Last edited by jeanie; 16th November 2006 at 12:31 PM.
darren told me to post in kopitiam for TCSS next time.
but when it comes to equipments and newbies queries, i'll still post here and in nikon folder.
once again Darren, apologies.
you should start a thread in kopitiam...
sure got 5 pages in 2 days one....
Although you don't have to fully utilise your equipment, it's in your best interest to do so. If not, afterall it's your own money. We are just trying to help you save money though you don't necessary have to I think if you are passionate about photography, it's natural you'll thinik about the "behind the scenes" process when you look at pics, no?
splutter, i'm really not into debates or arguments u know?
but let me ask u this first(all in a friendly discussion sake, no hostility or whatsoever).
what warrants someone to get good equipement?must he/she be a good photographer first?must be oldbird(lau jiao?)must have used cheaper lenses first with smaller lobangs before going upsize?must know how to use it first?must know what's best for him/her style of photography first?
wat's really wrong if i am willing to spend/splurge on first grade equipment?
as for past tours, i dont mind postings pics if i can find nice ones.those usual tour pics, WHO wants to see?or is it simply to taunt me into posting 'whatever-pics-i-have' to use it as an excuse to flame my photography skills?if so, then i would rather not.no one in the sane mind will post knowing sure gena jialat.it's only normal, no?
lastly, i'm seriously thinking of buying these big hole lenses.in fact, some many helpful members has been sending me pics of 85 1.4 and 105dc that it almost made me want to get both.
whether i'll fully utilise it or not, i can answer you now.NO i will not.
i'm not those photographer who shoots anything under the sun or inclusive.
i shoot only when my inspiration comes, or simply because i feel like it.(women have moods, dont u guys know?no?)
I'm not debating with you. I even said it's ok to splurge all you want on your equipment in your old thread. It is afterall your money. What I'm saying is that it'll be good to better yourself and push yourself to reach the limits of your equipment if possible. Who said anything about flaming your pics anyway. Ok maybe someone will, but you can always choose to ignore those bigots
As long as you know WHY you wanted a certain piece of equipment, in terms of what it can do for your photography, then it is ok regardless of what it costs. The problem is some people simply like to have super duper equipment like some kind of "mine is bigger than yours" mentality, that I think any seriously photography hobbyist would loathe.
For example, I invested in wireless flash trigger and multiple 550EX, simply because the kind of photography I do (freshwater fish documentation) requires those functionalities. I didn't buy two flashes just so I can boast "I have more flash than you".
Similar a friend always walks around with a 500ƒ4 and a 1.4× extender, simply because he shoots birds, not because he wants to impress with a mama lens.
Hence, just get the equipment you deem necessary to the images you are trying to capture. Get the latest and greatest, new, if you have the dole. Or get an older, though equally functional, model or even second hand, if you are unsure if that is what you need or if budget is a consideration.
Don't worry about what people think, worry about what's in your viewfinder.
no one say what camera or lens you should or shouldn't use, what people can give to you are just some opions.
as you say before, you would like to have this or that, or enjoy this or that, so why bother about what other says? why not happy about that?
ok guys.all's cool
dough is mine.'lim pei song dio hoe liao'. (me not hokkien, pronounciation zun bo?)
answer my simple ques.
IMO, both the 85/1.4 and 105/2DC are good lenses, but I think with the DX crop factor, the 50/1.4 and 85/1.4 might be easier to work with.