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Old 06-04-2012, 21:20   #286
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Re: Any Photographers with DSLR's Around ?

I agree, standard 35mm would be 50mm 2 1/4 would be 80mm and for my Linhof 4X5 was 180mm. Cool moon shot, now that is a subject you could flex your focal length muscle.
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I wouldn't call 50mm standard, more like traditional

As for the "zoom" of a telephoto prime, it all depends on what else you have in your camera bag. If you have a 15mm fisheye an 600mm then the 600 is a 40x

After all in the P&S world a 12x is not the same on every camera, some have wide lenses with a short reach whilst others sacrifice width for reach. Certainly no P&S will have a 50mm equivalent maximum width, they'll all start much wider.
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Re: Any Photographers with DSLR's Around ?

Looked seriously at Canon G1X but in the end had to have more zoom so I ended up with an Olympus epl3 with 14-42 and 40-150 lenses. So far I am really happy with decision. got the camera and lenses for cost of Canon G1x. Also there is a problem appearing with G1X in high 1S0 with bright light. Not a big issue but I am happy with my Olympus. Olympus seems to be underrated here in North America but well r3eceived elsewhere. The knock in an older sensor compared to Panasonic and slightly smaller sensor that G1X. But the plus is very small camera with interchangeable lenses.

any thoughts on mirror-less cameras and Olympus brand?
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Re: Any Photographers with DSLR's Around ?

Getting my Fuji 680 out of the case I discovered that the battery (Li-Ion) had gone.

As new packs are non-available (only direct from China) I decided to make my own pack.
First of all, I did not use Li-Ion cells but instead Ni-Mh, wich has a higher density and no memory effect as the other Ni-Cd cells have.

I used 6 C cells of 2500 mAh each and this new powerpack works as a sweet. It is a bit buly and heavy but on the massive Fuji, it does do no harm.

The only thing I ask myself (and the forum) if I can use my standard loader or that I should look for another type.
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Re: Any Photographers with DSLR's Around ?

G1X = large sensor but slow lens (fixed also). I agree why spend that kind of money when you can buy a 4/3 rds or mirrorless or evil for same or less money and have more lens to choose from. Oly,Panny,Sony samsung are all good. Right now I would pick Sony NEX 5N but would have to pay extra for EVF. I also like the new Oly OMD model but it is around $1200. For a fixed lens camera I would pick the Fuji X10 but you have to make sure it has had the hardware upgrade to get rid of the orb problem,around $600. I have a fixed lens 28-200 f2.8 Nikon P7100 not as fast a lens as the fuji but longer and I paid $350. Great time to go digital.
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G1X = large sensor but slow lens (fixed also). I agree why spend that kind of money when you can buy a 4/3 rds or mirrorless or evil for same or less money and have more lens to choose from. Oly,Panny,Sony samsung are all good. Right now I would pick Sony NEX 5N but would have to pay extra for EVF. I also like the new Oly OMD model but it is around $1200. For a fixed lens camera I would pick the Fuji X10 but you have to make sure it has had the hardware upgrade to get rid of the orb problem,around $600. I have a fixed lens 28-200 f2.8 Nikon P7100 not as fast a lens as the fuji but longer and I paid $350. Great time to go digital.
An f/2.8 lens is considered fast, but the Canon GX1 is only f/2.8 at the wide range of the lens. However, I think this is the standard for all those cameras.

The GX1 came up in this thread when members asked about a camera with fixed lens. For that group, the GX1 will take the best picture. The lens is a standard zoom which is normally good for 90% of all pictures and the one on the GX1 is particularly good quality. It is a big lens because the sensor is big.

Most people running around with a 4/3 have a pancake 50mm prime (no zoom) lens attached to it and are happy. Zoom range is over rated imho and it often prevents creativity while a prime stimulates it.

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Re: Any Photographers with DSLR's Around ?

I just had to go and find out Here's a good comparison between the Canon G1X and the 4/3 Panasonic GX1: Canon PowerShot G1 X vs Panasonic GX1 quality | Cameralabs

It clearly shows the Canon the winner... don't forget that it's sensor is even bigger than that of the 4/3 camera's! The argument is of course that you can buy a better lens for the 4/3 camera, but as it stands, a lot of people make do with the lens that comes with it so for those the Canon is a winner.

Here is a similar test of the G1X vs the G12 and the EOS T3i / 600D DSLR: Canon PowerShot G1 X quality | Cameralabs

Even here the little G1X wins... the 600D kit lens is put to shame.

Here are some G1X sample images so that you can get a feel for the zoom range of the lens around water and boats:













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Not much to say but photo's to show

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Re: Any Photographers with DSLR's Around ?

Nice, Nick! What was the shutter speed on the hummingbird photo?

Hmmm. Nick says i need to post a photo...

I know you like clouds, so here's one shot with my little point-and-shoot Canon Powershot SD940.

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Re: Any Photographers with DSLR's Around ?

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(...) any thoughts on mirror-less cameras and Olympus brand?
I adore the new thing (EM-D ? whatever - the one with looks of the OM- series). Unlike Canon, they did away with the optic finder, which IMHO is a great move. Also, the OLED screen may be better that what most cameras sport.

I would buy this camera just for her looks.

Re When one compares G1X it is good to remember what this one is: a blown up compact - a camera I can have in my bag, anytime anywhere. No changeable lenses = no lenses to carry along, no dust no nothing = no fuss camera that will deliver great quality pics. Different than many, but indeed very sexy idea too.

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Nice, Nick! What was the shutter speed on the hummingbird photo?

Hmmm. Nick says i need to post a photo...

I know you like clouds, so here's one shot with my little point-and-shoot Canon Powershot SD940.
Love the clouds!

Date Taken: 2012-03-27 14:06:56
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Exposure Time: 0.0008s (1/1250)
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 250
Focal Length: 280mm (448mm in 35mm)
Date Modified: 2012-04-10 16:55:53
Flash: flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Metering: center weighted average
Exposure Program: shutter priority
Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV
Exposure Mode: auto
White Balance: auto

Here's another shot with clouds; unfortunately a bit more clouds than I wished for but it shows nicely Boquette in the valley so I kept it and just finished processing:


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Re: Any Photographers with DSLR's Around ?

I've been shooting on an off with SLRs since dad gave me his old Konica years ago. Currently I have a Canon 40D, with all Sigma lenses. 10-20mm 18-200mm, and a 50mm. Mostly outdoor landscape type stuff and some macro. I love shooting underwater, but don't do it nearly enough. And I just started to get into street photography here in Miami.

Here's a few shots. You can see more on my facebook page...oh yeah, that's right, the mods stripped that link from my signature. I also have stuff posted on my site...still in my signature.





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@Grouchy: lovely shots!

Here's our new crew member watching the anchor:



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Nick,

That bird looks like he is trying to decide to either keep posing or peck your lens out. BTW, would like to hear your story on this thread........
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