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Forum: General Discussion Oct 4, 2007, 4:34 PM
Replies: 68
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Posted By eric s
SLRs and DSLRs have different amounts of blackout...

SLRs and DSLRs have different amounts of blackout time.
this is one of those things you get when you pay money for the higher-end DSLRs that ofte doesn't make it into the review.

I find that with...
Forum: Newbie Help Oct 2, 2007, 3:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,172
Posted By eric s
Personally, I program the * button to stop AF. So...

Personally, I program the * button to stop AF. So I don't have to move my shutter finger at all to stop AI-Servo focus (similar to your pumping the shutter to get it to "Track" the subject.) I use...
Forum: General Discussion Oct 1, 2007, 1:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By eric s
I want to second JohnG's comments and add a few...

I want to second JohnG's comments and add a few things.

In some areas of photography (wedding, event and stock mostly) being the best is not a requirement.

Once you get to a certain skill level...
Forum: Newbie Help Sep 28, 2007, 3:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,172
Posted By eric s
Killdeer are certainly larger than a baseball at...

Killdeer are certainly larger than a baseball at 10.5 inches long! :) (I don't believe that was a plover, the only US shorebird that has two black bibs is a killdeer.) And they certainly fly in...
Forum: General Discussion Sep 28, 2007, 2:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By eric s
I noticed that this is your first post. So I...

I noticed that this is your first post.
So I thought I'd welcome you to the site. Its a great place on the web, with very few trolls and lots of knowledgeable people.

The desire to switch to...
Forum: Newbie Help Sep 27, 2007, 1:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,172
Posted By eric s
Nice hummingbird. I have to completely...

Nice hummingbird.

I have to completely disagree with you there. You didn't shoot him flying around doing the zig-zag thing. You shot him in a predicatable place doing a predictable thing -...
Forum: Newbie Help Sep 26, 2007, 1:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,172
Posted By eric s
I'd like to make a minor correction to something...

I'd like to make a minor correction to something that JohnG said.
High precision cross-type sensors on the Canon 1-series cameras work in "high precision" mode at f/4 and wider. Not f/2.8, as he...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Aug 24, 2007, 8:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,068
Posted By eric s
I fully agree with the above comments. You can...

I fully agree with the above comments.
You can take great postcards with almost any DSLR and any reasonable lens that is on the market.

Sure, there are pictures you won't get (fast action sports...
Forum: General Discussion Aug 24, 2007, 8:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,787
Posted By eric s
I agree with the above comments. I'll add an...

I agree with the above comments.
I'll add an interesting trick.

If you're camera has a screw hole for mounting on a tripod you can put a screw in it that sticks out just a little bit... enough to...
Forum: General Discussion Aug 24, 2007, 7:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By eric s
I still need to read the actual announcement... ...

I still need to read the actual announcement...
But I fully agree. We need higher quality pixels, not more of them.
I can print great 11x14 images even after a little bit of cropping, and I'm only...
Forum: General Discussion Aug 24, 2007, 7:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,273
Posted By eric s
Canon switched lens mounts back in the 80's....

Canon switched lens mounts back in the 80's. Nikon's lens mount has evolved slowly (with backwards compatability in mind) for many many years.

You shouldn't have problems finding used and/or older...
Forum: General Discussion Aug 21, 2007, 9:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,273
Posted By eric s
Lets not forget the anti-aliasing filter. That...

Lets not forget the anti-aliasing filter.
That effectively blurs the image slightly (reduces sharpness) to remove the jagged edges that diagonal lines in a photo can produce.

Different cameras...
Forum: General Discussion Aug 14, 2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,515
Posted By eric s
TCav wrote: Why do you feel "the situation...

TCav wrote:

Why do you feel "the situation will only get worse with extension tubes"? I just wonder what this is in reference to (the size of the depth of field?)

I don't want to spend the...
Forum: General Discussion Aug 10, 2007, 1:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By eric s
You might be able to get away with using regular...

You might be able to get away with using regular glasses cleaner on your LCD. I don't know about that.

I will say that you *should not* use that on your lens. Most lenses have coatings on them...
Forum: General Discussion Aug 8, 2007, 4:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By eric s
The point about "registering" your gear in the US...

The point about "registering" your gear in the US is absolutely true.

I'm on Arthur Moris's news letter (he runs photo trips around the US and the world, along with selling his own pictures) and...
Forum: Newbie Help Jul 9, 2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,997
Posted By eric s
The Op/Tech ones that I've seen are a bit wide -...

The Op/Tech ones that I've seen are a bit wide - great for you neck but a little bit tricky for packing into a bag. Still quite good straps, though.

I've also heard warnings that some people...
Forum: Newbie Help Jun 28, 2007, 2:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,996
Posted By eric s
I agee with PeterP, but will add this. It is...

I agee with PeterP, but will add this.
It is about money. If they wanted to, they could do it. But they don't choose to because it will raise the price or lower their profit.

Simple as that.

...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Jun 26, 2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By eric s
I have the 20D, not the 30D, but I can say yes, I...

I have the 20D, not the 30D, but I can say yes, I use the center point the majority of the time.
When I'm close to my subject, and it isn't in the center I will change the focus point so it is over...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Jun 25, 2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,064
Posted By eric s
JohnG wrote I fully understand that! I'm...

JohnG wrote

I fully understand that! I'm sure it's much better than the 20D (having used that for a year or more before upgrading. The low light stuff you do with your 20D is already quite...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Jun 22, 2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,064
Posted By eric s
Nothing wrong with the MkII N suggestion. I've...

Nothing wrong with the MkII N suggestion. I've got the camera and its a wonderful piece of equipment.


JohnG,
As to your comments about focusing issues, I thought I'd add that I know a forum...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Jun 19, 2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,064
Posted By eric s
My understanding, from reading in other places,...

My understanding, from reading in other places, is that the MkIII's image quality is just slightly better. Slightly better noise (lower) at reasonable ISOs. I don't know about contrast and color...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Jun 14, 2007, 1:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By eric s
You could very well be right about the AF system...

You could very well be right about the AF system being the same.
I haven't paid as much attention to the Rebel line and exacty which parts they are using (it would certainly make sense to do so as...
Forum: Newbie Help Jun 14, 2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,334
Posted By eric s
tclune, you really think its only 90%? I would...

tclune,
you really think its only 90%? I would have said viewfinder coverage is something closer to 95%... but that would have been only a guess.

Both certainly have their advantages. Eventually...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Jun 13, 2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By eric s
For most pictures, no - there will be no...

For most pictures, no - there will be no difference.
The resolution of the image is slightly different (20D & 30D are 8MP, the XTi is 10MP), maybe the noise profile at higher ISO values is slightly...
Forum: General Discussion May 29, 2007, 1:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By eric s
Shooting weddings is hard, be warned. You...

Shooting weddings is hard, be warned.
You didn't mention if you were the primary photographer there or not. If you are, you should seriously consider getting help.

There is a lot to do, and many...
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