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    Ebay Lense Kits: Worth Buying?

    Hey, I have a Sony DSC-W1 5.1megpixel camera w/ manual settings. I am in the market for some lenses, filters, etc. I was looking on ebay, are these any good? I dont want to get some junky lense that is just going to be a waste of money.

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    I think it looks like junky lenses/tripods/filters that will be a waste of money. Looks like flea market crap.
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    its all crap.
    1 your camera is small so just buy a poopy tripod and camera bag at target, it will work fine for you.
    2 Buy those lenses and filters from BHphotovideo.
    3 get lexar or scan disk memory cards ONLY
    4 get liquid fusion lense cleaner and a micro fiber cloth, its the best thing ever. Any good camera store should have it.or this store
    http://www.bocaphoto.com/products/ne...s/cleaning.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by c00lbeans
    its all crap.
    1 your camera is small so just buy a poopy tripod and camera bag at target, it will work fine for you.
    2 Buy those lenses and filters from BHphotovideo.
    3 get lexar or scan disk memory cards ONLY
    4 get liquid fusion lense cleaner and a micro fiber cloth, its the best thing ever. Any good camera store should have it.or this store
    http://www.bocaphoto.com/products/ne...s/cleaning.htm
    Well i already have the 7" Sony mini tripod, and i dont need a bag (tho w/ lenses i would).

    Are the lenses and filters any good? Sony doesnt sell lenses and filters (well they do but over priced and rarely in-store).
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    instock
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

    and instock
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

    search around theres prob some off brand lenses that are cheaper. off brand lenses tend to suck so i would use the sony's

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    Quote Originally Posted by c00lbeans
    instock
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

    and instock
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

    search around theres prob some off brand lenses that are cheaper. off brand lenses tend to suck so i would use the sony's
    Wide angle and Telephoto should be all i need? Or atleast thats all Sony makes. Should i pick up any filters?
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    Wide angle and telephoto would be perfect. If you can find yourself a circular polarizer filter, all the better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Verdugo
    Wide angle and telephoto would be perfect. If you can find yourself a circular polarizer filter, all the better
    Which type of filter would be best for Ski pics? I figure there will be a lot of light bouncing off the snow, so should i get a Neutralizing Filter?
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    A neutral density filter would be a good idea...just watch your shutter speeds with it. I've only shot in the snow once though, so I honestly can't really say what settings you'll need to use.
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    depends on sun, probly 2 stops brighter in snow. neutral density makes sky darker. snow makes the ground brighter, your ajusted exposer for snow should make the sky darker anyways. but try it out. you have digital just take some test shots and you will have it down in 45 seconds

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    Thanks guys!
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    Well today i got the sony wide angle lense, telephoto lense, and adapter. I havent taken any good pics w/ them yet but i was playing around and they are awesome. thanks guys!

    Any tips on using these to their full potential???
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