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09-03-2009, 10:28 PM #52
This taken from Canon site itself
nine cross-type autofocus (AF) points — eight with f/5.6 sensitivity and one in the center with f/2.8 sensitivity — provide highly precise focus even when shooting fast moving subjects.
To my understanding, the center is more sensitive and it does make sense to put the better sensitive AF in the center due to MTF also (the resolution rather than contrast in the MTF table).
09-03-2009, 11:24 PM #53
To add also, with DSLR you got versatility. say you take photo and suddenly the lighting changed to darker or brighter. You can easily change your ISO within a touch of button. with film, you can't.. you stuck with the roll you have in your camera.
DSLR you can 'chimp' also (term I learn from canon forum... lol) what it mean is you can view your photo on your DSLR screen. if it bad or suddenly you realise you have wrong setting then you can correct it and shoot again (happened to me quite alot). with film no way you can see before you process your film.
09-03-2009, 11:34 PM #54
shoot in RAW file. jpeg is only when you need the photos urgently or need to shoot at 5-8fps. other than that, RAW only.
photography is just like badminton, when you start to talk cost..... my wallet is heartbreaking. buy racket or rackets, pay court rental, restringing cost and killer is shuttlecock.
09-04-2009, 01:17 AM #55
The best thing about the Canons is... they seem to have made Nikon lower the prices . Maybe I could afford the D700 - heard that in some places could get one for about US 2,100 - sooner than I expected.
09-04-2009, 01:30 AM #56
hahaha yeah very true.. the shuttle... very very pricey
09-04-2009, 01:48 AM #57
Nikon lenses are expensive but very good quality. I have the 80-200 2.8, very sharp but a bit slow due to its age... But there are quality lenses from Sigma, Tokina or Tamron which are a bit more affordable.
Let's wait and see how the market evolve
09-04-2009, 03:00 AM #58
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09-04-2009, 07:15 AM #60
At the end of it, it's a matter of affordability, whether it was the old film SLR(good proper one) or DSLR, not within my range, esp in these economic times.
Someone mentioned abt lighting, for film it can be adjusted in the darkroom, that was the fun of film photography. Other than learning the basic technicalities of how to be a 'real' photographer. Nowadays, technology does half the work already.
Last edited by eaglehelang; 09-04-2009 at 07:17 AM.
09-04-2009, 07:24 AM #61
2. RAW is "digital negative", do whatever you want in pc.
3. technology didnt do half the work, we still do the work.
technology only ease the photos taking. example, auto-focusing vs manual focus. we still need to press the shuttle after we compose.
09-04-2009, 07:28 AM #62
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09-04-2009, 10:52 AM #67
When learning photography 101, of course use manual mode. Anyway, I wasnt much of a student, dont know how to describe.
DSLR I've only tried it once or twice in auto mode. Didnt want to mess up my friend's camera. Aiyoo, not that super old type that you posted the pic.
09-05-2009, 02:08 AM #68