Quote, originally posted by TheHamofMam » What model is the ball head? I got the GT1278M which is super but way overkill for my compact needs. Would you be interested in it?
It's a GH2750QR. POS IMHO.
Not really interested in replacing a Gitzo head with another. The feel of this one has put me off. Want to check out the Acratech GV2 and any other ballheads I can find in US camera stores before I decide what to buy.
Quote, originally posted by Kirium » Don't forget the 40D is still out there as body only. Many 500D reviews I've seen lately have complained about the pricing when the 40D is a much sturdier (and proven) tool, for very little extra over the 500D.
You said "tool".... ugh huh huh huh
Anyway, I am still happy with my "dinosaur", called 30D. Wish it produced less noise at speeds 1200 and above, but with good lens, it is still brilliant.
It's a bit of a mickey mouse warranty from what I can tell.
And I think I would be up for duty and GST as the price is over AU$1000.
Makes the Ryda.com.au pricing at $1230 look like a better option, maybe.
Quote, originally posted by minigolf » I played it safe and went with Ryda.com.au - $1245 inc courier to my door.
The camera arrived at 9:10 this morning. Big ups to Ryda for their prompt delivery.
I don't even have an SD card ready for it, haha, much less a lens at work today for playing around with.
Thanks FL00DY. I have an 8GB on order from HK via eBay. I've bought a few CF cards from them before. I think I only saved about $20 on your price though, haha.
Thanks for the link though, I'll pick one up at lunch as I imagine they will be cheaper than the Officeworks next door.
Modified by minigolf at 12:49 PM 6-10-2009
Ha. First photo with all the cameras I've ever owned was of one of my pets. Glad I'm not the only one that can't think of anything more interesting to shoot..
Also, picked up a new ballhead on the weekend to replace the crap Gitzo BH that came with the legs. Acratech GV2. Like replacing a 1960 VW Beetle with a 997 Turbo.
Modified by Kirium at 7:07 AM 6-11-2009
SLR Guru's I have a problem w/ my D90. There are occasions when I attempt to take a shot, it goes in focus makes the beep but does not release the shutter. It happens w/ the crappy 18-105 kit lens (plastic mount) and the shiny F1.8 50mm prime lens w/ metal mount. It happens more often w/ the kit lens. By the time I have a look (turn it upside down and just look at it) turn it back to the subject and it takes the bleeding photo. (It happens less w/ the 50mm than w/ the kit)
Now that Giselle is making with the cute moments - missing them sucks. Please guru's of the tex help me!
maybe the light is not good enough? Sometimes the camera will still be able to lock on for auto focus, but the light may be variable and it can't work out the rest if you have the camera on full auto?
I think I use AV mode nearly all the time and the camera can struggle sometimes in low light.
does the d90 have a built in pop up flash? if so does it ever do it with the flash on?
or maybe it is just tech related? a good shop would know.
Mainly for the handling. I just never felt 100% comfortable with the Canon ergonomics. Things felt more intuitive to me with Nikon after using a few different models over a period of time. The other thing was that the control layout changes in the Canon system between models, where to do one thing on a 450D means doing something totally different with different controls with new jog wheels ect on a 40D, 5D etc. Nikon is much more "standardised" for want of a better term, so I'm not adjusting as much if I move up in models. Another positive for me was AF. The D90 uses the D200 AF, which I've found works very well with fast moving subjects, and I feel I get a much higher hit rate with fast moving subjects than I ever did with Canon.
Other little things like SWM on most lenses (where you usually need Canon L lenses to get full time manual focus) plus lens cases and hoods standard with all lenses are also nice to haves.
Why the D90? D300 image quality in a lighter, smaller body. Happy with the switch.