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base_nine

Lives in United States Central MN, MN, United States
Joined on Jul 27, 2005

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  • I still have and use my Canon Rebel (300D), though it is no longer my primary DSLR. I have gotten rid of the original kit lens and it most often has the 50mm f/1.8 or 18-135mm zoom. It has become...
  • Yes, you do have to be careful at the beach.  Here's what I do: 1. I only take one lens with me so I am not tempted to change lenses at the beach 2. I put my camera in a big ziplock bag and seal...
  • For starters, try the Camera Feature Search here on...
  • If you are looking at the technical specs on these three, then it is a no-brainer - the 70D is the best of the three.  It has the fast focusing from the 7D, the newer Digic-5 processor and the...
  • Hi Victoria, Yes - they are definitely trying to upsell you. There is no way you need to spend anything like that sort of money for an SD card. SD cards come in different Classes. Class 6 has a...
  • May I ask if you have to have a dSLR? The whole point of this type of camera is to have the ability to change lenses while taking good quality photographs. For your application, you need the high...
  • The Compatibility Mode from the drop down only toggles the Mode On or Off. Instead, try doing SHIFT+F12.  This will bring up a separate menu at the bottom of the window.  One of the options is...
  • Try asking in the "Printers and Printing" forum. You may get a better response http://www.dpreview.com/forums/1003
  • Yep - State Farm again. I have my cameras and lenses as well as other expensive items in the house as part of our home owners insurance.
  • It looks like Nikon took out a patent to do exactly that: http://nikonrumors.com/2012/12/17/nikon-patents-a-digital-back-for-35mm-film-slr-cameras.aspx/ Whether it will actually be made into a...
  • I know the Digic 5 is newer and supposed to be better, but when I compared images from my niece's 650D/T4i vs. my 60D, I really could not see a difference.  I saw this video on Youtube and if you...
  • As you have found out, there are indeed two versions of this lens.  I got the original version as the kit lens with my 60D.  The newer STM version, I believe comes as the kit lens with the 650D and...
  • Taking photos of brick walls or graduations on a ruler give you great information about the sharpness of the lens.  However, I also recommend some real world use cases.  What is the intended use of...
  • Mimi, It really depends on your level of expertise.  The kit lenses offer pretty good quality for a low price.  Since it is typically part of a bundle, you get a good deal buying one of these. If...
  • Caitlin, I sympathize with your situation - my son has been diagnosed with autism recently.  I wish you the best in the future. On the camera question, there is no shame in keeping it in Auto...
  • I have not used them so have no personal experience. However, I've seen Lens Rental mentioned a lot here and in other forums http://www.lensrentals.com/ And yes - they do rent camera bodies.
  • The question should be, which one do you prefer? Hold these cameras and try them out.  Which one is more comfortable in your hands.  When you  hold them up to eye level which one is easier to...
  • See this other thread that will also answer your question: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51171696
  • Replied in Used lenses?
    YuriS has written in far better detail than I could about what I'm looking for in the test photos.  Thank you to YuriS
  • Replied in Used lenses?
    Chris, Like many people here, I would happily buy used lenses.  But here are some of my rules: I never buy from ebay or any on-line site I need to be able to examine the lens for scratches or...
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