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Trocar Slush Weasel Jun 8, 2002 2:48 AM

Got my Dimage 7i
I go to Japan and the whole BBS changes.

I got my Dimage 7i with a 1GB microdrive in Akihabara yesterday. Took my first pictures this morning of the sun rising over the Tokyo Dome, of all things. They were pretty bad but I figure stepping up from a sprint car to a NASCAR, you need to learn all about wedge and spoilers and all that.

I could spend a year in Tokyo alone with all the great shots that are available. (If anyone wants to give me that job)

[Edited on 6-8-2002 by Trocar Slush Weasel]

monsieurms Jun 13, 2002 9:39 AM

When I got my Minolta D7 one of the things I was impressed about was, as far as taking pix went, was that it worked pretty much the same way as my Maxxum 8000i. That is, I could add or subtract exposure, put it on manual if need be, or shutter priority, etc---basically, all the photo tricks I normally used were all there and once I figured out where the buttons and controls were, I just went back to taking the pix the same way I normally would.

padeye Jun 13, 2002 12:48 PM

TSW, you'll grow into it quickly. Remember, it isn't all the features that make the picture better. Curious, what was your "sprint car?"

NHL Jun 13, 2002 3:45 PM

Also let's remind everybody, that the D7 is probably the easiest camera to use in the MANUAL mode. ie. Pick a shutter speed, and dial in the aperture so the picture looks approximately right in the EVF and that's what you are going to get (or pick an aperture & dial in the shutter)... on your flash card.

Try that with a film SLR (or an optical finder digicam)!!!

How about some creativity with the electronic color filter on the D7i anyone?

Trocar Slush Weasel Jun 24, 2002 12:32 PM


Originally posted by padeye
TSW, you'll grow into it quickly. Remember, it isn't all the features that make the picture better. Curious, what was your "sprint car?"
Just got back.

My old camera was a Canon A20. Not really much to do there but click the button. I read thru the manual for the Dimage 7i, but it didn't really help me much, it was kinda overwhelming. I learned a lot just by shooting.

Had some difficult shooting situations while I was over there, like lots of motion with a really bright backlight and some fog effects (that was one situation) that I had to deal with that helped me learn some things.

[Edited on 6-24-2002 by Trocar Slush Weasel]

padeye Jun 24, 2002 12:57 PM

Not a bad little P&S camera. An A10 was my first non-toy digicam and I still use it a lot. Extremely flexible for an automatic and the undwerwater housing is a blast to use.

sjms Jul 6, 2002 11:03 PM

About Japan
your not kidding. i could fill up a few mega gigabyte HDs there. actually up until this month my cousin lived there for the past 10 years. i work fo an airline. add those 2 figures together and you get about 4000 slides from Wakkanai, Hokkaido down to Hiroshima with a whole lot in between. Hokkaido is the tops for me. i loved traveling about there

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