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   Old Thread  #2275 29 Sept 2016 at 1.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I use the 1.4 on my 750, lovely lens, 1.8 is ideal, don't want to be much under 2.8 for trophy shots as the DoF is too small.
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   Old Thread  #2274 21 Sept 2016 at 12.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I already have a Sigma 24-105mm art lens but its a little bulky and heavy (and expensive) to use for trophy shots
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   Old Thread  #2273 14 Sept 2016 at 1.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It deserves better

I nearly bought the same camera with the sigma 50mm art lens, which is an awesome combo, too good for me, and too big for me to lug around like I do with my m43 kit.
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   Old Thread  #2272 13 Sept 2016 at 6.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi fellas

Anyone recommend a decent lens for self takes in all conditions

I've just purchased a Nikon d750 and was thinking of a Nikon f/1.8g 50mm prime lens

Anyone use one of these?
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   Old Thread  #2271 11 Sept 2016 at 4.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A flash will help a lot to fill the shadows, for ease of use you want one canon ttl compatable, and with a decent output

Something like a yongnuo 500 would fit the bill, but they're huge on small cameras



This flash is the same size, the camera probably twice the size of yours and half the size of a basic dslr.

I have a nissin i40 which is a better match with smaller cameras but given the cost you'd be better off getting a cheaper flash and better camera
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   Old Thread  #2270 9 Sept 2016 at 10.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think it depends on........in 30 years time do you want a good photo of what you caught today, I would get a good second hand DSLR and a half decent flash, but till then experiment with what you have now, I would be tempted to use the flash even on a sunny day (as infill) make notes and keep records of what you do, before digital I would put a NUMBER in the shot and on a note pad put what I did in that photo with that number, settings/distance/clouds/sun etc, can pick up a used camera for about 100-130 and a flash for about 40 or 50, good luck and be patient


BTW how are you replying to a post 4 years ago that doesn't exist?
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   Old Thread  #2269 7 Sept 2016 at 7.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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After some advice i own a cannon g6 but only ever use it on auto.A place i fish has very tight swim and is half boards half greenery the last 2 times i have caught decent fish my photos have been awful as half the light in half the shot has been dull the other half bright due to low early morning sun.Resulting pictures were awful 1 was a blur with over exposure i was told the other 1 end of fish dark .Obviously i am a noob do i need a external flash or would a better camera be a better option for someone who only uses auto also night shots are not great either
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   Old Thread  #2268 30 Jul 2016 at 12.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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...generally the money is better spent on upgrading lenses rather than the cameras.

Good advice A camera is only as good as the glass on the front of it.
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   Old Thread  #2267 15 Jul 2016 at 0.53am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The 600/650/700d are all very capable cameras, touch screens in my opinion are not worth the extra, its definitely worth paying out for the best glass you can, people often say they need to upgrade cameras to get a better picture, and yes this is right in some cases, but generally the money is better spent on upgrading lenses rather than the cameras.
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   Old Thread  #2266 13 Jul 2016 at 4.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've recently been looking for the same and by the sounds of it I have a similar level of understanding of cameras. I've decided on a used 650D and a STM kit for now. I'll see how the kit images come out first and then decide if I want a prime or not. The 650D is almost identical to the 700D (although 700D has slightly better low light performance) but around the lower price of the 600D. 600D has an older processor, no touch LCD and a few other differences. I've had a play with a 50mm prime a bloke has at work and it seems you have to have the camera a mile away from you for a self take. Not great in tight swims. I was finding used 650D bodies with low-ish shutter counts (around 1500) for around 260. Used 18-55 STM kits for around 65.

If you want new though, the 700D is the only one available from those three. I'm sure there might be some new grey market or american 650s (T4i) around if that doesn't bother you.

I've learnt a shed load from watching reviews of these three cameras and some of the equivalent Nikons on Youtube. Their worth a look.

Hope this helps.
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   Old Thread  #2265 13 Jul 2016 at 7.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for the input mate. Excuse my ignorance as I am really hoping to learn a lot about the technical side of photography. So the camera you recommend on paper seems less camera than the other 2. Am I right in assuming as long as the camera body has a decent pixel count it's the lens that makes the difference to the image quality/end result? The pancake lens looks a good option..soo many choices!
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   Old Thread  #2264 12 Jul 2016 at 7.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Canon 600d, and 35mm f2 would be within your budget or a 40mm pancake 2.8, id stay away from a 50mm on a crop sensor as it can be a bit tight in smaller swims, and to get that shallow depth of field you need a bit of distance between you and the camera or you won't even have the fish fully in focus.
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   Old Thread  #2263 12 Jul 2016 at 12.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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that might be a good option for me will take a look and look at some shots taken by this camera.
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   Old Thread  #2262 12 Jul 2016 at 11.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've got a canon 700d. Less megapixals than the nikon but great camera.. flip round screen too and 399 at currys at the moment with the 18-55mm kit lens which means you could get the ef 50mm 1.8 lens too and still be in budget for the out of focus backgrounds.. great lens for the money. Not ideal if your capture shots are in very tight swims as you need the camera back a bit with the focal length on a crop sensor. You don't need to be a mile away and you get great shots. Hope this helps
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   Old Thread  #2261 12 Jul 2016 at 11.26am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi guys, I am looking for someone to point me in the right direction as am looking to get my first DSLR in the next few months.

I have a top budget of 500 and just wondered for me what would be the best option. What I want from it is crisp images 80% of my photography will be of captures with a few scenic shots and wildlife snaps. I like the shallow depth of field shots so needs good capabilities re this. Finally good self take capabilities so rotating screen is needed with good night-time results . I am currently looking at the Nikon d5500 this is obviously at the top end of my budget with standard kit lens. Are there better (cheaper which will give me the results I want) options out there to consider.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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