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Old Dec 24, 2009, 10:05 PM   #41
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Shoturtle, I notice you are a prolific poster and been with us only a month so it is good you are getting involved. You are giving lots of advice but it would be great to get some background as to where this advice is coming from and what it is based on. It is important that our members get the best advice which might or might not be what you are giving. For someone to decide who they should listen to then it helps to get an idea of shooting skills and experience in the same way that JohnG does when he talks about any areas. You mention here you use a selection of Oly bodies and on another forum looks like you are shooting with a Canon 7D. It is helpful to see how well cameras are performing in the conditions we are discussing, especially when we get onto more specialist subjects as sports, wildlife (BIF especially) etc.

I'm not saying that it isn't worth anyone sharing their opinion if it differs from someone else, actually this is how we all learn as we can't get everything right all of the time, but having a good basis for this opinion is key etc.

So after my tired ramblings, as it is 3am, it would be great for us to find out more about you, see some of your work, understand your experience as well as getting your advice.
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Old Dec 25, 2009, 5:27 AM   #42
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I will answer you question the best I can via pm,
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Old Dec 25, 2009, 12:13 PM   #43
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for focus tracking I would definitely disagree with this statement. Intial focus is not the same as focus tracking. Especially not at low light levels. At no level in the hierarchy would I say "all are pretty similar".
I'm an Olympus shooter and I love my equipment. I sometimes think that alot of what I see is a load of bull, but this certainly is not!

I shoot an Olympus E-3 and I'd put its autofocus on a par with the 30D, and there has been alot of upgrading by Canon since the 30D.

I've had the chance to shoot with a D700 and the E-3 doesn't hold a candle to the focus tracking of that camera. It just doesn't.

I'll admit that I haven't touched a latter Canon body, intro or otherwise, nor have I laid hands on the E620, but John's interior sports shots are very tough duty for my camera. I'm not trying to discourage efforts, but strike one is the AF tracking, the fact that there is some hunting in low light, and the fact that I loose a stop of high ISO shutterspeed. I'm working at some disadvantage.

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Old Dec 25, 2009, 1:25 PM   #44
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I will answer you question the best I can via pm,
Thanks shoturtle, it wasn't so much for me although the PM interesting, it was more for any members or visitors wanting to put credence in what you say. For example John included some photos from shooting the genre being discussed etc.

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Old Dec 25, 2009, 1:42 PM   #45
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Default The K-X is a pretty good entry level DSLR

For those who have questioned the high ISO capabilities of the K-X, I must urge you to try one out. I had the K200D before switching to the K-X. From my experience, the K-X is two stops better than the K200D in low light. I used the K200D to take pictures of a nighttime college football game last year. I used the K-X to take pictures at the same stadium at another night game. I could use ISO 3200 and get decent image quality from the K-X. From what I have read in various forums, it seems that the K-X is better than the K-7 in low light, too.

I might have gotten the T1i if I didn't have the Pentax lenses, but I think the K-X is a bargain at its current price.
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Thanks shoturtle, it wasn't so much for me although the PM interesting, it was more for any members or visitors wanting to put credence in what you say. For example John included some photos from shooting the genre being discussed etc.

Anyway, back to the Christmas festivities and hope everyone is having a great day.
Not a problem, I not one that put to much personal stuff out on the open net. But I will be happy to answer any question up to a point in pm's.


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For those who have questioned the high ISO capabilities of the K-X, I must urge you to try one out. I had the K200D before switching to the K-X. From my experience, the K-X is two stops better than the K200D in low light. I used the K200D to take pictures of a nighttime college football game last year. I used the K-X to take pictures at the same stadium at another night game. I could use ISO 3200 and get decent image quality from the K-X. From what I have read in various forums, it seems that the K-X is better than the K-7 in low light, too.

I might have gotten the T1i if I didn't have the Pentax lenses, but I think the K-X is a bargain at its current price.
Thanks for the info, my brother is really interested in the K-X as his first DSLR, and he will do allot of low light shooting.
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Its not about sharing lots of personal information but rather helping build a picture for the members you are advising as people don't yet know you as you are very new. Adding a photo to help demonstrate a point or show you have experience in the area is a really good way. I would much rather take advice from someone who shoots in a particular environment or is familiar with a certain style. This is why you will not see me giving any major advice with architecture section or close-up as I've not spent the time shooting these genres. I did however spend a lot of time shooting sports over the years as a sideline business and since moved on to weddings and portraits as there was more money there so I hopefully can give advice in relation to these areas and help with samples etc or draw on experience of what is needed in a camera.

I don't want to make this about all that but just encourage you to backup advice especially when contradicting other members.
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Not a problem, everyone has their comfort level with what they like to put on the net, that is all.

I can give plenty of advise how to capture the fireball when a munition is fired. But not to much need for that kind shooting in the real world. smile.

again, merry x-mas and a happy new year.
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I can give plenty of advise how to capture the fireball when a munition is fired. But not to much need for that kind shooting in the real world. smile.
Possibly not but if you have any shots they would be really cool to see
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