T Nation

Photography

Unfortunately, all I have on this computer are pictures from my Japan trip. This is Takamatsu.

2

3

1 from around the house.


Really cool statue in Tokyo.

Anyone want to fill me in on the basics of night-time shooting?

I’d like to be able to take clear decent pictures at night without a super awesome camera or a tripod.

Great stuff guys, keep it up!

Some beautiful stuff in here.

Anyone here do action/sports photography?

[quote]illadelphia91 wrote:
BUMP

Couple Questions,

  1. I dropped my canon kit lens a couple days ago and the camera isnt focusing so im guessing i banged up the focus ring. Is this something expensive to fix? Am I better off just buying a used one off somebody?

  2. Do canon kit lenses break easily compared to other lenses? Cause when I dropped mine, it really wasnt that hard. I also have a 70-300mm IS USM lens, and would cry is that broke lol.

  3. For canon users, as someone who does photography for fun, is an L lens really worth it?
    [/quote]
    I damaged my kit lens too, still works fine though. It deterred me from buying a more expensive lens. I’d get very mad if I broke an L lens.

Used kit lenses are pretty cheap. Probably cheaper than fixing it. And there are a lot of unused kit lenses out there since some just use their better lenses.

[quote]DoubleDuce wrote:
Anyone want to fill me in on the basics of night-time shooting?

I’d like to be able to take clear decent pictures at night without a super awesome camera or a tripod.[/quote]

You need a tripod, you can’t take good low light photographs without it. It also helps to have a camera that has a bulb mode, with an external trigger release. This prevents the camera from shaking and your exposure can be as long as you want. You can get by though by using a 30s shutter speed, max on I think most cameras, and changing the ISO settings. I would also set a shutter delay of 5 seconds so the camera isn’t shaking from pressing the shutter release.

[quote]p-dubs wrote:

[quote]DoubleDuce wrote:
Anyone want to fill me in on the basics of night-time shooting?

I’d like to be able to take clear decent pictures at night without a super awesome camera or a tripod.[/quote]

You need a tripod, you can’t take good low light photographs without it. It also helps to have a camera that has a bulb mode, with an external trigger release. This prevents the camera from shaking and your exposure can be as long as you want. You can get by though by using a 30s shutter speed, max on I think most cameras, and changing the ISO settings. I would also set a shutter delay of 5 seconds so the camera isn’t shaking from pressing the shutter release.[/quote]

Yeah, kinda what I figured. I was kinda hoping there was a way to get to “doesn’t look like crap” status without a tripod.

Thanks for the tips.

[quote]Bellmar wrote:
Some beautiful stuff in here.

Anyone here do action/sports photography?[/quote]

[quote]kakno wrote:

[quote]illadelphia91 wrote:
BUMP

Couple Questions,

  1. I dropped my canon kit lens a couple days ago and the camera isnt focusing so im guessing i banged up the focus ring. Is this something expensive to fix? Am I better off just buying a used one off somebody?

  2. Do canon kit lenses break easily compared to other lenses? Cause when I dropped mine, it really wasnt that hard. I also have a 70-300mm IS USM lens, and would cry is that broke lol.

  3. For canon users, as someone who does photography for fun, is an L lens really worth it?
    [/quote]
    I damaged my kit lens too, still works fine though. It deterred me from buying a more expensive lens. I’d get very mad if I broke an L lens.

Used kit lenses are pretty cheap. Probably cheaper than fixing it. And there are a lot of unused kit lenses out there since some just use their better lenses. [/quote]

Yeah, I found a guy selling me his for 80. which isn’t too bad since brand new they’re 200.

But yeah, it’s a bitch that the lenses are so fragile. I kno im only new to this, but they really need to come up with bulkier and stronger lenses if im gonna spend over a thousand dollars on them.

[quote]illadelphia91 wrote:

[quote]kakno wrote:

[quote]illadelphia91 wrote:
BUMP

Couple Questions,

  1. I dropped my canon kit lens a couple days ago and the camera isnt focusing so im guessing i banged up the focus ring. Is this something expensive to fix? Am I better off just buying a used one off somebody?

  2. Do canon kit lenses break easily compared to other lenses? Cause when I dropped mine, it really wasnt that hard. I also have a 70-300mm IS USM lens, and would cry is that broke lol.

  3. For canon users, as someone who does photography for fun, is an L lens really worth it?
    [/quote]
    I damaged my kit lens too, still works fine though. It deterred me from buying a more expensive lens. I’d get very mad if I broke an L lens.

Used kit lenses are pretty cheap. Probably cheaper than fixing it. And there are a lot of unused kit lenses out there since some just use their better lenses. [/quote]

Yeah, I found a guy selling me his for 80. which isn’t too bad since brand new they’re 200.

But yeah, it’s a bitch that the lenses are so fragile. I kno im only new to this, but they really need to come up with bulkier and stronger lenses if im gonna spend over a thousand dollars on them.
[/quote]
Is 18-55 the one you have?

They make a 17-55/2.8 which seems to be “L quality” but not quite as waterproof and only compatible with EF-S bodies. Might be of interest. http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-17-55mm-f-2.8-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

^^^

I want to get that someday i have the money for it lol.

I really want my next lens to have a real big aperture for indoor stuff that I cant use flash for. Is 2.8 big enough for indoor stuff like weddings or something like that? I was thinking of getting a prime lens with 50 mm, 1.4 aperture but I’m not sure if im really gonna enjoy moving back and forth to get the shot I want.

Pics from my boxing gym



another