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The photography thread

Postby tangcla » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:30 am

So... anyone else into photography here?

I just bought an 85mm f/1.2L... I'm so broke :cry:
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Postby gumbyy » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:04 am

I was gonna get into it but the allocated funding was distributed elsewhere (quad tips + a new guitar)
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Postby tangcla » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:15 am

gumbyy wrote:I was gonna get into it but the allocated funding was distributed elsewhere (quad tips + a new guitar)
lol
So I guess you didn't get the Sony Alpha?
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Postby gumbyy » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:29 am

You are correct

Is photography easy to pick up? I saw Trieu in action with the infra-red flashes and exposure etc it all seems a little overwhelming. Very interesting though, and I'm sure I will pick it up sometime in the future.. Not to mention its a very expensive hobby.
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Postby tangcla » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:33 am

gumbyy wrote:Is photography easy to pick up?
practice makes improvement :P

And yes, very expensive. The new lens I impulse bought last night was $2300... :oops:
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Postby gumbyy » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:34 am

.. hence the increase in FS threads lately :lol:
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Postby tangcla » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:40 am

gumbyy wrote:.. hence the increase in FS threads lately :lol:
Perhaps, some part of it :)

I also should have taken the BOV off my car last night. My dad's going to be driving the Lib today, he'll probably be going WTF at the BOV going off, haha.
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Re: The photography thread

Postby subnub » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:11 am

tangcla wrote:So... anyone else into photography here?

I just bought an 85mm f/1.2L... I'm so broke :cry:
Dayum, got short DOF? :shock: I'd love to see some shots taken with that lens.

85mm should make it perfect for pics of cars, you could get into car photography!! :ninja:

But yeah I do enjoy a bit of photography, I'm very much an amateur but every now and then I manage to fluke a half-decent pic. I'd love to put some more time into it but work gets in the way!
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Re: The photography thread

Postby tangcla » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:38 am

subnub wrote:85mm should make it perfect for pics of cars, you could get into car photography!! :ninja:
I already do :P

though I wouldn't be using the 85mm for car photos that often. MFD of 95cm is a bit inhibiting and restrictive.

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Postby subnub » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:17 pm

Heh I've seen plenty of your work floating around on these forums, my comment was a little tongue-in-cheek :P MFD = ??

I was sort of thinking 85mm might be good moving shots rather than statics, even my 50mm is a pain for static shots. Dunno, just guessing really - as I said, I'm certainly no professional :oops:

I'd love to be able to take shots like those, mine are extremely average in comparison! Oh btw the white 32 in the first pic lives a matter of minutes from my place, haha
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Postby tangcla » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:19 pm

subnub wrote:MFD = ??

Minimum focusing distance :)
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Postby smythie » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:04 pm

Been interested in photography for a few years now. Finally got around to getting myself something better than a phone camera a couple of months ago (Canon G10). Think I have just about hit the limits of the camera already - a few times I've thought "gee I wouldn't mind a better sensor and lens right about now" :lol:

Still, it is an ace unit for work and stuffing in the briefcase (the main reason I went with it rather than a D60 or 450/500D) and some novice creative shots.
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Postby tangcla » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:22 pm

The G10 is a great camera. I had a G9, I didn't use it enough so I sold it. Sometimes I miss it...
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Postby RAN94A » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:03 pm

yaaayyy!! lol pro canon thread go!

8) i work for Canon haha.

Tho i havnt actually got around to getting one of the camera's yet..

Looking at a 500D when its available to me on staff purchase :D

ill have to come learn off you guys.. photography meet up/subforum :wink:
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Postby smythie » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:12 pm

I've got a mate who works for CPS in North Ryde (he's not a ranga though :wink: ). Small world :D

On the G10, I almost got a Panasonic LX3 unfortunately the shop wasn't interested in matching the price of the G10 (about $70 or $80 from memory). G10 felt better in the hand too but pretty much every review I have read indicates the LX3 takes better piccies. Maybe I should have shelled out that bit extra....
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