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    Exactly 1 Year since i've bought my first DSLR! C+C please ;]

    Although I havent taken a single picture from September 08 to May 09 due to college haha. Anyway, please give me some criticism! i've learned so much, but still there's so much to learn! EDIT: Here are some pictures i took starting out for comparison:
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    Is this fisheye conversion lens good?

    I want fisheye really badly! I plan on putting it on my canon 50mm f1.8 ebay
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    is this blower good enough to clean my sensor?

    http://www.adorama.com/CPBBS.html
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    Sky COMPLETELY blown out even with CP =[

    hey guys, i went to NYC and did some random shooting to see what i could get. i have a sigma 17-70 and a hoya CP. there were lots of clouds in the sky but plenty of blue as well. most of my picture(s) was buildings and about 1/3 was sky, and no matter where the polarizer was positioned, the sky...
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    looking for polarizer filter, question about brand quality

    for my kit lens i bought a pack that included a UV and circular polarizer for 20 bucks. now i plan on buying the sigma 17-70 and a GOOD polarizer but there are so many brands that i don't know where the value is and where unnecessary quality is. How is tiffen in quality compared to B + W and...
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    anyone have any experiences with: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC IF Macro Lens for Canon?

    i'm looking to get this and was wondering if anyone else had any experiences using it. the wide angle and wide range of zoom coupled with macro make this very desirable at such an affordable price. i'm not a pro so i think it would suit me, but would like some other perspectives on this ^_^
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    do polarizers do anything for sunsets?

    and should i deliberately underexpose for a sunset? thanks in advance guys!
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    What's the purpose of a Neutral Density filter that underexposing can't do?

    i'm not referring to gradual ND filters, i understand the uses of those. but constant ND filters. what's the point of them? can't you just underexpose the shot or something?
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    Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG IF -OR- Tamron Autofocus 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD IF??

    i'm looking for a walk-around lens to replace my canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. the tamaron seems to have more favorable reviews but i am not too sure about the differences. any opinions? Tamron Autofocus 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) for Canon SLR Cameras Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX...
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    ferris wheel! ^_^ C & C please

    hey guys, still learning. it looks underexposed but that's just from the post-processing effects. i thought it might look better this way but i could be wrong. thanks in advance. you guys rock =]
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    i just realized how much i hate this 1.6x crop factor

    I didn't fully understand this whole crop factor business until after i bought my first "real" lens (50mm 1.8). geez i have to step further back than i thought to take pictures. but i guess with lower end DSLRs (XT) i have no choice right? =[ so 50mm is practically 80mm. geez! >_<
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    how is this DOF possible at f/8??

    how is this DOF possible at f/8?? http://www.flickr.com/photos/3eo/994562318/
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    what's with people taking random jabs at canon?

    i don't understand it, isn't one brand not superior than the other? or is this just immature brand loyalty at work?
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    Landscape Critique (NY Skyline)

    hello again guys. I haven't done many night shots, so this is a new field for me. this image was darkened in PS a bit. i don't remember if i overexposed the original or not (on purpose) but i just preferred the composition on this one. HERE IS THE ORIGINAL (it should include EXIF data):
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    GREAT book for those beginning in photography

    When i started out about 2 weeks ago, i was mostly concerned with learning the technical aspects of shooting, but after getting the hang of manual settings, i realized i didn't know what shoot! i started reading "Learning to See Creatively" by Bryan Peterson and it really helps me see things i...
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    Is this a good next lens? Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, USM

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/149629-GREY/Canon_2562A002_Zoom_W_A_Telephoto_EF_28_135mm.html Right now I use a kit lens for my XT along with a 20 dollar UV filter. as you can imagine, the image quality is probably not amazing... although i don't notice coming from a P&S camera haha...
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    Macro Photo Critique [Chimes]

    i fixed the levels and threw in some color effect in CS. let me know how i can improve! thanks =]
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    another photo critique [seagull!]

    it was hard to focus in time but i think i got it ok. i *think* i had my polarizer on, but i'm not sure
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    does popping up the flash in manual mode change light meter?

    whenever i bring the flash out the camera never adjusts or acknowledge that i *will* have enough light so the light meter could be in the middle but my settings are really slow shutter and high aperture and the picture comes out a mess. do i just have to guess a proper shutter speed or...
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