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abysmal
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« on: May 12, 2005, 10:21:02 PM »

So, any digital photo buffs out there?

For months now I have been vasilating over which new camera to get.
Today my new Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT arrived.

Haven't had the chance to do anything with it yet, as the battery is in the charger.

But I am jazzed to have what appears to be such a nice high resolution camera in my hands...
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2LT Christopher M. Parrett
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2005, 10:29:46 PM »

that's a GREAT camera.  I've got the 10D, the next step for me would be the 1D Mark II, but that's a little bit more than I can afford right now. :-D

I use it for weddings and such.  www.whatevah.com/composite.jpg

my best advice: Read the manual.  :-D   That's the first thing I do when I get a new camera.  I can't remember if the Rebel XT has custom functions or not, but check the manual for them... they are extra settings to help you out with some stuff.

As for shooting settings, you'll probably want to add a little extra sharpening and saturation to the images in the camera to give the more "punch".  You'll get beautiful pics even if you use the "Normal" compression instead of "Fine".  Plus, it saves a lot of space on the memory cards.  I carry 1.5GB of memory with me. I don't use RAW, so I don't need tons of memory. I'll probably pick up another 1GB card, though.
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Jerry Horn
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abysmal
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2005, 12:16:38 AM »

Mostly i bought the camera to take photos of the boats we build.
The lighting here in the desert can be a bear and the other cameras I have just don't do much justice under the circumstances.
So i was hoping this would fill the bill a bit better.

Wanted to get one of the new Canon 20D.
But I could not justify the cost of it, no matter how nice it might be.

Everything I have heard about the XT has been good, and the price was right for the functionality, so I took the plundge.

As for the manual, the darn thing is ponderous!

The battery light is GREEN now, so its time to plug it in and see what happens!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2005, 12:32:14 AM »

Quote from: abysmal
The battery light is GREEN now, so its time to plug it in and see what happens!!

Can't wait to see some examples!   :)
 
Remember you can always post any nice CAP photos you snap in our new photo section:  www.CAPTalk.net/photos
 
Congrats on the nice, new camera!
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2005, 11:16:12 AM »

I have a really nice digital camera!  Canon Powershot A70  ::)

It works though, and I can take about forty-five minutes of video with my memory card.
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2005, 12:28:18 PM »

THe fact that it WORKS is by far and away the MOST important thing!!

I am out on E-bay bidding on some accessories right now.
Trying to buy a 2GB Flash Card for the monster.
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abysmal
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2005, 12:28:57 PM »

Quote from: abysmal
The battery light is GREEN now, so its time to plug it in and see what happens!!

Can't wait to see some examples!   :)
 
Remember you can always post any nice CAP photos you snap in our new photo section:  www.CAPTalk.net/photos
 
Congrats on the nice, new camera!

Ya, I saw that new section the other day.
Will try to see what I can get taken next monday and contribute to the cause.
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2LT Christopher M. Parrett
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abysmal
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2005, 07:43:38 PM »

Just got the new camera in the mail.

WOW...

What a peice of gear this thing is.
With a resolution of 3456 x 2304 the photos are simply STUNNING.

I have a 24inch Sony GDM monitor that pumps out some very respectable numbers, and they still look just gorgious!

So far I am just delighted with this camera.
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2005, 09:24:45 PM »

Just got the new camera in the mail.

WOW...

What a peice of gear this thing is.
With a resolution of 3456 x 2304 the photos are simply STUNNING.

I have a 24inch Sony GDM monitor that pumps out some very respectable numbers, and they still look just gorgious!

So far I am just delighted with this camera.


Awesome!  I am jealous of both your camera and your monitor!  ;)
 
Can't wait to see some of your handi-work in our photos section.  I'm sure that you'll be able to capture some great shots with that camera!
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abysmal
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2005, 09:32:53 PM »

I will be taking it Monday night to shoot photos of all the cadets to upload for their ES cards.

Would love to shoot some video of them in formation so all of them can see what they look like from the front.
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2LT Christopher M. Parrett
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2005, 01:18:46 AM »

Hi!

I also have a 10D, got it back in December.  I used it this weekend and was going to post some CAP pics, but the Airplane area wouldn't let me. Can you fix? Or tell me what I'm doing wrong!

I have lots of pics of our cadets, airplanes, the CAP balloons I fly, encampment etc..


that's a GREAT camera.  I've got the 10D, the next step for me would be the 1D Mark II, but that's a little bit more than I can afford right now. :-D

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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2005, 01:54:03 AM »

I also have a 10D, got it back in December.  I used it this weekend and was going to post some CAP pics, but the Airplane area wouldn't let me. Can you fix? Or tell me what I'm doing wrong!
well, goto http://captalk.net/photos/upload.php

pick the files to upload (since you only one post, you can only add a total of 1MB worth of pics, so keep them small), and click on Continue.  Now, you can choose where to place the pics on the site.

edit: it works now
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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2005, 11:12:43 AM »

Hi!


I think your co-pilot was at SLS this weekend.
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2005, 04:14:21 AM »

No that was ME!! AND my co-pilot, though he only flies metal things.. I fly metal AND cloth..

Martin
DVT Sqn. 302
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abysmal
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2005, 12:59:22 PM »

No that was ME!! AND my co-pilot, though he only flies metal things.. I fly metal AND cloth..

Martin
DVT Sqn. 302

Well then, WELCOME TO THE BOARD!!
Always nice to have someone new here.

Hope you find this place just as valuable and usefull as I have.

And at some point it would be fun to get some of our cadets up in your balloon if that is a possibility..
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2005, 09:35:58 PM »

Mostly i bought the camera to take photos of the boats we build.


Boats?  What kind of boats?
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1st Lt Chris Moore
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« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2005, 12:49:39 AM »

Boats?  What kind of boats?

This is how I support my CAP activities....

www.dtmb.biz
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« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2005, 03:19:23 PM »

they have water in Arizona?  ;D
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Jerry Horn
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« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2005, 05:01:26 PM »

they have water in Arizona?  ;D

Only in SMALL quantities and all of it is IMPORTED from Utah and Colorado !
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« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2005, 01:29:22 AM »


This is how I support my CAP activities....

www.dtmb.biz

Wow.  Opposite end of the spectrum from my boats.


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« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2005, 09:58:10 AM »

Nice 'yak... Do you build to sell some, or are they just for your own use?
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Mike Johnston
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« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2005, 02:59:46 PM »




Wow.  Opposite end of the spectrum from my boats.

Looks like what your building is more like ART than boats.
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