Recent content by grafxman

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    Lens question

    You and me both. I can only tell you what works for me. When I first started out I ordered a body and a separate Canon lens. The lens was nearly useless because it wouldn't focus much closer than 8-10 feet. I next bought a Sigma 17-70mm macro. It was a great little lens and it focused close...
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    60D O m g ...

    A courier company called "Someday" is very droll.
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    Trying to decide between 2 lenses

    It's not a fisheye lens. The Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 is a very sharp, wide angle zoom. I think the sample photo links I provided above should provide sufficient information.
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    Trying to decide between 2 lenses

    I think the Rokinon is manual focus isn't it? That is not be the type of lens I would want. I have the Tokina 11-16mm and I've been very happy with it. Here are a few sample images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/80431173@N00/4631160319/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/80431173@N00/4631147383/...
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    Canon just came out with a VERY serious camera!!!

    GOOD GRIEF! I even went to BHPhoto to place an early order!!
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    60D O m g ...

    Sorry for your misfortune. If you lived within driving distance I could loan you my 50D. However you might consider renting one. Here's a link I found: Rent Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR $80 for 2 weeks There are many other sites but the ones I looked at were more expensive. Also, if you could be...
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    A lens or two

    I would recommend you buy or at least rent the Sigma 50-500mm. It's the very best all around lens I've ever seen. You may find that the 50mm end will be adequate for most landscape photos. The 500mm is more than adequate for wildlife photography. I've taken thousands of photos with mine and it's...
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    Real Estate Lens...

    FWIW, I've been very happy with Sigma's 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 on my 6D. I took a lot of photos with it inside the Geology Gems & Minerals section of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History last summer.
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    In Search of Technical Perfection...Who Cares?

    Many of my photos are taken under adverse conditions of lighting, reflections, etc. I said to hell with perfection and perfect exposures a year or two after I started shooting. These days I just try to get the best picture I can under the circumstances I have to deal with and get on to the next one.
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    Youth Sports - best lense to buy?

    I've never felt the need for a fast lens. Its all about shutter speed and ISO level. I allow the camera to select the ISO. Shots such as this: https://www.flickr.com/photos/80431173@N00/8430595573/in/set-72157632649257185 shot at f10 in a dense jungle and this one of underwater manatees in...
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    Youth Sports - best lense to buy?

    I don't photograph hockey or baseball however I take a lot of wildlife photos. I don't think you can beat the Sigma 50-500mm. It focuses close, under 4 feet, at 500mm so you'll be able to get very intimate photographs. At 50mm it's almost wide angle for indoor stuff. At 500mm it'll bring the...
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    Sorry another Wide Angle Lens Question-T3i indoors

    I like the Tokina. Here's a few samples: https://www.flickr.com/photos/80431173@N00/8588483635/in/set-72157633084000257 https://www.flickr.com/photos/80431173@N00/8590047578/in/set-72157633084000257 https://www.flickr.com/photos/80431173@N00/8589042093/in/set-72157633084000257 There are plenty...
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    which lens to purchase

    I've been very happy with the Sigma 18-250mm macro. I've taken thousands of photos with it and its never let me down. It doesn't cost much either. If you need more juice nothing beats Sigma's 50-500mm. It focuses to under 4' at 500mm so it gives near macro performance. The 50mm is wide enough...
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    Art - a word with no meaning

    I once looked at a photo Salvador Dali's melted clock many years ago and thought it was somewhat intriguing. I then saw some of his other stuff and thought it was ridiculous, childlike and not art at all. When I mentioned this to an elderly lady friend of mine, who happened to be a professional...
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