Soren-a From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 235 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1566 times:
Although I use the EOS 33 I have never tried handling a D30 (they are SO suspicious at my local photo shop ) or any other type of digital SLR camera, so here is a (perhaps) stupid question: Do they have a viewfinder like a regular SLR camera, or is there a screen on the back like regular digital cameras?? (I would imagine that they have some sort of viewfinder - it would be difficult operating a 500mm lins if you had to look at the back of the camera).
Da fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 9 Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1537 times:
The D30 and S1 work in exactly the same way in this respect (as do the Canon 1D and Nikon D1,D1X,D1H). That is you use the viewfinder as you would with a conventional SLR for taking the pic, and the screen on the back for navigating through the menus and previewing the pics once you have taken them. Why doesn't the LCD screen also act as a viewfinder? The reason is because the light coming into the camera doesn't hit the CCD sensor UNTIL you fire the shutter - it gets bounced up into the viewfinder by the mirror!
As far as I know, all the digital SLRs that allow you to use either the viewfinder OR LCD screen to take your pics have digital viewfinders, with the exception of the Olympus E10 (And presumably E20 too). This has a conventional optical viewfinder, and uses a half-silvered mirror, so the light goes both ways at once.
Da fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 9 Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1526 times:
The EOS 30 is superior technically to the D30. For example, the D30 is slower in terms of frames per second, and has only 3 autofocus points.
The D30 allows you to select an ISO rating of 100, 200, 400, 800 or 1600. The slower the setting, the higher quality the image. I shoot almost exclusively on ISO 200 (there's almost no discernible difference between 100 & 200), but increase the ISO where it becomes necessary to maintain a reasonable shutter speed, or when using a very long lens.
This pic has the ISO cranked up. I can't for the life of me remember whether I was using ISO 800 or 1600 though - but you can see the increased noise.
As regards bracketing, the manual claims 3 shots per second in continuous drive mode. I think this is a little optimistic - more like 2.5 frames a sec, so it would take you just over 1 sec to take your auto bracketed set of 3.