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Old 9th June 2011, 19:47   #7831
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Full length potraits become impossible with a 50mm 1.8 on a crop sensor body unless you have a palatial home.
So as long as you go face only or torso only its okay, but for full length you need big rooms.
Thats why even 35mm 1.8 is preferred for potraits by some on crop sensor bodies.
one can try Tammy 17-50mm F/2.8 lens if its for indoor usage. i guess that will be better choice for indoor full body clicks. One of my friend has it and he is quite happy with that. AFAIR Shaju had it as well.

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Oh goody ... here is another D90 going for 39,000 with an 18-55mm kit and a battery pack.

http://cgi.ebay.in/Nikon-D90-with-MB...item256488fc5d
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one can try Tammy 17-50mm F/2.8 lens if its for indoor usage......Shaju had it as well.
I had the Sigma 18-50 f/2.8, which is same as Tamron. Perfect lens for all kinds of stuff. I sold my DX lenses in a span of 6 months with the idea of FX body in mind. The idea was a dream, a hope, a concern, a worry and now its fulfilled
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Old 9th June 2011, 22:01   #7834
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Thanks for that clarification. But what is a full length portrait? I thought that the face has to predominate in portrait photography.
Sometimes you want to take full body potraits. Though face is more common, its not unusual for some shoots to have full body shots.
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1. Why is the word "macro" added to Nikon 60mm f/2.8 lens description?
2. Can i shoot portraits too with this "macro" lens, since it comes very close to the recommended 85mm focal length for portraiture?
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1. Why is the word "macro" added to Nikon 60mm f/2.8 lens description?
2. Can i shoot portraits too with this "macro" lens, since it comes very close to the recommended 85mm focal length for portraiture?
Yes you can. Though the picture might come out sharper than you might want.
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Well, a quick question to the experienced DSLR handlers:

The rains are here. What do you do to protect your camera? As for me, I am inspecting lenses every three days, not shooting in the rain. My camera with lens attached is in a carry around bag with silica gel in it. The reason I ask is because I have taken to carrying the bag around with me, even to office, so that I can get some good shot if possible.
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Well, a quick question to the experienced DSLR handlers:

The rains are here. What do you do to protect your camera? As for me, I am inspecting lenses every three days, not shooting in the rain. My camera with lens attached is in a carry around bag with silica gel in it. The reason I ask is because I have taken to carrying the bag around with me, even to office, so that I can get some good shot if possible.
I am also worrying in the similar line more so after I learnt from a fellow photographer who in-turn got to know from a Scientist that the Silica gel works for few days only!!

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I am also worrying in the similar line more so after I learnt from a fellow photographer who in-turn got to know from a Scientist that the Silica gel works for few days only!!
You can reheat silica pouch either in sun or in microwave for its moisture to disappear.

If you want very good quality, always reusable silica pouch then go to some hearing clinic. They sell such silica pouch for safety of hearing aids. When it has moisture absorbing capacity, it will appear blue, once it is full of moisture, it will change its color to white. Then you have to reheat in microwave or direct sunlight for regaining its properties and color will again change to blue.

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...what is a full length portrait? I thought that the face has to predominate in portrait photography.
Shot # 2 @ http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1017180
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Hi,

I could not connect to that forum, but what I guess you are trying to show me is an example of a full length portrait. I have searched through the web for 'portraits' and most have face / bust only. I was not aware of this term, tsk has clarified that. Thanks for your inputs as well and apologies if I have misread your communication.

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^ ya the link points to what i assume would be an example of full length portrait.
surprising it doesn't come up at your end.
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Congratulations and for a good wait, you got yourself a very good camera. Take care of it and will last for a while!!!
Thanks!
Got the new D90 delivered at my door step, and am loving every bit of it. Here are the couple of first shots:

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Does anyone know any person/shop who sell old lens like helios/jupiter in Bangalore? I saw some lens in ebay.in.

great ziddan2008 | eBay

Are the prices reasonable (1500-4000)? Has anyone dealt with this person?

I could see adapters for M42 to EOS (Canon) in ebay.in. But I don't see adapters for Olympus (OM)/Minolta/Pentax lens to EOS body in ebay India. Which is the cheapest way to get them?
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@asethi, nice bokkeh. Are you using the kit lens?
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