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User currently offlineUSAFJR From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 146 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Hi. I was wondering, overall. do you get better photos using a digital camera? Or a regular 35mm? I mean after you scan the print and everything. Also, what is a good website to buy digital cameras at?

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User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

I've used both digital and 35mm. What I find is that the quality of digital at the moment varies a lot. Only the most expensive ones give you good results. But with these cameras (in my case I've got a D60), I find the quality better than conventional cameras, both on-screen and in print.

www.dpreview.com has lots of reviews and useful info and I think you can buy cameras there too.



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User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

Well, to make it easy: with the digital, my acceptance rate at A.net is usually a billion times higher, than with conventional equipment.

As for the pic itself, I think, I get better pics with my conventional camera. But the scan quality never gets as good, as with a digital.

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In my opinion, the colors are much "stronger" (don't know how to express it better in English) on the pics taken with the conventional camera. But the pics taken with the digicam are sharp even in the finest details.

Regards
Gerardo



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User currently offlineUSAFJR From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

So I guess I should get a digital camera according to your opinions? hmmmm... I guess I'll save up for one after I buy my paintball gun. Any other tips?

User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

Digital is excelent for just practicing.

Any other tips?

yes! be prepared to take lots of naff shots! it takes practice to be a good photographer so dont expect expert shots straight away - and bare with it - it is worth it! (although i wish it was ceaper and worth it Big grin)

LGW


User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

"Digital is excelent for just practicing"

Ben, I agree with you entirely on this. Just now, I suddenly decided to test my camera's shot-to-shot capability and how the photos would come out. So I just shot 60 shots in succession. I then viewed the results immediately.

Second scenario which shows how much more flexibility digital allows you: you're shooting an approaching plane but suddenly you notice it's a bit dark. On digital, you can immediately change the ISO and take the shot at the right exposure etc. With film, you'll have to waste the remaining frames in your camera, rewind the thing..........etc.



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User currently offlineUSAFJR From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

Wow. I guess taking digital photos is a lot different from taking normal photos then...

User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 767 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Yes and no ... digital offers the potential of good quality, greater flexibility and convenience. But it can't make you a good photographer - the same basic principles apply regarding focusing, exposure, composition etc.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineUSAFJR From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

So the little book that comes with it and tells you how to use it will take of that.

User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 767 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

I think the little books that come with modern cameras are of limited value - yes, they tell you how to use the various knobs and switches, but tend not to tell you much about photography. The manufacturer is always keen to extol the virtues of their automatic this and that, but tend not to highlight the limitations of these functions.

I would strongly recommend getting hold of a basic book on photography - there's enough of them on the market. Something that talks about shutter speeds and apertures and provides a BRIEF theoretical background to why it all works. Armed with this information, the camera manual will make a lot more sense - and remember, the camera instructions will usually tell you ONE way of doing something. More often than not there are many possibilities, depending on circumstances.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineUSAFJR From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

wow, ok. I assume yje pic reacts to light differntly as well?

User currently offlineUSAFJR From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

Its ok by the way for you guys to ask your own questions about digital cameras.

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