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  1. joshuatdlr

    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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    2 devices

    If I were to recommend any camera for you, it would be the Sony RX100 Mk II. It has good video, its portable, great image quality, and around the price range of a Go Pro and your sony dsc-wx350. It would be a reasonable step up from a smartphone and is small and light enough to where you can...
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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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    What Mode

    Manual, in my opinion is the best mode. The reason is because, too often does your camera expose the wrong section of the frame. It is obvious when you shoot in live view. The most effective way to fix this is if you give yourself full control of the camera to get the best image you can. It will...
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    New lense dilemma

    I would recommend the 50mm f/1.8. It is a great value for the image quality it provides. Plus, if you are shooting at night, the maximum aperture of f/1.8 will help shooting in low light conditions. The 24mm would be great for street photography as it is small and lightweight. However, the 50mm...
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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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  18. First try at macro

    First try at macro

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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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    P51 Mustang

    I agree! Beautiful plane to watch and listen to. I am in the Air Force and nothing makes me more happy to see these aircraft fly by. I am personally partial to the jets though. The rumble in your chest from the afterburners is an indescribable sensation.
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