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j Padraig moore 
Posted: 06-Oct-2005, 06:40 AM
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Wow! ohmy.gif

This is getting more serious than it really is. It is a choice - the wife has seen the results of some digital photography and was not impressed. This is not to say that "one day" we will not get a good digital system.
I appreciate the feed back from the two of you.

OR - do you print your own hard copies of your photographs (at home) or do you take them somewhere to get prints?
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Posted: 06-Oct-2005, 08:55 AM
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I used to, but even the so called Photo printers are sub par. I'm not sure how the dedicated 4X6 printers out there (Kodak dock, Canon SELPHY, etc) work. We have an Epson Photo Stylus 11x17 that cost us the large (drafters, so we needed the larger media), and a Lexmark Photo printer/fax/copy/scanner, but the images alwyas ended up grainier than we liked.

Turns out it has everything to do with the photo resolution (6.0mp+). I took my compact flash card in to wallmart, and used their Photo lab machine. The quality is second to none. I can't say that about my 3.2mp photos. No matter how good they look on your screen, they need to be higher than 6.0mp to look right on paper. I have no idea why this is, but it's been proven to me.

http://www.walmartphotocentre.ca/walmartca...popup_frame.jsp The prices are probably a bit better on your side. I've never checked out the US site.


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Posted: 06-Oct-2005, 02:30 PM
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I'm envious


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Posted: 06-Oct-2005, 03:03 PM
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QUOTE (Haldur @ 06-Oct-2005, 12:30 PM)
I'm envious

That's no way to be. tongue.gif



Actually, so was I, for far too long.
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Posted: 08-Jul-2006, 09:29 PM
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Wow! This thread is almost a year old and I am now just seeing it! OOPS!

OR, if you are still around, I am very envious of your camera! I want one of those Canon EOS Rebel SLR digitals SO BAD I can taste it! However, I can't convince hubby to spend the money. He surprised me with a digital camera two years ago. I had no idea he was going to do this and if I had known, I would have told him what I wanted. But bless his heart, he tried and I do have a very nice Fujifilm Finepix S3000 (that is now discontinued) that I use. However, like JP, I was a photography major in college as well and want more! This is a nice point and shoot, but I want a SLR digital, but hubby cannot justify spending $1200 on a camera and refuses to. Since I no longer work, it is not like I can go out and buy one anyway. So like JP says, all marriages are different.

I honestly think the digital is far better technology than the 35 mm realm, but to each his own. I love the aspect of knowing if I got the shot I wanted and how it looks immediately. If it didn't turn out, I can delete it! Eventually the 35 mm era is going to go out. I was told in the next 10 years film cameras will be obsolete.

Right now I would love to sell my 2 Canon AE-1 35 mm SLRs and lenses, etc. tions. Not that there is anything wrong with them, because there is not. It is just that I don't ever use them and want to use the money towards a Canon SLR digital. I am not sure the best way to go about selling this equipment with the exception of eBay. Anybody have any ideas?

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Posted: 13-Jul-2006, 10:35 AM
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You know Rose, I have twice in the past few months, almost made the purchase of a Canon Rebel EOS digital. Once on Amazon.com, where I found a body for $699. I already have a film Rebel EOS, so I don't need the lenses. Plus the $100 rebate Canon offers brought it down to $599 (plus shipping and tax). I actually ordered it but then canceled the order when some other financial issues came up over that weekend.
Just last weekend a local camera store is offering a 12-months same as cash deal on all digital cameras. I took the wife in to "look around" laugh.gif Unfortunately she still is not a fan of digital photography and was not pleased with my idea of purchasing the camera. argue.gif

So I am still "digital-less" I want that camera so bad I can taste it!!!

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Posted: 14-Jul-2006, 12:06 AM
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Oh gosh, JP! I hear you loud and clear. I want a Canon Rebel digital SLR camera so bad I can taste it as well. But I cannot convince my hubby that we need to buy one either...boo hoo! I guess I will have to wait till my Fugifilm digital goes kaput and requires more repairs than what it is worth before I *hopefully* get a new one....that being the Canon SLR dig camera. And even then, I don't know if he will go for it as we still have our Canon 35 mm camera(s) and thinks they are sufficient! Oh boo hoo hoo hoo hoo! One day for us, eh? unsure.gif crybaby.gif
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Posted: 31-Dec-2006, 07:56 PM
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Well my day finally came! I got my Canon Rebel EOS d-slr for Christmas! clap.gif What a really nice camera, but now I got learn how to use it! EEP! And it has a lot on there to learn. I only got the 8 mp one as I didn't feel I needed the 12 mp. Some people might argue, but it is not like I am planning to blow up images to poster size. wink.gif

JP, this is for you. Hope you see this. A guy in my re-enactment group is a pro photographer and he told me he has been buying all his equipment through buydig.com for years. I got a really good deal on this camera and that included the lens! Here's hoping your wife has since "sold out."
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Posted: 01-Jan-2007, 11:50 AM
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QUOTE (CelticRose @ 31-Dec-2006, 07:56 PM)
Well my day finally came! I got my Canon Rebel EOS d-slr for Christmas! clap.gif What a really nice camera, but now I got learn how to use it! EEP! And it has a lot on there to learn. I only got the 8 mp one as I didn't feel I needed the 12 mp. Some people might argue, but it is not like I am planning to blow up images to poster size. wink.gif


My dad has recently blown up some pictures he took with his 6 MP Cannon EOS digital SLR and ran them off on a 42" roll feed plotter. WOW! The image held together pretty well, and about the only major thing I saw hurting quality was the type of paper it was printed on that kindof hampered the color quality. I wish I could show you the print over the Internet. I was impressed!

Also, you ought to be able to pick up using that camera pretty quick. At least basic use anyway. I've been using my dad's to learn photography. Generally I only tend to use a couple of settings on the camera, myself. For automatic F-stop and aparture adjustments depending on the environment and subject. I've gotten more comfortable with manual focus too. My OVFF pics here on CRN were the first pics I took with it on my own. I'll need to see if I can find some of the ones that I took in Washington...

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Hey Rose that is great!!! thumbs_up.gif
I am really glad to hear that you got your camera! I can't wait to see your photos...soon I hope!

We still are not anywhere close to getting a good digital SLR system. It's really a matter of not having the money for it now. But someday!
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Posted: 02-Jan-2007, 01:02 PM
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Nice. I'm very glad for you, Rose. So, you have the same model I have then (8.1Mp). I'm sure you love it already. Like Aaed said, it's very user friendly on full auto. Point and shoot is better than most, and as your skill level increases, it will grow with you as you use more and more funcions.

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Hey thanks everyone! I am slowly but surely reading all the manuals and playing with my new d-slr. Mostly I just love looking at it right now...must be a female thing! laugh.gif Still can't believe I got it!

OR, you have the same camera? For some reason I had forgotten all about that. Looking forward to see some new photos on here from you! I am sure you have some awesome ones. How is being back in Nova Scotia? I bet awesome! how is little one?

JP, your day will come. A great opportunity came our way (won't go into detail on here) and that was the only reason why and how I got my camera. I hope and pray the same for you.

I was told I could get an adapter to use my old lenses with this new camera, but the guy at the camera shop (where I went only to buy minor accesories) told me no. That I would not get anywhere the camera's ability to perform that way and for $100.00 for an adapter, I should spend the extra $100 on a much nicer Canon lens. What do you guys think?

Aaediwen! Your father must be into photography big time! thanks so much!
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