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#151 P51

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 04:11 PM

What lens would I need to get for action shots like the ones in your sig? :D

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 08:29 PM

One of the 70-200L's, between $500 and $1800 depending on the version.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 09:27 PM

Ouch. Is there any sort of budget alternative?

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 10:01 PM

^ sigma makes great alternatives, but their quality control is wierd.
sometimes you'll get a good lens.
but on out of every... i'd say 75 lenses needs to be sent back to the store for replacement.

(although they are about $300 cheaper in some cases, so i dont mind an extra week or two of waiting) ;)

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:16 AM

My budget is $500
I want to make paintball vids in HD to uplaod to youtube. Any suggestions on the best camera or camcorder in that price range?
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:09 PM

I would like to get a cheap, decent camera so I can take decent close up photos of my marker, instead of say, pictures that have the quality of a camera phone. I wouldn't like to spend over 200 dollars.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:43 AM

I would look into a Sony point and shoot or a canon one...
The sony one maybe better due to the Carl Zeiss lens on it.



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Posted 26 September 2010 - 03:00 PM

My budget is $500
I want to make paintball vids in HD to uplaod to youtube. Any suggestions on the best camera or camcorder in that price range?

Well if your just going to be making paintball videos you would want a camcorder. Look for a used Canon Vixia M30



I would like to get a cheap, decent camera so I can take decent close up photos of my marker, instead of say, pictures that have the quality of a camera phone. I wouldn't like to spend over 200 dollars.

you cant get much for 200 but the i would think the Kodak EasyShare Z950 is a decent point and shoot and you can get it for right around 150..You can also get a Fujifilm FinePix S2550HD but im not sure how good they are. Also the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS are pretty good point and shoots




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But does anyone here have knowledge on the tamron 28-75 f/2.8 lens? I hear its a very good alternative lens to the 24-70 f/2.8L and its less than 1/3 the price.


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Posted 21 November 2010 - 04:28 AM

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 07:16 PM

I really want a t2i for christmas , but itt is 800. Is there any other camera that is just like this ? XS vs T1i vs G11/12 vs t2i

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:01 PM

i have a sony handycam miniDV camcorder and it doesnt have a cord to connect to my HP pc laptop. What do i need?
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Posted 22 December 2010 - 12:46 AM

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 05:17 AM

It's just a dc power cable.

Search around your house, I'm sure you'll find one. They're quite common for medium sized electronics, like cordless phone bases and some RC toys
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Posted 22 December 2010 - 07:38 PM

can you link me to one? i cant find one
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 01:01 PM

It wouldn't be that hard to do it yourself.

Just look up "AC adapter"
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 11:06 AM

do they have any is double ended?


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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:33 PM

Alright guys, I am a brand new face to photography, knowing nothing at all. Im currently borrowing my moms Kodak EasyShare Z885 and Im not too fond of it. Im looking for a good camera thats under $300 (I can buy used BTW) and I would be mainly filming with it with the occasional pictures. I will be using this camera to photograph and record paintball so I would like something good for that.
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 06:29 PM

are either of these camera's decent for takin pictures of paintball and other stuff?
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:03 PM

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:58 PM

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:26 PM

Which one do you think will be better overall?
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:37 PM

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:53 PM

I've only had expierience with the Nikon, but that Kodak looks like a good deal. 26x optical zoom, 14 mega pixels, etc.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:55 PM

you think it would be ok for taking pics for paintball , and wildlife stuff?

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 05:13 AM

It wouldn't be ideal, but it would work.

The camera should be able to hold up to paintball, but I doubt it could handle "wildlife".

Most of the time, wildlife is in a pretty dark area, in shadows, etc. Also, I don't know what 26x translates into millimeters, but I don't know if it could even zoom in close enough to really see what you're photographing.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 11:40 PM

would it do pretty good a taking pics of markers i have lighting etc.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:23 PM

would it do pretty good a taking pics of markers i have lighting etc.


I'm sure it would be fine.

The second step is making sure the person holding the camera knows what they're doing.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:55 AM

Heres the exact specs for the camera you want... A little research goes a long way :D
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:11 AM

Hmm..Anyone happen to know where one might find decently priced Class10 SDHC cards online? :) Preferably someone that manages to ship internationally?

Also.. Recently bought a Canon EOS 550D.. or a Canon Ti2 rebel as you americans like to call it :P with a standard kit-objective.
Been pondering on getting myself a supplemental objective aswell.. preferably something NICE which won't cost an arm + a leg.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:23 AM

They don't have electronics stores in Norway? XD
You shouldn't need more than a class 6 for a 550D since their FPS burst is relatively slow.
I bought a 16GB class 10 for about 30$ USD
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:29 AM

They don't have electronics stores in Norway? XD
You shouldn't need more than a class 6 for a 550D since their FPS burst is relatively slow.
I bought a 16GB class 10 for about 30$ USD
You can check www.digitalrev.com they ship internationally.


The class10 card is for the video's..not the images :P A class 4 card would probably be more than good enough for pictures etc.
HD-video requires faster transfer-rates though.. And that's why I need one.

30$ for a Class10 card sounds extremely cheap :P

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 07:51 PM

i made another thread you since there were so many questions i asked! thanks guys


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Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:26 PM

Hey guys so could someone help me with my settings.
Right now im using manual mode, shutter speed 1/1000, aperture 4.3, iso 400
Ill be taking pictures of people playing tennis and would like the pictures not to be to dark and would like them not to be blurry at all.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:27 PM

Hey guys so could someone help me with my settings.
Right now im using manual mode, shutter speed 1/1000, aperture 4.3, iso 400
Ill be taking pictures of people playing tennis and would like the pictures not to be to dark and would like them not to be blurry at all.


not really something we could help you with.
there are no universal settings.
i will say though, to be getting 1/1000 at 4, youll need a decent amount of light.

the rule of thumb is, you want to pick a shutter speed atleast double your focal length to really freeze action.

so if you were shooting at 200mm you would need to shoot at an absolute minimum of 1/400. so 1/1000 is more than enough to freeze the action.

as for exposing the shot properly, use the meter in your camera.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:59 PM

what is contrast and how do i adjust it? because i cant find it on my camera? i got a coolpix p90

what is contrast and how do i adjust it? because i cant find it on my camera? i got a coolpix p90

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:44 PM

what is contrast and how do i adjust it? because i cant find it on my camera? i got a coolpix p90

what is contrast and how do i adjust it? because i cant find it on my camera? i got a coolpix p90


You have to post process after you take the picture it helps with adjusting the colors to get good contrast.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:26 PM

seems like this thread is kinda inactive, but it seems like there are ALOT of cannon and nikon fanboys in here. Not to hate or anything, but its not like if you don't go Cannon or Nikon your dooming yourself. Companies like Pentax, Sony, and Olympus make GREAT cameras as well. Lens selection might not be up to snuff quantity- wise, but you can mount any Pentax lens all the way back to 1975 on a k-x, k-7, or what have you. Also, the quality of the Pentax and Olympus lenses are pretty much the same as Nikon or Cannon, i see no problem stepping out of the "mainstream" and giving these other companies a look
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:26 PM

im sure all of those companies are fine, but theres no compelling reasons to pick them over canon or nikon...

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 06:26 AM

im sure all of those companies are fine, but theres no compelling reasons to pick them over canon or nikon...


Yep.

Just like marker manufacturers, they all make stuff that do the exact same thing, just in different ways with different bells and whistles.

And the whole Canon/Nikon thing is a lot like "What's better, a DM11 or a Ego11?"... it's just preference
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Posted 08 September 2011 - 07:23 PM

Hey guys so i just got my first DSLR a few months ago and i thought its high time to take it to the field and take some shots of friends.

The question i have is what, if anything, do you protect your cameras with when your out on the field?

also what size lens do you guys use for paintballing photography? At the moment i have a 35mm f1.8 and 18-55 f3.5-5.6 kit lens for my Nikon D5100.

And lastly what off brands would you guys consider for lens's for Nikons?


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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:17 PM

Hey guys i got a quick question about a lens. My neighbor had a yard sale and I picked it up for $2 lol.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:01 AM

Hey guys i got a quick question about a lens. My neighbor had a yard sale and I picked it up for $2 lol.

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seems like its in decent shape... what else do you want to know about it?
to my knowledge this is just a random, 3rd party lens thats pretty much a "throw-away" lens as ebay results show it valued at roughly $10-20.

its a useful focal length and a 2.8 f-stop is always nice, but i wouldnt expect it to be insanely sharp.

decent pick up for $2, im sure itll be fun to mess around with. can't say what it'll mount to but its probably a pentax mount or something.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:39 PM

Hey guys so i just got my first DSLR a few months ago and i thought its high time to take it to the field and take some shots of friends.

The question i have is what, if anything, do you protect your cameras with when your out on the field?

also what size lens do you guys use for paintballing photography? At the moment i have a 35mm f1.8 and 18-55 f3.5-5.6 kit lens for my Nikon D5100.

And lastly what off brands would you guys consider for lens's for Nikons?


Thanks for the input!


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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:33 PM

Hey guys, my friend really likes film and design. I've been telling him to get a DSLR, so he can shoot great photos and videos. What are some good starter DSLR's that have good video?

Also, I'm 90% sure he's getting a Macbook, if that changes anything. I'm a camera newb.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:44 PM

nah, him having a mac doesnt affect anything.
so for a good video camera... Budget?
he could get a T3i, which is what all of stick to drums videos are shot with, or a t2i. both have some good video. he could also get a D5100 from nikon. filming is a bit worse, but pictures are better. or get a D3100 which has less than ok video mode.
id go t3i, if he can afford, of D5100.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:13 AM

Do any of you have an opinion on the Canon vixia HF100? I'm picking one up for $345 with two lenses, aftermarket battery, and everything it comes with new. I'd be using it to film Nightball and regular paintball. Comes with a wide lense and a simpler lense. I'd also be buying a tripod.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:15 AM

Hey guys, I'm going on some tips for school soon, and I'd like to pick up a decent camera (Probably not a DSLR, not probably not a basic point and shoot) I have about $200, but if nesscesary I could go a little higher, what would you guys recommend?
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:29 PM

hey guys i have abou 125 bucks to spend on a camera but i need an in game camera any recomendations

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:03 PM

i dont think you can get anything of quality on a budget that low.

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