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Old 01-25-2012, 01:15 PM   #1701
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55-200? ... is that the xx

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:17 PM   #1702
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55-200? ... is that the xx

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LOL. YEAH. i had a brain fart
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:17 PM   #1703
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im going to the philly auto show this saturday, ill give it a whirl
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IF you are indoors ... I would stick with the 50 1.8. The Variable apertures don't like indoors much.

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:25 PM   #1705
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IF you are indoors ... I would stick with the 50 1.8. The Variable apertures don't like indoors much.

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that was my plan actually. lol. i just got the 50mm a week ago and have been really wanting to get a good shoot in with it.

i also tried some screw on macro filters. suprisingly cool for close ups!
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:05 AM   #1706
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Thinking about picking up the Canon 35mm f2. Could be a good portrait lens... Would certainly be more useful than the 50mm for indoor shots at car shows and such...
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:53 AM   #1707
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I'd like to pick up some filters, not sure if the camera/lens matters.

Where should I get them from what kinds should I get?

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Old 01-27-2012, 07:51 AM   #1708
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i get mine at best buy. they are made by rocketfish. each lense takes a different size filter. i think the 55-300 might take a 62mm filter and the 18-55 i cant remember off the top of my head
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:44 AM   #1709
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If you look on the underside of your lens caps, they will tell you the filter size.

And if you are mainly shooting cars, I would recommend a Polarizer Filter. Preferably a Circular Polarizer. When you shoot a car with one of those, it will help eliminate reflections. Plus on a bright day, it will also tone the clouds down, so they aren't completely blown out (pretty much straight white on your camera).

Then, if you are looking to tone down the sun on an Overcast day, look into ND Filters (Neutral Density) Those will help tone down the sun and keep the Aperture up, for that nice "BOKEH-licious" look ... (Bokeh = the amount of blur a background or foreground is to the focused point).

And definitely for starters, I would recommend a UV filter to just plain protect the lens. Doesn't do anything to your photos, but it will keep dust and crap to getting on your lens.

A 10-20 dollar UV filter will get the scratches as oppose to a 150-1500 dollar lens.

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Old 01-27-2012, 12:23 PM   #1710
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Ah. Let's not argue about UV filters again. Lol.

Ray - proponent of UV filters.
D - opponent of UV filters.

I feel that lenses are so difficult to scratch that there's really no reason to protect the already superstrong glass. Furthermore I feel that the cheap glass used in UV filters can actually degrade your image quality.

Ray disagrees.

Do your own research on them and make your own decision ultimately.
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