What should i buy? Lens or flash?

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  1. Chillaxed

    Chillaxed TPF Noob!

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    ok so i have a sony a200 dSLR and i'm not sure if i should get an external flash or a really nice lens. i'm really on a budget so i dont really know what i'm looking for. do dSLR flashes all fit everything? or are they somewhat proprietary?

    i was looking at this:
    http://www.henrys.com/webapp/wcs/st...rtmentId=10407&categoryId=10412&itemID=181006

    because i want a lens that will give me some nice DOF.

    and for flashes i'm really not sure what i need to be looking for, i live in windsor ontario so i'd like something local if you can find it, www.henrys.com is where i'd like to look because there is one really close to my dorm.

    edit, i just realized that was the opposite of what i wanted. i'm really just a beginner with f-stop and aperature.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you are expecting automated features including TTL flash metering, the flash should be specifically designed for your system. This generally means sticking to the speedlight that is of the same brand as your system. There are some third party flashes that might claim full TTL Digital SLR compatibility.

    As for Lens or Flash, it depends on what you shoot.
     
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    pornography, and i may or may not be shooting for a band.
     
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    oh and of course nature and stuff.
     
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    wtf
     
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    A fisheye would give you some...different results.
    And it SURELY would add a new perspective to things...
     
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    i literally lol'd, first because the pornography was unexpected..and then paired w/ "oh ya and nature too"...it was a one two punch of comedy.

    and as i was reeling from that blow, i read reg's response of "wtf" LOL i can't stop laughing.
     
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    lol yeah haha. i'd like to do some on the side but its more of a thing i'd like to do but might never actually do.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I don't think I've ever seen fisheye porn before...

    Might be interesting...lol.


    Now I'm imagining a pornographic album cover, in the woods (shot with a fisheye lens). I think you might be onto something...
     
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    you doing amateur porn i take it? send some my way LOL j/k
     
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    i actually have an ftp site with picture of my best friend on it.
     
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    hook me up! :p i would like to C&C haha.
     

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