Re: Your Photography

Postby ShortStuff on Tue 5/Jan/10 10:27am

looks like around 140 for shipping
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Re: Your Photography

Postby pinkmaggit on Tue 5/Jan/10 10:38am

That's a fair bit - makes the saving negligible
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Re: Your Photography

Postby woodsy on Tue 5/Jan/10 11:04am

i got $28 postage and $35 handling so thats $583 for a 50 mm 1.4 plus $72.8 for gst so about $655.8

photo and video list price is$729 but take about ten to twenty % off depending on how often you buy from them

but after havin a good look id be wary most of there stores appear to be office type buildings

but they do allow for pick up of gear in ozzie http://www.d-d-photographics.com.au/contactus.htm
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Re: Your Photography

Postby ShortStuff on Tue 5/Jan/10 11:44am

ShortStuff wrote:looks like around 140 for shipping

I dont know how I got that, im sure it said it would be $138 for NZ shipping about an hour ago? Must have mis-read it, it says $36 now which is sweet.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby ShortStuff on Tue 5/Jan/10 11:59am

Oh, i see now. It goes up considerably for the bigger lenses due to extra pagkaging etc required and before I just picked a random lens from the list to see how much shipping would come out as.

Anyway, stoked on finding my dads old 50mm 1.8 lens from his film SLR days, I've been looking at buying one of those for a while. Coupled with some cheap macro rings it can take pretty close up shots.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby JohnnyC on Tue 5/Jan/10 12:51pm

woodsy wrote: photo and video list price is$729 but take about ten to twenty % off depending on how often you buy from them


I'll put in a vote for Photo & Video here, I bought a few things off them before I moved away and they were great to deal with, had good stock and their prices seem to be the best around. Definitely seemed to be the most knowledgeable staff I've dealt with too :thumbsup:

I'm pretty gutted I didn't buy my pocketwizards from them and gave my money to the dipshits at photowarehouse :hmmm:
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Re: Your Photography

Postby woodsy on Tue 5/Jan/10 9:06pm

hard day in the office today
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Re: Your Photography

Postby Conners on Tue 5/Jan/10 11:49pm

shmoodiver wrote:
dented wrote:Whats the deal with all the Anglias Ben? They on your parents farm or summit?

I know people who would eat glass to get their hands on that stuff.


ditto, got a mate with a 105 panel van, no side glass installed either

Haha, wondered if anyone would spot those.
Yup, Dads reliving his childhood. Started out looking for a project car + spare, but the guy he ended up purchasing those two from had a collection of 13 that he needed to get rid of. Long story short he took the lot :D

A few of them are well and truely rooted - but he's been parting quite a few of them out over the last couple of years. Give me a shout if you want to grab his contact details for your glass eating mates - Mum is always happy to see the collection deminish slightly!
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Re: Your Photography

Postby woodsy on Thu 7/Jan/10 1:54pm

one for talkie t
its better on the dark side-6665573.jpg
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Re: Your Photography

Postby wolffman1 on Fri 8/Jan/10 9:48am

Tried a panorama photomerge from a friends balcony in Taupo. The original is 5 RAW files merged and comes out to a whopping 220mb
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Re: Your Photography

Postby cauld on Fri 8/Jan/10 12:30pm

pinkmaggit wrote:
woodsy wrote:and if you want cheeper gear hav a look at http://www.d-d-electronics.com.sg/categ ... &view=list

have you dealt with this company before? I'm looking for a 50mm lens and they have the canon f/1.4 usm at a pretty good price... if you have, do they charge much for shipping?


Not a big fan of the Canon 50 1.4

Try the Sigma instead.
Key benefits:
- More modern optics
- Nicer body material
- 77mm thread as per most other Canon L lenses (some people call this a disadvantage... but they are smoking crack! Who wants to buy a 77mm B+W Circ Polarizer AND a 58mm one!!!)
- Faster (at least I think) AF

Downsides
- Getting a good copy can be a bit hit and miss
- Heavy (I like heavy as it makes my muscles bigger :satan: )
- A bit spendy... thogh I got mine when they were only about $700 NZ!!!!

http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/canon_50_1p4_c16/
http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/sigma_50_1p4_c16/

Some examples attached
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1/200 at F5.6 on a 5d Mk II at ISO 100
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1/40 at F1.4 on a 5D Mk II at ISO 200
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1/40 at F1.4 on 5D Mk II at ISO 1600
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1/320 at F1.8 on 5D Mk II at ISO 200
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Re: Your Photography

Postby pinkmaggit on Fri 8/Jan/10 12:39pm

Yeah, the sigma does get the better review that's for sure.
I'm not sure I can stretch to the sigma, though I could wait a lil while I guess.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby thelivo on Fri 8/Jan/10 12:41pm

cauld wrote:
Downsides
- Getting a good copy can be a bit hit and miss



Unfortunately i had this problem so much with sigma that i gave up. Canon pretty much all the way for me now, apart from my 14mm fisheye
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Re: Your Photography

Postby RJD on Fri 8/Jan/10 12:44pm

Yeah, my 10-20 is ace but my sigma 70-200 is so off its going to get looked at.

Would have a go with the sigma 50/1.4 if I was after one tho, both canons faster 50's have issues.

Wish canon had a cheap 30-35 EF-S
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Re: Your Photography

Postby pinkmaggit on Fri 8/Jan/10 12:53pm

cauld wrote:Downsides
- Getting a good copy can be a bit hit and miss

A camera lens can be recalibrated though, right? or is there more to this?
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