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Would you like to share your pictures? Share them on this thread:

Photography
http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=1774

This thread is meant for discussing Photography itself! I've been a photographer since I was a kid, playing around with my Father's runic Nikon EM. Went through a dry spell when I entered High School, and now, I'm fully into it, just starting to build up my Camera Paraphernalia.

What's your camera and equipment? What lenses or bodies would you highly recommend? Have you heard of the latest happenings in the Photography world? Here's the place to discuss it! :D

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If you would like to share what gear you're using, post it this way:

Cameras:
Nikon D300
Nikon D70s
Nikon N90s (F90)
Nikon EM (1979)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10

Lenses:
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG MACRO
Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
Tamron 80-210mm f/3.8-4 CF TELE MACRO
Nikon Series E Zoom 36-72mm f/3.5
Accessory Macro/Wide lens adaptor (ϕ52)

Speedlights:
Nikon SB-800 Speedlight (1)
Nikon SB-18 Speedlight (1)
Vivitar M16 Electronic Flash (1)

Accessories:
Gary Fong's LightSphere II

Wishlist:
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Nikon D300
Fuji FinePix S5 Pro


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NEWS

I'll be updating this section of the first post to keep you guys up to date with photography news. If you have some news you'd like to share, PM me and I'll put it up here for everyone to see. As you can see, I'm more in tune to the happenings in Nikon, so News about Canon and other brands will be much appreciated.



Nikon D700 Announced! (7-7-2008)
The much awaited "D300X" turns out to be an FX version of the D300 with professional features making it the child-partner of the D3 ~ the D700. Enough to make you drool in ecstasy? Click the link for more info:

http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/lineup/digitalcamera/slr/d700/index.htm



Nikon D60 Announced! (1-31-2008)
As we were anticipating the release of the D300, Nikon pulls a fast one and announces the release of the D60: a 10.2 MP camera featuring anti-dust features, built in post-processing tools, a small frame, and a light body. Enough to make D40 users bang their heads on the wall? Click the link for more info:

http://nikonimaging.com/global/products/d60/quic_tour/index.htm



Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 DC Macro HSM (1-24-2008)
An update to their original 17-70, but this time, featuring Hyper Silent Motor (HSM). Will this lens really replace midrange zooms and ultrawide angle lenses in a single kit, or do we still clamor for a constant? Click the link for more info:

http://www.sigma-photo.com/lenses/lenses_all_details.asp?id=3327&navigator=6



Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 II EX DG MACRO HSM (1-24-2008)
Simga releases, along with many other lenses, an upgrade to it's highly acclaimed 70-200mm line. What's new? More ED elements and a closer minimal focusing distance. Click the link for more info:

http://www.sigma-photo.com/lenses/lenses_all_details.asp?id=3340&navigator=3
Posted 8/31/07
Taking pictures with my camera phone and displaying them in this thread is good enough? hahaha...
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^ don't share pictures in this thread. You can do so in the other thread I posted above.

Well, discussing cameras in phones is valid, I guess. Some phones have decent cameras that are good enough to shoot with.
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EDDIE~

I just bought a camera TODAY~!

it was just an easy point and shoot Cannon Digital, but STILL i JUST bought it TODAY!!!

It was quite ironic to see this thread!~

*giggle* Great minds think alike...

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^ Haha, how amusing! :D

What model is it? Is it one of the new IXUS cameras? Actually, I'm quite impressed with the Intelligent AF (Face-seeking) servo of the new Canon Point and Shoots. The metering also does well to give priority to exposing the faces of people, as opposed to the background. Very nice, may I say.
Posted 9/1/07
I wanna buy Nikon D200.. Oh yes. But I think the new one is better... Very nice nice nice
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My phones a good camera shooter. The photos end up in really goodd quality as it has options on it to make the photos pretty. However someone stole my camera, so now I just have a phone that takes pictures and other functions as well.
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^ ^ I've always wanted too as well, but ever since the D300 came out, I've been having second thoughts... especially since there's a small price difference.

But I guess we could get 2nd hand D200 at a cheaper price from people who upgraded to the D300. The D200 is still a great camera.


@ Mocha: What model is your phone?
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l use my mobile phone's camera to take photoes
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Nikon just announced the release of their latest addition to the 18-55 DX family, the 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 VR, to be released around December, just about the same time that the D300 and (hopefully) D3 will be released.

Looking at it, it's quite surprising that it will be released at an estimated price of $199. Though it's predecessor, the 18-55 ED II, showed little optical superiority from it's original counterpart (18-55 ED), it's questionable if VR will really improve the performance this line of lenses had to offer.

Many would argue that the 18-55 range is that of a beginners... the original lenses in this line up were known to be dinky and "plasticky", with a cheap rotating front filter. These elements still remain in the VR version of the lens, but what's different is the trading of ED elements for Nikon's SIC technology, and added weight and length to boot.

The question is, will this be enough to make people buy it, or better yet, enough to make people with the original 18-55 want to upgrade? My answer... nay. It may seem like a sweet buy, but investing in more appropriate lenses may be better. VR can be useful, but nothing will beat a faster lens ~ unless it's a fast lens with VR.

I expect this lens to become a standard kit lens for the D40X, replacing the old 18-55 ED II. So what's next, an 18-70 f/3.5-4.5 VR? That sounds like a better bargain for Nikon.
Posted 1/23/08
my phone camara sucks.. its like 1.5mp ... -- ''
i want this Sony Cybershot T100 its 8.0 mp =) its like $365
taking picture is fun..
i took photography in grade 9..... its fun...
i just don't like taking the film out.. XD makes my hand dry all the timeeeeeee
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This camera is DROOL...




I just came from a photo expo, and I was able to witness the camera being demoed, right before my eyes by none other than Lito Sy. It was pure magic... I'm sold. I'm getting one... PERIOD.
Posted 2/5/08
Very nice Ed.

I've been studying photography since I was 16, so about 7 years now. I like digital for its efficiency and quickness, but my true love will always be black and white film photography. When it comes to film I only do B+W, but if its Digital I usually opt for color. I have a Maxxum SLR film camera and a couple of rinky dink digitals that I carry around for immediate access. I just suck at remembering to buy batteries :(

Haha thanks for starting this thread. I miss being in a lab for 8 hours getting a picture exactly right.
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No Canon groupies on here? I'll can keep you up to date on the canon news if you like.
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memphit wrote:

No Canon groupies on here? I'll can keep you up to date on the canon news if you like.


I'd highly appreciate if you could help update me on Canon news.

Though I'm a die-hard Nikoner, I'm still open to hearing news from Canon.


Last I heard, they already released the 5D, 450D, and the 1D Mark III. I'm highly impressed by the fact that they put full-frame sensors on both the 5D and Mark III, as this is a more competitive leap, as compared to Nikon's DX sensor in the D300, and a full-frame in the D3 only.



echo_psyche wrote:

Very nice Ed.

I've been studying photography since I was 16, so about 7 years now. I like digital for its efficiency and quickness, but my true love will always be black and white film photography. When it comes to film I only do B+W, but if its Digital I usually opt for color. I have a Maxxum SLR film camera and a couple of rinky dink digitals that I carry around for immediate access. I just suck at remembering to buy batteries :(

Haha thanks for starting this thread. I miss being in a lab for 8 hours getting a picture exactly right.


Nice to hear from a fellow photographer. It's hard to strike a conversation in this forum with people who are really into photography.


As for me, I've had a hit-and-miss experience using my Dad's old Nikon EM (circa 1979). It still works well, although it works much better when I opt using Photochrome, or some other kind of B/W film.

As for digital, I'm sold with the D300. Talk about 6400 ISO with 12000 Push... that and the fact that it's no longer noise, but actual "digital film grain". It looks amazing.
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