300d vs 350d for action shots and low light

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by David Geesaman, May 11, 2005.

  1. I recently bought a lightly used 300d. I've been pleased with the
    results, but there are 2 gripes about it for the indoor and outdoor action
    photography I do.
    1) Speed - faster 'on' would be a huge asset when photographing horses.
    Sometimes that moment you want to capture doesn't wait 1.5s. Does it really
    help you action photographers that much?

    2) Noise - in low light, or high speed shutter situations this is a big
    challenge. Although I can mostly blame my inexperience, at ISO 800 and 1600
    I would like better results. (Side question: would better quality lenses be
    a more significant improvement? - I'm using the 18-55 kit lens and 75-300
    Tamron since I'm starting on a budget)

    I've heard the 350d is improved in these areas. I would appreciate any
    comments as to whether I would benefit noticeably if I sold the 300d now
    (while it's still in perfect shape) and upgraded to the 350d.

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
    David Geesaman, May 11, 2005
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    John Tucker Guest

    Dave,

    If you don't mind post-processing for getting rid of the noise, Neat Image
    does a good job. It would help with that budget you're starting. :)

    http://www.neatimage.com/
     
    John Tucker, May 11, 2005
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  3. I've set the "auto power off" timer to 8 minutes... Onlike P&S cameras
    that tend to have their screens on a lot, the 300D will not use much
    battery just sitting on.
    I shoot indoor volleyball. I bought a Mk I 50mm 1.8 to use in really
    low light, but so far I'm getting great results with the kit lens and
    running ISO 3200 (from the Russian hack). Then I post-process with
    Noise Ninja. Noise Ninja allows you to easily create a custom noise
    profile for your specific camera and lens at eash ISO setting, and when
    run with a custom profile does an amazing job.

    http://www.picturecode.com/index.htm
     
    Steve Cutchen, May 12, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest


    I'd like to see a lot more skin (faces, etc) before deciding how good
    noise ninja is or isn't.
     
    Alan Browne, May 12, 2005
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    Paul Furman Guest


    I've left my D70 on overnight & the battery is fine!?!?
     
    Paul Furman, May 12, 2005
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    DoN. Nichols Guest

    Sure -- it does not do a full power off -- but it turns off
    everything which draws much power (the display, autofocus, that sort of
    thing), and it can last quite a long time just running the cameratop
    display -- and ready to spring to life at the half-press of a shutter
    button.

    And even when you turn it "off" with the switch around the
    button, it is still running a part of the cameratop display -- the
    remaining exposures count, and the sensors to tell when you remove or
    install a CF card, so it can update the count.

    Enjoy,
    DoN.
     
    DoN. Nichols, May 12, 2005
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    Crownfield Guest

    Crownfield, May 12, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Crownfield wrote:


    As I wrote that I knew somebody would make such a comment...
     
    Alan Browne, May 12, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    well, there is always alt.binaries.nude... ;-)
     
    Skip M, May 13, 2005
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  10. or alt.binaries.nekkid...

    <raised eyebrow>
    Folks in THAT group are UP to something...
     
    Steve Cutchen, May 13, 2005
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