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Photographer Manuel

Sigma 70-300mm DG Macro

Hello Manuel,

I have a D5100 as well with a standard lens.

The tele-lens is a Tamron AF70-300 F/4-5.6 DI LD Macro 1:2 - so, quite similar, however, the D5100 requires a lens with build in motor to utilize AF.
For me, I do not trust AF for my type of shooting, so this manual operation is just fine for me. Now for the Macro function: I can switch to it between 180-300mm which gives me some distance from the subject which works like a treat as you need a sturdy tripod anyway (got an old Mamiya one, you could strap a donkey on it) and this requires some space = distance due to the spread legs.
As an additional measure use an achromatic (close-up) lens of very good quality, remember Macro equals (normally) crisp details.

Regards
Wolfgang
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Paul5228

Invitation to join an international photo blog

Dear Friends

I am based in London and am an MA student (though I admit a rather aged, post retirement one) at the London Metropolitan University. My current module is on Digital Photography and I have chosen as a project to set up a blog to act as a forum for photo-conversations between photographers from different countries. The URL is http://www.internationalphotoblog.co.uk but it is very much under construction, so don't be too critical!

My aim is to bring together photographers from pairs of countries that (to be tactful) have had a little bit of bother at some time. For example, I have asked an Israeli photographer and a Palestinian one to contribute. I tried an Iranian photographer but she was scared of being murdered if she took part, so I dropped that one. (I was going to pair her with Israel or the US). I would like to be in touch with a Greek and a Turkish photographer. You get the idea. I'm interested in any country that has had any problem with another (that means most, I guess).

I want to make it largely visual, so I'm asking for images, with a short title and a photographers name or web-name only. The images are emailed to me and I will post them. I'm doing it this way to keep tight editorial control, as I don't want it to get out of hand. Nevertheless, I undertake to post any reasonable photo. I though we could just start with photos of anything going on in your country. For example, the ones I put up are of craftspeople working in the UK. Nothing very political. However, as it goes on it could warm up.

I'll be running this for a maximum of 6 months only, so the commitment isn't open-ended.

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining in. My address is paulrobinsonphotography@gmail.com.

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Regards

Paul5228
25.11.12, 21:53
Dear Friends

I am based in London and am an MA student (though I admit a rather aged, post retirement one) at the London Metropolitan University. My current module is on Digital Photography and I have chosen as a project to set up a blog to act as a forum for photo-conversations between photographers from different countries. The URL is http://www.internationalphotoblog.co.uk but it is very much under construction, so don't be too critical!

My aim is to bring together photographers from pairs of countries that (to be tactful) have had a little bit of bother at some time. For example, I have asked an Israeli photographer and a Palestinian one to contribute. I tried an Iranian photographer but she was scared of being murdered if she took part, so I dropped that one. (I was going to pair her with Israel or the US). I would like to be in touch with a Greek and a Turkish photographer. You get the idea. I'm interested in any country that has had any problem with another (that means most, I guess).

I want to make it largely visual, so I'm asking for images, with a short title and a photographers name or web-name only. The images are emailed to me and I will post them. I'm doing it this way to keep tight editorial control, as I don't want it to get out of hand. Nevertheless, I undertake to post any reasonable photo. I though we could just start with photos of anything going on in your country. For example, the ones I put up are of craftspeople working in the UK. Nothing very political. However, as it goes on it could warm up.

I'll be running this for a maximum of 6 months only, so the commitment isn't open-ended.

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining in. My address is paulrobinsonphotography@gmail.com.

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Regards

Paul5228
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who.go

benötige neue Kamera || need help to find a new camera - Van

Hallo,

im Moment sitze ich in Vancouver und werde demnächst einen Roadtrip starten. Dabei würde ich gerne ein paar Fotos machen. Ich bin Anfänger und kann mit den Begriffen Verschlusszeit, Blendenöffnung, Tiefenschärfe, etc. auf jeden Fall was anfangen. Ich werde wahrscheinlich nur ein Weitwinkelobjektiv benötigen, da ich später ja auch noch schneiden kann. Hier in Vancouver gibt es nur extrem teure Angebote. Ich habe auch schon gehört dass ich in Seattle preiswerte Kameras finden kann. Im futureshop in Vancouver gibt es leider nur DSLR Anfängerkameras um ca. 550€, das ist mir zu teuer. Ich glaube ebay könnte evtl. auch billiger sein.

...ich habe folgende Kamera schon benutzt(zusammen mit einem freund): Nikon 3100 mit dem Doppelobjektiv-Kit 18-55 und 55-200...

Freue mich über jeden Rat!

Danke!



Hi,

I am in Vancouver at the moment and I want to start a little roadtrip soon. During the trip I really want to take some photos. I am a beginner and I definitively know something about shutter speed, aperture, depth of focus, etc. I probably only need a wide-angle lens because I am able to cut the fotos after. In Vancouver are the cameras pretty expensive. I heart that the cameras are cheaper in Seattle. In the futureshop in Vancouver they have DSLR beginner cameras for about 700$, thats to expensive for me. I think ebay could be cheaper, too.

...I already used this camera(together with a friend): Nikon 3100 with the 2 lens kit 18-55 and 55-200 ...

Thanks for any advice.



Post Edited (1:38)
31.12.11, 02:31
Hallo,

im Moment sitze ich in Vancouver und werde demnächst einen Roadtrip starten. Dabei würde ich gerne ein paar Fotos machen. Ich bin Anfänger und kann mit den Begriffen Verschlusszeit, Blendenöffnung, Tiefenschärfe, etc. auf jeden Fall was anfangen. Ich werde wahrscheinlich nur ein Weitwinkelobjektiv benötigen, da ich später ja auch noch schneiden kann. Hier in Vancouver gibt es nur extrem teure Angebote. Ich habe auch schon gehört dass ich in Seattle preiswerte Kameras finden kann. Im futureshop in Vancouver gibt es leider nur DSLR Anfängerkameras um ca. 550€, das ist mir zu teuer. Ich glaube ebay könnte evtl. auch billiger sein.

...ich habe folgende Kamera schon benutzt(zusammen mit einem freund): Nikon 3100 mit dem Doppelobjektiv-Kit 18-55 und 55-200...

Freue mich über jeden Rat!

Danke!



Hi,

I am in Vancouver at the moment and I want to start a little roadtrip soon. During the trip I really want to take some photos. I am a beginner and I definitively know something about shutter speed, aperture, depth of focus, etc. I probably only need a wide-angle lens because I am able to cut the fotos after. In Vancouver are the cameras pretty expensive. I heart that the cameras are cheaper in Seattle. In the futureshop in Vancouver they have DSLR beginner cameras for about 700$, thats to expensive for me. I think ebay could be cheaper, too.

...I already used this camera(together with a friend): Nikon 3100 with the 2 lens kit 18-55 and 55-200 ...

Thanks for any advice.



Post Edited (1:38)
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