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I think either FL is a good one. How much you want to get rid of the 35 for? Personally, I'd go for the 50mm, on a crop sensor, 35mm on FF. I find the 50mm FL (effective) to be no-man's-land, though it does have it's uses.
Probably like $160 on here ISH. or full price on eBay.

and, I'm assuming you ment 35 on a crop, 50 on a full?
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Nope. Read it how I wrote it. Though I'm still considering the 35mm cause I don't have a fast prime at all and it's cheap.... BUT I just spent a bunch of money on other stuff like headphones and turntables so I'll have to evaluate my finances.
Edited by theCanadian - 1/23/11 at 6:59pm
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Care to explain? My reasoning of my questioning is 35 on a crop is 52.5, or basically 50mm..

After I evaluate mine, maybe you can buy mine. It's brand new, no a single mark on it.
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I like 35mm over 50mm. I like 75mm over 50mm. I understand this is a DX lense, I'm just saying....
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Ah, Makes sense. With my 18-55, Most of the time I'll either shoot at 18, or 55, and then just adjust my position for framing. I mean, I'm already moving left to right, up and down anyways to adjust framing..

I think I'm going to go for the 1.4 Just have to wait till the 4th to get payed. I can buy it now, but I'm attempting to save for school.. xD
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Ah, Makes sense. With my 18-55, Most of the time I'll either shoot at 18, or 55, and then just adjust my position for framing. I mean, I'm already moving left to right, up and down anyways to adjust framing..

I think I'm going to go for the 1.4 Just have to wait till the 4th to get payed. I can buy it now, but I'm attempting to save for school.. xD
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http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2600805

gitzo g1177m magnesium ball head for 25 bux after 80 dollar rebate..

how do these ball heads mount? is it a different screw than ones that u screw to body/lens? or is it the same? cuz im not sure if i can put a head on my tripod or not. very old tripod



thats how my tripod looks like.. 40+ yrs old. very lightweight. the "head" part got damaged somehow (before i got it).. but the hassle part is i cant take vertical pictures w/ tripod D:
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Well maybe it was just the 400...
Huh??

Don't/didn't own a canon 400. Bought a 5dII, rented a 200mm f/2 and shot it for a week. Af was too slow for field sports. The camera clearly was not designed for this purpose. Also, one doesn't need >12mp for field sports any way. Just uses up card space. A fast body and good glass are the ticket for crisp, subject isolated shots. F/2.8 is also critical.

Returned the 5dII for credit. If I were a Canon shooter, I woulda kept it. I liked the canon 200mm f/2 lots, but again the Nikon 200 f/2 is essentially the same thing.
    
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http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2600805

gitzo g1177m magnesium ball head for 25 bux after 80 dollar rebate..

how do these ball heads mount? is it a different screw than ones that u screw to body/lens? or is it the same?
with older tripods like that i dont think you can remove the head to mount a different head, so you need a bushing reducer to mount the gitzo head on the tripod. it sits the gitzo head ontop of the existing head it might or might not allow your camera to go into portrait depending on how big the base plate for your tripod is.

btw gitzo heads arent up to the same standard as their tripods, plus the one you linked does not have a quick release plate.
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You can get a pretty decent tripod for $80. It's not likely to be a rock solid studio tripod, but if you're on the go, that's not really something you want to lug around.
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