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My view on buying/upgrading the camera kit is simple: you need to be able to explain why the piece of gear you want to buy will improve your work or allow you to expand what you do in areas your currently are struggling with because of gear limitations. "this is a better lens" doesn't cut it -- that's Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Instead you really need to ...


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I don't know much about Nikon but in general I recommend upgrading glass or light first. Also the difference in quality between a wide range 18-200 to a prime or small range lens with a big aperture (smalle f-number) can be huge. My suggestion is you keep using this 18-200 till you find it's limitations for you (this can be very different from person to ...


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I wouldn't spend any money, unless it is on books, training, or time! If you must spend money, I typically recommend first buying a wide aperture prime lens, but it isn't going to teach you how to take great photography, you already have all of the gear you need to do that. I would recommend putting yourself in an environment full of friends/forums that ...


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Consider checking out the 135mm f/2 if price is an issue and you're happy to lose the extra reach in a telephoto. Better bokeh, sharper, extra stop.


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Poking around the FotoPro site, I don't see this head listed, so perhaps it's out of production. This head reminded me of the Really Right Stuff MH-01, which also provides a way for the clamp to twist in either direction on the head.


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I use a $10 generic Arca clamp with Manfrotto's 3232, since replaced by their 234 (without RC). Loosen the Manfrotto mount screw to reorient the Arca clamp for tilting either camera plate or lens collar plate. Amazon has the L10 panning tilt monopod head for $89 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R5NG08G L10 clones on ebay from $55 (item 251627716584) or iShoot ...


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Rokinon et.al. also have an 8mm lens that is ultra-wide on crop or full frame bodies. These all require post-processing to mitigate geometric distortion; while their 14mm is sharp wide open, 8mm is NOT sharp until stopped down. Unfortunately, the 8mm is also very liable to flare; facing away from the sun results in tripod and/or photographer shadows being ...


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There is actually an OEM Canon ultrawide zoom lens that costs less than all the lenses you're looking at. That is the EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM, which is the low-price alternative to the Canon 10-22. Yes, the Samyang and Rokinon (and Vivtar, Pro-Optic, Opteka, Bower, Phoenix, Walimex, etc. etc.) are the same lens, and are optically identical, although ...


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Might want to check out Panono. It takes 108 MP spherical photos with zero blind spots. (source)


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In auto, the 600RT will have a longer reach 20-200mm compared to 24-105mm in the 580EX. The assistance beam is also longer by 4m. the 600RT also supports Camera Menu Options that are not available on the Flash itself. Has more customisable functions, 7 of which can be set as personal functions. the 600 RT has remote Shutter Release Capability and can group ...


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So which one is better and why? In terms of convenience and features, the 600EX-RT is better. It has more features, a built-in radio triggering system, and a much better (less cryptic) UI, since it has a dot-matrix LCD display. I just need to get as much flash power as possible for outdoor and indoor photography. If you need as much flash power ...


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Are they a lot different from each other? They're pretty similar in terms of raw light output, with the 600EX-RT being slightly more powerful. Canon tends to name its Speedlites according to their guide number: the 600EX-RT has a guide number of 60, while the 580EX II (like its predecessor 580EX) has a guide number of 58. The guide number is the maximum ...


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Spend a few dollars more for an F2. Keh.com is a great place for these. Make sure you are buying one with a photomic prism, he have meters. Also read the review on Ken Rockwell's website and find the manual online. These will also tell you what battery your camera needs for the meter.


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While the Yongnuo RF-603 (and -603II, and -605) and YN-560-TX units all come in Canon and Nikon flavors, the difference is solely for the "wake-up" feature (i.e., half-pressing your shutter button will wake up the remote flash if it's sleeping to conserve power). The Nikon and Canon TTL pin layouts are different, so the trigger "foot" used for the on-camera ...


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I'm not sure either is the answer... I think it would be better to have two zooms for image quality, your problem is your first lens is such a short range, and that is what is annoying you. The second lens isn't that long either and misses other shots. I'd suggest combining one of these instead (all better lenses) with the 70-300mm VR. 16-85 VR 18-70 ...


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when i started diving i wanted a go-pro but the price threw me off so i bought a knock off. I got the sj4000 i found it easy to use underwater with a good quality video and photo.So i would go with the go-pro or something similar because of the shear amount of accessories. the quality is great with the newer go-pros and the LCD screen is a must for things ...


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He may not thing he will want lighting now, but he will want it once he sees what photos and videos come out like without one. Even in clear, Caribbean waters, you get a heavy, heavy colorization to blue or green depending on the water. This takes effect as soon as you are more than a few meters down due to the fact that water filters some frequencies of ...


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I have a GoPro Black. I never considered it a still camera at all. It would be difficult to use the button as a shutter release, and you can't see how you are aiming it! The GoPro gets turned on when you start, and stays mounted on your head or chest or whatnot; you don't fiddle with it or pay any attention to it while doing your activity. However, a GoPro ...


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I'll address the one new question here that isn't already answered at this site, and the rest can really be answered by the following links: Which equipment for beginning underwater photography? How does the GoPro camera perform for photography? Scuba underwater photography: GoPro vs DSLR + Housing Why do GoPro cameras perform poorly for underwater ...



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