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Old Nov 12, 2005, 11:18 AM   #11
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Lol fun picture :G

Are those Koi? and where are they at?
Yes, koi, they're in the pond of the Atago Shrine in downtown Tokyo.

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Old Nov 13, 2005, 8:44 AM   #12
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get away with what ?

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Old Nov 14, 2005, 5:58 AM   #13
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Old Nov 14, 2005, 5:24 PM   #14
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(also if i zoom right in lets say 200mm and focus on the object im aiming at, and then zoom the camera out to lets say 24mm will the object that im aiming at go out of focus?)
It depends... on the zoom construction! :idea:

In the old film day you can zoom and focus with a combined ring - It's called a 1-touch or 'push-pull'. In those early day since one has to focus manually one can zoom-in to focus on the details and zoom-out to recompose - There's no AF yet so theses lenses are mostly parafocal in design (ie they maintained focus while zooming) and are call true zoom....

With the advent of autofocus, and Minolta was 1st at this, started to introduce varifocal designs in their Xi line since theses type of zooms are more compact, but they do not hold focus when the focal lenght is changed!


--> Not all zooms maintain focus when the focal lenght is changed:
o Tokina is notable for this and maintain focus in their entire line: http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...=40&page=1
o Most Nikon and Sigma are parafocal as well and will hold focus...
o Most Canon are varifocal and won't hold focus including the L's - Try them! http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=65



There's a reason behind two touch zoom (separate rings for focus/zoom) because theses designs carry some benefits:
1. They usually come with internal zooming and do not shift weight, ie the length of the lens does not change when zoomed
2. Internal focusing, ie faster focus since only certain internal elements have to move and the front of the lens do not rotate (for filters)

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Thank you very much for the full detailed examples

Was very helpfull, Thank you!
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Old Nov 17, 2005, 12:29 PM   #16
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Why 7D? If you're a professional sports reporter that's the right choice, it is extremely fast, has a large high speed internal buffer and even stays fast when the buffer is full.

But my 5D is technically 99% equal, much lighter, smaller, easier to handle, the buttons are on much more logical places, it's much cheaper, just a little bit less fast. I sometimes try to fill the buffer on purpose, To succeed I have to keep on shooting for quite a while at an absurd rate.

Apart from that go for it.

PS one thing newbies often don't understand before they actually buy a DSLR:
an optical viewfinder means no preview on your display before actually taking the picture. You can't use the LCD as extra viewfinder.
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