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"A6000 and A7iii" edition

Last one: >>3181552

Post anything gear related, cameras, lenses, bags, tripods, other fashion accessories (clothing, fancy straps, Leica) etc...
Post your question here, instead of starting a new thread about which lens to buy or what are the best beginner cameras.

And don't forget, be polite!

(pic related, my first camera)
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so my question, cos I am shopping for ball head.

what is difference between ones that have only 1 knob, and ones that have 2 knobs.
pic related.
that's not meant to sound rude.

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what's the best place to sell used photography gear? i've tried local buy and sells and every FB group I could find.
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>>3186477
The two-knob heads are pan heads. Ie, use one knob to lock the ball, turn the other one and the whole head rotates smoothly on the tripod.

With the one-knob ball head, you can still swivel left and right, but just with the main ball so it’s also going to be moving up and down etc.
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>>3186477
To me the two knob is a gimmick, as said it is for panning, but since it is on the tripod you can already pan. If I am using my ball head for panning it is on a monopod, and l run it loose with my hand gripping under the plate treating it like a grip, the monopod is strictly to stay level.
>>3186607
I still use Craigslist granted the lowballers are a pain, but l eventually sell it. For quick sales there is no such thing.
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>>3186477
>>3186616
>>3186637

maybe I should have said 3 knobs.
cos the ones ive seen have 1 to lock rotation (paning) and 2 to adjust the ball.

see this vid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq314j1TWxc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CENYBdhzrmI

one is for locking the ball and one is for fine tuning the ball friction it would seem.

now if you only have 1 (ie 2) knobs.
then can the top one control both friction and locking? or can it only lock,? in which case you are losing out adjustable friction?

and does it add an extra step when you want speed? you now have to adjust 2 knobs
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>>3186477
Get a used 498 head and call it a day. Best ball head I ever used.
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What do you do when you want a lens SO badly, but find out it lacks Autofocus?
http://blog.kasson.com/the-last-word/voigtlander-602-apo-lanthar-loca-focus-shift/

Flawless 0 CA. Check.
Corner sharpness out of this world. Check.
Fast F2/T2 Aperture. Check.
1:2 Macromode. Check.
Clicky-Declicky aperture lever. Check.
Electronic EXIF. Check.
Precise 300 degree focus throw. Check
Solid barrel construction. Check.
AF......NOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

This is GODLY optics. But with a fatal flaw.
What do?
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>>3186643
only sith talk in absolutes.

I wasn't quick release, and if possible a spirit level in there and for it not to cost a fortune.
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>>3186646
>I want all and everything but at low price
You can replace the quick release to arca swiss on a 498 which you can get for a reasonable price used, that's why I recommended it.
But you know what, get fucked! Buy your cheap chinese shit and weep when it doesn't work right!
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>>3186644
What kind of question is that? Just focus manually if you want the lens. It's not hard.
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>bought a canon 50 1.8 stm from hong kong for $75
i sure hope they don't send me a bloody yong nuo.
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>>3186655
>Just focus manually
It takes effort...
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>>3186644
>But with a fatal flaw.
not with focus peaking
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>>3186658
You turn the ring until the thing you're looking at is in focus. It's less effort than fucking with your focus points. You're not gonna be shooting hummingbirds with a 65mm lens, you can spare 1 second to get it right.
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I was manually focusing my f2 lens today, even tho It was easy, point, get in focus, shoot. still upon zooming in looked worse than the camera doing it.
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if you guys had ~$350 to spend on a ~50mm vintage lens (sharp enough and great bokeh), what would you pick?

Can I find an old voigtlander for that?
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>>3186672
That's because your viewfinder won't actually show you depth of field for apertures wider than f/2.5. When autofocus SLRs started hitting the market with slow kit lenses, manufacturers optimized their viewfinders to be bright with an f/3.5-5.6 zoom rather than to be accurate with an f/1.8 prime, so the old groundglass viewfinders were replaced with microlenses and those microlenses don't show depth of field accurately.

If your camera has live view, you can manually focus accurately that way, but viewfinder is out unless you stop down. And even then, without any focus aids like a split-prism screen, it's tough.

(I have a Rebel XS with a broken AF sensor and I just ordered a cheap chinese split-prism focusing screen replacement for exactly this reason. Gonna be fun trying to figure out how to replace a focusing screen in a Rebel not designed for replacing the focusing screen)
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>>3186683
well I was defending this guy
>>3186644
against
>>3186655

I think people who make those kind of hurr durr statements probably haven't tried it
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>>3186683
Even in liveview or EVF, focus peaking is not accurate for wider than f/2.8 apertures
Stopping down to at least f/4 gives you better results. For me focusing quick enough needed between f/4 and f/8 at local events and street. Way to invest in a fast lens only to need to stop it down more than my kit lens.
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>>3186678
that's more than enough for a good 50mm 1.4 what are you using it on?
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>>3186684
Not on a Sony, but I do MF lenses on m43 all the time. It's seriously not very hard. DSLRs, sure, but not mirrorless.
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>>3186707
sony mirrorless so I should run into little trouble with it not fitting
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>>3186644
Literally sharpest consumer lens of all time
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Opinions on Canon FD 35-105? Is it good?
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6D mk 1 + Pro 100 is going for $1k new vs. K-1 for 1800. What do you guys think? It's either the 6D or the K-1 for me.
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>>3186739
nothing special
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Is the 5D II still relevant?

I want to upgrade my 50D for video with a audio in jack, from what I remember the 50D also supports MagicLantern?

Also, do I need to buy a FF lens, or can I use my old one?

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I just recently got into dslr photography. Started off with a cheap as chips canon 70d body and currently shooting with a sigma 18-35 f1.8 art lens.

I want to add a 50mm lens to my arsenal. I've already experienced the nifty fifty but now I have a choice between the canon 50mm f1.2 L and the sigma 50mm f1.4 art. I'm at a standstill as to which one I want. What do you folks recommend?
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>>3186860
1.2L is a meme for FF, for cropped sensor it's just 'extra aberration'. go for 1.4 art.
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>>3186867
Noted. Online reviews praise the heck out of the sigma it seems so it worried me a little.
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>>3186848
Dude Magic Lantern is so 2012 if you want to record you have to use an external recorder anyway
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>>3186883
ML is based famalam, the 50d didnt have focus peaking or timelapse built in, external recorders are a meme
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>>3186848
You'll need a full frame lens, since the 5D2 is a full frame camera. Canon's crop lenses won't even mount on it. Third-party crop lenses will mount, but won't cover the whole frame.

I don't know what your "old one" is, though, so it might be a full frame lens.
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Got a near mint condition (no dust, no fungus, no scratches) jupiter 8m 50-2.0 for $20 which is a copy of the sonnars. Beautiful soap-bubble bokeh.

Fucking love getting old soviet lenses so cheap because they'll hit the mirror of DSLR users.
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Sis uses to take photos of her dog and cat + she worked in zoo's but then her ex bf took her camera.

Looking at a christmas gift for her, lower end of budget. I consider Sony H400 for the zoom or a nikon D3400. Any other suggestions?
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Assuming I wait until this drops to 500 again, is it the best camera I can get for the price? Lumix g7

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00X409PQS/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1510419828&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=panasonic%2Blumix%2Bg7&dpPl=1&dpID=511u29fMYNL&ref=plSrch&th=1&psc=1
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>>3187022
You can get $500 m4/3 with stabilization? Is the g7 better than something like the em5 mk ii?
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>>3186764
If you want canon get the 6D MkII, the af on the MkI is atrocious.
I’d go for the K-1 because better sensor.
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>>3186848

I'd say so. Been tempted to buy a 5DC for awhile.
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asking here and the dedicated macro thread

what's a good sturdy tripod that gets low enough for doing macro work? got a ring light and a macro rail but when i put them on my camera it's way too heavy for my smaller tripod and way too high up to look down at stuff with my bigger tripod
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>>3186644
Manually focus using the green dot method for quick shots. Well if your camera has the dot for confirmation. I know, l know it is all supposed to be automatically easy, and not take work.
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>>3187027
It occasionally drops to 500 with the lens included. I have a price alert set up on camelcamelcamel to let me know when it does. It takes good photo and video and has a rotating screen, though the auto focus isn't very good and the video isn't great for handheld or fast moving shots. I've never owned a proper camera before so this would be my first.
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>>3187027
and, I imagine the em5 is better given that it's in a higher price bracket, but I haven't looked into that one
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>>3187094
Any with an interchangeable column or a 90° column
Or just invert the column and use the camera upside down
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>>3187019
Nikon D3300 if you can find one with the kit lens.
If you love her don't buy a bridge camera!
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>>3187219
it's $560 on ebay right now, not too far off your $500 mark for IBIS. All these cameras can use $50 vintange lenses like old takumars and shit that are sharp and cool as well
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>>3186739
it's sharp but the minimum focus distance is huge and it's heavy as fuck

try to find a 28-85 f4
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>>3187237
Eh, I'm banned from eBay for uninteresting reasons.
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>>3186897
Sigma DC 17-70mm 2.8, do you know if this will fit?

Either way I have a old OM 50mm 1.8 that should work,
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What's any good lights to get if you want to do indoor portrait? Semi nude or portraits and such..

Something semi normal to fit into a small apartment, not professional huge light setups.
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I have been wondering why no one makes decal skins for cameras. It would be great if I can just tape whatever the fuck I want on my camera without compromising too much of its original aesthetics.

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What fluid head + tripod do you guys use or recommend?
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>>3187325
Not that guy but, no, that is a crop lens. If you're spending money on a full frame camera, you should at least get a proper lens for it.

>>3187358
Couple of speedlights and radio triggers, stands and umbrellas.
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>>3187386
Ive seen some for sale for about $1400 AU with the zoom F4 L, I might still keep the 50D for a timelpase camera.

Does a FF lens fit on a crop body?
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>>3186474
>"A6000 and A7iii" edition
pic related.
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>>3187022
if you want to shoot 4k video, yes.
if you want stills, a6000 is better.
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Thinking of selling my RX100 MK2 and buying a used Fuji X-T10 Body.

Talk me out of it
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>>3187442

Are you a fan of overpriced crop lenses, color bleeding, fuji worms, and hard to edit raws?

Then get the Fuji.

Otherwise get a real camera like a Canon, Nikon, Pentax, or Sony.
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>>3187449
>and hard to edit raws

in what way?
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>>3187453

They don’t open properly in most image editing software.

You have to go through an extra step and convert it first. Kind of a pain in the ass.
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>>3187308
Lol, serves you right, Tyrone
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>>3187449
>>3187460
Hello again mr. Full'o Shit!
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>>3186848
5D II is great, I bought one for 500 euro a year ago and sold everything else since it's an all-rounder camera. It does everything one actually needs out of a camera with perks like 1080p raw, great handling and now reasonable price (and a nice 0.71x 98% viewfinder.) I mainly wanted it as a way to finally get onto FF without having to resort to Sony's lifeless feeling cameras. What you give up for a great all rounder with several nice features is that the sensor is outdone by new APS-C, but who cares. There is much more to FF than just good sensor performance.
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>>3186616
>one-knob ball head
ha ha that's you that is
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>>3186607
I've given up and I just list on eBay desu senpai
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>>3186644
Buy it and use focus peaking & magnification, what else? It's no problem in most situations.
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Do you think that the new A7 iteration (and potentially a new A9 iteration announced somewhere before New Year's) will further lower the value of A77s and A99s on the secondary market? Or do you think their value has pretty much hit the trench and is more-or-less market stable now?
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>>3187516
Right, it's no problem in most situations, unless you shoot events, shows, sports, models, street, candids, pets, wildlife, or basically anything that moves.

But yeah, if you only take pictures of stuff on your desk and trees, it's no less convenient than a lens with autofocus.
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>>3187528
Believe it or not, people shot all of those things before AF was invented.
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>do some google searches to find out if i can run my d5100 on usb power instead of battery
>only option for plugin power is buying stupid fucking proprietary nikon battery adapter which connects to stupid fucking proprietary nikon ac adapter
>they're like $50 each
fuck you nikon!
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>>3187520
If you want a camera now just get a camera now. The more you wait the less you can shoot and there is always a new gadget to wait for.
Just get whatever you can afford and go out and shoot. Then later on upgrade if you feel like.
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>>3186737
According to Voigtlander. This optics is their highest specification ever.
It's Super high spec. even beyond the Zeiss Loxia series.

They are really confident in this thing.
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>>3187564
Some dude (kasson or something) did comparisons with the Otus and Coastal Optical (both super expensive) and the Lanthar still came out on top in terms of sharpness. The Sony 90 f/2.8 actually beat the CO in sharpness too.
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>>3187647
Its APO is legitimately good as well.

Pearl white bokeh highlights from water drops in direct sunlight. the colorfringe is absolutely minimal.

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Hey guys, I want to get into photography and I've decided I want to go with Nikon, thing is that I have no idea what aps-c camera I should get.

I'm looking for best bang for buck. What do you guys reccomend? Thank you in advance for the help.
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>>3187682
How can you decide to go with Nikon and have no idea what camera you want? It sounds like you need to look at reviews for all brands for a while until you figure it out.
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>>3187686
From what I've seen I like their lens options more than others like Sony and Canon or Fuji.
Plan on getting a F100 or F5 too and getting a full frame too later on.
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>>3187686
Maybe he decided because he has a friend with a bunch of Nikon lenses who’s offered to let him borrow them. Or a relative that died and left him some Nikon gear. Or maybe he asked someone who actually knows cameras and they said “go to a store and pick up a few cameras and go with the one that feels nicest in your hand; they’re basically all the same”.

In any case:
>>3187682
Just starting out, get a d3x00. Whatever the cheapest on the d3x00 series is at whatever store you’re buying from. Hold off on upgrading until you decide you really like photography and really understand what a better camera will give you that the d3300 or whatever doesn’t.
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>>3187691
And actually, yeah. I do have a friend that went with Nikon and has amassed quite a collection already.

He also reccomended I get a D3400 used. Seems that a D3x00 is my best option then, thanks for the help.
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I want to take photos on 35mm film.
Can anyone recommend a good vintage ish camera?
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I just bought an em1 ii after a couple years with an e-pl7. It handles better with bigger lenses, but I can't get away from the feeling that I should have just sold MFT gear and gone to fuji xt2 or an a7 ii.
How far can I realistically go with Olympus for street shooting and low light landscapes? Have I done fucked up?
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>>3187697
Don't worry too much about which system, it's super easy to find a good SLR/50mm prime for like $100. Check a local marketplace site and honestly just spring for anything from Pentax/Nikon/Canon/Minolta that passes a quick google search to make sure it's not a quirky body.
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could this be hands down the ultimate tripod under $200?
>tfw I want to nut on it
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>>3187702
Okay, I'll have a look,
Thanks for the reply
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>>3187705
This tripod is such an amazing value for what it offers.
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Nikon 200-500mm f5.6 or a D7500?

I have an old D3200, so I'm thinking on upgrading it, but that lens looks amazing. What would you do?
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>>3187729
7500 is a downgrade from 7200.
1 memory card, downgraded from 2.
Smaller resolution..
Less dynamic range.
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>>3187729
It's a bretty gud lens, not that you could tell from this picture. A bit hefty, but it's great if you have a small penis, and you're not going to get this level of telephoto for that price from a first party anywhere. I feel it's a better lens than the Sigma/Tamron 150-600s as well.

>>3187688
F100 my dude. It's not going to be worth getting an F5 for your every day shooting. Try carrying around one of those full body cameras and you'll quickly want to go back to the small bodies.

>>3187699
>put lens on
>take good photos
>???
>stop bokeh whoring and worrying about muh low light
If you keep constantly thinking about compensating for your micro 4/penis, then m43 wasn't for you in the first place.

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>>3187744
>It's a bretty gud lens
How will it performs with an entry level (and old) DSLR such as the D3200?
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>>3187729
Get a D7200 instead and a 300/4 prime
Later on you can extend it with a 1.4x TC
Super tele zooms are always just below the resolution of the sensor leaving you with soft results.
Made the same mistake, I was lucky enough to lose only 1/3rd of the money and switch my zoom to a 300 prime. If you get the older one you still have money left for a nice and proper D7200 or D7100. Whatever you do, don't get the D7500, it has the same gimped body features as your plastic D3200.
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>>3187751
It works the same as any 24MP APS-C Nikon. Don't think the D3200 is any less capable at imaging than a D7100. It's the same sensor basically. Stick to the center AF point though. Don't be afraid to jack up ISO until you get a good picture, don't be afraid to crop the shit out of it to get something usable.

You could get a 300/4 as >>3187752 says, although your typical beginner is going to sink or swim learning to shoot with 450/630mm equivalent primes. Also the only two that'll work on a D3200 will be the 300/4 PF VR ($2000), and the AFS 300/4 ($800 used, no VR). An AF 300/4 will work on a 7000 series body, but it won't have an AF-compatible teleconverter to go with it.

No VR is a deal breaker for me at those focal lengths. Yes, your shutter speed should be (can be) high enough to give you a clean shot, but the actual concern is getting a stable viewfinder image to help frame with. The 200-500 does a pretty good job of that.
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I have a Sony meme6000. I've had it for about three months now.

I've been told that the kit lens (the 16-50mm that it usually comes with the package) actually sucks pretty bad. I've been using nothing but this kit lens, and I can't find anything bad about it (except for the limited zoom range).

What do you guys not like about it?
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>>3187894

For its compact size it is unbeatable. It is rather sharp for a kit lens even.

But there are some Q.C. issues (a good bit due to grey market I suspect).

But the main reason it gets a bad rap is from its release. Everyone was crying for a smaller e-mount soon, and Sony finally released this 16-50mm with a new body (NEX-6 I wanna say) as a replacement for the 18-55mm. So of course everyone went out and bought one, even those with older bodies. The older bodies lacked a lens profile for this new lens however, and uncorrected this lens looks pretty atrocious. It got quite a bad reputation for awhile due to this. Most modern bodies have no issue, however.
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>>3187894
>>3187922
The a6000 kit lens is objectively one of the worst lenses ever made. It's as soft as a $1 vintage lens but lacks any of the character. Even the meme site DXO will back me up on this.

I thought my camera was broken the lens was so bad.

Aside from the 50/1.8 I don't recommend any Sony e lens. I'm not memeing, either.

Just go ahead and buy a nice enough e-mount portrait lens like a sigma art 60/2.8 and you'll be blown away.
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>>3187936
>Aside from the 50/1.8 I don't recommend any Sony e lens. I'm not memeing, either.

How many have you actually tried? Because this sounds like some uninformed nonsense. The GM lenses are spectacular as far as primes go, and the 90mm macro plus the 100mm STD are both fucking phenomenal.
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>>3187943
"sony e" = sony apsc

GM lenses = FE
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>>3187373
blease resbond
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>>3187950
you can find tripods with fluid heads on aliexpress for $80

don't be autistic and pay $1000 for a tripod to shoot your kid's soccer games when you no longer have to pay a premium for carbon fiber, fluid heads, etc
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What lenses should I get for my a6000? I currently have the kit lens and want to upgrade. I shoot a little bit of everything.
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Thinking of transitioning from primarily Canon to Sony A6x00 for portability. What are some of the more common/nicer lenses in the 24-105mm range?
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>>3187948

They are actually both called “Sony e-mount’ officially.
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>>3187988

The 18-105 G is absolutely fantastic.

A little large, but a useful as hell range and great IQ. Can be found relatively cheap used too.
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>>3187894


If you can’t be assed to do comparison shots read this:

> http://kurtmunger.com/sony_nex_pz_16_50mmid344.html

Pretty solid review.

tl;dr- it isn’t the worst lens, but besides the compact size it isn’t anything special.
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>>3187983
Buy some 35mm vintage lens and learn to manual focus
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>>3187542
1. Why would you even want to use usb power? Nikon dslr's have a pretty good battery life.
2. Nikon battery is 7.4 volts, usb is 5 volts. Duh. You'd need a step up voltage regulator of some sort in a dummy battery and some other control electronics, tho I'm fairly sure something like that already exists.
3. If a nikon brand accessory exists, there's a 99% chance that a cheap chinese knock off exists as well. Do those work, or are they a hazard tou your well being? Perhaps, perhaps not, but that is the chance you have to take when you're too cheap to invest on quality.
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>>3187528
God damn you're one stupid motherfucker.
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Is the Sony 6000 series really that much better than the Nikon APS-Cs or did this site just use a bad lens for the examples? This is a huge difference.
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>>3188044

Does it say what lenses were used?

The a6000 and the d3300 have the same sensor.
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>>3188048
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G (Doesn't say if it's FX or DX)
vs
Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA
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>>3188044
Go into the corners. The A6300 is even better in the corners than the A6000.

>>3188048
This isn't quite true. Sony has some additional PDAF special sauce in their APS-C sensors.
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>>3188051
There's only one 50/1.4G and it's an fx lens.
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>>3188044
I think what you're seeing there is the effect of an antialias filter. Neither Nikon has an AA filter; both of the Sonys (Sonies?) do.

So what you're seeing is that the Sonies are a little bit blurred, at the cost of actual resolution. The Nikons look a little bit pixellated because you're seeing the actual pixels instead of smeared pixels, plus there's a little bit of moire because that's the thing that antialias filters are designed to prevent.
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>>3188044
What you're seeing here is the over zealous aa filter used. Some people bemoan the moire from sony cameras, which affects a tiny percentage of shots, they think everything being this soft is a better solution.

And that site uses the same ultra high quality lens for all their testing on every camera.
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>>3188106
Moire is actually a huge problem when theres high detail patterns like fabric in the shot. It's not very flattering when the steel gray suit looks like a fucking rainbow. Obviously this concerns just a small part of photography.
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https://www.dpreview.com/news/5645755619/sony-a7r-iii-pixel-shift-lifts-a-veil-off-your-landscapes

how will canikon ever recover?
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So what are generally some of the sharpest lenses available?

Not looking to buy just curious about the general consensus
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>>3188153
This Voigtlander 65mm APO lens>>3186644
The Canon 300mm F2,8
The Sony FE 90mm Macro
The Zeiss APO 135mm F2
The Zeiss Otus 85mm F1,4
The Sony FE 50mm F1,4
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>>3188116
Pentax licence. I for one would like to thank all the Sony customers making the system improvements and new lenses on K-mount possible. Your money is welcome with us, pentaxians.
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Is a new nikon d7100 with a kit lens for $950 the best camera you can buy for stills? I intend to sell the kit lens and get a prime, then go from there. Is there anything better in that price range? Sony A7 mk1 is about $100 more where I live, or any full frame worth mentioning.
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>>3188170
I don't think any of the camera makers pay any licenses.
Hasselblad, Olympus, Pentax, Sony all do it a little bit differently.
The Sony method doesn't even result in an actual image. It's something that needs to be processed on external software.
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Anybody shoot flash with Ricoh GR? What do you use? Internal pop-up flash? GF-1?
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>>3188201
Pentax does a lot of licencing, features, lenses, they sell more licences for lenses than buying.
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>>3188223
>forgot funny picture
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I thought I was finally set on getting the A6300 (used), untill this deal popped up.

€550
A6000
18-105G F4 OSS
50/F1.8 OSS

€550
A6300 (body only)

Retail for A6000 package would be €1200 here vs €900 for A6300 body, so it seems like an amazing deal with the 18-105 lens. I will shoot sport, animals and general family stuff. Video and stills are equally important.

The improved EVF, 4k, 120fps, more rugged body and better sports AF (I think?) would've been really nice with the A6300. But I think this deal is a bit too good to pass up? I can get this one a lot cheaper, get some lenses in my arsenal and upgrade the body down the line.
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>>3188229
Marry the lens, you can replace the body any time
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Can someone recommend a good camera under 700 usd? I want something primarily to shoot nature and city landscapes during traveling.

So something versatile, beginner-friendly, i suppose. Currently looking at D7000, 650D.

Also i have absolutely no idea about lenses. How do i choose one? Which do i buy? Are there "universal" lenses, or i will need multiple ones depending on what i wanna shoot?
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>>3188229
>buy a6000 package
>sell a6000 for 300 eurobux
>???
>no profit

>>3188177
>buying a d7100 new
It's a $600 camera, mate. And nobody, I repeat, nobody is going to buy your kit lens.

>>3188161
I wonder what the sharpest lenses for large format cameras are, and what kind of resolution they put out.

Also the Voigtlander 90 APO. I mean, at this point, we're talking about very sharp telephoto macros. All of them belong in the very sharp category.

>>3188224
They certainly make jack shit for lenses :^)
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>>3188224
Sony is quite smart in this game. First they purchase stocks of Tamron, which makes them own part of Tamron.
Then they purchase lens designs from Tamron, which essentially means they buy lens designs from themselves, as they get some of that money back as stockholders.

I can assure you, all the camera makers do their best to avoid paying these licenses, you can tell when a licens isn't paid when you see the specs are different, like, one camera outputs 1 file, vs 1 camera outputs 4 files. It's all part of avoiding licensing issues.
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>>3188229
>>3188234
>>3188247

Meh! I did message him, but the post is removed now. So either it's already sold or he realized it was dirt cheap. Shame, was just posted a few hours ago.
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>>3188170
>tfw no mirrorless bentax
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>>3188247
So what is something better than the d7100 for stills and has a similar feature set that I can get NEW for the same price? At around $1k with a kit lens or body+prime?
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amazon rejected my lens trade in fucking REE
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>>3188261
>new buying wagecuck
None of the good SLRs fit in at or under 1k. You have to go mirrorless.

All cameras in that price bracket effectively have the same features and imaging capabilities. Just pick a brand you like.
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I am looking to get a lense adapter to put my lenses from my old olympus camera onto my newer Canon one
Would you guys have any idea what one to get and if it will have any effects on the quality of my pictures
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>>3188298
If it was fucked up enough to get rejected that's good for everyone else, though.
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>>3188236
Anyone?
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>>3186474
Can I get like opinions and deal breakers on an a6500, for video and photo?
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>>3188433
a6000
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>>3188445
There are many nice and copact FF lenses available to the system. But otherwise I think it's too costly compared to A6000.
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I bought a Nikon D700 and I'm wondering if there is any possibility to remove all the information about the pictrue when I press the review button? I've gone through the instruction manual but I can only see how I enlarge (zoom in & zoom out) the pictures. I want the image to fit the screen and not showing the resolution, date, quality and so on.


Pic related: See the marked area.
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>>3187022
This actually just dropped down to 500 on Amazon for anyone interested
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How much does build quality vary between different manufacturers, and between 3rd parties?

Are there companies you avoid because you are worried about the stuff they make holding up?
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which one lens should I get for a6500
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>>3188486
For???
The 85mm F1,8 for portraits.
The Voigtlanders, Loxias, Tokina for video.
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>>3188489
Travel (read: Landscape, portraits, street)
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>>3188486
18-105 G
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>>3188481
That's the minimum information displayed. Deal with it. Set up the OK button to go do 1:1 (100%) magnification on press for a quick way to do image review. Remember the highlight blinkies in highlight review are built off a JPG, not RAW.
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Websites will always talk about Canon and Nikon in terms of sharpness but never of Zeiss Otus, Voigtlander or Leica.

Honestly are Canon & Nikon that sharp or are the lenses listed above usually sharper at the cost of being niche?
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>>3188538
Websites talk about 1st party lenses with Autofocus. That's it.

The new Voigtlander APO kills them all optically, but lacks the AF.

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Been shooting a Fuji XE2 for about six months now. Any advice on upgrading from the kit lens to a fast prime? I shoot mainly street and landscapes.

>inb4 x tranny sux
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>>3188375
heres a shitty out of focus low light pic

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>>3187948
nope, FE = full frame e-mount, that's sony, zeiss, g, and gm lenses
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>>3188580
Look at your exif data and see what your most used focal length is. Rent the lens and try it out. Purchase a lens in the focal length and price bracket you want.
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>>3188259
Judging how Pentax went with DPAF sensor in their latest APS-C bodies it can’t be far from now.
And I am aware of the K-01 but refuse to accept its existence.
Also FF mirrorless from Nikon is also coming next year.
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>>3188116
See, this is why I want to wait for the A7iii.

I feel like the riii is too much both in cost and resolution, but the vanilla iii will hopefully be reasonable.
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>>3188609
Just get a K-1
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>>3188607
Nikon has a chance to survive on its own.

But Pentax doesn't stand a chance if it's forced to make a new mount.
I would recommend the to join the E-mount together with Sony and Zenit to get a kickstart of lenses.
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>>3188636

Pentax barely has any modern lenses for their full frame dslr.

Joining e-mount would instantly give them a large lineup of lenses, and allow them to fix all of the issues with the Sony bodies.
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What does /p/ thinks think about the F-stop gear bags?

was on the fence betwwn the Ajna and the Loka UL.
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>>3188609
>but the vanilla iii will hopefully be reasonable.
There is a paradox problem here.

The A7Riii sensor is actually cheaper to manufacture than the A9 / A7iii sensor.
That's why is will be a very awkward moment for Sony to make the A7iii cheaper than the A7Riii.
The upside though, is they will ofcourse sell a ton more A7iii than the R version.
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>>3188684

Was that why a7riii was released before the a7iii I wonder?

Sony wants to get the a9 sensor costs down before they make a cheaper body with it?
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>>3188684
Is that's true, why is it the case?

You'd think all those megapickles would increase cost of production (I have no idea how the tech works).

But how much more could it possibly cost? If they recoup the cost of the more expensive sensor by overpricing the cheaper sensor, why would the general consumer care?

Apparently the riii preorders are higher than expected, though, for whatever that means.
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>>3188685
>Sony wants to get the a9 sensor costs down before they make a cheaper body with it?
That's definitely a part of their consideration.

>>3188687
It's a 3D microchip, made of three layers.
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>>3188684
I'd be very interested to hear why the a7iii sensor would be more expensive to make.
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>>3188692
Because it's made out of this.

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>>3188693
How do we know the A7iii will share the A9 sensor?

How does the 7riii sensor differ?

This is interesting shit.
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>>3188694
>How do we know the A7iii will share the A9 sensor?
Speculation. It's usually cheaper to recycle your foundry production lines for the same sensor to be used in multiple cameras than to redesign a completely new sensor.

They usually just need more time to refine the production so they get more healthy sensors per batch.

>How does the 7riii sensor differ?
Standard 2D microchip.
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>>3188693
>>3188694
>>3188696
Yeah, that's what I meant, I wouldn't be surprised if it was rehashed version from the a7ii. I guess we'll see.
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>>3188698
>if it was rehashed version from the a7ii
That would actually be the biggest surprise to me.

Sony would be lambasted if they recycled that 2012 sensor, since it can't even record 4K video. I wouldn't do it if I were them.
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>>3188700

I would like to see a $999 a5 with the old a7ii sensor just with updated af.
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What lens should I get for my A6000, I've got the SEL35F18 and find it a little bit soft.
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>>3188718
>I've got the SEL35F18 and find it a little bit soft.

That isn't a particularly soft lens.

You could try the Sigmas, but they are only a tad bit sharper.

Try the SEL90M28 and the Voigtlander 65mm. Those are the sharpest two e-mount lenses (and some of the sharpest lenses ever made).
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Cheap lightbox recommendations?

I know you can make them, but they can be bought straight up on ebay cheap so looking to get one there, any recommended one to go for?

I'm also looking to pick up a dark, reflective/semi-reflective surface to set inside the lightbox for different tests, any idea what & where I could get something like that on a UK highstreet?

It's to showcase my jewelry designs.
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>>3188737
Cardboard box, wax paper, and a piece of glass over something dark.
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What's a good price for a used d7100 with 20000 shutter count?
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Fuji xe 1 or eos m 1 for cheap mirroless?
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>>3188838
About $350
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color flash diffusers?

you know when you take a photo with flash against a sunset but the lighting makes the subject white, and therefore look out of place?

is pic related a good fix?
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>>3188718
It's really not very good lens at all. Even dxo confirms that, surprisingly.
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>finally got my 80d repaired and it'll be in the mail soon
can't wait to shoot again
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>>3188636
What if they just buy the NX mount?
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>>3188950
That's APS-C though. E-mount is more flexible.

And they get access to a vast array of Voigtlander/Zeiss/SLR-MAGIC lenses which exist only for E-mount.
Good stuff like this one: https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/slr-magic-25mm-f1-4-cine-review-comparisons/
And this one>>3186644
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>>3188844

a6000
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>>3186848
really good camera if you can stand the 9 AF points.
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>>3188481
no way to get rid of it. It's a 4:3 screen and the pictures are 3:2, so having no data would result in the sides getting chopped off to fill the screen.
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Is the Sigma 15-50 f/2.8 OS worth it for general purpose zoom/walkaround?

Pic related is my current kit.

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>>3189134
>EOS M5
ew
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>>3189223
It’s a good camera. At least it’s not a sony
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>>3189134
this is the grossest image on the internet
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>>3188642
>make official k to e mount adapter
?????
profit
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>>3188685
a9 is the a7iii.
a7r3 is basically a9 without left bump dial
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>>3189258
It actually is. Fujikonfag here btw.
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>>3189134
regret yet?
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>>3189275
There will be a separate A7iii later.
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>>3189279
I hope so. I'm debating buying it as my first MILC, depending on price.

The A7ii launched around $1800, right? Could we expect the same of the iii?
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>>3189275
>a9 is the a7iii

That is wrong.

>a7r3 is basically a9 without left bump dial

That is even more wrong.

Have you even looked at the spec for these things?
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>>3187697
Canon ftb. Cheap as chips, mine came with a standard 50mm lens, a wide angle, and a zoom for $50
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when is sony gonna make a cheap 35/50mm prime
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>>3189650
Is the 50 F1,8 not cheap enough for you?

Maybe you're in the wrong hobby.
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>>3189677
Perhaps he meant a lens that is actually usable?
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>>3189711
The purple chroma all over everything is a feature to cover the shitty blue cast all the Sony lenses have.
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>>3189731
Try a 40mm Pentax Limited then. It has a slightly warmish cast but with microcontrast.
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>>3189677

Honestly? No.

I mean certainly the cheapest mirrorless option, but even if we ignore the bad autofocus (which has been mostly fixed with firmware updates) a lens with comparable image quality from Canikon would be around $100.
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I'm looking for a decent Video pan&tilt head. An important factor is the QR-type.
I have one head that came with my first tripod. it's decent but the QR plate is proprietary. I also got a cheapo head from Andoer with an
Arca-Swiss-like plate but that head is shit as fuck. the tilt axis can't be fixed completely.
I want a system that has lots of plates and bases available, but most Videoheads I can find do not use Arca-Swiss and the ones that do have very little information about them on the web. Is there another widely accepted QR-plate type, maybe one of those squared lock-in types? Also, Manfrotto seems nice but their price starts a bit high.It doesnt need to carry a lot of weight, 3.5kg are enough. I'm even thinking about getting a travel-tripod since I'm a one-man-crew and move around a lot to film.

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>>3189804
Any better Manfrotto heads have replacable QR bases, you can easily put on an Arca-swiss type base and plate.
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>RED WEAPON BRAIN with MONSTRO 8K VV Sensor

is this translated from chinese?
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A Brand new D500 is about 1800us, I saw a used with A+ condition with 50k clicks for 1400us. Is it worth it?
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G85/80 vs GH4 vs A6300 vs A7? 50/50 split of video and photo, indoors sport, wildlife and general family stuff.
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just got me a 60D for £200 to last until next year when i'll have some more cash to hopefully upgrade to a full frame. In the meantime i need a lens but i'm torn between the EF-S 15-85MM F3.5-5.6 IS US, EF 17-40mm F/4.0 L USM and EF 24-105mm F/4 L IS USM Lens. The reason for EF glass is that when i upgrade I wont have to get another lens too. Any thoughts?
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>>3190030
g85/80
>best features out of all the cameras (best image stabilization, fully articulating screen, weather sealed, better ui experience/ ergonomics compared to sony)
>most well rounded camera of the 4
>worse low light and dof options compared to larger sensors

gh4
>only get over the g85 if you are going to be super, super serious into video

a6300
>best af of the 4 (but not by a significant margin)
>benefits of apsc (easier to get shallow dof, better image quality in low light)
>less features than g85
>rolling shutter is pretty bad

a7
>best low light performance, easiest to get shallow depth of field
>shit video compared to other 3
>shit ui/ design
>really only consider this if you are doing photos 100%

imo g85 > a6300 > gh4/ a7
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>>3190038
Yeah, I've quite heavily turned to G85 as my top pick. GH4 and A6300 got higher FPS, and I was kind of looking forward to make some neat slow-mo sport shots, but whatever. 60fps is plenty enough. IBIS is quite huge for this price though, compared to the others who lack it. Will save me a lot more on lenses.

I guess the DOF/low light will be all right as long as I get some fast primes? Panasonic 25/1.8, Olympus 45/1.8 and 12-60 kit lens? People seem to like the kit lens, which seems unusual. Are these good ones to look out for? Other suggestions? Or should I get Canon glass with adapters?
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>>3190046
I use a gx85, which is pretty much a rangefinder version of the g85 (but no weather sealing, no external mic) and the dual image stabilization (with Panasonic lenses with is) is actually pretty insane, especially for shooting video.

For low light I honestly don't think it matters much for what you want to do, the 25 1.7 is one of the best affordable primes you can get, I would get the Panasonic 42.5 1.7 over the Olympus one, it comes with a lens cap and has image stabilization that also works in combination with the g85. Generally most of the Panasonic kit lenses are decent.

At the same time, if you are thinking that you may want to explore photography more, an a6300 allows you to get fe lenses which can made the transition to full frame Sony cameras easier. The larger sensors are more versatile at the cost of price and size/ weight.

If you can, find a way to try out both the a6300 and the g85, they are both very capable cameras but one may just suit you more.
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Is carbon fiber a fucking meme?

I'm looking at tripods right now and, even from quality brands, not just chinkshit, the aluminum versions weigh the same or less than their CF counterparts.

What the fuck is the point in CF? All the travel tripods, regardless of CF or alum are all between 2-3lbs. You probably save like 100g buying a CF tripod and you spend an extra $100. What is this shit?
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>>3190037
Sigma 17-50/2.8 or 17-70
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>>3190057
What tripods are you looking at? Manfrotto's 055 is more than a pound of difference between carbon and aluminum, and even on their travel tripods it's around 10 oz.
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>>3190066
Yes, but you're only saving that amount because the 055 aluminum tripod is so heavy @ 5.5lbs, so shaving off 1 lb to 4.4 for the CF is completely doable. I have no doubt that the 5.5lb manfrotto, though it is the Apple of tripods, is sturdy.

I'm comparing travel tripods from sirui with vanguard, mefoto, etc.

If I mapped out the weights of travel tripods, I'm certain I'd find that the maximum height is a greater predictor of total weight than alum vs CF.

Take the sirui t-025 (@2.1lb, CF, max height = 55") compared to the aluminum T-004 (@2.5lb - i.e 180g heavier, max height = 58").
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>>3188486
Still can't decide which 1 lens
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>>3189677
literally double the cost of Canon/Nikon/Pentax for nothing better
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Is the Canon 1D Mark III a good sport shooting camera still and is it worth buying? I've noticed it's slowly dropped in price, to around $500 now and I'm thinking of buying one in the future.
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>>3188375
wow that looks a lot like my JCPenny 135mm 3.5
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>make offer e mount adapter on shitbay
>chink seller counter 1cent less and increased the buy now price
hahahaha
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>>3190178
80D has a better AF
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>>3190178
Sure, if you have $10k+ in lenses.
70-200 2.8 is a bare minimum in sport, ideally you want 300, 400mm fast primes.
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is a d500 1,400usd and 50k clicks worth purchase agains a brand-new for 1899usd?
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>>3190246
Not a bad deal, not great either. If you want it and can afford it, why not. It has at least 2/3 of it's shutterlife left.
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>>3190160
I'm not sure I get your criticism.
It's better than the other lenses, so they charge a little bit more for it, there is literally nothing wrong with that.

Meanwhile you praise the pentax lens, but that one is literally the turd lens of those 6.
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>>3190248
The criticism is that it is only a wee smidgen better than the others but literally twice the price.
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>>3190247
I'll go for it then. It has it 2xcrop 4k which can be good, and are a good crop camera, promise to last long
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What would be a good sub $500 mirrorless camera for someone that has previously only used DSLRs? Also please recommend lenses for said cameras. Thanks /p/
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>>3190291
$500 with or without lenses?

You should be able to find an a6000 for somewhere around $300-400.

What focal length for lenses?

If you like to walk around with a nifty fifty, get a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 (effective focal length = 45mm). If you want wide-angle, check out manual focus lenses like the rokinon/samyangs.

Also, because you're moving to mirrorless, make sure to check out some sweet ass vintage lenses. Go on flikr and google different lenses like old canon fd, takumars, helios, etc. All of these lenses can be had for $50 (but are getting more expensive b/c people faggot youtubers keep recommending these vintage lenses to 100000 people) these vintage lenses tend to have a great character to them, like a perma vsco filter but not as faggy.

if you want meme4/3, look into olympus models like the em5ii.

As always, try to buy on ebay auction so you can get the best deal. If not, wait for cyber monday and try to scope out a deal.
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good newb flash for d7100?
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>>3190054
At first I was only going to buy the camera for photography, it's what I'm mostly interested in. I did figure that video would be quite fun and contribute to my athletic club if I could shoot during competitions. Both to analyze technique and for Youtube presence (+ something fun to watch for everyone). Photography is what I'll do outside competitions. However I do refuse to spend a lot on a camera with nice lenses, only to have to pull up my smartphone to shoot video, so that's why I'm leaning to mirrorless. DSLR's seem to be so far behind in video.

Sadly I've yet been able to try the A6XXX series. The store that carried them refused to put in batteries for me to test them, so I only got to hold and look at it... Might be able to test some G/GH cameras at a store here. They weren't part of my initial lineup of A6XXX, D7200 and 80D, so I didn't really check. The only EVF I've tried was some Olympus.

The G85 does look like a really good option. Photos do seem good enough for my level.If after a few years I want more, I could take my lenses with me to a GH5 down the line, right? Olympus 45 1.8 costs €220 retail and 42.5 costs €350, do you think the difference is worth it when theres already IBIS? Not sure if I should wait for a good deal with kit lens included or just grab the body + these 2 primes to start with.
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>>3190312
lot of people are fond of godox at the mo.
or you can get used Nikon sb-700 or something.

get highest GN number u can
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>>3190312
https://strobist.blogspot.ca/2006/03/lighting-101.html?m=1

Here, something better than any flash.

If you just want light, get a Nikon SB600 if you need film TTL and digital TTL compatibility. Cheap, bonus points: CLS slave triggerable from on camera flash. If you dont need film TTL or dont need Nikon CLS, get a Godox TT685N. Godox has a superior radio trigger system compared to Yongnuo, with compatibility up and down their product line, including their strobes. These two are what I'd recommend to the pleb who just needs more light in their life. But take the time to flip it into manual for some real education.

If you don't need TTL at all, just manual, then maybe Yongnuo's 560 system is better. YN560IVs can be master controllers, and the YN560-TX is a cheap controller too. It's a bit better than Godox's manual speedlights, at least until Godox releases manual lights on the company's X 2.4 ghz radio system.

The Yongnuo flashes work on two systems: one for the 560 flashes, another for their TTL flashes (568, 685, 986, some other numbers). The Godox manual lights (433 MHz) can be made compatible with the X system (2.4 GHz) with the XT16 adapter. All of this is a moot point if you dont mind running around setting flash power one by one.

I dont work for Godox, I'm just salty about the Yongnuo system after buying a bunch of 560s and realized a 986 can't control them.

>>3190238
Are you mad? A 70-300 IS or 70-200/4L will do fine for most sports, and an 85/1.8 for night and indoor. You can always rent a 100-400L for more range. The 400/5.6 is more than long enough, bring a monopod to steady the viewfinder.
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>>3190348
Disregard what I said about Godox manual flashes, I suck cocks. The TT600 is their 2.4 GHz capable manual flash. It's $70.

Did I mention all of their lights can be masters and slaves? Kinky.
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>>3190348
Since you're already here: Good flash for below 200€ for Lumix G85?
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>>3190353
>>3190348

Damn, forgot to mention:

I often have my Camera in this cage for videowork and getting it out is a pain. The Hotshoe is not used to fix the cage, but I can't get anything to fit on there either way, because the cage ends too close to it. is there a superflat cable to transfers the information to the Flash so I can mount it on one of the coldshoes?
The pop-up flash unfolds a tiny bit and it COULD be enough to set off an optical slave flash but I don't know for certain
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>>3190348
I just want one to put on top of my camera I dont need a whole complex system for a studio or anything
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>>3190352
I have the TT600, have two packs of Eneloops for it.
It is easy to use, has enough power for the demanding tasks and gives a very even transition through focal lengths. For $80 it is the best investment I made last year.
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>>3190353
While we're talking about Godox, take a look at the TT350
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>>3190356
You want a flash for video work? Or you simply leave the cage on even for stills?

If you want or need video lights, the Nissin i40 is a compact flash with one, and the Panasonic FL360L is a larger one with one. Bonus points for home brand compatibility.

If you'll allow me to shill Godox, for more robust wireless work, choose an O suffix speedlight for M43 TTL compatibility.

You'll have to see if the Vello M43 TTL cord or Olympus CB05 cord fits with your cage.

>>3190357
TT685N would be my pick for new flash, SB600 if you can track one down for dat Nikon cred. The Godox will be more powerful, but the SB600 isn't far behind. Both run about $120-150?
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>>3190179
is yours any good? mine's really soft, but it's ok at f8. The bokeh is nice though so it'll probably be ok for portraits
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>>3190057
idk but I bought a chinese carbon fiber tripod for $60. I would've gotten the aluminum sirui because it's smaller, but it cost more
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What's the cheapest route for nice quality images with a long focal length? I was thinking a D3300 with an FX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens, which would total about $1,000 new for an equivalent 450~mm.

I'd be fine with a prime telephoto, but the ones I've seen are more expensive than the zoom.
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>>3190369
Maybe try out the slower AF-P 70-300 f4.5-6.3 VR lens? You could buy the lens for around $200 new on ebay or less used.

The AF-P 18-55 kit lens is pretty sharp so maybe that new one is good too

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>>3190361
Not for video work, no.
But getting the camera out requires undoing 4 different hexbolts and one of them requires a tine hey key so I can't just do it whenever. I can use my key for it but I can only do half a rotation at a time that way.

But your suggestions seem really fine so far. THe Nissin i40 is just as small as I need it, does TTL and fully articulate. Doesnt seem to optically slave tho, I can live with that.
Also, the control wheels seem much easier than pressing some mushy rubber button repeatedly.
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>>3190369
Used Pentax K-5II with HD 55-300 WR
Or a used K-3 with a 55-300 WR PLM for faster silent AF. You will need the latest firmware for it.
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Can anybody tell what mount this lens uses? I was helping my father clear some stuff out of storage and he said I could keep it, he says he used it with a cannon but I can't recognize them by sight and google's not helping. I've been looking to get a macro, it'd be perfect if I could just toss an A or E adapter onto this.

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>>3190510
canon fd
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>>3190516
That looks right, thanks man.
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>>3190231
I currently own the 80D and was looking towards the 1D Mark III to do dual cameras.
>>3190238
>>3190348
The 85mm F/1.8 looks like a good lens for it.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rNtEEMIgrY

>can't af
>magenta cast
how will panasonic and sony ever recover?
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Can someone answer me this:

So Zeiss' T* coating is supposed to be great at controlling flare and reducing CA.

The FE 85/1.8 is reviewed to offer similar IQ to Zeiss Batis 85, just worse flare control, contrast and build quality. What if I add a Zeiss UV T* filter on top of the FE 85? would the T* coating of the UV filter helps bring the flare control to the Batis 85 level or close to it?
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>>3190594
nah, doesn't work that way. Flare (and the associated contrast loss) happens when light hits the lens and is reflected instead of passing through it and being refracted. Adding a fancy-coated filter on the front won't stop the lens elements from reflecting light, it only means that the filter itself is good at not reflecting light. It won't eliminate flare from the lens, it just resists adding any of its own.
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>>3190320
>>3190054
Just to be certain, since I see a lot of negativity on Panasonic AF. It should not lose focus on something that's moving fast, but is relatively in place, right?

i.e
https://youtu.be/7R4LIVLMFEo
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I have a problem with my D3400. I'm getting, "error press shutter release button again". I googled and everyone says the mirror is stuck or gears are not oiled. The thing is, the camera works fine for 1 photo then gives the error. Turning it off/on gives me 1 more photo. That is with both AF kit lens that came with the camera. When I use a lens that doesn't have AF, everything works fine. The error occurs in either manual or auto modes. The mirror isn't stuck. If I put tape over the AF lens' electrical contacts I don't get the error, but of course I can't control the aperture or manual focus then.

I haven't dropped it, but I was out in cold weather last night. Thus, there may be condensation somewhere inside the body affecting electrical stuff for AF lenses?

Any ideas on how to fix this without opening it up? It is still under warranty. I've nearly taken 10k photos with it since I got it in August.

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>>3190681
Well if you suspect condensation you can try taking the lens and battery off and leaving the body to dry in dustless place for a while. It probably does not help.
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>>3190686
Yeah, that's what I'm doing now. It is in a warm dry place, no luck yet.
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>>3190681
GOOD NEWS!

I narrowed the problem down to aperture settings. If the aperture is wide open with the smallest f-stop, there's no error. If I change the f-stop to any higher number, the error occurs. After testing this out several times, the camera started working fine again!

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maybe I should get 2 lenses for my a6500
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>>3190771
It does work better with lenses.
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Photography newbie here.
What's essentially the different between a video camera and stills camera?
Are there any fundamental differences in hardware? because videos look decent even on my d3400, the only immediately obvious difference is that I can't connect an external microphone.
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>>3190771
18-105
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>>3190797
As far as I'm aware, the actual difference other than construction (ergonomics) is artificial limiting of recording time on a still camera.

Still cameras can only record a half hour max specifically to not be considered video recording equipment, because of how video recording equipment is taxed or regulated.
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where could i find the best deal on a canon 24-105 f4?
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just ordered the fuji x-t20 with the 35mm f/1.4 lens. hoping it was a good call. i'm very excited- coming from a 5d mark iii and honestly really pumped for a 16mm sensor and a small form factor. anyone have experience with this camera?
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>>3190594
which lens is this with?
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>>3190809
honest question, looking for your honest opinion

I'm currently using a 5d mk3, its fufilling my needs so far

what made you switch to the fuji?
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>>3190811
i love my 5d very much- i use it professionally, and it's wonderful. i have a huge battery grip on it too so it lasts a hell of a long time. it fulfills every single one of my needs professionally.
however, i've realized that i'm taking way fewer photos than i used to, and that makes me pretty sad. it's because i don't want to lug my cam around. it also intimidates new friends and stuff because it is so huge, doesn't lend itself to casual situations in the least.
i really want to have a camera i can take everywhere, so i decided on the xt20 because i wanted something really small with the same kind of quality i get with my mark iii. i had the x100 (original) for a little bit, but i ended up really disliking the photos it took and missed the shallow depth of field. so i'm giving this new one a shot because i saw a guy on the street with it today, asked him a few questions, and decided to give it a shot
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I am looking to get macro focus rails.

The one I got stuck on is an iShoot rail for 90usd.

Seems a bit pricey but I really don't want low quality for my tiny amounts of adjustment.

Anyone that has macro rails?
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>>3190814
makes sense.

I was thinking about switching to an a7rii for similar reasons.

What made you pick the fuji over a sony?
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>>3190818
just the look of the thing, and the buttons. i may end up returning it and trying out one of those if i don't like it. what are your thoughts on their little cameras against each other?
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>>3190819
by buttons i mean physical buttons and the menus looked a little nicer too. i've shot video with a friend's a7sii and didn't enjoy the experience at all
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>>3190819
>>3190820
I used my friends a600 last year and the menu was a bit confusing. But maybe im just too used to the canon menu flow as ive owned 3 canons so far
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>>3190821
Same, I've gotten so used to the Canon menus that I didn't realize how much I actually dislike them.
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>>3190821
>>3190823
The truth is all camera makers design their systems in such a proprietary way as possible to make you used to their particular system, and unfamiliar with the alternatives.

Even for the most simple things like reverting the lens Focus ring direction. Nikon users will hate changing over to Canon, and Canon users will hate changing over to Nikon.
It's deliberate sabotage.
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>>3190816
I got them for 20 on ebay. The knobs/gears are of high quality, all metal construction, 2 axis adjustment. Works breddy gud, although you have to start cranking the tension knobs on heavier setups.
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>>3190809

SHoulda gotten the 35 f/2 lens instead.

The 35 f/1.4 is one of the two fuji lenses you should avoid. The autofocus is gof awful, and the f/2 lens is sharper at f/2 than the f/1.4 stepped down to f/4.
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what's the most budget friendly full frame sony lens I should get if I can only afford one lens with AF? Something like a 35mm or zoom lens
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>>3190872
One option might be lightweight, pancake Samyang AF 35 2.8 FE.
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>>3190872

For a prime, the Samyang 35mm. That is, unless you can find the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 on sale instead.

For a zoom, the 28-70 kit lens is a good choice. It is not an L or GM lens or anything, but it is a decently sharp kit lens. The AF for the thing is slow on the original a7, but is a good budget choice on the mark 2 bodies.
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>>3190869
you know, i read an interesting article saying a similar thing. i'm going to give it a shot because i slobber all over shallow depth of field's mediocre dick, but i'm able to return on amazon and get the other
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>>3190981
>i read an interesting article saying a similar thing

The issue with Fuji is that they wont let anyone test their lenses. All you have to go on are the "feels" from random people on the internet and highly variable examples. For some people a de-centered lens with Vaseline spread all over the front element is more than sharp enough. Others wont be happy unless it out resolves a 100 mp sensor at all f-stops corner to corner. With no measurements it is hard to decide without using it yourself.

It might be best to try out lenses from lens rentals before you buy them next time.
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Field biologist looking to get into photography while in the field or on hikes and whatnot. Never had a decent camera so please bear with me.

Will mostly use it to shoot plants and animals, both from a distance and up close. I was leaving towards a mirrorless because form factor but I found a Sony a35 for $75 local with a lens that I've been really considering.

How would it hold up as a starter camera versus spending $3-400 on a starter mirrorless?

Pic related is the a35 in question
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>>3190864
The iShoot rails or those cheap ones you see?
If you got the iShoot ones for 20, lucky.
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>>3191014 For that price, go for it. Starter camera does not need to be the newest, fanciest and best one. As long it fully works and comes with a good battery and charger.

When you learned the basics you can ditch it and start gearfagging from scratch. By then, $75 is nothing.
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>>3191014

Go for it.

Unsure of what that lens is, so I can't tell you if it is any good.

But you can get some pretty awesome a-mount prime lenses for dirt cheap.
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My dad retired to a lake and wants to start shooting wildlife. He already has some guns, but wanted my opinion on a camera he could get for less than $500.

I guarantee he won't be shooting RAW files and just wants beautiful JPEGs to print and show off to his friends. My favorite camera to shoot with is still my Fuji X100, partially because of the film simulation modes that take little to no editing to look the way I want them to.

Such a wide lens (though a 35mm equivalent isn't "wide") won't let him capture those bald eagles in their nests, so he'll either need a point and shoot with a zoom or an inexpensive system camera. Because Fuji has the film simulation modes that are so pretty, I'm thinking of recommending an XT10 - has all the manual controls one might want, but also can get great JPEGs on full auto. One can be had from Adorama for under $400, and in the meantime he can get an inexpensive zoom lens.

Alternatively I'm thinking something like a Canon G1X might be good, since it's smaller than a DSLR or even most mirrorless systems, and he won't have to worry about lenses.

Does anyone have any thoughts for accomplishing his wishlist?
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>>3191108

There is a lack of long affordable lenses for Fuji. Combine that with lackluster AF on all but their most expensive models and it it is pretty much the last system I would recommend to someone interested in shooting wildlife.

He'd be better off with an m43, or just a Canon DSLR. Both are cheaper, have cheaper lenses, and produce good jpeg results. Canon's jpegs are pretty much the industry standard. And many m43 camers have filter effects like the Fuji.
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>>3191111
So you would recommend something like a t5i and the f/4 75-300mm?
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>>3190809
>>3190869
>>3190981
35/1.4 af performance is quite poor by todays standards, but by no means unusable. I've used it in pitch black museums and so forth. 35/2 is extremely sharp, but I really have no issue with the iq I get from my 35/1.4. Then again, I tend to look the whole image rather than comparing a pixel to the one next to it.

>>3191012
Don't know what the fuck you're smoking but I think it might be cut with something bad.
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>>3191116

That would probably be a great starter kit for wildlife.

I'd be tempted to recommend the t6i instead just because it is a tad faster camera.
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>>3191108
>>3191116
Not that guy, but I agree, fuji isn't necessarily the best option here. Though I would recommend going nikon over canon, the iq and af system is just better. D7100 + a zoom of some sort, eg tamron 70-300 VC, 16-300 or even the 18-400.
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>>3191108
The ultimate dad camera is the Nikon P900. Get him one of those.

If you want good AF, pick up any Canikon DSLR, and the most recent 70-300 IS/VR there is for that camera.
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When shopping for ND filter, should I just buy the 15 stops filter over 6 and 10 stops if I ONLY want to shoot landscape in long exposure?

My thought process is, with a 15 stop filter I can achieve super long exposure shots, even mid day and if it gets too dark I can always reduce the aperture, increase exposure time or even compromise ISO a little bit to get a well exposed shot, which is not possible with a 6 or 10 stops ND filter. Is there a flaw with this?




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