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    Drive by shooter susaan's Avatar
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    Better definition,better camera questions.

    Aye,aye,Captain,
    Enjoyed the sermon..!

    "considering a new camera,DSLR,with the best photo quality I can afford.
    Since it will be down to the Canon Xti,XSi or EOS 40D,(which i like,- is a bit heavy in my hands,but claims to give poster quality images)...wondering if you would care to comment?"

    I understand and appreciate what you have told me to date.
    Will watch the ISO more carefully.
    My images are being used for banners(across the road,mall posters,etc) -newspapers,promo. leaflets.and my manager does the editing,at present,(for band shoots)-as I'm still only a year into this job,from scratch.
    -when I retired from performing with the band,asked why no one took photos at shows..?
    my answer was a Sony DSC H-9 at the airport,on the way to Turkey,last Oct.
    Software is limited to -

    1) Picasa,(quick look,deleting no hopers)
    2) Fast Stone (refining keepers)
    3) Photoshop CS2,just added,and am stumbling around in it.

    Often have good stage access,even at big shows,with decent lighting,shots come out fairly well,but low light and movement shots are my main problems,-newly off auto settings,except for really crucial moments,where I can't set manual fast enough.

    The Canon connection is because we have friends in the company,here,and my brother,who edits and shoots video,has a D30,which I can use occasionally.
    Been reading reviews of the Rebel series for weeks,learning ,making notes,-like what I'm reading,but think if a chance comes to get the D40,maybe I should go for it,and get used to its weight -(harder to handle when stage crawling,trying to hide behind an amp,and take a shot around the corner...) -after all,the trusty Dsc H-9 will be coming along with me,I've by no means mastered it.

    I'm reading a lot about sensor size,crop cameras,etc,understanding more,but not enough,yet,and am addicted to the huge zoom on the Sony...
    (maybe why my photos are soft ?)

    -the Canon D40 comes with a "EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens"..no where near enough zoom,most of the time,but can put a bigger (And heavier) one on my wish list,with a tripod...

    Thanks,again.

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    Re: Better definition,better camera questions.

    OOOPS..
    -Moved to the wrong place-please delete,Oh long suffering and patient moderator...

    " Got Soul, but I'm Not a Soldier "
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    Make no judgments where you have no compassion
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    Re: Better definition,better camera questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by susaan
    OOOPS..
    -Moved to the wrong place-please delete,Oh long suffering and patient moderator...
    You posted correctly. Unfortunately, I have lots of stuff to do and I want to give your question the attention it deserves. I have been hoping one of our other fine members might step up and respond. I promise I will give you a good reply. But unfortunately, it might not be until tomorrow

    C'mon now - someone give this fine lady the attention she deserves! Don't leave her hanging here!
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    Re: Better definition,better camera questions.

    I'm not familiar enough with canon equipment to offer advice but you are mixing up brands and numbers. Canon makes a 40D....Nikon makes a D40.
    Does any maker have a naming system that makes sense? I haven't found one.
    Keep Shooting!

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    Re: Better definition,better camera questions.

    Dear Frog,
    You are,of course,correct,its a 40D Canon-my learning curve is very sharp,
    -last week,a picture shark was what nibbled at ones prints on the beach...
    Actually becoming schzitziod,unable to spell and here is the REAL thread...
    -since these questions involve both DSR and non- DSLR cameras..
    .I put it in "General" here-

    http://http://forums.photographyrevi...ad.php?t=44120
    Down in the dumps with D.P.I.

    :17: "Please delete me,let me go..."

    " Got Soul, but I'm Not a Soldier "
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    Make no judgments where you have no compassion
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