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2012-12-19 09:42:24 AM
Wonderful perks of motherhood almost outweigh the dreadful paparazzi-esque photography. It's almost as if the photographer tried to make her look as wretched as possible. Hopefully it's all part of the character she's playing, or just terrible photography.
 
2012-12-19 09:52:46 AM
DAMN
 
2012-12-19 10:15:56 AM
I'll be in my bunk.
 
2012-12-19 10:25:54 AM
If this role is "Trailer Park Brittney Spears" look... she's got it down.
 
2012-12-19 10:50:39 AM

Techhell: Wonderful perks of motherhood almost outweigh the dreadful paparazzi-esque photography. It's almost as if the photographer tried to make her look as wretched as possible. Hopefully it's all part of the character she's playing, or just terrible photography.



I don't know if you are into photography, but I will say that since I took it up seriously I find myself getting irrationally upset at poorly photographed porn.  It doesn't matter how hot the model, all I can think is "What?  You couldn't light this shot any better than that?  And how about a little depth of field!  Her nipples are all blurry!"
 
2012-12-19 11:05:50 AM
Her look in the main pic is nice.  It's probably the look she would give me if I ever asked her out on a date...
 
2012-12-19 11:11:22 AM
Pushup bras are awesome
 
2012-12-19 11:13:00 AM

dletter: If this role is "Trailer Park Brittney Spears" look... she's got it down.



She as the "who farked ya'll" down pat
 
2012-12-19 12:24:40 PM
Sharp knees, boyish good looks, I could go on...
 
i8.photobucket.com 
 
2012-12-19 12:44:25 PM
Abs-olutly hot.
 
2012-12-19 12:48:27 PM
pics have been around and the tits are faked up for a role.
 
2012-12-19 12:49:15 PM

duffblue: Pushup bras are awesome


True, however a lactating woman is going to have some of the most amazing breasts you'll ever see or feel... except when they get too full and then they're as hard as a flexed bicep, and not too comfy for momma. Still, A+++++ would impregnate again.
 
2012-12-19 12:51:11 PM
cdn01.cdn.thesuperficial.com
DAT ASS.
 
2012-12-19 01:01:21 PM

TheraTx: pics have been around and the tits are faked up for a role.


This

Riotboy: [cdn01.cdn.thesuperficial.com image 435x580]
DAT ASS.


And that
 
2012-12-19 01:08:17 PM
wife just had a baby and was given the go ahead for sex yesterday.

happy xmas and it's a wonderful life
 
2012-12-19 01:12:26 PM

JolobinSmokin: wife just had a baby and was given the go ahead for sex yesterday.

happy xmas and it's a wonderful life


Unintended lactation FTW!
 
2012-12-19 01:13:20 PM

dletter: If this role is "Trailer Park Brittney Spears" look... she's got it down.


"Trailer Park Britney Spears" is a bigger oxymoron than "Washout Junkie Lindsey Lohan".
 
2012-12-19 01:13:50 PM
Oh my god! Look what happened to Louis Gossett, Jr!
samjmiller.com
 
2012-12-19 01:16:18 PM
I think that was written by a 14 year old with post-graduation stalking plans.
 
2012-12-19 01:17:03 PM

mooseyfate: dletter: If this role is "Trailer Park Brittney Spears" look... she's got it down.

"Trailer Park Britney Spears" is a bigger oxymoron than "Washout Junkie Lindsey Lohan".


I don't think oxymoron means what you think it means.
 
2012-12-19 01:20:20 PM

redmond24: mooseyfate: dletter: If this role is "Trailer Park Brittney Spears" look... she's got it down.

 
"Trailer Park Britney Spears" is a bigger oxymoron than "Washout Junkie Lindsey Lohan".
 
I don't think oxymoron means what you think it means.
 
let's not be superfluously verbose when attempting to provide a diffuse but redundant description of the copious misuses of oxymoron.
 
2012-12-19 01:22:54 PM
Guess no one here was watching the Texas/Baylor football game a few weeks ago.
 
2012-12-19 01:23:47 PM
That was some of the creepiest text ever written.
 
2012-12-19 01:27:35 PM

redmond24: mooseyfate: dletter: If this role is "Trailer Park Brittney Spears" look... she's got it down.

"Trailer Park Britney Spears" is a bigger oxymoron than "Washout Junkie Lindsey Lohan".

I don't think oxymoron means what you think it means.


You are correct. It would appear that I meant... *checks google* ...pleonasm?
 
2012-12-19 01:28:34 PM

mooseyfate: "Trailer Park Britney Spears" is a bigger oxymoron tautology than "Washout Junkie Lindsey Lohan".

 
2012-12-19 01:30:33 PM

carnifex2005: Guess no one here was watching the Texas/Baylor football game a few weeks ago.


Gah! Whatever you do, do not look at that bloated pile of humanity behind Ms. Portman.
 
2012-12-19 01:33:31 PM

swahnhennessy: Oh my god! Look what happened to Louis Gossett, Jr!
[samjmiller.com image 450x338]


......He got better...
 
2012-12-19 01:36:45 PM

mooseyfate: carnifex2005: Guess no one here was watching the Texas/Baylor football game a few weeks ago.

Gah! Whatever you do, do not look at that bloated pile of humanity behind Ms. Portman.


Is that a photonpak in the video?
 
2012-12-19 01:39:38 PM

swahnhennessy: Oh my god! Look what happened to Louis Gossett, Jr!

 
 
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-19 01:40:27 PM
Oh man, I was hoping for tits on Louis. Still, that'll do. Be back in five.
 
2012-12-19 01:43:01 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: swahnhennessy: Oh my god! Look what happened to Louis Gossett, Jr!
 
 
[i48.tinypic.com image 700x945]


Would not hit it. Look at those sharp elbows!
 
2012-12-19 01:48:17 PM

Techhell: Wonderful perks of motherhood almost outweigh the dreadful paparazzi-esque photography. It's almost as if the photographer tried to make her look as wretched as possible. Hopefully it's all part of the character she's playing, or just terrible photography.


She's one of those women that is so hot there are no bad angles. He can try all he likes to make her look wretched. The outcome is going to be "Fist of God."
 
2012-12-19 01:48:53 PM
I'll be in my buuuu....oh never mind

/anybody got a tissue.
 
2012-12-19 01:49:36 PM

HotWingConspiracy: I think that was written by a 14 year old with post-graduation stalking plans.


Most 14-year-olds think Debby Ryan and Selena Gomez are old ladies. They're grooving to Ariel Winter.
 
mjg
2012-12-19 01:56:10 PM
I'd squeeze that padded bra.
 
2012-12-19 01:56:27 PM
keep the tits, ditch the blonde hair, you're gorgeous as a brunette
 
2012-12-19 02:02:10 PM
That's a funny pic, looks like she's thinking, "should have skipped the gyro at Kraft Services"
 
2012-12-19 02:04:01 PM
This is two months old.
And probably a repeat.

This is not me complaining.
 
2012-12-19 02:04:40 PM
hostedmedia.reimanpub.com 

Blatant.
 
2012-12-19 02:12:15 PM

JolobinSmokin: wife just had a baby and was given the go ahead for sex yesterday.



So where's she going?
 
2012-12-19 02:12:40 PM

JolobinSmokin: wife just had a baby and was given the go ahead for sex yesterday.

happy xmas and it's a wonderful life



Congrats!
 
I feel your pain brother. My wife and I are expecting our first child in Feb.
 
/these Natlie Portman pics are going to be put to good use. 
 
2012-12-19 02:13:38 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: swahnhennessy: Oh my god! Look what happened to Louis Gossett, Jr!
 
 
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You've done a terrible thing this day.
 
2012-12-19 02:13:55 PM

JolobinSmokin: wife just had a baby and was given the go ahead for sex yesterday.

happy xmas and it's a wonderful life


'Gratz!
 
2012-12-19 02:17:14 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: swahnhennessy: Oh my god! Look what happened to Louis Gossett, Jr!
 
 
[i48.tinypic.com image 700x945]



Put a bag on her head and do your business!
 
2012-12-19 02:26:27 PM
Link is farked. And I missed an opportunity to view Portman's Pregger Points? Damn.
 
2012-12-19 02:26:54 PM

mooseyfate: redmond24: mooseyfate: dletter: If this role is "Trailer Park Brittney Spears" look... she's got it down.

"Trailer Park Britney Spears" is a bigger oxymoron than "Washout Junkie Lindsey Lohan".

I don't think oxymoron means what you think it means.

You are correct. It would appear that I meant... *checks google* ...pleonasm?


it's redundant
 
2012-12-19 02:29:27 PM

LeroyBourne: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: swahnhennessy: Oh my god! Look what happened to Louis Gossett, Jr!
 
 
[i48.tinypic.com image 700x945]


Put a bag on her head and do your business!


www.adequatulence.com

You know it, baby!
 
2012-12-19 02:30:17 PM
room435.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-19 02:30:19 PM

pute kisses like a man: redmond24: mooseyfate: dletter: If this role is "Trailer Park Brittney Spears" look... she's got it down.
 
"Trailer Park Britney Spears" is a bigger oxymoron than "Washout Junkie Lindsey Lohan".
 
I don't think oxymoron means what you think it means.
 
let's not be superfluously verbose when attempting to provide a diffuse but redundant description of the copious misuses of oxymoron.


I'm against people who give vent to their loquacity with extraneous bombastic circumlocution.
 
2012-12-19 02:31:40 PM

dittybopper: I'm against people who give vent to their loquacity with extraneous bombastic circumlocution.


Oh, I don't like that.
 
2012-12-19 02:42:41 PM

pute kisses like a man: let's not be superfluously verbose when attempting to provide a diffuse but redundant description of the copious misuses of oxymoron.


That word, diffuse, I don't think it means what you think it means.
 
2012-12-19 02:44:38 PM
i1171.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-19 02:55:34 PM

kiteless: This is two months old.
And probably a repeat.

This is not me complaining.


It's a repeat.

I'm not complaining either.
 
2012-12-19 03:02:56 PM
This just in: cute young girls get older, have babies and grow titties. News at 11. Meanwhile I'll be in my bunk looking at her picture while attempting to tear my penis off my body.
 
2012-12-19 03:08:02 PM

moothemagiccow: mooseyfate: redmond24: mooseyfate: dletter: If this role is "Trailer Park Brittney Spears" look... she's got it down.

"Trailer Park Britney Spears" is a bigger oxymoron than "Washout Junkie Lindsey Lohan".

I don't think oxymoron means what you think it means.

You are correct. It would appear that I meant... *checks google* ...pleonasm?

it's redundant


That, too. The important thing is that I learned something today.
 
2012-12-19 03:16:33 PM
False submitter - there are none.

/disposable income FTW.
 
2012-12-19 03:24:00 PM

StoPPeRmobile: [i1171.photobucket.com image 458x583]



Someone should help her push it back in, then. I think we can find some willing recruits in the thread.
 
2012-12-19 03:32:36 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: False submitter - there are none.

/disposable income FTW.


There are a few. It's just that they're generally offset by the overwhelming landslide of disadvantages.

/ more power to the parents if that's their thing though, I'll fill that "void" with my copious free time and significant disposable income instead, thanks
 
2012-12-19 03:34:33 PM

slayer199: I'll be in my bunk.


I doubt you'll even make it to your bunk before your finished.
 
2012-12-19 03:42:17 PM

Ennuipoet: Techhell: Wonderful perks of motherhood almost outweigh the dreadful paparazzi-esque photography. It's almost as if the photographer tried to make her look as wretched as possible. Hopefully it's all part of the character she's playing, or just terrible photography.


I don't know if you are into photography, but I will say that since I took it up seriously I find myself getting irrationally upset at poorly photographed porn.  It doesn't matter how hot the model, all I can think is "What?  You couldn't light this shot any better than that?  And how about a little depth of field!  Her nipples are all blurry!"



I'm into photography in the same way that a tone-deaf dude is into music - I love it, but everything I take looks like shiate, unfortunately. I just don't have the talent for it. However, I do very much enjoy good photography, and this is shiate.
 
2012-12-19 03:46:54 PM

JolobinSmokin: wife just had a baby and was given the go ahead for sex yesterday.

happy xmas and it's a wonderful life


Congratulations. If you haven't been told already, use protection. Women's bodies tend to want to get pregnant soon after childbirth. The consequences of having babies ~1 year apart: It will make you happier than you have ever been in your life while at the same time destroying your very will to live. Simlar enough to having twins.
 
2012-12-19 03:49:56 PM

Nana's Vibrator: JolobinSmokin: wife just had a baby and was given the go ahead for sex yesterday.

happy xmas and it's a wonderful life

Congratulations. If you haven't been told already, use protection. Women's bodies tend to want to get pregnant soon after childbirth. The consequences of having babies ~1 year apart: It will make you happier than you have ever been in your life while at the same time destroying your very will to live. Simlar enough to having twins.


Don't forget, 4 years of poop.
 
2012-12-19 03:51:23 PM

Nana's Vibrator: JolobinSmokin: wife just had a baby and was given the go ahead for sex yesterday.

happy xmas and it's a wonderful life

Congratulations. If you haven't been told already, use protection. Women's bodies tend to want to get pregnant soon after childbirth. The consequences of having babies ~1 year apart: It will make you happier than you have ever been in your life while at the same time destroying your very will to live. Simlar enough to having twins.


Yeah, that's something my mom and dad learned the hard way; my older brother and sister are almost exactly a year apart in age. Then they waited six years to have me, so obviously they learned a lesson after my sister was born...
 
2012-12-19 03:53:14 PM

Techhell:

I'm into photography in the same way that a tone-deaf dude is into music - I love it, but everything I take looks like shiate, unfortunately. I just don't have the talent for it. However, I do very much enjoy good photography, and this is shiate.


I can improve your photography right now.

1. Get a decent DSLR. Don't worry about full frame or megapixles or all that crap. Just get one from Costco with a couple of lenses. Use the short one for now.

2. Put the camera on auto. Let the camera worry about light.

3. Fill the frame with what you want to take a picture of. Taking a picture of mom? Then make sure mom is the only thing you can see in the view finder. Taking a picture of mom on a horse? Make sure mom and the horse are the only things you can see in the view finder.

4. Shoot out doors as much as possible. Indoor lighting is horrible. So are attached flashes, even on the most expensive cameras.

5. Shoot a ton of pictures. Get a big card and take 300 shots the next time you take the camera out. Take 400 more just for the hell of it. When you take a picture of something, take five more of it.

Most people take shiatty pictures because they spend all their time futzing with the light levels and shutter speed rather than composing an attractive shot. So let the camera do the work there, and you set yourself up for better compositions. Shoot outside where the light is better. Fill the frame so you get only what you want, and take a ton of pictures. You'll see marked improvement.
 
2012-12-19 04:00:54 PM

Rent Party: Techhell:

I'm into photography in the same way that a tone-deaf dude is into music - I love it, but everything I take looks like shiate, unfortunately. I just don't have the talent for it. However, I do very much enjoy good photography, and this is shiate.

I can improve your photography right now.

1. Get a decent DSLR. Don't worry about full frame or megapixles or all that crap. Just get one from Costco with a couple of lenses. Use the short one for now.

2. Put the camera on auto. Let the camera worry about light.

3. Fill the frame with what you want to take a picture of. Taking a picture of mom? Then make sure mom is the only thing you can see in the view finder. Taking a picture of mom on a horse? Make sure mom and the horse are the only things you can see in the view finder.

4. Shoot out doors as much as possible. Indoor lighting is horrible. So are attached flashes, even on the most expensive cameras.

5. Shoot a ton of pictures. Get a big card and take 300 shots the next time you take the camera out. Take 400 more just for the hell of it. When you take a picture of something, take five more of it.

Most people take shiatty pictures because they spend all their time futzing with the light levels and shutter speed rather than composing an attractive shot. So let the camera do the work there, and you set yourself up for better compositions. Shoot outside where the light is better. Fill the frame so you get only what you want, and take a ton of pictures. You'll see marked improvement.


Get a Nikon or a Sony or something else with a Sony sensor, because they do very well in low light. Not Canon. Overrated crap these days.

Get a 50mm f1.8 prime lens.
 
2012-12-19 04:13:14 PM

Shazam999:
Get a Nikon or a Sony or something else with a Sony sensor, because they do very well in low light. Not Canon. Overrated crap these days.


The quality of the sensor isn't going to change the quality of the light, though. Anything indoors is going to either be a) yellow and dingy, as that's what incandescent and fluorescent bulbs do, or b) washed out because the crappy on-board flash tried to help.

Natural sunlight is gorgeous, and good for you. Go get some!


Get a 50mm f1.8 prime lens.


That. I wish a lot of these kits came with a prime lens. The "telephoto auto everything" lenses can be confusing for people if they don't know what it means to zoom in or out, other than "it looks closer." A Prime lens lets you learn a single lens, which is a good thing.

But baby steps first.
 
2012-12-19 04:13:40 PM

dletter: If this role is "Trailer Park Brittney Spears" look... she's got it down.


The shorts are too long.
 
2012-12-19 04:23:00 PM

Shazam999: Get a 50mm f1.8 prime lens.


Good advice for a full frame. For the APS-C sensors that come on most "prosumer" cameras (i.e. good DSLRs that are not professional $3000+ bodies) you need to consider the 1.5 (for Nikon) or 1.6 (for Canon/Sony) multiplier.

So to get the same effect you need a 35mm f1.8 ... like what I use : Link to Nikon lens.
 
2012-12-19 04:25:04 PM

Rent Party: Shazam999:
Get a Nikon or a Sony or something else with a Sony sensor, because they do very well in low light. Not Canon. Overrated crap these days.


The quality of the sensor isn't going to change the quality of the light, though. Anything indoors is going to either be a) yellow and dingy, as that's what incandescent and fluorescent bulbs do, or b) washed out because the crappy on-board flash tried to help.

Natural sunlight is gorgeous, and good for you. Go get some!


Get a 50mm f1.8 prime lens.

That. I wish a lot of these kits came with a prime lens. The "telephoto auto everything" lenses can be confusing for people if they don't know what it means to zoom in or out, other than "it looks closer." A Prime lens lets you learn a single lens, which is a good thing.

But baby steps first.


I'm not sure what you're using for a camera but most recent DSLRs do an excellent, and I mean excellent, job of getting the right white balance.

And don't use flash. That's why I recommended a big fast lens. You can pump up the ISO on a Sony sensor (ISO 3200 is more than usable on my Nikon D5100, for instance) without too much harm.

And don't get a kit. Get the body, the 18-55, and the 50 prime.
 
2012-12-19 04:26:47 PM

Farking Canuck: Shazam999: Get a 50mm f1.8 prime lens.

Good advice for a full frame. For the APS-C sensors that come on most "prosumer" cameras (i.e. good DSLRs that are not professional $3000+ bodies) you need to consider the 1.5 (for Nikon) or 1.6 (for Canon/Sony) multiplier.

So to get the same effect you need a 35mm f1.8 ... like what I use : Link to Nikon lens.


The 50mm is still a great choice, because with the crop it's a portraiture lens (~75mm), which is what most people want to do but utterly fail at with compact cameras.
 
2012-12-19 04:29:36 PM
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Bendal: Nana's Vibrator: JolobinSmokin: wife just had a baby and was given the go ahead for sex yesterday.

happy xmas and it's a wonderful life

Congratulations. If you haven't been told already, use protection. Women's bodies tend to want to get pregnant soon after childbirth. The consequences of having babies ~1 year apart: It will make you happier than you have ever been in your life while at the same time destroying your very will to live. Simlar enough to having twins.

Yeah, that's something my mom and dad learned the hard way; my older brother and sister are almost exactly a year apart in age. Then they waited six years to have me, so obviously they learned a lesson after my sister was born...


My family is about the same as yours me and my brother are 18 months apart and my sister was 6 years after me
 
2012-12-19 04:34:14 PM

Shazam999:
I'm not sure what you're using for a camera but most recent DSLRs do an excellent, and I mean excellent, job of getting the right white balance.


I'm using a modern Nikon with modern Nikkor lenses.

Modern DSLRs do a good job at color correcting the image when it converts to JPG from RAW, but I shoot RAW, and nothing is going to change shiatty light into good light except a vigorous application of good light. No sensor can fix that.


And don't use flash. That's why I recommended a big fast lens. You can pump up the ISO on a Sony sensor (ISO 3200 is more than usable on my Nikon D5100, for instance) without too much harm.


This is precisely the kind of crap that a beginner photographer should NOT be doing, and *exactly* the reason to put the farker on auto and go take pictures outside. Focus on composition, not ISO or flash arrangments or color correction. Go outside where the light is as good as God can make it, fill the viewfinder up with pretty things, and take as many pictures of them as you can.


And don't get a kit. Get the body, the 18-55, and the 50 prime.


Get a kit. Once you've mastered that, you can make decisions on what lens selections are right for what you want to do. But look at the 50 prime, as it's a great configuration.
 
2012-12-19 04:40:05 PM

Rent Party: I'm using a modern Nikon with modern Nikkor lenses.

Modern DSLRs do a good job at color correcting the image when it converts to JPG from RAW, but I shoot RAW, and nothing is going to change shiatty light into good light except a vigorous application of good light. No sensor can fix that.


And don't use flash. That's why I recommended a big fast lens. You can pump up the ISO on a Sony sensor (ISO 3200 is more than usable on my Nikon D5100, for instance) without too much harm.


This is precisely the kind of crap that a beginner photographer should NOT be doing, and *exactly* the reason to put the farker on auto and go take pictures outside. Focus on composition, not ISO or flash arrangments or color correction. Go outside where the light is as good as God can make it, fill the viewfinder up with pretty things, and take as many pictures of them as you can.


And don't get a kit. Get the body, the 18-55, and the 50 prime.

Get a kit. Once you've mastered that, you can make decisions on what lens selections are right for what you want to do. But look at the 50 prime, as it's a great configuration.


I don't know what you're using, I shoot RAW+JPG, there's very little difference between the two in terms of lighting.

Are you sure you have a modern camera, because my camera has AUTO+NO FLASH right on the dial.

There's nothing wrong with a kit, but that telephoto is useless.
 
2012-12-19 04:40:49 PM

Shazam999: The 50mm is still a great choice, because with the crop it's a portraiture lens (~75mm), which is what most people want to do but utterly fail at with compact cameras.


Certainly. It is just that the 50mm on a full frame is picked because you will roughly get a shot of what is in the field of view of a person (i.e. what the person sees will be in the frame). So to get that same field of view on a DX (for Nikon) it works out to 35mm.

I use a Tamron 60mm f2.0 as a portrait/macro lens. I'm not a big fan of Tamron's quality (they feel pretty plasticy) but the lens is a brilliant design. The standard 'Portrait' lens for full frames is roughly 90mm f2.4 ... which give the right level of zoom and great bokeh. So Tamron made this lens to match ... the 60mm matches the zoom of a 90mm on a full frame and the slightly wider aperture increases the bokeh that is lost due to the smaller sensor.

Wasn't trying to suggest you were wrong - every lens has its use as long as the glass is good. Just talking theory ... photography is a hobby.
 
2012-12-19 04:44:52 PM

Farking Canuck: Shazam999: The 50mm is still a great choice, because with the crop it's a portraiture lens (~75mm), which is what most people want to do but utterly fail at with compact cameras.

Certainly. It is just that the 50mm on a full frame is picked because you will roughly get a shot of what is in the field of view of a person (i.e. what the person sees will be in the frame). So to get that same field of view on a DX (for Nikon) it works out to 35mm.

I use a Tamron 60mm f2.0 as a portrait/macro lens. I'm not a big fan of Tamron's quality (they feel pretty plasticy) but the lens is a brilliant design. The standard 'Portrait' lens for full frames is roughly 90mm f2.4 ... which give the right level of zoom and great bokeh. So Tamron made this lens to match ... the 60mm matches the zoom of a 90mm on a full frame and the slightly wider aperture increases the bokeh that is lost due to the smaller sensor.

Wasn't trying to suggest you were wrong - every lens has its use as long as the glass is good. Just talking theory ... photography is a hobby.


Farking Canuck: Shazam999: The 50mm is still a great choice, because with the crop it's a portraiture lens (~75mm), which is what most people want to do but utterly fail at with compact cameras.

Certainly. It is just that the 50mm on a full frame is picked because you will roughly get a shot of what is in the field of view of a person (i.e. what the person sees will be in the frame). So to get that same field of view on a DX (for Nikon) it works out to 35mm.

I use a Tamron 60mm f2.0 as a portrait/macro lens. I'm not a big fan of Tamron's quality (they feel pretty plasticy) but the lens is a brilliant design. The standard 'Portrait' lens for full frames is roughly 90mm f2.4 ... which give the right level of zoom and great bokeh. So Tamron made this lens to match ... the 60mm matches the zoom of a 90mm on a full frame and the slightly wider aperture increases the bokeh that is lost due to the smaller sensor.

Wasn't trying to suggest you were wrong - every lens has its use as long as the glass is good. Just talking theory ... photography is a hobby.


I also recommend the 50mm because it's cheap. The Tamron you use is fairly expensive.
 
2012-12-19 04:48:33 PM

Shazam999:
Are you sure you have a modern camera, because my camera has AUTO+NO FLASH right on the dial.


I've got a D3100 and a D5, along with a great old F4 body that I use whenever I get the film bug. It does not qualify as "modern" but it has a great sensor. :)

What are you shooting that doesn't show you any difference between RAW and JPG?


There's nothing wrong with a kit, but that telephoto is useless.


I'm not arguing that at all. The longer lens is crap. You can get good results out of it up to about the 150mm mark, but anything longer than that is a waste of time.

I'm merely stating that for people trying to learn photography, start simple. After they've figured out how to compose a picture, the can get into more of the technical aspects of how the camera works and what makes certain things look differently.
 
2012-12-19 04:54:33 PM

Shazam999: I also recommend the 50mm because it's cheap. The Tamron you use is fairly expensive.


True. And, as I said, I am not a fan of the build quality. I haven't actually had problems with it - it has been great. Just feels a bit on the cheap side.

As third party lenses go, I really like Tokina.
 
2012-12-19 04:58:36 PM

Rent Party: Shazam999:
Are you sure you have a modern camera, because my camera has AUTO+NO FLASH right on the dial.


I've got a D3100 and a D5, along with a great old F4 body that I use whenever I get the film bug. It does not qualify as "modern" but it has a great sensor. :)

What are you shooting that doesn't show you any difference between RAW and JPG?


Virtually everything. The only real differences I see are with the JPG sharpening. I always set my camera to Auto WB because it seems to get right all the time. I'm stunned too, because I came from the Canon world and they can't figure out WB to save their life.

There's nothing wrong with a kit, but that telephoto is useless.

I'm not arguing that at all. The longer lens is crap. You can get good results out of it up to about the 150mm mark, but anything longer than that is a waste of time.

I'm merely stating that for people trying to learn photography, start simple. After they've figured out how to compose a picture, the can get into more of the technical aspects of how the camera works and what makes certain things look differently.


I'm just saying they don't need a kit, so if they find a great deal on just the body or body+18-55 (this is a common deal, Costco for instance has it) they should be okay getting that.
 
2012-12-19 05:03:55 PM

Farking Canuck: Shazam999: I also recommend the 50mm because it's cheap. The Tamron you use is fairly expensive.

True. And, as I said, I am not a fan of the build quality. I haven't actually had problems with it - it has been great. Just feels a bit on the cheap side.

As third party lenses go, I really like Tokina.


Nah, I know where you're coming from. I'm not even sure Nikon has an equivalent for that aperture. Nothing wrong with a lot of the Sigma/Tamron/Tokina stuff.
 
2012-12-19 05:11:55 PM
Well, this thread went from boobs to nerds real fast.
 
2012-12-20 11:12:09 AM

red5ish: pute kisses like a man: let's not be superfluously verbose when attempting to provide a diffuse but redundant description of the copious misuses of oxymoron.

That word, diffuse, I don't think it means what you think it means.


there are a lot of different uses of the word.  merriam-webster (one of my least favorite lexicons) defines diffuse in the first definition as:
 
1.  being at once verbose and ill-organized.
 
i think it works fine in an attempt to verbosely complain of verbosity.  it just happens to be, in the modern day, the older use of the word has gone out of style and it's more likely to be heard in a technical environment.
 
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