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Old June 4th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #441
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Just google the codec that you need, mine is a CR2 codec so i google CR2 codec and bob's your uncle
You can get the canon codec from the canon website if you use windows. For Mac you have to buy Aperture or download a dng converter which is free.
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Old June 21st, 2012, 11:30 PM   #442
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Hi Guys, I am going travelling soon, around USA, Australia and Thailand. I want to buy a digital camera but don't know where to start. I simply want a compact camera, I am not planning to be a professional photographer, nor do I want anything bulky......

What I am after:

-Most Important: High quality images
-Very good in all lighting conditions
-Small, pocket sized.
-Under £300
-At least 5x optical zoom which maintains quality when zoomed in.
-Good amount of Storage, although I'll be taking a laptop.

I keep reading reviews but they all seem to have some negative to them which puts me off. Surely there is a camera out there that meets all the points above. I want pristine quality of image whatever the situation, whether zooming in, shooting in the dark etc etc. This is very important...

Anyone know the camera for me?

Cheers.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 06:56 PM   #443
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Question: I have a Canon, Rebel XTi, I'm trying to find the grid but it seems to be hiding from me, I've tried every button and function at no avail....anyone wise enough out there?

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Old June 29th, 2012, 07:34 AM   #444
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There is no grid line in the XTi.
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Old June 29th, 2012, 10:27 AM   #445
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Im thinking on the same lines. Was considering a few options, but now its time to get my baby Nikon d5100 home



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The 5100 is a better motor but you have to buy more expensive lenses since there is no autofocusing motor in the body. The d7000 does have a focusing motor in the body but cost more. I would go with this is going nikon. The t3i is good for the price but the 50mm f1.8 is kind of junky. 5 blade aperture will give you harsh bokeh. I would say spring for the 50mm f1.4.

personally I use the DSLR bastard child Sony. Stabilization is in the motor so lenses are cheaper. You can get a wide variety of lenses for it too from sigma and tamron.
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Old June 30th, 2012, 05:27 PM   #446
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There is no grid line in the XTi.
Thank you I almost destroy my camera out of frustration...
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Old July 1st, 2012, 07:30 AM   #447
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Old July 4th, 2012, 09:39 AM   #448
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Hi Guys, I am going travelling soon, around USA, Australia and Thailand. I want to buy a digital camera but don't know where to start. I simply want a compact camera, I am not planning to be a professional photographer, nor do I want anything bulky......

What I am after:

-Most Important: High quality images
-Very good in all lighting conditions
-Small, pocket sized.
-Under £300
-At least 5x optical zoom which maintains quality when zoomed in.
-Good amount of Storage, although I'll be taking a laptop.

I keep reading reviews but they all seem to have some negative to them which puts me off. Surely there is a camera out there that meets all the points above. I want pristine quality of image whatever the situation, whether zooming in, shooting in the dark etc etc. This is very important...

Anyone know the camera for me?

Cheers.
Your simpley not going to get this from a compact camera costing £300, when your dealing with sensors this small image quality just isnt going to be as good and higher ISO(to shoot in the dark) isnt going to look good at all.

The best option to me sounds like it'll be the Canon S100, larger sensor than most compacts and around a 5Xzoom starting from a 24mm equivilent, good for landscapes.

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Old July 18th, 2012, 12:47 AM   #449
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Hi Guys, I am going travelling soon, around USA, Australia and Thailand. I want to buy a digital camera but don't know where to start. I simply want a compact camera, I am not planning to be a professional photographer, nor do I want anything bulky......

What I am after:

-Most Important: High quality images
-Very good in all lighting conditions
-Small, pocket sized.
-Under £300
-At least 5x optical zoom which maintains quality when zoomed in.
-Good amount of Storage, although I'll be taking a laptop.

I keep reading reviews but they all seem to have some negative to them which puts me off. Surely there is a camera out there that meets all the points above. I want pristine quality of image whatever the situation, whether zooming in, shooting in the dark etc etc. This is very important...

Anyone know the camera for me?

Cheers.
Canon ELPH. You could probably get one for much less then you budget. I still have one and its pretty solid little camera. But its no good in dark conditions without a tripod. You cant get everything without shelling out some more cash. But I would go get an entry level DSLR with the budget you have.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #450
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Heard the canon G10 & G12 are supposed to be good.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 02:44 PM   #451
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Well, this is the finest platform to keep our queries about photography and get best of solution for that. Let me explain you what is my query, I have just come from my brother's marriage and seen the activities of the photographer so a dream has come in my mind to become a photographer, so I want to get best suggestion from here, which can help me.
That would depend very much on your current level of expereince and ability, if you've only ever used a compact on automatic my best advice would be to buy an entry level DSLR and use it for at least a year(gradually moving away from automated modes) before you even think about buying any professional level gear or doing any paid work.
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Old August 24th, 2012, 04:33 AM   #452
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Hi, there

I would appreciate your help.
I have a Nikkon D5100 and love taking pics and posting them on SSC.
A couple of days ago, however, something really bad happened with my zoom lens and I don't have a clue of what is wrong.

It happens that the only objects that stay on focus are those in the center of the image. The rest is blurred.
For example, if I am trying to focus on some letters of a text in a sign, the letters will get sharp on both automatic or manual focus inasmuch as they stay at the center of the field. If I make them go to one side or corner, they blurr.
This happens only when I am using the zoom. I have a Tamron zoom telephoto angular lens 200 mm.

I have cleaned the forefront and rear lenses of the telephoto, but this hasn't helped.

Do you have any idea of what may be wrong?

Thanks in advance
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Old August 26th, 2012, 10:21 AM   #453
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Old August 28th, 2012, 08:55 PM   #454
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Hi, there

I would appreciate your help.
I have a Nikkon D5100 and love taking pics and posting them on SSC.
A couple of days ago, however, something really bad happened with my zoom lens and I don't have a clue of what is wrong.

It happens that the only objects that stay on focus are those in the center of the image. The rest is blurred.
For example, if I am trying to focus on some letters of a text in a sign, the letters will get sharp on both automatic or manual focus inasmuch as they stay at the center of the field. If I make them go to one side or corner, they blurr.
This happens only when I am using the zoom. I have a Tamron zoom telephoto angular lens 200 mm.

I have cleaned the forefront and rear lenses of the telephoto, but this hasn't helped.

Do you have any idea of what may be wrong?

Thanks in advance
I would take it to a camera repair shop and have them look at it.

But its fairly common that lower grade lenses will have soft corner focusing, especially at the long end of the zoom range. Might be time to upgrade.

You may also check you minimum focusing distance specified for your type of lens.
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Dear Skyscrapercitizens, I voluntary shoot at student parties every now and then, sometimes with my F/1.8, sometimes with flash, however, in complete dark circumstances with lots of flashing lights etc. (like the party) I have a really hard time using autofocus. How can I get my camera (a sony A55) to flash once to adjust focus and then a second time for the actual picture? (now it just refuses to do anything as long as it doesn't find focus, which is really annoying for the posing party people) Thanks in advance!
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Aperture, Exposure, where??

I have a question about my camera. I have a Nikon D80 and i am not sure where you adjust the Aperture and Exposure when on manual mode. I lost my camera guide. Can someone tell me where and how to change it? It's a different camera for me than my usual Canon camera. Thanks in advance!
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I have a question about my camera. I have a Nikon D80 and i am not sure where you adjust the Aperture and Exposure when on manual mode. I lost my camera guide. Can someone tell me where and how to change it? It's a different camera for me than my usual Canon camera. Thanks in advance!
You should be able to download a PDF manual from the official Nikon website. Or just Google after it.
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I have a question about my camera. I have a Nikon D80 and i am not sure where you adjust the Aperture and Exposure when on manual mode. I lost my camera guide. Can someone tell me where and how to change it? It's a different camera for me than my usual Canon camera. Thanks in advance!
Turn the control knob underneath the shutter button. Then Press the control button and turn the knob to adjust the other setting.
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Dear Skyscrapercitizens, I voluntary shoot at student parties every now and then, sometimes with my F/1.8, sometimes with flash, however, in complete dark circumstances with lots of flashing lights etc. (like the party) I have a really hard time using autofocus. How can I get my camera (a sony A55) to flash once to adjust focus and then a second time for the actual picture? (now it just refuses to do anything as long as it doesn't find focus, which is really annoying for the posing party people) Thanks in advance!
Switch to manual focus and turn the focusing ring. This is how most people have to shoot low light events. Google: "Dragging the shutter" also.
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Old November 8th, 2012, 06:20 PM   #460
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I think this question might be answered here...

Like many, I'm thinking about buying my first DSLR (and then contribute to the forum, of course). My three choices are:

-Sony Alpha A65 (24 mp, GPS, better at video focusing, not so good at low-light pics)
-Canon Rebel T4i (18 mp, no GPS, touchscreen, not so good at video, but better at low-light pics)
-Canon Rebel T3i (18 mp, no GPS, no touchscreen, cheaper than the two above)

Within that price range, does anybody have input about those cameras?
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