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  1. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Not sure how good of a deal this is, but thought some might be interested:

    # Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for for 40D, 30D, 20D, & Digital Rebel Cameras Only (Mfr# 1242B002) » only $878.95 + Free Shipping


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  2. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Buy a Nikon, n00B!

    :p
     
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  3. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    Nice deal. The rebate is instant though and not a mail-in.
     
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  4. blue

    blue boob hater

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    Ewww, EF-S. ;)
     
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  5. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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  6. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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  7. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    hey look, it's a



    :busted:


    ps - show the best photo you've taken w/ yr Nikon gear. :picsstfu:
     
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  8. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    Take it to ridefoto
     
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  9. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    a lens that will actually autofocus with the low-end bodies? I know that all Canon's do that, but didn't realize that you had to pay extra for that kind of n*kon service... :banana:
     
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  10. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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  11. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Hey - I'm just here to stir the pot. :rofl:
     
  12. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    this is ridefoto.
     
  13. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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  14. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Aha....HAHHHAHHh.......HA HA HA !!!


    That is SO funny and original. You're amazing!

    :greedy:
     
  15. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    ^^^^ That's a great shot of the kid's hand. Perfectly in focus, too. :p
     
  16. The DH

    The DH Monkey

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    It's an ok price, nothing great. Better off getting a 28-70 2.8L, you lose IS but at that range it really isn't needed. If you really need the extra width dow low then go with the 17.
     
  17. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    the older L zoom is 28-70...the newer one is 24-70.


    17-55 is an ideal focal range on a 1.6x crop body...and as far as IS goes, have you ever used (or wanted to use?) a tripod w/ a short FL lens?
     
  18. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    it's one of those bells and whistles noinks are famed for....'hand recognition' focusing...:D
     
  19. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Manually focused 50mm @ f/1.8

    I was going for the hand specifically.
     
  20. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    don't forget the added bonus of the AF not working on those primes when combined with the entry-level bodies. you have to pay extra for that feature.

    see?? look at how good nikon users get with manually focusing primes... :busted:
     
  21. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    and H8r, you should crop that a little, and see if you can clean up those colors. I'm lazy, so I'll rely on a B&W to hide any flaws...

    by the way, adorable subject!! :)

     
  22. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Not an entry level body, that was a D70s with a 25 year old 50mm MF lens.

    :unbusted:
     
  23. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    The ****ing tags in this thread arez awesomez.

    Plural Harbor :rofl:
     
  24. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    I don't like crops unless they are totally necessary. I like all the tubes and extra hospital stuff. It was the moment.

    Colors, well there's no re-touching on that one at all. I can tweak the WB a bit.
     
  25. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    no offense, but that is an absolutely horrid black and white conversion. imo, b&w photos always require more contrast than colored photos. unless of course you want the lack of contrast for artistic effect.

    case in point: here's a pic that i took a few years ago. while i didn't use the conventional way of converting it to black and white, i dropped down the saturation all the way and then bumped up the contrast quite a bit iirc.

    before:


    after:


    edit: i just realized that the after photo needs more exposure to darken the whole thing up a bit, but i'm a photoshop noob, i prefer shooting b&w film then doing all of the developing and printing myself.
     
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  26. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    just hit the 'auto' button for greyscale in ACR. it's surprisingly on target most of the time.
     
  27. The DH

    The DH Monkey

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    Ya i actually edited it back to 28 from 24. I have used the 24-70 and other than build quality I didn't see any difference from my sigma 17-70.
     
  28. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    how is shooting @ f/2.8 on the long end of the sigma? :wave: