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Canon EOS 350D

Postby coarls » Tue, 10 May 2005 11:40 am

Any of you guys ever tried out this camera? Wanted to try the photography hobby and was reading through a bit of info on the net for the reviews but wanted to get the actual response from you guys locally..

Let me know what you think..

Thanks. :P
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Re: Canon EOS 350D

Postby Guest » Tue, 10 May 2005 11:04 pm

coarls wrote:Any of you guys ever tried out this camera? Wanted to try the photography hobby and was reading through a bit of info on the net for the reviews but wanted to get the actual response from you guys locally..

Let me know what you think..

Thanks. :P


Your just as well going for the more professional 20D next month, they will have a sales promotion in Singapore, 5 frames per sec

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 11 May 2005 12:25 am

It is a great camera... and... every camera is a compromise.

Ask yourself: Why do I need a 35mm type SLR for my hobby.

The primary advantage of an SLR type digital is a large sensor. This enables higher f-stop settings... up to about f22 versus f8 for smaller sensors. It generally has less noise. You can make bigger photos, up to poster size with little degredation of the image. You have a huge range of lenses to do almost anything.

The downsides: Much higher price, especially for lenses. Much larger weight and size to haul around... must carry multiple lenses for wide angle to long tele.

Depth of field: The longer the lens, the shorter the depth of field, otherwise known as the area that is in clear focus. So, it you shoot a 300 mm lens, you will have a narrow depth of field. You may like the ability to have the subject sharply in focus with everything in front and behind out of focus. On the other hand, you may want a clear image for everything. A non SLR digital, with its smaller sensor, has a much smaller real focal length, and thus, almost all parts of a photo are reasonably in focus. You can use digital software to defocus those parts you don't want.

I used an film SLR for years. Now, I've gone digital because I want something lightweight to carry on trips on motorcycles or on foot. I do not want to be a correspondent photographer loaded with equipment. What I do want is complete control over the camera, like you get with an SLR, so this eliminates virtually all pocket types. I ended up with an SLR like camera, choosing the Panasonic DMZ-FZ20. Astounding Leica lens than runs from 35 mm to 420 mm (35mm equivalent). Total control. Powerful flash. I'm biased. I see the value of an SLR in certain situations... especially studio... but not for the general rank and file.

See my camera at:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/P ... mcfz20.asp

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Postby coarls » Wed, 11 May 2005 2:48 pm

Thanks. Yeah I already tried the almost good (well for me..) the Olympus C-770Z...nice touch on the camera, but as you said the "misc" items are quite expensive paritcular to the lenses...but focusing on some items I think it still needs a little more...

Reason why I'm looking at a Canon or particularly a digital SLR is that I wanted to feel the touch of a digital SLR...bad side is that you'll really have to haul stuff...and spend extra extra bucks for that.

I'm particular of using it outdoors like hiking or mountaineering trips...
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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 11 May 2005 5:22 pm

coarls wrote:I'm particular of using it outdoors like hiking or mountaineering trips...


I carried my SLR, lenses, flash, and filters all over the mountains of South Africa. Amazing how heavy 4 or 5 lbs of equipment can be after a 20 kilometer walk to ancient cave art.

Good luck... and have fun!


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