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I went to circut city for their closeout (not worth it yet) to try and get my telephoto and wide angle lenses as well as some filters. They had none, and nothign else worth buying. Best Buy was still cheaper at regular prices than Circut City at supposed clearance prices.
 

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I went to circut city for their closeout (not worth it yet) to try and get my telephoto and wide angle lenses as well as some filters. They had none, and nothign else worth buying. Best Buy was still cheaper at regular prices than Circut City at supposed clearance prices.

they mark their prices up then advertise them at closeout cost so people buy it.

People see closeout and automatically think its a good deal. And since CC is all sales final, they get screwed over.

When compusa was going out around Houston, the only good things they had were cases and psu's that were marked down, coolers and mobo's proc were still hella expensive
 

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my new macro lens. eos 5d2+Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG. 100% crop image below

 

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I need a good Macro lens, but I need one on a small budget. My camera is EF-S. Any suggestions from anyone?
 

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that same sigma will work fine on ef-s .. the 1.6x crop factor will make it 80mm - should still be very usable. find a local camera store and ask if they have lenses to rent (make sure they understand you are looking to buy, they may let you try them for free)

if you can live with manual focus (good idea anyway for macro) then keep looking on ebay for macro lenses with broken AF
 

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that same sigma will work fine on ef-s .. the 1.6x crop factor will make it 80mm - should still be very usable. find a local camera store and ask if they have lenses to rent (make sure they understand you are looking to buy, they may let you try them for free)

if you can live with manual focus (good idea anyway for macro) then keep looking on ebay for macro lenses with broken AF

Yeah, AF doesn't matter to me. Unfortunately, no camera shops in my area will rent or lend out lenses.

How much did that Sigma set you back?
 

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about 300 usd. any online photo stores that have no or low restocking fees?
 

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about 300 usd. any online photo stores that have no or low restocking fees?

That I'll have to look into. Didn't think of that. It would only cost me a little time if I didn't like the lens.
 

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DAMN! serious lense W1zz :pimp:
 

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sign me up, I'm taking a black and white film photography class this semester, ill post pics along the way.
 
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Sick lens W1zz!

jbunch, what camera do you have?
 

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Sweet! So a film camera, right? I assume this is what they based the Rebel XTi off of.
 

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Sweet! Black and white photography sounds awesome. The way you get B&W on a film camera is with a filter, right?
 

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Sweet! Black and white photography sounds awesome. The way you get B&W on a film camera is with a filter, right?

No, you just buy black and whit film. ;)
 
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Ah...that makes sense...the tragedies of being young :p
 

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Lol its ok, it's first time using a film camera in a long time so don't feel bad!
 

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I am new here. Just thought I would upload some of my pictures.


Nikon D80 with a 24-120 Nikon Nikkor lens. Panning with the train to get the "swoosh" effect.












Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8. Black background.
 
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@Frederik- Very nice pics indeed! :D

I noticed you live in Denmark, any where near Nykobing by anychance? :confused:
 

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@thoughtdisorder, Thanks!

There are actually two cities called Nykøbing in Denmark one in Falster and one on Sjælland. I live quite a bit away from both actually, I like 15 km north of Copehagen. The train shot was done in an underground train station in Copenhagen called Nørreport, maybe you have been there if you ever visited Copenhagen.
 

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I am new here. Just thought I would upload some of my pictures.


Nikon D80 with a 24-120 Nikon Nikkor lens. Panning with the train to get the "swoosh" effect.












Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8. Black background.


That first picture is soo awesome. I may have a new wallpaper :toast:
 
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Nice pics Frederik!
 
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