Re: Your Photography

Postby dented on Wed 20/Jan/10 9:36pm

No Helmets over there huh?
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Re: Your Photography

Postby Datsane on Wed 20/Jan/10 11:34pm

dented wrote:No Helmets over there huh?

Yes they wear helmets, prolly a demo.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby Steve-O on Thu 21/Jan/10 12:28pm

Yeah your right, this was a demo at the Tokyo Auto Salon car show the weekend just gone.

Drivers were just moving the cars from the outdoor stage back to the pits. Seems give them any free space and they will lay rubber down...
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Re: Your Photography

Postby JohnnyC on Fri 22/Jan/10 5:42pm

Went with the Tokina....It may take a while to get used to how close you can get to things!! But pretty pleased so far
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Re: Your Photography

Postby pushbikerider on Fri 22/Jan/10 6:11pm

CLEAN YOUR ROOM UP RIGHT NOW, YOUNG MAN!!
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Re: Your Photography

Postby jnumbaz on Sun 24/Jan/10 12:40pm

:) Image
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Re: Your Photography

Postby Tugboat on Sun 24/Jan/10 9:47pm

Brrrrm Brrrrms of a different kind...
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Oopsy.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby nzmatto on Sun 24/Jan/10 9:50pm

Cool picks of the brmmm brmmm's


Here's some wildlife in the back yard. We are frequently visited by pukeko's which the girls love, and sometimes this one duck makes the brave jump over the back fence from the stream down there.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby XCwife on Mon 25/Jan/10 9:58am

Hi all,

I want to buy a couple of new lenses to stretch what I can do with my camera. I don't understand lots of the technical terms, so can someone tell me if either of these lenses would be okay for me.

I have a canon 20D (as recommended by someone on here) and it's great. The lens I currently have is an EFS (18-55)

The links are http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/Camera-accessories/Lenses/Canon/auction-267476070.htm and http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/Camera-accessories/Lenses/Canon/auction-267180839.htm.

Also, what would you say about this?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/Camera-accessories/Lenses/Canon/auction-266557230.htm

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby JohnnyC on Mon 25/Jan/10 12:54pm

What sort of things do you mostly shoot?
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Re: Your Photography

Postby XCwife on Mon 25/Jan/10 1:18pm

JohnnyC wrote:What sort of things do you mostly shoot?

Possums, rabbits, mountainbikers, that kind of thing :sly:

Seriously, what I love shooting is vast landscapes (I love clouds) and we are hoping to go to America next year so I'd love to get a wide angled lens to take there. And that is probably more important than getting a big zoom. My photos are to keep a record of my life and where I have been. I take lots of photos of my children, but my current lens is perfectly adequate for that.

I would see a zoom as being more important for proper photographery type people who want to catch people without them being self-conscious or for wildlife. In saying that, I do hope to see some bears and moose and stuff (in the distance) so maybe a good zoom would be useful.
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Re: Your Photography

Postby JohnnyC on Mon 25/Jan/10 3:39pm

Yeah a decent zoom lens is very nice to have, I love the way a long lens "compresses" the scene and really bring you in close to the subject. I have the 90-300mm lens like the one that you linked to and I don't really like the that much, hard to explain but it doesn't always take the sharpest photos and it just feels a little flimsy. The zoom always creeps when I hang it down too. My next lens will be the 70-200mm F4L which is made a lot better and takes sharper photos(a whole lot more expensive though!)

Then again, for the price it could be worth buying one so you do have that Tele capability, if you don't like it you could probably sell it on for the same amount....
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Re: Your Photography

Postby RJD on Mon 25/Jan/10 4:11pm

I've had a 75-300 mk1 and it was pants.

The 70-300IS is nice but expensive.

The 55-250Is is the best budget ish longer lens, else the sigma 70-300 APO is probably the cheapest (but not great).

Any of the 70-200 L's are superb, I bought a sigma version tho (f2.8) may sell it one day for a canon (f2.8IS or f4IS).
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Re: Your Photography

Postby Steve-O on Mon 25/Jan/10 5:44pm

Tugboat, spotted the Jetsprinting pics on POTN. Nice work!
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Re: Your Photography

Postby jnumbaz on Tue 26/Jan/10 6:57pm

Mt Holdsworth, Tararuas. Yesterday was cloudy :)
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