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Old 05-23-2013, 11:02 AM  
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Camera Suggestions?

Ok;

so the wife and I are in the market for a camera. We previously had a Sony digital camera for about 10 years but the wife dropped it and now it won't hold any settings etc.

So, it's time for another one. I'm by no means a professional photographer; but I also don't want some little $100 POS either. I'd like to have one that I could 'grow' into if I wanted to so to speak.

I think My budget is about $400-$600. I was looking at the Nikon D3200 DSLR....though, admittedly, I'm not 100% what "DSLR" is.
I like the design of it; I've held a few like it and they're much easier to hold IMO.

Suggestions?
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:57 PM   #196
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Does anyone have experience with the lens mounted ring lights in an interview and/or close range macro type outdoor low light video work? Ebay is flooded with these things with many of them under 100 bucks, but I see very few reviews showing them actually out in the field being used for what I have in mind.
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:50 AM   #197
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Every NFL game I shoot this year will be at 2.8 unless it's a close up group shot.

2.8 is where all sports photographers live.
So I'm FINALLY ready to pull the trigger on this lens - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...2_8_EX_DG.html

I'd like to order by B&H because I've used them before, but their price on this lens is ~$250 more than several other sites. I called them for a price match, but they said they couldn't/wouldn't. Then the guy tried to scare me away from the other sites saying they couldn't possibly be legitimately selling it for $1K. In light of that, have any of you ever used the following sites for photo gear?

http://negrielectronics.com/sigma-ap...anon-lens.html
http://www.gadgetcircuit.com/viewpro...?ID=1000091711
http://www.digitalbuydirect.com/Sigm..._HSM_for_Canon

They all have the same lens for $200 to $300 less than B&H.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:13 AM   #198
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So I'm FINALLY ready to pull the trigger on this lens - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...2_8_EX_DG.html

I'd like to order by B&H because I've used them before, but their price on this lens is ~$250 more than several other sites. I called them for a price match, but they said they couldn't/wouldn't. Then the guy tried to scare me away from the other sites saying they couldn't possibly be legitimately selling it for $1K. In light of that, have any of you ever used the following sites for photo gear?

http://negrielectronics.com/sigma-ap...anon-lens.html
http://www.gadgetcircuit.com/viewpro...?ID=1000091711
http://www.digitalbuydirect.com/Sigm..._HSM_for_Canon

They all have the same lens for $200 to $300 less than B&H.
B&H is almost always overpriced.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:25 AM   #199
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:26 AM   #200
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B&H is almost always overpriced.
Where do you order from? Or do you go to a brick-and-mortar store?
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:30 AM   #201
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Yeah, I looked. They're all basically the same price as B&H.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:30 PM   #202
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:47 PM   #203
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No matter where you get that lens, I think you'll love it...
That's what I've been told. I'm a total amateur though, so I hope it isn't too difficult for me to use. It's auto focus with image stabilization though, so it shouldn't be too bad.

I'm trying to get Adorama to price match now. If they won't, I'll order it from one of those other sites.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:53 PM   #204
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That's what I've been told. I'm a total amateur though, so I hope it isn't too difficult for me to use. It's auto focus with image stabilization though, so it shouldn't be too bad.

I'm trying to get Adorama to price match now. If they won't, I'll order it from one of those other sites.
Read-up a bit on few things:

1) lighting (it's a science, but nothing you can't learn a lot about in a few good reads),

2) depth-of-field - what it is and how to work with it (this will make you a rock-star in short order!!!)

3) Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority (and see how most folks realize they just bought a 2.8 lens, so Aperture Priority might be where they want to start most days!!)

There no end to what you can do, but I've done this with a lot of people and those concepts aren't rocket science, and they will be some of the biggest leaps you can take.

But photo-guys will argue THAT too I'm sure...
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:09 PM   #205
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That's what I've been told. I'm a total amateur though, so I hope it isn't too difficult for me to use. It's auto focus with image stabilization though, so it shouldn't be too bad.

I'm trying to get Adorama to price match now. If they won't, I'll order it from one of those other sites.
If it's anything like my 17-50mm 2.8 you'll like it.

I'd like a little more reach then the 200mm provides, but it'll probably be my next lens.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:53 PM   #206
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If it's anything like my 17-50mm 2.8 you'll like it.

I'd like a little more reach then the 200mm provides, but it'll probably be my next lens.
I have an old Canon 20D and I've read that, because of the sensor size (or something to do with the type of sensor), that the 70-200 will actually behave more like a 100-300 lens. I don't know the ins/outs of that though.
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:26 PM   #207
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I have an old Canon 20D and I've read that, because of the sensor size (or something to do with the type of sensor), that the 70-200 will actually behave more like a 100-300 lens. I don't know the ins/outs of that though.
Almost all digital cameras have a "digital conversion," some as much as 60 percent. This is a great benefit if you're need some extra length on the zoom, but it sucks ass if you're shooting wide.

I'm planning to get a used 5D early next year specifically to get away from the digital conversion.
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:32 PM   #208
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So I'm FINALLY ready to snap the shutter on this lens - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...2_8_EX_DG.html

I'd like to order by B&H because I've used them before, but their price on this lens is ~$250 more than several other sites. I called them for a price match, but they said they couldn't/wouldn't. Then the guy tried to scare me away from the other sites saying they couldn't possibly be legitimately selling it for $1K. In light of that, have any of you ever used the following sites for photo gear?

http://negrielectronics.com/sigma-ap...anon-lens.html
http://www.gadgetcircuit.com/viewpro...?ID=1000091711
[url]http://www.digitalbuydirect.com/Sigma_APO_70-200mm_F2_8_EX_DG_OS_HSM_for_Canonon

They all have the same lens for $200 to $300 less than B&H.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:18 PM   #209
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So I'm FINALLY ready to pull the trigger on this lens - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...2_8_EX_DG.html

I'd like to order by B&H because I've used them before, but their price on this lens is ~$250 more than several other sites. I called them for a price match, but they said they couldn't/wouldn't. Then the guy tried to scare me away from the other sites saying they couldn't possibly be legitimately selling it for $1K. In light of that, have any of you ever used the following sites for photo gear?

http://negrielectronics.com/sigma-ap...anon-lens.html
http://www.gadgetcircuit.com/viewpro...?ID=1000091711
http://www.digitalbuydirect.com/Sigm..._HSM_for_Canon

They all have the same lens for $200 to $300 less than B&H.
It has arrived! This thing is a monster...bigger than I expected. I ended up ordering it from Gadget Circuit with no problems.
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It has arrived! This thing is a monster...bigger than I expected. I ended up ordering it from Gadget Circuit with no problems.
Very nice.... You are very-much going to enjoy it... Great job.
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