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Ugh I can't imagine doing any flash-work without iTTL
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so i dont know much about this stuff but when i get my rokinon 8mm i know its a manual lens but will my camera still meter or am i completely manual with this glass. i dont know if im guessing on the settings of if i will have that meter in the VF that lines up when i have a proper exposure
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My Bower 14mm f/2.8 metered.
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Don't get it, save it for a lens that isn't completely dumb.
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i can but i dont really know what i want to get. i realize im not the greatest at portraits but i am still up in the air about try to start in some lighting and buy a beginner kit to see how it goes.

i could go for the cheap 14mm samyang instead thats not a completely dumb purchase but it wont be incredibly wide on my crop because i dont think i honestly need UWA

i do definitely think that i am better with candid photos, random junk, and sports than i am at portraits


yea now that i think about it the 8mm fisheye would be a dumb choice and limit what i can do with it outside of messing around and having fun. right now i think ill go for the either the 14mm 2.8 MF or the sigma UWA zoom or the 85 1.8 which i already know i want to get since i dont have any longer focal lengths
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wait, are you taking about getting the 8mm for portraits??
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No, He's not. He dosn't know if he should get lighting for portraits, or get UWA for landscapes. He wants both, but doesn't know what he wants to learn first.

AFAIK anyways..
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what shane said. the wide lens would be used for some landscapes and more for sports scene setters like huddle shots and exaggerated shots. a wide would help in telling the story

and the lights would be to start learning lights which would make me lean towards the 85 if i want to continue doing portraits.

im leaning more towards the 14mm so i can do more with a wide lens whereas the 85 would really only be for portraits which i dont do often anyway.
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As I said, something not completely dumb. Sigma 10-20.
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As I said, something not completely dumb. Sigma 10-20.
Get this Conspiracy. It's worth the little bit extra it costs over the 14/2.8.

And for portraits, you already have two primes, so start with those, the 30 for full/half body shots and the 50/1.4 for head shots. A longer focal length prime is ideal for head shots because of the image compression and narrower DOF, but what you have is good for a start. And if you can't get lighting just yet, then just work on posing/framing etc. in natural light until you can acquire a lighting setup. BTW a single flash isn't ideal for static, posed portraits, but it's great for candids. I use a 430 EX II + Fong Lightsphere Cloud anytime I shoot candids at and event or wedding.
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