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Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 24, 2009, 5:07 PM
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Posted By javacleve
yeah, DUH, I thought of that after I posted...

yeah, DUH, I thought of that after I posted yesterday LOL It still could help in other situations in which I might use that lens, though (say, at the zoo). I forgot that the A500 was the new...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 23, 2009, 11:18 PM
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Posted By javacleve
Thank you, Hards, for reminding me of everything...

Thank you, Hards, for reminding me of everything :o
...I understood that I would need a 200mm for gymnastics, so that would level the playing field between Sony & Canon, price-wise (I think the...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 23, 2009, 9:06 PM
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Posted By javacleve
A brief update and one more question (I hope I...

A brief update and one more question (I hope I haven't tried your patience too much by now! )
The question: I forget now, was there some reason we had ruled out the Sony A700?
I piqued the...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 21, 2009, 12:27 PM
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Posted By javacleve
I understand, John...I'm not looking for new...

I understand, John...I'm not looking for new recommendations at this point. I was just reporting back as to the results of my tests and handling of the D90 (and responding to the comments with my...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 21, 2009, 12:25 PM
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Posted By javacleve
ok, good point. The 100mm is the part that...

ok, good point. The 100mm is the part that concerns me, though...seems like 200mm is what is recommended (and that makes it humongous!!!)
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 21, 2009, 12:08 PM
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Posted By javacleve
oh, yes, those photos were awesome for sure...but...

oh, yes, those photos were awesome for sure...but like I said before, the equipment was pretty pricey for most of the shots! I didn't see any that were specifically the T1i with a 100mm lens...I'll...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 21, 2009, 11:47 AM
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Posted By javacleve
Ahh, but with the 200mm f2.8 lens, it WILL be...

Ahh, but with the 200mm f2.8 lens, it WILL be worse than my test scenario. That's the rub. Perhaps a 100mm f2.8 lens would be okay, I haven't seen one... I know you are correct about the image...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 21, 2009, 11:45 AM
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Posted By javacleve
hmm, that's a good question...I do think they are...

hmm, that's a good question...I do think they are way better than MINE, but they don't thrill me.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 20, 2009, 10:20 PM
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Posted By javacleve
OK, so are you saying, never mind the advice for...

OK, so are you saying, never mind the advice for getting GREAT photographs of gymnastics, and just go with a good system/lens that will give me GOOD photographs (way better than I am getting)? ie...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 20, 2009, 8:05 PM
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Posted By javacleve
Oh, one thing I should add, that I found there...

Oh, one thing I should add, that I found there were 2 different focusing modes on my N80, and I had selected one a long time ago for reasons I don't recall...BUT for kicks I tried the OTHER mode...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 20, 2009, 8:01 PM
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Posted By javacleve
yay, I can't wait :) On another note, I...

yay, I can't wait :)

On another note, I brought my N80 with 85mm zoom to the gym this evening just to give it the old college try...fuggeddaboudit. From the parents' viewing room, the bars are...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 20, 2009, 7:56 PM
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Posted By javacleve
bwaa haaa haaa! It wouldn't be the only 12-step...

bwaa haaa haaa! It wouldn't be the only 12-step program I should be in, unfortunately ;)
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 20, 2009, 9:52 AM
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Posted By javacleve
I was kind of being tongue in cheek, but a film...

I was kind of being tongue in cheek, but a film P&S doesn't have the lag time that I loathe, so that's why I said that...
I think I actually spend more on my pictures now that I am digital. The...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 20, 2009, 9:36 AM
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Posted By javacleve
yeah, it's all relative. You're talking to SLR...

yeah, it's all relative. You're talking to SLR owners, I'm a P&S owner...:D Well, I do have an SLR, but I don't use it for the reasons already described at length :rolleyes:
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 20, 2009, 9:35 AM
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Posted By javacleve
Yeah, I know, I know....you described the dilemma...

Yeah, I know, I know....you described the dilemma very well! I was just hoping that the newer dSLRs were small enough that I could get away with one camera, because in my limited experience, I...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 19, 2009, 9:01 PM
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Posted By javacleve
no, it's not you, you just confirmed by...

no, it's not you, you just confirmed by experience what everyone else was saying. You are correct about my quality expectations and the gymnastics situation. The only thing that's really throwing...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 19, 2009, 8:57 PM
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Views: 17,534
Posted By javacleve
Yeah, I think you are all correct. The only...

Yeah, I think you are all correct. The only caveat is that, the T1i is still fairly large (although not too heavy) so with that being said, perhaps the 50D is still in the running. I was hoping the...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 18, 2009, 8:54 PM
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Posted By javacleve
well, that helps! I did not know that!

well, that helps! I did not know that!
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 18, 2009, 8:53 PM
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Posted By javacleve
Thank you, Zig! You, of course, confirm what...

Thank you, Zig! You, of course, confirm what everyone else in the world is trying to tell me :rolleyes: I appreciate the fact that you've had the experience, that means a lot! I am not sure our...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 18, 2009, 3:33 PM
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Views: 17,534
Posted By javacleve
Thank you for repeating your suggestions, as my...

Thank you for repeating your suggestions, as my head is crammed with so much information right now it is hard to keep straight. I do understand what you are saying about the ISO 3200; it is just...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 17, 2009, 9:44 PM
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Views: 17,534
Posted By javacleve
Every single picture I have looked at on my...

Every single picture I have looked at on my computer says the Flash was ON, so I think that something is wrong there (and the number is above 0). I mean, even outdoor photos...sometimes I do use...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 17, 2009, 9:30 PM
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Posted By javacleve
Someone else took this one and gave me the CD, it...

Someone else took this one and gave me the CD, it doesn't have much data but it says flash on and the camera model Kodak Z740zoom...it definitely looks better than my L14 at least; granted she's not...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 17, 2009, 9:26 PM
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Posted By javacleve
OK, I guess there was only a couple pictures in...

OK, I guess there was only a couple pictures in this folder from my Nikon N80, along with others from my old digicam, so that's what happened earlier...I THINK this is one of the N80 ones, no data...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 17, 2009, 9:10 PM
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Posted By javacleve
TCav, I saved the image that is in my post, and...

TCav, I saved the image that is in my post, and the exif is missing, but if I open the file that I uploaded on my computer, it is there--weird! Should I try reposting those images, or can I just...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 17, 2009, 10:00 AM
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Views: 17,534
Posted By javacleve
hmm, I'm confused...guess I need to go back and...

hmm, I'm confused...guess I need to go back and look again (later)...but I used the same program to resize all of them! It was the Olympus Camedia software that came with my original digi cam
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