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    Unsharp with good bokeh, no doubt for me. You...

    Unsharp with good bokeh, no doubt for me.
    You can quick and easily sharpen in post-processing, whereas changing the background is surely more painful.

    Bye,
    Luca
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    Have a look at Swiss prices: they are lower; VAT...

    Have a look at Swiss prices: they are lower; VAT is very low (7.5%) and we have a strong Euro now.
    Taking all this together you could save something.
    You just need to be careful about import taxes,...
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    I am not sure I agree. Keeping in mind that I...

    I am not sure I agree.
    Keeping in mind that I have a fujiS602, a camera from 2002 whose noise performance is probably not in line with today's standard, many of my shots are marred by noise...
  4. Thread: K10D REview

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    I agree but only to a point. I did see some...

    I agree but only to a point.
    I did see some rather bad pictures on the issue and I can see myself getting into the problem from time to time, if needing to lift some shadows in postprocessing.

    I...
  5. Thread: K10D REview

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    I, instead, would love to hear some opinion on...

    I, instead, would love to hear some opinion on the vertical noise pattern which is so much talked about on other forums yet not mentioned in reviews.

    Thanks,
    Luca
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    I live in Monza now, just moved back from...

    I live in Monza now, just moved back from California. I'll be surely happy to meet.

    F1 are most impressive at this track due to their accelleration/braking, but the track itself is nothing...
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    OK, I'll upload them later (can't now). Monza is...

    OK, I'll upload them later (can't now).
    Monza is not the best track for photography, though, especially in a rather dull, damp day like last week. Mostly panning.

    EDIT: adding images

    Just a...
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    What about shots from above looking into the...

    What about shots from above looking into the cockpit? I am sure you have the reach and possibly the opportunity to go for that.

    I never liked "tilted" shots, instead, but I know I am rather alone...
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    Keep in mind that 125mm is definetely not enough...

    Keep in mind that 125mm is definetely not enough for motorsport, expecially from the stands.
    I have 300mm (35mm equivalent), track access and often feel that it's not enough.

    Bye,
    Luca
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    Have a look here ...

    Have a look here

    http://www.photoxels.com/article-image-stabilization.html


    it's a rather basic article on stabilization and ISO issues.

    Bye,
    Luca
  11. It's not really my sport but nice pictures. ...

    It's not really my sport but nice pictures.

    What lens and settings (ISO, aperture) did you use for the pictures?
    Where they post-processed in any way?

    Thanks,
    Luca
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    If you had two identical cameras at the same...

    If you had two identical cameras at the same price, one with 8 and one with 10Mp, you would go for 10Mp.

    The point is, though, how much more would you pay this identical camera just to add 2Mp...
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    I am no expert on dsrl but somebody else in your...

    I am no expert on dsrl but somebody else in your situation.
    Differences between XT and XTi (from dpreview).

    - 10mp instead of 8.
    I, too, woudln't base my choice of this little difference

    -...
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    WB is a pain, yes. I always try hard to...

    WB is a pain, yes.
    I always try hard to manually set it on something but I almost never manage to at the track.
    It's not that I can put a grey card next to the camera if I am in the shade and the...
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    I will surely not go for a 1000$ lens, at least...

    I will surely not go for a 1000$ lens, at least not for the near future.

    I hope it is appropriate to post images in a thread like this: here are a few examples of what is required for car shots,...
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    Why do you think so? I read that standard...

    Why do you think so? I read that standard portrait lens are around 110mm (35mm equivalent) but I didn't think that there was anything wrong with a longer lens.
    Doesn't it have to do with not wanting...
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    Still here, thanks, and with a much better idea...

    Still here, thanks, and with a much better idea of what I should be spending.
    Now it's just a matter of getting the right price at the right time.

    Eventually I will want a telephoto (300mm...
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    I understand that, but at the same time I don't...

    I understand that, but at the same time I don't think that including exposure bracketing, for instance, would be that expensive.

    I might very well be wrong and in any case it's just for the sake...
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    There are threads of big praise for a...

    There are threads of big praise for a quantaray/tamron in another forum.



    I was thinking at the D50, infact, and wrote "not d40" :)
    I really don't like the idea of having new cameras removing...
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    The card reader was probably worth mentioning in...

    The card reader was probably worth mentioning in the review on this site. I had not thought about it at all and it makes quite a difference in the decision.


    I have yet to read in details about...
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    Maybe I am missing something. I was under the...

    Maybe I am missing something.
    I was under the assumption that the usb2 support referred to the speed it can transfer data to the pc at.
    My current camera is usb1 and it takes about 10minutes to...
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    Thanks for all the useful answers. A couple...

    Thanks for all the useful answers.


    A couple of quick examples on the "price issue"

    http://www.ritzcamera.com/product/251662540.htm

    The above is
    Quantaray 70-210 mm f/4.0-5.6 Manual Focus...
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    Well, if you drag me into a body discussion ......

    Well, if you drag me into a body discussion ... ;)

    Here are the main issues I can remember without reading the details.

    Pentax
    Pro: Stabilization (it would probably work for me, I am not...
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    I meant that I need a smaller dof (blurred...

    I meant that I need a smaller dof (blurred background). Sorry for my misuse of "shallow" :)



    That would be the subject of a different thread :)
    It's going to be either a nikon D50, canon Rebel...
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    Compact to DSRL: lenses

    I am reading a lot about dsrl in general and lenses in particular but there is something that really confuses me, and I suspect many others: how much shall I expect to spend on lenses?

    You can...
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