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My comment was more along the lines of "will it make you a better photographer?". Maybe I'm being too subtle.

Lots and lots of practice and learning. But I do it as a hobby and like to splurge on hobbies lol.
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Why not get a medium format film system for landscapes? The cost is comparatively minimal, and with good scans, you can get some really amazing results. MF is ideal for landscapes, although large format is really where it's at -- but at a huge cost and with a steep learning curve.
I have thought of that - but for now im going to keep with digital. whilst landscapes is what i mostly do - i do cover other things like my good friends wedding on the 31st of December.....took 1021 images on that day.
Will get the 5D*** + 17-40L and some grad filters then ill look into MF/LF film possibly.
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Lots and lots of practice and learning. But I do it as a hobby and like to splurge on hobbies lol.

Same here - im gaining too many expencive hobbies though....
Computers , Photography, Sound engineering.....oh well - all my hobbies help others out too - so i dont mind (wallet does though)
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Lots and lots of practice and learning. But I do it as a hobby and like to splurge on hobbies lol.

My point is that you've already got a more-than-capable setup for learning and perfecting your shooting -- you're putting quite a cost on DoF and better noise handling. Have you ever made a print from any of your shots? How large?
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Ive sold prints of mine - normally 1m*33cm framed smile.gif
Sold one last week actually - got paid today for it smile.gif
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Lots and lots of practice and learning. But I do it as a hobby and like to splurge on hobbies lol.

My point is that you've already got a more-than-capable setup for learning and perfecting your shooting -- you're putting quite a cost on DoF and better noise handling. Have you ever made a print from any of your shots? How large?

Nah, i haven't really only a few in my room are on the wall. 8x10

And I sold a few to some fiends.

I think I need to focus on shooting more tho, you have a very valid point. I need some flashes more than the body or lens. I had the YN 565 for a few days but ended up selling it to a friend for a profit and I now I have no flash.

It sucks where I live there is nothing good t look at around here + i don't have a car so that inhibits me a ton from travel. I have been in a depressed state too so I haven't gone out of the house for the last 2 months and actually done anything.

IDK things look crappy to me right now and the thought of a cool new toy makes me feel a little better i guess.
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Ive sold prints of mine - normally 1m*33cm framed smile.gif
Sold one last week actually - got paid today for it smile.gif

When you're printing that large, those are composites of full frames, correct?
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one ive sold was a stitch(of 23 images...lol) - but the rest are 3:1 crops from a single frame, even heavy crops still look rather reasonable from my 550D.

get a car if you can Sean - i love going for long drives to random places very early in the morning just to be quiet and take photos - nice and calming smile.gif
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Nah, i haven't really only a few in my room are on the wall. 8x10
And I sold a few to some fiends.
I think I need to focus on shooting more tho, you have a very valid point. I need some flashes more than the body or lens. I had the YN 565 for a few days but ended up selling it to a friend for a profit and I now I have no flash.
It sucks where I live there is nothing good t look at around here + i don't have a car so that inhibits me a ton from travel. I have been in a depressed state too so I haven't gone out of the house for the last 2 months and actually done anything.
IDK things look crappy to me right now and the thought of a cool new toy makes me feel a little better i guess.

I'm just gonna reply to segments of this rather than splitting it into several quotes, as it's a total pain in the dick to do it on an ipad:

8x10 prints aren't going to show a huge difference if you move to full frame.

Shoot more, think about flashes less. You have everything you need to step out and shoot, do not trick yourself into thinking your ability is inhibited by a lack of equipment.

There is ALWAYS something interesting to shoot, you just have to be creative. Don't worry about a car, venture out on foot or on a bicycle and you might be surprised at what you find. Hell, DMP made a whole thread about how great it is doing that after I suggested it about a million times.

I won't inquire as to the source of your depression, but shooting can help what ails you, since your mind is free from the confines of structured life when you have a camera in your hand and an idea blossoming.

Don't use gear as a replacement for inspiration, it's a terrible path to walk down. Take a break from being online and go outside. Be glad you're not in the midwest, as the past few weekends I have had to bundle up like crazy just to last more than a couple hours.
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get a car if you can Sean - i love going for long drives to random places very early in the morning just to be quiet and take photos - nice and calming smile.gif

I know, i am looking into a BMW e39 540i, but the problem is that we can't fit 3 cars in my driveway and the insurance...I am thinking of dropping out of college and getting a job.
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I'm just gonna reply to segments of this rather than splitting it into several quotes, as it's a total pain in the dick to do it on an ipad:

8x10 prints aren't going to show a huge difference if you move to full frame.

Shoot more, think about flashes less. You have everything you need to step out and shoot, do not trick yourself into thinking your ability is inhibited by a lack of equipment.

There is ALWAYS something interesting to shoot, you just have to be creative. Don't worry about a car, venture out on foot or on a bicycle and you might be surprised at what you find. Hell, DMP made a whole thread about how great it is doing that after I suggested it about a million times.

I won't inquire as to the source of your depression, but shooting can help what ails you, since your mind is free from the confines of structured life when you have a camera in your hand and an idea blossoming.

Don't use gear as a replacement for inspiration, it's a terrible path to walk down. Take a break from being online and go outside. Be glad you're not in the midwest, as the past few weekends I have had to bundle up like crazy just to last more than a couple hours.

Ok, will do, tomorrow I shall see what I can get at the beach. I think I just need to get out like you say. Thanks for the pep talk lol. smile.gif
Edited by Sean Webster - 1/23/12 at 7:39pm
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buy something cheaper or a hybrid.

got a 2010 fusion hybrid and i pay <900 a year for full coverage insurance.
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