which 50mm do you reccomend? The f/1.8 or 1.4 model. Also, since I'll have some extra cash from only purchasing the body I can get a few lenses. So are there any adjustable zoom lenses that are decent under $300? Isn't it better to get even a cheeper zoom lens rather than using the built in digital zoom with a fixed lens? My budget is about $900 total so any lens reccomendations would be really helpful. Thanks

#272 Edited by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

@Joker369 said:

Which 50mm do you reccomend? The f/1.8 or 1.4 model. Also, since I'll have some extra cash from only purchasing the body I can get a few lenses. So are there any adjustable zoom lenses that are decent under $300? Isn't it better to get even a cheeper zoom lens rather than using the built in digital zoom with a fixed lens? My budget is about $900 total so any lens reccomendations would be really helpful. Thanks

The 1.8 to start with, it's great in low light and inexpensive. No inexpensive zoom lens is worth it. I shoot with an old 35mm 70-200 that I got for free cause it was a decent lens back then and the quality degradation isn't that bad; however if I was going zoom; i'd drop 600 on a used lens or rent one if it came to that point. Go with the 18-135 kit if you want a zoom lens that badly. Remember you'll want a tripod to shoot anything in focus and great natural light for good sharp and clean shots.

This lens.

http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-50mm-Nikkor-Digital-Cameras/dp/B00005LEN4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348176510&sr=8-1&keywords=Nikon+50mm+1.8

I'd also recommend this book, as well as a guide for your specific camera.

http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Exposure-3rd-Edition-Photographs/dp/0817439390/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348176447&sr=8-1&keywords=understanding+exposure

#273 Posted by Joker369 (879 posts) -

@Subject2Change: Does that nikon 50mm fit the Canon 600D or would I need a canon lens like this

#274 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

@Joker369 said:

oooh whoops thought you were looking into Nikons. Forgot that the T3i also goes by the 600D (I shoot on a T3i).

Yes that is the exact lens I have.

#275 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -
#276 Posted by awesomeusername (4194 posts) -

Barrage of photos from my family vacation at Dominican Republic back in July. 2 months ago. If the quality is bad, sorry.

Pictures were taken with my moms wannabe professional camera, a Coolpix and my sisters Nikon, I think.

I have some great photos on my iPod but they're gigantic when I email them. They're on instagram if anyone has, I'm sure you guys have tons of great photos!

Also, I'm the dude in the blue shirt.

#277 Posted by mikethekilla (328 posts) -
#278 Edited by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -
#279 Posted by MechaKirby (223 posts) -

This one I've actually made money off of. This was taken on Brush street in downtown Detroit where, incase you didn't know, Comerica Park (Tigers) and Ford Field (Lions) are right across the street from each other and off in the distance in the GM building.

#280 Posted by CABBAGES (530 posts) -

Took these with a canon 450d (Rebel XSi in America) I have 2 lenses but cant remember what they are as i havent used my camera in aaaages.

I could only find these photos on this laptop but im sure i have lots more.

#281 Posted by EVO (3914 posts) -

@Wong_Fei_Hung: Holy shit dude, those B&W pics are incredible.

#282 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -

@EVO said:

@Wong_Fei_Hung: Holy shit dude, those B&W pics are incredible.

Thanks. Henri Cartier Bresson taught me everything I know about b/w photography. You should check out his street & war photography for Magnum Photos.

#283 Edited by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -
#284 Edited by EarlessShrimp (1647 posts) -

Took that one up in Maine with my regular camera (A nikon something, the actual model escapes me at the moment :\)

EDIT: okay so the 2nd picture didn't upload correctly, I'll do it again later. (Instead I shall give you COW.)

#285 Posted by mikethekilla (328 posts) -
#286 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -
#287 Posted by Grillbar (1849 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

sry but lol

#288 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -
#289 Posted by TooWalrus (13220 posts) -
@mortal_sb: Ha, that's the corkscrew, I was just at Cedar Point a few weeks ago. It's exactly the same as it was 10 years ago, save for some new rides.
#290 Posted by R3cruit3D (106 posts) -
Recent trip interailing, found this station between Krakow and Budapest
#291 Posted by shinboy630 (1147 posts) -

@R3cruit3D: Neat picture, reminds me a lot of this scene from V for Vandetta.

#292 Posted by Chaser324 (6587 posts) -
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#293 Edited by Osaladin (2521 posts) -

I much prefer taking photos of people, but I'll include some others too.

#294 Posted by 49th (2765 posts) -

This snail is climbing up a window. It's a tall window too. Technically it's a door. Why would you do that?

Online
#295 Edited by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -
#296 Edited by super2j (1709 posts) -
#297 Posted by super2j (1709 posts) -

So those images were some of my favourite from the ones i took in the summer

#298 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

goddamnit, every time I see this thread I initially read it as "amateur pornographers."

The Internet has ruined me...

#299 Posted by big_jon (5734 posts) -

I totally read this as "amateur pornographers of Giantbomb", so that's a thing....

#300 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -