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Have the Canon 7d... I have the EF 50mm F1.2L and the EF-S 17-55mm 3.5-5.6.

I think im over analysing my next purchase. I cant decide because, I cant quite wrap my head around the different variables... For example, I have a 50mm lens, yes but its closer to an 85mm lens because of the APS-C (1.6x). If someone can confirm if the EF-S is designed for the APS-C Sensor that would be cool, meaning that i have a lens that is a 17-55mm or if it is actually subject to the magnification as well.

I think i want something to fill the gaps. I know the biggest decision I have to make is do I get a Telephoto or a Wide Angle, I also know that i want another L Series lens.

I have been taking quite a few gig pics and have found that im having to back up quite alot with the 50mm F1.2... so I thought that the 24-105mm F4L would be good because it kind of appeals to both wants (tele and wide), but then I forgot about the 1.6x which would make it a 38-168mm and its a F4... Will I find that im still backing up? Will I find that its too dark and that im compensating with ISO?

Is there anything else that I should be considering? I have thought about getting something like the 17-40mm F4L but I cant quite justify it because i have the EF-S lens. The other thing I would like to get is a Fisheye but again Im not sure how often I would use it (that and which one do i get). Or am I being to narrow? Should I be looking at an after-market lens (Sigma, Tamron, Tonkina etc).

My maximum expenditure is about $2k-$2.5K, absolute maximum. I would (as im sure most people would agree) like NOT to spend that much.

Any advise would be appreciated.

P.S. I have madly typed this out between calls at work. Please forgive me if there are spelling/grammar/random typos. Im rushing.
I have recently (on Saturday) purchased a new camera. The Canon 7D... also in this transaction I bought the EF 50mm F1.2L and EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Lens and the 580EX II Speedlight.

I am fucking over the moon!

On a more serious note. I need to invest in a filter otherwise the 50mm is not completely weather sealed. Can anyone suggest a decent filter or will any UV Filter work?

Can't write any more.... have to go and play with my purchase. Lol

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*Update*

So it might take a little longer for me to submit the new images. I've got CS3 the RAW images don't seem to be compatible. I didn't have that much time to look into it but from what i understand i have to upgrade to CS5...... Are there alternatives. Because, quite frankly after the recent purchase I can't afford the upgrade lol.... (I'm hesitant about pirating as i currently have a registered version. Its my all else fails option). I really like the software I've been using (the one with Photoshop), So if anyone can suggest a program as good or better, that would be wonderful.
Hey everyone!

I need your Help!

My Friend and fellow Deviant trixen.deviantart.com/ Trixen is currently jumping back and forth between 1st and 2nd place in the competition to become the new voice of the Australian Tom-Tom GPS.

He is an Amateur Voice Actor trying to break through in the industry. If he wins this competition this would be his first massive step forward for his professional career.

Please vote for Brendan/Trixen in the competition. The competition has LESS THAN 12 HOURS TO GO!!!!!

LETS MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

WE NEED ALL THE PUBLIC VOTE WE CAN GET!

Go to: www.bethevoice.com.au/entries/… A Tom Tom Adventure and VOTE!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, please pass the link and message to vote for trixen on to your friends/family/colleagues/fellow deviants this is greatly appreciated.

Aidan.
:sniff:
Nonna by ALeeTPhotograpy
Finally i have a job interview on monday....

since october i have been looking for work, almost anywhere and anything. TODAY i get my first interview...

I have only heard back from about 5 place and all were negative..
I don't know how many place i have applied for but its possible reaching the 70's.. and i get 5 responses.

What the fuck???

oh well, i better get this fucking job.

AV installation technition. (woo i get a van! lol)
  • Listening to: Mastodon - Crack the Skye
  • Reading: My Juurnzzzz
  • Watching: my back
  • Playing: mind games
  • Eating: Nuffin
  • Drinking: Strongbows
So, apparently im expendable.

You think that if you work at a place for almost a year without any problems, you'd have some kind of stability and security in that job right? Obviously not.

I got 'let go' on wednesday from my bartending position.

The reason I dismissed was that because the pub is quiet and they have hired lots of people, so they don't need me. Because I only work one shift a week. However i've been asking for months to get more shifts, I occasionally get called up an hour before a shift and asked to work. But that's it. WTF? There's people that have been working there for a month! Don't they usually get rid of the most recently employed staff, ones that dont fully know the ropes yet? Fuck it. Im pissed off.

Anyone feel like coming out on friday and getting rightously pissed, and cause a fucking riot?

/Rant end/
  • Listening to: The Whirrrr of my new laptop
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: my back
  • Playing: mind games
I got me a brand new Awesome laptop! im happy and it was cheep as!!!!

also just so everyone knows to keep an eye out on my journal im going to be composing another massive feature.... i've been away for a little bit and i've accumulated almost 900 deviations in my inbox.... im going to sort through them and find my favourites!!!!


GET EXCITED!

Aidan
  • Listening to: The Whirrrr of my new laptop
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: my back
  • Playing: mind games

MASS FEATURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 22, 2009, 11:13 PM







!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MASS FEATURE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


MASSIVE FEATURE</u>

Yes thats right everyone im putting up a massive feature compiled of the works i like (in the order that they were uploaded) by the people i watch! Hope everyone enjoys!

On another note.... you guys are machines!!! from about 700 deviations i've chopped and culled down to about 80-90 deviations for the feature... congratulations guys i think i have R.S.I.! hahahaha...


General Rant</u>

So life is superb at the moment.

I was told yesterday that i got the job at The Arthouse Hotel and went in to be inducted and sign all the paper work plus get paid to be there to do all of that. At the same time I ran into the Event Manager there and gave her the photo's i took from the place, so i rather excited to see what she thinks.


Other Stuff</u>

I've been watching a lot of shows recently. Red Dwarf, Black Books, Arrested Development, Harry Potter 6, Iíll soon be moving on to watch the first and second seasons of Round The Twist.

Red Dwarf is great, I'm currently up to the 3rd season, itís proving to be extremely easy to watch and very funny, I canít believe I missed it when it was on television.

Black Books, the same. Great to watch for an easy laugh, Dylan Moran play's drunk amazingly well. The antics that go on in that shop are incredible, the way that they are so far fetch but completely simple at the same time, makes it possible to believe and relate it to some of the crap that goes on in my life (or maybe its because I'm a bartender and I'm used to drunken antics? lol)

Harry Potter 6. Well unfortunately it didn't do much for me. It was cinematically great, but the story didn't really work to well for me. Iím not the most devoted HP fan and I've only read the books once each. My memory of HP6 (the book) was a little shady and had some holes in it, which I think was why I found the movie a little difficult to follow at times. The movie was definitely aimed at the avid readers of HP, in my eyes anyway. However in saying that I think that if I was to go back and read the book again then watch the film, I would enjoy it a whole lot more.










  • Listening to: The Mars Volta
  • Reading: my journs
  • Watching: my back
  • Playing: mind games
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing
I just want to say sorry to everyone for flooding their message center/inbox's what ever you call them with 30+ photo's lol


i got a little carried away.. hope you like them though.

Im out of here people..

Take Care, sleep well (for those of you going to sleep)

:hug:
Aidan
  • Listening to: The lost prophets.
  • Reading: i need a new book!
  • Watching: my back
  • Playing: mind games
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing
I just want work. Lots of it.. lol. I want to head over to Europe at the end of the year.

The looking for work is somewhat successfull, got some photowork for saturday and a trial at the arthouse hotel for some bar work. should be all good. if all keeps up like this, should be good to get me on a plane.

Hope everyone is well.

ps. there will be photo's up tonight.. should be a few of them, so sorry now for filling your inboxs with poh-toh's!

Take Care everyone!
  • Listening to: From Autumn to Ashes
  • Reading: i need a new book!
  • Watching: my back
  • Playing: mind games
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing
  • Listening to: Karnivool - Sounds Awake
  • Reading: the Classifieds, career one, etc
Yes thats right people... im looking for work experience in the photography industry.

Im of the attitude of "dont say no". Which means i'll take a photo of just about anything or anyone, i'll do any kind of work. Forensic Photog... bring it on, Newspaper, Real estate, food, make up, fashion, music, Cornflakes. etc i will do anything.

if anyone know's or is offering work experience i am more than interested, Im there. lol

(if further information is requiered please leave me a comment and i'll get back to you with a resume and any other information)

Aidan
  • Listening to: Musics.
  • Reading: Lies.
  • Watching: My Back.
  • Playing: mind-games.
  • Eating: exaggerated crap.
  • Drinking: to much in.
DA 100 Theme Challenge

The Rules?
1. Make 100 pictures, each picture having a theme listed below. Each picture should have ONE and only ONE theme to it, for it to count.
2. There’s no time limit so have fun
3. The hundred Theme Challenge is for challenging yourself and improving your artwork YAY
3. The list below is to be placed somewhere in your journal for others to see that......
A) You are in the challenge
B) What you have completed
5. Make sure to update this list and check off what is done and make a link to the picture
6. In the comments for your artwork, note if it is part of the list and what ONE theme it is.

1. Introduction
2. Love
3. Light
4. Dark
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away
7. Heaven
8. Innocence
9. Drive
10. Breathe Again
11. Memory
12. Insanity
13. Misfortune
14. Smile
15. Silence
16. Questioning
17. Blood
18. Rainbow
19. Gray
20. Fortitude
21. Vacation
22. Mother Nature
23. Cat
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
26. Tears
27. Foreign
28. Sorrow
29. Happiness
30. Under the Rain
31. Flowers
32. Night
33. Expectations
34. Stars
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
37. Eyes
38. Abandoned
39. Dreams
40. Rated
41. Teamwork
42. Standing Still
43. Dying
44. Two Roads
45. Illusion
46. Family
47. Creation
48. Childhood
49. Stripes
50. Breaking the Rules
51. Sport
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
54. Tower
55. Waiting
56. Danger Ahead
57. Sacrifice
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
60. Rejection
61. Fairy Tale
62. Magic
63. Do Not Disturb
64. Multitasking
65. Horror
66. Traps
67. Playing the Melody
68. Hero
69. Annoyance
70. 67%
71. Obsession
72. Mischief Managed
73. I Can't
74. Are You Challenging Me?
75. Mirror
76. Broken Pieces
77. Test
78. Drink
79. Starvation
80. Words
81. Pen and Paper
82. Can You Hear Me?
83. Heal
84. Out Cold
85. Spiral
86. Seeing Red
87. Food
88. Pain
89. Through the Fire
90. Triangle
91. Drowning
92. All That I Have
93. Give Up
94. Last Hope
95. Advertisement
96. In the Storm
97. Safety First
98. Puzzle
99. Solitude
100. Relaxation
  • Listening to: Musics.
  • Reading: Lies.
  • Watching: My Back.
  • Playing: mind-games.
  • Eating: exaggerated crap.
  • Drinking: to much in.
Hard to know whats what anymore.

so many revelations over the last few days,
my head is spinning with what to think.
  • Listening to: Porcupine Tree
Thank you everyone for the warm words I really appreciate it.

:hug:'s To every single one of you! xoxox
  • Listening to: The man who gave life Its name by Rook
Death of a friend,
Makes lifes problems,
Insignificant
  • Listening to: Oceansize
  • Watching: my downloads download
  • Playing: mind games
I am an outline untill you fill me in.
  • Listening to: Aircon(warmth!) and Tv in the distance
  • Reading: An unknown prose
  • Watching: sharp vision (new Glasses woo hoo!)
  • Playing: mind games
  • Eating: thoughts
  • Drinking: imagery
ok so a few months ago i found this great piece of writing on here and loved it to bit.. i had this whole drawing set that i was inspired to do from it (never actually got around to do it but the idea's are still floating around)

IGNORE IGNORE IGNORE IGNORE IGNORE IGNORE IGNORE IGNORE IGNORE IGNORE IGNORE IGNORE
BUT!!!!!!!!!!
i forgot to :+fav: it.... i know im suck, im such a crap person!
that's why i want help because i really want to credit this person and actually their work in my sig.. but i want their permission first.

so please! please! please! can anybody help me find it?
IGNORE^IGNORE^IGNORE^IGNORE^IGNORE^IGNORE^IGNORE^IGNORE^IGNORE^IGNORE^IGNORE^IGNORE^


here it is for everyone to have a look see..


Smoke you the fuck away

"Thought nothing could kill
the high i had when i was
with you
sweet buzzing from the bee
that brought me honey every day
never heard warnings
never felt wrong
never knew that a sting would come
for me
the seemingly perfect will always
crash and burn before your eyes
you were the best friend
i wish i never had
today i smoked a pack of cigarettes
in the pouring rain
[we had love, once]
remembering how we fucked each other over anyway
and how much you hated smokers
should've seen it coming, huh?
Because all i do is smoke you the fuck away
still, you were worth every moment
even the bitter tears and the hospital visit
the sickness and the space between my ribs
and i'll remember you til the very end
when i see
when i see black flowers bloom
on the pavement in the rain"

[post thought.. this is my first feature.. <a href="lorelix04.deviantart.com/>lorelix04]
"WHAT I WANT TO SAY.

Now, I want to say something here. I really can't tell whether what I want to say matches the category of the things other people say or it doesn't. But -- whether it matches the category of their sayings or it doesn't, it's clear that it must match SOME category. So, at least in that respect, it is basically the same as those statements that other people make. All the same let me say what I want to say...

Things begin. There is a point before this beginning, 'Not-yet-beginning-to-begin.' There is a point before this 'not-yet-beginning,' 'not-beginning-to-not-yet-beginning-to-not-yet-begin.' There is something. There is nothing. There is 'not-yet-beginning-to-be-nothing.' There is 'not-yet-beginning-to-be-not-yet-beginning-to-be-nothing.' All of a sudden, there is nothing. But I really can't tell, when dealing with this 'nothing,' which is actually something and which is actually nothing.

There now I have said something.
But I really can’t tell whether or not what I’ve said has actually said anything or whether it hasn't said anything at all.

Nothing in this world is bigger than the tip of an autumn hair, and Mount Tai is small; no one lives longer than a doomed child, and Pengzi died young. Sky and earth were born together with me, and the myriad things and I are one. Now that we are all one, can I still say something? Already having called us one, did I succeed in not saying something? One and saying so makes two; two and one make three. Proceeding from here, even an expert calculator can not get to the end of it, much less than a plain man. So if we take the step from nothing to something, we arrive at three, and how much worse if we take the step from SOMETHING to something.

Better to take no step at all, and instead leave it all alone!

In other words

All language distorts reality. But saying that doesn't go far enough. In fact, the statement "all language distorts reality" distorts reality; because such a statement must use narrow words and distinctions to get its point across, and must be made from a limited personal perspective."

[extract from a taoist book... possibly by Lao Tzu]

(But some language is stunningly beautiful and blissfully intoxicating [for *NightGrid])
  • Listening to: whiring
  • Reading: poetry
  • Watching: blurred vision
  • Playing: mind games
  • Eating: crayons
  • Drinking: the absence of warmth