Mudozvon
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Question For Canon D30 Users

Wed Oct 10, 2001 5:37 pm

Hi,

I was told that Canon D30 doesn't perform well with L-series lenses. Is it true, or may this be true, what do you think?

I haven't yet tried this camera and might be a bit dis-informed, so just open my eyes on this thing, please  Smile


Cheers,

Faerberg Leonid
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KingWide
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RE: Question For Canon D30 Users

Wed Oct 10, 2001 6:43 pm

Well, I have an L series lens and it performs fine! I don't know where the lack of performance idea comes from.

What is true is that the AF system isn't the fastest Canon has ever produced [it's more on a par with the EOS30] so when mated to an L lens it might be said to be under-using it. I know my EOS3 is blindingly fast compared to the D30 with the same lens.

Having said that, the AF is still more than adequate for most situations. I just know that if I absolutely HAD to get a shot then I'd get the EOS3 and a roll of slide film out of the bag first.


J
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RE: Question For Canon D30 Users

Thu Oct 11, 2001 12:45 pm

I wonder if the "problem" is that reviewers are not comparing like with like. As Jason says, the D30, in terms of features and specs, is similar to something that would fall between the EOS 30/33 and the EOS 300. (For example, it has no eye control, and only 3 autofocus points). On the other hand, if you are comparing PRICE, then it still costs a fair bit more than an EOS 1V. Of COURSE it won't perform as well as a 1V or a 3 with L series lenses - it's NOT a pro body - and Canon never said it was. If you want a pro digitial SLR you'll have to dig deeper I'm afraid.

Oh, and I have no problems with the autofocus SPEED - my only issues with the D30 are:

1. tendency to hunt using an F5.6 lens
2. only 3 focus points
3. build quality (and that's only because my previous "baby" was a Nikon F100)

Chris.
 
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RE: Question For Canon D30 Users

Thu Oct 11, 2001 2:09 pm

Have a look at this excellent web site:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/

This may answer your question and many more  Smile

Regards

Edwin
 
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RE: Question For Canon D30 Users

Thu Oct 11, 2001 4:28 pm

Hi all

Yes, DP Review is an excellent site.

All this talk of the D30 is getting me a little excited. I am hoping to get one before my big trip in 2002.

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland
 
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RE: Question For Canon D30 Users

Thu Oct 11, 2001 6:31 pm

Good choice Gary! Big grin

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RE: Question For Canon D30 Users

Thu Oct 11, 2001 7:00 pm

Hi

Hopefully, by the time I come to get on, the price will have dropped since the introduction of their D1...is that the name of the new Canon?

Nice pic Jason:

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Jason Taperell


I'll carry on saving.......... Smile

PS..I need some digital pics of BA A319 G-EUOC. I'm relying on you.

Regards
Gary Watt
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RE: Question For Canon D30 Users

Thu Oct 11, 2001 7:03 pm

Forget the D30, check out the new EOS 1D. The 1V body with digital innards.

- Professional EOS Digital SLR
- Magnesium body, environmentally sealed, based on EOS-1V
- Integrated battery compartment / vertical hand grip
- 4.48 megapixel CCD sensor (primary colour filter)
- Focal length multiplier: 1.3x
- Output image size: 2464 x 1648 or 1232 x 824
JPEG (Fine/Normal), RAW (12-bit)
- Simultaneous RAW+JPEG mode (saves RAW plus either Full size or Half size JPEG)
- Maximum burst speed of 8 fps for up to 21 JPEG frames or 16 RAW frames
- Option to also record a JPEG file when shooting RAW
ISO 200 - 1600 in 1/3 stop steps, ISO 100 or 3200 available from a custom function
- Same 45-point AF as EOS-1V
- Response time similar to the EOS-1V - 57 ms shutter release and 87 ms viewfinder blackout
- Evaluative, Partial, Center-weighted, Spot and Multi-spot metering
- Shutter speed range: Bulb, 30 - 1/16,000 sec (1/500 sec flash X-sync)
- Aperture range: F91 - F1
- Noise reduction can be enabled for exposures 1/15 sec or slower
- IEEE 1394 (Firewire) connectivity
- CF Type I or II (inc. IBM Microdrive)
- Hybrid Auto White balance combines external white balance sensor and main CCD
- Up to three parameter sets: tone (gamma) curve, sharpening, JPEG compression ratio
- Selectable 'colour matrix' settings define colour space (sRGB / Adobe RGB) and balance
- 21 custom functions, 25 personal functions, which can be stored into 'function groups'
- Bracketing of exposure (shutter / aperture), white balance and ISO sensitivity
- Voice annotation capability (built-in microphone)
- Illuminated status LCD's
- Cropped viewfinder (to enable compatibility with EOS-1V focusing screens)
- Supplied RAW conversion software (TWAIN)
- Double battery charger

You know you are a photo-nut when you start breathing heavy reading this stuff  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Charles
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RE: Question For Canon D30 Users

Thu Oct 11, 2001 7:34 pm

Yes Charles, but I think before anyone gets too excited they need to check out the price of the 1D too  Crying

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RE: Question For Canon D30 Users

Thu Oct 11, 2001 7:44 pm

Andy,

Please allow me my wet dreams. Some dream of Pamela Anderson, others, well...

 Big grin

Charles
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RE: Question For Canon D30 Users

Thu Oct 11, 2001 8:47 pm

So what'd you say if Pamela Anderson came up to you and presented this camera?
 Smile

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RE: Question For Canon D30 Users

Thu Oct 11, 2001 9:51 pm

I'd snap a few dirty pictures with my new camera!

With a remote control, of course.



Charles
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RE: Question For Canon D30 Users

Thu Oct 11, 2001 10:46 pm

Gary,

I keep trying for G-EUOC, but every time it comes past I think to myself, "Right this one's for Gary", I hit the shutter and and bang! I get a CF card error or I realise I'd forgotten to change the shutter speed! Big grin

When I finally get one, I'll submit it with a remark like 'This one's for Gary Watt' and it should go straight through as high quality!  Big grin

J
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