RichRMA: Use the longest lens you've got, unless you are shooting against a background for effect. To fill the frame with the moon (top to bottom) you need the equivalent of 2000mm on a FF Camera. So, 1000mm on a m4/3 and 1500mm on an APS. Meanwhile, after a few warm, sunny days, the outlook in the U.S. NE is rain/snow and 2 degrees for the eclipse!
Mt Palomar will let you digiscope for $5/hour.Pretty good deal.
MLWestphal: What a shame it will be cloudy in NJ.........
Will only be cloudy in districts that didn't vote for Christie.
But...will it take you to work if your car won't start?
Now I'm waiting for a newspaper issue with no text and no photos.Wait wait....I have one already.
I must be using my brain excessively when I read the FF vs M4/3 arguments because I often get a headache after.
No matter your level of integrity,it's very difficult to be thoroughly objective when money/your living is at stake.Best of luck.I very much like your site.
Awful camera,owes 2 stars!!;)
Depends who's driving.
davids8560: I ended up going with the RX100. My life changed a lot soon after buying it. Women paid more attention to me. The local paper did a full-page feature about me in the Sunday edition. The mayor started inviting me down to city hall for lunch every couple of weeks. People I'd had differences with in the past came to me and asked for forgiveness. It's been really great!
Davids-I bought one also and am now able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.Did you not get that power as well?
Wrong year but the Kodak Retinette 1A is my choice for camera of the year.Manual everything.Lean how to take photographs.Low res emphasis on composition+light.I love my OMD #10 art filter like a crutch.Happy New!
Unfortunately after a certain price point it's never the camera.Trying to buy your way to great images is futile.
As long as it takes 126 film it's a winner.I'd like to empty my freezer.
Barney-Save yourself a lot of time re arguments+next time issue a report on your favorite religion and why it is the only true religion.OY!
Barney-Did the Brits get as put out by the BBC scandal as much as they seem to be over your piece?Yikes!I thought you gents were more civil though it's prolly American and Aussies that are so excised over it.Thanks for your insightful,informative writing.
While we're(the readers) being silly,why not include a Kodak Instamatic for a then and now chapter?Barney,I hope you get paid by the word!Cheers
Best feature to add---creativity(on dial-choose 1 to 10)---with brain link.Lotsa great pix taken with box cameras.
ashwins: Very clear and informative article.
I used to concern myself with these rules in film days.Now I bracket,shoot multiple images with differing composition,and aspire to be an accidental artiste.Strength in numbers at no charge by digital.Wonderful!
The decisive moment occurs multiple times per time segment.Each beholder has an infinite set of moments and receptors.Tech has far to go to cover then all.Let the HDR roll.