Hey guys. Wanting to get thoughts on where to buy my 70-200 2.8 ... I'm not paying $3000 for it so grey market it is, but who have people bought from and would you buy again?
3 places I'm considering
DWI = $2059
eGlobal = $2029
d-d Photographic have two prices, one is from the aussie store ($2399) and the other is their Singapore ($2169).
EDIT: hhmmm apparently DWI and EGlobal are the same company?
Last edited by FL00DY; 04-30-2012 at 01:00 AM.
if you can handle the size (s******), it would be awesome. Almost SLR sized sensor in a relatively compact body. Not really a pocket camera, unless you mean a jacket pocket though.
If you want something really pocketable, it's hard to go past the S100.
(edit: seems the forum censor doesn't like the word for a laugh that rhymes with bigger....)
**** that was a badly written post
Last time I went OS I meant to fill out the form that says what stuff you're carrying out so you don't run the risk of being charged GST on the way back in. Completely forgot, and had zero issues bringing the camera gear back in (and there would have been about 7k worth in the bag)
Mrs's Aunty and Uncle have a photo standing in the main st of Afghanistan with their Harleys and a couple of Taliban people, while they're holding the soldiers machine guns. The date on the photo is 12/9/2001...... it was suggested to them that they might want to get out of the country ASAP given the events of the previous 24hrs.
Last edited by MickyD; 05-02-2012 at 07:17 AM.
I'm doing club swimming shots at St Michaels swimming pool tomorrow in St Kilda. Because it is a club meet, everyone in the picture will be part of the story, so a fisheye would be perfect. I might only publish one or two pics, but it would be something quite different from everything else.
They use one at MSAC from an olympic meet or similar a few years ago. Advertising hoardings all around the pool. But it's quite a striking image.
Awesome. 4 till 6. St Michael's is on Chapel Street just over Dandenong Road from my place.
You might even be able to help me with the white balance of the pool light. I made a meal of it last time.
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I think if you haven't got a 10-22 (or similar) you'd be better off with one of them first, the fisheye distorts things a LOT, which is fine, and a lot of fun, but the 10-22 is a more sensible option first.
excuse the disgraceful state of my study/dump.....
10-22 rectilinear wide angle @ 10mm
8-15 fisheye @ 10mm
8-15 fisheye @ 8mm
That's interesting, thanks Micky.
That said, it's the fish eye lens effect I'm looking for. The top one doesn't seem too distinct from what I'm able to get with the 24 to 70mm.
You've got me thinking though, I should perhaps take my plastic fantastic and see if it can serve any purpose this afternoon, despite its limited focal length.
Could you use the 1.2 on a crop sensor and then just edit out any vignetting? Most of my pics are heavily cropped anyway.
Apparently you can use the 1.2 for indoor sports spots although you'd obviously get a lot of missed shots owing to the limited depth of field and slow AF. I really struggled with the light in the pool Saturday evening.
Last edited by mdt; 05-06-2012 at 03:37 PM.