Digital SLRs and the future!

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Danny Rohr, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. Danny Rohr

    Cameron Guest

    Good question Peter, I hadn't even thought about that at all.

    You would have to thank that they may consider offering something similar to
    the Nikon 12-24.

    Cameron
     
    Cameron, Jul 30, 2003
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    Gavin Cato Guest

    Well if 18mm is enough for you (and that is pretty wide) the 12-24mm DX will
    give you that on a Nikon 1.5x sensor.

    I'm torn between buying one or to keep using my 17-35/2.8 (which is a killer
    piece of glass, but only 25mm wide on my DSLR)
     
    Gavin Cato, Jul 30, 2003
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  3. Danny Rohr

    Danny Rohr Guest

    Well like I said, I am not ready to buy into digital yet, I just want to
    make sure if I buy lenses now, they will be usefull in the not too distant
    future.

    Danny.
     
    Danny Rohr, Jul 31, 2003
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    Valar Guest


    It's interesting how most people talk about how they can't shape great art
    not because of their lack of ability but the inferioriy of their tools.

    Let us know how your art has improved, and how it can improve even more w/o
    retail therapy.
     
    Valar, Jul 31, 2003
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    Ubiquitous Guest

    There are measurable differences in the technology. Not everyone is creating
    art. Some just want crisp clear low-noise images of their kids growing up,
    for example. A Canon 10D with L glass is always going to create a better
    image due to high ISO/low noise and nice background blurring (which is much
    harder to achieve with cheaper smaller sensors - some are going to argue
    that having a large depth of field is BETTER but thats I guess a matter of
    opinion).
     
    Ubiquitous, Jul 31, 2003
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  6. Danny Rohr

    Henrik Guest

    Hi James,


    WOW!!!!


    if the 70-200 is anything to go by then you will definately need at least
    one extra and you should have two al ready! so make that 3!

    I am bloody jealous! Hope you will have a fantastic time with it I know I
    would!

    best regards

    Henrik

     
    Henrik, Jul 31, 2003
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  7. I'd wait to see what falls from the Canon vine in answer to the D2
    units.


    The thing that will drive digital photography is:

    Obsolete DRAM fabs can now be re-tunned to turn out CCD or CMOS photo
    arrays. This means that instead of spending ~$1.5B US, it is now a
    saving as you do not have to get rid of a couple of hundred tonnes of
    toxic waste. This murders the economics to put it mildly. Now how quickly
    the process engineers can do it, and what they turn out has yet to be seen,
    but I doubt all of it will be sub-VGA crap for mobile phones :) (though
    that will probably be the biggest sink of the output)

    So, given we can now spit out virtually unlimited numbers of wafers
    for about $200 each, and we can expect to get around 80% yeild or
    more, that drops the cost of the array to about $10 for a full size
    or a 36x36 unit. (it makes LOTS of sense to go square) or, get brave,
    produce 40 or 45mm sq units and use them in the new med format as well.
    Defects? Sub-sample and interpolate to sweep them away, and provide
    a `cheaper' product.

    So we are in for `interesting times' in digital photography...

    But today. I feel that dropping money into EF L glass, or good
    Nikon, will not be a waste.

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    Paul Repacholi, Jul 31, 2003
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  8. Danny Rohr

    Danny Rohr Guest

    Pardon?

    I thought this was the discussion of how best to pro long ivestment of a
    camera lense system. Not "Which camera can I buy to make me take better
    pictures".

    Danny.
     
    Danny Rohr, Jul 31, 2003
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