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Old 9th February 2010, 13:06   #3106
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Tanveer,

That's frankly a no-changer. I've shot 8k images with my SLR and not even one video. Yes it is important, but its not that big a step that it'll move mass volumes. Some special enthusiasts - yes!
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Old 9th February 2010, 13:08   #3107
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I have not yet learned how to use the liveview on my E-3. So much for that feature.
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How does DOF preview work? I tried it on my T1i, but can't make out a difference through the view finder...
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Old 9th February 2010, 15:13   #3109
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You should, unless your lens is wide open.
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Old 9th February 2010, 15:14   #3110
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At wide open, it will make not different, but with lens stopped down(to lets say F8) you will see viewfinder getting darker, and you will see what actually be in focus at that F-stop.
To see exactly how this works, put the 50mm 1.8 lens set to F8 and focus on close object(half click)
you will see background blurred, then press DOF preview button, and you will see viewfinder getting dark, and background more in focus!
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Old 9th February 2010, 15:56   #3111
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The entry level Sony A100 had the DOF preview feature but they didn't carry that feature to the newer models... Don't know why.

Yea if you are using the max aperture to shoot it makes no difference as the lens is always wide open while mounted..
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Old 9th February 2010, 17:05   #3112
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I have not yet learned how to use the liveview on my E-3. So much for that feature.
Live-view makes little sense without a tilting or rotating LCD screen.

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Navin, I've zeroed on Nikon 50mm f/1.8 D, undecided on Nikon 50mm f/1.4 G and exploring 17-55 from Nikon, Sigma & Tamron.
I have not had good experience with Tamron (70-300 was much slower than it's Nikon counterpart) or Sigma (30/1.4 had soft focus) however if Tokina might be an option (really wish they had HSM versions of their ATX-Pro lenses).

The 50/1.8 is supposed to be a nice lens (not used it) but the 35/2 might offer you a more useable range on a APS-C sensor and can be supplemented by a 85/1.8 for potrait use (on either sensor).
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Old 9th February 2010, 18:33   #3113
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Navin, I've zeroed on Nikon 50mm f/1.8 D, undecided on Nikon 50mm f/1.4 G and exploring 17-55 from Nikon, Sigma & Tamron.

Your take?
The 50 1.8 is very very cheap so buy it no matter what. the 50 1.4 can then be avoided though I prefer my 50 1.4 over the 1.8. The 17-55 Nikon is the best always-on-the-camera lens that you can get for your D300 but its DX and I wouldn't be comfortable spending that kind of money on a DX lens, especially with the new Nikon 16-35 F4 launched recently at its price point. So better bet is to look out for a good sample of the Sigma or the Tamron 17-50 2.8 which is as good as the Nikon optically.
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Old 9th February 2010, 18:51   #3114
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The 50 1.8 is very very cheap so buy it no matter what.
It is cheap in price but not cheap in quality. It costs so less, since irrespective of brand, it is one lens which is sold most. Economy of scale at work.
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Default Canon-middle-east-unveils-the-next-generation EOS 1D Mark IV

Hello All,

Is this really next generation or are the gullible folk here being taken for a ride. Link to the news item is as bleow.

Canon Middle East Unveils The Next Generation of EOS 1D Mark IV | PC Magazine Middle and Near East

It talks about “Taking image quality and versatility to unprecedented levels, the EOS 1D Mark IV sets a new benchmark for action photography and will further strengthen Canon’s position as the camera of choice for professional photographers. The EOS 1D mark IV represents the culmination of more than 23 years of EOS development, and is a definitive moment in our company’s photographic history"

I had an invite to the do but as was travelling could not attend. Need to visit the store sometime and have a look at it about pricing etc

The attached photo was in the news item on the launch

The gurus - please post your views or experiences with this one if any

Thanks

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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Old 9th February 2010, 21:02   #3116
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Live-view makes little sense without a tilting or rotating LCD screen.
Navin, the E-3 has fully articulating LCD.
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You should, unless your lens is wide open.
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At wide open, it will make not different, but with lens stopped down(to lets say F8) you will see viewfinder getting darker, and you will see what actually be in focus at that F-stop.
To see exactly how this works, put the 50mm 1.8 lens set to F8 and focus on close object(half click)
you will see background blurred, then press DOF preview button, and you will see viewfinder getting dark, and background more in focus!
Thanks a ton Rudra & TSK. I was trying at F/1.8 on a 50 mm. Guess that is why - I was trying all these indoors - will give it a shot tomorrow during the day.
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Navin, the E-3 has fully articulating LCD.
I really wish my 40D had the same. It has Live view which is really not useful without a fully articulating LCD
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Old 10th February 2010, 12:53   #3119
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Nikon has recently launched two lenses that seem very exciting

http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Ni...d=afs1635mmfom

I've asked for the rates of this...If I manage to get this, then along with the 50mm 1.8 AFD my kit will be sort of complete.

and

http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Ni...cid=afs24mmfom

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Old 10th February 2010, 15:12   #3120
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Atlast I am successful in confirming the order of my Nikon 35mm 1.8G AF-S DX from bhphotovideo.com at $200, shipping (UPS worldwide saver) for $61. Hope to receive it maximum by weekend. Wish it saves me some duty money when it reaches. Somewhere I read 'low value' packs that are costing less than 10k not charged duty. I will have my personal input to that idea by this weekend.

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