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      10-27-2008 02:37 AM #101
      Wow, my Canon HDV may take sharper and HD videos, but I don't think it can take a night video as good as this! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      10-27-2008 02:39 AM #102
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      Wow, my Canon HDV may take sharper and HD videos, but I don't think it can take a night video as good as this! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      HD version if you want to compare (it's big):
      http://vincentlaforet.smugmug....XL-LB

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      10-27-2008 02:45 AM #103
      Ok how much? This thing is awesome!
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    4. 10-27-2008 03:38 AM #104
      about $4.5k for the body only..... and a LONG waiting list.
      VLF has a decent lens collection (and a whole lot of skill) to go with it as well

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      10-27-2008 05:40 AM #105
      Yeah, that is good.
      I'm going to try and do an introductory photography course to try and shift out of my comfort zone a bit.
      Anyone have any good suggestions? I know Michael's camera store in the city has some courses that run on a Saturday.

      Modified by mdt at 2:42 AM 10-27-2008


      Modified by mdt at 2:44 AM 10-27-2008
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

    6. 10-27-2008 06:25 AM #106
      Quote, originally posted by MickyD »
      about $4.5k for the body only..... and a LONG waiting list.

      Not that long - Ordered mine a few weeks back, arrives "mid to late November"


      Modified by skc at 9:54 PM 10-27-2008

    7. 10-27-2008 08:26 PM #107
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »
      I'm going to try and do an introductory photography course to try and shift out of my comfort zone a bit.
      Anyone have any good suggestions?

      Matt, have a look at "Learning to See Creatively", 2nd Edition. It seems pretty good.

    8. 10-28-2008 01:37 AM #108
      I've also been in the market for an dSLR camera.
      I've been looking at the Canon, inparticular the EOS 450D, EOS 40D and EOS 50D.
      I had a look on CNEt and found that the Nikon 90D received great reviews and the camera also features video recording.
      Anyone have either the Canon or Nikon?
      Would I be better off getting a Canon EOS 1000D body and a decent lens



      Modified by A4PLAY at 4:51 PM 10-28-2008

    9. 10-30-2008 08:11 AM #109
      mdt how r u finding ur new camera?
      i know u haven't had it for long but i was thinking abt getting a DSLR and then someone told me abt the canon which u got
      after asking a few ppl, they told me to not bother with it and just get a dslr however i'm still a bit daunted by doing so, and figured something in between like urs would be a good idea esp since it's not too expensive and it certainly takes some good shots!
      anyway, let us know if u find any good photography courses too - have always been interested in taking one!

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      11-01-2008 02:29 AM #110
      Daniel, if you've not got any existing lenses then Nikon or Canon will be fine. Maybe 2-3 years ago I think Canon had the edge over Nikon in the entry-mid level dSLR market. Now, pretty much same, same. So go to your local camera shop and play with a few models and see what feels best for you. In real terms most bodies (within reason) will outlast your abilities, so the general rule applies, if you can, get better lenses and revise your camera budget. If you can afford high end for body and lenses, then even better.
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    11. 11-01-2008 05:53 AM #111
      Canon has a much bigger footprint globally now than Nikon, and especially in Australia. If you are after a DSLR, want to develop your skills and progressively build your kit, go Canon. Whatever you can afford to start.

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      11-01-2008 06:50 AM #112
      Quote, originally posted by wils »
      mdt how r u finding ur new camera?
      i know u haven't had it for long but i was thinking abt getting a DSLR and then someone told me abt the canon which u got
      after asking a few ppl, they told me to not bother with it and just get a dslr however i'm still a bit daunted by doing so, and figured something in between like urs would be a good idea esp since it's not too expensive and it certainly takes some good shots!
      anyway, let us know if u find any good photography courses too - have always been interested in taking one!

      Well I haven't regretted buying the G10 over a DSLR for a moment, with the possible exception of when I watched that short film filmed with a 50D posted by mjair (if you haven't seen it, go back and have a look, it's stunning).
      Still planning to do the course.
      Starting to play around with the non-auto settings. This sim cam works a treat:
      http://www.photonhead.com/exposure/simcam.php
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

    13. 11-03-2008 08:03 AM #113
      Ok OK.
      So the Nikon D60 looks to be the new camera to get.
      But for people like me who want a pre loved model, what is the go ?
      To start I'm just looking for something which will be easy to use, taking landscape and portrait shots on my 6 week holiday.
      When I get the time I'll look for a good macro lens as I like detailed pics of bugs etc.
      Is the Nikon D200 up to scratch ?
      Whats it worth 2nd hand ?
      I'm studying DPReview now...
      TIA

    14. 11-07-2008 05:38 AM #114
      First non-official video shot on a Canon 5D mk2 has surfaced. Looks hawt [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      http://www.dailymotion.com/vid...ravel

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      11-08-2008 10:45 AM #115
      I went camera shopping today to replace my ailing old IXUS. The new IXUS 980is looks good, but ultimately I would prefer the G10. Only thing with the G10 is the size obviously. Also, I saw all these tele-converters etc at the camera shop. Can I ask what it does? Is it to amplify the zoom? So for example, if it is 2x, does it mean the 5x optical zoom on the G10 becomes 10 times? Lastly, can the G10 fit these things? I am wondering if I should just not bother with my 30D if the G10 can do that...
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      11-08-2008 02:31 PM #116
      Google is your friend.
      According to Canon:
      "TC-DC58D Tele Converter Lens for Canon G10 Digital Camera. This Tele Converter requires Lens Adapter LA-DC58K to attach this lens to the PowerShot G10 Digital Camera. It will convert your focal distance to 196mm (1.4x)."
      - http://estore.usa.canon.com/we...Id=-1
      A teleconverter is designed to give you some increase in your lens' apparent focal length at the cost of light. It basically optically crops the image causing the same overall loss of light. A 1.4X teleconverter will multiply your focal length by 1.4X AND your lens' aperture f-number by the same amount which is 1 f-stop. Losing one f-stop of light means you're left with only half the light. For example, at 140mm (equivalent) your G10 has a maximum aperture of f4.5. With this teleconverter, the lens will max out at 196mm at f6.3.
      There are a few major drawbacks to using a teleconverter. The first is that any additional glass in the optical chain will decrease image quality. This is an even bigger issue with screw-on teleconverters that attach to the end of the lens. Another drawback is that you'll lose a stop of light (1.4X TC) meaning your auto-focus may suffer and you'll need to compensate with a higher ISO adding more noise or a slower shutter speed adding to the possibility of camera shake blurring. Multiplying your focal length will further add to the possibility of camera shake blurring.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

    17. 11-09-2008 02:49 PM #117
      wayne - check out the panasonic tz15 - 10x optical zoom with Leica lens.. utlimately not as good as a g10 perhaps but more compact and can take some great pics, plus does movies in 30fps 1280 x 720 great for ollie.
      you are welcome to demo mine any time.

    18. 11-09-2008 03:04 PM #118
      Quote, originally posted by JustCruisn »
      So the Nikon D60 looks to be the new camera to get.

      http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d60.htm
      Check out the site above. Me I'm personally thinking of upgrading to D300/D700 at some point when my D40 kicks the bucket.


    19. 11-11-2008 12:44 AM #120
      Quote, originally posted by malliemcg »
      http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d60.htm
      Check out the site above. Me I'm personally thinking of upgrading to D300/D700 at some point when my D40 kicks the bucket.

      Ken Rockwell is a wanker and a troll. be very sceptical of ANYTHING he writes on that site.

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      11-15-2008 09:17 AM #121
      Bought a G10 myself this afternoon. Got home, charged the battery and took it to a charity ball tonight. Very impressed with the picture quality and the camera!!!
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    21. 11-15-2008 05:54 PM #122
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      Bought a G10 myself this afternoon. Got home, charged the battery and took it to a charity ball tonight. Very impressed with the picture quality and the camera!!!

      Changed your mind about the the G9/G10 Wayne?
      Thinking of taking my own advice and grabbing one too.

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      11-15-2008 08:15 PM #123
      Think carefully about whether you need a back up battery and charger for this phone Michael. I bought one because I really needed it for the outgoing Sony, but I have yet to see the G10 drop from having all bars on the battery indicator. So, with the benefit of hindsight, I'm not sure you need one.
      Really love the camera too. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
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      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      11-15-2008 11:15 PM #124
      Quote, originally posted by auR32 »
      Changed your mind about the the G9/G10 Wayne?
      Thinking of taking my own advice and grabbing one too.

      I was in two minds the whole time as to whether I get a compact like the new ixus 980 or the chunkier but much more serious camera in the G10. No regret so far.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    24. 11-15-2008 11:57 PM #125
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »
      Think carefully about whether you need a back up battery and charger for this phone Michael.

      I guess it had to happen, Canon is finally fighting back. All those phone companies putting cameras in their phones, and now Canon is putting a phone in their camera!
      Does it do SMS and video calls too?
      Thanks for the tip. Good to know it lasts well. On a recent trip I used all 3 of my batteries on the 5D - took a lot of shots though, and many were time exposures.

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