Just got my first non point and shoot digital cam and need advice

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by No, Jan 20, 2005.

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    No Guest

    I just bought my first digital camera that isn't just a point and shoot
    camera, it has many more features. The one I bought was the Canon
    PowerShot S1 IS

    I don't have a lot of time to learn how to use it before this weekend where
    I'm going to watch my nephew play basketball, I'd like to get some good
    shots of him. Should I shoot with the fast shutter speed?

    any suggestions for a newbie to this camera would be appreciated, I have to
    learn quick........lol
    No, Jan 20, 2005
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    Crownfield Guest

    I just got a new airplane.
    I have to go cross country this weekend.
    I do not have the time to read and understand the manual.
    does anyone have suggestions as to how to do it safely?
    Crownfield, Jan 20, 2005
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  3. This newsgroup is for interchangeable-lens cameras.

    Discussions about ZLR cameras such as the Canon S1 IS would be more
    correctly placed in rec.photo.digital.zlr. I'm not much into sports

    David J Taylor, Jan 20, 2005
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    Transparency Guest

    Roll on the next Cartier-Bresson!!!
    Transparency, Jan 20, 2005
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    T.N.T. Guest

    On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 06:22:02 GMT, you, "David J Taylor" <david-
    Sorry if this was discussed before, but the group name doesn't suggest
    interchangeable-lens. Does it say so in the charter that only
    interchangeable-lens cameras can be posted here (as a SLR camera doesn't
    have to have interchangeable-lenses)?
    T.N.T., Jan 20, 2005
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    Darrell Guest

    However the camera discussed is NOT a SLR at all.
    Darrell, Jan 20, 2005
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    T.N.T. Guest

    Agree, and I did not quote that camera in my post. I just asked about the
    interchageable-lens thingy.
    T.N.T., Jan 20, 2005
  8. T.N.T. wrote:

    If the camera does not have interchangeable lenses (as opposed to add-on
    lenses) then this isn't the correct group. "systems" was meant to
    encompass the interchangeability.

    I expect someone may post a link to the charter.

    David J Taylor, Jan 20, 2005
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    No Guest

    What a bunch of assholes
    No, Jan 20, 2005
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    Hunt Guest

    As stated, this is the wrong group. One of the more general NG's, like rec.
    photo.digital, or ...zlr, would be the better choices. That said, take a grey,
    or white card with you for setting your color balance, and bump up the ISO (as
    the fate of getting more "noise") to allow the fastest shutter speed possible.
    Turn OFF your camera's flash for all shots.

    Hunt, Jan 20, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Follow the 2nd link in my sig to the Reader's Digest version of the charter as
    well as the official charter as voted.

    "This newsgroup, rec.photo.digital.slr-systems, is an open forum for the
    discussion of digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera systems.

    These systems consist of:

    * Digital SLR (DSLR) camera bodies with mounts for detachable lenses
    * Lenses for those cameras"

    Alan Browne, Jan 20, 2005
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    m II Guest

    Same here. Any replies most welcome. Some quick advice on night time flying
    would be a welcome addition.

    Please send reply directly to this group, as MANY others here have the same
    dilemma. Poor Edward...last year his pleas for help were completely ignored
    and look what happened.

    m II, Jan 20, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    My short course...

    Don't smoke. Wrecks night vision.
    Bring two flashlights. A large D battery type and a small cockpit light.
    Practise landing without landing/taxi lights at least twice per year.
    Practice VFR navigation without navaids (no VOR, no ADF, no GPS...) on a 2 hour
    x-country flight at least once per year.
    Take an instructor up once a year for partial panel and unusual attitude
    recovery training at least once per year.

    I used to teach that following an engine failure at night in a single engine
    aircraft, and following emergency checklists and communication, and in
    conditions where not only is the moon not full, but the overcast makes the land
    below near pitch black, that one should secure the cockpit and passenger areas,
    configure the aircraft for landing and turn into the wind at 1.3 Vflaps.

    The last part of the checklist goes:
    "Turn on the landing light.
    If you don't like what you see then turn off the landing light."
    Alan Browne, Jan 20, 2005
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    Crownfield Guest

    i was kidding when I asked.
    but your response makes a lot of sense.
    Crownfield, Jan 21, 2005
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