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11. Posted by Daver141 (Respected Member 117 posts) 11y

Q-Zhang:

I do shoot in raw sadly. I was just in alaska and I took 8 gb of pics- about 750- in 2 weeks. Somehow it doesnt slow me down...

12. Posted by bibs (Full Member 89 posts) 11y

Hi Dave and Q_Zhang
we are here to share our knowledge with others and help them in whatever way we can. We should not indulge in leg-pulling business.
TP is viewed daily by thousands of people throughout the world.
We should maintain certain decorum.
Bye & all the best.

13. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

bib,

Sorry if I came off as flippant. I wasn't pulling anybody's leg. There are digital backs and Phase One does make a very expensive 22megapixel digital back for the Hasselblad H1 which costs about $40,000. I've held one and had it demo'ed. In a pinch that might be a solution if you want film and digital. However, I think you were looking for a camera that allowed you to switch instantly between film and digital. That doesn't exist as far as I know.

Daver141,

One of the reasons I went digital was that I hesitated too much with film. Some friends noticed that when I really let loose I can come up with some great compositions. Which comes back to your point about getting gear that fits your shooting style.

14. Posted by Daver141 (Respected Member 117 posts) 11y

I think you are right. It depends on what type of photographer one is. I prefer to blast away, rather than waiting patiently for what one of my photo teachers called the "magic moment". It does tend to mean that I have to sift thru many more pictures, but it has been my experience that my friends who ask for copies seldom request the same pics that I would have.

15. Posted by bibs (Full Member 89 posts) 11y

Hi
Both of you have explained your choices pretty well. the main point between choosing a film and digital camera is -
Digitals allows to be shutter happy - without waiting for the magical moments and bothering about the film cost --- instant results--easy post-production editing .That explains it all.
bibs

16. Posted by standard67 (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Are you talking about canon, kodak or other?

I have a 20d that i have mixed feelings about, but i have taken some great pics with.

Arney Carlsson
Attack life....it's going to kill you anyway!

[ Edit: Sorry, no personal contact details in the forum please.... ]

17. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

Quoting bibs

Hi
Both of you have explained your choices pretty well. the main point between choosing a film and digital camera is -
Digitals allows to be shutter happy - without waiting for the magical moments and bothering about the film cost --- instant results--easy post-production editing .That explains it all.
bibs

bibs, a few more words to clarify. I was shooting a lot of portraits with models. The "magic moment" is a fraction of a second in those cases. It isn't a case of not waiting, I simply can't hesitate in those cases. I'm not entirely convinced going digital has solved the problem, but it was worth a try.

Bottom line is that film and digital cameras are completely different creatures.

18. Posted by bibs (Full Member 89 posts) 11y

Hi everybody out there. I got my first digicam. As I havn't handled a one before ,I did a lot of netsearch and narrowede down on two models - Canon powershot A510 / Canon powershot S2 IS. Finally I settled for the later Canon S2 IS. For mid sized one its awesome.
Picture quality above average. Just using for 3 days,so hav't gone deep inside.
BTW the DCRP site is helped me a lot. Jeff Kelly seems to know his business.
bibs

19. Posted by Audioslave (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Quoting tamales22

Hi there,

I am new to photography...I recently bought my first SLR camera and I am looking for a quality lens that is resonably priced. I have gone onto websites to read reviews and found that some lenses have terrible reviews.....as being cheaply made, with bad foces, with flare problems, etc...while others have better reviews. I really don't know much about brands so can anyone give me general information on quality lenses, brands, series, etc that have good focus and produce sharp images as desired. I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks

Hello! In order to give you any advice on that, you need to tell us what type of camera you have, if you want to buy a wide-angle, zoom lens, fixed focal length, etc.? There are so many lenses at so many different prices that it is almost impossible to recommend anything withouth you specifying things a little. If youre new to photography, you probably dont need to buy the most expensive lenses anyway, unless you have lots of money on the side to spend

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