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Old 12th June 2008, 22:00   #2476
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Isn't M really overhyped? I used M regularly until the oldman pushed me into A. Now there is only one situation where I use M, that is when I use spot-metering. I can still use A with AE-Lock and EC, but I am more comfortable using M with spot-metering. Habit, I guess.

KB, if you are focusing on photography, why are downloading 40D tutorials? Forget the equipment, focus on the techniques.
Samurai, i was also using M as i thought that any photographer aspiring to become a professional should use manual.

But after my first meeting with old man, i too changed to Av. From that day, i mostly use Av with Ec in most of the cases, unless i deliberately want to achieve something very different exposure.
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Old 13th June 2008, 01:13   #2477
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Pz recommend AA rechargable batteries along with charger and Sd storage card 4gb or 8gb with aprox Price.
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I use Av/Tv most of the time. However I do switch to M when light is poor or when I believe there is significant chance of the camera metering incorrectly.
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Default HyperDrive - Standalone Photo Data Storage

Is anyone here using HyperDrive or any clone of the same? For those who don't know, This is basically an HDD enclosure made by HyperDrive which can read various card format (Including CF, SD & MMC) without the need of a computer. Yes, plug it, transfer it & reuse the card. I am interesting in buying one ever since I picked up my digi but not sure how effective they are.

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Of course, EPSON P 3000/5000 are also there for complete photo solutions but I believe that HyperDrive just does the job instead of getting into fancy usage.

B31B187002 Epson P-5000 Photoviewer, Portable 80 GB Multimedia Storage & Viewer with USB 2.0 Interface & 4" LCD

Them Clones

Amazon.com: Digital Foci Photo Safe 80GB Digital Picture Storage: Electronics

Amazon.com: Sas 2.5 Hard Disk Enclosure With 9-In-1 Card Reader Writer Ide Usb2.0: Electronics

PS : I also came through Wolverine products, but saw bad reviews and hence not in the list.
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Old 13th June 2008, 09:39   #2480
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Hi Guys,

Was planning to buy a Digital Handy Cam and wanted your suggestions on which brand/model to buy. I am a absolute novice when it comes to the same and this will be my 1st Handycam. My current camera is a Sony DSC-P100.

The Handycam will be purchased in Dubai by a relative and hand carried. Was suggested a Sony DCRSR46E which has the following features and costs US555/-

Jumbo Electronics Company - the largest distributor of consumer electronics and technology products in United Arab Emirates

SONY HANDYCAM
Model : DCRSR46E

40 GB Hard Disk Drive
HYBRID
1/8" CCD
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
40x Optical/2000x Digital Zoom


Is this good or can anyone suggest me a better brand model in a price range of max US600/-

Please advise fast as he will be leaving in approx 2 weeks for India.

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Old 13th June 2008, 10:01   #2481
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These are the the hardware tutorials - shows me how to change the settings etc. Here is the first part of a 11 part series.
Attend a weekend photography class. Try this one, it is happening pretty soon. The Jungle Look/info/resources/photography-workshop
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Looks like a good workshop. Does anyone know about similar workshops in Mumbai?
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I made something like hyperdrive buy buying a casing with USB master and plonking a seagate HDD in it.
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Isn't M really overhyped? I used M regularly until the oldman pushed me into A.
I am used to M.

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Hi Guys,

Was planning to buy a Digital Handy Cam
SONY HANDYCAM
Model : DCRSR46E

40 GB Hard Disk Drive
Viper why buy a camera with moving parts. Today there are plenty of choices of handycams that use memory chips. My fav is the canon HF10.
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Attend a weekend photography class. Try this one, it is happening pretty soon. The Jungle Look/info/resources/photography-workshop
Sudhir Shivarams class - yes had this marked down as one of my options (from the Bangalore photography forum)

Any reviews on this one?.. or any other?
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Putting up this question again, can't help it, it kinda got lost in between discussions:
Need serious advice on deciding between two lenses for my S3 IS:

Marumi 2X -> Rs 3500 (People's camera Fort, in stock)
Sony DH1758 -> Rs 10,000 (Warden Rd. Will have to be ordered on paying intitial depost)

1. Anyone ever used "Marumi" ??

2. Have called up a lot of stores and the above two seem the only ones to carry lenses for S3 Type cameras, most others have them for SLR's. Does anyone know other Stores where such lenses are sold??

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for what camera? can you please post in detail. BTW have you tried jjmehta.
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for what camera? can you please post in detail. BTW have you tried jjmehta.
Alec, it's a Canon S3 IS as I've mentioned above (it's not an SLR). No, haven't tried JJ Mehta, just looked him up though, will check if he's got it. Doesn't seem like though since his website only has SLR lenses. The problem in ordering Sony DH1758 is that I have to pay up even before I can get to touch the product, I'm not comfortable with that, could be an issue if it's damaged for some reason. Marumi -> I'm scared to buy coz I've never heard of this company.
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Alec, it's a Canon S3 IS as I've mentioned above (it's not an SLR). No, haven't tried JJ Mehta, just looked him up though, will check if he's got it. Doesn't seem like though since his website only has SLR lenses. The problem in ordering Sony DH1758 is that I have to pay up even before I can get to touch the product, I'm not comfortable with that, could be an issue if it's damaged for some reason. Marumi -> I'm scared to buy coz I've never heard of this company.
check this link JJMEHTA.COM PRICELIST Page

he lists them right at the bottom of the page - Marumi for 3500/- and a local made one for 500/-
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Nice to see a top photographer using the same camera as mine.

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