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Your type of camera

Canon DSLR
54 (56.3%)
Nikon DSLR
26 (27.1%)
Other DSLR
14 (14.6%)
Point and Shoot
2 (2.1%)

Total Members Voted: 90

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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2006, 03:43 »
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Besides they just announced the new Digic III processing chip so they suggests it will be even faster.

Where did you read this?


dbvirago

« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2006, 07:56 »
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My biggest grip with the Canon 10D is the focus. It seems to back focus a lot. I've lost a lot of excellant shots because of that darn focus. Yes I've done the ruler test and it always turns out spot on. The 10D just isn't consistant enough. From what I hear the 20D/30D focusing system is only marginally better. My second grip is the resposiveness of the camera. But I have gotten a lot of excellant shots and I'm pleased with the image quality and have no regrets buying the camera. I think the 40D will be released in May-July of next year. And I'm positive it will be a major update unlike the changes from the 20D to the 30D. Besides they just announced the new Digic III processing chip so they suggests it will be even faster.

Mark

I was interested in reading this. I have the 20D and have had many shots with very soft focus. A lot of this is user error and my learning curve, but for many, there is no excuse using AF. Thinking about reverting to my old AE1 program days and going manual focus.

« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2006, 10:23 »
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Anybody here using Canon 350D??? ??? Can't blame myself.... I like you cameras but this is the only model I can afford. I could push for a 5D but I'm pretty certain my wife would throw me out once the credit card bill arrives. ;D

So I guess for now, I'll just drool over your cameras.... :o

« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2006, 04:20 »
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Anybody here using Canon 350D???  ???  Can't blame myself.... I like you cameras but this is the only model I can afford. I could push for a 5D but I'm pretty certain my wife would throw me out  once the credit card bill arrives.  ;D

I don't normally use one, but I have one sitting here at the mo, which belongs to a friend..

Personally I don't like the feel of the thing, it's a bit light and small for my liking (big hands), and the lack of quick control dial is annoying at first although if you've not use a Canon with the back dial you'd not notice it missing...

Having said that, it's a * fine tool for for the money.  I've been doing some studio portrait work today, and used it for some shots wih the 24-70/2.8 on it, and a couple with the 50/1.8 and the images are great.  As with the other Canon dSLR's noise is not an issue at ISO100, and for non-moving subjects it seems to focus quickly and accurately, although not as quickly as the 20D using the same lenses (Odd, but that's what I've observed).

The jpeg images (wasn't shooting raw) are very similar in tonal range and colour to the 20D, although I think the sharpening (set to 0) is more agressive than the 20.

For stock work the 350D is a great little camera.  Save your pennies for some good lenses, they will make far more difference to your images than the camera body every could.   Forget about the 5D for microstock unless you're doing very well out of it, or you need it for other more demanding work...

« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2006, 04:43 »
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i HAVE had problems with focus but i am not sure if it is me, or the camera, or the lens.

I am currently using two 10D's, and they have served me well... just itchen for an upgrade, when i see the fancy new cam's roll off the canon mill.

It's not just you. Canons are EXCELLENT cameras, but are known for soft focusing. I'm actually still using the 350, just never bothered upgrading. Find that 8mp serve most of my needs (except in the recent commission when I ended up needing to produce 9000 pixel vertical image (3500 is JUST a bit short). The art's in the lenses. Canon makes great ones. Now that there are Leica /R to Canon EF adapters, I'm drooling over the Noctilux

« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2006, 05:34 »
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For stock work the 350D is a great little camera. Save your pennies for some good lenses, they will make far more difference to your images than the camera body every could. Forget about the 5D for microstock unless you're doing very well out of it, or you need it for other more demanding work...

Thanks chellyar. Makes me feel a whole lot better that I made a good choice for buying a camera within my budget range. At least I know that I didn't sacrifice much for the price. I used to own the point and click types of canon (sd550 and g5). This is my first dSLR so I dont have much preference yet except on what I have read on forums. So far, this is the heaviest camera I've held which actually required me to bring along a bag for the lenses. Yet, I'm very much enjoying the use of it. I'm still a new hobbyist in photography and also new in microstock. It comforts me to see professionals like kacper still uses the 350D. I've even seen others use 300D. I guess the only thing I can't buy is talent... hope I develop one... :D

« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2006, 20:10 »
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I am also using a 350d and am very happy with it.  i coupled it up with a new Tameron 17-50 2.8 lens and have a fine setup for stock photo stuff.  Just got started back into photography so this camera fits the bill.  Also new to this forum and microstock itself. 

« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2009, 06:03 »
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Nikon D700

« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2009, 11:07 »
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Canon 5d

« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2009, 11:25 »
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the top of my pile of working cams....   which are ALL Canon...

5D Mk II.....       and I LOVE it!!!
we have  6 Canons in the stable. My personal back-up, which I still rave about is an  original Rebel.   The only reason I went up to the 5D was for possible macro submission and  with that large an image you have more to play with in post production...and still wind up with a massive file.
      For those looking into publishing (books/magazines)... it is of interest to note that publishers have even accepted low MP quality images from our Canon Point and Shoots and have blown them up full page with quality results.
      that is why to this day, I am baffled why micros wont take (generally) anything smaller than 6MP.   I've had 2 point somethings printed full page in magazines and looked absolutely fantastic.  8)=tom

oh, one more feature I love about the 5D Mark,   the ability to fuel the thing with double A batteries.....   lost count of the times THAT has saved my bacon. LOL

« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2009, 13:13 »
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For now still with my Konica Minolta dynax/maxxum 5D but hopefully after the vacation a brand new
Canon 5D mark II with the 17-40 is L F4
                                       70-200 L F2.8 lenses
                                 

Moonb007

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« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2009, 14:50 »
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Talk about an old thread.  I have the original Rebel XT...I am hoping to get the Rebel T1i next month as its in my budget right now.

« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2009, 17:04 »
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Canon 5D Mk II
Canon 40D
Canon G9

« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2009, 19:27 »
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Canon 5D Mk II on the way from Adorama, just ordered today. Could not wait anymore, they have been back ordered all over in Canada for months.

Canon 5D
Canon Rebel 300D

Denis

« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2009, 19:43 »
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Since this has been resurrected after 3 years, I wonder how many changes of equipment previous repliers had.  I didn't reply to the thread, but back then I didn't have a DSLR (purchased in 2007), my film SLR was still working (stopped in October 2006), I didn't have the Powershot A620 I still use so much (purchased in September 2006) and I was using basically a 4MPix Powershot A520 for microstock.

« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2009, 20:16 »
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I voted and then started reading, got through a number of posts before realised how old the thread was.

at the time of original thread I would have using the pentax ist ds, since then I have had the pentax k100d, k10d & k20d.

For the last 2-3 months I have had the sony a900 which unfortunately I've barely had the chance to use (but only another a week or so and I will back to shooting :)) 

« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2009, 06:11 »
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I voted and then started reading, got through a number of posts before realised how old the thread was.

at the time of original thread I would have using the pentax ist ds, since then I have had the pentax k100d, k10d & k20d.

For the last 2-3 months I have had the sony a900 which unfortunately I've barely had the chance to use (but only another a week or so and I will back to shooting :)) 

I'm considering the A900, I would love to know how you get on with it Phil.

« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2009, 06:18 »
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I am using a Olympus E-510 (2 standard lenses+ 50 mm f:2 macro), also a Canon G9

« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2009, 16:18 »
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I voted and then started reading, got through a number of posts before realised how old the thread was.

at the time of original thread I would have using the pentax ist ds, since then I have had the pentax k100d, k10d & k20d.

For the last 2-3 months I have had the sony a900 which unfortunately I've barely had the chance to use (but only another a week or so and I will back to shooting :)) 

I'm considering the A900, I would love to know how you get on with it Phil.

I'll let you know :) not sure what you are using now, I came from pentax, mostly to get the cz zooms which I'll have the 24-70 and 70-400 in a couple of weeks and 16-35 before end of year (I'm a zoom type person). Certainly lots of little differences from pentax system, some are good, some things I'll miss :)

dyxum.com is the place for info on sony stuff.  one of the sony sites, leaked a a850 manual which appears to the be the a900 with 3fps (rather than 5) and a few other small differences (I havent taken a lot of notice), but the rumor mill is saying anywhere up to $1000 cheaper, I'd expect the press release very soon. Depending on your needs and budget it may be worth looking into.  They also just announced new sensor technology and apparently will have new dslrs out that use before end of year, again I havent looked much, but I think at this stage it is mid range apsc, basically there is a lot happening :) 

« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2009, 16:26 »
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Thanks Phil, I probably won't be upgrading until the new year, so I can hang on for all the latest stuff. Using a Nikon D80 at the moment and I shoot mostly still life and land/seascapes.

« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2009, 16:29 »
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Nikon D700 as main, D300 as backup.
Also a Canon G9 but 99,99% of the time taking dust in the cabinet, I tough was nice to have a quality P&S but really the images produced are NOT up to my personal IQ standards.

Mainstream lenses for 2009 shooting sessions are:
Nikkor 14-24 2.8
Nikkor 28-70 2.8
Nikkor 70-200 2.8
Nikkor 50 1.4 G
Nikkor 60 1.4 G
Nikkor Micro 105 2.8 G

That pretty much what I use today. Tomorrow nobody knows...

bye!

« Reply #46 on: August 06, 2009, 22:40 »
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I used to use the Olympus E500 and E510, but now I use mostly the Sony A700 with the A350 for backup.  I also use the Canon G9 on occassion.

« Reply #47 on: August 07, 2009, 02:29 »
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I just got Canon 5D

Wow the 5D, so whats your impression from it? I've got the D60, quite a bit old, but it has the same sensor as the 10D, so I guess there is not much difference in quality. However a 5D, that really sounds great. That would be one I would like to have, but I cannot afford it. But as mentioned before, the lenses are so important. I just discover that with my Tamron 28-300 lens. Great range, but not the quality I wish it would have..

Hah, that was long ago   :D now I have a 5d Mk II with L lenses, such a difference  ;D I Would feel handicapped with a D60 and the old slow and soft tamron  ::)

« Reply #48 on: August 07, 2009, 03:11 »
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Sony a100.

I'd love a Sony a900 or even a 700.  Don't think it'll be yet a while.

« Reply #49 on: August 07, 2009, 06:43 »
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Canon T1i and I love it! I use Canon Image stabilized "L" lenses only.
24 mm-105 mm L IS
70 mm 200 mm f2.8 L IS

Note: On the new Canon T1i the noise level at ISO 100 and 200 is the same as the Canon DII Wow!!
But I will still buy the DII when the prices drop a little.

-Larry

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