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Member Since 02 Nov 2003
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In Topic: Best Sub $1000 Digi Cam For Taking Concert Pics

02 July 2004 - 12:03 PM

I've done a lot of gig photography with film, but not any so far with digital.

I have a Canon EOS300D which would be quite capable of this kind of thing, I just haven't had the opportunity yet. (My PhotographyBLOG portfolio was all shot on film).

You say you want image stabilization - one way of getting around the low-light problem is to have a camera that can take the equivalent of a very fast "film speed" - ISO 1600 at a minimum. My gig work with film was on 1600 and under most circumstances that's adequate.

So you want to consider how sensitive the camera is (ie what's the fastest equivalent film speed it will do).

As for sub-$1000 - hmmm, I don't know (since I'm in the UK and not much help there!).


In Topic: Canon 300d Dissected

28 June 2004 - 04:05 PM

Oh that's just cruel!
What did it do to deserve such a fate???

In Topic: Slides From Digital Files?

26 June 2004 - 07:31 AM

In case anyone else is wondering, I thought I'd let you know that I had the slides come back from Micro-Quiz in about 3 days, and they are great! I deliberately sent files which were tricky in terms of colour, contrast and detail etc, to see just what I'd get for 1.25 each. I have to say I'm very impressed; their printing to emulsion has coped with everything very well, and not bad for that price!

So, it could be time to say goodbye to the film body for good.... although that will be a hard decision!

Caz Mockett

In Topic: Slide Scanning Troubles

24 June 2004 - 12:20 PM

In the main, the exposures have been fine. Sometimes its well-staturated (under exposed, if anything) slides that give me the most trouble. I haven't really been able to pin down a common theme, which is why I'm feeling frustrated!

Thanks for your thoughts anyway....


In Topic: Slides From Digital Files?

21 June 2004 - 12:09 PM


You're a star! I had stumbled across Micro-Quiz's website a while ago, via a link from the Smethwick PS website, but when I went back to the SPS site it had gone! So I'm really pleased you pointed this out, thanks.

Will send them a CD of a few choice pics and see what comes back. This could solve a lot of my "should I take it on slide or digital" dilemmas!

Caz Mockett