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Old Dec 6, 2002, 3:17 PM   #11
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When in Natural or Vivid sRGB, the 'filter' can be adjusted from +3 to -3. A positive adjustment acts like a warming filter. A negative adjustment makes the image cooler.

When in B/W, the filter can tone the neutral monochrome image in eleven steps: the 'filter' effect cycles from neutral to red, green, to magenta, to blue.



The 5700 might benefit this more than the D7's since it doesn't come with a filter thread... Go and figure! :lol:
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Yes...thanks I got it!
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Old Dec 6, 2002, 4:55 PM   #13
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[Thanks for all of the info and opinions. I think for the races I will buy a 35mm camera and get the D7 for chasing the grandkids around. I have a Sony Mavica and Casio 2900 right now. The Casio actually takes some pretty nice photos. I have an HP Deskjet 970 Cse printer and with the Casio on the Fine selection I can actually print out some pretty nice 8x10's. I just need to get something that is faster because I have missed so many shots of the girls. It's not very often we have all of them together so when we do, I want to be able to get the shot when that "Kodak moment" takes place. My wife prefers the old point and shoot so she doesn't flinch when I tell her that I need something faster and better. (Boy am I lucky or what). Thanks again for helping me out.
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You just have to learn to pre-focus first! Once it's focused, and if you didn't release the shutter all the way, the camera will stay locked on and you can press the shutter as fast as your heart content... No shutter delay here. Also if you have overiden the camera's AF with a Direct Manual Focus (DMF) through the focusing ring, this new focusing position is also retained by the action of the 1/2 shutter press!

It's only when you release the shutter all the way past the 1st detent and press the shutter again. This is when the camera has to AF and measures a new exposure, hence a slight delay before the shutter reacts and is still a common problem to all digicam unless you jump to the d-SLRs which use a true to film phase detection AF in their prism!
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It's only when you release the shutter all the way past the 1st detent and press the shutter again. This is when the camera has to AF and measures a new exposure, hence a slight delay before the shutter reacts and is still a common problem to all digicam unless you jump to the d-SLRs which use a true to film phase detection AF in their prism!
That's the same with most digicams. Nothing speciel to the 7Hi!
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That's the same with most digicams.
I know, but the DMF is unique in this class. It allows you to follow through each shot with quick manual focusing overide in between 1/2 shutter presses which makes it really convenient and speedy if your subject(s) has moved (the distance scale also magically appears when the focusing ring is twisted)!

Have you try it with the 5700 or you have to switch the camera to manual focus 1st (with the menu?). I guess that's the benefit of having a two hands operation over a single-handed pushbuttons... BTW theses features are on all D7s and not just limited to the Hi's!

The new F717 also has adopted this Minolta's scheme, and I don't know if any user has tried it yet, but the Sony camera shares a common ring for both zoom and manual focus. I guess you'll be limited to just one operation unlike the D7's that have a separate manual zoom ring as well.
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On the cp5700 I have a pushbutton to do it. Works fine and fast. I dont have to go to any menu - thanks god! Okay I agree on the DMF - you have great knowledge NHL!

BTW I had a laugh yesterday when I read a danish review on the D7i and CP5700. The author descriped the D7i's backside as looking like "a sparepart from a german world war tank! :P He he... I agree in silence and think that Minolta did good making the new model black. Now it looks like a dirty sparepart from a german tank!
Just kidding. :P :P But I must admit it NOT a beauty!
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I will probably get flamed for this, but my co-worker decided to get the D7i the other day and he thinks the 5700 looks too feminine and fit for sissy (his word not mine).

Sorry! :P

I guess it's in the mind of the beholder... but I agree the D7's is more utilitarian (German efficiency) looking!
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