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sidekicknicholas 08-26-2008 11:07 PM

ebay special -- tamron 70-300 for $130... <BR> wasn't sure how it would look but im really happy for that price -- <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/619831.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/619832.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>now that I have zoom/macro covered, is there any other types of lens that is a "Must have" that I should look into

dakid 08-26-2008 11:08 PM

50mm1.8 = $100 = will be one of your favorite lenses

cali_rider 08-27-2008 4:13 PM

What camera did you use to shoot these?

sidekicknicholas 08-27-2008 4:27 PM

a d40

cbk 08-27-2008 7:17 PM

Nick - Were you shooting in auto or manual setting? <BR> <BR>I have the same lens and I just can't seem to get mine that crisp...I am mainly using the auto mode on a EOS Rebel XT

sidekicknicholas 08-27-2008 7:38 PM

I was in shooting manual ... Ap setting with it all the way open....it was super bright which helped

richd 08-27-2008 9:23 PM

Looks like your in cam sharpening is cranked up pretty good as well (which is fine)

heeb_v215 08-27-2008 10:05 PM

Nick you were using a Nikon D40? and is that lens VR.or not necc. Thanks

sidekicknicholas 08-27-2008 10:32 PM

Yup Nikon d40.... <BR> <BR>the lens has no VR... it might be nice to have but on that day it was so bright it wouldn't have mattered

heeb_v215 08-27-2008 10:48 PM

Cool Thanks

richd 08-28-2008 9:14 PM

Tamron just put VR/IS on one of those super zooms by the way. <BR> <BR>I like Tamron lenses, when you get a good one like Nick did they can be spectacular.

steezyshots 08-29-2008 10:09 AM

Awesome! I have that same lens and it's pretty funny, I always go back to it cause it takes great pics! <BR> <BR> <BR>As far as other lenses, I second Umali go for the 50 mm 1.8 I just shot with my buddies and I am gonna go pick one up this weekend!

goinbigg17 08-29-2008 4:12 PM

Nice pics with the new lens! <BR> <BR>Sorry for the mini hi-jack......whats the deal with this 50mm 1.8 lens? I certainly like the price tag I see at B&amp;H <BR> <BR>Just a good all around lens for everyday purpose? Or is it primarily portrait that it's good for?

richd 08-30-2008 12:00 PM

It's a fast prime lens with unusually good IQ given it's cost. I use mine for indoor shooting usually holidays where I can get by with room light and no flash. It's a good portrait lens on a 1.6X crop body given the "magnification" effect of the sensor crop.

adamo 08-31-2008 9:19 PM

I have a 50mm 1.8 I'm selling. <BR> <BR>$85 shipped and pp. E-mail me - <a href="mailto:Skater085@aol.com">Skater085@aol.com</a>

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