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      01-23-2011, 12:32 AM   #177
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They are pretty expensive, imo. It's prolly not worth buying unless you have a true passion for it (kind of like a dedicated macro lens), or if you have a paying client who wants a job professionally done.
yeah, maybe i'll rent one for a weekend and see what happens
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      01-23-2011, 12:35 AM   #178
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yeah, maybe i'll rent one for a weekend and see what happens
Do you have a preferred rental vendor? I'd be interested if they'd ship to the cornfields.
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      01-23-2011, 12:41 AM   #179
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Thanks. Just ordered a 50mm f1.4. Sort of a try-before-I-buy deal.
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Thanks. Just ordered a 50mm f1.4. Sort of a try-before-I-buy deal.
You won't be disappointed. The f/1.2 L is an awesome lens too, but from what I've seen, the enormous increase in price isn't justified.

Another place you can rent at is a local photography store. Sometime they are cheaper even if they have a smaller selection. But, it's worth checking out.
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You won't be disappointed. The f/1.2 L is an awesome lens too, but from what I've seen, the enormous increase in price isn't justified.

Another place you can rent at is a local photography store. Sometime they are cheaper even if they have a smaller selection. But, it's worth checking out.
Believe it or not, there are no camera stores within 2 hours of me. There used to be one in Champaign, where I work, but it wasn't there when I went by last week. A search for camera/photography stores in the Champaign area brings up Best Buy and some portrait stores, plus some of the local for-hire photogs. I'd have to go over to Indy to find a camera shop.

I was into 35mm photography ages ago and I would actually hang out at a camera store near where I was stationed (in my Army days). That store owner would lend me lenses all the time.

If I lived in NYC, I believe I'd spend way too much time at B&H. That's an amazing store.
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Believe it or not, there are no camera stores within 2 hours of me. There used to be one in Champaign, where I work, but it wasn't there when I went by last week. A search for camera/photography stores in the Champaign area brings up Best Buy and some portrait stores, plus some of the local for-hire photogs. I'd have to go over to Indy to find a camera shop.

I was into 35mm photography ages ago and I would actually hang out at a camera store near where I was stationed (in my Army days). That store owner would lend me lenses all the time.

If I lived in NYC, I believe I'd spend way too much time at B&H. That's an amazing store.
That sucks man. I have a good one walking distance from where I live. They even rent Hassys.
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      01-24-2011, 08:29 AM   #185
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lookin good twitch. always love your editing. I'm semi addicted to that lucis filter
I'm missing that plug-in Haven't been able to use it since I switched to 64-bit, or CS5.
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I'm starting to play with split toning. I used it quite a bit on my pics from this past weekend's meet. I really like the effect though some restraint is in order.
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what are you looking for? lights, stands, transmitter, receivers? all of those things?
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what are you looking for? lights, stands, transmitter, receivers? all of those things?
yeah a strobe kit (kit meaning everything included)

such as this...
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