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Ok i mean all i am really looking for now is some zoom. Also id rather read up and watch videos then take a class.
Well, I mean, I was responding to what you said earlier about how you wanted to get a telephoto because you wanted to compensate for your built in flash for portraiture. I was just saying that there are better options for portraits, much better options, for the money. An 85mm should give you enough distance for portraits, esp on a crop, but with an f/1.8 aperture so you can still get some nice DoF. The money saved there over the 70-200 can be put to better use with a flash setup and a beauty dish, all of which would have a much better impact on portraits than a single Sigma 70-200 f/2.8.
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Also id rather read up and watch videos then take a class.
...why?

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u learn best from your mistakes
Hard disagree. Photo classes are awesome, you learn a ton more by being surrounded constantly by people who are very good at it.
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...why?



Hard disagree. Photo classes are awesome, you learn a ton more by being surrounded constantly by people who are very good at it.
Well my only day off is sunday and i work from 8 to 8 so, no time for class.
 
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Well, I mean, I was responding to what you said earlier about how you wanted to get a telephoto because you wanted to compensate for your built in flash for portraiture. I was just saying that there are better options for portraits, much better options, for the money. An 85mm should give you enough distance for portraits, esp on a crop, but with an f/1.8 aperture so you can still get some nice DoF. The money saved there over the 70-200 can be put to better use with a flash setup and a beauty dish, all of which would have a much better impact on portraits than a single Sigma 70-200 f/2.8.
Alright, will take that advice instead of impulse buying. This is a "prime" lens correct? the one you are talking about?
 
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Alright, will take that advice instead of impulse buying. This is a "prime" lens correct? the one you are talking about?
I was actually talking about a different prime lens before (Sigma 30mm f/1.4), but you mentioned you wanted to have more distance between you and your subject, and the 85mm is significantly long enough to do so.
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I was actually talking about a different prime lens before (Sigma 30mm f/1.4), but you mentioned you wanted to have more distance between you and your subject, and the 85mm is significantly long enough to do so.
O no i was meaning this is also classified as a prime lens, meaning the fixed zoom.
 
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Hard disagree. Photo classes are awesome, you learn a ton more by being surrounded constantly by people who are very good at it.
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Well my only day off is sunday and i work from 8 to 8 so, no time for class.
true u learn more but when u dont have the time, thats all you can do. for the year and half ive owned my d5k, ive learned myself, reading about things, sharing/receiving advice and tips from people, etc. yah my way may take longer but hey, it was a fun experience for me.

i wanted to take a photography class while im at school but my schedule didnt allow it for the past like 2 years...
 
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so i dont make a new thread.

The higher the aperture number the more light the camera absorbs correct?
and same with the slower shutter speed?
 
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so i dont make a new thread.

The higher the aperture number the more light the camera absorbs correct?
and same with the slower shutter speed?
Just the opposite actually.

The number your camera shows for aperture is the f number. It is the result of the ratio of focal length divided by the diameter of the area where light can pass through the glass.

That means as the f number increases the aperture diameter decreases. Therefore a higher f number means a smaller area for light to pass through, and less light is absorbed by the sensor.

With shutter speed, the higher the number the less time it opens and closes, meaning less light is absorbed.
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