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    1. 05-11-2010 05:05 AM #386
      Compensation is my middle name. That's why I'm also getting a TC-17E teleconverter with the 70-200 2.8.
      Yeah, got a 28-200mm. I imagine it will be on the camera a lot, especially when the missus is carrying it.
      Do you have the G or D series?

      Also, stopped by JB Hi-Fi after work and the dude offered the Sigma 50mm for $510.
      Factoring in the 10% GST rebate when we fly out, that's cheaper than any of the HK sellers on Ebay.
      Will post pictures of it later eating the Nikkor 50mm.

    2. 05-11-2010 06:21 AM #387
      :thumb:

      I have the 28-200mm G

    3. 05-11-2010 08:04 AM #388
      Yeah, I just bought the G version off ebay.

    4. 05-13-2010 10:26 AM #389
      Guess this is a good place to post some work. I've been playing around with CS5 I went straight for the Content Aware filter and here are the results. These are photos I took of a friend and her bf at xmas.


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      CS4 using clone tool. This was my first go at using the clone.


      CS4 using the Content Aware filter

      I think I went a bit too far on the tree in the middle above his head, and clouds above the tree line on the right but this feature is brilliant. I will never trust another photo ever again

    5. 05-13-2010 06:01 PM #390
      It's understandable for getting rid of the tree but the retouched edge conflicts with the general shape of the others.
      How much of the image is cropped? Also, what monitor are you using? Either you or I need to get some calibration

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      05-13-2010 07:13 PM #391
      Mikey, thanks for your recommendations. They look terrific. In fact, the 7D is actually better than the 5D mkII for what I need and it's cheaper.

      http://digitalrev.com/en/canon-eos-7...body-7432.html

      http://digitalrev.com/en/canon-ef-70..._type=1&page=2

    7. 05-13-2010 07:24 PM #392
      No probs. It pains me to recommend outside of the Nikon family, but their pricing is a lot more flexible than the Nikon kunts in Australia.

    8. 05-13-2010 08:07 PM #393
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      It's understandable for getting rid of the tree but the retouched edge conflicts with the general shape of the others.
      How much of the image is cropped? Also, what monitor are you using? Either you or I need to get some calibration
      Yeah the tree was difficult and when I switch back and forth I don't like the edging, I think I'll give it another go. It's a difficult object because the background line of trees is the same colours as what I'm trying to get rid of.

      As the images are just from my Facebook account, they look the same size, but the top and bottom are un-cropped and unchanged colour wise. The middle image has been cropped in LR and then edited in CS4. Also that file was a TIFF that I saved as a JPG, so it's not your monitor, it's the file. The colours of all three look the same on my system at home and my laptop at work. I think all the work I did on the CS4 file took me a couple of days on and off, failing and the then re-trying but the CS5 only took an hour or two :thumb:

    9. 05-23-2010 08:26 AM #394
      Nikon Australia have a $200 cashback on the D700.
      Coupled with the sh1tty Aussie dollar, there's only about a $300 discrepancy between buying local and
      getting one from HK. The D700 also comes with a 2-year warranty as opposed to 1.
      I'll probably end up getting the body locally...

      I want the new 24mm 1.4 Nikkor bad.

    10. 05-24-2010 12:48 AM #395
      Finally got it.
      With the GST rebate and $200 cashback, it'll end up costing me $2700 Aussie.
      Pretty happy with that. Absolute beast with the Sigma 50 1.4.


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      05-24-2010 12:59 AM #396
      Looks like a beefy unit (That's what she said) I like the detail where the strap attaches to the body. Where does that sit in the Nikon lineup? Still want one of those Panasonic micro 4/3rds units not sure my lousy skills warrant it though...

    12. 05-24-2010 01:21 AM #397
      D300S < D700 < D3S < D3X, so third from the top.

      It comes with the 2nd year warranty perks as offered for the other pro cameras in their range.

    13. 05-24-2010 03:27 AM #398
      floody , nice feature - i like the fact that it also removed the shadow to the left of screen...
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    14. 08-30-2010 08:42 AM #399
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Mikey, thanks for your recommendations. They look terrific. In fact, the 7D is actually better than the 5D mkII for what I need and it's cheaper.

      http://digitalrev.com/en/canon-eos-7...body-7432.html

      http://digitalrev.com/en/canon-ef-70..._type=1&page=2
      thread dig.

      I'm tossing up between the 7d and the 5d2 at the moment, and thinking the 7d might win since most my my photography is motorsports or wildlife (birds of the feathered variety)

      I'll sell the 40D and the 50D either way, though if I get the 5d2 I'll also sell the 10-22, the 30/1.4, and a couple of cheap ef-s lenses, and probably get the sigma 50/1.4 to go with it. I'd like the 50/1.2 but it's 3.5x the price of the sigma.

      gotta love a good dilemma....

    15. 08-30-2010 08:49 AM #400
      So one is crop sensor, the other is full frame?
      Sounds like your needs warrant a crop sensor body to get that extra oomph from the focal lengths.
      Though a few f-stops faster would be handy with faster shutter speeds too...
      Dilemma indeed...

    16. 08-30-2010 08:54 AM #401
      there's part of me that wants to flog off almost everything and 'just' have a 5d2, 50/1.4, 17-40, 24-70, 70-200, 300/4, and the 150-500, but then I think about the macro lens that I wouldn't sell.... etc. etc...

      an old pic...

    17. 08-30-2010 07:11 PM #402
      I rationalised my system and have whittled it down to just the 24-70 and 70-300.
      Covers every useful focal range but I'm finding a need for a good macro.

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      08-30-2010 07:38 PM #404
      am looking to buy one of those cameras that are not quite an SLR but not a little digital camera....
      one with a proper lens and proper optical zoom.
      any suggestions?
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    20. 08-30-2010 07:43 PM #405
      Quote Originally Posted by VDUB2C View Post
      am looking to buy one of those cameras that are not quite an SLR but not a little digital camera....
      one with a proper lens and proper optical zoom.
      any suggestions?
      Sigma would be your best bet. You may need to carry around a tripod though...


    21. 08-30-2010 07:45 PM #406
      Quote Originally Posted by VDUB2C View Post
      am looking to buy one of those cameras that are not quite an SLR but not a little digital camera....
      one with a proper lens and proper optical zoom.
      any suggestions?
      I'd say micro 4/3rds cam would be good.

    22. 08-30-2010 08:03 PM #407
      I used my camera on the weekend, bout 150 shots at a friends 1 year olds bday party. Before that I've hardly used it, especially since Oran park closed down. Need something new to take photos of, but what

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      08-30-2010 08:18 PM #408
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      I'd say micro 4/3rds cam would be good.
      hmm... is that like a canon powershot?
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    24. 08-30-2010 08:32 PM #409
      Quote Originally Posted by VDUB2C View Post
      hmm... is that like a canon powershot?
      No, something like this



      http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/PanasonicGF1/

    25. 08-30-2010 09:00 PM #410
      yep. what Floody said.

      All depends on how much you want to spend. I've got a Canon G10 as a little camera, though I think my idea of a little camera is somewhat different to other peoples

      oh, and Canon ergonomics fail:

      (and white balance fail too, but there you go)

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      08-30-2010 09:17 PM #411
      Quote Originally Posted by FL00DY View Post
      hmm, think the gizmos and whizbangs are a bit much for me...
      Also no in built flash(?)

      I'm effectively looking for a point and click camera - that's good - with all the bits built in.
      Don't wanna go crazy with the photos - but don't want the crappy shots that come from the bottom rung type cameras.
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      08-30-2010 09:24 PM #412
      Canon G11 (assuming it's not too big).

      http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec.../canon_g11.asp


    28. 08-30-2010 09:27 PM #413
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Canon G11 (assuming it's not too big).

      http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec.../canon_g11.asp

      I dont think I'd ever decide on a camera based on it's looks, but that is one ugly bit of kit

    29. 08-30-2010 10:43 PM #414
      Canon s90?

      Good little camera, bit of tech to keep you happy.

    30. 08-30-2010 11:57 PM #415
      Quote Originally Posted by VDUB2C View Post
      Also no in built flash(?)
      GF1 has flash hidden in the top



      If you don't really need interchangeable lenses but want to step up from the garden variety P&S, also look at the Canon G11 as already suggested or the Panasonic LX3 or upcoming Panasonic LX5.

      And put them in your hands before buying. There is more to this than specifications and price.

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      08-30-2010 11:58 PM #416
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlatino View Post
      Canon s90?
      just went to paxtons and checked em out...
      firstly - wow - exxy at paxtons. internet prices are like 25% cheaper!

      G11 looks like the front runner atm. Checked out the S90. think i want a bit more tech/settings that the G11 provides.

      Other one i checked out was the sigma - alot more exxy... and no inbuilt flash, so a no go for me.

      last camera i had was a kodak quickshot or some rubbish i got for free. it had no zoom... nice.

      now i just gotta learn what all the numbers and settings mean
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      08-30-2010 11:58 PM #417
      Canon announced the S95 last week. Adds 720p video and a few other minor tweaks..

      Thinking of getting one (or the Lumix LX5) before my next trip OS.

    33. 08-31-2010 12:05 AM #418
      I think the G12 is about to be announced as well, if it hasn't already been.

      edit: http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/08/un...on-g12-leaked/

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      08-31-2010 12:30 AM #419
      There's a guy selling a G11 on OzAudi -- wants $500. See http://www.ozaudi.com/forums/showthr...375#post243375

    35. 08-31-2010 12:36 AM #420
      We have a g10 or g11 at w ork, never really lookec properly. If I had to have 1 camera its what I would get.

      S90 is a good little buddy fits in a pocket easy, makes good pictures. But having it as well as a dslr is good. Gives you a decent amount of control.

      Dont think our camera at work, g series has ever been taken off auto.

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