usafjr
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Digital Cameras

Wed Jun 12, 2002 8:33 pm

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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RE: Digital Cameras

Wed Jun 12, 2002 9:28 pm

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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gerardo
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RE: Digital Cameras

Wed Jun 12, 2002 9:29 pm

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.

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usafjr
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RE: Digital Cameras

Thu Jun 13, 2002 8:09 pm

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?
 
LGW
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RE: Digital Cameras

Thu Jun 13, 2002 8:59 pm

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
 
hkg_clk
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RE: Digital Cameras

Thu Jun 13, 2002 11:50 pm

"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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usafjr
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RE: Digital Cameras

Sat Jun 15, 2002 12:48 am

Wow. I guess taking digital photos is a lot different from taking normal photos then...
 
ckw
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RE: Digital Cameras

Sat Jun 15, 2002 12:53 am

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
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usafjr
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RE: Digital Cameras

Sat Jun 15, 2002 6:36 pm

So the little book that comes with it and tells you how to use it will take of that.
 
ckw
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RE: Digital Cameras

Sat Jun 15, 2002 7:52 pm

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
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usafjr
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RE: Digital Cameras

Sun Jun 16, 2002 4:54 pm

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

Sun Jun 23, 2002 12:20 pm

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

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