The new guy intro/equipment inquiry

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  1. sincere

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    Hi there, been looking at this place for a minute so i decided to join..i want to take my pics to the next level so i need some advice on equipment. I am working with a Nikon F75 and would like to have some advice on scanners,filters,light and such.

    Whenever i go to these photo shops, i often got the feeling that dudes are out to rob me. IMO, nobody can tell whats best to use than those who really use the stuff. I want to shoot people primarily so what upgrade would you recommend? I wanted to get me some filters, a polarization filter first because having strong colors is one thing i couldn´t get together yet.

    However, i am open for any advice..
     
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    Hi :, )

    Consider using the Cokin filters, they make a very good polarizer :thumbup:
     
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    I just went ontheir site, they got like 3 of them. Wich one did you mean?

    http://www.cokin.com/ico7-p2.html
     
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    What lenses are you using?

    Having the right lens can make all the difference.
     
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    I got that standard lens that came with the camera..see sig below..
     
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    I would suggest a 50mm F1.8

    It will be quite cheap but much better optically than your kit lens. Also, the maximum aperture of F1.8 will be a delight because of the shallow DOF and the faster shutter speeds that you will be able to use.
     
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    I'd second that!
     
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    ^ me too, i'd reccomend LEE filters as well
     
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    Can't speak from experience when it comes to Nikon, but in general I'd have to agree with everyone that primes are the way to go - especially a good 50mm. I started off with zoom lenses, but now use primes nearly all the time. In terms of filters, I'd recommend starting off with a standard skylight, a circular polarizer, and an 81a warming filter. IMHO you don't really need a huge range of filters.
     
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    The ref 160 linear polarizer .... the 50mm is a great ense to have :thumbup:
     
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    Any specific brand? Any specific shop that you know is reasonable(pricewise)? I´m loking at this right here:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-Series-E-...578328409QQcategoryZ48556QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
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    Oh, i just noticed that there is also a manual version of the 50mm F1.8. Wich one do you recommend?
     

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