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  1. Thread: Sharpening...

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    There's a pretty thorough discussion of...

    There's a pretty thorough discussion of sharpening techniques over in the General section of the forum here
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    Using a higher ISO will allow you to use a faster...

    Using a higher ISO will allow you to use a faster shutter speed while still getting sufficient light on the sensor. Higher shutter speeds can help eliminate the effect of camera shake.
  3. Thread: Search Captcha

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    Honestly, it's supposed to be hard to read. The...

    Honestly, it's supposed to be hard to read. The idea is to make it harder for bots to use image scanning algorithms to decipher the code thereby bypassing the security. In some cases they are too...
  4. Thread: Wowie-wow-wow!

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    People looking to hire at this price point are...

    People looking to hire at this price point are not likely to have the money to hire two photogs. I'd also argue that people looking to hire at that price point are unlikely to know what "good" gear...
  5. Thread: Search Captcha

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    I can't read that word on the left either, but...

    I can't read that word on the left either, but all you have to do is hit the little button that looks like two arrows and it will present you with a new pair. You should be able to do this as often...
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    Check the flash control setting to make sure you...

    Check the flash control setting to make sure you have the flash firing enabled? What mode are you using the camera in?
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    The lighting in the last shot is amazing. So...

    The lighting in the last shot is amazing. So warm. Your niece and her family are very fortunate to have you around. They will have some great memories to look back on.
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    Same here. I was getting ready to buy a 430EX...

    Same here. I was getting ready to buy a 430EX for my 40D. Perhaps the II version will be worth waiting for? Not much in the way of details.
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    Sticky: Here's another. 40D, 1/2000, F3.2, ISO 400...

    Here's another.

    40D, 1/2000, F3.2, ISO 400
    Lens: EF85mm f/1.8 USM
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    Sticky: Received my 40D a few weeks ago. I've been...

    Received my 40D a few weeks ago. I've been reading and learning, but I thought it was time I posted something. No PP. Just resized for posting.

    40D, 1/400, F4.0, ISO 400
    Lens: EF85mm f/1.8 USM
  11. Thread: Help!

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    If this is a one time need, perhaps you could...

    If this is a one time need, perhaps you could look into renting a lens? Never done it myself, but I've seen other people suggest this before.
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    Visual Reality, I seriously considered the...

    Visual Reality, I seriously considered the possibility of either waiting for the D90 or simply getting the D80 and upgrading later, but without any details and not really knowing when to expect it,...
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    Thanks Rooz. At the moment, I have the advantage...

    Thanks Rooz. At the moment, I have the advantage of not having to convince anyone else what I can spend money on, so I am willing to spend the money. I just did not want to spend foolishly. You...
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    Thanks. This is great feedback. The $1500...

    Thanks. This is great feedback. The $1500 figure was my initial ballpark figure, but it's not etched in stone. I can go higher if the justification is there, I just don't want to spend an obscene...
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    DSLR choices: Nikon D80, D300 or Canon 40D

    I've been mulling this over for weeks now. I'm not a professional, just an enthusiastic amateur looking to expand my skills. I currently use a Fuji S5200 P&S. It's a pretty good camera for it's...
  16. Thread: S9000/9500

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    With all due respect to timmciglobal, the...

    With all due respect to timmciglobal, the statement about out of focus images is not a fact. I spent months researching my camera purchase and one thing became very evident during all that time. ...
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    You might want to check out resellerratings.com. ...

    You might want to check out resellerratings.com. Also, watch out for the warranty offered on those cheaper sites. Make sure it is a manufacturers warranty and not a "US" warranty. A US warranty...
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    To follow up on my own question.... I wound up...

    To follow up on my own question....

    I wound up buying a Fuji S5200 from these folks. Fantasic customer service and they really know their stuff. They were extremely patient through in store...
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    I think your experience will greatly depend on...

    I think your experience will greatly depend on the knowlege of the staff. A shop run by actual photographers is going to be better than an electronics chain. I wound up buying my camera from a...
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    Thanks Balrog. For both the advice and the...

    Thanks Balrog. For both the advice and the validation that I am not a moron. :D I'll try these suggestions out.
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    S5200 settings for action photos?

    I am in the process of evaluating an S5200 so I am trying to take as many photos as I can in the typical situations I expect to use it. Let me be clear that I am am absolute neophite when it comes...
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    Both great tips for us newbies. And not limited...

    Both great tips for us newbies. And not limited to the S2 IS. This is great advice for any camera with manual adjustments.....
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    Wow. Nice photo. Sarah, I've read many of...

    Wow. Nice photo.

    Sarah,

    I've read many of the threads you responded to here and the Steve's Forums. Your wealth of experience and knowledge is simply astounding. I appreciate you taking the...
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    Thanks for the heads up. I'll track the post...

    Thanks for the heads up. I'll track the post down. I've seen Sarah post quite a bit on Steve's forum as well.
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    Just to be clear, I do realize there will be...

    Just to be clear, I do realize there will be noise, I guess I was hoping someone who has actually used a 5200 would chime in on their opinion of the level of noise and whether it is usable or not....
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