The Official Photography Thread - Vol. 3

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^^^That's true. I also think it depends on your expecations and what you want to shoot. Like if I was solely an engagement or portrait photographer, you can definitely go budget and get good glass and a body for a cheaper price. Even landscape photography doesn't require much if you shoot only wide and do everything on photoshop. Then there would be no need for filers and other such things to make the overall cost more than it should. But if you are an open minded shooter and want to learn it all, this hobby definitely gets hectic. I just saw Tony and Chelsea's Sony A9 video where they shot sports and man, that thing is impressive but oddly still can be better. The buffer seemed like it was an issue and it could definitely have an increase in pixels. I'd imagine one day, a company is going to have it all and just have one camera that can be used to shoot anything.
 
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Thoughts on Pentax? Photographer at my job recommended me them since they are cheaper apparently. 
I've been shooting with pentax for 6 years now. I'm looking at picking up the k-1 next. They haven't changed their mount so there's a long list of older lenses to shoot with. Secondary lens companies make plenty K-mount lenses as well, the only issue is that most lenses are made with a crop-sensor camera in mind. They are known for offering similar quality  to Canon/Nikon for a little less. They do make cuts though in order to offer a cheaper price. The video production on their cameras is way behind other companies. If you're just into photography, I think they're a solid option. 
 
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Thinking of getting a Canon t6i as my first camera. I really want to get into photography do you guys recommend a better camera? 
 
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Finishing up a set right now.

This is probably the most photos I've ended up with, probably kept like 40% of the photos I took.
 
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Thinking of getting a Canon t6i as my first camera. I really want to get into photography do you guys recommend a better camera? 
Canon side:

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens
http://amzn.to/2lLyMB3

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens (if you want some awesome background blur)
http://amzn.to/2mu8u52

NIkon Side:
Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens
http://amzn.to/2mrJHgd

Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (if you want some awesome background blur)
http://amzn.to/2ni0vW0

Sony Side:
Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm
http://amzn.to/2mrXseZ


for editing i use adobe lightroom and use adobe photoshop when needed... both of which are bundled in a package:
http://amzn.to/2nhZg9c
 
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Canon side:

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens
http://amzn.to/2lLyMB3

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens (if you want some awesome background blur)
http://amzn.to/2mu8u52

NIkon Side:
Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens
http://amzn.to/2mrJHgd

Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (if you want some awesome background blur)
http://amzn.to/2ni0vW0

Sony Side:
Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm
http://amzn.to/2mrXseZ


for editing i use adobe lightroom and use adobe photoshop when needed... both of which are bundled in a package:
http://amzn.to/2nhZg9c
Thank you for this. Just to clarify so these cameras would be better than the canon t6i? 
 
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Canon side:


Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens
http://amzn.to/2lLyMB3


Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens (if you want some awesome background blur)
http://amzn.to/2mu8u52


NIkon Side:

Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens
http://amzn.to/2mrJHgd


Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (if you want some awesome background blur)
http://amzn.to/2ni0vW0


Sony Side:

Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm
http://amzn.to/2mrXseZ



for editing i use adobe lightroom and use adobe photoshop when needed... both of which are bundled in a package:
http://amzn.to/2nhZg9c
Thank you for this. Just to clarify so these cameras would be better than the canon t6i? 
They're all going to marginally different. I wouldnt really say one is "better" than the other in terms of final image output.
 
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anyone watch tales by light on netflix?
Thanks for posting this, just watched a few episodes and definitely an inspiring show.

Does anyone watch any other shows/web series that are a little more technical? Tales of Light is great but basically seems like a travel show narrated by photographers. I'd love to see something that goes a little more in depth about the choices they are making for composition/lighting/settings etc.
 
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anyone watch tales by light on netflix?
Thanks for posting this, just watched a few episodes and definitely an inspiring show.

Does anyone watch any other shows/web series that are a little more technical? Tales of Light is great but basically seems like a travel show narrated by photographers. I'd love to see something that goes a little more in depth about the choices they are making for composition/lighting/settings etc.
Checkout Tony Northup on youtube. he gets pretty technical on stuff!
 
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Nice. Are these all girls you know? Or are you using a service?





Thought this was an interesting article. Not all of it is accurate since you can sell used gear for more money but it shoes how much it takes to change from a Canon System to a Sony one. That is assuming you have all the top gear for Canon and want to get something equivalent for the Sony.

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/5769746764/the-cost-of-switching-to-sony-from-canon
I use MM.
 
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Thought this was an interesting article. Not all of it is accurate since you can sell used gear for more money but it shoes how much it takes to change from a Canon System to a Sony one. That is assuming you have all the top gear for Canon and want to get something equivalent for the Sony.

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/5769746764/the-cost-of-switching-to-sony-from-canon
*only if you are a pro shooting sports and/or wildlife, other than that the 2 systems are pretty much in the same ballpark when it comes to the go to lenses 24-70 f2.8 & 70-200 f2.8, what you save on the sony body over the equivalent canon (or nikon) is a quite a bit...it will be interesting to see what sony does bring to the a7 series updates...


anyone watch tales by light on netflix?
Thanks for posting this, just watched a few episodes and definitely an inspiring show.

Does anyone watch any other shows/web series that are a little more technical? Tales of Light is great but basically seems like a travel show narrated by photographers. I'd love to see something that goes a little more in depth about the choices they are making for composition/lighting/settings etc.
jared polin, aka/bka fro knows photo, has a pretty good youtube series called '5 min portrait' that is worth checking out, he is a lil cheesy but generally gives great insight into his process in these type things; matt granger is pretty good source as well...there are actually quite a few examples you can find on vimeo & the youtubes that get into/talk about the process...

 
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So I'm looking for a new 50mm! I've been having real inconsistency issues with my nifty fifty.

The obvious pickup would be the 50mm STM for it's bang for buck.

I wouldn't mind getting the Canon 50mm 1.4, but I've heard it's not really worth it over the STM.

But I have heard good things about the Sigma 50mm (non-art). Anyone ever use this lens?
 
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Thanks for posting the links to tales of the light definitely going to check those out! I took a few shots with my friends 35mm 1.4 art. The focus on that thing is definitely hit or miss and I missed a lot of the times. When I did get the focus right the results are :wow:. If I wasn't spending all this money on building a pc I'd scoop one up the first chance I get at a reasonable price.

These are all straight out of the camera.




 
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