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oh boy that makes me feel better! Thanks.
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Got my tamron 70-300. Still need to take some shots though.

Only got this one trying out the macro, a bit soft.

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Hey guys the only full frame cameras I can name are the Nikon D3/D3x and the Canon one, how long do you guys think it'll take for full frame cameras to find their way down to the $1000~ USD range?
    
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Correction..

Nikon has the D700 and D3's

Canon has 5D/5DII/1DS/1DSII/1DSIII

You can get used Canon's for around 1200 or so. (5D)
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nvm I get it now
Edited by Danylu - 5/14/09 at 6:25am
    
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Correction..

Nikon has the D700 and D3's

Canon has 5D/5DII/1DS/1DSII/1DSIII

You can get used Canon's for around 1200 or so. (5D)
And Sony's 24.6 MP A900
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I got an ad on the front page for the D5000 that took me to Nikon's site
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I got a Tiffen CPL yesterday as an 18th birthday present. Should be fun to shoot with once the weather improves. I didn't realize that CPL filters block so much light from coming through!
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I got a Tiffen CPL yesterday as an 18th birthday present. Should be fun to shoot with once the weather improves. I didn't realize that CPL filters block so much light from coming through!

In a photograph without a cpl, you're collecting both the specular (direct) component of light which is what you want, as well as a diffuse of reflected component. The sum total of these two components is your total measured light that is accounted for by your camera.

With your cpl, you reject the reflected or diffuse compnent thus reducing a large portion of the total light reaching the sensor and hence your're seeing less total light. But this is exactly what you're asking your cpl to do. throw away reflected and/or diffuse light which does not contribute spectral detail of your image.

Newer (and more expensive) cpl's use fancier coatings and polarizing media to reduce overall light loss while still achieving the polarizing effect, but you wind up paying alot more $$$ for a relatively small difference in exposure.

Take some shots with your new cpl in place and make sure your images look good at 1:1. I recently shelled out $210 for the newest latest and greatest 77mm Hoya HD cpl only to have it be defective, ( images at 1:1 looked terriblely noisy). Sent it back and bought a Nikon cpl which works beatifully. I also Have a 77mm Promaster cpl that works very well also.

Clouds, water surfaces, and leaves in the sun look so much better with a cpl.

Have fun, pics.....
    
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Nikon D3/70-200 f2.8 VR HDR 5 images
    
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