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Once upon a time, I could go out with my friends, we could have a nice crazy night out, I would take pictures, people would readily pose, and the next day we'd look back on a bunch of fun, candid pictures. And then came Facebook, and everything is slowly getting ruined. Has anyone else noticed that Facebook has kind of put a damper on candid photography? Like, whenever I'm at a party now, or anywhere where alcohol is involved, or even just out with my friends, as soon as things start to get even slightly nutty, people start to clam up in a new way. I start getting the 'don't put this on facebook,' clause, which is absolutely understandable. People will hide 'cause they're holding a beer and can't be seen by their bosses/moms/whoever, or they'll step out of frame, or best of all, come up to me afterward and ask that I delete pictures. The psychology of picture taking has changed, because now when someone takes a picture, it WILL end up online. This wasn't true even 5 years ago. We had Myspace, but our parents and bosses weren't on that.
Basically, I'm wondering if Facebook has put a serious damper on anyone else's photo taking. The kind of shit I used to get away with taking of me and my friends is practically a distant memory now.
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I've been playing for the last year with an old film camera and would like to get a good cheap DSLR. I'm between 1100D, 550D, 500D. I don't really need extraordinary features.
These are entry amateur hobbyist DSLR's, and that's what I am.
Which one would you recommend?.
How do you feel about getting a used camera?
Pic related, old camera
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Has anyone had any success changing their aperture on a reverse mounted lens? I'm fed up of having such a minute DoF to play with, and as seen in the picture, I'm missing out on quite a lot of good opportunities because of the small range.
Due to the rear of the lens constantly being exposed, I'm only really prepared to use the old 18-55 kit lens, although were I to learn of old manual aperture ring lenses with a 58mm thread that could be purchased inexpensively, I'd probably give that a go.
I have come across a couple of guides for rigging up a wire extending from the electronics in the camera body to the rear electronics of the lens, but all guides involve a partial dismantlement of the lens and glue, as well as having these wires exposed to the elements..
Also, macro thread.