jwilliams

jwilliams

Lives in United States Chesapeake, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Dec 10, 2000

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  • A touch screen is certainly something you can live without on a SLR, but is extremely useful on mirrorless cameras for focus point selection. If primarily using live view I would want a camera ...
  • The SL1 is one of the best crop cameras Canon has made IMHO. Just to put that statement in perspective I have had 20D, 60D and currently have the SL1 and a 6D. If you get the SL1 with its kit lens ...
  • i used to have the 17-55 and only got rid of it because I got a 6D and 24-70. I just got the 18-135 to go with a SL1 for a general purpose all in one type kit. The 17-55 is a superb lens. Image ...
  • I wouldn't expect any huge differences between the two. Same MP sensors. The Nikon has bigger but slightly older sensor. Given good lenses on both I would expect results for most uses to be ...
  • I agree that the 2 lenses I have, 18-55 and 22, are good quality and good values.  Problem is that if you are in the US they are the only lenses you have.  Yes, I am aware you can buy overseas. Eve ...
  • I see it as more than a minor annoyance.  You can always delete accidentally taken pictures later.  Much worse is the fact that it can change the camera settings and if you don't get everything ...
  • I just tried that and indeed you can focus on a small area. I still see one huge problem. After achieving focus you are now looking at a very small area of the scene. You can't see the whole scene ...
  • Yep.  Just got a Panasonic GM1. Amazing camera.  Fast AF that really works and you can pinpoint focus on a tiny area (as opposed to the huge blob of focus Canon gives you with no way to pinpoint ...
  • There is a possible simple fix for this.  You can set the screen to turn off after a set time (as little as 15 sec.).  The problem is the touch screen is still on!  If anything touches the screen ...
  • You might want to buy the inexpensive 10-18 Canon lens for your DSLR. Gets great reviews. About $250 with rebate going on now. A bit of a hassle to carry 2 cameras, but would given where you are ...
  • Ever think about getting a polarizer filter?  It cuts about a stop and a half of light and if you are shooting in bright light it will help tame reflections and darken skies if desired.  It would ...
  • At the print sizes you are talking about, any interchangable lens camera (and a most advanced P&S) will do well. You don't even really need fast lenses if the camera or lens has IS. You can print ...
  • "there's no way the 75 can outresolve the 40-150 beyond about 80mm or so" No way! Id take a shot with the 75 cropped over a shot from the 40-150 anyday.  At the 80-100mm or so range you are loosing ...
  • I usually use my 75 instead of the 40-150. You can crop the output of this lens a lot since it is so sharp. You may never match the total flexibility of having a 40-140 FL range, but for me ...
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    +1. Great deals to be had right now. About half the price or less of the other camera/lenses you listed. Very useful focal range. Compact so it is more likely to be carried with you. Should be ...
  • Since you already have the 55-250 I would find a high quality diopter to attach to the front of it. I'm not sure who currently make these. Nikon and Canon both used to make high quality diopters ...
  • The first camera I bought myself was the Canon T90 in the mid 80s. That was the first camera to usher in what I would consider modern camera design. It was a joy to hold. I think the design process ...
  • Created discussions Panasonic GM1 Questions
    Thinking about acquiring a GM1, but looking at the camera I can't see how you would zoom in/out on a photo to check focus etc.  I don't see any buttons labeled for this purpose.  Can you zoom on ...
  • I'm sure in that case a faster lens is quite useful.  I've never even been in a location I could shoot northern lights unfortunately.  Would love to see them.  Still your case isn't something that ...
  • I must admit I just don't understand the appeal of this lens (or most UWA fast lenses). For me at least, using a UWA lens is about getting everything in the frame in focus. Why you need f2.8 for ...
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