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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Reviewed
« on: August 13, 2013, 03:37:38 PM »
I am planning on getting this baby this week.
I'll upload some sample pictures  8)

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Lenses / Re: Wide angle lens' for crop sensor camera
« on: August 01, 2013, 04:16:37 AM »
I am also thinking about getting an UWA  lens for my 60D.

I really like the Tokina 11-16, and the 2.8 constant aperture is appealing.

However, given the low price of the EOS-M, I had a new idea  - around the same price I can by the EOS-M and 11-22mm 4.5-5. (I wanted to by the EOS-M body anyway, so it just one more reason to pull the trigger, plus you don't really need a quick AF for landscape.

I know it's not really comparable, but what do you guys think about that?


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What flash should I get for my 60D?
« on: May 31, 2013, 06:25:39 AM »
Are you planing on using it on/off camera?
What is your budget?

Your 60D has the ability to trigger a remote slave with its own pop up flash (not as good as RT, but it's good enough for starting out)

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Macro / Re: Reverse a lens for macro.
« on: April 08, 2013, 12:09:37 PM »
I tried it couple of times with the 40mm.

The focusing is challenging, and even when I nailed it, only the dead center is in focus.

I don't think it's worth the risk of exposing the rear element to the open air.

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Street & City / Re: My surroundings at night.
« on: April 07, 2013, 08:28:44 AM »
Very nice images!

I loved the last one the most :)

What F-stop did you use for the last photo?
How did you gained that "star" effect on the street lights?


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Lighting / Re: First external flash? Lots of beginner's questions!
« on: March 28, 2013, 04:00:56 AM »
I was somewhat in the same position as you.
I also have a 60D, and I bought my first external flash last month.

Even though I could afford the 600EX, I didn't buy it simply because it was an overkill for me as a hobbyist (features and power output)

I mainly wanted to use the flash off-camera, so with the 60D it's not a problem as long as you have a visual between the slave and your pop-up flash.
I ended up with the 430EX-II, and I am extremely happy with it.


I've been reading through this thread, and I've seen many useful links, and I would like to contribute  as well :)
http://strobox.com/ - This site is awesome for learning flash photography and might give you some inspiration.

Good luck  :D


Edit: Oh! be sure to get at least 4 Eneloop batteries

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: February 16, 2013, 03:50:23 PM »
40mm Pancake on Canon 60D








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Lenses / Re: All street photographers share your gear here!
« on: January 29, 2013, 03:12:47 PM »
I mostly use my 40mm 2.8 pancake for street photography.
It's very small, and dose not draw too much attention.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« on: December 27, 2012, 05:31:21 AM »
+1 for the 60D..

It may have less features than the 650D, but once I started  using to the top small panel display, I cannot go back to the Rebel series..

Also, build quality is better on the 60D (not quite as good as the 50D, but still better than the rebels)

Now the 60D is so cheap, so better get it before they are all out of stock..

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Lenses / Re: Help me choose: EF lens for 60D
« on: December 14, 2012, 04:50:43 AM »
Thank you all for the tips and recommendations.
You gave me all a lot to think about, and maybe I should indeed change the way I think about purchasing EF-S lens.

I think I'll go with the 24-105L or 17-55 2.8.. or maybe the Tamaron 24-70....

Well, back to reading reviews and looking at photo samples :)

Thanks again guys!

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Lenses / Help me choose: EF lens for 60D
« on: December 12, 2012, 02:26:26 PM »
Hi all,

I'm planning my next purchase and I got confused after reading way too many reviews, so I though it would be best to ask you guys  :)

I own a 60D with only one lens- the 40mm 2.8, and I think it's time for me to get a new one.
The 40mm is pretty awesome lens for its price, and it's so lightweight that you can carry it all day long, however, I found the focal length a bit too long when mounted on a crop sensor for everyday shots and as a walk-around lens, and it will probably be my backup lens.


Worth to mention that for me, photography is a hobby, and I'm not a pro.
I shoot all kind of styles - from street photography to landscapes and portraits (both in daylight and in lowlight environment)

I though about a versatile lens, something that will allow me to use wide angle to somewhat telephoto.

I thought about one of these lenses:

  • EF 17-40mm f/4L USM    - Because I like the wide angle ( and I don't think the 17-35 justify the price tag)
  • EF 24-105mm f/4L IS EF USM  - Looks like a very good range coverage, but I lose some of the wide angle.
  • EF 24-70mm f/4.0L -    Looks good on the paper, but It's still not available, and I have an opportunity to purchase a lens now.

My budget is around 1200$ (give or take ~100\200$)

What would you get? are there any non-L lens that might be worth checking out? (I think I will upgrade to FF in the future, so I don't want to invest in EF-S lens.

Thanks for any assistance
Ido

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