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Old 01-12-2006, 11:17 AM   #1
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:23 AM   #2
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Fm software for purchase
FM software/retouching/PS forums
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Personally, I shoot JPEGS and RAW in camera. I DL my files with a card reader on my CPU to save my battery in camera. I download through CanonZoombrowser that was included with both of my cameras. If I shoot RAW I process that in DPP (included with camera) which is canons RAW software. I've been playing around with capture one and rawshooter also. I also use canon's EOSviewerutility to browse my pictures once on my CPU but is is very slow. I used to use Breezebrowser which I love but they wanted $50 just to upgrade so it would work with my new camera... After that I tweak a few things in PS. Usually levels a bit or contrast/brightness if I'm lazy. Sometime I add a slight dose of Saturation (+10). Then I go to Filters-> Ultrasharp Mask and adjust that depend on the image.

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Old 01-12-2006, 11:59 AM   #3
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heres a preview of the new canon flagship body

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=16666098
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Old 01-12-2006, 12:01 PM   #4
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heres a preview of the new canon flagship body

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=16666098

Ohh..it's got a beer button!
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Old 01-12-2006, 12:02 PM   #5
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heres a preview of the new canon flagship body

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Mwahaha
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Old 01-12-2006, 12:48 PM   #6
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heres a preview of the new canon flagship body

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=16666098
Grrrr... you got me!

"Adams Mode" heh heh...




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Old 01-12-2006, 12:50 PM   #7
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EVEN has a "call Spock" button

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heres a preview of the new canon flagship body

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=16666098
usually I can't stand Dpreviews forums, but I'm glad you found that. Looks like I might have to sell my 1DMKII
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What does everyone use for a CF reader? i need something faster. with the 200 10MP shots are about 15mb a shot in RAW. that would take forever.


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Readers are probably not your slowdown. USB 2.0 or Firewire is the fastest out ther. 300MB/s. You need to get faster CF cards like Sandisk Ultra II.
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Question - I've got the Canon 28-105 3.5-4.5. Is it worth getting the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 Lens for $170? I'd like to get something 24mm or less given the 1.6 factor of my Rebel XT, but the cost on most of those is pretty high. I find that even at 28mm I've gotta move pretty far back at times. I think I'm gonna order my 430EX flash soon also, I've read that the Sigma Super only allows the center AF point to be used and for only $35 or so, I may as well get the Canon.

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Readers are probably not your slowdown. USB 2.0 or Firewire is the fastest out ther. 300MB/s. You need to get faster CF cards like Sandisk Ultra II.
Just to clarify: USB 2.0's max transfer rate is 60MB/sec and FireWire800's is 100MB/sec (not that any CF cards will ever even come close to those ).
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What does everyone use for a CF reader? i need something faster. with the 200 10MP shots are about 15mb a shot in RAW. that would take forever.


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I have a sony PC with from reader on it. They work OK for CF cards and SD cards up to 1gb. I just picked up a new 2GB SD card, a Sandisk UltraII and I had to get an adapter for it to plug into my front mount USB 2.0 port. This thing rips through pictures very quickly. Plus since I am not using the camera, I don't drain the battery (although this has not been a problem at all on my 1DmII...). My reader is a "Promaster Digital SD/MMC Card Reader"
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(that's not the SD version, but they look the same)

It seems to work very well, and it's nice and small so I can take it with me. I don't like the big ones because they get intalled on one CPU where these smaller ones can go with you if you go from work to home or go visit someone that will want to download some images. I also have a (different brand bought by work, left at work) CF one that is OK, but I like this promaster one better. The small units usually come with a USB extension cord which is nice.

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Tom, to add to this, the Memory card as mentioned plays the biggest part in this. I had an "ultra" CF card from my 10D. When I got my 1DmII I used that, but for Xmas I got a "ultra II" sandisk card. This think is smoking fast in the camera and in DLing files to the CPU with the above adapter. I can review pics in camera and they now switch instantaniously where there was a slight delay before. The DL software now knows how many images are there rright aways instead of "counting" them for a few seconds, and the DLs take much less time. go here and look up your new camera to see what cards have what speeds. (edit#2, I just checked and they have no info for the D200 yet...)

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Old 01-12-2006, 02:14 PM   #14
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Question - I've got the Canon 28-105 3.5-4.5. Is it worth getting the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 Lens for $170? I'd like to get something 24mm or less given the 1.6 factor of my Rebel XT, but the cost on most of those is pretty high. I find that even at 28mm I've gotta move pretty far back at times. I think I'm gonna order my 430EX flash soon also, I've read that the Sigma Super only allows the center AF point to be used and for only $35 or so, I may as well get the Canon.
Well obviously the 28mm f2.8 gets you nothing other than a sharper lens with a faster f2.8 aperature, but the field of view will be the same as your zoom. There are some decent wide angle zooms out there these days. What are you looking to spend? I own a Sigma 12~24mm EX DG that I bought for my 10D. I now have a 1DmII with a 1.3 crop and I still love this lens. It's VERY wide. I used to have a Sigma 17~35mm EX DG from my film bodies which was also great on my 10D which is also 1.6 crop. On a 1.6 body it acts like a "normal" zoom on a FF camera though but might get you as wide as you need. That's why I picked up the 12~24, and I loved it on both the 1.6 and 1.3. There are wider lenses now that are designed specifically for the 1.6 like the 10~20 from both Canon and Sigma. I've heard great things about them, but I've never used them.

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Just to clarify: USB 2.0's max transfer rate is 60MB/sec and FireWire800's is 100MB/sec (not that any CF cards will ever even come close to those ).
Fastest CF card tested to date: SanDisk Extreme III 2GB 12.933MB/sec
Fastest SD card tested to date: Delkin PRO 512MB 7.942MB/sec

so it looks like CF cards with a good reader will beat SD cards by a lot in CPU download time which is interesting because in my camera, SD cards are faster than CF cards in writye/read speed...

Those tests were done with a firewire CF reader and a USB2.0 SD reader... Also the article that is from says windows XP DLs files much faster than other OSs, especially any Mac OS... It's from the Rob G site linked in my first post.
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Well obviously the 28mm f2.8 gets you nothing other than a sharper lens with a faster f2.8 aperature, but the field of view will be the same as your zoom. There are some decent wide angle zooms out there these days. What are you looking to spend? I own a Sigma 12~24mm EX DG that I bought for my 10D. I now have a 1DmII with a 1.3 crop and I still love this lens.
I'm afraid that $600 is more than I can swing right now. I'm more in the $300 and under range since I'm snagging the flash also. I wish the Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens were just a bit less.
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I'm afraid that $600 is more than I can swing right now. I'm more in the $300 and under range since I'm snagging the flash also. I wish the Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens were just a bit less.
Well there isn't much in the $300 and under range... What prime are you looking at for what price, and from where? Here's what I would consider if I were you, prices from B&H or Sigma4less.com:

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon AF
Price: $ 439.95

Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX Aspherical DG for Canon AF
Price: $ 369.95

Canon Zoom Super Wide Angle EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS
Price : $ 514.95

Canon Zoom Super Wide Angle EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Price : $ 139.95

Sigma Zoom Super Wide Angle 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC Autofocus
Price : $ 99.00

I've heard good things about the IS canon lens and the top 2 sigmas. They are all over your budget, but if you could stretch I would recomend it. Otherwise I would go with one of those crappy 18mm~50/55mm lenses for under $150 and just count on upgrading, but my philosophy is to buy good glass once instead of buying something you know you are going to replace. Also goto a camera store and try some lenses on a 1.6 crop camera so you can get a feel for what focal lengths you need. Study the image carefully and look with your eyes to see just how wide they are capturing. Witht he really wide lenses they play tricks with your head when you look at the viewfinder, then with your eyes because they are so wide... The step from 24 to 28 isn't huge. I'd get something less than 20mm at least, especially on a 1.6 body.

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attn jacobsen1,

please break your pelvis more often. these past few days have been extremely enlightening! thanks!
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please break your pelvis more often. these past few days have been extremely enlightening! thanks!


this sucks, I sit at home in pain, surfing the OT not listening to howard, unable to go for a walk to actually take any pictures... I know some people are ready to kill me for posting way too much stuff, but I'm sure most of them are skimming, or have been skimming my posts for a while now. Sorry to take up so much space, but hopefully it is actually helping some people...

On the bright side (for me) I went to work for a half day today... Eveyone wanted to hear the story, but it did feel good to get out of the house to go somewhere that didn't demand health insurance... Even if it was work...

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i wasnt being sarcastic! it has seriously been helpful!
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Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon AF
Price: $ 439.95

Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX Aspherical DG for Canon AF
Price: $ 369.95

Canon Zoom Super Wide Angle EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS
Price : $ 514.95
These are the most attractive based on what I'd use them for. My one concern about the EF-S lens is its compatibility with future cameras. Maybe the Sigma 15-30 is best. Gonna have to look at it more. It'll basically be a 24-48mm on my Drebel XT.

I too have been very happy with your recent postings due to injury.
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These are the most attractive based on what I'd use them for. My one concern about the EF-S lens is its compatibility with future cameras. Maybe the Sigma 15-30 is best. Gonna have to look at it more. It'll basically be a 24-48mm on my Drebel XT.

I too have been very happy with your recent postings due to injury.
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i wasnt being sarcastic! it has seriously been helpful!

Thanks guys, I'll try to get hurt more often I knew you were being nice, but the eyes are because you're thanking me for being hurt, which obviously sucks for me...

sorbee, are you going to be around NYC anytime soon? If so stop into B&H and try the lenses out. If not find a decent camera shop near you that carries at least sigma and canon lenses and has these in stock to play with. Hunts here in PVD (it's SBI here, but a hunt branch) has a decent collection and good employees that will let you play with lenses on you or their camera. Ritz I try to avoid but would work if it had to. Their employees are just horrible and pushy though. Try out some of these lenses on a 1.6 body though seriously. It will make your descision a lot easier. You will either need the 10mm or not and you will probably know it within 1 minute of looking through it. Its the same as the 12mm on my body which personally I like.

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sorbee, are you going to be around NYC anytime soon? If so stop into B&H and try the lenses out.
I will be in NY in April for a wedding. Not sure where B&H is in relation to where I'll be. I may try to make it there, otherwise there is a Ritz nearby work that I can check stuff out on. Thanks for the help!
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I will be in NY in April for a wedding. Not sure where B&H is in relation to where I'll be. I may try to make it there, otherwise there is a Ritz nearby work that I can check stuff out on. Thanks for the help!
If you go by train it's 2 blocks from Penn... 420 9th ave to be exact. Ritz is OK, just don't trust the salesman too much. Not that I've never been wrong, but every time I've ever been in that place they are wrongly telling someone something in an effort to get a sale. They will let you "play" with lenses and bodies though which is nice... Just be sure to try out a few options and tell them you need to go research more when you're done And even if you don't need anything while in NYC, goto B&H, but leave all cash & CCs in the hotel. It's FAO Shwartz for camrea geeks. Simply amaizing.
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What does everyone use for a CF reader? i need something faster. with the 200 10MP shots are about 15mb a shot in RAW. that would take forever.


Help camera guys

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I have a Sandisk Ultra Firewire card reader on my desktop and for my laptop I use a Delkin 32bit Cardbus reader.

There can be big differences between some of the readers based on the chipsets used. It also depends somewhat on your motherboard too, but all things being equal usually firewire had some of the faster readers but actually I think one of the new USB 2.0 readers (Sandisk I think) was found to be the fastest.

I believe the fastestest things of all are the 32bit cardbus readers, of which my Delkin is supposed to be the fastest. It is BLAZING with my Sandisk Ultra II 2gb card.

Obviously having a better reader won't matter much if you have a cheap memory card.

also... B&H definitely ftw. Not good for your wallet though but it's just a great place to play with things at and the stores layout and operation is something to admire as well.
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