A BIG BANG FOR THE 300D!

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by ShibbyShane, Jul 5, 2006.

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    ShibbyShane Guest

    With all of Bret's posts raving about the 20D, I figured it was time I
    demonstrate that you don't need to spend lots of money to get good
    pictures; although we all already know that. ;-)

    Here are some pictures I took yesterday at my local fireworks show
    using my 300D and a Canon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens:

    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/ShibbyShane/Fourth of July/Fireworks1.jpg
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/ShibbyShane/Fourth of July/Fireworks2.jpg
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/ShibbyShane/Fourth of July/Fireworks3.jpg
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/ShibbyShane/Fourth of July/Fireworks4.jpg
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/ShibbyShane/Fourth of July/Fireworks5.jpg
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/ShibbyShane/Fourth of July/Fireworks6.jpg

    Check them out and let me know what you think!

    Shane
     
    ShibbyShane, Jul 5, 2006
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  2. Is this camera part of the Powershot family? They are great little P&S
    when you are limited in what you can carry. I have the A620 myself.
    The fireworks shots are great.

    Helen
     
    helensilverburg, Jul 5, 2006
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    Jerry L Guest

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    Annika1980 Guest

    Nice work. You are correct that you don't have to have the latest gear
    or be Cartier Bresson to get great fireworks shots. Just set that
    puppy on a tripod, point it skyward, and let it rip.
    ISO 100 works great. Try varying your exposure times from 1 second on
    up, depending on how many shots you want in the pic.

    I like to try and get interesting shapes in my fireworks pics.
    Here's one of the Big Bang:
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/63023777

    That one looks like an astrophotographer's dream (or Rocha's
    nightmare).
    BTW, are the fireworks in Paris all B&W?

    Here's a few more that I took during the past few days:
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/63023783
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/62958123
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/63023772
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/63023774
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/63023779
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/63023781

    As you can see from looking at these pics, it gets rather boring pretty
    fast.
    One thing to do (which I wasn't able to do this year) is to get an
    object in the foreground like a bridge, water, or even people. These
    can make for interesting compositions.
     
    Annika1980, Jul 6, 2006
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    ShibbyShane Guest

    Helen: No, not part of the powershot series. It was one of Canon's
    first DSLRs; you may know it better as the Canon Digital Rebel, and
    later as the Rebel XT (although that is technically the 350D).

    Yup, I did just that. Although insead of setting an exposure time, I
    find it's much easier to set it to bulb and then cover the lens with a
    hat between fireworks. You can see the trail of the firework shooting
    into the air so it's fairly easy to tell when one will be going off,
    although being able to space them into the frame nicely is another
    matter.
    Yeah definitely. Unfortunately I didn't have enough time to find a
    good place to set up where I could have a decent foreground or
    background. Oh well, there's always next year.
     
    ShibbyShane, Jul 6, 2006
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    hywel.jenkins, Jul 6, 2006
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  7. "Oops ... my image link is no longer here"

    I guess you better consider hosting elsewhere?
     
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, Jul 6, 2006
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    ShibbyShane Guest

    ShibbyShane, Jul 6, 2006
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    ColinD Guest

    That's a first-class, high-grade crappola website, if ever I saw one.
    The pics look terrible, after downloading endless ads and junk. From
    that display, your D50 doesn't hold a candle to the 300D, let alone
    anything fancier.

    Colin D.
     
    ColinD, Jul 8, 2006
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    ShibbyShane Guest

    That's a first-class, high-grade crappola website, if ever I saw one.
    Hah! I'm not sure if it's just me but most of the people I've run into
    who use Nikon equipment seem to have attitudes about their stuff. Could
    just be the people I've met tho.
     
    ShibbyShane, Jul 8, 2006
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    no_name Guest

    Yeah, like the Canonistas don't bash you over the head with the 20D, 30D
    .... whateverD every chance they get.

    Parly-vous Annika1980?
     
    no_name, Jul 11, 2006
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    ShibbyShane Guest

    Hah! I'm not sure if it's just me but most of the people I've run into
    Very true. I guess both sides have their positives and negatives.
     
    ShibbyShane, Jul 12, 2006
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    AAvK Guest

    No, the 300D was the last digital Rebel slr from Canon (6 megapixels), the current
    Rebel is the 350D (8 megapixels). The black ones look better than the silver ones.
    Pentax also makes less expensive d-slrs but the Canon CMOS (complementary
    metal-oxide semiconductor) sensor (the "film") is superior to everyone elses CCD
    (charge coupled device), as a picture taking element. Of course "why" is up to you
    to research. As far as why the rebels are cheaper, feature discounts and the actual
    physical size of the CMOS chip, smaller. You could still shoot a sharp poster
    with it.
     
    AAvK, Jul 13, 2006
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