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Ken's a big time Canon guy. I particularly like the navel shot. A rockwell gem. Camo lenscoat the lens, but the wildlife won't see the lens hood. He needs to be stabilized with drugs.

    
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Whats up fellas. First time poster here on the photography forum. Just recently bought my first DSLR, a Canon 500D. I have the basic EF-s 18-55mm kit lens and I just had a few questions. I'm having a lot of trouble shooting anything that is moving, it always seems to come out blurry even when using the sports auto mode.

Before I bought this camera I did a lot of reading and research on DSLRs so I'm not a complete noob here. I understand that I probably need some better lenses as well. I have my eye on 2 lenses that I will probably pick up: the EF 50mm f/1.8 and the EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS. I guess my question would be what techniques or settings (aperture, shutter speed, iso) would you recommend for different shooting settings such as Sports, Macro, landscape.
Edited by Captain Skyhawk - 12/10/09 at 8:07pm
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Blasphemer!

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Whats up fellas. First time poster here on the photography forum. Just recently bought my first DSLR, a Canon 500D. I have the basic EF-s 18-55mm kit lens and I just had a few questions. I'm having a lot of trouble shooting anything that is moving, it always seems to come out blurry even when using the sports auto mode.

Before I bought this camera I did a lot of reading and research on DSLRs so I'm not a complete noob here. I understand that I probably need some better lenses as well. I have my eye on 2 lenses that I will probably pick up: the EF 50mm f/1.8 and the EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS. I guess my question would be what techniques or settings (aperture, shutter speed, iso) would you recommend for different shooting settings such as Sports, Macro, landscape.
Forget the scene modes. For moving subjects, you want to set the AF mode to AI servo, which will continuously focus and refocus as the subject moves. You will also want to set the dial to Tv (shutter priority) and dial the shutter speed to something very fast, like 1/500 (or faster depending on the speed of the subject). This mode will automatically control the aperture to achieve the desired shutter speed. If there isn't much available light, you may need to increase the ISO sensitivity as well.

For landscapes, a narrower aperture is best, f/8 - f/11 or so. This is best done in Av (aperture priority mode).

For macro, you'll need a macro lens first. Non-macro lenses have a minimum focusing distance, usually something like 18 inches (depending on the lens and focal length).

Both the lenses you mention are great "bang-for-buck" lenses and worth having.
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Blasphemer!
He quite enjoys the Canon side of life it seems

But on another topic. I got myself one of the rocket air blowers - should I get the carbon brush pen as well?

EDIT: Dammit scams
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Nikon-D700-12...ht_1504wt_1165
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Annoying, but if there's a market for it...

Yeah, people should never buy anything online that doesn't use paypal or credit(that has been verified legit).
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It's heavier than I thought. Tends to be sightly front heavy with my camera and grip. Gonna use it a bit tonight, I'll post some shots later.
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It's heavier than I thought. Tends to be sightly front heavy with my camera and grip. Gonna use it a bit tonight, I'll post some shots later.
Use that monopod I sent you
    
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