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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #420 on: January 09, 2014, 01:12:51 AM »
oh and btw, side point, my filters finally came today :)

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #421 on: January 09, 2014, 01:21:52 AM »
Anything 24mm or wider and f/2.8 or faster would be perfect. No autofocus needed at all.
what kind of mount?
How would a 28mm f/2.8 be?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?atclk=Focal+Length+Type_Wide&ci=3018&N=4294247086+4294951201&

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #422 on: January 09, 2014, 01:26:17 AM »
what kind of mount?
How would a 28mm f/2.8 be?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?atclk=Focal+Length+Type_Wide&ci=3018&N=4294247086+4294951201&

Your need an EF mount, unless you want to futz around with adapters.

The 28 2.8 is an FD mount, plus 28 acts like a 45mm on your camera - far too long. 24mm is pushing it already.

If you're looking at B&H already, why not get the Rokinon 14 2.8?
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #423 on: January 09, 2014, 01:31:07 AM »
If you're looking at B&H already, why not get the Rokinon 14 2.8?
Because it's $400
If I got one of these cheap older ones I would keep it, I wasn't planning on "borrowing" it...

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #424 on: January 09, 2014, 01:35:43 AM »
Because it's $400
If I got one of these cheap older ones I would keep it, I wasn't planning on "borrowing" it...

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #425 on: January 09, 2014, 01:39:50 AM »
http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/NorthAmerica/2014/01/09

"Auroral activity will be high. Weather permitting, highly active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Inuvik, Yellowknife, Rankin and Igaluit to Juneau, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay and Sept-Iles, and visible low on the horizon from Seattle, Des Moines, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, and Halifax."

So where do I go to see something low on the horizon? What time?
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #426 on: January 09, 2014, 01:44:14 AM »
Because it's $400
I see the Bower 14mm f/2.8 is only $300, but that's still outta my range right now.

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #427 on: January 09, 2014, 01:45:45 AM »
http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/NorthAmerica/2014/01/09

"Auroral activity will be high. Weather permitting, highly active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Inuvik, Yellowknife, Rankin and Igaluit to Juneau, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay and Sept-Iles, and visible low on the horizon from Seattle, Des Moines, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, and Halifax."

So where do I go to see something low on the horizon? What time?
I'm going to venture a guess, maybe drive into the mountains in PA?

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #428 on: January 09, 2014, 01:50:10 AM »
http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/NorthAmerica/2014/01/09

"Auroral activity will be high. Weather permitting, highly active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Inuvik, Yellowknife, Rankin and Igaluit to Juneau, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay and Sept-Iles, and visible low on the horizon from Seattle, Des Moines, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, and Halifax."

So where do I go to see something low on the horizon? What time?

Your best bet (without driving too far) is the Kendall Hills Parking Lot in Cuyahoga Valley NP. Look north.
41.209234,-81.526798
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #429 on: January 09, 2014, 01:53:49 AM »
I'm going to venture a guess, maybe drive into the mountains in PA?

Yes, if you're in the mood for a longer drive that's a good idea. Allegheny National Forest is your closest real dark area.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #430 on: January 09, 2014, 02:07:55 AM »
Your best bet (without driving too far) is the Kendall Hills Parking Lot in Cuyahoga Valley NP. Look north.
41.209234,-81.526798

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #433 on: January 09, 2014, 06:53:34 AM »

As a pur beginner. Would the kit or lenses that came with this http://m.costco.com/Pentax-K-50-2-Lens-Weatherproof-DSLR-Bundle.product.100071823.html be ok?
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #434 on: January 09, 2014, 08:19:22 AM »
Good luck finding a better one :)

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #435 on: January 09, 2014, 08:22:24 AM »
Good luck finding a better one :)

I wants planning on it. Only places would be in the city, and not schlepping there.
Still would need a tripod.
Remote shutter? Is that necessary...

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #437 on: January 09, 2014, 08:25:15 AM »
As a pur beginner. Would the kit or lenses that came with this http://m.costco.com/Pentax-K-50-2-Lens-Weatherproof-DSLR-Bundle.product.1000718
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To buy our borrow?

There's no real reason to borrow the Pentax over the Canon.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #438 on: January 09, 2014, 08:27:08 AM »
I wants planning on it. Only places would be in the city, and not schlepping there.
Still would need a tripod.
Remote shutter? Is that necessary...

I could bring you a tripod and remote.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #439 on: January 09, 2014, 08:36:56 AM »
To buy our borrow?

There's no real reason to borrow the Pentax over the Canon.

No. That's the one I own