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Old 04-03-2012, 01:39   #211
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The D50 has an 1.5x crop sensor. What you need is the Tokina 12-24mm f/4 with Nikon mount. I use that lens on a Canon 1.6x crop sensor so you get it even a touch wider.

28-300 and 18-200 lenses lack a lot of quality. The following are the "must have" zoom ranges for your camera: 12-24mm(wide zoom), 17-55mm (standard zoom) and 70-200mm (tele zoom)

Lenses that try to do that full range or even more are of mediocre picture quality because it isn't technically possible to ake a big range like that and keep quality up.

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Hold on Nick......

I've seen this a lot on photography forums, experienced photographers totally trashing the ultra zooms and scaring newbies into unnecessary lens purchases.

I agree that the 18-200 lacks quality especially when I compare it to my L lenses, zoom or prime. However you need to look at where people are coming from (p&s?), their level of experience, where they are and where they want to go in their photography "career" before you push people upmarket.

There was a time when I was happy with my sigma 18-125 on a 300D. It worked will for me as I could carry it in my tank bag when I toured over Europe by motorcycle. The photos were still better than anything I could do with a p&s. One lens for everything was convenient and suited me at the time.

I really think that those of us in the know should not be scaring people into spending more money than necessary. The one size fits all can be a good introduction to dSLR photography and can give people the chance to find out where they want to go.

Personally I think that for people just starting out on a budget and without lofty ambitions, a cheap and potentially disposable ultra zoom is an ok stating point as long as they understand the limitations. I would however suggest that if they are Canon that thy should also get the 50mm f1.8 for portraits and low light shooting as it is so dirt cheap.

Like I said, I started with the Sigma, then after deciding to get serious with my photography (breakup gave me need for a hobby and more disposable income) I jumped straight to the 70-200L f2.8 and then the 24-70L f2.8 bypassing the intermediate lenses.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:35   #212
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... interior shots do really good too:


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Wow, Nick. Thanks for sharing a shot of s/v Jedi's owner's cabin. Those Sundeer's are really nice boats! But just one question--how do you keep from rolling out of bed on an offshore passage?
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Hold on Nick......

I've seen this a lot on photography forums, experienced photographers totally trashing the ultra zooms and scaring newbies into unnecessary lens purchases.

I agree that the 18-200 lacks quality especially when I compare it to my L lenses, zoom or prime. However you need to look at where people are coming from (p&s?), their level of experience, where they are and where they want to go in their photography "career" before you push people upmarket.
You are right, but the poster already has a 28-300 or similar lens and is now looking for something wider. A 12-24 is a better choice than a 18-200 in this case I think.

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Wow, Nick. Thanks for sharing a shot of s/v Jedi's owner's cabin. Those Sundeer's are really nice boats! But just one question--how do you keep from rolling out of bed on an offshore passage?
You are not familiar with Sundeer's Unlike multihulls, these do not heel, pitch nor roll so the bed works really well

Here is a tree in HDR:



******* ps This photo is shot with the Tokina 12-24mm I was talking about!

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Wow, Nick. Thanks for sharing a shot of s/v Jedi's owner's cabin. Those Sundeer's are really nice boats! But just one question--how do you keep from rolling out of bed on an offshore passage?
I wondered how long it was going to take before someone referred to that photograph as the stateroom on Jedi.

Not long at all. lol
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Hi all,
Well I'm a photographer with a DSLR. Actually started out with a 4x5 linhoff. And I sail a Bristol Channel Cutter.

I see some HDR in the last few posts. It is a great tool. But needs to be used carefully. Sometimes it looks too phony. Here is a shot I did for Power and Motor Yacht magazine last year. Sunrise at the Bight, BVI.



And this scenic of Trunk Bay, USVI



Both using HDR. But hopefully realistic looking.

I personally like the way jedi shoots...from a Sundeer!

Anyway If you would like to see more sailing photography please visit my site. Also look for the primo promo where you can download an eBook of some black & white sailing photography. This is free for the next few weeks. Enjoy!

Now that I know this thread is here I will try to help out with anwsers to folks questions.
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Wow, this guy is good. And he was a fan of Linhof also. But more importantly, he uses the word "primo". My very first business back in 1970 was Primo Photography.
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Well I'm a photographer with a DSLR. Actually started out with a 4x5 linhoff. And I sail a Bristol Channel Cutter.

Now that I know this thread is here I will try to help out with anwsers to folks questions.
Hi Gary, welcome to this secret thread on CF; it's where the photogs hide

I'm a bit behind with processing my new photo's, so I'll post some later on when they go on-line

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Okay, to keep the pics flowing, here's one from 2 days ago. This is also a HDR of a bus stop (yes, it really is a bus stop ) here on Costa Abacho, Colon province, Panama:


p.s. This was shot with the EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro lens. I forgot to mention it is an L-class lens before. I used it as just a 100mm prime tele lens on the 5D2 full frame body during this trip.

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~thread drift warning~

Nick,

Are you going to hang in Panama till Laura sails through again?
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And here is another HDR that I captured this morning, using the 5D2 with the 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens that I mentioned before.

I have tried to refrain myself from pushing the HDR to extreme and for many I think most casual viewers wouldn't know if it is HDR or not

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Are you going to hang in Panama till Laura sails through again?
Panama is our home base for now. We might sail here and there or fly out now and then but always come back here. The flying out is during rainy season mostly

Oh, must include another picture

(macro lens again)

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Panama is our home base for now. We might sail here and there or fly out now and then but always come back here. The flying out is during rainy season mostly

Oh, must include another picture

(macro lens again)

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Well, get some pictures of her this time. With your skills, she would probably use them in her book.
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Well, get some pictures of her this time. With your skills, she would probably use them in her book.
I don't think she'll come in the marina here but if she does, I will offer her a photo session... which can become hilarious as it would be my first

Josie got the long lens with the 7D out this morning:

This is a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens... one of the most used lenses for most photographers. The camera was on AI servo autofocus to track the bird.

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This one is funny; what is more dangerous, what the sign says or what happened to the sign

(hint for non gun owners: those are bullet holes )

Plantains ready to grab:

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