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New to photography..

Discussion in 'Badminton Photography' started by jhirata, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. extremenanopowe

    extremenanopowe Regular Member

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    The addiction shall set in. lol. ;)
     
  2. jhirata

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    Badmintoncentral is my little shoulder-devil telling me to get stuff. I am rather glad that there is no cycling sub-forum here, otherwise I might be tempted to get a carbon helmet or some crap.

    In the last few weeks, I learned that the telephoto lens is rather useless for me. I'm not a bird-watcher.
    The the basic 18-55mm lens does a good job for most occasions, but I am now wanting brighter images with more bokeh.

    I told my parents that I wanted a dslr to take pics of the models I have to make for my assignments, but it turned out that I needed a macro lens for that, and my Samsung Galaxy S' camera does a better job than my DSLR with both lenses at that.

    I plan to sell my telephoto lens already, to get an AF-S 35mm F/1.8 or an AF-S 50mm F/1.8 instead, from Amazon (are there cheaper shops to buy from?).. and at the same time, I will try to sell out my Apacs racquets to purchase another TC700 for badminton :D..

    I know that skills are more important than the equipment, but I would still prefer to get rid of my bird-watching lens for a fast bright lens. I will probably do that later, after I keep playing with my 18-55...

    (hold on a min, this cam can take 1080p vids. badminton video time.. tripod?)
     
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  3. Cheung

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    haha. You knew that already but tell your parents :D

    LOL

    (from your first post)
     
  4. jhirata

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    The D5100 lacking a built-in AF motor is also a pain.. AF-S lenses are so much more expensive than the older AF lenses :(

    Aiyah. Will save up for a bright lens. For fun. I mean, why not?
     
  5. jhirata

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    Just updating.. I got myself a 50mm F/1.8 for just.. 19usd. (a working one, of course)..

    Will test it out tonight or in a few days on court and i'll update with results..
     
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    Just a few from tonight.. (played with a group of friends)

    Edit: Ew, I noticed that the uploaded pictures look so smudgy and compressed.. should I upload them elsewhere?

    This guy thinks he's Lin Dan.. Couldn't frame the whole scene though. Nice timing but not much context
    luke2.jpg

    luke3.jpg

    luke4.jpg

    One of my favourites
    yingji1.jpg

    yingji2.jpg
     
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