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Old 21st January 2010, 00:08   #2836
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These days when I am out with the camera, I don't even pull it out unless I have composed the shot in my mind and liked it. As a result I shoot lot less these days.
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These days when I am out with the camera, I don't even pull it out unless I have composed the shot in my mind and liked it. As a result I shoot lot less these days.
Exactly, before one pulls out the camera, shot should be made in the mind
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Old 21st January 2010, 06:55   #2838
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I completely buy that, Over the last few months, the number of shots i click has diminished quite a lot. But every day the camera is with me, where ever i go!
This quality check definitely makes one think before you click, reminiscent of the film days. Or should I say plate days!
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I am looking for a decent 58mm circular polarising filter. Request the gurus here for any suggestion/leads from their experience.

Budget: upto 65-70$ USD
Lens: Canon 18-55 IS, 55-250 IS & 50mm 1.8
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This quality check definitely makes one think before you click, reminiscent of the film days. Or should I say plate days!
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Oh, it most defnitely does. When you start attaching so much effort to that one shot (open the bag, pull the camera, turn it on, remove the cap, make the settings....and the reverse process), you will be really careful about composing it first. In film days you had to think of the film cost and battery cost, that made most people careful.

But the current ability to re-charge the camera every day (that too in car), and gigantic CF cards that can hold 10,000+ shots, many people use their camera like a Gatling gun. When you shoot with a Gatling gun, one doesn't aim, you just pick a direction and sweep with a pressed trigger. That way one will never develop any sense of composition.
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I agree that one has to make the picture in one's mind before pulling out camera and clicking. But sometimes you may miss that timely click by the time you pull out the camera and make it ready for the shot - applies only to sometypes of pictures.

Sometimes I keep the camera turned on and keep in in hand so a click can be made almost instantly. DLSRs doesn't consume much power in that state anyway - I can keep it overnight like that and it just goes to some kind of sleep state. A focusing touch on the click button and it's back.


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Shutter is hardly significant these days. I have yet to see any non-pro hitting shutter life who bought the body brand new, bodies get sold way before that. Shutter count was significant earlier since at 1/4000 shutter speed, shutter blades experience more than 1000G force during starting and stopping. But shutter mechanisms have come a long way.

I got a D3 sitting here like a paper weight with shutter count less than 4000.
@it_inspector: I think shutter curtain is still exposed to some good amount of G forces even during a normal click for exposures in the wehereabouts of 1/60s etc.

Here's a super slow motion video of D3's shutter release for an exposure of 1/62 seconds. The time shutter takes to open up and close are really very less compared to the overall exposure time. The calculated speed of shutter during opening and closing reaches 30Kmph(!) during the travel.

Jeffrey Friedl’s Blog Nikon D3 Shutter Release in Super Slow Motion

So, a rough calculation of the G Force

travel distance = 24mm (full frame) + some more = 26mm
time taken for travel = 3 milli seconds.
Max speed shutter curtain reaches = 8.7 meters/second

So, the acceleration it is subject to = 2900 m/s2
So, the G Force is 2900 / 9.8 (1G) = 296 G =~ 300G

I guess the shutter travels slightly at a greater speed than this during a 1/4000 exposure (or will it?). So the G forces may be higher. But still, 300G s is something.

And, the G forces it experiences when the travel stops will still be higher than this figure for sure because the time it takes to come to a stop is less.

It was nice to brush up some school physics.

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I am looking for a decent 58mm circular polarising filter. Request the gurus here for any suggestion/leads from their experience.

Budget: upto 65-70$ USD
Lens: Canon 18-55 IS, 55-250 IS & 50mm 1.8
Body: 450D
Cokin A series:
CPL filter
Filer mount
Adapter ring one in 58mm and another in 52mm

With this kit you wil be able to share the CPL filter between all three lenses you have. Will cost $67USD.

A164 Cokin Circular Polarizer Filter Series A
BA400 Cokin Blister Pack A - Filter Holder & Instruction Book for Cokin A system (A system works w/36mm-62mm filter sizes)
A452 Cokin Series A 52mm Lens Adaptor Ring.
A458 Cokin Series A 58mm Lens Adaptor Ring.
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These days when I am out with the camera, I don't even pull it out unless I have composed the shot in my mind
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And 8000 is nothing, i knocked 10K in less than 3 months
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Exactly, before one pulls out the camera, shot should be made in the mind
10K shots in 3 months. There must be a lot you like.

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(open the bag, pull the camera, turn it on, remove the cap, make the settings....and the reverse process).
1. I carry a sling-backpack bag (Kata 3N130 - which I had waited for the 3N1-33) so camera removal is pretty fast.

2. For quick and dirty shooting I'd leave the camera in Av or P mode.

3. I carry a SLR only when I intend to use it. School plays (where lighting is too tricky for P&S) or School sports when the action needs fast shutter respoonse etc..my "always with me" camera is a Canon S90.
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1. I carry a sling-backpack bag (Kata 3N130 - which I had waited for the 3N1-33) so camera removal is pretty fast.
This is an awesome bag. I bought the smaller version recently, 3N1 20. Really nice bag.

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10K shots in 3 months. There must be a lot you like.
I shoot for studio's, MOS, DJ's and do other misc shoots. An average shoot take anywhere between 100-500 shots in a Day, DJ's shoots can go anywhere between 100-1000 per day, MOS and related concerts can take upto 1500 shots in one night. Other shoots involve company asset portfolio's and some side stuff.

Sports shooters at cricket matches setup 3x D3's or 3x 1Dmk3 to get a continuous burst of 30fps. Not for a movie but to get perfect shot of a golfer, cricket bowling or batting or a baseball player or goal keeper. Usually each hit means 30 frames down at minimum.

In the end anyone making money from the camera doesnt care about frame rate since its all claimable on tax in the terms of depreciation and company expenditure. Backup bodies get fired off till buffers fill so they can be also claimed for depreciation.

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Exactly, before one pulls out the camera, shot should be made in the mind
I wish I had a USB plug-in option back of my head, brain is having the largest collection of beautiful shots. How many times I wished if I was carrying the camera with me !!! We are not even able to capture 1/1000th of beautiful things we see in daily life.
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I am looking for a decent 58mm circular polarising filter. Request the gurus here for any suggestion/leads from their experience.

Budget: upto 65-70$ USD
Lens: Canon 18-55 IS, 55-250 IS & 50mm 1.8
Body: 450D
I recently got Hoya Pro1 Digital, from ebay , at 42$, 52mm
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I bought the smaller version recently, 3N1 20. Really nice bag.
It carries a lot. Mine carries a 40D with BG2EN and 17-55 attached, 70-200/2.8, 420EX flash unit, 100/2, 28/1.8, 50/1.4, 14/2.8 or 16-35/2.8, hoods for all lenses, in the main section.

The top section has a Canon HF10 video camera, a Canon S90, Epson P5000 (80GB) hard disk, chargers for the S90 and HF10, and manuals.

One side pocket carries 10 charged AA batteries, 4 BP511A batteries, the other pocket carries SD and CF memory cards.

If I omit the 70-200 and rearrage things I can stuff a small netbook in.

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Anyone has bought lenses from US ? I am checking Nikon 35mm 1.8G AF-S, but many do not ship to India, some do but its close to $60, no clue about the duty when it comes here. I have had a bad experience getting some supplement powders last year (costed 3k duty alone). Which online sellers do you guys recommend ? Any other alternatives to get the same here ?
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Anyone has bought lenses from US ? I am checking Nikon 35mm 1.8G AF-S, but many do not ship to India, some do but its close to $60, no clue about the duty when it comes here. I have had a bad experience getting some supplement powders last year (costed 3k duty alone). Which online sellers do you guys recommend ? Any other alternatives to get the same here ?
shaju there are power sellers on ebay who ship to India, but you would need to pay the duty for it. I recently picked up a Tokina 12-24mm from a reputed seller abroad and it costed me only 22k including the duty+shipping.

Some sellers even agree on marking the item as a GIFT PACKAGE so that you wouldn't end up paying duty.

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