What compact for a DSLR user?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by eatmorepies, Mar 16, 2010.

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    Bruce Guest


    BEWARE! Simply Electronics operates out of Hong Kong and does not
    offer UK warranties. All warranties are offered only by Simply
    Electronics and require the unit to be returned to Hong Kong.

    The company has a very poor reputation on consumer rating sites.

    However, I believe that you can buy from Simply Electronics via
    Amazon.co.uk and their reputation on the Amazon site is significantly
    better. You still have the warranty problem, though.
     
    Bruce, Mar 17, 2010
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : Dave S wrote:
    :
    : > I agree with the need for optical viewfinder, having started my digital
    : > photography with a Canon G3, and thinking I could use the tilt/swivel
    : > all the time, and then discovering that bright cloudy days made the LCD
    : > unusable.
    :
    : This is true, but I still love that tilt/swivel LCD. So glad they
    : brought it back on the G series after decontenting it for while.
    :
    : > I now use a Canon SD700 IS as my 'little' camera.
    : > On a recent trip, I discovered that there exists at least one small
    : > camera that has an advantage in low light.
    : > We were at the Arizona Opry, and enjoying the Sonny & Cher emulators. I
    : > got a very dark view, but the lady ahead of me with the Sony got a nice
    : > bright view in her viewfinder. Sorry I don't know the specific model.
    :
    : I don't mind the LCD in low light, it's usable at least. It's in really
    : bright light that it's indispensable. A bright sunny day on the snow
    : trying to take a photo of Half Dome with the sun behind me, and the LCD
    : is useless. I suppose it would be possible to carry around one of those
    : little pop-up LCD shades for situations like this, but sticking on
    : add-on kludge devices to try and fix a problem that shouldn't be a
    : problem is not something I favor. Well I suppose loading CHDK into the
    : camera is also using an add-on to fix things that shouldn't have been
    : left out in the first place, but at least it doesn't require more
    : hardware bits.

    If you were going to do a photo shoot in the Yosemite Valley, why would you
    not bring your SLR? Remember that the OP's requirement is for an extremely
    portable camera for grabshooting, not for a camera to compete with his SLR.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Mar 19, 2010
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    SMS Guest

    I was not in Yosemite Valley. I XC skied 11 miles along Glacier Point
    Road from Badger Pass to Glacier Point (then 11 miles back). No way I
    was going to carry my D-SLR for that trip.

    In bright light, with no need for super long zooms or super wide
    telephoto, the P&S was fine, especially because of the optical viewfinder.
     
    SMS, Mar 19, 2010
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    SMS Guest

    Alan Browne wrote:

    No soldiers. Maybe they are there on the weekdays rather than the weekends.

    There is no hunting in Yosemite, though apparently the park service is
    no longer allowed to forbid guns in the park.
     
    SMS, Mar 19, 2010
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    LOL! Guest

    Or maybe it's because the psychotic SMS pretend-photographer role-playing
    Troll makes up everything in every post he's ever made? Go ahead, ask him
    to post some of his own photography, see what happens. He'll find a way to
    pretend to have kill-filed you too.

    Have you NEVER read this outlandish story of his?

    <http://www.wifi-forum.com/wf/showpost.php?p=448381&postcount=101>


    LOL!
     
    LOL!, Mar 19, 2010
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    SMS Guest

    Savageduck wrote:

    Pretty far from Yosemite actually. A good place for training in the
    winter since 108 is closed and very few people are in that area. 108
    isn't even widely used in the summer. I've bicycle toured in that area
    and it's great (other than the steepness) because of the light traffic
    (and almost no RVs). 120 is a zoo in the summer.

    In any case, I'm not carrying a D-SLR with me when I'm skiing or
    cycling. At least not until someone comes up with something smaller. Too
    bad Micro 4:3 did not go anywhere, but it's still early and Canon and
    Nikon may eventually come up with a more compact system without all the
    issues of Micro 4:3. Thing is, in good lighting a higher end P&S can
    often provide excellent results if you're doing mostly landscape shots,
    not action shots, and if you don't need super long zooms so the value of
    something like Micro 4:3 is questionable. In less than perfect lighting,
    when you also need super wide angle or super long zooms, 4:3 isn't going
    to help you much and you have to have real D-SLR to obtain satisfactory
    results. I went to my son's band concert on Wednesday and he hates for
    me to be taking pictures of him, but I got some great shots with the
    100-300 USM (160-480 equivalent) and the 550EX flash, while those with
    P&S cameras got essentially nothing because of the poor lighting and
    their inadequate flashes. They probably could have done okay with a
    super-zoom P&S that had a flash shoe so they could use an external
    flash, but by the time you spend that much money you may as well get a
    D-SLR.
     
    SMS, Mar 19, 2010
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    Doug Payne Guest

    So if I give you a latitude and a longitude that I got from my GPS it's
    not GPS data? Don't be so silly there, pedantic Pete.
     
    Doug Payne, Mar 19, 2010
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Oh they're allowed all right. Yosemite goes by California state law.
     
    Ray Fischer, Mar 20, 2010
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    While backpacking I was once on a high(ish) point overlooking a lake
    in the wilderness area north of Yosemite. Imagine my surprise when I
    look out over the far end of the lake and see a jet fighter coming towards
    me in silence. Roughly at eye level.

    Made quite a racket going by, though.
    It's not so bad in the summer, aside from the altitude and rocks and
    scarcity of water.
     
    Ray Fischer, Mar 20, 2010
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    J. Clarke Guest

    And if you go to jail it will be a Federal prison, which means that you
    serve your full sentence.
     
    J. Clarke, Mar 20, 2010
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    Would "lon/lat from my GPS" be acceptable to you?

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Mar 20, 2010
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    Chris H Guest

    That is so wild it has to be true.

    Can any one verify it? Or conclusively prove it is wrong?
     
    Chris H, Mar 20, 2010
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    LOL! Guest

    Prove it to yourself. Try to find any other instance or references to that
    story, or anything else like it by any reputable resource online, other
    than what SMS invented. He even put up a web-page about it on another free
    web-page site that he tells everyone to go to, as proof of what he claimed.

    It's what he does. Uses the internet like an author of fiction. In these
    newsgroups he pretends he's a photographer (as do many other role-play
    gamer fucks here), and all of you idiots fall for it, lock stock, and
    barrel. Like his always claiming having authored a lot of information for
    the CHDK site. He's not added ONE word there. 100% proved by the traceable
    and verifiable edit-history of that whole site. He's lost in some imaginary
    delusion of what reality is all about. Probably stuck in a wheelchair in
    his mommy's basement and can't even hold a camera. Using Google-Earth and
    other references to invent all his stories that he posts.

    Then you all wonder why I laugh at all of you so much. For not being able
    to see right through his bullshit. You're just as ignorant and delusional
    as he is if you can't see it.

    LOL!!!!!!!!
     
    LOL!, Mar 20, 2010
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    Chris H Guest

    However there are many things like this that happen and don't get on the
    web.
    I asked if any one can verify or discredit the story. You have done
    neither.

    It must be possible for some to go there and find out definitively. One
    way or the other.
     
    Chris H, Mar 20, 2010
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  15. Firstly that's not good enough because it doesn't specify which kind
    of geographic coordinates. Secondly it can be useful to know that they
    were readings from a GPS unit rather than for example eyeballing a map
    or googling a database.
     
    Chris Malcolm, Mar 20, 2010
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    ken d Guest

    That's a violation of the US Constitution. There is nothing about keeping
    your firearms in a locked container in the Constitution. You have the RIGHT
    to BEAR arms ANYWHERE within the borders of the USA. NO state law can ever
    contradict that, no matter how they want to dress it up or cry to the
    contrary. Putting a gun in a locked box is not bearing it. If anyone wants
    to contest me on this issue I'll be happy to show them my Constitutional
    Rights with my gun, law enforcement or otherwise. I suggest you study the
    state laws of Montana where they understand and try to protect the
    Constitution, unlike all the other states and politicians who cave to the
    popularity of the most insecure and frightened while undermining the
    Constitution. They should all be shot for treason.
     
    ken d, Mar 20, 2010
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Don't feed the trolls.
     
    Ray Fischer, Mar 20, 2010
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    J. Clarke Guest

    Somebody needs to hire Alan a hooker or hand him an armed grenade.
    Attempting to reason with him seems pointless.
     
    J. Clarke, Mar 20, 2010
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    No it isn't.
    Don't start.
    And so another gun cultist insists that people have the right to own
    nuclear weapons and ground-to-air missiles.
     
    Ray Fischer, Mar 20, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    try carrying a gun into an airport or courtroom.
     
    Guest, Mar 20, 2010
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