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chappo1

Member Since 06 May 2006
Offline Last Active Nov 28 2008 09:45 AM
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In Topic: Is This The Place To Place "honesty"? On Images?

03 September 2008 - 11:02 PM

A last sentence from me- I agree with Bridget and Viv and will post elsewhere for while
john
QUOTE (Bridget @ Sep 3 2008, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok,i'm with Viv,some just don't know when to give it a rest.

Bridget

In Topic: Testing A Digital Slr Before Buying

24 August 2008 - 12:22 AM

If you already have a memory card, take it to the store and get the sales assistant to put it in the display camera.. Take a few shots that you think will test it...take the card home and look at your images...if you are happy with the feel of the camera and the results then go back and buy it. If you do not have a card, buy this first and tell the salesperson you will be back.....john

In Topic: Super Zooms

10 August 2008 - 12:39 AM

Just to let you know that we hear you.....I cannot help you but do not want you to feel ignored......john

In Topic: Buying A Digital Slr

05 August 2008 - 11:50 AM

I am on my second DSLR (my wife uses the first) since 2005.
A number of points
1. Once you choose your brand stay with it as the lens's will fit the next model. Therefore choose carefully and take extra time to make the initial brand selection
2. Before you do what the vast majority do and choose between Nikon and Canon, take a look at the Olympus, Pentax and Sony. All these have image stabilisation in the body and you do not need IS lens's. Talk to friends, get opinions, talk to camera shops and most importantly hold the cameras.
3. Once you have narrowed your brand choice then you have another choice to make
a) kit lens deals (2 lens plus body) and wait until you understand more to upgrade to higher quality lens
cool.gif One expensive lens to start with.

I am not going to push my brand of body down your throat because everyone has different opinions. On the lens side, I would go with the kit lens deals and then take my time to evaluate if and when I upgrade but others will suggest you go for one good lens to start with.
Remember that the body will be superceded within 12 months but the good lens will last many bodies so, before you buy an expensive lens, be sure it is what you want.

john

In Topic: Konica Minolta

01 August 2008 - 04:16 AM

I have had (my wife now uses it as I have a Sony A700) a Konica-Minolta 5D and the software will run on a Mac or a PC.
I have used the KM software but now use Picasa2 to download the images and Photoshop and Photoshop Camera raw for manipulation....john