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Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 10th December 2009, 14:45
Replies: 2
Views: 2,095
Posted By RAH
As Steve says, you should be using a tripod with...

As Steve says, you should be using a tripod with such a lens anyway. So you really don't need VR. If you want to try handheld (NOT a good idea), then you'll probably need VR.
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Wednesday 9th December 2009, 18:55
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By RAH
As mentioned by others, there are plenty of cheap...

As mentioned by others, there are plenty of cheap scanners available. Surely you have some Best Buy or Staples stores in your area. If not, buying online is very easy and reliable. Amazon.com has an...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 4th December 2009, 12:24
Replies: 5
Views: 1,477
Posted By RAH
I don't know anything about the image quality,...

I don't know anything about the image quality, but one thing to be aware about is that the newest Canon superzooms do NOT allow you to use converters that get mounted in front of the lens (like the...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Sunday 29th November 2009, 18:01
Replies: 21
Views: 3,101
Posted By RAH
My main thought is that you cannot have too much...

My main thought is that you cannot have too much magnification, and you always want/need more.

Is the 600 MUCH larger than the 500? Unless it's almost twice as large/heavy, I'd go for the 600. (I'm...
Forum: Technique Thursday 26th November 2009, 13:12
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By RAH
Check out this...

Check out this website:
http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/infrared/index.html

It has a bunch of links at the bottom for even more info.

Myself, I have a Cokin infrared filter (mounts in a Cokin filter...
Forum: Technique Thursday 26th November 2009, 13:06
Replies: 7
Views: 3,548
Posted By RAH
Very interesting idea, Fred. I use Manfrotto...

Very interesting idea, Fred. I use Manfrotto tripods mostly, and they all have the ability to mount just the head without a center column (it uses just a little stub), so your technique is usable by...
Forum: Olympus Wednesday 11th November 2009, 11:34
Replies: 2
Views: 1,460
Posted By RAH
Do you have the camera set to spot metering too?...

Do you have the camera set to spot metering too? I suppose it isn't necessary, but I use both spot metering and the center point focusing on my E-520.
Forum: Technique Thursday 5th November 2009, 12:08
Replies: 5
Views: 1,439
Posted By RAH
I agree that this can be a problem. One way I...

I agree that this can be a problem. One way I deal with it is as follows:

Say I have 6 shots of essentially the same thing - e.g. a duck, with 6 shots taken within seconds of each other. You want to...
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Tuesday 3rd November 2009, 11:40
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By RAH
Your normal method is the correct one, IMHO....

Your normal method is the correct one, IMHO. However, yes, you do run into these filesize requirements sometimes. After you have made your image the pixel size you want, as Mono says, you can play...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 2nd November 2009, 11:25
Replies: 8
Views: 1,901
Posted By RAH
I think people thought you meant filters that you...

I think people thought you meant filters that you might permanently mount on the front as protection (like a UV filter), which is the subject of more debate than just about anything I can think of...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Sunday 1st November 2009, 12:54
Replies: 50
Views: 8,894
Posted By RAH
That's a good point, Hollis. I keep thinking that...

That's a good point, Hollis. I keep thinking that the primary function of the mirror is to allow the thru-the-lens view, but indeed it does also provide the super-fast phase-detection autofocus...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Sunday 1st November 2009, 11:49
Replies: 50
Views: 8,894
Posted By RAH
Just want to add to this interesting discussion...

Just want to add to this interesting discussion that one of the limiting factors concerning image quality is the OPTICS. Granted they can keep improving glass technology, etc, but it is still a...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 31st October 2009, 13:34
Replies: 50
Views: 8,894
Posted By RAH
I suppose you're kidding about the speed of light...

I suppose you're kidding about the speed of light - I mean, I agree that it cannot ever be as fast as the mirror arrangement, but I think it doesn't have to be. All it has to be is fast enough to...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 31st October 2009, 11:35
Replies: 50
Views: 8,894
Posted By RAH
That's an interesting article, Chris. I don't...

That's an interesting article, Chris. I don't think there is any question that the flapping-mirror "technology" of the SLR and DSLR will be replaced by electronic viewfinders in the fairly near...
Forum: Olympus Saturday 31st October 2009, 11:24
Replies: 27
Views: 4,369
Posted By RAH
If you were to use that 350mm 2.8, people would...

If you were to use that 350mm 2.8, people would think you were using a Canon (and a cannon!).
Forum: Olympus Saturday 31st October 2009, 11:20
Replies: 33
Views: 19,890
Posted By RAH
I should have mentioned in my last post that the...

I should have mentioned in my last post that the reason I was trying the 120-600 lens on these cormorants was because I had not had good success with them before using my 70-300 plus EC-14, because...
Forum: Olympus Saturday 31st October 2009, 10:51
Replies: 33
Views: 19,890
Posted By RAH
Well, it sounds good on paper, but like some...

Well, it sounds good on paper, but like some responses in that thread, I am skeptical about it when he says, "The trick is to look at a subject and know the lens well enough to turn the focusing at...
Forum: Olympus Friday 30th October 2009, 10:17
Replies: 33
Views: 19,890
Posted By RAH
I have an E-520 plus the 70-300mm plus EC-14. I...

I have an E-520 plus the 70-300mm plus EC-14. I use S-AF (single Auto-Focus), and spot-metering. All those pictures I posted above were tripod-mounted, without IS.

You can tell when the bird is in...
Forum: Pentax Thursday 29th October 2009, 10:32
Replies: 21
Views: 8,396
Posted By RAH
Thanks, Frank. Very tempting...

Thanks, Frank. Very tempting...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 29th October 2009, 10:30
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By RAH
Your best bet is probably a "superzoom" camera...

Your best bet is probably a "superzoom" camera like the Canon SX20 or the MANY other cameras like it ( http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/canon_sx20is.asp )
Forum: Pentax Tuesday 27th October 2009, 10:50
Replies: 21
Views: 8,396
Posted By RAH
I looked online at these new eyepieces and could...

I looked online at these new eyepieces and could not find a ZOOM version. Have you actually seen one anywhere online? I would like to try one if i could find one (I have the older rubber-cup one and...
Forum: Olympus Saturday 24th October 2009, 14:26
Replies: 33
Views: 19,890
Posted By RAH
I think that contrast has a lot to do with the...

I think that contrast has a lot to do with the light you have. For example, even though shooting in the middle of the day on a sunny day is problematic, it does give you a lot of contrast. On a...
Forum: Olympus Saturday 24th October 2009, 11:36
Replies: 33
Views: 19,890
Posted By RAH
That's quite an improvement on the Honeyeater....

That's quite an improvement on the Honeyeater. Concerning your Kingfisher picture and the whole issue of getting close to birds, I think it is REALLY difficult to get close to Kingfishers. They are...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 20th October 2009, 12:16
Replies: 19
Views: 2,717
Posted By RAH
I second the postings from the others - 2 smaller...

I second the postings from the others - 2 smaller drives are better than one big one, and maybe cheaper too. I got a 320GB drive for $35 the other day because they were fillinf the shelves with the...
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Tuesday 20th October 2009, 12:12
Replies: 18
Views: 4,219
Posted By RAH
I'm very sorry, I was mistaken. As I said, I've...

I'm very sorry, I was mistaken. As I said, I've seen the technique I spoke about mentioned in many places, so I mistook it for this similar idea that apparently uses a different technique. So ignore...
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