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One more question on Prime Lenses (honest)

Discussion in 'photo' started by garyi, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. Greg

    Greg 2t5b

    Superb :D
     
  2. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

    I'd pronounce it to rhyme with 'blokey' in the extremely unlikely event of my ever using such a word.
     
  3. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    no, it does not rhyme with "blokey". sort rhymes with "mel tormé," although the last syllable needs to be very abruptly voiced--imagine an angry samurai. thomas k may need to step in here and describe what i mean properly.

    vuk.
     
  4. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Joe,

    See this -- http://photonotes.org/cgi-bin/entry.pl?id=Bokeh

    Even though it's wrong, I still prefer bloke, eh, as in...

    [Apologies to Billy Bragg]

    Joe
     
  5. messengerman

    messengerman pfm Member

    Second all the comments on viewfinders.

    Forget features. Unless you're a specialist photographer and have some obscure need all cameras will do the job. Useability is the most important thing by far and the newer generation of digital SLRs are at last properly useable in terms of response speed and viewfinders that allow you to see what you're taking a picture of.

    Don't be tempted by old digital bodies like the Nikon D100 and forget full frame digital. Its too expensive unless you're a Pro.

    Try the camera out before you commit and buy that one that is the nicest to use. You'll use it more often and take better pictures with it. Honest.

    And don't get hung up on Canon versus Nikon etc. I've used both and like both. Just choose the one that feels best in use and gives you a good view through the finder.

    Take it everywhere with you, take hundreds of pictures and ruthlessly delete the rubbish. Do this and whatever you buy you'll end up with lots of fantastic pictures.
     
  6. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    "more like French pronunciation - bo-ké"

    What as in a bokeh of flowers? Urrgh.

    FWIW I say it BOW-ka
     
  7. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    matthew.

    did you get my email about the MIR lens? "open-up" metering or "stop-down" shooting?

    vuk.
     
  8. AlexG

    AlexG ...

    Which is what I said many, many posts ago.

    <sigh>
     
  9. Greg

    Greg 2t5b

    Solid advice. I'm pretty sure I'm sticking with Nikon, but I'll keep an open mind until I've had a play with a few differnt bodies. I'll give an EOS 30D a shot, unfortunately the 5D is out of reach for me. I'll be nipping to a dealer in the next week or so. I'm told the D200 has the same viewfinder as the F80, so it may well have to be the D200 if a Nikon.
     
  10. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    Vuk -- I did. I have replied.
     

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