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Discussion in 'Creative Pursuits' started by pixelninja, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. pixelninja

    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    Holy crap. :shocked:

    Nikon D300
    Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di
    Nikon Remote Cord
    Lexar 2GB 300x CF Card
    Extra Nikon battery
    Tiffen UV and polarizing filters
     
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  2. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    NICE!

    good to see you around as well! :thumb:
     
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  3. pixelninja

    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    Thanks. I've kinda slowed down on my forum posting. I still post at mtbr now and then, but work's been too damn busy lately.

    I'm really jonesin to get back to fine art photography. I used to play around a lot with b/w film, but that was years ago.
     
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  4. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    get some primes! :D
     
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  5. Prettym1k3

    Prettym1k3 Turbo Monkey

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    Dang... I miss my D50. :-(

    I was thinking of pulling the trigger on a D80 with an 18-135mm. But that's $1,100, and I'd rather have a road bike.

    *sigh*
     
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  6. pixelninja

    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    I almost pulled the trigger with the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF lens, but I decided at the last minute that I wanted a little more flexibility with my first lens. Don't know if I made the right decision, but...oh well.

    Take a look at the review of the Tamron at slrgear. The build may be plastic and the autofocus may not be the fastest, but they gave it great reviews as far as image quality goes.

    http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/49/cat/23
     
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  7. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I don't know what any of that is but... it all sounds real cool. :)
     
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  8. pixelninja

    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    I've been thinking about a road bike also, but I've been thinking about this camera more. If B&H can get it shipped out today, I'll have it this weekend!
     
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  9. Prettym1k3

    Prettym1k3 Turbo Monkey

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    Nice!

    I'd be buying mind off of B&H too. Wolf Camera is a nice place to buy from (as there are like 5 of them within 15 minutes of my place) but it's the tax that kills it.

    I've been eying that D80 for so long. But I've been eying an EP price on the Fuji Roubaix LTD. for so much longer.
     
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  10. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    I had a D50, and had been thinking about a D80 for a long time. Last month I saw a slightly used D80 body for sale for $500 and bought it on impulse. It's a great camera. Anyone want a D50 body?
     
  12. pixelninja

    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    I don't have it yet, but here ya go



     
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    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    D300 is nice, very nice.
     
  14. pixelninja

    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    Shipped out this morning. Estimated arrival date is Monday. :wait:
     
  15. SkaredShtles

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

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    The Nikon 50mm 1.8 is a NICE lens. And cheap. Around $100.
     
  16. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    sweet. I want me a Canon 1D Mark III!
     
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    i used to work at a photo store here in the boston area and Tamron lenses were a big seller. not as big as Sigma, but big enough. it's tough to tell the difference between off brand lenses so in the end go with price or what works for you.
     
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    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
     
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    berkshire_rider Growler

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    Screw the road bike
     
  20. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    So, how do you like it?
     
  21. pixelninja

    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    I just got it yesterday evening. We're in the middle of moving to a new house so I haven't had much of a chance to play. There are so many buttons, levers, bell and whistles on this thing I don't know where to start.
     
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    DRB unemployed bum

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    Two birds one stone....

    Take a picture of your new house.
     
  23. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    primes are fun.

    toshi, did i tell you i got a 135L?
     
  24. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    just saw this. no, you didn't. that's awesome... has it arrived? such a nice, solid piece of glass. scares people when you put on the lens hood, too.
     
  25. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    You will need to continue acquiring glass for some time... :)

    I am a Nikon person, and my current favorites are:
    10.5/2.8 Fisheye
    17-55/2.8
    70-200/2.8VR
    105/2.8 Micro

    I keep a 50/1.8 and a Sigma 30/1.8 around when needed. I also like the Tokina 12-24/4 over the Nikon.

    I am selling off a few things, including a 60/2.8 Micro and the 18-70DX zoom.
     
  26. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Nice choice :thumb:

    I just picked up this kit:


    Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
    Nikkor 1.7x teleconverter
    Nikkor 300mm f/4
    Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro
    Nikkor 18-70 f/3.5-4.5
    D300
     
  27. SkaredShtles

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

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    Nice score. :shocked:
     
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    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    Don't forget to budget a flash... :)
     
  29. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Yeah baby! I am upgrading my equipment soon. Cool stuff...
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    There are a few results I've been posting in Toshi's ride pics thread in the NE forum to avoid the inevitable, "TAKE IT TO RIDEFOTO, n00b." ;)
     
  31. pixelninja

    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    My next lens will be in the 70-200 range, and then this will be my third. It was actually in my shopping cart for a while, but I opted for the Tamron instead.
     
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    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    f2.8, factory defaults, available light, minimal color-correcting in Photoshop, ISO 1600.





     
  33. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Nice pics.


    You guys suck.
     
  34. SkaredShtles

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

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    :stupid:

    We have an SB600 and it sure does a nice job with lighting...
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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