Star wars – paparazzi

Sorry about the thread – but I could’nt resist showing this paparazzi picture of Dart Vader.

Fra Star Wars

EXIF: canon 450D, 50 mm, f/4, 1/60sek, flash, iso:400
My oldest son got a Dart Vader costume – which he would not take off. At dinner time he almost forgot the mask. After a while he got hungry enough – and lifted the mask.

lens recomendations for close-ups

Hi everyone. Long time reader, first time poster. Hopefully this post is in the right place. My wife and I are expecting our first child in a few weeks, and I’d like to take some nice close-up pictures of little fingers and toes. I have a Canon EOS Rebel XSi with the kit 18-55mm lens. I’m on a budget, and can’t spend $400.00+ for a new lens at this time. I was thinking about getting the Sigma 70-300mmf/4-5.6 Macro APO DG lens, mainly because of the price, and the macro feature. Or should I go with a true macro lens? Does anyone have any recommendations of a good lens to get? I plan on doing some post-processing in Photoshop if that makes a difference.

I love all the awesome pictures in the forums. Keep up the good work. Once I get a new lens (and after she’s born of course), I’ll post my results.

Thanks for any input.

lens recomendations for close-ups

Hi everyone. Long time reader, first time poster. Hopefully this post is in the right place. My wife and I are expecting our first child in a few weeks, and I’d like to take some nice close-up pictures of little fingers and toes. I have a Canon EOS Rebel XSi with the kit 18-55mm lens. I’m on a budget, and can’t spend $400.00+ for a new lens at this time. I was thinking about getting the Sigma 70-300mmf/4-5.6 Macro APO DG lens, mainly because of the price, and the macro feature. Or should I go with a true macro lens? Does anyone have any recommendations of a good lens to get? I plan on doing some post-processing in Photoshop if that makes a difference.

I love all the awesome pictures in the forums. Keep up the good work. Once I get a new lens (and after she’s born of course), I’ll post my results.

Thanks for any input.

Another tripod thread

So, I was searching the forums and didn’t find exactly what I was looking for, but did find some great starting points! But now I’m stuck…

I’m looking for a good tripod, price range around $100-$150. I’ve got Canon 40D, lenses = 10-20mm, 17-85mm, and will be borrowing my sis’s telephoto which is heavy but I can’t remember exactly which one it was (75-300mm maybe?) I was looking at Slik legs, but have no idea on the ball head, I know I want a quick release though.

I’m wanting to start taking longer exposures… So sturdy is important. But I do go hiking a lot so weight might be an issue. Although, is it really that difficult to take a heavier tripod? I mean, when I go with my gear now, I don’t even notice it on my back because I’m usually having to much fun. :p And I usually hike in the desert so I have backpack, camera gear, water, flashlights, sweatshirt, other little odds and ends… and I honestly don’t mind that weight.

Also, I’m going to Alaska in a couple months (May)… which is why I’m looking now! So I’m unsure of winds or really what to expect.

Any suggestions?

These were the two legs I was looking at:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc…specifications

1 4,925 4,926 4,927 4,928 4,929 5,072