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    Aluminium or Carbon Fiber?

    I am in the market for a new travel tripod, I found one that I think is really good. It is compact and has a good load capacity. The problem for me is that there are two types, carbon fiber and aluminium. Naturally the aluminium is cheaper and heavier, but I am having a hard time finding a real...
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    New lens dilemma

    I am trying to decide what should be my next lens. I'm between the Canon 10-18 STM and the Canon 55-250 STM. I know they are very different, but i'm trying to decide which one would be more useful for travel. I currently have a 80D, 18-135, and 50 f/1.4. Which one should I get first or just be...
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    What gets you off your ass?

    I am simply curious about other peoples thought process on getting out and taking pictures. Where does your drive come from? How did you build the confidence to hit the streets, the patience for long exposures and time lapses, the determination for landscapes? I want to know what pushes your...
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    Samyang vs Rokinon

    I want to get the Samyang 135mm f/2 lens for portraiture, but the Rokinon looks exactly the same but is 25% cheaper. What is the difference?
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    Shooting the Stars

    I've been practicing shooting the stars, but they don't turn out as good as I wish they would. Any tips on how to do better long exposures? I shoot on a crop sensor if that has any impact on my results. I would eventually like to do time lapses of the galaxy.
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    70-300 or 70-200L?

    I am debating whether to buy the soon to be released Canon 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM, or the Canon 70-200 mm f/4L USM. They are nearly the same price and I am torn. I am in need of a new telephoto lens. Currently there is little information on the 70-300, but the specifications seem promising...
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