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Old 12-21-2016, 11:15 AM   #3901
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Going to work a bit more with elements and then might give premier a shot out of curiosity for a few months to see if I can get my head around it or not.
In my experience, video editing programs look more complicated than they are. It's nothing like learning photoshop, which you can spend your whole life in and still find things you didn't know about years down the line.

That being said, the act of cutting and piecing together something worth watching is much harder than making one image look it's best.
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    In my experience, video editing programs look more complicated than they are. It's nothing like learning photoshop, which you can spend your whole life in and still find things you didn't know about years down the line.

    That being said, the act of cutting and piecing together something worth watching is much harder than making one image look it's best.
    Yep, I've found I now think about scenes and cuts while I'm shooting (not that it seems to be helping ). That only started after trying to edit some GoPro footage a few years ago. Anything I can do in the field to minimize the time at the computer is in my book. I also don't think in video yet which I'm sure will help.
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    Old 01-12-2017, 11:05 PM   #3903
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    Pretty impressed with the 7+ camera. Took this the other day at school, and then one of my cat. I zoomed in on the original cat picture, so it lost some quality, and then did minor editing on ProCamera.

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    Old 02-26-2017, 02:26 PM   #3904
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    These are really cool.

    http://nypost.com/2017/02/23/the-mos...photography/#1
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    Old 03-01-2017, 04:32 PM   #3905
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    Drone photography really has changed what's possible in a significant way. It's opened up a whole new world of possibilities.
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    Old 03-14-2017, 12:17 AM   #3906
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    I'm going to be purchasing a Canon EOS 70D fairly soon. Do you suggest I get the 18-135mm bundle, or buy body only and a different lens separately? I'd like the 18-135, but I hear the lens' that come with cameras aren't the greatest.
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    I'm going to be purchasing a Canon EOS 70D fairly soon. Do you suggest I get the 18-135mm bundle, or buy body only and a different lens separately? I'd like the 18-135, but I hear the lens' that come with cameras aren't the greatest.
    If you know what focal lengths you're going to favor from past experience then I would get a body without a kit lens. Just buy the lenses you know you prefer. If this is a first experience, the 18-135 is fine to get your feet wet. After a few thousand shots, go back and see where you shot the most (as in focal length) and then you can consider buying better/faster lenses in those ranges.

    The canon 50 1.8 and or 40 2.8 are such a good bargains for their price to performance that I'd consider picking one of those up as well and if choosing, I'd recommend the 40 over the 50. There's nearly zero impact in carrying it as a faster lens than the kit 18-135 you're already considering for lower light stuff.
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    If you know what focal lengths you're going to favor from past experience then I would get a body without a kit lens. Just buy the lenses you know you prefer. If this is a first experience, the 18-135 is fine to get your feet wet. After a few thousand shots, go back and see where you shot the most (as in focal length) and then you can consider buying better/faster lenses in those ranges.

    The canon 50 1.8 and or 40 2.8 are such a good bargains for their price to performance that I'd consider picking one of those up as well and if choosing, I'd recommend the 40 over the 50. There's nearly zero impact in carrying it as a faster lens than the kit 18-135 you're already considering for lower light stuff.
    plus, i wouldn't buy a 50 until canon release the updated 50 1.4 (even at the beginner level).

    the 35 f/2 is a suitable lens that would compete with the 40 f/2.8. the 35 is (marginally) sharper than the 40 at f/2.8, but has arguably better focusing and IS. It's also +$250-300.

    i'd recommend the 40 over the current 50 (1.4 or 1.8), but the 35 over both.
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    If you know what focal lengths you're going to favor from past experience then I would get a body without a kit lens. Just buy the lenses you know you prefer. If this is a first experience, the 18-135 is fine to get your feet wet. After a few thousand shots, go back and see where you shot the most (as in focal length) and then you can consider buying better/faster lenses in those ranges.

    The canon 50 1.8 and or 40 2.8 are such a good bargains for their price to performance that I'd consider picking one of those up as well and if choosing, I'd recommend the 40 over the 50. There's nearly zero impact in carrying it as a faster lens than the kit 18-135 you're already considering for lower light stuff.
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    plus, i wouldn't buy a 50 until canon release the updated 50 1.4 (even at the beginner level).

    the 35 f/2 is a suitable lens that would compete with the 40 f/2.8. the 35 is (marginally) sharper than the 40 at f/2.8, but has arguably better focusing and IS. It's also +$250-300.

    i'd recommend the 40 over the current 50 (1.4 or 1.8), but the 35 over both.
    Very helpful. Thank you!
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    Very helpful. Thank you!
    No problem at all. I see the 50 and 40 frequently on CL or Fred Miranda etc used for under a hundred bucks shipped. Don't have any fear of buying a used lens at these levels. Sure you might get unlucky but over the years I've never got an unuseable lens used out of a dozen or so.
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    Old 03-14-2017, 04:43 PM   #3911
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    I always say a 50/1.8 (or similar "inexpensive" fixed focus lens) should be everyone's first DSLR lens. Kit lenses are not helpful at all and most people end up bagging them after a few months once they understand what they want out of a lens. A "fast 50" just gets people there faster without wasting money on a lens that will eventually not be used.
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