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08-20-2008, 10:33 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
Good checklist on the *istD vs D40.
Thank you...

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But... "as far as cropping goes: if you take the photo right at the first time, then you don't have to crop." NOW I have to take issue...

That's simply a silly argument. Sorry, can't sugar-coat it. That's like saying...
I don't know, pick your analogy:

1) If you set your exposure right the first time, you don't need bracketing!
- well, yeah, but isn't it nice to have bracketing as an option?
Call me a jackass if you want, but I still have to try/use bracketing for the first time. I confess, that is just me...

2) If you time your shot absolutely perfectly, you never need to take more than one shot of any moving subject!
- True. How stupid of me.
If you want to say that you just have to shoot away to get the perfect shot, then I feel obliged to wake you out of your dream: suppose that an action takes 1 second and that 'the perfect shot' takes 1/100s and let's suppose you take a shot 1/125s f/8. This is supposed to be what normally happens in real live (I can give you many examples.) Well, even if you have a camera with 10 fps (do you know many camera's like that?) ) then in that second you will cover *only* 1/13s of that second, which means that even if you have a camera with 10 fps you have 87% chance of missing. With the K20 you that is even 97%!
I already said it here, and will repeat it many times: the only way to make the perfect shot is anticipating and firing at the prefect time, not firing away. 1 fps or 10 fps doesn't even make that much of a difference, the only thing that changes is how fast you memory card fills...

3) If you put the right lens on your camera the first time, you don't need to change it!
- True. How stupid of me. I'm simply talent-free.
I'm sorry: but what a l**d of cr*p. Some scenes ask for a wide angle, others as for a telephoto, and by now about everyone knows that a prime gives better quality than a zoom...

4) If the military would just learn to aim, they wouldn't need automatic weapons!
- True. But someone's got to support the bullet-industrial-complex.
If there would be peace there would not be any need of the military...

5) If you just pick the correct lottery number the first time, you wouldn't have to keep buying tickets! Duh!
- Agreed, I don't know why folks don't get this either.
Can you give me the numbers please...?

The ability to crop has been in the photographer's toolkit since long before digital. It's an important part of the craft - ask Ansel Adams' ghost, anyone. If you refuse to use it or discount a sensor's ability to allow it because it's distasteful to you.... well, you're just limiting yourself.

The ability to crop moderatly I agree yes. But not till you make a telephoto out of a wide angle...

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cool, does this mean you will be selling your FA35?
08-21-2008, 03:18 AM   #48
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I don't have the FA 35, and the DA 35 ltd that I had is already spoken for (will be normally sold tomorrow.)
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I like K10D because it's big, even bigger with grip, with the size of my paws I need something to hang onto.


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