Michael Fryd

Michael Fryd

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Jul 28, 2002

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  • I don't recommend the 75-300. Not a great lens, and the focus mechanism isn't great for video. I think you would be better off with Costco's bundle of the SL1, 18-55 STM, and 55-250 STM for $649.99. ...
  • While he may not need an external Mic. I think it will make a noticeable difference. With the built-in mic he will likely get good sound.  With an external mic he should be able to get excellent sound.
  • Before you spend a lot of time and effort on wireless systems, you may want to look at other options. It sounds like your goal is to eliminate wires on the floor. You've been looking at solutions ...
  • This is a beginners forum, and sometimes we see questions that are based on bad assumptions. The OP has an old Canon DSLR that has died. I read the question as what camera should she get given her ...
  • Buff's battery packs are not compatible with any monolight. Not all monolights are compatible with affordable battery/inverter systems. A typical monolight will have a peak draw of around 1,800W, ...
  • If you going to look at the DXOmark tests, you probably should include the Canon 100D/SL1 in the comparison.   You might find the results interesting.
  • Lack of these buttons is only an issue if you need those buttons. Depending on shooting style, the buttons may be a big help, or may make no difference. My point was that the lack of buttons is ...
  • I assume your grandparents will be sitting down, and the camera in a fixed position shooting them. The key here is that once you set focus, it won't change throughout the shoot.    Just about any ...
  • The cost of the lens is not as important as the cost of the repair you hope to prevent. Let's assume replacing a front element is a $300 repair.  Let's further assume that one in 10 people who ...
  • Most manufacturers provide more or better functionality in their higher priced cameras. When deciding on a camera one has to find the right compromise of features vs. price. The Canon SL1 has the ...
  • As a general rule, the bigger the sensor, the better the quality.  As a general rule, the buying public thinks "megapixels" is a measure of quality.   Thus the general public believes that a 40 ...
  • My suggestion is: Keep your 55-250 lens. Upgrade to a Canon SL1 body. If budget is a concern, then get it with the bundled 18-55 lens. If you can spend more, get the 18-135 STM lens. The body-only ...
  • You bring up some interesting points. Realistically, all digital cameras represent a compromise of quality vs. convenience.   If Quality was our only concern, we would be shooting film with an 8 by ...
  • iPhones win when it comes to convenience.  it seems to be the most popular camera at the moment.  You can't beat them for their small size, and most people are already carrying their phone with ...
  • Autopoles are expensive for a more permanent installation.    For hanging a background, you only need the top of the autopole, not the entire length.   The trick is to hang a short pipe off the ...
  • Depends on what's underneath the paper.   If it's carpet, then yes, you will have a problem. If it's a solid floor, the paper probably won't shred, but will get footprints if feet/shoes are not ...
  • Newer lenses have better coatings, exotic elements, better optical formulas, better technology, and benefit from better manufacturing techniques.   There are some amazing lenses available today.   ...
  • The EF-S lenses are the rough equivalent to the Nikon DX lenses. The Nikon DX lenses have a smaller image circle which results in significant vignetting when mounted on a full frame camera. The ...
  • Congratulations on your new camera. Your choice of gear is dependent on your style of shooting.  Your 28-300 zoom covers the 50mm of your prime lens.  The prime is likely higher quality, and opens ...
  • Canon does not have this issue.  In 1987 Canon abandoned their mechanical FD mount and switched to an all electronic EOS-EF mount. Every Canon EOS-EF lens will work on any Canon EOS SLR or DSLR. ...
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