Granite
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Another D30 Thread

Wed Nov 07, 2001 6:03 pm

Hi all

Didin't want to plug me getting the D30 until I actually got it in my hand.

Well, today is the day. Picked up from the Post Office this morning before work (yawn). Battery currently charging.

I have to say that I have never been so excited about a camera in my life. This may sound sad.........but I am Big grin

I only have lunchtime today and tomorrow to master the basics before I transport it all the way to Singapore.

I will still be using my current Sigma zoom lens for the time being until I can purchase a better lens.

Thanks to Chris Sheldon for the tips he supplied to me a few days ago.

As soon as I get the results..........I might let you all see.

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland

 
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Wed Nov 07, 2001 6:30 pm

You're welcome Gary. I just hope you still remember the likes of us when you're rich and famous and selling pics all over the world...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Wed Nov 07, 2001 6:36 pm

Congratulations !  Big thumbs up

We expect great(er) things from you, from now on Big grin

I know just the subject for its first foray, a dreamy seascape with a few dressed-up rodents hanging around  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Enjoy your new toy !

Eric
 
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Wed Nov 07, 2001 6:54 pm

Thanks guys

Battery charged now and I am itching to get out. Work stops me  Sad

I am pretty sure that my first pics from the camera will be bad.

Chris, got the Microdrive but forgot to look to see if the battery grip was there. Should be.

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland

 
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Wed Nov 07, 2001 11:07 pm

God these D30 threads are getting boring  Wink/being sarcastic

The Andy Hunt Vs Gary Watt battle at SIN is going to be very interesting Big grin

Looking forward to seeing your shots through the pouring rain!!

Cheers

Paul
 
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Thu Nov 08, 2001 1:01 am

Hi all

Paul.....Andy and I will not be battling it out.

Two great photographers working in total harmony  Smile

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland
 
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Thu Nov 08, 2001 1:11 am

I remember those Harmony hairspray adverts  Wink/being sarcastic you want to watch out!

Well im looking forward to what you can both do, this is where im jealous as im not going  Crying

Cheers

Paul
 
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Thu Nov 08, 2001 4:01 am

Gary, what are you going to do with your previous digital?

LGW
 
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Thu Nov 08, 2001 4:22 am

Now, you see this is the thing: If I hadn't bought the D30, I could afford to go too....

 
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Thu Nov 08, 2001 4:28 am

D30... Boring... Real photographers do it with film  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Andy


PS: Gary, can you tell me where I can get a good deal on one...  Big grin
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Thu Nov 08, 2001 8:02 am

Gary,

Looking forward to you getting here. And now that you're armed with your D30, this isgoing to be real fun!!!

I think I have the solution for your lack of lenses. Buy one in Singapore.

Andy
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Thu Nov 08, 2001 8:28 am

Good question Ben, with a good 3x Teleconverter i'd be happy to buy it off you  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Thu Nov 08, 2001 10:25 pm

Hi Andy (Martin)

What you should have said was:

Real boring photographer, Andy, does it with film Big grin

Ha Ha...... Smile

Try either warehouseexpress or bestcameras.co.uk for current deals.

Cheers

Gary
 
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Thu Nov 08, 2001 10:33 pm

Hi Andy (Hunt)

Looking forward to the trip.

Also taking some print film with me too as I will have the normal SLR.

I might need more CF or Microdrive but I can look when I am over.

If I go shooting mad, I will run out of the 340mb really fast  Sad

See you Saturday  Smile

PS......if anyone is able to shoot the KL744 from AMS......I'd be gladd to see the pic  Smile

Regards

Gary Watt
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Just A (stupid) Question

Thu Nov 08, 2001 10:40 pm

Hi

Although I use the EOS 33 I have never tried handling a D30 (they are SO suspicious at my local photo shop  Smile/happy/getting dizzy) 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).

Regards
Søren Augustesen
 
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Thu Nov 08, 2001 10:49 pm

They (at least mine) have both. A regular viewfinder and a screen on the back. I have never used the screen on the back for "viewfinding" only for checking the pictures.
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Fri Nov 09, 2001 12:28 am

The D30 doesn't have a live preview so you can't use the LCD as a 'vewfinder'.


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RE: Another D30 Thread

Fri Nov 09, 2001 12:54 am

The S1 is just the same as the D30 in the way it works. But i still havent read the manual!

Regards

Paul
 
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Fri Nov 09, 2001 3:26 am

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.
 
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Fri Nov 09, 2001 3:49 am

A question to the D30-users (of course, anybody who can help me is welcome):

I have the EOS30. How is the D30 compared to the "normal" 30, regarding the technical aspects?

For example, bracketing: how many pics can the D30 take per second?

Do you also have to select the ISO-number? If yes, why?

Under the same light conditions, do the EOS 30 and the D30 use the same exposure settings? Or is the D30 faster, as it doesn't have to expose a film?

Excuse these perhaps dumb questions, but I did never have a digital camera in my hands.....

Regards
Gerardo
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:09 am

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.

Click for large version
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Photo © Chris Sheldon



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.
 
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:13 pm

Hi Chris

Thanks for your infos.

What puzzles me is, that setting a higher ISO will have more noise as result. Why that? Lower reesolution or something like that?

BTW, nice pic  Big thumbs up

Gerardo
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RE: Another D30 Thread

Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:16 pm

You can consider more noise is like higher ISO speed films having more grain. So may be you can call it "Digital grain".
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