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About ALwin

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    Verbesserung durch Fortschritte der Technologie
  • Birthday 1982-11-22

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  1. 100% agreed with you on this. Obsessed with the GH4 and 105mm AIS lens.
  2. And there are a ton of people who use Sony, Canon, and even somewhat Nikon cameras to do the same thing. Yes, crop factor and sensor size does matter, if someone wants to film with a very shallow DoF. It all depends on the kind of story they want to create and until someone actually actually creates a consumer budget level medium or large format digital camera for video, 35mm is is the largest sensor size that's within the range of some users with APS-C/Super35 being the next closest thing and readily available to a lot of consumers. Of course, this doesn't mean MFT is crap, it just isn't for everyone. So you're saying that someone who wants to carry less gear or spend less money should invest in a speedbooster?
  3. 1. A kit lens is quite suitable for a beginner to learn with. It offers both a reasonably wide angle and a short telephoto focal lengths. Taking the crop factor into account, an 18-55 lens is a medium zoom lens. 2. Any camera can be treated as a serious camera, depending on the person using it. There are professional photographers who uses entry level bodies like a Nikon D3#00. 3. Again, probably the dozenth time I repeat myself (feels like I'm talking to baby), while those specific lenses might be very good 105mm or 125mm focal lengths are not for every genre of photography. I'd pick those focal lengths only for portraiture and probably nothing else. And modern lenses can be just as good if not better. Smaller number of lens elements do not always mean better images, modern lenses have improved nano coatings on their glass elements which can negate the effect of having multiple glass elements. The OP is a beginner, a complete novice, when it comes to photography. An entry level body with a kit lens is more than enough for his/her needs to learn and use the camera for a wide variety of situations. Is it perfect? No. But it's a starting point and a cheaper, safer investment if he/she decides later that photography not a passion and can keep the camera for casual use. If he/she decides that photography is indeed a serious passion or has the goal of becoming a photographer, he/she can decide later how to kit up appropriately.
  4. Which specific Canon macro lens do you already own, if you have an older FD mount lens you need an adapter to use it with modern Canon DSLRs? If you already have a Canon lens, the simplest thing would be for you to buy a Canon body. You don't necessarily need to spend $800. You can get yourself a SL1 body for $400 and use your lens. Here are a list of some Canon cameras you can buy. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ns=p_PRICE_2|0&ci=6222&setNs=p_PRICE_2|0&N=4288586280+4291570227&srtclk=sort Are you taking photos of Jem? or gems? Obviously.
  5. You want them to be looking at the camera when you take the photo or not? If you do, you have to call their attention just before you take the photo and make sure they are looking. But even then there's always those 1-2 odd people out there talking to each other that they don't hear the instructions. The larger the group, the harder it is to get every single one of them to pay attention that sometimes I feel like shoving a handheld loudspeaker right next to their ears and screaming the instructions at them. Sometimes you just have to be patient and tell them "OK, someone was looking away". The worse ones are those who are short in height, for some reason I don't know, want to stand in the back of the group instead of standing in front. As for checking the shots and moving on to another shot, only do it if you feel confident that you've managed to captured the shot. Otherwise keep shooting a few more times.
  6. You're pretty much in trouble with a D70 here, borrow the D7200 and if you can a f/2.8 zoom.
  7. You can replace everything... it becomes a new phone.
  8. I think I'll get an iPhone 7+, 128 or 256GB version, as my four year+ 5s' battery life is going down the drain.  But will wait a while, not really the type to adopt new releases early.

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    2. ShadowCaptain


      id get the matte black, it looks stealthy and clean and nice :)

    3. ALwin


      Well I want to see it for myself in person.  I can see images on the web, but better to see in person and decide.  The 7+ becomes available around November here so I have time.  Not in a hurry.

    4. ShadowCaptain


      Yeah i love the look of the jet black, its probably the best phone on the market, but I dont use a case and I dont want it to scratch so much haha

  9. Are the teams going to be playing during the day or in the evening? If they play in the day time, what's the weather forecast (sunny clear skies or dreary overcast)? If you can borrow the D7200 from your dad, it will be better.
  10. In some cases importing from abroad will cost you more: Shipping costs VAT (and even in cases where the place you order from, e.g. B&H, which do not apply VAT on your initial payment and delivery cost, the shipping company, e.g. DHL, UPS, etc., will apply the VAT when they send you a bill later and I've found that this can sometimes be more expensive). For example, I've ordered some stuff from B&H and had them shipped to my home in Switzerland because the US prices are cheaper even after taking shipping costs and VAT into account, but still the bill I get from UPS for paying the VAT/Import taxes after delivery is higher than expected because they also add the processing fee/service charge as they pay the VAT/Import tax at the customs for you when it arrives and sends you the bill to pay them back for it later. Sure the 150~GBP VAT on CVP looks high, but if you take into consideration other stuff it can be somewhat cheaper. Unless of course there's a coincidence that you're traveling to Geneva for some event and you're already spending money for that trip, in which case someone like me can order from CVP and hand it over to you here and you pay me back (which is going to cost you about 688.89GBP for the product, about 20GBP for the shipping, and about 50GBP for the VAT that DHL will bill me later, totaling around 760GBP).
  11. Since you captured that photo in a camera RAW format, why not process it in LR or Photoshop or any other photo editing software that supports RAW before you post it. I'd clean up a bit of the noise, level the image, and perhaps brighten it up a bit as the first few things I'd do.
  12. The Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR II is one of my favorite lenses. It's the first lens that goes into my bag whenever I plan a trip or go on assignment. Any issue with focus breathing never even crossed my mind in the seven odd years I've owned it and doubt I could ever live without it.
  13. Check my last comment, I added a list of other options. Yes they all are pricy.
  14. Well they do need to be recharged by a USB cable, I think. http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1330 There are also devices like these, some of them are sold as empty cases where you can insert your choice of HDD. See if you can get something similar in the UK, perhaps from CVP. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Stand-Alone-Data-Storage/ci/3369/N/4000227848