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Offline RainCrow

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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2006, 01:27:00 PM »
I have the Fuji Finepix A210 (2.1mp), which is good for hero shots, etc.  I use Adobe Photoshop CS for processing, but I'm new to it, having used Ulead Photo Impact for a quite a while.  I have some older Canon cameras and quite a few FD lenses.   I have a tricked-out F1, an A1, and an AE-1P.  


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BTW, If anyones upgrading I'm in the market for a Canon SLR(digital).
"Archery" is getting as far from the target as you can, and hitting it.  Bowhunting is getting as close to the target(animal) as you can, and not missing.

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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2006, 02:50:00 PM »
Crow.... I have both Rebel XT and a 20D

 using the old lenses from my EOS10s and my EOS Elan llE.  Other than the crop factor which is not a problem, other than remembering it.
 I am impressed with the RebelXT for the price diff, of a 20D.
 It remains a issue of what you are going to do with it............vance

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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2006, 03:41:00 PM »
Jerry/Weasel,

First of all, my compliments to you on your well written articles. I picked up my first SLR after reading your first article in TBM, and looked forward to every issue after that. I now shoot professionally for a studio here in Cincy. I have made the switch to digital now that the prices have come down. I had always meant to contact you to thank you for unknowingly steering me in the direction that I am now traveling. Thanks!

Oh yeah to the subject of the post, I shoot Canon Digital Rebels (the old ones, not the XT's). I haven't felt the need to upgrade yet, it made more sense to pick up a backup body while the price is low. For anyone looking for a first Digital SLR, don't overlook this camera! I use mine to shoot weddings, and can tell you they can take a lot of abuse. You can still find a few (in black or silver) at some online stores or e-bay, and they can be had for $500 or less. I have several lenses,(both Canon and some aftermarkets)and a good heavy tripod. I have been guilty of leaving my camera at home when I go hunting, but not this year! I missed some great moments.

Dave
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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2006, 03:43:00 PM »
P.s. this forum is a great idea!!!

Dave
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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2006, 04:03:00 PM »
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a103/daveinoh/IMG_0041copy.jpg


Here is a pic of my son at Compton's this past summer.
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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2006, 04:07:00 PM »
oops, just cause I can take pictures doesn't mean I can post em!

 
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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2006, 07:57:00 PM »
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Jerry/Weasel,

First of all, my compliments to you on your well written articles. I picked up my first SLR after reading your first article in TBM, and looked forward to every issue after that. I now shoot professionally for a studio here in Cincy. I have made the switch to digital now that the prices have come down. I had always meant to contact you to thank you for unknowingly steering me in the direction that I am now traveling. Thanks!

Dave
Thank you, Dave!  You have no idea how much your comments mean to me.     :thumbsup:   I'm glad you are able to follow your interest by working for a studio!  

I plan on going at it part or full time as soon as I retire in a little over 3-1/2 years.  Gonna lead workshops, seminars, and tours.  Probably going to get my feet wet by offering a couple of one day workshops this Spring/Summer.  By the time I retire I hope to be leading 4 day workshops in Yellowstone, Tetons, Rocky Mountains, Oregon Coast, Mt. Rainier, etc.  I think it'll be a blast!

Thanks again!

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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2006, 09:03:00 PM »
That would be incredible, you wouldn't be at a loss for subject matter! I read on your nature site that you did weddings also. My hat is off to you for doing them with film! I get nervous enough when I can see how I am doing, I can't imagine having to wait for my images to come back from a lab. It can be a grind but I hope to learn as I go along. If nothing else it is teaching me patience.
It has been a while since I just went out and took some shots for fun!

Killdeer, Canon has just announced the 30D, might be worth a look for you. Biggest improvement is larger LCD screen.

Dave
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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2006, 07:40:00 AM »
Jerry, that sounds like a great retirement plan!  Too bad it can't start tomorrow.   :)

Hopefully one day our paths will cross somewhere out west.

Phil
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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2006, 06:37:00 PM »
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 I read on your nature site that you did weddings also. My hat is off to you for doing them with film! I get nervous enough when I can see how I am doing, I can't imagine having to wait for my images to come back from a lab. Dave
Ah, yes.  The stories I could tell..like not noticing the film sprocket holes torn out on a roll of film I was using during the formals. 70+ shots on a single frame. We got them reshot, but it was close!  Or the time an out of town lab sent the photos and negs to the wrong address down the street...those are just a couple.  Some folks say having teenagers gives you gray hair.  I say it's shooting weddings!!

   
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Jerry, that sounds like a great retirement plan!  Too bad it can't start tomorrow.      :)    

Hopefully one day our paths will cross somewhere out west.

Phil
Yep, hopefully they will!

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Offline Jason R. Wesbrock

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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2006, 07:30:00 PM »
Jerry,

 
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Ooh. Shoulda waited. Want wireless? This just announced today:   http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-7891-8214  
I saw that today too. Seems a lot of people are upset that they're using the same sensor as the 20D instead of going to 10+ megapixels. I can't remember reading anything in the review about being able to use the cheap wireless remote as a shutter release, but I got bored with all the technical stuff and didn't get all the way through it.

Honestly though, I wasn't looking to upgrade but I got such a good deal I really couldn't pass it up.

Offline Weasel

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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #51 on: February 24, 2006, 09:47:00 PM »
Hmmm...can't find that info now.  Someone may have had a premature speculation.    :)

The 20D is a great camera.  The upgrades to the 30D doesn't make me want to sell the 20D and get the 30D.  Like you, I think they should have upped the mp.

I had a wireless remote with the Nikon D70.  Pain in the rear.  Had to point it to the front of the camera.

My wife has a wireless for her Digital Rebel.  Don't know why they don't make one for the 20D.  I like the shutter release cord, myself.
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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2006, 08:28:00 PM »
for my go to camera i grab my D2x or D1x. if i need  film (just about never now days)i pull out the N90s.  i also will on occasion borrow the wifes nikon coolpix. not a bad little point & shoot.

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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #53 on: March 05, 2006, 10:54:00 PM »
I really like my D50,might be a camera for the masses  but it sure takes great pics. And your right paleface about the nikon coolpix, I have a old coolpix 3100 that takes great pics too.

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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #54 on: March 06, 2006, 06:22:00 AM »
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for my go to camera i grab my D2x or D1x. if i need  film Rob
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Film?  Is that the stuff that's on your teeth when you wake up?    :D  

Hi Rob!   :wavey:
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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #55 on: March 06, 2006, 07:34:00 PM »
i hear you Weasel.... i still have the N90, but the real reason is that i paid almost $1000. and i might be able to get $200 off ebay and that's if i'm lucky.  might as well keep it for memories. that camera roamed all over the place in my pack for years.  

rob

jerry are you going to make it to salt lake?
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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2006, 08:03:00 PM »
Nope. This vacation in FL/GA is costing us a small fortune.
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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2006, 09:29:00 PM »
weasel i sent you an email.  wish you were going to be in salt lake, missed talking shop with you at san antonio and now again in salt lake. some day we will get together again i hope....

Rob
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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #58 on: March 07, 2006, 11:54:00 PM »
I am shooting a Nikon D70. Really want to upgrade to the D200 but am having a hard time selling that to the wife  :)  Oh well, the D70 is a great camera and has served me well for over 18,000 shots so far.

The only lenses in my bag right now are:

AF Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED-If
AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8
AF Nikkor 24-50 f/3.5 - 4.5

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Re: weapon of choice
« Reply #59 on: March 09, 2006, 09:43:00 AM »
Right now I shoot mainly with a Nikon D100 and also carry a small 5MP  canon compact that keep in my fanny pack for shots in the field and also for shots around camp when I don't carry all my gear.

Other gear in the bag. (gets heavy)
100-300mm F4 from sigma
28-75mm  XR DI F2.8 Tamron
28-200mm XR IF 3.8-5.6 Tamron
50 mm 1.4 Nikon
Nikon flash
manfratto tripod and monopod
filters and  CF memory cards. (mainly .512)


 Would love to learn more  and become comfortable with the in computer programs and making a web page as well as music to CD slides etc.. I have literally 1000's of shots that given the time I would like to group into different categories and do more the just leave then on the CD's.

As indicated previously by another post I really enjoyed Jerry's seminar 2  PBS gatherings ago. Missed him being there at San Antonio as I had taken some enlargements that I was hoping he would review for me.

Jerry if your reading this I really enjoyed the seminar and the TBM articles,thanks for re-peaking my interest my only hope is that you will leave the Dark side (Canon) and return to the NIKON  :)  Again thanks for your easy to understand articles and for rekindiling my interest in photography.The articles became one of my favorite parts of the magazine....

 Anyone have or use the D200 yet???? any feedback. I love my D100 but would love to upgrade to the heavier body,any other add on that would warrant the switch????

Take care and love the site. John
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