welcome to the forum.... can you do some scan of the Capa photography magazine scan for this forum?
I'm sorry I don't know what Capa photography
magazine is, you'll have to post a link, or something
to help me find that.
Welcome to the forum. I'm here in Hiroshima and have a 60d. Just bought a 5d3, but that won't be arriving for a couple of weeks, as I bought it in the states, and am having a friend bring it over.
Awesome, yeah I wish I
had the $$$ for a 5D
Mark III. Let me know
when you post some pictures.
Blay..if this post is short, I'd like to see your "long" post
Welcome, and congrats on your 60D, you've made a good choice. Three things:
1. Read your manual
2. Shoot on manual
3. Start saving for an L lens
The 50 1.8 is a great lens and it's as sharp as anything starting at about f4.
By the way, thanks for serving and your sacrifice.
Ha ha, yeah I can make some
very long posts. I'll do my
best not to do that.
1. I'm reading and watching all the 60D videos: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=canon+eos+60d+tutorial&oq=canon+eos+60d+tutorial&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=youtube.12...0.0.0.29188.8.131.52.0.0.0.0.0..0.0...0.0.
2. I'm going to do that in a few months,
after I learn the camera more.
3. Tell me about it, I have my eye on this:
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Welcome to the forum... I think what mt spokane was referring to regarding a replacement was an upcoming 70D or 7d2... But dont even sweat it... The 60D is plenty of camera to get your feet wet, get your chops going, and if and when you outgrow it, you can look at the 7d series, 5d series, or 1d series when your experience and budget will allow. AFMA is referring to the manual adjusting of the lens in regards to the Autofocus. Sometimes it is close but do to some tolerance level on the body and lens, it may be a hair off either front focused or back focused and the AFMA fixes that... Odd's are you may never need that, but it's a nice feature to have in an extreme situation... but sending the lens/camera into canon and have them re-adjust within the warranty period works just fine as well. Lens selection, get some general purpose zooms, and when you get to the point where you see habits of using a certain focal lengths such as 35,50,85,100,200, etc... Then look at getting some fast prime fixed lenses... you lose the convenience of a zoom but gain it back and then some in image quality and shallow focus opportunities. Good luck and let us know if you need any help or assistance.
Ahhh Oki-doki, manual focus, yeah,
I'm going to start that in a few months,
I have noticed that there are some pics
coming out a bit off, so coming from a
SX20 to 60D I'm used to it.
I wouldn't get too hung up on L lenses either, especially if you are operating on a budget. There are some great Sigma, Tamron, Tokina lenses out there that will really save you some $ over the Canon competition. Just be sure to read the reviews on any lens before you buy it, if you haven't checked out these sites yet they're a great place to look for in-depth reviews:
Note I didn't link Ken Rockwell Ok he's probably not as bad as most people think it just depends how seriously you take him...
Okay, understand, I'll be cautious
on the L series lens.
Thanks for the sites,
I know of the first one,
the second one I saved,
will check it later.
4. Other than ebay, where can a guy find used camera equipment, astro phto equipment, etc. I'm looking for a used one of these:
if you are in Japan you can use
Japanese used lens are usually in great condition and come with a 6 month warranty from the store usually. But the thing you'll probably find out sooner than later is that camera equipement is MUCH cheaper in the US than in Japan, even though it is made here. My recommendation would be to buy from B&H photo and have it shipped out to Japan. YOu'll have to pay about a 5% (goign up to 10% over the next few years) in duty charges, but it'll still be significantly cheaper unless you are buying anything released this year.
Oh, thanks for the site,
I can ask the Boss AKA:
The wife... to check it
Yeah I know Japan is
expensive, but you
never know, a used cap,
tripod, etc. may not be
Lens and big ticket items,
I'm all about AAFES and On-line.
Getting my telescope from B & H
First off, I'm also in Okinawa, so こんにちは. I live in Isa, Ginowan.
If you have a FPO/APO box (which I assume you have access to, since you mentioned AAFES) you won't have to worry about duty fees, which leads me to my next point, ANYTHING camera related is cheaper, way cheaper online from Adorama or BH than AAFES or out on town. Plus better customer support. This is how I buy practically everything, as stuff is just too expensive here.
Be aware, that with at least Adorama, they won't send items that are over a certain dollar amount through USPS priority mail, which I'm sure you know is the only way to get things mailed here, quickly and relatively cheaply.
Since you have been here for 12 years and I only 8 months, I'm sure you know that are many fantastic locations to shoot at here.
Check out my Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronspics12345/) and this guys, whose live here for almost 40 years (http://www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/). Enjoy, and let me know if you ever wanted to get together as I can show how to operate that new 60D of yours. If you needed the advice of course.
Konichiwa! Nihongo Shabimasuka?
I'm in Misato AKA: Mihara
(Not Mihama with the ferris wheel,
Mihara in Okinawa City)
Yup, APO box for the win !
Yes, On-line cheaper for
little things, but the camera
I went AAFES for return and
extended warranty plan,
it's awesome, I can toss this
thing against the wall and it's
fixed free for two years.
I can also buy more extended
warranty if I want. So after
two years, I want more peace of mind.
I'll check those flicker accounts.
Here are some low resolution sample ONLY
pictures from my first day out with the new
camera.PLEASE BE KIND, I'M NOT A PRO.