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Edwin Herdman

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Re: Lens suggestions
« Reply #90 on: December 22, 2011, 04:31:21 AM »
Thanks for even MORE help, never thought that people would help me this much, I found this remote --> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hama-Wireless-Remote-Control-Release-ca-1/dp/B001CSNU10/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=IK0NWIGD5W9PV&colid=1BOSHU0IVKSLP, does it look like a good choice?
Wow, it's been a while since I've seen DIP switches in a consumer product.  Especially on the top...for the price I'm not sure it's bad, but it looks limited in what it can do.  Some other wireless remotes will give much finer control over what you're doing.  That doesn't look able to do time lapse.

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Re: Lens suggestions
« Reply #90 on: December 22, 2011, 04:31:21 AM »

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« Reply #91 on: December 22, 2011, 04:39:57 AM »
Wow, it's been a while since I've seen DIP switches in a consumer product.  Especially on the top...for the price I'm not sure it's bad, but it looks limited in what it can do.  Some other wireless remotes will give much finer control over what you're doing.  That doesn't look able to do time lapse.

I agree, it is quite limited, only able to take single photos and I think if held down for 3 seconds then left, it does long exposure.  The only other that doesn't seem to need being pointed at the reciever is a pixel remote    --> http://www.pixelhk.com/Proshow.aspx?id=75, but there are mixed reviews, some saying that it is excellent, and some saying it is quite bad, it has a lot of capabilities, including time lapse, what do you think?

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Re: Lens suggestions
« Reply #92 on: December 22, 2011, 04:52:28 PM »
I just posted this in response to a similar thread... but thought it fit here as well:

I have an XSi and a 7D and use a 17-55 f/2.8 almost exclusively and can't say enough great things about it.  I've used it as a "walkaround" lens all over the world (London, Paris, Sydney...) and it has proven to be a great companion.

If you want to see photos taken with my XSi and that lens you can look here:

http://500px.com/friedmud

I also upload full res versions of all of my photos on Flickr.  Here are a couple of good sets taken with the 17-55 and XSi:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/friedmud/sets/72157627889894423/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/friedmud/sets/72157624703902635/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/friedmud/sets/72157624141955305/

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Re: Lens suggestions
« Reply #93 on: December 22, 2011, 05:39:46 PM »
I just posted this in response to a similar thread... but thought it fit here as well:

I have an XSi and a 7D and use a 17-55 f/2.8 almost exclusively and can't say enough great things about it.  I've used it as a "walkaround" lens all over the world (London, Paris, Sydney...) and it has proven to be a great companion.

If you want to see photos taken with my XSi and that lens you can look here:

http://500px.com/friedmud

I also upload full res versions of all of my photos on Flickr.  Here are a couple of good sets taken with the 17-55 and XSi:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/friedmud/sets/72157627889894423/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/friedmud/sets/72157624703902635/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/friedmud/sets/72157624141955305/

Thanks, I'll have a look through those pictures tomorrow :D 

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Re: Lens suggestions
« Reply #94 on: December 22, 2011, 06:07:28 PM »
I suspect you'll need to get a wideangle of some sort to make the most of Iceland (I haven't been, but would like to), but do a search for Iceland landscapes and have a look at what sort of focal lengths are being used. Flickr is generally good for looking at the EXIF to find out, although not all photographers upload the EXIF.
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Re: Lens suggestions
« Reply #95 on: December 22, 2011, 06:26:38 PM »
*Focal lengths on some cameras are not the same as focal lengths on other cameras.
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Re: Lens suggestions
« Reply #96 on: December 22, 2011, 11:00:53 PM »
http://www.greatoutdoors.com/photogallery/art-wolfe-photographs-the-southern-ocean-and-south-georgia-island

Some of the wildlife/bird photos can be taken with a wide angle lens.  You just have to get really close.  See the above for some examples.
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« Reply #96 on: December 22, 2011, 11:00:53 PM »

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« Reply #97 on: December 23, 2011, 04:04:41 AM »
I suspect you'll need to get a wideangle of some sort to make the most of Iceland...
I was thinking this too.  Mostly because of the Auroras and the great landscapes.  I think the 24mm f/1.4 is the go-to lens to shoot the northern lights.

I was thinking about the Tokina 11-16mm on a 60D the 16mm is equivalent to 25mm, would this be a good lens to use?
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Re: Lens suggestions
« Reply #98 on: December 23, 2011, 06:46:21 AM »

I was thinking about the Tokina 11-16mm on a 60D the 16mm is equivalent to 25mm, would this be a good lens to use?

Yes. An excellent choice. I am using this lens and enjoy it very much. Good built, constant aperture of f/2.8.
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Re: Lens suggestions
« Reply #99 on: December 23, 2011, 08:37:14 AM »
http://www.greatoutdoors.com/photogallery/art-wolfe-photographs-the-southern-ocean-and-south-georgia-island
Some of the wildlife/bird photos can be taken with a wide angle lens.  You just have to get really close.  See the above for some examples.
I think he communicates with the animals because they always seem skittish with me.  Amazing photos though.

I need to learn this skill!!! ;D
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Re: Lens suggestions
« Reply #100 on: December 26, 2011, 06:09:51 PM »
Got the camera!  60D and 18-55mm lens, I have decided that I will buy a tripod and whatever accessories I will need (bag, ND graduated filters, cleaning stuff) and then rent a tokina 11-16mm and canon 70-200mm.
I will save up after the trip and buy the lenses I need when at home.

Thanks for the help, James

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Re: Lens suggestions
« Reply #101 on: December 26, 2011, 06:12:49 PM »
if you are renting why rent the tokina? just rent the canon 10-22
the main reason is canon lenses have less risk of needing micro adjustment for the AF the tokina could be out a bit and you have no way to adjust it on the 60D
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Re: Lens suggestions
« Reply #102 on: December 26, 2011, 06:54:16 PM »
Congratulations!  The 60D is a lot of fun to use.  You'll enjoy it!

Thanks, so far I'm loving it, have not found anything to fault it with yet, but to get the full capabilities, I will have to buy some accessories and a tripod, over the next couple of years I will also be saving for one or two different lenses.

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« Reply #102 on: December 26, 2011, 06:54:16 PM »

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Re: Lens suggestions
« Reply #103 on: December 26, 2011, 07:30:00 PM »
Congrats on the purchase, once you've got used to the lens on the 60D you can start thinking about the next purchase :-)

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Re: Lens suggestions
« Reply #103 on: December 26, 2011, 07:30:00 PM »