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    Two More Photos (Need Assistance with Bird Identification)

    Really like how you framed the 2nd bird with the OOF leaves. Good job!
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    Why is this blurry??

    Correct me if I'm wrong. But even if the focus was correctly set to one person's eyes/face, the other person's eyes/face would not be in focus because they are different in height, and the DOF for f/4.2 would be too shallow to get both in focus. So the solution would be to stop down the lens a...
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    Midrange Zoom lens that can double up as a decent portrait lens

    Actually, the one I posted above is the Tokina AT-X 28-70mm 2.8AF. It's the version before the the Pro I came out. You'd be surprised how little information there is on that lens. I found 2 on ebay that sold for $175. But from what I've read, the Pro I was the best out of all the versions Tokina...
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    Midrange Zoom lens that can double up as a decent portrait lens

    I didn't consider the Sigma 50-150mm at all. Didn't know about it. I'm not well versed in 3rd party lenses. I bought a Tamron 28-75mm on ebay last night. We'll see how this lens performs. Hopefully its not a total dud. The seller sent me this picture she took and it looks pretty darn sharp...
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    Midrange Zoom lens that can double up as a decent portrait lens

    Does anyone have experience with the old Tokina AT-X AF 28-70mm 1:2.8. Its the version with 72mm filter threads. Its before the pro versions came out. Here is a photo
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    Best Compact Flash Card

    Would be helpful if you told us what capacity you were looking for.
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    Lens condition, photos inside. Please advise

    Can someone tell me what's going on with this lens? I'm talking to an ebay seller that is selling this lens. I asked her to take some detailed pictures of the "wear and tear" she described in the listing, and she sent me some pictures. I picked out 2 pictures that I'd like to get some...
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    Getting Portrait Bokeh..

    You should note that the 35mm 1.8G is a DX lens and the 50mm 1.8G is a full frame lens, which really acts like a 75mm. Out of these 2, the 50mm should be better, however, its not even released yet so no one can speak of the optical quality, though it should be good.
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    Tough choice.... new camera?

    Kinda impressed with what it does. I thought I heard on the news that they took it off the shelves for what it can potentially do in the wrong hands. I guess not
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    Midrange Zoom lens that can double up as a decent portrait lens

    Hey guys, I need a little bit of guidance here. I am currently shooting a D200 with pretty much just the 35mm 1.8G. I am in a market for a mid range zoom that I could double up as a decent portrait lens. I'm not looking for top notch glass here as my budget is $200-$300(used) right now. The...
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    Nikon 85mm f/1.8 - Nikon 60mm f/2.8 macro - Nikon 18-105vr - Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 HSM

    I was looking to get the 85mm or to 60mm, but looks like I need to save some more. I know this is a bit off track, but which one do you think it's better optically, specifically for portrait? Bump for some great lenses!
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    Portrait shooter. Need equiptment suggestions

    Learning something everyday! I stand corrected :) Thanks
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    Portrait shooter. Need equiptment suggestions

    Lol, I didn't even see those links.
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    Portrait shooter. Need equiptment suggestions

    ...No... Everyone(including me) is being sarcastic about the "bokeh kit" because it doesn't exist. Bokeh is the term for out of focus backgrounds/foregrounds. The lower the F stop a lens has, the more you can throw things out of focus. Generally, you need to get a lens that has a low F...
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