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Jul. 11th, 2010

Taken with my cheapo Quantaray 300mm on my Digital Rebel. It's Mt. Hood in Oregon, facing west.


I'm trying to figure out what glass to rent for a camping trip to Acadia, ME and I desperately need help!

I've narrowed my budget down to $250 (give or take), no lighting, two lens, two filters, one monopod/tripod hybrid, a grip to balance out the heavy lenses with my relatively light (XSi) camera, an SDHC card and one spare battery. I wrote to the always lovely charlottegeary about what she recommended I stick to in terms of guidelines. So I further widdled down my staggering options to one wide angle (for landscapes) and one telephoto (for whatever wanders up the road) lens.

I've pretty much settled on this pool of options and plan to reserve two lenses today/tomorrow. I've heard awesome things about lensrentals.com and lensprotogo.com (they're owned by the same person, apparently?) but I'm leaning towards cameralensrentals.com because they send you cases with your rental (I don't have a pack right now, everything will be wrapped up in a Northface bag). So, if anyone has any ideas of the two I should go for, please please speak up!

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I don't mind ordering from more than one website. Ideas?

Something abit fishy....

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/1000s

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The Graveyard...

Nice hot day today, summer has arrived :)
~ B ~
Hello all,

I'm hoping that it's okay for me to ask a question!

I've been pining for a DSLR for years, and now that I've finally got the cash, I'd just like some advice.

I've thought forever that Canon and Nikon were the best brands for DSLRs. and while they might be, I'm just wondering if you all could tell me anything about an entry-level DSLR (under $1000) that you've owned (ANY brand) and what you've thought of it, or one that you heard was really good, any maybe link me to a review?

These are the ones I'm considering:
Canon Rebel xsi or t1i
Nikon d5000
Pentax K-x

surprisingly, I'm leaning toward the Pentax! it's in my price range, it's got IS, it's 12MP, and great reviews on dpreview.com; better than any other camera I'm considering.

what are your thoughts? anything you can recommend me? any advice about one brand or camera over another?
thank you so much!!


Monitor Calibration

Hi all,

I've got a question for the collective mind of the amazing photographers that hang out here regarding monitor calibration and photo editing. I've been taking pictures for quite some time, but I'm starting to get a little more serious about it.  I've got a Mac, but it seems like no matter what I do with the OS calibration software, the pics come out a little dark.  This hasn't really been too big of an issue, until last night when I was shooting in some low-light situations, and I need slightly more accurate brightness than I've been getting so I know that people can see my images the way I see them.  

So, for someone who can't afford to go spend truckloads of money on expensive software (or hardware), what are your recommendations?

Rainy Day

Canon EOS 5D Mark II & Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

~ B ~