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    1. 10-16-2008 02:38 AM #51
      Quote, originally posted by Tank Engine »
      I just want to know what Micky used to take a photo of all his cameras

      a VERY crappy 3.2mp P&S (Powershot A410)
      Liam, I must look into offset printing to see why it makes such a big difference. Maybe it's just that the one exposure that I'm aware of having to offset printing (the mini2 calendar done a couple of years ago) was imho absolute crap quality.
      I've got a decent printer at home (HP Photosmart Pro B9180), produces amazing prints on all sorts of media.

    2. 10-16-2008 04:27 AM #52
      Matt, it's generally a case of Canon or Nikon when it comes to a DLSR, although Sony are a viable contender in the prosumer market. They bought Minolta's photo imaging division a couple of years back, so they own all the IP in a huge range of quite good, and often under-rated lenses. Sony have made sensors for just about all the major manufacturers anyway, so now it's a Sony from end-to-end solution.
      Having said that, I'm a Canon shooter - they're the biggest and have a lot of money to throw at problems. Their cameras are generally well sorted and well balanced, feature-wise.
      Nikon are smaller, they will generally innovate with features, or go overboard with other features, but I can't speak for the build quality or anything like that.
      If you're going Sony, drop me an email as I can get a range of Sony stuff wholesale...
      For point-n-shoot, you could do a lot worse than Sony - I've always loved Sony's ease of use and their attention to detail with the user-interface. I had a Sony CyberShot F828 and it was awesome, until some ***** stole it from me. I've now gone down the slippery slope of the DSLR and am currently planning my next lens purchase for an overseas holiday

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      10-16-2008 04:35 AM #53
      Quote, originally posted by MickyD »
      Liam, I must look into offset printing to see why it makes such a big difference. Maybe it's just that the one exposure that I'm aware of having to offset printing (the mini2 calendar done a couple of years ago) was imho absolute crap quality.

      It's just the way it is, inkjets are far more forgiving than an imagesetter/platemaker. Kind of ironic really. You could print out an image at half resolution on a $100 inkjet and get a much, much better result than you'd get with an image at twice the resolution from an offset press.
      But try printing a couple of thousand sheets an hour on your inkjet and see how you go, haha.
      The MINI2 calendar was digital printing which is a whole different kettle of fish. In theory you can get away with a lower quality resolution, but in my 16 years in the design profession I've only seen one digital press that made me go "wow, that's actually pretty good" and even that had quite a few imperfections ... again it comes down to volume, sure you can get a better one-off result on a prosumer inkjet, but try running a few hundred copies of a 36pp A4 book through it and then compare.
      Like a lot of things these days, the technology that the mug punter can get hold of is so good that it makes you question the professional level quality stuff.
      By the way, we just bought a B9180 for work. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      (We proof so much stuff with clients by PDF these days we hardly ever print anything inhouse, in fact, sometimes it seems we print out more email messages than proofs or layouts, haha.)

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      10-16-2008 05:14 AM #54
      Full marks to those of you who told me to get a point and shoot.
      I visited the Sony shop this afternoon, and the first thing I tried (and failed) to test with the camera was the movie quality. Clearly DSLR's don't do movies. Doofus, I thought they did.
      So, here I am, back to P&S:

      By the time I get a spare battery, case and large memory card it's going to cost me nearly 900 bucks anyway.
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    6. 10-16-2008 05:35 AM #56
      Leica M8 Digital


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      10-16-2008 05:38 AM #57
      Quote, originally posted by monkeysrus »
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      listen to the man Matthew! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      10-16-2008 05:47 AM #58
      Yeah, I was just thinking that as I was reading a review of it. Rather blows the Sony out of the water.
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    9. 10-16-2008 05:55 AM #59
      Hate to burst your bubble, but there are now 2 DSLRs that shoot video.
      Best is the new Canon 5D MkII 12 minutes at HD quality. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Might be a tad more money than you were thinking of spending though...

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      10-16-2008 06:12 AM #60
      Yeah, I can't see much change out of th $3k or $4k for that set up. Nice though.
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      10-16-2008 06:26 AM #61
      Quote, originally posted by Enzothemaddog »
      Leica M8 Digital

      VERY cool, but I dare say a tad pricey for the average punter haha

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      10-16-2008 06:50 AM #62
      Plain looking camera, but outstanding picture quality.
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    13. 10-16-2008 07:11 AM #63
      Quote, originally posted by Enzothemaddog »
      Leica M8 Digital

      *cough* exif data *cough*

    14. 10-16-2008 07:12 AM #64
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »
      Yeah, I can't see much change out of th $3k or $4k for that set up. Nice though.

      au$4.5k for the body alone......

    15. 10-16-2008 07:15 AM #65
      The 'old' 5D is an excellent camera. I'm not planning to upgrade mine.
      Yet.

    16. 10-16-2008 07:16 AM #66
      Quote, originally posted by MickyD »
      au$4.5k for the body alone......

      And about $1500 for that lens, which is a nice match although I'm favouring the 17-40 (or 16-35) these days.

    17. 10-16-2008 07:18 AM #67
      Quote, originally posted by MickyD »
      *cough* exif data *cough*

      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      mighty fine camera though



      Modified by vwlatino at 10:23 PM 10-16-2008

    18. 10-16-2008 07:23 AM #68
      17-40 is fantastic, it probably stayed on my camera for 95%+ of the 2000 odd photos I took in Phuket a few months ago.

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      10-16-2008 07:23 AM #69
      Quote, originally posted by MickyD »
      *cough* exif data *cough*

      hahahaha... sprung!!

    20. 10-16-2008 07:26 AM #70
      I have the 17-40 in mind too. Only going to use it around f11 or so and it's meant ot be very sharp around there. Landscapes use.
      I got the 24-105 as a kit with the 5d. It can do pretty much anything and is not really very heavy. Fantastic colours.

    21. 10-16-2008 07:32 AM #71
      Fancy passing a 5D photo off as a M8. Here is a real M8 photo, look at the quality!


    22. 10-16-2008 08:52 AM #72
      just buy the cheapest like the 40d and buy good lenses, as I have done.
      bought the 400d, live view is **** on the new cameras and unless you are a pro and making money from your pics its is not worth buying a pro camera.......its only for wankers who have too much money and that is coming from a pic professer that I am attending classes from......The new nikon fisheye lens is worth killing for and there is nothing on the market that is like it at the moment.

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      10-16-2008 09:35 AM #73
      Matty, I have only read the first and last 3-4 post, but I can't believe you want a DSLR and was considering a Sony over Canon and Nikon! I have a 30D and am really happy with it. Between that and a little IXUS compact camera (currently dead and needs a replacement so any recommendation is appreciated) I have all my photo needs. As for video, I have a Canon HV30 HDV for those times when you want high definition videos, and Canon F100 for track day videos and when you want something more compact (also has 45 times optical zoom!). If you need to combine the 2, can I suggest you go for a Canon G10? I'm tempted to get that too as my IXUS replacement but it is just a little chunky.
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      10-16-2008 11:13 AM #74
      I would have got a G10, but I was tired of bulky cameras, so got the Ixus 960 instead. If you can deal with the size of the G10 (which admittedly isn't *that* large) then get it for sure.

    25. 10-16-2008 11:30 AM #75
      Ixus? Aren't they the official cameras for fhaggots and douchbags?
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