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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:54 pm

anyone know of a good place to order photo prints? either online or in store? snapfish seems to have some decent deals and you can have them printed locally to pick up
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby shmenguin on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:40 pm

Mpix is good.
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby relantel on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:52 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:anyone know of a good place to order photo prints? either online or in store? snapfish seems to have some decent deals and you can have them printed locally to pick up
Used Costco a bit, for remote upload but local pickup. Decent pricing. Also had stuff by mail from Shutterfly.
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:57 pm

for costco, i assume you need their membership?
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby relantel on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:03 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:for costco, i assume you need their membership?

the person picking up, yes.
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:05 pm

We ordered our save the dates from Snapfish and they were decent quality. A bit on the expensive side, we got 120 prints, (I think they were a weird size like 5x8 maybe the reason for the price) for $96. 10% cashback when you go through discover.
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:19 pm

I've only ever used Snapfish. Not out of loyalty or anything, more of a general laziness in seeking alternatives.
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:32 pm

Snapfish and Shutterfly will always send you promo codes if you sign up for an account.
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby mac5155 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:46 am

I'm looking for a nice case for my honeymoon. I want something big enough to hold a camera, extra lens (probably a third lens too by the time we leave on our honeymoon), a GoPro camera with a few small accessories, and maybe a few other things. I'm thinking a backpack or satchel style would be best (I have an over-the-shoulder bag and it constantly falls off my shoulder). Any recommendations?

Also any recommendations for a decent third lens? I was thinking maybe either a fisheye or a wide angle. Not looking to break the bank either (sub $250 is ideal). I have a 55/250 and the kit 18/55 right now. (Canon T3)
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby canaan on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:48 am

i would stay away from anything that is branded with a camera company's name as it is a mark for thieves.
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby mac5155 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:54 am

Oh, good point. Never thought of that.
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby Hockeynut! on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:05 am

The more beat up looking your bag is, the better off you are when traveling. I use an old satchel. If you're really worried about your gear getting damaged, throw in some bubble wrap.
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby shmenguin on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:11 am

mac5155 wrote:I'm looking for a nice case for my honeymoon. I want something big enough to hold a camera, extra lens (probably a third lens too by the time we leave on our honeymoon), a GoPro camera with a few small accessories, and maybe a few other things. I'm thinking a backpack or satchel style would be best (I have an over-the-shoulder bag and it constantly falls off my shoulder). Any recommendations?

Also any recommendations for a decent third lens? I was thinking maybe either a fisheye or a wide angle. Not looking to break the bank either (sub $250 is ideal). I have a 55/250 and the kit 18/55 right now. (Canon T3)


fish eye lenses have always seemed like kind of a novelty to me. i don't know what the practical use would be. 18mm is already pretty wide, so considering your budget, i wouldn't go down that route. you're probably looking at $400-$500 to get a decent wide angle lens. you can shoot from 18 to 250 as is, which will cover landscape, portrait and superzoom stuff. so if i were you, i would now look into a higher quality lens, albeit a less versatile lens. i'm not familiar with canon, but with a little poking around, this is the one i would probably go with:

http://www.adorama.com/CA5018AFU.html

a 50mm prime lens (prime means no zooming) with a 1.8 or wider aperture has a ton of value. i have some pretty fancy stuff in my camera bag, but if i have to pick one lens to take with me to any given event, it's almost always going to be my 50mm.
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:33 am

More advanced photographers can likely speak more eloquently to this but I would not go cheap on lenses. I received a 50mm 1.4 prime for christmas and it is amazing. After doing some reading if you are thinking about buying a new lens and can't afford or don't want to pay for a more expensive lens yet, just wait because you will likely upgrade that lens eventually anyways
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby shmenguin on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:48 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:More advanced photographers can likely speak more eloquently to this but I would not go cheap on lenses. I received a 50mm 1.4 prime for christmas and it is amazing. After doing some reading if you are thinking about buying a new lens and can't afford or don't want to pay for a more expensive lens yet, just wait because you will likely upgrade that lens eventually anyways


i have a 1.4 as well, but my camera is "FX", so i need to use that model. from everything i've heard, on a camera like mac's, there isn't much of a difference in quality between the pricey 1.4 and the much cheaper 1.8.
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby KG on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:28 pm

We have a Sony Alpha DSLR and a Sony nex-f3.

Both very good cameras. Can't go wrong with either...
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby DropEmJayBird on Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:55 pm

Anyone heard of our used Magic Lantern for a Canon?

It's a firmware replacement that boots from a card (so I don't think it erases your canon firmware), but some of the features it has for videoing is exactly what I need.

It seems when I go to a friends wedding - I'm asked to video it (which I do, cause they are all good people). Anyway I used my Canon t3i in conjunction with my other HD camera this weekend, and liked the video much more, but focusing was near impossible by hand because I couldnt see through the LCD what was zoomed, and manually focusing with the lens made it impossible to keep the hand steady.

This lets you focus using the buttons, and has some features that show you what exactly you are focused on through the LCD. You can google it, just wondered if anyone else had used it.
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby mac5155 on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:43 am

Does anyone know where I can get a 32GB SD card for cheap? MacMall had class 10s on sale for $13.99 and i stinkin missed it.
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:50 am

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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:51 am

they have class 4s for 18
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby mac5155 on Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:08 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Class-Flash-Memory-TS32GSDHC10E/dp/B003VNKNF0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1370526601&sr=8-2&keywords=class+10+sd+card+32gb

24 bucks


Wally world has one for $20.

Does name brand matter?
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:06 pm

mac5155 wrote:I'm looking for a nice case for my honeymoon. I want something big enough to hold a camera, extra lens (probably a third lens too by the time we leave on our honeymoon), a GoPro camera with a few small accessories, and maybe a few other things. I'm thinking a backpack or satchel style would be best (I have an over-the-shoulder bag and it constantly falls off my shoulder). Any recommendations?

I have this Koolertron bag and like it a lot. (My only complaint is I wish I had bought the one that had the carry handle.) The padding for the camera bits is removable, so you can use it as a messenger bag, too.

I also have one of these Lowepro Passport bags for things where I'm going to be out and about but not in 'public'. So events like airshows, motor races, E3, et. A little bit less storage options (you can carry a tablet, but it's a bit awkward), but gets the job done.

And just sling the strap cross-body to prevent shoulder slippage.
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby mac5155 on Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:42 pm

I went with a lowepro hatchback backpack case. I liked it cause the opening for the camera was against my back, and there were basically 2 bags in 1.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008O8EGO ... item_image
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby pensfan1989 on Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:51 pm

I just picked up a used Nikon D40X with an 18-55 and a 55-200 from a friend for $200.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to photo editing software to use?
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Re: DSLR Camera help

Postby shmenguin on Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:58 am

pensfan1989 wrote:I just picked up a used Nikon D40X with an 18-55 and a 55-200 from a friend for $200.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to photo editing software to use?


Adobe Lightroom is all i ever use. It puts a healthy coating of polish on your pictures, but doesn't do all the wacky effects like photoshop. To get the most out of it, shoot in RAW mode.
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