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But surely the lens wasn't cheap?
Lens was cheap too. Check out the used prices on Keh, Adorama and B&H. You'll be surprised.
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It's here. PM me if you want it. It's a beautiful lens.
Gah, I have been wracking my brain around this for the last hour!
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Gah, I have been wracking my brain around this for the last hour!
You just had to have it, eh?

*lurks moar*
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You just had to have it, eh?

*lurks moar*
we shall see how it plays out

I really do want it and have wanted that lens for a long time and its such a great deal. But its still very epensive for a college student to justify

on that note, if I do get it, what would your suggestions be to fill the gap?
ill have my 11-16mm, the 18-200mm will likely go to my sister (maybe to help fund the 70-200) and then the 70-200mm.
Was thinking just a nice prime like the nikon 35mm f/1.8 would be a nice lens to bridge the gap.
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we shall see how it plays out

I really do want it and have wanted that lens for a long time and its such a great deal. But its still very epensive for a college student to justify

on that note, if I do get it, what would your suggestions be to fill the gap?
ill have my 11-16mm, the 18-200mm will likely go to my sister (maybe to help fund the 70-200) and then the 70-200mm.
Was thinking just a nice prime like the nikon 35mm f/1.8 would be a nice lens to bridge the gap.
Oh, I don't know anything at all about optics. Just felt like striking something up.
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Please critique my shots. It was dusk and I only have the stock flash. I know if I go earlier in the day I can use a faster shutter speed, but I rarely have time. Taken with a Sony a100. And here's the flickr set if you want more shot details: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boris4k...7622741104499/















And here's a pic of me that my friend took with my camera:
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we shall see how it plays out

I really do want it and have wanted that lens for a long time and its such a great deal. But its still very epensive for a college student to justify

on that note, if I do get it, what would your suggestions be to fill the gap?
ill have my 11-16mm, the 18-200mm will likely go to my sister (maybe to help fund the 70-200) and then the 70-200mm.
Was thinking just a nice prime like the nikon 35mm f/1.8 would be a nice lens to bridge the gap.
The 50mm f/1.8 AF-D is cheap ($130 BNIB) and excellent.

1:1 of the 50mm f/1.8 at 1.8 on the D1H and D300s, both at 800 ISO, no lighting changed.

D1H


D300s (cropped at 1:1 and resized to match FoV of D1H)
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Originally Posted by [PWN]Schubie View Post
we shall see how it plays out

I really do want it and have wanted that lens for a long time and its such a great deal. But its still very epensive for a college student to justify

on that note, if I do get it, what would your suggestions be to fill the gap?
ill have my 11-16mm, the 18-200mm will likely go to my sister (maybe to help fund the 70-200) and then the 70-200mm.
Was thinking just a nice prime like the nikon 35mm f/1.8 would be a nice lens to bridge the gap.
Congrats on the purchase. When you get glass that good for the first time, you'll never get lesser glass again! I think a prime is an excellent idea for an in-between lens. That's my setup actually: 10-22, 50mm f/1.4, 60mm f/2.8, and a 70-200. Works quite well for me, although I think I'm going to add the 17-55 f/2.8 (or possible the 24-70 f/2.8) to the lineup. I would suggest something similar for you, but good quality mid-range zoom lenses with constant apertures are expensive for any brand. I imagine a prime fits your budget better after dropping so much on the 70-200, so it would be a good choice. I love the 50mm focal length, but often I wish I had a wider prime (such as 35mm), so it's something to consider.
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Please critique my shots. It was dusk and I only have the stock flash. I know if I go earlier in the day I can use a faster shutter speed, but I rarely have time. Taken with a Sony a100. And here's the flickr set if you want more shot details: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boris4k...7622741104499/
The shots look good. And for panning, a fast shutter speed isn't always necessary. If you use slower shutter speeds in the 1/30 - 1/100 range when panning, it gives that sense of swiftness by blurring the background and partially the subject, a different effect altogether than freezing the action.
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That is true, but it's hard to accomplish with the rider going 20+ mph. As you can see in some of the shots, both rider and background get blurred. Practice, I guess?
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That is true, but it's hard to accomplish with the rider going 20+ mph. As you can see in some of the shots, both rider and background get blurred. Practice, I guess?
Practice yes, but a quick AF system in the camera helps, as well as a fast-focusing lens. The A100 should manage, but may still pose some difficulty. Another way to get a good pan is pre-focus the shot manually based on distance to the subject (look at the focus distances on the lens barrel).
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