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Carter&Violet♥ She Gone! 2 kids; Virginia 14177 posts
5th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ★ Raych ★:</b>" Anyone else get any photos of their fireworks? I'd love to see them! Here's mine. Was my first time and ... [snip!] ... I had a lot of fun getting these despite the rain and the sucky display. And a collection of my favorites from them all "</blockquote>




The 8th one is my fave, love the pink & teal!

adkjishaiu 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 43011 posts
5th Jul '13

that pink and teal one is awesome!

~Manda Panda +3 1/2~ 16 kids; Arkansas 39074 posts
5th Jul '13

No firework attempts here. This lil munchkin didn't like the noise so she sat in my lap and finally enjoyed them lol



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★ Raych ★ 19 kids; Roanoke, Virginia 5348 posts
7th Jul '13
Quoting Carter&Violet♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ★ Raych ★:</b>" Anyone else get any photos of their ... [snip!] ... And a collection of my favorites from them all "</blockquote> The 8th one is my fave, love the pink & teal!"


That is def my fav also....



These were all SOOC btw... just some minor cropping done.

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3115 posts
11th Jul '13

I figured I would post this question here and get some advice from you ladies. My SO just came home and surprised me with a canon eos 5d. It didn't come with a lens. I'm trying to figure out which one to buy, but I don't know anything about lenses since i've never had a SLR before.



I want something that I can use to take some nice photos of my kids. What kind of lens would you recommend?

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting Blah:" I figured I would post this question here and get some advice from you ladies. My SO just came home and ... [snip!] ... a SLR before. I want something that I can use to take some nice photos of my kids. What kind of lens would you recommend? "


If you want something affordable, the 50 mm 1.8 (or even better 50 mm 1.4) is an awesome portrait lens. I love mine.



35 mm & 85 mm are great prime lenses as well.



& If you want a zoom lens, I like the 70-200.

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3115 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" If you want something affordable, the 50 mm 1.8 (or even better 50 mm 1.4) is an awesome portrait lens. ... [snip!] ... lens. I love mine. 35 mm & 85 mm are great prime lenses as well. & If you want a zoom lens, I like the 70-200."


50mm 1.8 ... I told SO this is what i've seen people mention on BG before lol (i've wanted to get a decent camera for ages). if 50mm 1.4 is better though i'd get that. I just need something to start out with. Can you take close ups with it?



ETA: Can you use it on auto mode too? Does the type of lense you use affect whether or not you can use auto? I honestly don't know anything about this stuff so I don't know if that is a dumb question.

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting Blah:" 50mm 1.8 ... I told SO this is what i've seen people mention on BG before lol (i've wanted to get a ... [snip!] ... for ages). if 50mm 1.4 is better though i'det that. I just need something to start out with. Can you take close ups with it?


I have both, & yes the 1.4 is better for indoors because it has a lower aperture which means it will let more light in. You can get pretty close with it. If you want like macro close, then I'd go with the 35mm but you are also going to be shooting on a full frame body (I shoot with a crop sensor) so I'd imagine the 50 mm would be really good on your full frame. Especially for pictures of your kids.

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3115 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" I have both, & yes the 1.4 is better for indoors because it has a lower aperture which means it ... [snip!] ... with a crop sensor) so I'd imagine the 50 mm would be really good on your full frame. Especially for pictures of your kids. "


Cool. $370 for the 50mm 1.4. Is that a good price for that lens? I added another question to my last post too lol sorry to be a pain. SO wants to take me to a camera shop tomorrow and look at lenses but I don't know if that'll be more expensive than ordering one online.

Bonnie Beaver♥ TTC since Jan 2014; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18155 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting Blah:" Cool. $370 for the 50mm 1.4. Is that a good price for that lens? I added another question to my last ... [snip!] ... to take me to a camera shop tomorrow and look at lenses but I don't know if that'll be more expensive than ordering one online."


That seems to be pricey compared to most I've seen.



Here's a good place you can get good stuff used.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/385909404775944/



If not google the 50mm 1.4 refurbished from Canon itself.

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting Blah:" Cool. $370 for the 50mm 1.4. Is that a good price for that lens? I added another question to my last ... [snip!] ... to take me to a camera shop tomorrow and look at lenses but I don't know if that'll be more expensive than ordering one online."


I think Canon is more expensive than Nikon but that sounds about right for new to me. If you buy refurbished or used, it will obviously be a little cheaper. I got mine new for $340.



Yes, you can use any lenses on auto :) But try to learn manual! It will drastically improve your photos. With the Canon 5D & a good lens, you could be producing amazing photos if you learn how to really use it!

ℐαzmчn 2 kids; Somerset, Kentucky 12712 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" I have both, & yes the 1.4 is better for indoors because it has a lower aperture which means it ... [snip!] ... with a crop sensor) so I'd imagine the 50 mm would be really good on your full frame. Especially for pictures of your kids. "


I actually still prefer my 35mm on my 5D. :P I think once I get the 85 I'll rarely use my 50 although I still plan on upgrading to the 1.4 eventually.

ℐαzmчn 2 kids; Somerset, Kentucky 12712 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting Blah:" 50mm 1.8 ... I told SO this is what i've seen people mention on BG before lol (i've wanted to get a ... [snip!] ... whether or not you can use auto? I honestly don't know anything about this stuff so I don't know if that is a dumb question. "


Also just so you know, the 5D models only have 1 auto mode and that's full auto. No creative auto or anything like that. If your SO paid to get you nice camera and you're looking for a nice lens to go with it, take the time to learn to really use your camera and not shoot in auto most of the time.



If you're confusing full auto with auto focus on a lens, yes all EF lenses will auto focus unless you turn auto focus off manually. Avoid EF-S lenses because they will not work and could mess up your camera.



But for a first lens I agree you can't really go wrong with the 50mm and I'd definitely get the 1.4 over the 1.8!

Bonnie Beaver♥ TTC since Jan 2014; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18155 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting ℐαzmчn:" I actually still prefer my 35mm on my 5D. :P I think once I get the 85 I'll rarely use my 50 although I still plan on upgrading to the 1.4 eventually."


I just rented out the 135mm 2.0 from CPS. :D

ℐαzmчn 2 kids; Somerset, Kentucky 12712 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:" I just rented out the 135mm 2.0 from CPS. :D"


Oh that's another lens on my list. I have so many on my list actually lol but that's besides the point! :P
Let me know how you like it!



I think the main lenses in my future lineup that I want are the 35L, the 50L, the 85L, and the 135L. Then I'd be perfectly happy with that glass. I also would like the 24-70L for like everyday type purposes when I'm too lazy to be switching out lenses but that's like the very last on the list.



But since I plan on going back to school next year after baby #2 is old enough the glass will have to wait. I can dream though. :lol: