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Old May 6, 2005, 2:02 PM   #1
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I currently have a DX7440 but am considering buying 7590 for a trip I'm about to take. I notice my 7440 does poorly sometimes in low light. Even in areas, where I can see well with my eyes, it is dark on the pictures. I also get dust orbs in a lot of indoor pictures. This happens in dusty environments, or where there is a lot of people moving about. I hate it and it ruins my pictures.

I'm going to Las Vegas, to Star Trek - TheExperience, and know that several areas will have low-light. Especially the museum. I want to get the best pictures possible, because this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip for me.

1. Will there be much improvement in capturing low light scenes, with a 7590?

2. Does the larger lens help?

3. Or would I still need to use a tripod and slow shutter settings with the 7590?

4. Are dust orbs a problem with the 7590?

Thanks in advance for your answers...

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1. Will there be much improvement in capturing low light scenes, with a 7590?
Nope, a DLSR with a fast lens is the best bet.

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2. Does the larger lens help?
It could be more of a problem as the more zoom, the higher the risk of shake.

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3. Or would I still need to use a tripod and slow shutter settings with the 7590?
They are pretty much the same, if the 7440 is struggling, the 7590 will be the same.

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4. Are dust orbs a problem with the 7590?
With a nice powerful external flashgun, you will get some decent shots, but it's another thing to learn to use and another thing that can go wrong.


I can't believe that I am about to say this (being a D70 user as well as a Kodak owner), but the Canon 300D (Rebel) are now so cheap these days, I would consider one of these with the kit lens and a fast prime (50mm f1.8 or f1.4)

All the best, Paul.

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Old May 6, 2005, 5:30 PM   #3
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Just thought I would tack on a bit extra here...
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1. Will there be much improvement in capturing low light scenes, with a 7590?
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The high end of the ISO is the same on both cameras. Therefore, they will perform essentially the same in low light.


4. Are dust orbs a problem with the 7590?
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Dust orbs are not a problem of any camera,and certainly not the 7590. Dust orbs are a problem of having dust around, which isn't the camera's fault. If you have particulate matter in the air, you willhave to either shoot without flash, or use the flash and accept the fact that you have particulate matter in the air.

A camera isn't as sensitive as your eyes. That is why you can see in a particular scene, but the camera cannot photograph it well. If you do not have enough light to make a good photograph, you will need to do one of several things. One is to increase ISO as high as it will go, and then see if you then get the exposure needed. If this doesn't work, then you will need to use flash, or a camera that will allow you to increase ISO a lot, or one that has a faster lens than what you have now. As mentioned above, the dslr route is the best if low-light photography is important to you. Lastly, there is one p&s I can think of that has a high ISO, and that is the new Fuji - the F10 or something like that. I've yet to see a comprehensive review for this camera, but it might be worth your while to check it out...
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Your Joking Paul, Crikey the Nikon was one thing but a Canon Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeks, Ha Ha Ha, mind you the Prime 50 sounds OK.

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Your Joking Paul, Crikey the Nikon was one thing but a Canon Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeks, Ha Ha Ha, mind you the Prime 50 sounds OK.

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I have been drinking tonight Dave, maybe I'll edit it in the morning.:G:G:G

But if you look around you can find a 300D for a little bit more than 7590 money as everyone is dumping them for the 350D because it has more pixels.:lol:
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