Official Wackbag Photography thread

Don the Radio Guy

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I could have sworn there was a photography thread before, but I can't find it for the life of me. Anyway, here is a place to post your photography. Landscapes, nature, macro, portraits, etc. I'll kick things off.







Everything shot with a Pentax K200D and either a Tamron 18-200 or an old manual Pentax 50mm f2 lens.
 

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I really would love to get into photography but am entirely turned off at the initial cost of getting into such a hobby,



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Don the Radio Guy

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I really would love to get into photography but am entirely turned off at the initial cost of getting into such a hobby,



Says the guy that shoots guns for fun and owns a $3,000+ AR-15.
I have $400 invested in the stuff I have. You'd be surprised what a 3 year old DSLR camera from Craigslist can do. Just don't be afraid to buy something other than a Nikon or Canon. I paid $250 for the body and $150 for my zoom lens. Pentax DSLRs can use any Pentax K-mount lens ever made, and can even use old screw mount lenses with adapters. They're much more flexible than Nikons, Canons or Sony (Minolta). I got a few old cameras for free and use the lenses from those to expand my options.
 

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I heard that lens of different manufactures are incompatible. Is this true?
 

Don the Radio Guy

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I heard that lens of different manufactures are incompatible. Is this true?
Every camera brand has a different mount system. So a Nikon mount lens won't fit on a Canon or Pentax, etc. However some lens brands like Tamron or Sigma do make lenses for all of the different mounts. The thing to remember is that Nikon builds their image stabilization into the lens. This makes their old lenses pretty much useless on newer bodies. Pentax builds the image stabilization into the body. I have a 40+ year old lens that I can use on my 2008 model camera body. The drawback to Pentax is that newer lenses are hard to find, and expensive when you do find them. Meanwhile you can go to Best Buy and get cameras and lenses from Nikon, Canon and Sony.

Any of the brands will have more lenses available than you could ever use, so decide which features you want and go from there.
 

Don the Radio Guy

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You do any tilt shift stuff? I love that style.
To do that correctly you need a special lens. It is really cool stuff though.

Since I'm whoring myself out tonight, here are some shots I got at a baseball game that I went to a couple days after I got the camera.



 

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Both shots from Las Vegas.

Ceiling of the Paris Hotel and Casino


Ceiling of the Bellagio. Chihuli (spl) glass.
 

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Where was that last one taken? Alaska? I like the colors.
its yellow stone lake, i cheated though thats actually a 645 neg that i scanned i think its fuji 100 but i would have to check the negs. i have a shit load more of them its a real crime because most of my 35mm from that trip was lost in a flood because my stupid fat dumb ex wife cunt, told the movers to put my dark room stuff in a leaky garage instead of in the house out of 75 rolls of film i think i was able to save about 100 or so 645 negs but they are all landscapes, i really want to go back out there and shoot some more but want to break down and get a new dslr there was a time when i was a relatively good photographer but working in a photo lab for 10 years killed that desire
 

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What 645 camera did you have? I would like a digital medium format camera, but they're just too damn expensive.
 

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it was a fuji gs645 it had a fixed 50mm lens so it was a "wide angle" camera it was great for all kinds of stuff i used to borrow it from a buddy of mine all the time i also had a yashika mat (sp) 2x2 tlr for years but the shutter jammed and it was just two expensive to have fixed, if your going to shoot medium format you can pick up a bronica cheep now days hell even some blads are going relativity cheep, i wish i knew more about dslr's but that is so low on my list right now its sad,
 

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bunch of hippies. Taking close up pictures of aluminum cans doesn't make you an artist :action-sm
 

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Devil's Den, Gettysburg, Pa. In HDR.

 

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From a rodeo I shot back in late july.