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    Camera Make DSLR unusable temporarily

    Almost exactly! Yes, I've been in this hobby for more than fifty years. Good pictures are so much easier to make now than they were in 1965. ... But "seeing" (visualizing) them is as hard as it ever was. Thanks for the nice compliment. I could learn a lot sitting at the feet of the many...
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    Camera Make DSLR unusable temporarily

    Hello Parag Sinha. I hope that encounter went okay and to your liking. Those up-thread who said "Just say no." are exactly on the mark. Some people, especially immature people, who would ask to borrow your camera, lens, car, fountain pen, or other fine instrument simply do not understand...
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    Camera Questionnaire for buying digital camera (Please read before posting)

    Interesting points made by ssslayer. It seems to me that the questionnaire could better differentiate between the comparative/relative importance of portability/pocketability versus flexibility. A smaller P&S is better for "take me with you everywhere snapshooting," whereas a dSLR is a better...
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    Camera Upgrading to Full Frame

    Hello Ameet. I haven't met anyone yet who moved up to full frame who regretted it. APS is only about 46% of a full frame. All other things equal, FF brings better control of depth of field, less concern about diffraction at higher aperture numbers, and better low light capability. Having a...
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    Camera Upgrading to Full Frame

    I wonder why the categorical condemnation of zooms? They are an order of magnitude better today than they were when I bought my first Nikkor zoom back in the 1970s. Today's premium zooms are fast and sharp. They are less distorted. And they are infinitely more convenient inasmuch as one does...
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    Camera Need help on buying a DSLR

    Hello Rohan. I think it might be wise to let her take her own choice about equipment. Having studied photography as she has, she will have some idea of what she wants. She may know enough to know that she needs an upscale or advanced amateur design instead of an entry level camera. She will...
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    Camera JJMPF Down. Membership moving to PCI.

    Yes, I see that it is back up. Maybe the spam will be under control now with the new software load and whatnot.
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    Camera JJMPF Down. Membership moving to PCI.

    Those who are familiar with the JJMPF will be saddened to learn that it has been out of service for a week as of Jan 5. The Membership is moving en mass to the Photography Club of India website at this link --->> http://photographyclubofindia.com/boards/index.php?topic=90.0
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    Camera Found Vintage Flim Cameras (Yashica), What to do?

    I will guess that there will not be very much interest in them. One round of batteries, film, and processing will make one wonder why he didn't just get a cheap digi. The zoom at longer setting might give some pretty good depth of field control with soft backgrounds, as with portraiture. But I...
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    Camera DSLR for a newbie

    Hello DexBG. Very pleased to meet you. I wasn't aware that I was being subliminal, but the D7000 is certainly a match. ;) A friend of mine here with more than forty years in the hobby bought a D7000 a couple of years ago. He was very, very happy with the choice. One other thought I've had...
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    Camera DSLR for a newbie

    Hi Guys. I will share my very prejudiced view in this. Education is expensive, but ignorance costs even more. I'm convinced that one would benefit greatly by stretching a bit towards a mid-range body which has more features of interest to an advancing imagemaker. Many newcomers buy entry...
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    Camera Best Entry Level DSLR

    Hi Folks. I will share a prejudiced and different view. For the serious amateur, many entry level cameras come packaged with seeds of discontent that will sprout a few months on and cause one to want to upgrade as soon as he learns a little more about photography. Things the newcomer does not...
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    Camera Nikon drops a bomb with the D800!

    It's a good time to get an "antique D700." 12 megapixels is more than enough for most folks who are interested in photographs more than bragging rights.
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    Camera Sony launches the worlds fastest semi pro camera A77

    I understand your sentiments, Brendon. I think it is really cool how that DOF preview is available at full brightness in the EVF, and that MLU is rendered irrelevant. The 100% frame accurate finder is a feature that most folks never appreciate, or even think about. It's good to see that SONY is...
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    Camera Sony launches the worlds fastest semi pro camera A77

    I suspect you found that 1980 FF pentaprism viewfinder to be a breath of fresh air. How's your film adventure going, Brendon? You probably didn't know that I have a Minolta XG-7 with a 50mm f1.7, from about 1982. When is your A77 coming in? ;)
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    Camera Canon EOS 1DX: Canon announces its new flagship camera

    Nice, big honking camera. Nice, big honking price. I wonder how many of us will buy one. Not me. But I'm impressed with Canon's tacit admission that the megapixel race is over. It's now more about quality of pixels and higher ISO performance. As it should be. Anyone who needs more than ten...
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    Camera Sony launches the worlds fastest semi pro camera A77

    Hi Guys. Just how much does sensor size matter? Probably not as much as some think, according to Mike Johnston. In this article, he provides comparison images of a model's face using several formats, one being Nikon's new CX format. The Online Photographer: Mike's Position on Sensor Sizes...
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    Camera Sony launches the worlds fastest semi pro camera A77

    Hi Guys. Everything is a compromise in some sense or another it seems. Fortunately, it does not really much matter so much that a fraction of a stop is lost. 1. The screen you will see will not be darkened, since it is a hi-res electronic image. 2. The high ISO performance of new sensors...
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    Camera All newbie/starter entry level DSLR information

    Nikkors on Canon Hi Guys. I have said elsewhere that more lenses adapt to Canon by accident that adapt to Nikon on purpose. It's true that some lower end Nikon bodies will not support TTL metering through manually focused Nikkors. However, one should also take into account the action of the...
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    Camera Sony launches the worlds fastest semi pro camera A77

    Hi Guys. It is a bit bizarre that Sony has such poor representation in India. As regards Canon and Nikon, I suspect that they will have to address the EVIL technology as it faces off against the dSLR sooner or later. IMO, Nikon's "1" system is but a hyped up P&S digi-snapper offering, not...