DSLR and "pro" DSLR?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, May 14, 2005.

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    RichA Guest

    RichA, May 14, 2005
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    Frederick Guest

    It could be that - or many other things. (it's very subjective as to
    what the correct colour balance is anyway - one looks a little warmer,
    one a little colder perhaps. Big deal.)
    The poster is just a dolt - trying to justify his preference for
    Olympus. Even another Olympus forum member tells him.
     
    Frederick, May 14, 2005
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    Walt Hanks Guest

    What a waste of bandwidth! The very minor differences between the two sets
    of poorly composed and boring images could have been the lenses, could have
    been exposure control, could have been his lack of skills in selecting
    profiles, could have been ...

    Walt
     
    Walt Hanks, May 14, 2005
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    Pentax Owner Guest


    I also found the D70 to have 'strange' colour - as well as harsh images that
    were superficially sharp, but which turned out on closer inspection to be
    plagued with sharpening artefacts and relatively poor resolution.

    I found the Pentax istD to be a far better bet than the D70 - lower noise
    (and 'much' lower noise than any Olympus offering) and a colour balance that
    compares extremely favourably with the E1

    The IstD is now available at such good prices that it should be very high on
    the list of any new DSLR shopper.
     
    Pentax Owner, May 14, 2005
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    Mick Brown Guest

    I also found the same with the D70....

    Until I learnt how to use it properly!!!

    Mick Brown
    www.photo.net/photos/mlbrown
     
    Mick Brown, May 15, 2005
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    Pentax Owner Guest


    some nice shots there, Mick - albeit that Michelle and Luke appear to be
    celebrating their nuptials in a world of LSD induced colours.......but just
    think how much better your pictures would be if you shot them with a Pentax
     
    Pentax Owner, May 15, 2005
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    RichA Guest

    Pentax used to have a pro SLR, the LX. Are they putting out
    a pro DSLR soon?
    -Rich
     
    RichA, May 15, 2005
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    Mick Brown Guest

    Actually they were scanned from prints cos my film scanner broke, and it
    was very early days for photoshopping for me. They were taken with a
    Nikon F5 not a digital.

    The colours were pretty much like they are on the shots, Bali is a very
    colourful place when it comes to celebrations.

    Mick
     
    Mick Brown, May 15, 2005
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    John Francis Guest

    They've had one for a year or two now. Or so several professional
    photographers of my accquaintance think - they're earning a living
    using their (Pentax) cameras.

    Of course they also happen to believe that it's the photographer,
    not the camera, that's the most important part of the equation.
    A better camera doesn't make you a better photographer, no matter
    what the marketing department may try and make you think.
     
    John Francis, May 15, 2005
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    andrew29 Guest

    I think the difference is due to using auto white balance. The D2x
    has a huge advantage here because it has the external white balance
    sensor. But really such a comparison makes no sense at all: auto white
    balance is for quick grab shots, not for when you're going to be
    critical about colour!

    Andrew.
     
    andrew29, May 15, 2005
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