Best products from r/PictureChallenge

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u/Egthomas · 1 pointr/PictureChallenge

If I have my truck with me I have 2 of these... They are my father's from early in his career. They've been through a lot and mean a lot to me.

I also have one of these in my camera bag. A little bit expensive, but reliable and gets the job done. Feels like daytime ;)

I love them both. The first because of the sentimental value, and I know if somebody tries to take my camera gear, they won't be able to get it. The second because it is small, light and very powerful.

u/lagasan · 2 pointsr/PictureChallenge

Couple thoughts for you. Firstly, looking through your other shots, I think this one fits the bill here a lot better. I'll give you credit for trying to go your own way with choice in focus, and it could be an interesting idea, but the shot you selected seems to fall somewhere in the middle. I think to accomplish what you're hinting at would require a closer focal point, which is limited by your gear in this case.

If you want to try taking some macro shots, there are some cheap ways to get your foot in the door. Mind you, cheap is cheap, so don't expect the world from something like this, but at the same time, it can get you playing with the compositions you want relatively painlessly. I got one of this exact set when I got my first camera, and still use them on my 600D from time to time. I'm assuming yours came with the EF-s 18-55mm kit, like mine did, for which this should work:

They'll bring your focal point from around a foot to a matter of centimeters, depending on which you use.

Here are some examples that I've taken, using those exact attachments with the same lens.


and here,

and here.

You can see the optics aren't fantastic, but you can't expect them to be for such cheap accessories. Also, here are a couple examples using the same attachments on a bit nicer EF 28mm 1.8 USM, same camera (1),(2).

Mind you, I'm far from a professional, so take this as you will. Just trying to give you something helpful based on my own experience.

One final thing, completely unrelated to any of the previous discussion, but the Canon EF 50mm 1.8 lens is a crazy good lens for what it costs. I mean, it's loud, and it has no image stabilization, but the difference between it and the kit at the same focal length is worth mentioning, and being able to crank it wide open at times will let you shoot faster at lower ISO (which is nice, because fighting noise is a constant battle with that camera). Also, opening all the way to 1.8, that lens will let you absolutely soak a shot in bokeh should you decide to (eg).

u/admiraljohn · 7 pointsr/PictureChallenge

This also might not be a bad time for us to tell everyone a bit more about ourselves.

I live in upstate New York with my wife and our son. I've been a photographer for about 3 years and my main area of interest is aviation photography. I shoot with Canons, mainly because my Dad does as well, and this not only allows me to get the advice of a photographer with 40+ years experience, but it also allows me to benefit from his hand-me-down gear, which last year happened to be this lens. :)