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Photograph and Camera talk
« on: February 24, 2010, 08:07:45 pm »
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in creating IronHeart Desktop
wallpapers.

I know we're all fans of IH on here, and i'm sure many would be interested in an IronHeart desktop wallpaper for your computer!

I'm intensely interested to know if anyone could take a high res picture of some IH's, in whichever artistic way you feel would look amazing on a fairly large computer screen.

I have a monitor that can handle 1920X1080 resolution pictures, and so far i haven't found any denim pictures with that res. Is it possible to take a picture with that resolution?


Thanks in advance!

-Simon

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 08:26:01 pm »
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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2010, 06:32:50 am »
Changed the title - so the thread will work for future questions regarding Cameras, lenses, pictures and what not
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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2010, 07:09:00 am »
Changed the title - so the thread will work for future questions regarding Cameras, lenses, pictures and what not

Good call Beatle. Always curious about what type of cameras everyone uses. I use a Kodak EasyShare M873.
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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2010, 07:40:53 am »
Mostly a Canon G9. DSLR is a KoMi Maxxum7D. SLR is a KoMi Maxxum7. This works great because the layout is practically the same so I don't have to switch the switches in my brain. I have a bunch of other cameras, among them a wonderful Rolleiflex 6008pro that I rarely ever use, which is a shame. The sound of that shutter is comparable to the ticking of a Swiss watch or the closing sound of an S-Class door. It's outright sexy. But the G9 is what I use almost daily.

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2010, 09:26:23 am »
I've got a Canon G10, which I absolutely love.  Bought it in Abu Dhabi on a stoper over to Japan about a year ago.  I now hanker after the G11 - such is life...G
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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2010, 01:36:48 pm »
I have a Canon Digital Rebel XTi (10.1 MP) outfit with all kinda lenses and powerful external flash. But I hanker after the latest model (mentioned in my "Things you Dream of..." thread) -- the Canon DSLR 15.1 MP T1i. Getting the 15.1 MP model is pretty unjustified for my needs but I want it anyway. I only lug this backpack full of gear around when I need stupendous, flawless photos -- so I take it when travelling. This was the equipment I used during last Christmas's London/Paris trip -- which produced professional quality photographs.

Day-to-day use (like for this forum), I use an 8-MP Sony dsc-f828 which I cannot rave enough about. It's a pseudo-DSLR, meaning, it's practically a DSLR...containing many of the same features as a DSLR but without the additional lenses.

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2010, 01:43:30 pm »
I use a Nikon D90 and I've only got one lense so far cause I'm a noob.
Hopefully some day I'm going to improve my photographing skills.

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2010, 09:41:32 am »
I've got a Canon G10, which I absolutely love.  Bought it in Abu Dhabi on a stoper over to Japan about a year ago.  I now hanker after the G11 - such is life...G
You are going to hate me but I am on the verge of getting the G11 this week before I head off to NY...  :P :P :P :P :P Cheapest Places to Cop???
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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2010, 09:43:28 am »
How cheap?...G
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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2010, 09:45:02 am »
Any cheaper than $449?
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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2010, 10:09:57 am »
Lando, if you have a frequent flyer membership or a credit card like Amex, most of these companies have so-called shopping portals. You go through their portal to participating dealers. BHPhoto and Adorama are usually in there. They have among the lowest prices. If the price matches your 449 buy it through the portal, you will get between 2x to 5x the FF points/miles. On such a big purchase that's totally worth the extra five minutes.

Personally, I will wait for the G12 for three reasons: My G9 still is in excellent shape and does great deeds, I want more zoom range than what the G11 offers (otherwise it's close to perfect), 12 is my fav number.

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2010, 10:16:35 am »
Till - Thanks for that. I will most definitely use the one of the mention services. G12 come out in August? Yeah I just need to step it up ASAP! The SD680 is just not cutting it and I have not yet felt the need to go to DSLR but this seems like a good natural progression for myself at this time. And I do have access to the Nikon D80 whenever I want. Cheers
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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2010, 10:24:27 am »
I've always fancied one of these.
just wear - don´t compare - what matters is that one loves what one is wearing...

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2010, 08:45:24 pm »
Lando, I'm not sure when the G12 will come out. I mean they just started the G11 last August, or was it only in OCtober? I don't recall. It did take them around a year, maybe a bit longer, to go from G9 to G10, and about the same time to go from there to G11. I suspect that they are going to give us a better zoom range and HD video for the G12. I sure hope they keep the swivel screen. If they don't do that, I will snap up a G11 asap.

I am a big defender of a wide angle geared lens rather than a long tele lens for this kind of cam. However, I think if you do that you need to go 24mm not 28 as Canon did. And 140mm in the tele is just quite short. I've used the 200mm tele on my G9 quite often; more often than I thought I'd use it. And when I use it, I find myself sliding into the digital zoom quite often, too.

So, yeah, if you can hold out another half a year or so, the SD680 is not a bad camera, really.

Also, for the shopping portals. This is only worth it IF you do get the same price as elsewhere. You must always calculate that 1 point/FF mile is worth 1 cent. E.g. a $100 gift card will cost you 10,000 points. So say you buy the camera through the portal. The portal price is $500. The free market price is $450. That's a difference of $50 thus 5000 points. Even with the most generous portal scheme you won't be able to get that difference back in points. In that case, buy free market.

Same with airline tickets. A domestic flight is usually 25,000 miles. If the flight booked and paid online is cheaper than $250, book it yourself and pay for it. If it would cost more than $250, use your miles to maximize the value of your miles. This can work especially well for international tickets that are usually 50k miles but usually also more expensive than $500.

Sorry for the OT in camera talk.

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