Rakumi

Rakumi

Lives in United States NY, United States
Works as a Hobby photographer
Joined on Jan 10, 2009
About me:

Canon 60D
Canon SD780
Canon XSI/450D
Zeikos ZE-CBGXSI (Battery Grip Xsi)
Canon 50D
Zeikos ZE-CBG50 (Battery Grip 50D)
Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS
Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS
Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro
Canon 50mm f1.8
Canon 28mm f1.8 USM
Canon 24-105mm f4L USM IS
Canon 70-200mm f4L USM IS
Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 HSM OS
Canon 85mm f1.8 USM
Sigma 8-16mm f4.5-5.6 HSM
Canon 270EX Speedlite
BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap

Rakumi's recent activity

  • A nice fast prime lens could give you some of those same things you would hope to get from FF fof a lot less.  Those benefits of FF only really shine after you have pushed the limits of what can ...
  • When i was referring to buying online, i meant from a dealer like amazon or somebody that would not charge shipping, just to have the head start on how to work your camera.  After reading your ...
  • If you buy from online now, you will have a few weeks to play with your camera.  If you use a Canon camera now, you will already know the basics.  If you buy in B&H, you will be able to return it ...
  • Replied in 28 1.8
    I second this... if you are more looking for the indoor people lens for low light.  But if you need a general purpose lens (and i get the feeling you do) then grab the Sigma.
  • This is so true.  This is exactly how i shoot.  I may bring 2 lenses on a trip and when i get where i am going, i only take one lens out per day or event.  I even heard/read some place that people ...
  • Replied in First ever SLR
    You should be fine.  Just learn to use your camera.  Understand iso, shutter speed, and aperture.  Also maybe grab a mini tripod.  There are some that are sturdy yet only a foot long.  This would ...
  • Replied in My thoughts....
    Well first off, it is great you are getting close to narrowing it all down.  Here is my strong opinion on you coming to your final decision. Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 -  I feel this is a great general ...
  • Out of those and for your purpose i would say 28mm 1.8.  I was in your same shoes a few years back.  I was comparing a few different primes.  28mm 1.8, sigma 30mm 1.4 and canon 35mm 2.0.  Focusing ...
  • I own the first 55-250mm IS and later bought the 70-200mm 4 IS, I think more so because of the hype of saying I had the lens.  Truth is I found the focal range less useful and the shooting ...
  • Take a look at the 28mm 1.8.  It is a bit more budget friendly and might fit what you are looking for.  I bought one and is my most used lens.
  • As far as the 5DII focusing... i guess i meant to say when people had little options, they made it work.  Lol
  • Replied in 50mm 1.8
    Most people buy primes for the large aperture.  The 40mm 2.8 is bought for its size.  50mm 1.8 is a sharp lens for most who own it but its main purpose is for its 1.8.  In those times of low light ...
  • Hey there.  Just wanted to say your photos look amazing.  Do you do a lot of post processing or is that simply what you get from FF?  I always wonder this because it would be the driving force for ...
  • I recall in 2008 wishing for a certain set of features in a camera that i thought would never come, but i was perfectly happy with what i had and was getting amazing photos.  Many years later the ...
  • Canon has put out the 1dx, 5d3, 6d, 70d, and the SL1 is it called....  and i think a pretty new rebel which started the touch screen use.  If people are complaining because 1 model did not come ...
  • 24-105mm would. Be my choice.  Yeah it overlaps with your current lens, but that is a good thing when you only want to roll with one lens.  And the 24-105mm is a great walk around lens on a crop ...
  • Well at this point you have narrowed it down to 2 lenses.  I feel you cannot go wrong with either lens.  I preferred the longer end of the 24-105mm over the wide end of the 17-55mm.  With the ...
  • I feel the same way.  I think aggressive production is the way to go.  I only speculate their actions based on what Nikon is doing as well.  People on the Nikon d300 forum are awaiting a new upper ...
  • Agreed.  We all get so wrapped up in the "what if" that it gets pointless.  Lets just wait and see and shoot in the mean time.
  • Everybody rants and raves how this is a bad lens on a crop body.  This is so far from being true.  It is simply a matter of taste and preference.  First off it is a sharp lens on a crop camera and ...
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