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View Poll Results: How many lenses do you own?
1 10.33%
2 - 3 113.63%
4 - 5 3210.56%
6 - 8 6220.46%
9 - 11 5317.49%
12 - 15 4414.52%
16 - 20 289.24%
21 - 25 216.93%
26 - 30 154.95%
31 - 40 134.29%
41 - 50 41.32%
51 - 75 82.64%
76 - 100 41.32%
101 - 150 41.32%
151+ 30.99%
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05-22-2012, 08:03 PM   #136
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QuoteOriginally posted by StephenHampshire Quote
Biro, you are missing the point, this is nothing to do with need...but everything to do with the thrill of the chase, the feel of superbly machined metal at your fingertips, the sensual feedback when you turn a well damped focus ring....this is camera porn, lust, not need.
Oh, I understand completely. Why do you think I have all of those primes to go with the zooms that cover the same focal lengths? I'm saying a dozen lenses is all I'll need at any one time. And we haven't even discussed my secomd camera/lens system yet.

05-23-2012, 02:04 PM   #137
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
It's all your fault, of course. You let the pot-luck happen to you. But I've noticed in over a decade of shooting digital that AWB systems suck leave a bit to be desired. I need to PP to tweak WB | color temp, or remove color cast, in almost all images from all my digicams with any lens from anywhere. Or I convert to B&W. I'm still waiting for a magic eye.
I'm just curious if anyone manually sets white balance? I use it all the time and usually just point the camera at the closest to white thing around and it usually comes out pretty good.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ripit Quote
I'm just curious if anyone manually sets white balance? I use it all the time and usually just point the camera at the closest to white thing around and it usually comes out pretty good.
If I'm going to be in a constant form of light and shoot for a while I do. I actually carry a white card (and a grey card) in my bag. I'll use it to set WB in difficult light always (LED light is the worst - i pp that in the pentax software because it actually adds back in the missing colour)
05-23-2012, 10:26 PM   #139
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QuoteOriginally posted by ripit Quote
usually just point the camera at the closest to white thing around and it usually comes out pretty good
sir do you mean, you just point it and the camera sets the WB? or after pointing to the white, do you do anything else?

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sir do you mean, you just point it and the camera sets the WB? or after pointing to the white, do you do anything else?
Sort of. I'm talking about using the cameras manual white balance. I was under the impression all modern dslr's had it but I could be wrong. On my ist-ds I hit function, then left which goes into the white balance menu, then all the way to the bottom option which is manual white balance, then right to select manual white balance. The camera lcd then says "point camera at subject press the shutter release button", you then aim the camera at something white (a car, a door, a wall, a rock or anything white or close to it you can find). You take a picture and it shows a preview of the picture. If color looks ok you hit ok. I never really liked the presets so I use this all the time and it only takes a few seconds. I think it has to be in focus though so if you are shooting at a wall, a corner or edge with contrast often give the AF/focus indicator a lot less problems.

So basically yea you take a picture and the camera sets the white balance. Even all the point and shoot cameras I have had have had this ability.
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As I shoot RAW and process on the computer, I rarely set WB manually, I change it later if necessary.
05-24-2012, 05:44 PM   #142
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Just four, as listed in my sig. I don't have any functional legacy lenses, and I don't like to changes lenses often...

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05-31-2012, 07:23 AM   #143
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with the latest acquire of another cheapo, Industar 50-2, I am at 4 lenses now. but I am good since they are cheapos

05-31-2012, 04:20 PM   #144
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with the latest acquire of another cheapo, Industar 50-2, I am at 4 lenses now. but I am good since they are cheapos
Be carful one day you will wake up with a limited in a box, without even noticing you actually bought it
05-31-2012, 04:31 PM   #145
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with last weeks charity shop haul, just about 70 lenses now.
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Just to liven things up a little (although I'm a few weeks too late) I'd rephrase the question to impose some limits: How many lenses do you own of these types:

1) non-auxiliary direct-camera-mount lenses -- these can be used on a camera you own, naked or with adapters (excluding extension) -- includes screwmounts and modified mounts

2) non-auxiliary non-camera lenses -- lenses lacking focusing mechanisms, that require non-fixed extension for focusing -- enlarger-projector-copy-xray-etc lenses

3) auxiliary lenses, including optical adapters and teleconverters, excluding simple close-up meniscus and other single-element optics -- these MUST be mounted on another lens

4) unusable lenses -- including 8mm and 16mm cine and projector lenses and lenses for cameras you don't own -- they may be awaiting just the right host, eh?

Most of these allow loopholes and tricks. Is a Raynox DCR-250 just an auxiliary lens? Well, if I put in on bellows, it's a very soft 125/3.2 fixed-aperture lens, nice for gooshy portraiture. If I have a few un-modded Nikon lenses and a broken Nikkormat body, are the lenses unusable? How about if the lenses are screwed into Argus C3's that never get used? How about odd-mount lenses that I hope to mod someday? Should lenses bought solely for resale count? Does a pinhole or zone plate or Fresnel sheet count as a lens?

In other words: what do we mean by LENS? It's not so simple as it seems...

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Added #21 this afternoon (a Tamron 70-200/2.8).

I actually think I'm done buying lenses through, short of a fast UWA ever coming along, as I've got a couple fast m42 lenses, my Sigma 10-20, and the 2.8 17-50 & 70-200 Tamrons.
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M/24 2.8
M/50 1.4
M/100 2.8
M/200 4
Tokina 400/5.6
DA/10-17 3.5--4.5 fisheye
DA/18-55 3.5-5.6 AL
DA/18-55 3.5-5.6 AL-WR
DA 50-200 4-5.6
DA 55-300
DFA 100 2.8 WR macro

Had a 17mm fisheye too but my brother 'acquired' that years ago!

So 11 (or 12) in nearly 40 years. More to come... now when is that 560mm released? !
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Without looking i'd have to say around 25 Pentax lenses in total.
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
If I'm going to be in a constant form of light and shoot for a while I do. I actually carry a white card (and a grey card) in my bag. I'll use it to set WB in difficult light always (LED light is the worst - i pp that in the pentax software because it actually adds back in the missing colour)

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