A&P Went out for some Bulgarian Miak *With pics/ have questions* * Canon Crew*

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  1. FindersKeepers

    FindersKeepers New Member

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    Tuesday I went out for some Bulgarian Miak (guess the movie I got that from).

    Instead I ended up at Circuit City, bought a Canon 40D with 28-135mm Kit Lens ( :hsugh: ) 2GB CF Card (shoulda got a bigger one, :doh: ) and a USB Card Reader (didn't have one for the laptop that would read CF, just SD), and a 2 year "IDIOT PROTECTION" warranty. With 8% discount on the camera itself everything came to 1765.xx

    Overall I'll happy, I don't like the lens so much... Or the limited size of the CF card (only 150 something pics with Raw+JPG)

    Had some issues focusing in AF, and a little in M, but got it mostly worked out, it was a combination of my viewfinder being incorrectly set and my AF point

    For example
    Before Fixing: Blurry Birdah (was focusing on his eye, it chose his wing :o )
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    So i tried something else, this is the 2nd one, already deleted the first, the 1st one was WAYY off so I adjusted some things and got this

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    BUT This morning, wtf I take a picture of a tree rat (squirrlah) and when i do 1:1 on him he's all friggen blurry, this is at 1:3 crop, and sharpened the hell out of it in PS to get it at least SOMEWHAT viewable...

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    i turned off all 9 af points and set it to center with Spot metering, manual focus... and at f/5.6 and 1/200 shutter... I captured a much better view of the birdah

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    PS I took the typical cliche doggah/flowah pics but didn't want to post them as you guys usually rip new aperture holes for that stuff :mamoru:


    QUESTIONS:


    Whats a good bag to go with?

    - preferably backpack type as I do like to go hiking/riding (motorcycle) and usually am kicking myself for not having a camera with me... I want to make sure this doesn't happen anymore, that and I need protection for it.

    tripods
    Are manfrotto Tripods good/bad?
     
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  2. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    100% crops dont look good most of the time. Its made worse by the small sensor of the 40D and the not-so-great glass of the 28-135 (but its better than the 17-85 IMO).

    Yes Bogen is good stuff. (Bogen/Manfrotto...same thing)
     
  3. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    Gittos are good tripods too. Some common bags are the Lowepro slingshot and tamrac adventure 7.
     
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    Definitely worth checking out the tamrac bags. I think I'm about to get a Tamrac Adventure 9 ... so I can carry a laptop as well.
     
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    I has Manfrotto. Good stuff.
     
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    If you need a lot of space the Fastpack 350 is massive and gives you ample space for your camera gear (with plenty of room to expand), personal items and a padded notebook pocket for widescreen computers up to 17inches. You can also get your camera out of your bag without taking it all the way off.

    I just got one and it's awesome.
     
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    learning to correctly use AF points is key :hs:
     
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    Did you get yours in? How do you like it?
     
  9. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    is it gittos or gitzo i dont remember. I was on the verge of ordering it but backed out. Im going to wait and see how well the sunpak can hold up for now :hs:

    But everyone is right about buying a good tripod right off the bat. With what Ive spent so far I dont mind spending the 200 for a tripod. You learn to spend freely after a couple lenses :rofl:
     
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    Why all the hate for the 28-135mm IS? I still have mine for a walk around lens and its been great.
     
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    Giottos.
     
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    both
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i use lots of bags for different occasions. Pelican 1640 for home storage, 1514 for on location shoots and sports, tamrac adventure 9 when goign on outings (zoo, hiking, etc...) and then a thinktank speed belt when shooting events.
     
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    I like it beter than the 17-85 but not much


    the 28-135 if you extend it at ALL, you can move the lens easily, it just feels cheap.
     
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    Bought a bag today...

    Its an Quantaray Pro holster style bag, it will be for "daily carry" Going to get a backpack style as I collect lenses.
    Currently in it I have

    the 40D
    Memory
    my powershot a540 P&S Cam
    strap

    That is all :o
     

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