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eric
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      11-16-2004, 02:09 AM
I just picked up a 20D and am rather impressed with it. However, trying
to look at the image on the tiny LCD seems rather a pain. I do some
sport shooting and trying to look at the images outdoors is rather
difficult. How do some of you handle it? Carry a lupe around with you?

My previous camera is a Fugi S602z which I used with an Olympus TCON17
lens. It was quite easy to review images in the viewfinder. Not so
with the 20D.

Just climbing the learning curve.

Thanks

eric
 
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      11-16-2004, 02:50 AM
On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 21:09:06 -0500, eric <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>I just picked up a 20D and am rather impressed with it. However, trying
>to look at the image on the tiny LCD seems rather a pain. I do some
>sport shooting and trying to look at the images outdoors is rather
>difficult. How do some of you handle it? Carry a lupe around with you?


There should be a zoom in function on the camera, for the previews.
Personaly I only review to make sure the exposure is correct, then I
don't look at the preview again.
 
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      11-16-2004, 03:30 AM
Julian Tan wrote:

> G'day...
>
> I think it's always going to be difficult with the little LCD screens.
> Just recently I took some (what looked to be) very beautiful night
> shots of Sydney Harbour Bridge, only to find that they were all out of
> focus on my PC!
>
> With a DSLR though, I would check sharpness etc via the optical
> viewfinder, and then check exposure with the LCD.
> Jules
> http://www.shuttertalk.com
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Zooming in on the LCD would surely give you some indication of focus.

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      11-16-2004, 10:35 AM

"Julian Tan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> G'day...
>
> I think it's always going to be difficult with the little LCD screens.
> Just recently I took some (what looked to be) very beautiful night
> shots of Sydney Harbour Bridge, only to find that they were all out of
> focus on my PC!
>
> With a DSLR though, I would check sharpness etc via the optical
> viewfinder, and then check exposure with the LCD.
> Jules
> http://www.shuttertalk.com
>

So far, that has been my only problem with the 20D. When I review shots on
the LCD, they look great, but when I get them into the computer, they are
either too light, too dark, or out of focus. I also only see about 80-90
percent of the shot in the LCD. I have reached the point where I don't even
review my shots. I just take several at different settings to ensure that I
have a good one. That's the great thing about digital. I have had my
camera less than a week and have taken over 300 shots so far. If it were
film, I might have taken 50.

Don Dunlap


 
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      11-17-2004, 02:18 AM
Don dunlap wrote:
> "Julian Tan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed) oups.com...
>
>
> So far, that has been my only problem with the 20D. When I review shots on
> the LCD, they look great, but when I get them into the computer, they are
> either too light, too dark, or out of focus. I also only see about 80-90
> percent of the shot in the LCD. I have reached the point where I don't even
> review my shots. I just take several at different settings to ensure that I
> have a good one. That's the great thing about digital. I have had my
> camera less than a week and have taken over 300 shots so far. If it were
> film, I might have taken 50.
>
> Don Dunlap
>
>


Don,

I don't have a laptop to carry with me. I do several weekend
tournaments each season and I need to cull through the images. The
little LCD is just not a very good way of going about it.

Hmm... I think I need a new laptop... That's the ticket... Is this
getting expensive, or what?

eric
 
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      11-17-2004, 09:23 AM

"eric" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Don dunlap wrote:
>> "Julian Tan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed) oups.com...
>>
>>
>> So far, that has been my only problem with the 20D. When I review shots
>> on the LCD, they look great, but when I get them into the computer, they
>> are either too light, too dark, or out of focus. I also only see about
>> 80-90 percent of the shot in the LCD. I have reached the point where I
>> don't even review my shots. I just take several at different settings to
>> ensure that I have a good one. That's the great thing about digital. I
>> have had my camera less than a week and have taken over 300 shots so far.
>> If it were film, I might have taken 50.
>>
>> Don Dunlap

>
> Don,
>
> I don't have a laptop to carry with me. I do several weekend tournaments
> each season and I need to cull through the images. The little LCD is just
> not a very good way of going about it.
>
> Hmm... I think I need a new laptop... That's the ticket... Is this
> getting expensive, or what?
>
> eric


As my wife says, "you can't take it with you", or as I told my sone
recently, "I'm spending your inheritance". Go ahead and buy it, you only
live once.

Don Dunlap


 
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      11-17-2004, 03:12 PM
Don dunlap wrote:


> As my wife says, "you can't take it with you", or as I told my sone
> recently, "I'm spending your inheritance". Go ahead and buy it, you only
> live once.
>


Two bumper stickers on the rear bumper of my parent's RV....

"Happiness is living long enough to be a problem to your kids."

"We're having fun spending our kids inheritance."


Both are true and I couldn't be happier for them.


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