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  1. if you want to take photography classes and...

    if you want to take photography classes and really get into photog, consider a 30D. Controls are much better, faster, more options, better viewfinder, and feels like a real camera.

    -former xti...
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    excellent quality glass and pictures, fast, great...

    excellent quality glass and pictures, fast, great in lowlight, BUT, it was just too much zoom indoors. Resale value is good.

    IMO, it was the perfect lens at that range; unfortunately that range...
  3. 6-8mpix is perfectly fine for 8x10's. optimum...

    6-8mpix is perfectly fine for 8x10's. optimum print resolution: 300dpi

    (8 * 300) x ( 10 * 300) = 2400 x 3000 resolution == 7 megapixel

    in reality, you can print 200dpi and still get an...
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    the pentax deal seems like the best bang for the...

    the pentax deal seems like the best bang for the buck.

    here is a spectacular deal:

    http://www.berger-bros.com/page/BBCVD/CTGY/PENTAX_SLR

    399 after rebate for K100D, kit lens, 2gb memory. ...
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    I'll second rooz's recommendation; you should be...

    I'll second rooz's recommendation; you should be able to print 12x18 fairly well with a 6mp camera. Anything above 6mpix is very good; it doesnt meet your 10mpix criteria, but it will meet your...
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    if you can get glass for cheap with nikon, I say...

    if you can get glass for cheap with nikon, I say you stick with nikon. Glass will cost you more in the long run.

    for the ultimate package get a D300 + 70-200VR + 17-55 F2.8

    on a more realistic...
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    Pentax has a sale on their cameras right now; ...

    Pentax has a sale on their cameras right now;

    I believe you can get a k100 kit dslr for 499.99 - 100 MIR for 399.99 AR

    one of the better deals I've seen for dslr's

    Professional quality...
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    I agree. Low light lens just dont cut it unless...

    I agree. Low light lens just dont cut it unless my lil boy is sleeping. Having a bounce flash gives you nice lighting without it looking flashed.

    if I was on a budget, I'de go for a used 20/30d,...
  9. Thread: Which L lens?

    by chardog
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    I'de get the 17-50 range; I'de rather lose...

    I'de get the 17-50 range;

    I'de rather lose the far end rather than the wide end.

    I'de also take the faster lens over the slower lens. In fact I'm considering selling my slower lens for...
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    this review almost convinced me about how sucky...

    this review almost convinced me about how sucky my 30D is :D

    I feel discontinued and outdated
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    For any telephoto, having VR or IS is a good...

    For any telephoto, having VR or IS is a good thing.

    I would suggest a rebel xt or rebel xti. Currently the xti is for sale @ newegg for 605 with lens and 1gb cf. Not the greatest, but not too...
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    I just dont get much shake @ 50 and below.......

    I just dont get much shake @ 50 and below.... then again, I'm not doing handheld 1/8's.

    I'm sure the 18-55 IS is good for some folks, but I'd tell them to save up for a faster lens and/or flash.
  13. Thread: Tamron Lens

    by chardog
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    The lens you have are not good IN COMPARISON with...

    The lens you have are not good IN COMPARISON with top notch lenses, but make no mistake, you can produce good pictures with them. Learn how to use your camera, it's not the end of the world.

    test...
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    you dont need IS, you need a tripod ;) ...

    you dont need IS, you need a tripod ;)

    Personally, I only see any type of IS useful over 80mm range. Anything under that is just a waste of time.
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    there is easy solution here. Basically, shooting...

    there is easy solution here. Basically, shooting in dark settings, you will want to capture two things: The background and the subject focused on.

    What you need is a powerful flash and a fast...
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    use flash? IS is not a replacement for...

    use flash?

    IS is not a replacement for f-stops.

    I find that in low light situations, I can get away with my popup flash pretty well if I'm not TOO far away. Drop your shutter to around 25-50,...
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    I definitely wouldnt buy an f4 IS. I'de put that...

    I definitely wouldnt buy an f4 IS. I'de put that money on a faster lens... f2.8.

    I've had a few IS lens (all sold now), and the only one I felt really needed it was the 100-400mm. IMO, IS is not...
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    in short, no; keep your 50mm. I had both the...

    in short, no; keep your 50mm.

    I had both the 50 1.8 and 85 1.8 and while the 85 was sharper @ 1.8, it did not make much difference on print. The 50 is a good range, and a bit long. The 85 is...
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    Messing around with an ancient D30 with a very...

    Messing around with an ancient D30 with a very cheapo 28-80mm Tamron

    http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/JakeNguyen2005/IMG_8193.jpg

    Not bad for a $250 camera and lens package.

    Post...
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    Fisheye adapter....

    Is there such a thing? I know some pns cameras have these adapters, just wondering if something like that can work with existing lens.
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    I have a 400D, so my opinion may be a little...

    I have a 400D, so my opinion may be a little biased.

    for low light without flash, you will need a few aspects:

    large apeture (f rating, lower = better)

    High iso (higher the sensitivity, the...
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    muma, xti with kit lens for 499 seems a bit low. ...

    muma, xti with kit lens for 499 seems a bit low. Be careful of scam artists!
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    you can get a Canon Rebel xt for around 550 with...

    you can get a Canon Rebel xt for around 550 with kit lens. They occasionally go on sale for ~400 via dell. It was on sale at sears for 399 a month ago.

    The picture quality is top notch. If you...
  24. Thread: XTi Bag

    by chardog
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    I have a lowepro slingshot 200. it's a midsize...

    I have a lowepro slingshot 200. it's a midsize bag and it's great. They make a smaller 100? should fit your needs.

    btw, my bag fits all my listed gear below + cables + charges + memory +...
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    looks great! Very interested.

    looks great! Very interested.
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