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Forum: Olympus Aug 23, 2003, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By somynex
just to add to the above, the oly tcon17/wcon07...

just to add to the above, the oly tcon17/wcon07 are pretty high quality lenses. you can find reviews of them on a 5050 at www.wrotniak.net under the photo tidbits section.

somy
Forum: Olympus Aug 15, 2003, 9:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,790
Posted By somynex
congratulations & good choice =) i know i...

congratulations & good choice =)

i know i only entered the discussion on the xD part, as most of what i could've said about the 750 had been said already, but it's a very good camera and will do...
Forum: Fujifilm Aug 15, 2003, 4:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,232
Posted By somynex
as opposed to familiarizing yourself with it in...

as opposed to familiarizing yourself with it in complete darkness with a manual? :wink:

sorry couldn't resist =) :D
Forum: General Discussion Aug 14, 2003, 8:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By somynex
probably a bit pricy such that olympus does not...

probably a bit pricy such that olympus does not want to license the tech from canon again ;)

but the new panasonic FZ-2 is out, which is essentially the FZ-1 with manual controls. =) tried the...
Forum: Olympus Aug 14, 2003, 6:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,790
Posted By somynex
ah yes, lexar and sandisk. sandisk isn't bad in...

ah yes, lexar and sandisk. sandisk isn't bad in pricing, but i know lexar cards charge a premium. but in any event, hopefully the competition will help prices ease lower, if only a little.

about...
Forum: Olympus Aug 13, 2003, 8:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,790
Posted By somynex
absolutely. i also think the price difference is...

absolutely. i also think the price difference is ridiculous =) in my 5050, i have two card slots, one for SM/xD, and one for CF, and the only cards i have purchased so far are CF cards.

i do...
Forum: Olympus Aug 13, 2003, 5:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,790
Posted By somynex
fwiw, i only have used the supplied 32mb xD card...

fwiw, i only have used the supplied 32mb xD card on my 5050 but i've used it many times over, consistently filling it up with pictures of multiple qualities, and have never had a problem with it yet,...
Forum: Fujifilm Aug 13, 2003, 5:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,982
Posted By somynex
after you change the aperture in a mode, and move...

after you change the aperture in a mode, and move back to manual, just moving the dial without pressing any buttons changes the shutter speed in manual (while moving the dial while hodling the +/-...
Forum: Fujifilm Aug 11, 2003, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,218
Posted By somynex
absolutely =) i use PS at work and it's very very...

absolutely =) i use PS at work and it's very very powerful and much is still beyond me yet =)

however, for my personal use i can only afford PS Elements, and i have not heard anything about how...
Forum: Fujifilm Aug 11, 2003, 7:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,218
Posted By somynex
ya, i'm also reading the forum there too. olympus...

ya, i'm also reading the forum there too. olympus has done the same thing, providing only a very basic raw converter (does essentially what you can do in-camera), but adobe raw being released after,...
Forum: Fujifilm Aug 10, 2003, 8:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,218
Posted By somynex
the RAW is what currently intrigues me most =)...

the RAW is what currently intrigues me most =) (btw, i forgot to mention, it seems that we can shoot 5fps raw? or was i mistaken...)

i must say i enjoy working with the raw files from my 5050 a...
Forum: Fujifilm Aug 9, 2003, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,218
Posted By somynex
you're most welcome for any help my post might...

you're most welcome for any help my post might have given.

do keep in mind though that there are also differences, both improvements and some not, between the 602 and 7000. as i myself don't...
Forum: Fujifilm Aug 7, 2003, 3:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,218
Posted By somynex
actually the 7000 is more successor to the 602...

actually the 7000 is more successor to the 602 than the 5000, with the 7000 & 602 sharing the same body, lens, and general controls. the 5000 is more a new item in fuji's lineup to tackle the...
Forum: Fujifilm Jul 31, 2003, 9:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By somynex
Re: G3 vs S602z Pro or to wait for S7000 reviews

the 602 is the fastest consumer (non-dSLR) digicam out there that i know of where focusing is concerned. it more or less leaves all other cameras of the same category that i have tried in the dust....
Forum: Olympus Jul 30, 2003, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By somynex
i think the same rule applies, only you'd have to...

i think the same rule applies, only you'd have to estimate & convert the zoom to 35mm terms, and then go from there. so at full zoom (380mm in 35mm terms) you'd like to have a 1/380 shutter speed...
Forum: Olympus Jul 27, 2003, 4:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,210
Posted By somynex
I hope you don't think the rest of us unwilling...

I hope you don't think the rest of us unwilling to respond but gibson provided such a good response that there really is little more to add or anything to disagree with (at least for me).

if you...
Forum: Olympus Jul 27, 2003, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,474
Posted By somynex
hi joe, yes, the sofware version refers to...

hi joe,

yes, the sofware version refers to your firmware as well. that last number 76, is your firmware version. seems to me like you got one of the earliest firmware versions out there. i...
Forum: Olympus Jul 26, 2003, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,474
Posted By somynex
Hi Joe, I personally do not think my e-mail...

Hi Joe,

I personally do not think my e-mail can handle a 3MB attachment but you can consider signing up for a geocities account and just posting it there. if you have a yahoo e-mail then you...
Forum: Fujifilm Jul 26, 2003, 6:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By somynex
sorry, i did not mean to illicit such fears =)...

sorry, i did not mean to illicit such fears =) read on and rest easy...

i don't believe if you just rename a picture, like through windows explorer or the rename function in DOS or the batch...
Forum: Fujifilm Jul 26, 2003, 5:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By somynex
jpeg is a "lossy" format in that it each time it...

jpeg is a "lossy" format in that it each time it saves, it recompresses the data, and in doing so you lose a bit of picture quality each time you save. for a drastic example of this process, take any...
Forum: Olympus Jul 26, 2003, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,474
Posted By somynex
a couple of suggestions

first i'd check out the firmware on your camera. while i am not a 100% believer in many of the stories floating about with regards to it, if you do have v77, there seems to be a general consensus...
Forum: Olympus Jul 6, 2003, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By somynex
both the 730 and 740 are 10x zoom cameras,...

both the 730 and 740 are 10x zoom cameras, 38mm-380mm in 35mm terms if i remember correctly. however,

the 730 is slightly larger than the 740/750, and takes xD or SM card formats (both in the same...
Forum: Olympus Jul 6, 2003, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,982
Posted By somynex
that does look like a a hot pixel, and although...

that does look like a a hot pixel, and although the pixel mapping function on the 5050 should get rid of it, you shouldn't have to put up with this in a brand new camera imho. i'd try to either...
Forum: Olympus Jul 6, 2003, 9:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By somynex
without a sample picture, it's a bit hard to find...

without a sample picture, it's a bit hard to find out what may have went wrong. were both shots of the same thing? if they weren't and you were not shooting in M mode, then the camera may have chosen...
Forum: Olympus Jul 6, 2003, 9:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,189
Posted By somynex
the 740 and 750 both have a new ED lens by...

the 740 and 750 both have a new ED lens by olympus, which has been designed to help reduce the CA & purple fringing problems found in digital cameras, especially in long-zoom/ccd couplings. from the...
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